MADISON GUEST HOUSE: MODERN, SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS-DOWNTOWN WATKINS GLEN

Travis Durfee

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MADISON GUEST HOUSE: MODERN, SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS-DOWNTOWN WATKINS GLEN

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5 Beds, 3 Baths, Sleeps 17

Our modern, spacious accommodations include hardwood floors, central air, and all the comforts of home. The completely furnished guest house offers a variety of accommodations and can sleep up to 17. Our guest house has other suites available. A note to travelers with mobility concerns: several steps lead up to the house from the street. Please contact us for details.

Suites at the Madison Guest House include multiple baths, full kitchens, dining and living areas, as well as private porches with BBQ grills. All are yours to enjoy in complete privacy. Guests are offered a continental breakfast with specialty breads and muffins or bagels and fruit, juice, coffee and tea. Bottled home-brewed beer from the owner's kettle is available upon request!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Travis Durfee (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Travis Durfee

I am an author-educator who lives in the Finger Lakes Region raising my beautiful children with an even more beautiful wife. We live minutes from the Guest House and I teach in Watkins Glen. We take pride in our property and are responsive to any of our renters' needs as we try to accommodate the space and privacy our clients seek on getaways. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. All of our properties are fully furnished and have all the amenities of home. Stay awhile, won't you?

Travis Durfee purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

The Guest House is a great big space for family and friends reunions in the heart of the Finger Lakes. We can sleep 17 with great privacy on a quiet one-way street. Multiple bathrooms and all the comforts of home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I will try to sum this up: quiet, clean, full kitchen, BBQ on patio, 2 bathrooms..yes 2 bathrooms!!!, too many TV channels to watch and get this- full size laundry machines!!! Oh and I forgot, in the middle of Watkins Glen... All restaurants within short walk... the Glen itself is about a 2.5 minute walk. Owner answers the phone every time on first few rings... I have stayed here a few times so this is why I know this to be true. I could go on... coffee machine..microwave...full size fridge... starting to get the picture??? My Fiance Irina loves it here too!!! For us, this is the only place to stay in Watkins Glen...oh ps the racetrack is a short drive up the hill for you racers and fans alike... Enjoy!!!
Jan 2014
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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Madison Guest House: Modern, Spacious Accommodations-Downtown Watkins Glen
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
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Madison Guest House: Modern, Spacious Accommodations-Downtown Watkins Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p966870
+1 6073422704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
erie
3

Good Weekend Getaway for Adults and older children

  • 3 of 5
We rented this home (both sides) for our family vacation hoping to spend a week together with our children and grandchildren. There were 8 adults and 6 children under the age of 5 years. Pulling up to the front of the home and seeing 4 sets of steps going up to the house was a surprise to us as there were no pictures of stairs in the website photos. The advertisement of 2 decks with grills lead us also to believe there would be a yard for the children. The decks were small and narrow and the only yard was the front which was a steep hill leading to the road. The front porch was small with only 3 plastic chairs so we could not all sit outside together unless we sat on the steps or the front lawn which overlooked a vacant parking lot. The house was clean and we had plenty of sleeping area and room to sit and dine. The only access to each side was to go out onto the porch so it was difficult to always keep track of the children. This house would be nice for a short get together, however not ideal to rent for a week of family vacation. We ended up leaving early. The playgrounds and Clute Park were a short drive from the house. We liked that we could walk to the State Park and several restaurants. I would recommend this house for large groups of adults wanting to get together. I would not recommend it to a large family with small children who are looking for a week of spending time together as a family.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfying stay at the Guest House.

Many guests find the two separate suites favorable for accommodating groups with children. Using the two suite house, many of our guests designate a "quiet side" and a "noisy side", or a "kids side" and a "no-kid zone". We have hosted children's birthday parties and sleepovers for our own kids at the Guest House over the years. Sorry to hear that the house left you wanting on your family vacation.

There are steps leading to the house from the street below and I have revised our listing to make that more clear. Thank you for the feedback. It helps us connect the Guest House with guests.
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Madison Guest House: Modern, Spacious Accommodations-Downtown Watkins Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p966870
+1 6073422704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
Buffalo, NY
5

Wonderful mini-vacation in Watkins Glen

  • 5 of 5
The Madison Guest House was a great place to stay during our four day vacation in Watkins Glen. Our unit had three bedrooms and offered more than enough room for our family of six. The listing was very accurate and the property was clean and well maintained. Travis, the owner, was especially accommodating and gave us a personal walk through upon our arrival. He also stocked the kitchen with fresh fruit, milk, juice, english muffins which was great for a quick breakfast before exploring the area. The growler of locally brewed beer was a special treat! We would highly recommend this property to others visiting the area.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Madison Guest House: Modern, Spacious Accommodations-Downtown Watkins Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p966870
+1 6073422704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
4

