320 Glen Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 CastleOnGlen@aol.com

A guest house fit for a king and queen.

About Us

The Castle

Treat yourself to a royal getaway, a guest house where you can be the king and queen of your own Castle.

The Rooms

The Castle is furnished with a king, queen and one full bed. All linens and towels are provided. Enjoy cable TV, wireless internet and a Treasure Hunt that will send you exploring throughout the house.

A Wardrobe for Royalty

The Castle is furnished with costumes to fit any size or social status. Whether a peasant, land baron, prince or princess, you will be sure to find plenty of entertainment with our formal attire. It's just for fun.

At the Castle, where everyone is treated like royalty...


The property is in a neighborhood but feels isolated on a hill. The beautiful dark wood interiors are immaculately clean and the kitchen is one of the best stocked I've ever seen. 

--Gerad, July 2017, VRBO.

There were many unexpected little treats and touches that made this castle feel more like home than a rental......this is perfect for everyone from a young couple looking for a magical getaway to grandparents wanting to give a grandchild or two a special magical treat!

--Venice, July 2017, VRBO.


The castle delivers when it comes to the experience of staying in a castle of Medieval times including some period piece furniture, antiques, books, movies and décor. There were pieces of armour in the bedrooms that the men in our family found very entertaining. 

--Peter, June 2017, AirBnb

Relax at Home

There is plenty of seating to enjoy in and around the Castle if you just want to relax in your own kingdom.

Finger Lakes Wine Trail

There is so much to do in the Finger Lakes region. We are 45 minutes from the wine trail, 40 minutes to Ithaca, and 20 minutes to Corning.

Special Events

If you have a special event, we can help you create something magical and memorable.

Pricing and more

The Castle on Glen

    Treat yourself to a royal getaway where you can be the king and queen of your own castle. Cross the moat and climb stone steps to the top of the hill where the castle awaits. Furnished with king, queen and full beds. Royal attire included.

This 1927 3-bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Tudor home is furnished with everything you might expect in your own home: towels, linens, toiletries and even Band-Aids. The kitchen is fully stocked with spices, butter, oil, Pop-Tarts and anything else you may need to cook. Grab your groceries and start making dinner. The Castle offers hi-speed wireless internet, cable TV, a DVD library, a deck for outside dining, piano and a library of classics. 

    Missing the wardrobe of royalty? We've got you covered. Try on our fine threads, play with the masks, or don the helmets brought in from Scotland. It’s just for fun. 

    We don't want you to miss out on some of the best features of the Castle, so we've set up a Treasure Hunt that sends you exploring to find cache at the end. 

     This is not a B&B, but a guest house where you get the whole house to yourself. Located at 320 Glen Avenue in West Elmira, over the fence from the Country Club, 45 minutes from the Finger Lakes wineries, 10 minutes from the mall and 20 minutes to Corning. 

       2 night minimum; no pets allowed.

       Need more room? Book my other property too, located directly across the street:

       Enchanted Cottage on Glen, $195/night/2 people

​Ideal for romantic getaways, family reunions or get-togethers.


The house rents by the day, week or month.
$225/night; $1260/week; $4400/month.
Pricing is based on 2 people; each additional person is $15/night.
Two-night minimum; Three-day minimum for major holidays or events.

Visa/MC/Discover accepted.

The Fine Print

Check-in is 4pm; check-out is 11 am.

When you book we ask for a one-night's deposit. Please see our cancellation policy listed below.

There is absolutely no smoking in the house. Ashtrays are provided for use outside. A $250 fee will be assessed to a guest who smokes anywhere in the house.

No pets allowed. A $250 cleaning fee will be assessed to a guest who brings a pet on property.

Children who are continuously extremely well-supervised are welcome.

Failure to return a house key prior to departure will result in a $50 lost key charge.

No parties or events allowed. 

It sounds like a lot of rules, but I assure you we are reasonable people trying to protect a beautiful home. Thanks for treating our place with kindness.


We have a strict cancellation policy. Please read and understand it before booking. When you book with us, we reserve the house for your arrival and therefore turn away other potential guests.

Cancellation Policy: 10% of the entire booking will be charged for all cancellations. Should you need to cancel within 60 days of your arrival you will be responsible for one night’s reservation cost. 

Your Host

Kitty Hall-Thurnheer

Kitty took the long road to becoming a guest house owner. Before opening her guest houses, she was a software guru, a jet pilot and then a journalist. Now she focuses on keeping a balance between work and play.
    Nothing gives her greater joy than making life better for someone else. 
    She does all of the daily work including house, lawn, marketing and most of the maintenance. Sometimes she pulls her husband, John, in to help out. 
    If there is anything you need or want, please let her know so she can make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Contact Us

Castle on Glen

320 Glen Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905

CastleOnGlen@aol.com * (607) 272-4576