|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Far above Cayuga waters, the Upper House can view Cornell across the lake form a full outdoor decks, rolling green lawns step you down to the lake front, a dock and boat house.
About the owner: The shoreline of Cayuga Lake is my home. I grew up in Florida, vacationing in Ithaca from 1976 every summer. When I retired I was able to purchase this original old treasure.
Time here has inspired two of my children to choose Cornell for their education.
Fire pits, smoors on the lake, and hot fudge sundries from Purity Ice Cream get you through those growth moments of life.
We are spoiled with, air conditioning, and city water (all the luxuries not common to the lake cottages of our years as a tenant, each summer).
Quiet surrounds us, as in a bubble, while outdoor grilling.
When reading in the nook on the second floor time stands still.
I love to sleep downstairs at night, while my kids are all snuggled upstairs playing cards, giggling with cousins and friends. There is always room for one more at this lake house.
We are connected, as if in a tree house, to all that is mother nature.
It is difficult to be humble about this ages of timeless treasured memories, but it is easy to be a steward of this precious land.
Loretta Timm-Gardner purchased this house in 2005
Why the Owner Chose Ithaca:
Travelers report to me about their stay, that it had been a gift to be here, whether for a family reunion, a single writer, a bride and groom, or a lone musician. All seem to rest, play, learn and a few report that magic happened.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is a mother Eagle who has had her nest full of new little babies for 7 years now from the same high nest in a tree on the North property line, over the gorge. Every year, like the clock work of Spring, she never seems to tire, she never ages, she soars the shore, over the lake, with grace and strength. Each year, her precious eaglets hatch and after finding their own wings, they take flight. She then sends them off.....then does it all over again in a year. A glimpse of her is renewal…where does she get that from? Here…in Ithaca, just like I do. I wish the same for you.
Stayed with my husband, 3 grown sons and their spouses, with PLENTY of room for everyone to have their own roomy bedrooms and privacy/space. One bedroom on main floor, allowed my husband and I to have our own space, which we appreciated! Upstairs could have accommodated 6 more people, easily! Kitchen well stocked, TWO BATHROOMS greatly appreciated. View from porch to lake is great. Had yard space for yard games...GREAT PLACE, especially when need lots of space and privacy. Owner is extremely accommodating. We will definitely return!
We had from 10 to 11 people staying here (family reunion) - could have fit 5 or 6 more comfortably though that could be stretching the dining capacity. If you love being near a lake, it will be a wonderful place for you. We most enjoyed just sitting on the deck or in the living room, looking down at the lake with our morning coffee, swimming, boating, and sitting around the table at night playing games. Swam 2 to 3 times a day, despite water being a bit chilly. We had brought kayaks - so could slip out on the water at a moment's notice. A canoe was there, which I assume we could have used if we weren't already equipped. Our dogs enjoyed running up and down the hill -and going into the water. House was clean and comfortable. Living room and bedrooms were lovely - beds were very comfortable (at least two of the bedrooms have king-size beds). Was really nice to have sheets and towels provided. One room is tiny but very pretty - all windows. Minor minuses would be the kitchen could use more big pots and silverware, the road in is quite steep, and lack of shades could bother people who like to sleep in a dark room. So many attractions nearby-- hiking, wineries, and Ithaca itself has wonderful food stores, restaurants, spas, etc. Owner was very helpful. We were really sad to leave and hope we'll be able to go back another year!
Simplicity the ultimate sophistication a beautiful home on the lake in the wine country of the Finger Lakes. Endless activities connected with Cornell, Ithaca College, Wells College, many other Colleges surround Cayuga Lake.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
May 27 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Graduation weeks for 2014 is $4,500.00.
Summer rates are a one week minimum.
Rates are for 8 guest, with an additional
fee for guest over 8, of $50.00 per night
$200.00 per week.