TRELLIS COTTAGE - THE 1970'S RE-LIVED! CENTRAL TO CAYUGA AND SENECA LAKES

Allen Reed

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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TRELLIS COTTAGE - THE 1970'S RE-LIVED! CENTRAL TO CAYUGA AND SENECA LAKES

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2 Bedrooms, Full Bath w/Shower, Sleeps 6

In the heart of the Finger Lakes, this ranch house is just twelve miles from Ithaca and ten miles from Watkins Glen. So if one of you is into NASCAR racing and the other wants attend lectures and music, you can have it both ways from here. No traveling down long back roads, either, since we are right on State Route 79, the main road between these two towns.

The home is located on a property which operated for many years as one of the premier landscape plant nurseries in the area. Those days are gone, but the gardens are still there, and rejuvenation efforts are under way.

Offered today for your vacation needs, is a ranch style home that features a nice big open area for the living and dining rooms, two large bedrooms with queen size beds, separate kitchen, full bath with shower only, three porches and lots of parking. The sofa in the living room also has a full size hide-a-bed.

Originally built in the 1970's, we have decided to pursue a decorating scheme that attempts to recreate that era. The real wood paneling (not like today's photographic repro paneling) and low ceilings are perfect for those ever-so-comfy chairs and sofa. The main bedroom has been given an eastern flair, with Japanese woodblock prints and 70's period furniture. Sturdy chairs surround a spacious dining table (with extra leaves!) for eating, organizing, planning, or entertaining. The bright kitchen has a wonderful view of the gardens behind. Vegetables will be grown there all summer, and the apple trees will begin to bear fruit in August. The enclosed front porch is perfect for morning coffee or afternoon reading.

This unit once served as the office for the landscape company, and as such, it has some unique features that are not normally found in a residence. For example, the front bedroom has a nice large set of sliding glass doors that lead out to the glassed-in front porch. However, it also still has pegboard on one wall, and enough cupboards to store luggage for ten people. We are planning an overhaul for some time down the road.

There is a lane that leads back to the rear of the property, which visitors are welcome to use. It goes past the new and old planted areas and back to a berm pond and stream. There are large open lawns that allow space for your dogs to play and exercise, and they are welcome to go swimming in the pond, too!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Allen Reed

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I was born and raised in New York’s 1000 Islands region, even further north than the Finger Lakes. But after I graduated, I left to go to the “big city” - Washington, DC. A few years later, I moved to Baltimore, MD, where I met my wife, a native Marylander. We both watched in dismay as all of the places she used to play as a child fell to the bulldozer and the march of suburbia. After 20-some years, we decided to act on our dreams of moving to the “country” where we could have bigger gardens and possibly even a few chickens.

Whenever we would visit the Finger Lakes, we would find others who had similar dreams to ours. People who had left the high-pressure, high-powered jobs in the city and started digging in the dirt and making things with their hands and growing healthy foods for themselves. Everybody seemed to be optimistic and enthusiastic. We made up our minds that this is where we wanted to live.

After shopping around for a couple years, we found the perfect property in 2007. Though we didn’t actually move in until 2012, we had our new home, and our new life ahead.

Allen Reed purchased this house in 2007

There are many obvious amenities on the property that our guests appreciate as much as we do ourselves. The large open lawn adjacent to the parking area is great for tossing a ball or playing fetch with Fido. Traveling dogs can stretch out after a long ride in the car.

There is a grassy lane that makes a perfect walking path to the other areas of the grounds, over 11 acres total.

This summer, we will be installing a raised garden bed with fresh vegetables for use by our guests. Imagine how good that heirloom variety tomato will taste in your salad or sandwich.

The house is a detached ranch style, surrounded by lawn, gardens, and plenty of parking.

As mentioned in the description, our location is smack dab in the middle of all the action in the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Burdett, Trumansburg, Odessa, Enfield, Newfield, Hector, and Montour Falls are all within a fifteen-mile radius.

My wife and I are very proud to be able to take our turn as “caretakers” of this historic property. The main house is not included in the rental, but it still provides a very dignified and noble view as you pull in the driveway. A New York State historical marker has been placed at the entrance to the property. It states that the house was built in 1815-20, and was originally occupied by the Honorable Henry Fish, who was the first assemblyman from Schuyler County, and chairman of the first Board of Supervisors. Further history of the building tells that one part was originally constructed as a Masonic Lodge in the early part of the 19th century. As you stroll around the grounds, remember that you tread a path that’s nearly two hundred years old.

Drink in all of the joys and entertainment that the Finger Lakes has to offer, and come home afterwards to a peaceful night’s rest in the quiet hamlet of Mecklenburg.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Trellis Cottage - The 1970's Re-lived! Central to Cayuga and Seneca Lakes
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Westminster, MD
5

CONVENIENT, CLEAN, RELAXING, AND WELL EQUIPPED

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was very clean and the kitchen was well equipped. it was delightful to stay in a park-like setting that was convenient to so many beautiful sites. The surroundings are quiet and peaceful. The owners are very helpful and pleasant. The Trellis Cottage was like being at home, only better. Thank you so much for the great stay.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

OWNERS WONDERFUL, THEY SAVED OUR CHRISTMAS!

