Once a home to the Clute family, the Idlwilde Inn still has the charm of those that lived before us in this mansion. All of our lovely rooms offer exceptional lodging in Watkins Glen, NY. The owner’s suite (room 6) boasts two decorative fireplaces and ample sitting areas, both inside and out. Adjacent to the suite is the nanny’s room where kids could be cared for close to the parent’s retreat. And as only seen on many of your favorite PBS specials, rooms 3, 4 and 5 were the servants quarters and reflect the shape and style of accommodations for those that did most of the heavy lifting for a mansion of this size and stature. The servant’s quarters includes a hidden back staircase that will take you straight to the back hall and close to the coffee line. In the last twenty years the third floor playroom was converted to four guest rooms with spectacular views of the town and Seneca Lake. The suite in room 10 has a turret room and funky door frames to work together with the slope of the ceiling. Create the perfect romantic Finger Lakes getaway by adding a package or special to your stay.
|Room 1||Two||Queen||Private bath w/ shower||First floor, garden view||$165||Check Rates|
|Room 2||Two||Queen||Private bath||First floor, garden view||$165||Check Rates|
|Room 3||Two||Double||Shared bath||Second floor, garden view||$125||Check Rates|
|Room 4||Two||Double||Shared bath||Second floor, back woods view||$125||Check Rates|
|Room 5||Four||King||Private bath w/ tub and shower||Second floor, sitting room, pullout couch, back woods & gazebo view||$215||Check Rates|
|Room 6||Three||King||Private bath w/ shower||Second floor, two decorative fireplaces, sitting room, private porches, lake view||$295||Check Rates|
|Room 7||Three||Queen||Private bath on main hall||Second floor, decorative fireplace, sitting area, lake view||$185||Check Rates|
|Room 8||Three||Queen||Private bath w/ tub and shower||Second floor, sitting area, lake and garden views||$195||Check Rates|
|Room 9||Two||King||Private bath w/ rain shower||Second floor, garden and lake views||$195||Check Rates|
|Room 10||Three||Queen||Private bath||Third floor, sitting room, private deck, lake view||$265||Check Rates|
|Room 11||Two||Queen||Shared bath||Third floor, decorative fireplace, lake view||$145||Check Rates|
|Room 12||Two||Double||Shared bath||Third floor, window seat, lake view||$125||Check Rates|
|Room 14||Two||King||Private bath||Third floor, sitting area, window seat, garden and lake views||$195||Check Rates|
|Room 15||Two||Queen||Private bath||Second floor, dog friendly, sitting area, window seats||$185||Check Rates|
|Room 16||Four||King||Private bath||Second floor, dog friendly, pullout couch, Juliet balcony, lake & property views||$275||Check Rates|
Reservations are advised. At the time of your reservation, we request a credit card to hold your stay and it will be confirmed with a 50% deposit for two nights and a 100% deposit for a one-night stay. Full payment is accepted at the time of departure. A two-night minimum is required for weekends in the spring/summer/fall, and a three-night minimum for special holidays and main events (the website will note special weekends requiring a three-night minimum)
If your plans change after your reservation is made, a cancellation notice must be received within 15 days of your scheduled arrival. Your deposit will be refunded with the 15-day notice. A 30-day notice is required for group reservations of 3 rooms or more. Should notice be less than that, we will make every attempt to rebook your room. If we are unable to do so, a one-night stay will be billed to your credit card. We accept all major credit cards, cash, and check. Charges are posted as JMCN, LLC.
Room rates are based on double occupancy, an additional $50 will be charged for each additional guest in select rooms.
Check-In & Hours
For travel planning, check in time is usually between 3:00PM and 7:00PM. If you will be arriving outside the stated check-in times, the courtesy of a phone call is appreciated for alternate arrangements. Check out time is by 11:00AM. Please note that early check in will be subject to a $25 fee.
Breakfast is served daily in the dining room from 8 AM to 9 AM.
The first floor of the Idlwilde Inn is handicapped accessible, advance notice is required as the ramp is portable, and we want to be prepared and allow for your easy access.
Our Inn and surrounding property is a non-smoking space and no open flames are allowed. Due to the historical and architectural nature of the inn, we welcome children over the age of 12. Though no pets are allowed in the main mansion (except Stella,) we do offer a dog-friendly environment in the Carriage House.