FAINTING GOAT ISLAND

Inn
 

ABOUT

Overlooking my 17 acre island in the Susquehanna River (1 mile east of Tioga Downs Casino, 1 minute off Interstate 86/17 on the NY/ PA border) is the Fainting Goat Island Inn. The proximity of Tioga Downs, Breweries and Wineries, Tioga Country Club, and a gathering of small towns makes this an excellent location for a fun, relaxing place to stay at ..... a step back in time.
 

The Fainting Goat Island Inn was voted the 2nd in the 2019 USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards for the Best Haunted Hotel Category.

 "The guestbook is filled with rave reviews peppered with experiences that will send a shiver down your spine. Guests have reported being woken by the voices and visions of two women having tea in the Fainting Room. A child-sized chair has moved beside the bed in the Nubian room, gum balls have spilled onto the floor of an empty hall, footsteps have been heard on a staircase that no longer exists, and eyes have looked back from mirrors. According to a recent intuitive guest, the most active spirit is a little boy. There’s a story about a doll and a knife found in the ceiling and other chilling experiences that the owners are happy to tell on their haunted tour!" - Haunted History Trail of New York State.


Step outside the Inn for a walk around the ample grounds and enjoy the gardens and its many perennials. Bring a book and sit by the river, watch the deer on the island, the ducks on the water, the eagles, and the Pyrenees Mountain dogs. Don't forget to check out the Fainting Goats!! (and Porkchop, the potbelly pig).

There will be homemade baked goods and a light selection of breakfast foods available in the morning for all guests. 

 

Check in is at 4PM and check-out it at 11AM

(Please contact us if you would like to make other arrangements)
 

Non- smoking
Some small pets allowed- please contact us first if you plan on bringing your pet.  

 

OUR ROOMS

There are 5 large bedrooms with private or semi-private baths and period furnishings, including old-time phonographs in each room. All rooms also have the usual amenities such as television, coffee maker, and wireless internet. There is a full size lounge downstairs for relaxation and gathering. 

 

OUR ATTRIBUTES

Breakfast

 

Small Continental Breakfast including homemade goods.

Free Wifi

 

Every room has access to free Wifi.

Garden

 

The Inn is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Fishing and Canoeing

 

Boat launches nearby- fish the Susquehanna right from the back yard.

Island Bird Watching

 

Bald Eagles, various water fowl and songbirds have all been spotted!

The Permanent Residents

Visit with all the spoiled critters!

 

 

      TESTIMONIALS

"We had an amazing night, especially at your cozy little B&B.  I loved the fact its only a few minutes from Tioga Downs.  Oh by the way, your ghosts do travel in this room, not as bad as in the hallway!   They are friendly, no worries.  I heard 2 women's voices by my window around 2am, no one was outside.  Thank you for being so kind and sweet to us on our stay.  We definitely will recommend you to our friends."   -   Misty and Chris .  October 19, 2019

"What a wonderful place to stay overnight.  We woke up very rested, even though there were footsteps back and forth across those beautiful wood floors the entire time.  Your rooms are very active.  Thanks so much for our great breakfast and your show of hospitality."  

  - Theresa and Aimee . October 20

"We really enjoyed everything from the ghost tour to all the ghost stories.  Waking up to fresh bread and cinnamon rolls was amazing.  We enjoyed meeting you and had a great time talking to you.  We heard foot steps above us and the hubby heard voices and a chain dragging outside on the deck.  We will be coming back!  Thank you so much!! 

 -  Crystal and Steven  October 2019

 

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THINGS TO DO

Tioga Downs Casino Resort

 

The Casino-Resort is located just a mile up the road!  

Breweries & Wineries

 

Just a short drive to award winning breweries and wineries

Antique Shopping

 

Tioga Downs Antiques Market, Early Owego Antique Center, Red Door, and  Ithaca Antique Center are

all nearby.

Hiking

 

Driving distance to State Parks such as Robert Treman, Newtown Battlefield, and Buttermilk Falls!

Museums

 

Central to The Corning Museum of Glass, The Roberson Museum, Finger Lakes Museums and more!

Golfing

 

Located close to En-Joie, Tioga , Shepard Hills, Tomassos, and many more!

 

History Of The Inn

A view of the east portion of the Fainting Goat Island. (circa 1870?)

The Fainting Goat Inn is one of the Railroad Hotels that people stayed at while traveling the Erie/ Lackawanna Railroads.

 

CONTACT US

Tel: 607-972-9849  (cell)

1311 West River Road, Nichols NY 13812

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