'THE GREY BARN' GORGEOUS PRIVATE HOUSE IN THE FINGER LAKES

Sarah Thomson

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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'THE GREY BARN' GORGEOUS PRIVATE HOUSE IN THE FINGER LAKES

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4 Bedrooms plus full futon sofa, 1 and 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9. or more.

The Grey Barn Offers Unique Lodging in a Beautiful Setting

The house is a beautifully renovated and specially designed for vacations events, retreats and short term rentals in the heart of the Finger Lakes. With four unique bedrooms, two downstairs and two upstairs, it can easily sleep 9 guests.

The new kitchen is large and completely equipped. There are cooking utensils, dishes,coffee pots etc. The large open space is perfect for families and reunions. There are large sunny living spaces, a dining area and an open upstairs area with TV for playing DVD's or hook up your computer. One and a half baths, full laundry, fresh linens, towels and soaps are provided. On 2 acres there is room for outdoor activity, games or relaxing.

Enjoy the views from the upstairs deck or the patio, and use the grill provided .

You will be 3 miles to Cayuga Lake and 7 miles to Cornell and Ithaca. We are on the Wine Trail.

The Grey Barn is truly a complete home away from home.

Wifi Internet , cell service, lots of parking.

On the Property : The Grey Barn is perfect for families on vacation, visiting students, reunions, weddings, or any occasion. Hikers, cyclists, ornithologists and all recreation minded folks are welcome to stay to take advantage of all the Finger Lakes has to offer. On 2 pristine acres, there is lots of room to get out and enjoy the country. Set up the croquet set and play a game. Throw the football around or just relax with a good book. Ithaca Farmers market or our own organic farm will keep you fed and entertained. There is a charcoal grill so you can cook your favorite meals outside.

Ithaca and The Finger Lakes Area: Ithaca is Gorges! We are fantastically lucky to have 6!!! parks in the area with a variety of gorges, astonishing waterfalls, beaches,playgrounds, fishing and endless activities.

For birders there is the Cornell Ornithology lab, a world renowned resource. We are on the famous Wine Trail. Hiking trails and mountain biking are what put Ithaca on the list of top 10 small cities to live in. The Ithaca Farmer's Market is the best in the US.

We have restaurants for all tastes from 5 star to carry out. For shoppers we are 4 miles to the 'Malls at Ithaca' and not too far from Waterloo and the Carousel Mall in Syracuse.

With a Regal Cinema Theater and the Cinamopolis there are options for everyone.

Events at The Grey Barn: The house can be used for many kinds of occasions. The large open floor plan makes it perfect for larger groups who want to share meals, entertain, and enjoy each others company. Families appreciate the large gathering spaces as well as the quiet private areas. It is perfect for wedding guests from out of town, a mid sized reception or the wedding itself. Just ask and we can figure it out!

Reunions, anniversaries, retreats, work related events can all be held here. We are 2 miles to the Ithaca Airport, so travel is easy.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is a great place to stay! We had 8 people (two kids) staying and it worked out great. They have a big upstairs for those who want a little more privacy or need more space. The whole place is clean and had bright, happy colors and artwork on the wall. They had all of the amenities that you need for a short stay, including games and such for kids. We were able to get into Ithaca within 10 minutes. I would definitely rent this place again. VRBO Referral Jenny(Chicago )
Nov 2012
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Sarah Thomson

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When I came to the finger lakes I knew I was home. As a lover of the country there is no more beautiful scenery than Cayuga Lake and its rolling hills, gorges and waterfalls. As a lover of cities, Ithaca is a unique blend of college town, agricultural center and state of the art high tech industry. There are restaurants representing cuisine from all over the globe, world renowned museums and infinite things to do and see. I enjoy helping people get the most from their well earned vacations. That is why we put so much thought into designing The Grey Barn as a home away from home for travelers from all over the world. Come experience The Finger Lakes with us!

Sarah Thomson purchased this house in 2007

The Grey Barn will be going SOLAR soon!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

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'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews
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'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294476
(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

The Grey Barn

  • 5 of 5
The Grey Barn is everything it promises to be, and was the perfect place for our family to gather for our daughter's wedding at Cornell. The open floor plan more than accommodated the 30+ people we entertained for a pre-wedding barbeque. (It rained that evening, and everyone HAD to be inside.) The house features a kitchen that is fully stocked with cooking and dining utensils. There is a large dining area and comfortable furniture arranged in inviting conversation circles in the great room. The owners have furnished this house with many special touches to make visitors feel completely at home; live plants, interesting artwork, family board games, radio, TV, etc. The bedrooms are large and very comfortable. Beautiful linens, comforters, pillows, and thick, soft towels are furnished. The owners are very nice and were available at all hours. The house was clean and beds were freshly made when we arrived. The landscaping is attractive and well maintained. The property is just a few minutes outside of Ithaca in a quiet, private rural area; about a 15 minute drive to The Commons downtown, or Cornell University campus. There are shopping malls, a movie theater complex and restaurants just minutes away. We would definitely rent this house again... and would stay longer next time!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294476
(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

A wonderful place to stay and sip vino!

