|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
'Gratitude & Grace' is a beautiful 14 room Victorian farm house from the 1870's, set in the picturesque Finger lakes region of Upstate New York. It rests on top of a large hill, surrounded by fields and woods and only 10 miles from Ithaca, New York. A perfect spot to rent away from the hustle and bustle of Ithaca for Cornell graduation or Ithaca College graduation.
7 bedrooms total (6 internal bedrooms, one external bedroom, a loft) and 3 baths. (1 King, 3 Queen and 3 full sized beds)
A stunning large master bedroom with a king-sized sleigh bed, private bath ,shower, jacuzzi and a meditation loft.
A spacious living room with 60''HDTV Smart TV, Blue Ray player and comfortable sofas, Broadband internet, WiFi and cable TV are included. Beautiful in ground pool and hot tub. Patio & porch barbecue grill, wood stove, fireplace and hardwood floors.
Spacious kitchen with 2 separate dining areas. a large family room and dining area overlook the grounds.
The Love Shack
Separate from the rest of the house is a charming summer bungalow. Perfect For a couple who might like some romantic privacy totally away from the rest, or ideal for someone who likes their space in a semi- closer to nature outdoor setting. Furnished with a full size bed.
The Wedding Barn!
Weddings, Parties and Special Events:
Gratitude & Grace now offers the perfect and intimate space for weddings, retreats, large dinners & special events. A newly restored historic barn from the 1870's. Make your wedding or special event unique with this magical space. It's SPECTACULAR!
The Wedding Barn is 3000 sq. ft.of rustic elegance. Complete with a prep kitchen for caterers. (Photos available)
If you're concerned about people wearing high heels in a barn... don't be. I've added tongue & groove flooring throughout just to make sure no one gets their heels stuck!
The price for the wedding barn is $2500.00, this is a one time fee for the entire time you are renting the house. Please note: Rates are subject to change
Please come for a visit!
Ron is a world class musician and composer.His diverse and eclectic musical career has spanned over 4 decades and includes playing drums in the heavy metal band Blue Oyster Cult to the writing of over five hundred scores for national and worldwide broadcast. He has worked in collaboration with producers and filmmakers from CBS, Discovery, Turner, CNN, A&E,Animal Planet, Disney, National Geographic, The Travel Channel, The Learning Channel, Audubon and Discovery Health.
Ron Riddle purchased this chateau / country house in 2000
Welcome to PARADISE!
'Gratitude & Grace' is so AMAZING, you have to see it to believe it! Please come for a visit.
There are so many unique benefits to 'Gratitude & Grace' that it's almost impossible to name them all!
But, if you're having a wedding... you can have your wedding party stay right on the property.
Master bedroom is perfect for the bride and groom on their wedding night. Complete with king size sleigh bed, cathedral ceiling, separate bathroom with jacuzzi and a meditation loft!
Everyone can relax in the spacious living room with 60''HDTV Smart TV, Blue Ray player and comfortable sofas, Broadband internet, WiFi and cable TV are included. Beautiful in ground pool and hot tub. Patio & porch barbecue grill, wood stove, fireplace and hardwood floors.
We could not have even dreamed up a better setting for our wedding! The property is absolutely beautiful and the barn complete with a gorgeous new chandelier is absolutely SPECTACULAR! Combined with perfect weather for our wedding last weekend, Gratitude & Grace was everything we could have hoped for and more. All of our guests could not get over how beautiful everything was and the breathtaking fall foliage on display in every direction was extra special for our guests from far away. We would recommend this venue to absolutely anyone looking for that perfect combination of rustic elegance for their wedding! Wish we could do it again!
There could not have been a better place to celebrate our daughter's graduation from Ithaca college! We had plenty of room for the whole family, loved the beautiful house, it was close to Ithaca, but felt like you were in the country, and had the perfect hosts Ron and Bernie. Ron has given the house and the wonderful barn a lot of personal touches. I only wished we had had a large event so we could have rented the barn too, an absolutely amazing space for a special occasion. We did have a cookout at the house by the pool for our family and our daughter's closest friends and their families. We escaped the crowds downtown, trying to find a restaurant that had space for our large family, and enjoyed this beautiful property and a relaxing time together during this special occasion. This was a truly amazing experience and I highly recommend this property.
Everything about Gratitude & Grace is what is promised, and more. The property is magnificent, the home laid back and comfortable and the host, a treasure. Our experience there was enchanting. We loved the barn, the pool, our room, the light, the roses, our breakfast, Bernie and, most of all, Ron himself, the heart and soul of the place. Can't wait to have another reason to visit.
My family came up for Cornell's graduation weekend and stayed with Ron. It was an amazing experience. The farm house is quaint, well decorated (in a funky, rural, folksy style) with all the modern accoutrements: big screen TV w/DVD collection, leather couches, nice kitchen, great outdoor grill, hot tup and pool. The big screen TV and common room area was perfect for watching the Bruins playoff games while we were there. Furthermore the land around the house is gorgeous. There is a rolling back yard and you can hiking in the woods/land behind the barn. It is close to enough to Ithaca (5 min drive), but far enough that you feel you are living in the country. There is a hot tub and a pool - which we thoroughly enjoyed. Most of our nights ended in the hot tub, just relaxing and stargazing. I have a lot of experience in landscaping. The garden around the house and the lawn was very well manicured/cared for. Ron does a phenomenal job keeping the place up to snuff. Large houses can be high maintenance, but you can tell Ron is on top of it and puts a lot of hard work and love into the property. One of the best experiences was meeting Ron. He is very accommodating, and friendly. You instantly feel like he is a best friends and his laid-back attitude sets the tone for your stay. He has a Saint Bernard aptly named Bernie which occasionally patrols the property. The family fell in love with Bernie and I think we spoiled him/his appetite with dog biscuits that we bought in town.
It was the perfect experience. Everyone, every single member of our party, everyone, from the kids to the adults enjoyed themselves and relaxed over the weekend. It was amazing. When we returned home, we laughed about the fact that we felt like we had been gone for a month. We were so relaxed and reenergized.
I STRONGLY recommend this property.
Gratitude & Grace now offers the perfect space for weddings, retreats, large dinners & special events. A beautifully renovated historic barn from the 1870's. Spectacular & magical! Holds up to 175 people. Complete with a prep kitchen room for caterers. (Photos available)
(Please note: Barn events are an addition charge and special event rates apply).
This is a beautiful 14 room Victorian farm house from the 1870's, set in the picturesque Finger lakes region of Upstate New York. It rests on top of a large hill, surrounded by fields and woods and only 10 miles from Ithaca, New York. A perfect spot to rent away from the hustle and bustle of Ithaca for Cornell graduation or Ithaca College graduation.
The estate graciously accommodates up to 17 guests. Located close to many wonderful activities in Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region. Including Finger lakes Wine country, wine tours, hiking trails
Perfect for cross country skiing right outside the door ( or trails 5 minutes away), Down hill skiing 40 minutes away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change until reservation is made and rental agreement is signed.|