Castle on Glen
A guest house fit for a king and queen.
Things To Do

​FINGER LAKES WINE TRAIL

​The Finger Lakes Wine Trail
The wine trail doesn't have just wineries anymore. Now you can enjoy hard ciders and visit distilleries. Trail begins 45 mins away, either in Ithaca or Watkins Glen.

elmira

​​Antique Revival
If you love antiques, you MUST go here. Check out their website and you’ll see why. 20 mins away.
Arnot Mall
If shopping is your thing, the Arnot Mall is 15 mins away. In that same area is a conglomerate of chain stores: Field & Stream, JoAnn Fabrics, Lowe’s, PetSmart, WalMart, etc.
Booth Library
The Booth Library is the center for genealogy and historical research at the Chemung County Historical Society. It holds approximately 3,000 books, 30,000 manuscripts, 16,000 photographic images, and 11,000 maps and architectural drawings. 
Chemung Valley History Museum
Dedicated to the collection, preservation, and presentation of the history of the Chemung Valley region.
Christmas Tree House
Housed in a Queen Anne Victorian mansion, it is everything about Christmas, whether you like retro, modern, saints or silly, they've got it. Closed part of the year. See website for hours.
​Clemens Center
If you're looking for culture, here's where you'll find fabulous shows including traveling off-broadway shows. Only 5 mins away.​
​Eldridge Park
They have a pool, rides, and it's beautiful. Only 5-10 mins away.
Harris Hill
A mini amusement park with put put, go-karts, ice cream, swimming. 5 mins away.
Harris Hill Soaring
Take a glider ride! Or just go and watch them being towed. They're beautiful silent birds. 5-10 mins away.
Mark Twain Study
Located on the Elmira College campus, Twain wrote many of his works in this octagonal building.
National Soaring Museum
The museum presents the heritage of motorless flight. 5 mins away.
TAGS
Premier destination for live music.
Tanglewood Nature Center
Great hiking only minutes away, with a nature center. 
TLC Limousine Service
If you plan to visit wineries, may we suggest you use a limo service to ensure your safety as well as others on the road.​
Trolley into Twain Country Tours
Seasonally, during the months of July and August, hop aboard The Elmiran for a one-hour, narrated tour of historic Elmira.
Wings of Eagle Discovery Center
Tour a 25,000 sq ft hangar with aircraft on display inside and outside. Self guided tours and flight simulators.
Also has a gift shop and you can grab a bite to eat at the Wings Cafe. 15 mins away.
Woodlawn Cemetery
Final resting place of Mark Twain, and 3,000 confederate soldiers from the Civil War prison in Elmira.

corning

​The town of Corning is upscale and has nice shops, antiques, restaurants.​
Corning Museum of Glass
It's Corning Glass! You can blow your own glass creation. 20 min drive.
Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes
An oldtime village with buildings and interactive exhibits.
​Spencer Crest Nature Center
It provides environmental, educational and recreational activities for the greater Corning area. The Center features 250 acres and 7 miles of trails with two ponds, a stream and a museum of natural systems which includes changing displays, an apiary and an environmentally sensitive design.
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
Housed in Corning’s old City Hall, this museum features American art. Note: this is not a museum featuring Norman Rockwell.
 

ithaca

​Cayuga Nature Center
Part of the Paleontological Research Institution. Has a treehouse, butterflies, huge aquarium, resident fox, hawk, and turkey vulture.
Cornell Plantations
Cornell Plantations is alive with plants, purpose, and a presence that truly distinguishes the university among its peers. Has a mature botanical garden and arboretum.
Johnson Museum of Art
A modern museum located on the Cornell University campus.
​Lab of Ornithology
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. 
Museum of the Earth
The Museum of the Earth is an educational program of the Paleontological Research Institution. Exhibits change, but always a lot of hands-on experiences for kids.​
Taughannock Falls
Taughannock Falls has a 215-foot drop and is quite impressive, and runs all year long.
Within the Ithaca area, there are about 25 state parks and forests, you can explore those on the website also.
 

watkins glen

​​Watkins Glen Raceway
Watkins Glen International race track. 45 mins away.

farther away

​Tioga Downs Casino
Located in Nichols, about a 30-minute drive.
​Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
Often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and the Pine Creek Gorge, the PA Canyon area stretches for over 45 miles with depths of nearly 1500 feet. It's dynamic topography creates many scenic wonders, including steep canyon walls and waterfalls. The beginning of the canyon is about an hour's drive.