2021 Pet-Friendly Hotels and Campgrounds

The Grapehound Wine Toursm July 20-25, 2021

 2021 information  Updated March 2021

Sned Acres Campground

6590 South Cayuga Lake Road

Ovid, NY 14521

(607) 869-9787
Campsites, rental RV trailers and cabins still available here at Sned Acres

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


​​​​​Grayhaven Motel
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.

Hampton Inn-Ithaca

337 Elmira Road
Ithaca, NY 20176 
2021 rates
607-277-5500  No pet fee

Hampton Inn is among our most pet-friendly hotels!     $189 per night with no pet fee.   They are in Ithaca near a big Wegman's supermarket and a Walmart.  No limit on number of dogs.  A rural, easy 22 mile drive to the winery.  Closer than Waterloo or Geneva by 15+ miles.

​Country Inn & Suites
1100 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY
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

607-882-2345    vineyardvillas@htva.net

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 

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.  

Catharine Cottages

Montour Falls, NY 

Phone 607-535-0000     

Email:  info@catharinecottages.com

www.catharine cottages.com

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.  

Longhouse Lodge

3625 State Route 14

Watkins Glen, NY  14891

607-535-2565  Updated  2021 Rates

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
 2021 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.   Updated 8-20-2020

A tent at Seneca Sol near Burdett

Cayuga Lake Cabins

Sold out for 2021 (near Cayuga Lake off Rt. 89)  607-738-9288 cayugalakecabins@gmail.com

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.


Lakeside Resort

3812 Route 14

Watkins Glen, NY 14891


2021 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! 

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 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/

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.

 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.

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.

Quality Inn-Waterloo

​(formerly Holiday Inn-Waterloo/Seneca Falls)   2021 rates Updated 3-29-2021

2468 Mound Road

Waterloo, NY


Twenty discounted rooms now available as of July 12th!  Call hotel directly not 800 number. 

Ask for Grapehound room block. 

Great rate!  $109/night.  No pet fees. 

Located on north end of Seneca lake, about 35 miles from Catharine Valley Winery.  Rooms available.

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.

Microtel Inn-Geneva

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)



Seneca Lodge  
3600 Walnut Road
Watkins Glen, NY   
Updated for 2021 
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

Quality Inn-Ithaca

356 Elmira Road

Ithaca, NY  Updated 2021 rates


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

(607) 535-4438

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.

Windswept Farms

3934 Tichenor Rd.

Hector, NY    

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.

Chieftain Motel

3814 Route 14

Watkins Glen, NY


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.