Vineyard Villas   


Sold out for 2019

Near Atwater Estate Vineyards

There are six of these unique A-frame cottages, each with a full kitchen, a second floor loft with a queen bed, and a sofa sleepr on the first floor.

$185 for week days$225 per night on Fri-Sat-Sun.   Pet fees waived.  Contact him by phone or email for these rates and mention Grapehounds.

The Grapehound        Wine Tour®

Microtel Inn-Geneva

550 Hamilton Street

Geneva, NY  14456  No pet fee!

315-789-7890  2018 rates

Single queen $109 week nights/$169 Fri-Sat.

Double queen $109 week nights/$179 Fri. Sat.  ​Normal rate is $169;   About half an hour easy country drive from main host winery.    You must register by calling hotel directly for these rates.

Hampton Inn-Ithaca

337 Elmira Road
Ithaca, NY 20176

Hampton Inn is among our most pet-friendly hotels!    They are not offering a rate this year since too few rooms were booked in past couple years.  

​Country Inn & Suites
1100 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY
607-256-1100 2018 rates

$189 per night with pet fees waived. Very welcoming hotel on a hill overlooking city of Ithaca.

​​Best Western - Ithaca
1020 Ellis Hollow Road
​Ithaca, NY  14850
 2019 rates!

$179 per night  All first floor rooms!  All pet fees waived.

Beautiful, friendly hotel with large walking area out back and many first floor rooms.  

Many of our hotel partners in New York give us a great room rate, accept multiple greyhounds (sighthounds), and waive all pet fees.  You can chose from VRBO rental cabins on Seneca lake, hotel or motel rooms, or various cabin and home rental properties.  Campgrounds are listed at bottom of page.  Our hotels do not change much from year to year unless a new hotel comes online.  Two properties are new this year, Ramada Geneva Lakefront and Seneca Sol.   Unfortunately, hotels are city things and vineyards are country things.  They don't locate hotels in vineyards and they don't have wineries at hotels.  There is a race in Watkins Glen during our weekend this year which may drive up rates a bit.  Because our event takes place at wineries, we include hotels in neighboring towns like Geneva, Seneca Falls and Ithaca.   

 Book your room early.  You must telephone the desk of these hotels at the number provided below to book your room at these rates with pet fees waived.  If you book through any 800 national website, you don't get these rates, waived pet fees, etc.   Many hotel rates on this page have been updated for 2019.  We are waiting to hear back from some motels and cottages.  Updated 2-28-19

Catharine Cottages

Montour Falls

607-535-0000 or


2019 Rates (Three cottages available for 2019.)

Four identical, modest sized 16 x 14 dog-friendly cottages along a creek near Montour Falls.  Covered porch, double bed, refrig., micro-wave, barbecue grill. $170 per night, no pet fees.  They love doggies!  Reserve early.  

Longhouse Lodge

3625 State Route 14

Watkins Glen, NY  14891

607-535-2565   2019 Rates

Close to Lakewood Vineyards.  Delux rooms  $169 per night; no additional pet fee; pool; refrigerator in each room, microwave in deluxe rooms, and free internet.

Lakeside Resort

3812 Route 14

Watkins Glen, NY 14891


2019 rates

Dog friendly.  Greyhounds welcome.  

No pet fees. Rates $255-$295 two queen beds in cabin.

Close to Watkins Glen and wineries on west shore.  10% off for Grapehounds and dogs stay free.  Don't wait to book!

Quality Inn-Waterloo

​(formerly Holiday Inn-Waterloo/Seneca Falls)   2018 rates

2468 Mound Road

Waterloo, NY


Located on north end of Seneca lake.  Rooms still available as of 6/16/18

20 min. country drive to main event in Ovid down the east shore of lake (Rt. 414).  $139 per night with no pet fees.  Staff loves greyhounds. Breakfast provided.  Walmart next door.  Not far from NY Thruway.  Call hotel and mention Grapehounds rate.

Quality Inn-Ithaca

356 Elmira Road

Ithaca, NY  2019 rates


Reserve with hotel desk, not 800 number.  Pet fees waived!  $179 per night..

Grayhaven Motel
657 Elmira Road
Ithaca,  NY  14850


2018 rates  2 night min.

Grayhaven has a fenced area for dogs.  Rates vary from $95 to $120 for a queen room to $120 to $145 for a cottage.  10% off your stay if you mention Grapehound  in the coupon code.  No pet fee for 3 greyhounds or fewer.  $10 per day extra for more than three dogs.

Reserve at

Windswept Farms

3934 Tichenor Rd.

Hector, NY    


Phone:  607-546-2864

Windswept farms is located close to all the east shore Seneca Lake wineries such as Hazlett and Tickle Hill.    It offers a two-bedroom accommodation, one king, one queen, two singles in a barn for $150+ per night depending upon number of guests. Sleeps up to 6 adults.  Pet fee waived.

