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Idlwilde Inn
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nestled high above the bustle of the town, guests are treated like family! Rooms impeccably decorated & maintained, a peaceful porch with a beautiful view of the lake and a delicious, made from scratch breakfast, never the same two days in a row! Thank you John & Maria for all the labors of love you put in to make your guests feel like they are home!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Marcus D, Owner at Idlwilde Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Idlwilde is under new ownership, and we can't wait to have you back for another visit! As of November, Elin and Marcus have been working non-stop to make the Idlwilde Inn into their new home and business. With so much to build on thanks to the previous owners, we feel there's nothing but upside as we work to make every aspect of your stay with us pleasant, enjoyable and rejuvenating. So please, give us the chance to provide you with a wonderful stay in this gorge-ous locale!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My partner and I decided to take a last minute trip to upstate New York. The Farm Sanctuary was our first stop and most of the nearby hotels were booked, but we found a vacancy here.The inn is a gorgeous Victorian mansion, which the owners have decorated beautifully. It is also within walking distance to all the restaurants and shops in Watkins Glen.
We stayed overnight in room nine and the price was reasonable, considering breakfast was included. The room was very comfortable with a large closet and a beautiful view.
What impressed me most was how accomodating Maria was to our vegan dietary needs. She presented us with an incredible breakfast of french toast, fresh fruit, and a muffin. She also had soy milk available to go with the coffee (also delicious). She even shared some of her recipes with me when I commented how much I enjoyed the food.
I would highly recommend the Idlwilde Inn, especially for a couple's getaway.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Marcus D, Owner at Idlwilde Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Idlwilde is under new ownership, and we can't wait to have you back for another visit! As of November, Elin and Marcus have been working non-stop to make the Idlwilde Inn into their new home and business. With so much to build on thanks to the previous owners, we feel there's nothing but upside as we work to make every aspect of your stay with us pleasant, enjoyable and rejuvenating. So please, give us the chance to provide you with a wonderful stay in this gorge-ous locale!

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful house in wonderful gardens, very close to Lake Seneca. House is beautifully kept, everything is immaculate and so peaceful. Owners were very welcoming, helpful with local details and freshly cooked breakfasts which were delicious. Room was large and comfortable, small criticism would be the bed was a little passed it's best and the bathroom fixings a little tired (no real extras liked toiletries or hairdryer that I could locate so bring your own) but all very clean. The rules about not eating or drinking except on the porch seem a little unnecessary but perhaps they have had bad experiences previously, clear that they want to keep the place to highest standards and overall was a lovely stay which I would definitely recommend.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Marcus D, Owner at Idlwilde Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Idlwilde is under new ownership, and we can't wait to have you back for another visit! As of November, Elin and Marcus have been working non-stop to make the Idlwilde Inn into their new home and business. With so much to build on thanks to the previous owners, we feel there's nothing but upside as we work to make every aspect of your stay with us pleasant, enjoyable and rejuvenating. So please, give us the chance to provide you with a wonderful stay in this gorge-ous locale!

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

If you are looking for a gorgeous, romantic and pampering bed and breakfast in Watkins Glen, Idlwilde Inn IS sooooo the place to stay! We had a breathe taking and sweeping view of Lake Seneca from our suite and private deck! The grounds are gorgeous and so relaxing, plenty of comfy places to sit and soak in the fresh air and soft sunshine! Their morning breakfast is soooooo divine and special! You feel pampered beyond measure! The marina is just down the hill and makes for a very romantic stroll during evening hours! Watkins Glen State Park is just a couple miles down the road from the Inn and it's the reason we came in the first place! A total "must experience" for sure!!! Gorgeous beyond measure! You'll just love it!! There's also several nice shops and restaurants by the marina making the Watkins Glen area a fabulous destination for all!!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Marcus D, Owner at Idlwilde Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Idlwilde is under new ownership, and we can't wait to have you back for another visit! As of November, Elin and Marcus have been working non-stop to make the Idlwilde Inn into their new home and business. With so much to build on thanks to the previous owners, we feel there's nothing but upside as we work to make every aspect of your stay with us pleasant, enjoyable and rejuvenating. So please, give us the chance to provide you with a wonderful stay in this gorge-ous locale!

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a great B & B in a beautiful part of New York State. From the moment we arrived, Maria made us feel very welcome. Each evening she asked us about our day and gave suggestions on activities for the following day. She recommended a great drive up the lake to the Windmill market - what a fun market with lots of crafts and food. The B & B has two great sitting areas with comfy chairs where we could spend some relaxation time. We had a delicious breakfast each morning in a beautiful dining room. The front porch was a great place to sit and have a glass of wine after a strenuous walk to Watkins Glen State Park. If you go there, be sure to ask Maria for the shortcut into the park (within walking distance of the B & B). The B & B is very convenient to the town and the local wineries. I would highly recommend staying here and hope to do so again sometime soon.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Marcus D, Owner at Idlwilde Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Idlwilde is under new ownership, and we can't wait to have you back for another visit! As of November, Elin and Marcus have been working non-stop to make the Idlwilde Inn into their new home and business. With so much to build on thanks to the previous owners, we feel there's nothing but upside as we work to make every aspect of your stay with us pleasant, enjoyable and rejuvenating. So please, give us the chance to provide you with a wonderful stay in this gorge-ous locale!

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