Watkins Glen International
2790 County Route 16
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone: (607) 535-2486
Official Web Site: http://www.theglen.com
The historic and legendary Watkins Glen International (nicknamed "The Glen") is located near Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip at Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for 20 consecutive years (1961–1980), but it has been home to road racing of nearly every class for over 50 years, including Sports Car Club of America, (SCCA) NASCAR Busch/Nationwide Series, Formula Libre, Formula One, Can-Am, Trans-Am, Formula 5000, International Race of Champions, (IROC) Champ Car, NASCAR Winston/Nextel/Sprint Cup Series, World Sportscar Championship and Indy Racing League. The 3.4 mile Long Course at Watkins Glen features 11 distinctive turns including the dramatic uphill Esses, the inner loop, the carousel, and the famous "boot." Three long straights including the incredibly fast back straight provide plenty of opportunities to put the "hammer down."
Watkins Glen International is located amidst the rolling hills of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, providing a unique contrast between the sights and sounds of racing and the scenic beauty of majestic farmland. Natural wonders, unique attractions, and some of the world's finest wines can all be found within the Finger Lakes region, an exciting area known for its ever-changing landscape patterns. Traveling even the shortest of distances will find dramatic variations in scenery, which can range from forested hills and rugged mountains to fertile farmland and meandering streams. Nestled at the southern tip of Seneca Lake, the largest of the five Finger Lakes, Watkins Glen is strategically located to allow access to several major metropolitan markets including Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, and Binghamton. Explore the history and unspoiled beauty of the lake country's quiet villages, dynamic nightlife, culture, shopping, and sophistication of the cities, while enjoying one of the most famous and thrilling road courses in the world. It's all available and easy to reach in the wonderful Finger Lakes region.
The Falls Motel is a family-owned motel nestled against a wooded hillside in the picturesque village of Montour Falls just one block North of Che-Qua-Ga Falls on a quiet residential street within walking distance to the village. Situated in the hub of the Finger Lakes, The Falls Hotel is only minutes south of Watkins Glen, and convenient to Elmira, Corning, and Ithaca: only minutes from New York State's finest recreation. Recently expanded and renovated with 35 rooms available for your comfort. Most rooms have drive-up to room parking, handicap accessibility rooms, individual heat and A/C, cable TV, phone with free wireless internet, full bath/shower combination, in-room coffee, and continental breakfast.
Address: Route 329, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Web Site: http://www.senecalodge.com
The Seneca Lodge has grown up with the Village of Watkins Glen. The main lodge was built in time for the first Grand Prix in The Glen, in 1948 -the first post-WWII road race in America. The Lodge's founder, Don Brubaker, helped bring the races and archery competitions to the area. The Brubaker family still runs the resort today, providing friendly, comfortable accommodations and relaxation for guests who come back year after year. Nestled in the hills above Seneca Lake and located a stone's throw from the gorge in Watkins Glen State Park the lodge has been a landmark for vacationers, sportsmen, and racing enthusiasts for more than 50 years. Visitors return year after year for their friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Come see for yourself why the Seneca Lodge is one of the region's best-kept secrets. Dine in the Adirondack-style lodge, bristling with memories of finger lakes history, enjoy a drink under the laurel wreaths of Watkins Glen Grand Prix winners and rest in rustic, quaint cabins or motels with modern amenities.
The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
Address: Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837
Web Site: http://www.glenora.com
30 spacious guestrooms include 10 Vintner's Select guestrooms with Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, 18 Vintner's Guestrooms, and 2 Vintner's Deluxe Guestrooms with upgraded amenities. Enjoy a complimentary Bottle of Glenora Wine, your own fresh brewed coffee, a refrigerator for your convenience, and your view of the lawn, the vineyards, Seneca Lake, and the opposing hillside all from your very private balcony or patio. Indulge yourself and dine in the gourmet Veraisons Restaurant - either in the dining room or outside on the terrace. Every place you go at Glenora you will experience the amazing beauty that surrounds. Glenora Wine Cellars is steps away, where you may enjoy the gift shop for wine tasting and to purchase your favorites to take home. The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars is conveniently located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country of New York State, on the Westside and Southern end of Seneca Lake on Rt. 14, approximately 34 miles south of Geneva (NYS Thruway Exit 42) or 8 miles north of Watkins Glen. All guestrooms include complimentary wine tasting for each day of your stay, a complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine at check-in, a complimentary glass of Glenora Port each night of your stay, a personal refrigerator that holds a complimentary bottle of wine and bottled water, Cable Television, elegant Stickley Mission furniture, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and coffee maker.
A drink and dinner at the Seneca Lodge is an absolute MUST when visiting Watkins Glen. In the Tavern Room, rest awhile at the bar and take in the history of racing in Watkins Glen. The bartenders are quick to serve up a drink, conversation and a $2 bill. Behind the bar, laurel wreaths from the Formula 1 races of the 1970s hang from hundreds of arrows shot into the wall by ace archers who frequent the lodge for archery championships. Suspended from the ceiling are Tires from NASCAR champions. The Tavern Room has long been a hangout of racing mechanics - if you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a celebrity. In the main lodge, enjoy a family style meal in the sunny, spacious dining room overlooking the hills of Schuyler County, long a favorite of locals, serving Breakfast and Dinner, the menu features the finest in American cuisine. Indulge with a juicy charbroiled steak or take advantage of the fresh salad bar. Vegetarian dishes, including the famous Sunburger, are a specialty. Local wines from the region's world-class wineries are also available.
Seneca Harbor Station: Our Favorite in Watkins Glen! Seneca Harbor is located on the southern tip of Seneca Lake and offers breathtaking views of the lake from any location within the restaurant. Whether enjoying the relaxing breeze on the covered deck or admiring the ambiance of the dining room, you're sure to have a memorable dining experience. The dining room is part of the original train station constructed in 1876. The sixteen-foot fanned ceilings, a handsome custom-made mahogany bar, and original hardwood floors give Seneca Harbor a unique flavor. Expansive windowed walls allow everyone to enjoy the natural beauty of Seneca Lake in air-conditioned comfort. The dinner menu includes many Seafood specialties, grilled steaks, ribs, burgers, pasta, and salads.
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