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Ginger Cat Bed & Breakfast

What a wonderful B&B!  We were so impressed with the accommodations, your generous hospitality and the magnificent food!

The B&B was everything we could ask for and more!  The attention to detail, cleanliness and beautiful scenery were amazing!

We loved playing with the kitties and talking to you about vegan cheese, animals, etc.

We'll definitely be back!   Good luck with everything.

Amber & Duc
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Thank you for everything! Your home is beautiful and peaceful and we had a wonderful time.  Breakfast was delicious/outstanding/fabulous/etc! Thanks again and we will definitely be back!

Melanie & Phil

Thank you so much for making my family and I wonderful foods.  I'm going to be disheartened waking up tomorrow to just cereal.  You are so welcoming and kind.  I love your cats, Wally, Indiana Jones, Abigail, Shayna, Hannah, Moses and Juliette.  They are all beautiful and special in their own ways.  I look forward to coming here next time.  This B and B is perfect for all families.

- Isaac, 12 years old - Lancaster, PA

Thank you so much for letting my family stay here.  The Ginger Cat is better than any hotel or B&B.  This is a family friendly household and I love you Gita with all my heart.  I also love the seven beautiful cats!  And trust me, I got all their names down.  Wally, Shaina, Abigail, Moses, Juliet, Indiana Jones and Hanna.  I Loved all of them and I will miss them all and miss you soooo much!  This is definitely one of my favorite vacations and we will definitely come back.  Thank You!!!

- Andrew, 12 years old - Lancaster, PA

Thank you for the wonderful stay.  The boys and I loved the wonderful breakfasts you made for us.  The french toast was the best we have ever had.  We would highly recommend your bed and breakfast to all our friends & family.  We look forward to coming back.

- Julia - Lancaster, PA

We really enjoyed your food and home!  Very nice, calm and quaint.  We will be back to visit you again and AGAIN... awesome food!!

P.S. - You were right!  The Farm Sanctuary and the Hoe Down were amazing and one of our best experiences ever.

- Tammy and Ashley - Toronto, Canada

We're not really "guests" any more so perhaps we shouldn't be writing here but you know we have to let you know how much we love and appreciate you.    You are such a generous person and it's a real delight to spend time with you.  "Thank you" doesn't really cover what we need to say, but it's a start.

An extra special 'thank you' from me (Geoff) for all the secret organizing you did behind the scenes.  You made this a wonderful birthday for Amanda. You are a very special person indeed.  It hurts to have to leave.

- Amanda and Geoff - MA

Thank you for another wonderful stay here at the Ginger Cat.  I think Rick put it best when he said "It's like staying at a friend's house."  From the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere to the little details like closing our shades and turning on the light for us to come home to everything was wonderful (especially the food).  Looking forward to visiting you and the kitties again soon!

-Paula and Pete - Rhode Island

Thanks for making my birthday weekend special.  Between the cats & the lemon tofu, things don't get much better.  Your home is lovely.  Thanks for all you do here and al Farm Sanctuary.

- Lynn & Kevin - Auburn, NY

Thank you for a wonderful experience at your lovely home.  We had such a great, relaxing time!  Your meals were beyond comparison.  Thank you also for the great tips about things-to-do & places-to-eat.  This whole week helped to solidify my decision to become vegetarian, and maybe someday vegan.  We wish you the best and all the good wishes for the kitties. Thanks again,

Jim & Mark - Levittown, PA

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Thank you so much for your hospitality.  We had a great visit and I can see how the Ginger Cat B&B won its awards!  Your food was a delicious treat.  And the Ariel Room was cozy and comfortable.  We hope to be back soon to visit you and the Animal Sanctuary.  Thank you again for having this great vegan B&B!

- Dana and Drew

We had such a wonderful stay here at the Ginger Cat!  Despite our late arrival on Friday you had the most delicious chocolate cake ready for us.  Meeting all of the cats was a true pleasure and your love and care of them is admirable.  We loved how you take care of all of the animal neighbors and were inspired by your dedication to Farm Sanctuary.  It's possible to bike there, but if you do it on single-speed bikes, you might have to walk a hill or two.  Thanks so much for a fantastic stay and such delicious food!

