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Springs Retreat Cabin Rental

Springs Retreat is a two-story cabin that is surrounded by woods and wildlife. This escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life is conveniently located less than three miles from Watkins Glen International and the Watkins Glen gorge. Springs Retreat makes a great end to a day on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. The cabin, the only building on a 12 acre wooded lot, is landscaped with hosta, myrtle, and other shade-tolerant plants and shrubbery. There is a garden pond, a flowing bird bath, and a fountain… all in view of the two comfortable chairs on the front porch. The cabin is constructed in an open style and is suited best to couples or small families looking to get away for a week or weekend to spend quality time with each other and their surroundings. Wildlife such as white-tail deer, turkey, grouse, rabbits, chipmunks, and song birds are common visitors to the peaceful landscape.

$175 per night
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Cozy Lakeside Cabins on Seneca Lake #1

Scenic views of the Finger Lakes are a best kept vacation secret and the Spur provides you with a perfect setting to enjoy a couples getaway on the East side of Seneca Lake. Cozy, private cabins with one bedroom & bathroom are tucked away on a quiet road, just a few miles from wineries, breweries and waterfalls. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and lake side fun with kayaks, paddle boards, dock for lounging and campfire pits. 2 night stay for weekends. Two adults only per cabin.

$183 per night
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Catharine Cottages (#1 Seneca)

The cottages are delightful with luxury inside and nature outside. They comfortably sleep 2 - 4 with 2 double beds in one large room. Each cottage has a mini fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker with coffee/tea supplied. We offer a breakfast basket with premium oatmeal, muffins, local cheese & jam, and fruit. Outside there is a covered porch with rockers and a picnic table with a private fire pit and charcoal grill. We supply firewood ($4 a bucket) and charcoal (free).

$165 per night

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Cottages near Watkins Glen

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Waneta Lakeside Cottage
$295 per night
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Riesling Retreat - Waterfront Cottage, Lamoka Lake
$210 per night
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Sundeck 2 Bedroom Cottage with Lake View
$298 per night
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Sunset Shores for a reason!
$459 per night
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The Blue Goose Cottage on Seneca Wine Trail
$204 per night
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Sunny Maple at Keuka Made! Lakefront 3BR, 2BA, A/C
$276 per night
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Peaceful Cove Waneta Lakeside Cottage
$235 per night
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Experience Minka Life: Simple is good.
$196 per night
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Seneca Sunset Couples Cottage
$364 per night
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Winery Cabin - Relax on the Ridge
$185 per night
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Slalom Run (Lakefront Cottage)
$365 per night
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The Rhodie House
$293 per night

Vacation rentals near Watkins Glen

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Boat House/Fish Room-Seneca Canal,Watkins Glen
$99 per night
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2nd-floor studio w/Seneca Lake views, spacious deck, full kitchen, gas grill
$201 per night
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Boat House/Wheel Room -Seneca Canal Watkins GlenNY
$114 per night
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"Sunrise Over Seneca Guesthouse-Privacy w/ a View"
$219 per night
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Bayside Bungalow
$98 per night
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Private Lakefront Apartment on Seneca Wine Trail
$190 per night
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Unique tiny house on small working farm
$149 per night
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Tree-Lined Studio in the Heart of the Finger Lakes
$103 per night
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1875 Schoolhouse with Stunning Views & Modern Vibe
$270 per night
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Elegant Historic Flat Iron Building Apt. 1
$230 per night
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Summer-Villa
$100 per night
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Watkins Glen ranch home with views of Seneca Lake
$250 per night

Your guide to Watkins Glen

Welcome to Watkins Glen

Cradled on the southern shore of Seneca Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes, Watkins Glen is home to both high-speed thrills and leisurely paced wonders. The Schuyler County city is known for its great outdoors, with dramatic cascades dancing over deep gorges in its parks. It also has an unrivaled agricultural scene, with apple farms, creameries, and plenty of wineries. But its moniker is perhaps best known as the one of the country’s great raceways — after all, American road racing started early here, and a love for cars still fuels the area’s need for speed.


How do I get around Watkins Glen?

For those flying in, Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM) is less than 30 minutes’ drive from the south and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) is about 45 minutes east, while more options are available at Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC), 90 minutes from the northwest, and Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), an hour and forty minutes to the northeast. Though rideshare services are available from the airports, they’re not as plentiful as in urban areas. Long-distance bus service runs to Corning and Ithaca, each a half-hour away. Driving in may be the best bet, with the journeys from New York City and Philadelphia each clocking in at about four and a half hours.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Watkins Glen?

Whether you’re looking to rev up your engines or bask among the new blooms, spring is a delightful time to stay in one of the area’s vacation rentals even though evenings can get cold and there’s often a fair chance of rain. Opening Weekend at The Glen in April officially kicks off the racing season. By the time temperatures warm up for summer, the festivals also crank into gear, with the Waterfront Festival in June, the Finger Lakes Wine Festival and the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival in July, and the Grand Prix Festival in September. The changing of the leaves’ colors ushers in crisp air along with fall fun, including the Falls Harvest Festival and the Finger Lakes Beer Festival. Just because the cold and snow come for winter doesn’t mean the celebrations have to end, so December hosts the Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s Deck the Halls Weekend and Village Christmas, complete with a candy-themed parade.


What are the top things to do in Watkins Glen?

Watkins Glen International

Known in the area as simply the Glen, the road racing track has been part of the Watkins Glen identity since 1948. The 3.45-mile Grand Prix track hosts the auto races it’s known for and also plenty of festivals throughout the year. On certain weekends, you may even be able to take your own vehicle onto the track as part of the Drive the Glen experience. Racing enthusiasts should also make a pit stop at the International Motor Racing Research Center in town.

Watkins Glen State Park

Gorges, waterfalls, and trails, oh my! A two-mile hike through the New York state park involves ascending 800 stone steps, but it’s well worth it to follow the 19 waterfalls along the route. The area is also primed for biking, snowshoeing, and swimming.

Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center

Just five minutes down Route 14 in Montour Falls are two buildings preserved by the Schuyler County Historical Society. As the oldest brick structure in the county, built in 1828, the Brick Tavern Museum showcases historic musical instruments, toys, and artifacts. Next door, the Wickham Rural Life Center shows what farm life was like between 1875 and 1925.