Lovely home, spacious and close to town attraction

  • 4 of 5
Our family enjoyed the large half of the house, very spacious, clean and within walking distance to waterfront, water falls and cute town. Location convenient to wineries, cider distillers, cheese farms, the Eastern part of Finger Lakes. Manager was helpful in explaining house and town, and he filled the refrig full for breakfasts. Seneca Harbor Lake is awesome, and the desserts are top class and not to be missed.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Madison Guest House: Modern, Spacious Accommodations-Downtown Watkins Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p966870
+1 6073422704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
5

Wonderful 50th wedding anniversary family reunion

  • 5 of 5
To celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary we wanted a reunion with our children and grandchildren, all of whom do not live near us. What a wonderful time we all had at Madison House! Because there were 17 of us we used the entire house. Both refrigerators were stocked with fresh fruit and juice. On the counters we found fresh bagels and coffee. The house was very clean and near many great restaurants where we had our meals. We could also walk to the lake and the State Park. We couldn't have been more pleased with the house, location and especially the gracious hospitality of Travis and his wife. I would recommend Madison House and would be very happy to return there in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide the atmosphere and ambience we would want in a family gathering space, a home away from home. Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to host you for your 60th!
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Madison Guest House: Modern, Spacious Accommodations-Downtown Watkins Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p966870
+1 6073422704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
3

Travis, our review.

  • 3 of 5
With hopes this helps you:

Positives: Very Clean. Adequately furnished with suitable amenities.
Good customer service.

Negatives: Entirely TOO NOISY! Neighbors to left of house (as you view from
the street) were outside yelling, carrying on till 3am, Sunday morning.
Residents in attached duplex were loud on Friday night but to their
credit did come over and asked such, thereafter quieting, however
Saturday night it resumed again.

Based upon the above we could NOT recommend this lodging to a friend or relative.

Again, with hopes this helps your future lodgings,

Lou and Joyce Fratangelo
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate this feedback and apologize for a less than comfortable stay. We strive to provide convenient, comfortable and clean accommodations so that you can tucker yourself out enjoying the beautiful Watkins Glen area by day and come home to relax and unwind peacefully by night. That this was not the case for you folks, we are truly sorry.
We have never been informed of noise problems with any of the neighbors; if only we had been made aware there was a problem, we would have moved immediately to address the issue.
To future guests: we would like to assure you that we are available to assist you with any issues you might encounter while staying at our guesthouse. We live nearby and are available to our guests 24 hours a day via phone call, text message, or email.
Again, Lou and Joyce, we apologize for your troubles. We thank you for staying with us!
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Madison Guest House: Modern, Spacious Accommodations-Downtown Watkins Glen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p966870
+1 6073422704
Watkins Glen Seneca Lake
5

Clean & cozy - close to Corning & Wine Country

Clean & cozy - close to Corning & Wine Country
  • 5 of 5
While there are more steps from the road to the front door than meet the eye in the photo, access was safe and easy with a hand rail at the ready. Everything is CLEAN. The LV offers ample seating; there's a fair size TV, a DVD, and a VHS player. The DR seats six with spare chairs for more. The kitchen is spacious and stocked with flatware, plates, cups, and glasses. Breakfast of juice and bagels were supplied; coffee and creamer were, too. Beds (made up with linens, blankets, and pillows) were comfortable; towels and washclothes were in both downstairs and upstairs bathrooms. This was a wonderful retreat for our ChickFest 2014! Thank you, Travis.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! We strive to offer a great space in the heart of the Finger Lakes for friend and family getaways. Stay with us again sometime?
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Elmira-Corning
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Captain Bill's
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Finger Lakes Railway
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-86
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Clute Park
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
...too many to list
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Watkins Glen Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
...again, too many to list
Car: recommended

The Guest House is conveniently located in the heart of historic Watkins Glen, one block from the start/finish line of the original Grand Prix Track and within walking distance of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen State Park, restaurants, antique/novelty shops, miniature golf course, board walk, Racing Museum, movie theater, children's parks, and wine tasting. Centered on the Finger Lakes and Seneca Lake Wine Trails, we are also minutes from the famous hiking and biking trails of the Finger Lakes and Sugar Hill Forests and Watkins Glen International Speedway. Elmira, Corning, and Ithaca museums, colleges and culture are a short drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Watkins Glen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes We can accommodate individual travelers or groups as large as seventeen. As such we offer a variety of rates to best meet our guests' needs. Please call or email for clarification about rates and availability.
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Amenities

Amenities

Watkins Glen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , downstairs, non-coin operated laundry
  • All linens provided
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , two closets
    Bedroom - 1 king , closet
    Bedroom - 1 queen , closet
    Bedroom - 1 queen , closet
    Living room 1 - 1 queen , Sleeper sofa
    Living Room 2 - 1 queen , Sleeper sofa
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , closet
  • All linens provided for sleeping and bathing.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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