- Sarah and Jess

Thank you for your hospitality and generosity.  We really enjoyed our stay at the Ginger Cat B&B.  It was quiet and relaxing, which was perfect for our anniversary.  Your winery & restaurant suggestions were perfect and the breakfast you provided was delicious, especially the scones.

Truly thanks,

- Megan and James

Thank you for sharing your home with us - it made my birthday really special.  Mark loved your quiche and the French toast was amazing!  It was so nice to get away and relax.  Best of luck to you.  This is a one of a kind place.

- Jen & Mark

This is a really magical place and you work so very hard to make sure everything is perfect.  Thank you for having us to stay and for making my (dreaded!) birthday just lovely.  Thanks for helping so much with our plans.  Everything worked out just wonderfully.  I am sure we'll be back again soon. 

- Geoff & Amanda

Thank you for an amazing weekend!  Everything about our stay was perfect and we couldn't have been happier.  Although we had a great time out and about, I think our favorite memories will be those about our stay here (and just because of the phenomenal breakfasts).  Please give all the cats (AKA "the kits") some extra hugs for us every so often.  We'll be sure to keep tabby, I mean, tabs on everyone.  Best wishes to you and we hope to be back soon!

- Justin & Sheryl

Thank you so much for helping to make our 1st anniversary weekend so special!  We knew we were going to enjoy our stay here as soon as we pulled into the driveway, but meeting you and all of your wonderful kitties sealed it for us.  You have a truly beautiful and magical spot here and I feel like we got an extra special experience most people who come through the door don't get!  Thank you for the delicious food and the great company.  I'm sure you haven't seen the last of us!

- Chrissy & Tony

Thank you for making our stay so comfortable & amazing.  I don't even know where to start...Thank you for the great conversations and making us both feel at home.  The food was fantastic!  Every morning got better than the day before.  I've never stayed at a B&B before, but after this trip, I will definitely be back.  Thanks again.

- Shanna & Dave

Thank you so much for everything.  We had a lovely stay and everything was delicious.  We really appreciate the fair trade chocolate cake.  It was scrumptious!  We will be back to visit you and your cats and promise to get to Farm Sanctuary next time.

- Marya & Mike

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  One of our guests took our chocolate cake and turned it into a spectacular, 2 layer birthday cake, frosted in chocolate, topped with raspberries and with raspberry jam between the layers.

The Ginger Cat B&B Chocolate Cake recipe was used as a birthday cake!9/3/09

Hi Gita,

Here's a pic of the B'day cake I made for Ed. Quite yummy! Everyone loved it. Thanks again.







Dear Gita,

I really like this place a lot.  I like the food you make.  I like your garden.  I like all your cats.  I like my room.  I had a great time.

- Anoushka (age 6)

Dear Gita Auntie,

I know I am only 11 but I think I speak for everyone when I say this was one of the best B&B stays in my life.  The breakfast was amazing, along with the chocolate cake.  You have the coolest cats I have ever seen. Thank you and good luck.

- Arvind Mahajan, (age 11)

Dear Gita,

Thank you for the wonderful stay and breakfast.  Being a vegetarian family we really appreciate what you do!  My son sums it up - I loved the cake too!

- Gayatri Mahjan - NY

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Yet another wonderful stay.  Thank you very much for the cooking lesson.  I think everyone I know will be eating that quiche and vegetable pancakes.  I wish you the best in the coming season and hope to come up again real soon.

Ian - Philadelphia, PA

Thanks for another wonderful stay.  I especially appreciated the cooking class and can't wait to try my hand at quiche the smart way.   I'm looking forward to staying with you again soon and trying more of your new recipes.  But your chocolate cake will always be my favorite.  You're an inspiration and I really admire you!!

- Christine - Lansdale, PA

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Just a short stay.  Enjoyed the walk around your property and we were taken aback and delighted to see the deer.  Breakfast was very enjoyable and Carol thanks you for the thought you put into accommodating her gluten-free diet.

- Carol & Marie - Dublin/London

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For us "The Ginger Cat B&B" has not been one "Bed and Breakfast", it has been one F & F (Family and Family!)

We can only say a big "THANK YOU!" for all that you do for us, since the beginning until the last minute.

Happiness is one short and intense moment which appears sometimes in our lives.  That's one of those.  We will never forget it.

