Happy couple enjoy a autumn hike in upstate NY

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

Groom carrying bride away in a field at Idlwilde Inn

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

Idlwilde Inn

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

Bar sculpted from ice

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

Winter Schedule at Idlwilde

It’s been an amazing 2021 in Watkins Glen, and we thank all of our fascinating and varied guests for visiting. It would have been nothing without you… literally! As we take our cold weather break, the Inn will be closed from Thanksgiving through February… Can’t wait for March!

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