The Marmalade Cat Bed & Breakfast

400 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen, New York 14891
Innkeeper(s): Sally & Martin Rigden

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  • Introduction

    For centuries, Britain and her innkeepers have welcomed travelers from candlestick-makers to kings. Now your hosts at The Marmalade Cat Bed & Breakfast bring this tradition and experience to you.

    Located in the Village of Watkins Glen, New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, The Marmalade Cat is a short 5-minute walk from the shores of beautiful Seneca Lake to our east and the center of town to our west. Numerous activities and attractions are within walking distance including The Watkins Glen Gorge and State Park with Olympic pool, the Racing Museum, parks, boating, swimming, hiking, golf, shopping, and dining of all tastes.

    The Marmalade Cat Bed & Breakfast dining table

    The Marmalade Cat is also just a short drive from the Watkins Glen International Race Track and many of the Finger Lakes Region award winning wineries. Cornell University, Ithaca College, Elmira College, the Corning Museum of Glass, and Corning's famous Gaffer District are also close by.

    Our beautiful country English rooms are tastefully decorated to include family antiques, A/C, cable TV, private baths, wireless internet access, and a delicious full cooked breakfast served by candlelight. Full English breakfast can be requested.

    We also gladly try to accommodate special dietary requests. For the comfort of our guests, The Marmalade Cat Bed & Breakfast is a non-smoking bed and breakfast. Children over the age of 10 are welcome.

    Certificate of Excellence
    2014 Winner
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  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Martin and Sally Rigden for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    They are visiting our award winning wineries, coming to a major race at our international race track, touring our beautiful Finger Lakes Region, or visiting family.

    What are you best known for?

    My husband and I were both born and brought up in England and our home reflects that.

    What makes your inn unique?

    We take visitors both back in time and to another country in style.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    We love our home for its age, charm and character, and its location in such a beautiful area of the country.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    I think to relax and to take in the natural beauty of the area.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The best compliment was that we made our guests feel so welcome and at home, and that our B&B was one of the nicest they had ever stayed in.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Its natural beauty – lakes, waterfalls and award-winning wineries

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit the award winning wineries on the wine trails, see the beautiful gorges and waterfalls, visit Corning Museum of Glass, sail on the lake, attend a major racing event, hike and bike the many trails, or listen to concerts in the park.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Shopping, restaurants, Seneca Lake for swimming, kayaking, sailing, Watkins Glen Gorge and State Park, park music concerts

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Jerlando’s Italian Restaurante; Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?;;

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have three guest rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Sorry no, as we have family pets in residence.