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Castle on Glen in West Elmira

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

More Details

Kitty Hall-Thurnheer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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.


West Elmira House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2: The Purple Room - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1: The Red Room - 1 king
    Bedroom 3: The Blue Room - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours


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Castle on Glen in West Elmira
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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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.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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/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 .

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Central New York

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!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suffolk, Va.

Magical Days on the Glen

  • 5 of 5

Nana and FairyGrandma stayed here for two nights with our granddaughter, who is 5. Our brief stay was nothing short of magical! Our granddaughter loved everything...dressing up, the castle itself, the most amazing tree in the backyard, the treasure hunt, the castle book, the living room rug, the landscaping, the fairy lights, and the many interesting and lovely furnishings and decorations. Meanwhile Nana and FairyGrandma got to know each other (our children had just married two months before) while enjoying watching our granddaughter thoroughly enjoy herself.

Each of our rooms was very comfortable. There were many unexpected little treats and touches that made this castle feel more like home than a rental.

Kitty is the Queen of hostesses. She is responsive to questions before your stay. She provides everything to make your stay perfect. I left my phone charger, and she got it to me right away.

To keep it honest....One night was a trifle warm because of no air conditioning...but it was an unusually hot day in Elmira, still the Castle, which is canopied by trees was bearable. There are stone steps leading up to the house....more than I would want for everyday of my life, but not so many that a mostly healthy person ....even a 60+ like me...should be concerned.

To sum up...this is perfect for everyone from a young couple looking for a magical getaway to grandparents wanting to give a grandchild or two a special magical treat! The magic is in the Castle on the Glen!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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