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First Review by michaeljfisher

Lovely getaway near Farm Sanctuary in upstate NY - Edit

My partner and I absolutely loved our one-night stay at Ginger Cat this past Valentine's Day. When we arrived, Gita surprised us with two delicious heart-shaped chocolate desserts in our room. The breakfast that we were treated to the next morning was just as delicious! She made us coconut yogurt parfaits with granola and berries, banana muffins, waffles with fruit and maple syrup, and hash browns.

Ginger Cat is really close to wine country, and we got to visit one winery for a tasting and another for dinner. On her website, Gita has a listing of vegan-friendly wineries.

Gita was a perfect hostess; we loved talking with her over breakfast and afterwards. Her cats are extremely sweet, but they are kept in a separate area if you're allergic or just not a fan. We could have hung out with the cats all day and stayed another night quite easily :)

If you're looking to do the wine trails nearby or want to visit Farm Sanctuary in nearby Watkins Glen, you'll love staying at Ginger Cat!

Pros: quiet and relaxing, friendly owner and cats, delicious breakfast


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Stay here. It's great. - Edit

Gita's place is great. The entire place is full of a beauty, peace and love. You will never find a more welcoming place to stay. Gita makes the best breakfast. The first day we had a tofu frittata pie, bake apple oatmeal, sauteed kale with cashews, almond yogurt with fresh fruit, salad and a few other things. The second day was make-your-own burrito day plus the yogurt parfait and blueberry muffins. The blueberry muffins were great! She even gave us the recipe. All the food was abundant and delicious. Almost everything was local...even some fruits and veggies from her very own garden! There is plenty of coffee or tea options too.

Gita is knowledgeable about the local area too so ask her about the best places to go and the times to go to them and you'll be very happy. We had a plan and instead followed Gita's recommendation and it was perfect! You can ignore any other reviews about the sulfur in the water because she's gotten that all taken care of so there's no need to bring your own water. We came prepared to use a few gallons and didn't use any (other than to drink with on our ride home). The B&B is very close to vineyards (Lakewood is the best, skip Castle Grisch, Glenora is ok) and downtown Watkins Glen (about an 8 min ride at the most). Everything was clean and welcoming. Brochures about every place you could think about going to...and anything else you can just ask Gita for more info. A lot of great books to read too. It can get a little warm at night in the summer but the rooms have fans (at least Ariel room does). There is A/C that she typically runs during the day if it's really hot out.

If you're coming to Watkins Glen, there's no better place to stay than the Ginger Cat :)

Pros: Vegan heaven, Great location, Welcoming home

Cons: None, really.


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Amazing Place for Vegans! - Edit

This is a wonderful B&B, especially for vegans! The host, Gita, is super friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The house is clean and welcoming and is set on 15 acres of beautiful country property. It's only a 5 minute drive into Watkins Glen, and 10 minutes to Farm Sanctuary. She has a number of very friendly cats that are not allowed in the guest quarters, but you can go in and play with them whenever you want!

The food is phenomenal. We had Sat/Sun brunches and it's vegan home cooking at it's best. Gita makes a variety of tasty vegan dishes with lots of local and organic ingredients, some even from her own garden!

Even the bathroom is outfitted with vegan products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.) and is clean and well maintained.

We would highly recommend this B&B to any vegan visiting Watkins Glen!

Pros: Totally vegan!, Quiet, Friendly (both Gita and the cats)


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