A very big hug,
Extitxu & Samuel

P.S.: Next time our english will be better!

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Many thanks for a great stay at your place.  We were very comfortable and really enjoyed the vegan baked goods.  Your place is so convenient to Watkins Glen and yet situated in such a peaceful setting.  Meeting the cats was a real treat.

Thank you,
Lyell and Bob, Concord, MA

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Your absolute care & attention to your guests made me feel very relaxed and comfortable.  The room, vegan toiletries + DELICIOUS FOOD made for a delightful weekend.  Thank you so much!  I wish great success & pleasure with your B&B adventure.

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Thank you for opening your beautiful home.  That at least as much for the great - no...outstanding - breakfasts you served every morning!  They were the best breakfasts I've had in recent memory!

You home steeps in good karma.

Andreas & Kai
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We came in fear of tofu and left with recipes and ideas for delicious vegan dishes!

Gita is a gracious and comfortable innkeeper who joined our family at all the appropriate times, even sharing her guitar.

The Ginger Cat B&B is the perfect counterpoint to the raucous Wine Fest we came for.  We would certainly return to this haven if we come back to the Finger Lakes.

Norman & Suzanne M, Philadelphia, PA
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Dear Gita,

MaryJane,  Ammie,  Keri and I want to thank you so much for making our visit to Watkins Glen and the Ginger Cat so delightful.  Your B&B is so cozy and welcoming.  The place is immaculate and beautifully decorated, reflecting your warmth and compassionate personality.

The amazing breakfasts were beyond delicious....we are still talking about the scones!  How wonderful to have such a bountiful feast....and all vegan!

Especially helpful was your knowledge of the area's restaurants, wineries, hiking trails, and most importantly, Farm Sanctuary.  No one should come to the Watkins Glen area with-out having one of the most heartwarming experiences out there: meeting the brave survivors at the farm...

As you know, MaryJane and I are hoping to bring our non-vegan husbands up to visit in the early spring. We can't think of a better way to begin their education, than meeting you and having your scones!

All the best,
Rhys A
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Thank you for a wonderful time at The Ginger Cat! 

The room and bathroom were clean and comfortable, and the kitchen was filled with snacks and conveniences at our disposal. I loved the garden, raspberry picking, and the delicious vegan food, especially the baked goodies...

Thanks for all the extras you did for us, printing directions, being available by phone, and directions to local activities like blueberry picking and vegan soft-serve :)

Hi to the kitties,

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Hi Gita,

Thank you for making our vacation special. The accommodations at the Ginger Cat were wonderful! The bed was so comfortable that we fell asleep immediately and woke up totally refreshed. The room was also very beautiful and the views and gardens were amazing! I really enjoyed waking up to the birds singing.

We would also like to thank you for all the wonderful food! We especially enjoyed the vegan french toast. As vegans we greatly appreciate the availability of a vegan bed and breakfast. The food was so delicious that it will be enjoyed by non-vegans as well.

Give our best to Wally and all the other kitties. We will definitely be back again next year.

Tumeria and Alex
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Hi Gita,

We had a great time in Watkins Glen & the accommodations at the Ginger cat were wonderful. The food was amazing & abundant. Your house was immaculately clean & so charming. Our room was spacious, cozy,so inviting & the bed was so comfortable....we slept so soundly. This was our first stay at a B&B & you made our entire weekend perfect. We felt so at home in your house & it was like we have known you for years.

Thank you so much for helping to make our time in Watkins Glen so special.

Let Wally know, we will definitely be back.

Sue B
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Hi Gita,

Wally, our residentIt was our absolute pleasure to be your inaugural guests!  We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the accommodations at The Ginger Cat!  The food was excellent, and we are still trying to find a place in New Jersey that sells TofuKan - there are, however, two containers of Silk blueberry yogurt in my fridge! 

Some of the pictures we took of Wally and the crew came out great - they are such wonderful cats!  The room was comfortable, and we slept great.  You took good care of us and made us feel right at home, and you had a wealth of knowledge about the area!  Abigail It was also nice that you were so conveniently located!  We would definitely recommend your B&B to anyone looking for a cozy place to stay and some friendly conversation - as well as some cuddly cats.  :)

Thanks again for everything, looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Kim and Matt

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