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Historic Forest Home Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

This is a special house in a special neighborhood. Forest Home is a secluded hamlet located adjacent to the Cornell campus. Stroll along the tree-lined shores of Beebe Lake to campus, then return to enjoy the tranquility and privacy of your third floor room(s). A picnic grove is located across the road, and the Cornell Plantations are just footsteps away.

The Lodge was built in an era when woodworkers prided themselves on their craftsmanship and attention to detail. Enjoy the gracious gardens and porches of this historic home.

Our guest rooms are located on the third floor, separate from the rest of the home. There are two guest rooms with plenty of closets and drawers and a beautiful view of the grounds and the creek that fronts the property. Rent one bedroom or both (prices shown are for one bedroom). The third floor also has its own kitchen, breakfast room, and bathroom, with private parking for guests.

We live in the home and will be happy to answer your questions to help you to find your way around Ithaca and Cornell. We are pleased to welcome you to the Forest Home Lodge!

From our doorstep it's a short walk to Cornell, where you can catch the TCAT bus most anywhere in Ithaca.

More Details

Linda Copman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Linda Copman

Our family is originally from Hawaii Island and we look forward to sharing our aloha spirit with you!

Linda Copman purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Linda Copman chose Cayuga Lake

Our home was operated as a lodge from 1930-1960, and we are pleased to welcome a new generation of guests to the historic Forest Home Lodge!

What makes this lodge unique

Within walking distance of the stream, Beebe Lake, the golf course, Cornell, and downtown Ithaca - the location is perfect!


Ithaca Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Third Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Third Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Third Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Second Floor Bedroom - 1 double
    Master Suite - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Historic Forest Home Lodge
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Not what we expected...

  • 1 of 5

The property was different than expected. Our room was on the top floor without air conditioning. We were expecting a private bathroom and small kitchenette where we could prepare meals but instead arrived to find out that the bathroom and kitchen area were shared. There was a mini fridge in the room, but we had more groceries that could fit. We also found out upon arrival that the owner had a cat, which my husband and I are both very allergic to. We assumed that no pets meant no pets. Ultimately, Linda refunded our money and we spent the weekend at the Ithaca Hotel. We were disappointed to lose our groceries, however, the rest of our trip to Ithaca was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I promptly refunded these guests' rent plus an extra $100 when they told me they were allergic to my cat. My listing indicates that guests are not welcome to bring pets, but they did not ask me whether I had any pets. The listing also clearly states that the rooms have no air conditioning and that the third floor rooms share a bathroom, kitchen, and dining area. I would encourage these folks to read listings more carefully and ask more questions of future hosts prior to making a booking.
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A great location, comfortable, warm and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

A great location and a comfortable, warm and welcoming home

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant place and nice proprietor. Perfect for visiting Cornell.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed the island hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location close to Cornell in a pleasant neighborhood. Residence has a well maintained and inviting garden area. We stayed in the large airy master suite overlooking a river with a connected bathroom. The house is very clean and quiet. The owner is justifiably proud of the quality of her property. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Car: not necessary

Within easy walking distance of Cornell University's Ithaca campus.


Rates & Availability

Ithaca Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 19 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (per room) $40
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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