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Finger Lakes Wine Country, State Park Gorge, Auto Racing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Fabulous location at the south end of Seneca Lake in the heart of downtown Watkins Glen and Finger Lakes Wine Country offering a great vacation spot. Watkins Glen State Park with its waterfalls, gorge and an Olympic size swimming pool is just blocks away. Take the family swimming, boating or hiking right outside your door. Planning a wedding in the area? Stay with us and the whole family can be together for this joyous occasion ! Organizing a getway with other couples for a visit to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail ? Look no further! Are you an auto racing buff? World class racing and all its events are happening just outside your door. We offer a great alternative to a motel/hotel. This rental offers so many possibilities to experience the Finger Lakes and downtown Watkins Glen.

Our cozy apartment is decorated just like home. Each of the 3 bedrooms include two twin beds, one double and one bunk. Two full bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen makes this your home away from home! An added bonus - a private meeting room with limited catering available. Call for pricing. Perfect for family reunions, bridal showers and meetings.


More Details

Sue Knapp
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Sue Knapp

I purchased a downtown commercial building in 2003 and in 2004 opened O'Susannah's Quilts & Gifts. The building included 2 large apartments on the second floor and I decided to renovate that space into one large apartment offering a getaway for visitors to the Watkins Glen area. The apartment also includes a large well-lit meeting room used by quilters, knitters, scrapbookers and folks looking for a intimate location for a bridal shower or meeting facility. I enjoy meeting many people who enjoy the beautiful Finger lakes area as much as I do !

Sue Knapp purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Sue Knapp chose Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen offers an upbeat community with so much to offer its residents and visitors. The area is rich in racing history, outdoor wonders of the world, small town flavor with international appeal. Its a hidden gem the world is discovering.

What makes this apartment unique

My rental space offers a homey setting for family and friends looking for that getaway and being together in a cozy comfortable space. In the area for a wedding, this is the perfect spot for families to spend time together. Enjoy a vacation together without the cramped quarters of a hotel/motel room. With a fully equipped kitchen, eating in makes this an affordable options for visiting families.


Watkins Glen Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • each bedroom has a double bed with a twin bunk above. And a twin bed with a twin trundle under it.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Finger Lakes Wine Country, State Park Gorge, Auto Racing
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

So comfortable with plenty of room for my whole group. It was a perfect spot for a girls get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We love to stay here! the apartment is always very clean and has plenty of room. Plenty of towels and kitchen equipment. She even provides some coffees and teas.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bachelorette Party in Watkins Glen

  • 5 of 5

I planned a July bachelorette party for my friend and Sue's place was perfect! We comfortably slept 15 in the apartment (5 in each of the 3 bedrooms). Each of the bedrooms had its own AC unit, as well as one in the living room, so the place stayed cool. There are only two bathrooms but it didn't end up being an issue. The kitchen is small but we didn't cook much. It was perfect for stocking snacks in the fridge. The living room was a cozy gathering space, but the real gem is the meeting space in the back of the apartment! We were able to fit all 15 of us comfortably in that room for games, dinner, etc.

The apartment is in the perfect location - right in downtown WG - so we walked to dinner, bars, coffee, etc. We spent one day touring wineries and Sue was really helpful in recommending transportation for the day. We didn't have to drive far - there are so many wonderful wineries within a few miles from the apartment.

We had a slight issue with parking - Sue was away for the weekend so she was not there to let us in, and the couple who let us in told a few members of our group that they could park on the street in front of the apartment. They all ended up getting parking tickets, unfortunately. There is a sign that says 2-hour parking, but I guess some of the girls didn't look for a sign since they were told it was fair game to park there. There is a parking lot behind the building, which Sue mentioned to us, but most of the spaces are reserved for tenants and customers of other buildings. We did manage to find some parking around the corner, so just be aware of the signs on each street and you should be fine!

I would highly recommend Sue's place!!!!! We had a perfect weekend. Thanks, Sue!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment is large and homey. Beautiful decor and very roomy for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We held my daughter's bachelorette party weekend here. It's a very convenient location for taking a tour of wineries. We had 14 guests; and there was plenty of room for everyone. We loved the large meeting room for playing games and eating together! The owner was so helpful in providing recommendations for good pizza and working with us for arrival. I would definitely book this property again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so tickled you had a wonderful time-a daughter getting married is very special and I am so glad your stay was enjoyable! Wish your daughter a beautiful wedding and a happy life for me. Sue
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A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my sister's bachlorette party and it was perfect. We had 12 people total and everyone fit comfortably. The apartment was very spacious with a cozy living room and it was very clean. There were air conditioning units in every room so the place was nice and cool, and we could easily control the temperature.

It is in a super convenient location. There is a bar on the same street which was really fun on Saturday night and the first stop on our wine tour was less than 10 minutes away. Sue was also great to work with!

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Time

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for my daughter's bachelorette weekend. We had an awesome time, the Inn is so homey and comfortable, it is just what my daughter wanted. The meeting room provided and large area for all of us to have dinner together and socialize. The living room was cozy but still had enough room for us to sit and enjoy the morning coffee and afternoon wine and cheese. There were enough beds for everyone and they were very comfortable too. We were in walking distance to the lake and the restaurants. We had taxis pick us up right out side to take us to the wine festival, which was also amazing. The owner was so very nice and accommodating, even when I told her we were stuck in traffic and going to be late arriving. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Elmira Corning Regional
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crooked Rooster or Graft + Cider
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Watkins Glen Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wildflower Cafe or Jerlando's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Seneca Lake
Car: necessary

Finger Lakes is rich with activities-beautiful scenery, The Watkins Glen State park rated #3 for State Parks in the country, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Cheese Trail, and within half an hour Ithaca and Corning.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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