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The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast

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3051 County Road 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9511
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Watkins Glen
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We are the closest Bed and Breakfast accommodations to Watkins Glen International Race Track. An ultra modern race themed B&B within walking distance of Watkins Glen International race track (1/3 mile). Modern, clean over-sized rooms with their own private bathrooms, walk in shower, modern vanities, spa like amenities, bamboo/ cotton linens and hair dryers. Well appointed rooms featuring Hickory hardwood floors, 40" flat screen TV's, AC/Heat with remote, Ceiling Fans, Desk with chair, Recliner and Refrigerator/Freezer. Complimentary snacks and water in your room. Additional welcoming snacks, cookies, teas and coffee in our breakfast room. Turn down service available nightly. Off street race trailer and private car parking, large U-shaped driveway.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
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Modern
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Traveler284369 wrote a review Yesterday
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This was one of the best B&Bs that we've stayed at. Clever decor and very organized plus super clean. The hosts were very accommodating and friendly. The breakfast was delicious! We would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dawn W wrote a review 22 Sep
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Mary and John made us feel so welcome at their B&B! We spent 5 nights and received the most wonderful homemade breakfasts each morning! Mary pays attention to every detail including spotless cleanliness, kitchen amenities, travel brochures and racetrack schedules, ice and treats in the fridge! The location is so close to the Watkins Glen International Speedway! And a quick ride to Watkins Glen, the Gorge, Seneca Lake Harbor and The Corning Glass Museum. We had a wonderful time!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: All 3 rooms were impressive!
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Pearl wrote a review 21 Sep
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Amazing place to stay at .. close to Watkins Glen Raceway, the State Park as well as a short drive to the wineries. John and Mary were great hosts. Our room was very nice, clean and well designed. Mary made yummy hot breakfasts. Highly recommend staying here
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lori F wrote a review 18 Sep
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Mary and John are great Inn Keepers. The Apex Inn is spotless and much attention is given down to the smallest detail to make sure their guests are comfortable and have everything they need. The racetrack track theme and all the Watkins Glen photos are great. The breakfast is delicious and the kitchen is well stocked with snacks 24/7. The Inn is less than half a mile from Watkins Gen race track and a short drive into town. It is also a great location to access the wineries, breweries and hiking around Seneca Lake. I highly recommend and will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Mary Hartzell, Owner at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for your input and helpful review. We've worked very diligently for 7 years making people feel welcome and comfortable. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards Mary and John
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Planet9 wrote a review 4 Sep
Richmond, Virginia33 contributions8 helpful votes
Really nice weekend at the Apex Inn. Mary and John were extremely kind, welcoming, and helpful. Breakfasts were absolutely delicious and rooms were spotless and well-equipped. Breakfast times were a tad early for us (6-8 am), but definitely worth getting up for. We appreciated all of the attention to environmentally friendly practices.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mary Hartzell, Owner at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We realize 6-8 might be early for some people, although 80 percent of our guests are people going up to the racetrack. So they requested an early breakfast. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you enjoy the rest of your year. Warm regards Mary and John
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Matthew M wrote a review Aug 2022
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My wife and I stayed at The Apex Inn so we could attend the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen International. We enjoyed two nights in the Turn 1 room. The house was immaculate and had everything we needed plus more. Mary and John were extremely welcoming and made sure we were content. The home cooked breakfasts were amazing. We could not have asked for a better visit. Thank you Mary and John for a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Skip H wrote a review Jul 2022
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My wife and I have stayed at many B&B's over the years and except for one they were all good experiences. But the Apex Inn beats them all hands down. We went to Watkins Glen for the Wine Festival and spent five days at the Apex. John took us to the festival and picked us up both days so we would not have to drive. Mary thinks of everything. (Grapes are cut in half to make them easier to stab with yoyr fork). The food was great every day. (Plan on gaining some weight). Mary offered to drive us to dinner at a restaurant at least 12 miles away and come back and pick us up. She also washed my wife's shirt to remove a red wine stain. The house is a 175 year old farm house that is restored to an incredible standard. Better than most new houses. The interior is decorated with a racing theme thourghout. Stay here if you want to experience the best that a B&B can offer.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Alane B. wrote a review Jun 2022
Pennsylvania1 contribution1 helpful vote
The only regret I have is not staying another night. My husband and I stayed at the Apex Inn for 2 nights so we could attend a weekend event at Watkins Glen International. You will feel comfortable immediately upon arrival. Mary and John are the most inviting and accommodating hosts you could ask for. We immediately felt like valued guests in their home. We relaxed by the firepit in the yard on their beautiful property during our "down time." We enjoyed a wonderful home cooked breakfast each morning before heading to the track. They were happy to accommodate our early schedule so breakfast was ready at 6:30AM. The town is only 5 miles away where there are numerous places to have a great dinner and take in the beauty of Seneca Lake. It is clear that Mary and John know exactly what a guest needs (and then some!). The rooms are large, modern, immaculate and extremely comfortable. I appreciated the common area to sit and have coffee before "turning in" for the evening. There is so much more I could share. They simply thought of everything. Thank you Mary and John for making us feel like such welcome guests. We look forward to the day we can return. Alane and George Bakalyar
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Mary Hartzell, Owner at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Responded 6 days ago
Wow, thank you so much for this wonderful review. As I say to many people when you are happy, we are happy. Thank you for choosing The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast. We hope to see you again. All the best, Mary and John
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Brian M wrote a review Nov 2021
Morton, Illinois23 contributions25 helpful votes
We have stayed at many B&Bs around the world and this is one of the best. Mary and John are wonderful hosts that have thought of everything. The country setting is very peaceful. Mary cooks a wonderful breakfast. We would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Gary S wrote a review Nov 2021
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The B&B was immaculate, we had never stayed in a place so clean, be it hotel or B&B. Breakfasts were delicious and you never went away hungry. John and Mary were the most gracious, accommodating, and attentive hosts you could ever ask for. The area has so much to offer, countless wineries and sights to see. If you are thinking of staying in the Finger Lakes... this B&B should be at the very top of your list!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$212 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesWatkins Glen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Watkins Glen State Park (4.2 km), Seneca Lake Wine Trail (4.6 km), and Watkins Glen International (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Elephants, Scuteri's Cannoli Connection, and Nickel's Pit BBQ.
Are there any historical sites close to The Apex Inn Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (5.2 km).