Welcome to the Stone Quarry House nestled in the hills just two miles east of Ithaca. Luxuriously furnished with Tempurpedic beds, pressed high-count cotton sheets, Jacuzzis and en suite baths, hand-knotted carpets and Stickley furniture, each living space is a calm retreat from everyday life.
Located just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College, Stone Quarry house is also convenient to downtown Ithaca and many beautiful walking trails through Ithaca's gorges. Whether you are here for a weekend or a season, Stone Quarry House is the place to stay.
Eco-tourism and Staying Green: We've purchased wind power from the energy grid in the past, but in the summer of 2008 we installed a large solar array. We continue to work toward energy conservation efforts, but the solar panels should meet the majority of our energy needs now. We are cleaning with eco-friendly products and hanging our sheets out to dry in the fresh country air whenever possible.
Local Food Renaissance: Central New York is enjoying a blossoming of local food resources. The Ithaca Farmer's Market is full of locally grown produce and ready to eat foods. Our restaurants are adding locally grown ingredients and some are building their cuisine around local and seasonal foods. Vegetarian Ithacans have splurged the Moosewood Restaurant and the ABC Cafe, now The Giving Tree, for years. Now the omnivores among us are glad to see local pasture-raised meats showing up on many area restaurant menus. Ask us about our favorites which include Hazelnut Kitchen, Suzanne's, and many more.
Ducks on the Pond, Chickens on the Hillside: We've joined the local food effort by adding a small flock of Cayuga and Indian Runner ducks to our pond and chickens to the hillside and woods. We supplement their foraging with local organic grains, resulting in eggs which are naturally high in protein and Omega 3's. They are fun to watch and the eggs are wonderful. We are constructing a larger garden, arbor and small orchard this year. Let us know if you are interested and you may be able to join in a picking party, try your hand at canning or drying food, or just try some really local fresh eggs.