GLEN IRIS INN: "Waterfalls out the front door!" Top 5 Page for this destination Letchworth State Park Hotel Tip by mtncorg

Letchworth State Park Hotels: 4 reviews and 8 photos

  Morning sunshine touches the Glen Iris Inn
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  • Morning sunshine touches the Glen Iris Inn - Letchworth State Park
      Morning sunshine touches the Glen Iris Inn
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  • End of another long day at the Glen Iris Inn - Letchworth State Park
      End of another long day at the Glen Iris Inn
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Purchased in 1859 along with 1000 surrounding acres by William Letchworth, the building was further developed into a comfortable estate. Letchworth was responsible for saving the area from possible development by would-be power developers who hoped to dam the river in the gorge which would have inundated the falls. He had wanted to turn his home at his death into an orphanage, but with the threat from local power companies, he gave his home and lands - three years before his death in 1906 - to the State of New York for the development of what would become today’s State Park. The home has been restored into a period country inn - since 1914 - with lots of pictures relating back to the time when it was the Letchworth home. Rooms are small, but comfortable. There is only one television to be found in a common room on the third floor. The thunder of the waters of Middle Falls are ever-present. A nice on-site restaurant cinches the deal as do the verandah chairs out front where you can enjoy your post-prandial cigar in true Gilded Age style.

Unique Qualities: Middle Falls, great verandah and fine attached restaurant

Comparison: about average
Phone: (585) 493-2622
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Inn
Website: http://www.glenirisinn.com/

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