Best Getaway Ever!
We vacationed at this cabin with one goal in mind - to get away from our 60+ hour workweeks for a quiet, relaxing 4-day weekend. As avid business travelers, hotels have become our "2nd offices", and we wanted a change of pace and change of surroundings. The Pine Lodge certainly did NOT disappoint, and we'll be back for sure!
As we arrived at the cabin, we noted how easy the commute was - much more so than we thought. The cabin is about 25 minutes outside of Ithaca, along well-marked roads, which we found to be mostly paved and very well maintained. Despite snowfall the afternoon of our travel (and throughout our stay), the roads surrounding the cabin and leading up to it were cindered, plowed and easy to travel upon.
Upon arrival, we noted that the cabin is exactly as described and pictured - very spacious and clean with lots of ambient light, even on a gray winter afternoon. The automatic coal furnace, gas fireplace, newer appliances and comfortable furnishings all complemented the cabin feel, and we immediately felt at home. Unadvertised amenities were plentiful within the cabin - a full spice rack, nice toiletries, newer cooking implements, plenty of pots-and-pans...you name it. With your stay here, there's no need to worry if you forget some small items - Betsy probably has them there already!
Despite being only 10 minutes away from the nearest convenience store and 25 minutes from Ithaca and Cornell, we were amazed at how quiet the cabin was. Standing on the front porch, you could hear the wind blowing through the pines at least 10 minutes before you felt it! It was a great place to the two of us to reconnect with each other, although it's clearly big enough (as depicted) for larger families and close friends to enjoy some great times together.
We're typically pretty cynical travelers. When we travel, we expect value, convenience and quality and, since we both take very little time off of work, we enter our vacations with high expectations. When we're disappointed, we're quick to point it out. In this case, and this a RARE for us - we have absolutely nothing but praise for the cabin and its owners.
We found the cabin to be quiet and relaxing, yet close to town, stores and restaurants. It was functional, practical and comfortable, yet luxurious and "rich" feeling. It was impeccably maintained, warm, well-stocked and, most of all, managed in a way that made us feel welcome.
We'll be back for sure!
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Owner's Response: Wow, what a fantastic review, thank you so much for taking the time to write such wonderful comments. It was a pleasure to have the both of you stay at the beautiful log cabin. We are so happy you found everything you needed at the cabin and that you enjoyed so many of the nearby sites and activities. We will be looking forward to your return so that you can again experience "The Best Getaway Ever" Thanks for being such great customers. Betsy & Alan
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