The property met our specifications for a relaxing few days visiting Ithaca and the surrounding Finger Lakes region. The house, perched along a steep valley wall down from the main road and hidden in the trees and away from the owners house, offered the peaceful respite we were looking for. It was well appointed with needed amenities and offered its own access to the lake and dock. Our children enjoyed their morning swims in the lake, paddling the coastlines, and s'mores around the fire at night. The owners used technology effectively to be helpful and responsive while affording us privacy. The only drawback we had was noise from the morning commutes on the road up the hill, which simply reminded us we were on vacation each day.
We were stunned by the beauty of the gorges and the lakes. Though steep, the gorges were fairly accessible for our small children with some extra monitoring. We also enjoyed the Ithaca Farmers Market for provisions and a dinner during the week, the Corning Glass Museum, and New York ciders at the Finger Lakes Cider House in Trumansburg.