 Spruce Row Campground

2271 Kraft Road

Ithaca, NY


Large campground (180 spaces) near Cayuga Lake, close to Ithaca and Taughannock Falls for Sunday's walk.  May have restrictions on number of dogs.

Seneca Sol

4625 Satterly Hill Road

Burdett, NY 14818


Very close to Damiani Wine cellars and Finger Lakes Distilling

Sececa Sol is a new type of accommodation...a luxury camping experience they call "Glamping." They offer several large walk-in "safari" tents or large tipis on 25 acres of forest land with hard floors and full furnishings like beds and dressers inside.  All the tents are served by a large bath house with private showers and sinks with towels and amenities.  The tipis are more secluded and secure for pets.  Breakfast provided.  Nightly campfires at dusk!  Rates are $159 a night from Sunday to Thursday, $174 for Friday and Saturday.

Learn more at

Smith Park Campground

5303 Park Ave.

Hector, NY


Close to east shore wineries on Seneca Lake.  Small campground but great central location a few miles north of Catharine ValleyVineyards. 

Not open until later spring.


2019 Pet-Friendly Hotels and Campgrounds

The Grapehound Wine Tour® July 25-28, 2019

KOA Watkins Glen

1710 State Route 414 South

Watkins Glen, NY 14891


This KOA is located about five miles south of the village of Watkins Glen on Route 414.  13 cottages and 18 cabins available sleeping 4-6 people.  They do not allow dogs in the cabins with bathrooms.  (We tried to explain to them that our greyhounds don't use their bathrooms...)  This is more a fancy camp resort and less a traditional campground.  

Seneca Lodge  
3600 Walnut Road
Watkins Glen, NY
Fills up early. 
Seneca Lodge is a greyt place to stay.  It features a motel (no dogs), cabins (two dogs max)  and a great restaurant.  Reservations are full by January.  The Lodge implemented a two dog limit against our best advice.  While cottages are usually booked by this time every year, their motel sometimes has rooms for those without greyhounds.

Photo by Connie Faldzinski

Sned Acres offers friendly staff, Wi-Fi, a pool, acres of grass to walk your dogs, trailer rentals, fire grates and even a view of Cayuga Lake!  It's about four miles from Rte. 414 in Ovid, NY.

A tent at Seneca Sol near Burdett

Cayuga Lake Cabins

(near Cayuga Lake off Rt. 89)


2019 rates!

​Sleeps up to 6 (with 2 queen bedrooms, and a queen sofa sleeper in the living room).  Fully equipped kitchen with all major appliances, plus toaster, coffee maker and mixer.  Free Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, DVD player & movies, board games and books.  AC and ceiling fans.  Dogs love our cool concrete floors.   $190 weeknights, $200 weekend nights $30 pet fee.

Glass Magnolia Bed & Breakfast   2019 Rates

8339 Main St.

Interlaken, NY 14847

(607) 330 2809

Lady Jane (King) $179/night

Magnolia Garden (Queen) $164/night

 2019 information

Sned Acres Campground

6590 South Cayuga Lake Road

Ovid, NY 14521

(607) 869-9787
Two rental trailers and three cabins still available as of 4/5/19.

Beautiful campground, nice people.  Lots of walking area.  Rentals: Cabins $47-$67; Travel trailer rentals $75-$100;  two cabins come with sink and toilet.  New RV rentals available.  No pet fees!  About 3 miles from Ovid, Sned is close to east shore participating wineries. 

Tillinghast Manor

Bed and Brunch

​215-528-0844     No pet fees for Grapehounds

After a year of renovations that the Tillinghast Manor in Ovid is taking reservations.  We are pet friendly and would love to welcome your greyhounds and owners.

You may make reservations on our booking tool at our website.We currently have 3 king rooms with two lounge areas for the hounds.  We hope to have a fourth room available by July.  Two rooms have on suite bathrooms and one has a private bathroom across the hall.  There is individual air conditioning in each room.  We love the greyhounds!

Clute Park-Watkins Glen

155 S. Clute park Dr.

Watkins Glen NY

(607) 535-4438

Clute park has some campsites available.   It is a small congested campground but conveniently located near the Watkins Glen marina.

Chieftain Motel

3814 Route 14

Watkins Glen, NY

607-535-4759  Rates out of date

We have called them to set up a 2019 rate.  Normal rooms or two room suites available   Just north of Watkins Glen on west shore.  A bit further (18 miles/24 min.) from main event than previous years.  Approx $159 per night.  There is a refundable pet fee of $25 per dog which is refunded at checkout if there's no damage or excessive cleaning required.  

Ramada Geneva Lakefront 
41 Lakefront Drive
​Geneva, NY  14456
315-789-0400​​   Pet fee waived*

Full for 2019  Updated 2-28-19

Beautiful hotel right on the lake.  Onsite bar and dining room overlooking Seneca Lake.   County park next door.   A