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Castle on Glen in West Elmira

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 6

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.

This 1927 three-bedroom Tudor home is furnished with a king, queen and one full bed; cable TV, a DVD library, hi-speed internet, a fully-stocked kitchen, deck, piano and a library of classics.

Missing the wardrobe of royalty? We've got you covered. Try on our dress-up clothes, including a mink coat! It’s just for fun.

And explore the Castle via a treasure hunt, with cache at the end.

Ideal for romantic getaways, reunions or get-togethers. 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 day-minimum, and sorry, no pets allowed.

Need more room? Book my other property located directly across the street: "Enchanted Cottage on Glen" at VRBO #565147. https://vrbo.com/565147

Sorry, but no pets allowed.

More Details

Owner
Kitty Hall-Thurnheer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Kitty Hall-Thurnheer

I love to be pampered so it gives me great joy to create beautiful, comfortable spaces with little surprises of wonderment. Prior to owning a guest house, I was a software guru, a jet pilot, and a journalist. Now I focus on keeping a balance between work and play. If there is anything you need or want, please let me know so I can make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Kitty Hall-Thurnheer purchased this house in 2014

Why Kitty Hall-Thurnheer chose New York

The Castle was built in 1927 with superior craftsmanship including heavy iron hinges on all the solid wood doors. The house is furnished with antiques and the best and most comfortable memory foam-topped beds. You may never want to leave.

What makes this house unique

It's a castle! In case you're attending an event at the Elmira Country Club, the Castle is backed up to it, so you can simply walk home.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Elmira in Chemung County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2: The Purple Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1: The Red Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: The Blue Room - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • winery tours

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Castle on Glen in West Elmira
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
4

Beautiful, well maintained and spacious retreat

  • 4 of 5

Reserved the castle on short notice with little complication. The property was clean and prepared for guests to enjoy. There is a driveway that can hold 3 cars behind one another. There's Wi-Fi and television available if you need it. Loved the space entirely but I needed a working fireplace. Kitty was wonderful to bring a firepit and some starter logs to ease me into the week.

I would recommend this place for solo travelers and families. Costumes are available if kids and parents want to play castle on the hill.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Grand time at the castle!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at the castle. We were looking for a getaway where we could reconnect. With two active teenage girls, the four of us are rarely together for any length of time anymore.

Kitty's castle was just the thing.

My girls enjoyed the dress up and could let their hair down a bit, mom even joined in for some photo ops.

The castle is spotless and any time I found myself needing something, it was there.

Comfortable beds with quality linens, plenty of towels, and many little extras that make you feel special. My girls thoroughly enjoyed the treasure hunt. It was challenging and fun.

If you enjoy staying in unique lodgings you will appreciate this one for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful weekend, home, and host!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the castle with three friends - we were in town for the Wineglass Marathon. We had a fantastic time. The castle is beautiful and Kitty takes those extra steps to ensure that her guests are comfortable and can enjoy the castle theme. There were so many of these little touches - extra toiletries in the bathroom in case you forget something, homemade treats and wine waiting for us in the kitchen, a fun treasure hunt, costumes and dress-up items in every closet, a cabinet full of DVDs, and more. It is located in a lovely neighborhood, and although we mostly spent our time in Corning for race-related activities, if we had more time there is so much more nearby. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

The castle is absolutely adorable. Beautiful, comfortable, and Kitty takes that extra step to make you feel welcome and ensure that you enjoy the fun of the castle theme. My friends and I spent the weekend and had so much fun. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and well appointed home in a peaceful and private setting.

  • 5 of 5

This home is well outfitted with all the essentials and then some. Our family enjoyed the castle theme and garbs/costumes for modeling. Many laughs. The owners clearly have made it an aim to make their guests stay as comfortable as possible. Useful instructions are posted around the home to assist guests. The home is located in a safe and established area of Elmira. This is an older house without A/C cooling. Though the days were in the 90's and evenings in the high 70's F (abnormal for Elmira), we quickly learned the ways of using convective air flow inherent in the design, to make the air somewhat comfortable. It was fitting for a castle theme! We recommend this location and would gladly return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourself, AND the costumes! I look forward to hosting you the next time you're in the area.
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Castle

  • 3 of 5

We loved the Castle, it was all that we expected. The grand kids really enjoyed the stay, especially the treasure hunt. Obviously, air conditioning was an issue, but seeing the structure we understand the reason for not having central air. The manikins were a little daunting, especially for the young ones, but were a neat addition. Loved the deck.

Diane and Ozzie

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback--The mannequins have moved out. And we're working on the a/c issue. Meanwhile we have lots of fans. So glad you enjoyed the Treasure Hunt. I love creating them. I look forward to hosting you again when you're in the area.
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Elmira Corning Regional Airport
Car: recommended

The Castle on Glen is located on a quiet residential street. There is so much to do in the surrounding areas. The wineries are only 45 minutes away and now include breweries and distilleries. Grappa anyone? If you enjoy antiques, you must visit Antique Revival. Restaurants: Charlies Cafe is only about two miles away and serves a great atmosphere and simple American food for lunch and dinner; closed Mondays. Taninos is worth the 15-20 min drive for brick-oven pizza and great Italian cuisine. Aviation your thing? Be sure to take a drive up to Harris Hill to watch and maybe take a ride in a glider. This is Mark Twain country and Elmira College has his writing studio which is available for tours. There are brochures and directions in the house.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Elmira, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Independence 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£522
for 3 nights
From
£174
£1,044
£3,479
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£522
for 3 nights
From
£174
£1,044
£3,479
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Wineglass 2017
29 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£522
for 3 nights
From
£174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
23 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£522
for 3 nights
From
£174
£1,044
£3,479
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£522
for 3 nights
From
£174
£1,044
£3,479
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£348
for 2 nights
From
£174
£1,044
£3,479
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

This property has a lot of steps, both in the house and outside. There are stone steps leading up to the Castle. If you or one of your guests has difficulty with stairs, this is not the property for you to rent. You must be able to easily navigate steps and uneven footing to enjoy staying here.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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