Spring at the Inn
Springtime at Magnolia Place means blooming flowers and gentle breezes. It is a time for new things, spring blossoms with sweet-scented blue, pink, and white lilacs, tulips, daffodils and clouds of forsythia, dot the country side. Hundreds of waterfalls burst over outcroppings of rock plunging to icy lake pools below, taking your breath away. Wineries across the county hold barrel tasting and wine and cheese sampling weekends — a great way to sample up-and-coming vintages. Area restaurants issue new tantalizing menus featuring locally grown produce and wines. Watkins Glen starts a new season with newly prepared cars and hopeful drivers, and the Lake once again becomes a place for boaters and fisherman. But mostly it is the newness of the beautiful natural surroundings, combined with the gentle buzz of anticipation.
Summer at the Inn
Summer is a time for spectacular sunsets on Lake Seneca and at Magnolia Place! We actually stop whatever we are doing at sunset and watch as the day melts away into a puddle of orange and crimson sliding behind the hills to the west. Picture postcard villages with wide front lawns, white clapboard houses with front porches furnished with wicker furniture. The sounds of the concert in the square Tuesday nights, old fashioned ice cream parlors, festivals and the roar at Watkins Glen International Raceway all start the Summer Season.
Fall at Magnolia Place
Warm days and crisp nights make fall absolutely perfect at Magnolia Place. Everywhere the county hums with activity — antique fairs, harvest festivals, The Grand Prix, pumpkin festivals, and the annual grape picking festival. Grapes are picked, crushed, and stored in barrels in the fall, so it's a great time to see and participate in the winemaking process firsthand. In mid September, time changes as vintage racecars arrive in the village, ready for the largest vintage motor sports event in the United States-held in conjunction with the Grand Prix Festival in the Village of Watkins Glen. This re-enactment of the original race through the streets of Watkins Glen, takes you back to past glory days.
Winter & Holidays at Magnolia Place
Winter is a great time to visit Magnolia Place. Cozy fires in-room, the opportunity to re-kindle that romance. Although the trees are shedding their leaves, the wineries are still pouring great wine. No busy crowds, in fact, this is a great time to visit the many local wineries, as tasting room folks are not busy and dying to impress you with their favorite vintages.
For the holidays, we decorate Magnolia Place in the style of an old-fashioned New England Christmas. Tinsel and fairies, holly and decked out halls - we go all out for the season. We also bake a sampling of delicious Christmas treats to tantalize you in the evenings.