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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

Cross the moat to this 1927 three-bedroom Tudor home furnished with everything you might expect in your own house: towels, linens, toiletries and even Band-Aids. The kitchen is fully stocked with spices, butter, oil, Pop-Tarts and anything else you may need to cook. Just grab your groceries and start making dinner. The Castle also offers hi-speed wireless internet, cable TV, a DVD library, a deck for outside dining, piano and a library of classics.

Missing the wardrobe of royalty? We've got you covered. Try on our dress-up clothes, play with the masks, or don the helmets imported from Scotland. It’s just for fun.

We don't want you to miss out on some of the best features of the Castle, so we've set up a Treasure Hunt that sends you exploring to find cache at the end.

This is not a B&B, but a guest house where you get the whole house. 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; no pets allowed.

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

More Details

Owner
Kitty Hall-Thurnheer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

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 West Elmira

The Castle was built in 1927 with superior craftsmanship including lots of natural wood and solid wood doors with heavy iron hinges. The house is furnished with antiques and the best and most comfortable 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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • winery tours

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Castle on Glen in West Elmira
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
Hamlin, NY USA
5

The castle provides you with quite an experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was not a stay; this was an experience. We had a fantastic time in the very unique house/castle. Kitty thought of every little detail and was very personalized in her welcoming of our group of six. She had pamphlets and a binder with all sorts of suggestions for what to do in the area. (We went to Corning Museum of Glass for the day.) Within the castle, she provided the scavenger hunt (so clever!) and there were some games as well. You can choose your level of silliness/adventure with not just the trunk of accessories, but closets of attire/costumes too! Absolutely no hesitation recommending a stay here! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 4 nights at The Castle. We loved it! It was super comfortable. Kitty has thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable. My 6 year old niece LOVED the dress up clothes and the treasure hunt was also a big hit. We definitely plan to stay there again when we are in town.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My daughters and I had a magical time.

  • 5 of 5

The castle had everything we need and more for our fall getaway. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

/An oasis in the desert

  • 5 of 5

The Castle on Glen is by far the very best holiday I have every had. Not only is it unique in quality and furnishings, the hospitality of the owner far exceeds the norm. All the extra touches were awesome . The enchantment of staying at the castle will be a life time memory for my senses. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone whether they be a newly wed or a full family. There is something for all ages to enjoy .

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ladies Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Castle on Glen this past weekend. The house was clean, comfortable, and full of character. The treasure hunt was clever and a great way to introduce us to our castle for the weekend. We definitely would love to visit again. Thank you Kitty and John!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazingly well appointed and filled with fairytale charm!

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a neighborhood but feels isolated on a hill. The beautiful dark wood interiors are immaculately clean and the kitchen is one of the best stocked I've ever seen. The hostess literally seems to think of everything! There is even a scavenger hunt to help get acquainted with the castle! I can not wait to go back for another stay!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
Grad wkend 2018
25 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£482
for 3 nights
From
£161
£964
£3,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£482
for 3 nights
From
£161
£964
£3,214
 
 
Winegl
27 Sep 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£482
for 3 nights
From
£161
£964
£3,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Thksgiving 2018
22 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£482
for 3 nights
From
£161
£964
£3,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£482
for 3 nights
From
£161
£964
£3,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£321
for 2 nights
From
£161
£964
£3,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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