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The Perfect Spring Break Getaway in the Finger Lakes

Escape to serene surroundings in upstate New York and enjoy a spring break getaway in the Finger Lakes that’s unlike any other. Nestled in the beautiful countryside, Idlwilde Inn has everything you need to have an incredible stay here in Watkins Glen. Immerse yourself in timeless ambiance and explore charming small towns, unparalleled natural beauty, … Read More

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The Top 5 Watkins Glen Wineries

Savor regional favorites with a Watkins Glen winery getaway near Idlwilde Inn and sample the best of what our lovely wine area has to offer. To help you get started on your tasting tour, we’ve put together a list of our five favorite Watkins Glen wineries, all within a 20-minute drive from the inn! That … Read More

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Top Watkins Glen Attractions

Take a relaxing getaway from The Big Apple and enjoy a peaceful stay at Idlwilde Inn, your premier vacation destination for the Finger Lakes region. We are conveniently located near some of the best Watkins Glen attractions, and offer comfy accommodations for restful nights. There is so much to do here, and we can help … Read More

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Our Favorite Fall Activities in the Finger Lakes

Have you heard the good news for autumnal enthusiasts? Fall lasts a little longer here in the Finger Lakes region! That means you have more time to get away and enjoy an enchanting fall stay in New York. September, October, and November are all wonderful times of the year to take a break from your … Read More

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Top 10 Spring Activities in The Finger Lakes

Treat yourselves to a New York getaway this season! With winter no longer forcing a retreat indoors, the warmer weather offers possibilities and the chance to indulge in outdoor activities once again, and there’s no better place to do so than the Finger Lakes region. Join us at Idlwilde Inn, situated amongst the lakes and … Read More

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A Romantic Honeymoon in the Finger Lakes

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! If you’re looking for the perfect destination to celebrate the start of your lives together, look no further than a honeymoon in the Finger Lakes at Idlwilde Inn. Our charming and historic Inn sets the stage for romance and relaxation, while our quaint lakeside location offers fun activities, access to … Read More

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The New Idlwilde Inn

We bought this wonderful Inn in November and, since it hadn’t been open in the winter for the past twenty years, we chose to announce ourselves as open for business, expecting a slow winter, allowing us to settle into our new roles as innkeepers. Appropriately, we had our first guests on New Year’s Eve, and … Read More

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Ice Wine Festival

If you’re planning to attend the Watkins Glen Ice Bar, you can skate down the hill right to the door! The downside is, you’ll have to take off your skates to come back up the hill, but we can always bring down your shoes for you. They use over 25,000 pounds of ice, carved into … Read More