Destination guide

Travel to scenic Watkins Glen

The area's wineries and temples are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Watkins Glen. This scenic city is known for its lake, waterfalls and hiking. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Watkins Glen

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Watkins Glen a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Castel Grisch Winery (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • The Tasting Room (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Lakewood Vineyards (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Catharine Valley Winery (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Silver Springs Winery (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Damiani Wine Cellars (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Watkins Glen

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Watkins Glen is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Watkins Glen State Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Keuka Lake (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Keuka Lake State Park (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Eldridge Park (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Spencer Crest Nature Center (19.4 mi / 31.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Watkins Glen

The nearest airport is in Elmira, NY (ELM-Elmira - Corning Regional), located 15 mi (24.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional), which is 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Watkins Glen?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 329 holiday rentals near Watkins Glen. From 133 Cabins to 140 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Watkins Glen for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Watkins Glen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Watkins Glen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Castel Grisch Winery: 559 holiday rentals
  • Seneca Harbor: 535 holiday rentals
  • Watkins Glen State Park: 936 holiday rentals
  • The Tasting Room: 529 holiday rentals
  • Watkins Glen International: 451 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Watkins Glen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Watkins Glen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 133 Cabins in Watkins Glen. Our other popular types of Watkins Glen holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 140 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 133 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 133 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Watkins Glen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Watkins Glen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.