  • 5 of 5
The home was warm, comfortable, spacious, clean, and as described. The property is beautiful. The Owners... FABULOUS! We had rented another home for Christmas, which ended out being inaccessible due to the weather (snow had come in a few hours before we arrived). So here we were in Ithaca at 4 pm on Christmas Eve with no place to stay - and a car loaded down with "Christmas", me, my husband, daughter, and chocolate lab. Luckily, we were able to get Allen's phone # and by 5 pm we drove up to the Trellis Cottage to find him shoveling the walkway for us. In addition to having the house ready for us at a moment's notice (we arrived roughly 15 minutes after calling him), we were welcomed by the wonderful light display at the main house. One look and we knew Christmas was back on track! Allen was kind enough to find us a little Christmas tree he had stored in the garage, since it was too late for us to go out an get one as planned. In addition to our last minute arrival, since the weather was bad that evening, we had our three other grown children who live in Ithaca stay with us for the night; so they would not have to deal with slippery roads on Christmas morning. Allen completely understood and had no problem with the temporary extra guests. We finally got to meet Kathy, who was working when we arrived, afterward and she was just as friendly and helpful as Allen. The kitchen was fully stocked, we cooked in our entire stay (12/24 - 12/28). The property was wonderful, great for walking out in the snow, and there's even a small hill good for sledding (again, Allen dug through the garage and supplied us with sleds).
The property is not fancy, as described, but certainly spacious enough, comfortable, and welcoming. It is outside of Ithaca proper, but only took us about 15 minutes to get there since it is a straight shot from the house. No problem at all. The house is also convenient to Trumansburg, maybe a 10 minute drive. I would certainly stay here again, and recommend it to others. Words can't express my gratitude to Allen and Kathy for saving our Christmas in many ways.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Oceanside, New York
5

SPACIOUS YET COZY!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for making us feel so welcomed. We had a lovely stay and enjoyed the yard. We also got a peak at a pileated woodpecker out the back window of the kitchen as we had our morning coffee. Everything was clean, comfortable, and accommodating. We also think the location is wonderful. There is so much to see in the area and this location is central to so many of those attractions. The year before we stay at your other location across the way and were just as comfortable. Since we brought our parents the larger cottage was very convenient. Maybe next year we will rent out both units. :) There are no options in the area except your location where you can bring a large family and have so much personal space and still be a stones throw away, We love your hospitality and look forward to seeing you again soon.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Long Island
5

LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5
One of the other reviews mentioned that there were no surprises here and they were right. The description of the cottage is accurate. More importantly to me, it was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked with nice cookware and an array of spices (we rented a house to save a little money on eating out). We were four adults and a baby and there was plenty of room in the house for us to spread out. The property that it is on is gorgeous. I took my daughter for a walk to the back of the property and it was like walking in a park. It's located between Ithaca and Watkins Glen, so we were able to get to a lot of attractions without too much inconvenience. We met one of the owners and he is super friendly and helpful. If we are in the area again, I would absolutely stay here!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Washington, District of Columbia
5

CONVENIENT DOG-FRIENDLY LOCATION NEAR ITHACA

  • 5 of 5
We needed a place to stay for a college visit to Cornell. We were traveling with two teenagers and a small dog, so this property met our needs. It is in a very convenient location less than 20 minutes from the Cornell campus. It is on the main road, but there was no problem with noise. There is a nice yard in the back for walking the dog. The hosts are very friendly and offered us tips on local hikes and vegetables from the garden. We took advantage of the kitchen to have some meals at the house. There is only one bathroom, and you can tell the property used to an office, but that is as described, so we were not surprised. We had dinner at the Moosewood Restaurant one evening, which we enjoyed. The nearby State Park is a must see.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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The Finger Lakes Region of central New York is one of two main wine-producing areas in the state. Mecklenburg is conveniently located between the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. There are over 50 wineries within 15 miles, over 100 within an easy day's travel, and the closest one is only 8 miles away.

The region is fortunate to have many spectacular natural wonders, especially the deep gorges and waterfalls. Hiking trails afford ample opportunity for photography and sightseeing.

Nearby Ithaca is home to Cornell University, Ithaca College, and other institutions of higher learning, with the dynamic night life, sports, music and theatrical activities associated with student life.

If you are into quieter pastimes, the Finger Lakes National Forest is a 10 minute drive away. Sapsucker Woods is a world-class bird watching area with frequent guided tours led by professional naturalists from Cornell. The Museum of the Earth (15 minutes away) has paleontological exhibits and descriptions of the local geographical features that are the source of the area's geological wonders.

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Notes We do not offer a refund of your deposit, unless special arrangements are made with the owners. However, we will be glad to reschedule your stay for a different available date at no charge.

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Amenities

Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
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