  • 5 of 5
Very clean. I loved the the open floor plan of the main social/gathering area. Slept a lot of women comfortably. Beautiful artwork and decor. Thanks for a wonderful girlfriends getaway weekend. Would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Myriah, Yes it is a good "girlfriend getaway house" and I hope you return to sip vino with your friends soon!
Take care,
Sarah
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'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294476
(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
4

Great location for Graduation Celebration

  • 4 of 5
We were greeted by owner Sarah Thompson and felt as though we were at our "home away from home" which was just the point as we wanted to host our son's graduation party for his friends and their families. The set up of the house was perfect for such a gathering with the expansive kitchen, dining room and living room. We were fortunate to have a beautiful day and enjoy the garden, yard, and gorgeous sunset. The entire property is well maintained and very clean. The listing is accurate, the surrounding area beautiful with easy access to downtown Ithaca. The 4 star rating reflects our desire to have 2 full bathrooms otherwise it is a 5 stars!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jean,
How wonderful to have you all here for your big event! It is always a pleasure for me to see families get together. I am so glad the house worked for you and hope we will see you again.
(I too wish we had another full bathroom but such are the limits of space! )
Take care,
Sarah
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'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294476
(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5
Our group rented The Grey Barn for the weekend to celebrate our friend getting married. We set everything up with Sarah (the owner) and she was great! The house is much larger than anticipated and was more than enough room for the 6 of us who stayed the weekend. We enjoyed the "great room" because we could stay involved with everyone no matter what we were doing, whether it was cooking or eating or sitting around and talking. It is close to the wineries so we rented a bus to pick us up and take us on a tour! I would definitely recommend The Grey Barn to anyone looking for a great little get-away.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Myriah for your comments. I am so glad you had fun together and the house worked for you. I love seeing the house get used for reunions and vacations. Ithaca is such a wonderful place to play!
Come again any time,
Sarah
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'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294476
(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

What a beautiful place for a wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5
This place is so spacious and cozy all at the same time. We were able to spread out for our own space but also be near each other to join each other's company. The kitchen is great for being able to cook to our liking and the living space is great for us all to be together. I'm so glad my friends and I were able to book this place for our bachlorette weekend! Definitely would recommend this place to anyone!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all had a good time! Yes, the house is great for gatherings for the reasons you mentioned above. It is often noted to be larger than it looks in pictures,there is lots of room for everyone!
Come again any time!
Sarah
business
'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p294476
(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

A delightful relaxing get a way

  • 5 of 5
The Grey Barn is one of those rare places that is actually bigger and more spacious than it even looks in the pictures. It is open, airy, bright with a wonderful touch of the whimsical. We stayed with our three grown sons, their partners and my mom and never felt crowded or in each other's way. Privacy and time together were both so easy. Our family are big cooks, and the kitchen was so well equipped that we cooked every meal there. The bathrooms are clean and well stocked, the towels plush, the bedrooms cozy. The owners go out of their way to make sure you have what you need to make your stay everything you want it to be. They are responsive to your needs and delightful people. Over the weekend we visited some of the local parks but mostly we all enjoyed cooking, playing games and just being together in this wonderful home. I would highly recommend the Grey Barn to local residents like myself for housing family reunions, or for out of towners who want to enjoy all the Finger Lakes have to offer, while ending each day in a home away from home, but even better. You don't have to make the beds or do the laundry. All the comforts of home and none of the work.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. You are always welcome to stay at The Grey Barn and we will do the laundry!
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Map

Map

Cornell University
Ithaca Farmers' Market
Wegmans
Cornell Plantations
Purity Ice Cream Company
Ithaca Bakery
Stewark Park
Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary
Six Mile Creek Vineyard
Bookers Backyard
Boatyard Grill
Myers Park
King Ferry Winery maker of Treleaven Wines
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
"Newly remodeled for winter and summer activity!"
Robert H. Treman State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park
"Fantastic hiking and swimming!"
Taughannock Falls State Park
"Another Must see waterfall!"
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Ithaca
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Steamboat Landing
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Syracuse
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Myers Park
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Crossroads
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ithaca
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Crossroads, Rouges Harbor, Bookers, Ciao

The motto for Ithaca is ' Ithaca is gorges' This play on words reflects both the phenomenal gorges no less than 6 of them within 15 miles and most within 7 miles. These fantastic gorges can be easily accessed to hike and some have swimming holes. Gorgeous is Cayuga Lake and surrounding area. The lake beckons you to swim, fish, boat or just watch its many moods. At The Grey Barn you will be on the Wine Trail, near the Cornell Plantations and Ornithology Lab.

If you are a biker you are in one of the top Mountain biking areas in NY and road biking can't be better.

You will be tempted by multiple restaurants with diverse cuisines nearby. However you may prefer to pick up local foods and cook them at home in the full large kitchen back at The Grey Barn.

If you are interested in vegetable farming we have an organic vegetable farm 4 miles down the road that we would be happy to show you and offer fresh produce in season.

However you spend your time you will want to return to see the area in a different season and light and we will welcome you back!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
May 5 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
 
low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Please call or email for 2014 rates.
If you are planing an event or group gathering please call or email for special event pricing.
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Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Amenities

Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Lake ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , downstairs, private room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs, private
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs with balcony and private entrance.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double bed futon sofa.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , upstairs single bed
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • caves
  • library
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • roller blading
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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