106-118 Lakeshore Drive. Watkins Glen, NY 14891




Watkins Brewery Vacation Rentals is the next move in development of the shoreline along the south end of Seneca Lake in the heart of Watkins Glen, NY.   Watkins Brewery LLC purchased the abondoned Brewery Building which has housed several businesses including a couple of different breweries, a Frozen Meat Locker, a mill that shipped its product by nearby rail and barge, and was a site owned by Welch's Grape Juice.  Abandoned portions of the structure have been demolished and new construction is underway for vacation rentals.  There is a lot of Watkins Glen heritage asssociated with the building and Watkins Brewery, LLC is proud to preserve it.

The name of the holding company, Watkins Brewery, reflects the building's history, the new building will house seven vacation rentals not a brewery.  The new building will serve as the gateway into Watkins Glen from the north affording much needed lodging opportunity for the area which is already a popular tourist destination.

The seven town home rentals with each having approximately 1400 square feet of living space equipped with a full kitchen, living room, two to three bedrooms, sleeping anywhere from 4-8 guests, two and a half baths, top floor balcony, washer/dryer and a seating deck by the lake with dock for your boat at the adjacent Shangri-La Marina.  Enjoy casting a line in from your boat, take a refreshing swim in the lake, paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, walk to Watkins Glen Gorge, restaurants, community dock, drive to Corning Museum of Glass, the Rockwell Museum and much more.  Wine, Cheese, Brewery and Distrillery trails are easily accessible as well as Watkins Glen International Raceway.  

Within walking distance of your front door sail on the famous True Love sailboat, dine on Captain Bill's Dinner Boat the Seneca Legacy, eat at the Seneca Harbor Station, walk to the Watkins Glen Gorge for a hike and view of the waterfalls, walk the community dock located at Seneca Harbor Park Pier which houses the most photographed building in New York State or stroll downtown to local restaurants, stores and ice-cream shops.

If it is serenity you want, sip your morning coffee or evening wine produced in the area on your top floor balcony.  You will find yourself mesmorized by the sun rays on the lake during the day and by night your view is framed in by over 100 sailboats docked at the County Marina.

Want to get out on the lake, Shangri la Marina will have pontoon boats, jetskis and kyaks for rent.   If its a bike ride on the Finger Lakes trail you want, there are bikes available for rental as well.  The lake side deck places you next to the water, boats and the path of the True Love and the Seneca Legacy.

If its the Finger Lakes world class wineries, craft breweries, cheese trail or distilleries you want to visit, we can help direct you to limosine service for your tours.  Looking for a dining experience, let us help with suggestions on local restaurants.

Each season brings on new experiences - Summer needs no explanation as you have the lake, the views, the boating,  and all that lake life has to offer. Fall brings the vibrant colors of the foliage and the smell of the grapes ripening which in turns brings the harvesting of the grapes and the making of the new wines.  This season also features the Vintage Grand Prix race which attracts numerous vintage cars to run the old road course through the Village of Watkins Glen and the State Park.   The Winter showcases many events such as the Wineries Deck the Halls, Wine and Pasta Weekend and The Ice Bar Weekend. The Spring is marked by the smells of warm weather, sprouting of greenery, fishing season and boats returning to the water.

The Finger Lakes was named one of the ten Best Travel Destinations by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2015 and also named the Wine Region of the year in 2014.  USA Today voted Watkins Glen State Park one of the top three State Parks in the country. Seneca Lake is the largest and deepest of the Finger Lakes and has spectacular views of the hills and vineyards throughout its 38 mile length.


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