2021 Pet-Friendly Hotels and Campgrounds
The Grapehound Wine Toursm July 20-25, 2021
Beautiful campground, nice people. Lots of walking area. Rentals: Cabins $47-$67; Travel trailer rentals $75-$100 (2019 rates); 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 and some Cayuga wineries like Hosmer. See their website at www.snedacresny.com
657 Elmira Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-6434 (pet fee)
Grayhaven Motel welcomes grapehounds and their owners! A lovingly restored vintage motor lodge on eleven acres, Grayhaven offers classic and spacious mid-century rooms as well as fully equipped cottages and suites with kitchenettes. Furniture throws, dog bowls, treats, disposal bags, a large fenced yard provided for all visiting canine friends. Reserve at www.grayhavenmotel.com and use code grapehound21 when booking online.
Country Inn & Suites
1100 Danby Road
607-256-1100 2019 rates
$189 per night with pet fees waived. Very welcoming hotel on a hill overlooking city of Ithaca.
Vineyard Villas Updated 3/17/21
Cottages still available for 2021. Two new two-bedroom suites!
Near Atwater Estate Vineyards on Rte. 414.
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. Villa D & F avail. starting at $280-$430 per night. Pet fees waived. Contact Enrico by phone or email for these rates and mention Grapehounds. 607-882-2345
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.
Montour Falls, NY
Sold out for 2021
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.
Close to Lakewood Vineyards. Weds-Thurs $129. Delux rooms $169 per night; no additional pet fee; pool; refrigerator in each room, microwave in deluxe rooms, and free internet.
Best Western - Ithaca
1020 Ellis Hollow Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-6100 2021 rates!
$179 per night All first floor rooms! All pet fees waived.
A tent at Seneca Sol near Burdett
Cayuga Lake Cabins
Sold out for 2021 (near Cayuga Lake off Rt. 89) 607-738-9288 email@example.com
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.
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!
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 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 $179 a night from Sunday to Thursday, $200+ for Friday and Saturday.
Learn more at https://www.senecasol.com/
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.
Large campground (180 spaces) near Cayuga Lake, close to Ithaca and Taughannock Falls for Sunday's walk. May have restrictions on number of dogs.
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.
There is some driving involved between your accommodations and the wineries. People often ask me, "Where can I stay that's close to the wineries." Unfortunately, hotels are city things and vineyards are country things (farms). They don't put hotels in vineyards and they don't place vineyards in hotel parking lots. The closest accommodations to wineries are likely some of the B & B's or cabins listed here or on Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO). Because our event takes place at wineries, we include hotels in neighboring towns like Geneva, Seneca Falls, Ithaca, and the area north of Watkins Glen (closest).
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. Current rates are indicated with each listing.
Bring Fido You may also book a room near our event at BringFido.com. Be sure to compare their rates with the hotels on this page where we have a discounted room block, good rates and reduced or waived pet fees (where you must call the hotel diretly). Compare details!
That said, Bring Fido will donate $10 to The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc. if you book on BringFido.com and use the code Grapehound2021 at checkout.
Here's a direct link to additional room and cabin options at Bring Fido.com.
(formerly Holiday Inn-Waterloo/Seneca Falls) 2021 rates Updated 3-29-2021
40 min. pleasant country drive to main event in at Catharine Valley Winery (straight down Rt. 414). Over a dozen wineries between Catharine Valley and hotel.
Staff loves greyhounds. Walmart & pet store next door. Not far from NY Thruway.
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.
550 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456 No pet fee!
315-789-7890 2021 rates Updated 03/21/21
Two queens $115; Queen suite w/ queen and sofa bed $125. About half an hour easy country drive from main host winery. Nice restaurants up there, esp. Cobblestone. You must register by calling hotel directly and mention Grapehound Wine Tour® for these rates. (Sabrina, sales manager)
Glass Magnolia Bed & Breakfast 2021 Rates
8339 Main St.
Interlaken, NY 14847
(607) 330 2809
Lady Jane (King) $179/night (less for weeknights)
Magnolia Garden (Queen) $164/night (less for weeknights)
3600 Walnut Road
Watkins Glen, NY Updated for 2021
607-535-2014 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. Both one or two bedroom dog friendly cabins available as of 3/17/21. The Lodge implemented a two dog limit a couple years back. Two twins or one queen are $95 a night; two bedroom $120. The motel section does have rooms for those without greyhounds.
Photo by Connie Faldzinski
Reserve with hotel desk, not 800 number. Pet fees waived! $179 per night.
Clute Park-Watkins Glen
155 S. Clute park Dr.
Watkins Glen NY
Clute park has some campsites available. It is a small, close fit campground but conveniently located to the lake and to the Watkins Glen marina.
Tillinghast Manor Updated 3-17-21
Bed and Brunch
215-528-0844 No pet fees for Grapehounds
Tillinghast Manor is located conveniently on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and 15 miles from Catherine Valley Winery where the main events will be held. Under new ownership, Tillinghast Manor has been extensively updated. We have four pet friendly rooms all with private bathrooms. You can walk your retired athletes on our two acres of property and sit by the fire in the evening. We are waiving pet fees for Grapehound participants. Also, if you call us directly, we will provide you with a special discounted rate.
3934 Tichenor Rd.
Book through AirBnB.com
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.
Updated 2021 Rooms available as of 7/12/21.
Call hotel directly for best rate. 2021 rate, just $79-$109 per night. One pr two beds. Just north of Watkins Glen on west shore. Just 9.6 miles from Catharine Valley Winery. 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 2020 rates (not updated)
Mon-Thurs-$179-$199;Fri-$259;Sat-$279 No pet fee Beautiful hotel right on the lake. Onsite bar and dining room overlooking Seneca Lake. County park next door.