Colonial Inn & Creamery

Experience Watkins Glen like a local.

Cozy rooms, delicious ice cream!

The Colonial Inn was born in 1837 and the mystique, charm and history of the Inn has been maintained for nearly two centuries. The Inn is perfectly located in the center of boutique shops, restaurants and is the closest in the village to the magnificent Watkins Glen State Park, just a short walk away. Today the Inn’s 14 rooms capture a feeling of comfort and express the joy one gets from ice cream!

Savor & Vibes

In 2013 Paul began making small-batch handcrafted gourmet ice cream right on the premises and the Creamery was born. Today the ice creamery features Watkins Glen's best homemade, artisanal ice cream with 32 luscious flavors.

Colonial Inn Creamery & Bistro

Fresh meets flavor in every bite. Dive into a vibrant array of crisp salads, hearty soups, and mouthwatering panini sandwiches. Our artisanal pizzas are a celebration of handcrafted goodness, topped with the finest ingredients. Wash it all down with a curated selection of beers and wines. We believe in savoring the moment and savoring the taste.

Join the Rhythm with Live Music

Feel the pulse of the city as live music comes alive every weekend right next to your hotel! Immerse yourself in the vibrant beats and eclectic tunes that echo through the streets, creating the perfect soundtrack for your stay. this musical extravaganza just steps away from your hotel promises an unforgettable weekend experience.

Really nice inn. Most importantly the room was clean. The staff were friendly and prepared really good homemade pizza
Amy Johnson



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