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Charming Historic Home Right on FALL CREEK - Pay for 5 Nights, Get 2 Nights FREE

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 7, waterfront, historic, NO addtl fees for taxes or cleaning

Comfortably furnished, sun-filled 4 bedroom house (sleeps 7 on 2 queen beds & 1 twin upstairs; queen sofa bed on main floor) with two bathrooms, fully-equipped remodeled kitchen with brand new appliances, formal dining room seating 6, wood stove in huge living room, wrap around porch and two enclosed porches, with the sights and sounds of Fall Creek from most rooms and all three porches.

The house is a former creamery - a picture hangs in the dining room of a horse-drawn milk wagon parked in front, circa 1900.

House is located on 8 acres along Fall Creek.... Lots of woodlands to explore.

Approx 3 miles from Sapsucker Woods (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) and Ithaca Airport.

Window air conditioners in three rooms in summer, and wood stove & hot-water heating during the winter months.

We are really serious about the fact that house sleeps 7 max.

Large screen TV/DVD player with DirecTV.

Wireless network available.

Sheets, towels and basic supplies provided.

Professionally cleaned and maintained.

On the bus line to Cornell and Downtown Ithaca.

The creamery sits in the front of 8 acres on both sides of Fall Creek where it makes a 90 degree turn in the little hamlet of Etna. Five miles downstream Fall Creek passes through Forest Home and Cornell University and becomes Ithaca Falls.

There is a house right across the street and a house next door - the creek and protected Finger Lakes Land Trust are your neighbors on the other two sides. The partially enclosed wrap around porch with views of the creek and back yard is a favorite year-round spot for us and our guests.

The Etna post office is a couple of hundred yards up the road - a great walk with your dog, who will be treated with a biscuit upon entrance.

The road is very lightly traveled by cars, but bike and foot travel is frequent.

You can put your kayak or fishing rod in the water from the property. Water levels fluctuate during the year, but there is always moving water and wildlife to be enjoyed.

Sapsucker Woods, the Ithaca airport, Cornell University, a brewery, restaurants and shopping are all within a 10 mile radius, yet you really feel like you are out in the country when you are at the creamery.

There is off-road parking for 4 cars right next to the house and the TCAT bus to Cornell and downtown Ithaca goes right by the house. Rental cars are available at the airport which is less than 5 miles away.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Hall
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Michael Hall

My wife and I live in Baltimore and plan on retiring to the creamery in around 10 years. We had no connection to the Finger Lakes until we traveled through on our way to Canada and we both fell in love with the area. We call it 'Drinking the Kool Aid' and countless others have suffered the same fate as we did. Two years later we bought the house and have spent the last eight years furnishing it and spending vacations there and enjoying all there is to do in the area.

Michael Hall purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Michael Hall chose New York

Beautiful views, easy access to the water, birds and wildlife abound, house and property full of history, close to Ithaca but still 'away from it all'

What makes this farmhouse unique

You will immediately feel 'at home'.

Everyone raves about the wrap around porch surrounded by a huge old maple tree with views of the creek.

A picture hangs in the dining room of the house when it served as a creamery with a horse-drawn wagon carrying milk cans pulled up in front of the house CA 1900.

Amenities

Dryden Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , 2nd floor - tub for kids only
  • The downstairs bathroom was completely remodeled in November 2011. It now boasts new fixtures, an over-sized, tiled shower and radiant heated floors. The upstairs bathroom has an antique claw-footed tub with a height restriction due to the roof line. This means that most upstairs guests will need to use the shower downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor - private - adjoining full bath
  • Bedroom #1 - Queen bed, window A/C, 8 foot window overlooking Fall Creek Bedroom #2 - Queen bed, window A/C Bedroom #3 - Single day bed Bedroom #4 - Queen size sofa bed in private den on first floor, window A/C
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There are three steps up to first floor. Stairway to 2nd floor has approx 10 steps, a landing then 4 more steps. There are a washer / dryer in basement. Basement is not full height and not suitable for children to play in. A single dog will be considered. Security deposit and/or fee may be required. Dogs are not allowed on any furniture and must be on leash at all times outside and picked up after. We do have wireless internet service. The house does NOT have a 'land line' phone. The area gets good cell phone connections, and this has been adequate for the owners (we use AT&T).

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Charming Historic Home Right on FALL CREEK - Pay for 5 Nights, Get 2 Nights FREE
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5

Charming home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our third stay at The Creamery. As always, it was meticulously clean and well maintained. I hesitate to write because I don't want the word to get out, about what a treasure this place is....and then it might become unavailable! So you didn't read this....... :) !!!! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Very clean and just like being home

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, everything you needed was provided. Was a very relaxing place with the sound of the water while sitting on the porch, watching wildlife--ducks, chipmunks and even a few deer came to visit. Lovely family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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as advertized , quite clean and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

my wife and I went up to the house in early August. we had a very relaxing week. the house is very clean and has charm. big backyard and creek, and lots of birds to watch. would go again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Great place to get away !

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house out of the mainstream but close to restaurants and activities. Very serene and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Great House in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This historic house was immaculate. The three bedrooms upstairs were comfortable, and the 4th bedroom was a nice TV room/Den (with a pullout sofa). The wraparound porch was lovely for entertaining, having breakfast, and watching the Fall river and the 8 acres of land.

Having a child with us, we appreciated the washer and dryer. I look forward to returning to Ithaca, and will certainly try to rent this property again. The owners were easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean house with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights while making a college visit to Cornell. The house as well as the surrounding area was so peaceful. We honestly wish we could have stayed longer! Would definitely recommend this property for any trip to Ithaca.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Plantation
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Dryden Lake Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-81 in Cortland
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Antlers
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Buttermilk Falls
Car: recommended

Etna is a small town approximately 6 miles east of Ithaca NY. House sits thirty feet from Fall Creek which becomes Ithaca Falls around 6 miles downstream . There are dozens of waterfalls in the immediate area and hiking (easy to expert) and nature opportunities abound. We use our house as a base to visit many of the Finger Lakes wineries (there are Breweries and Distilleries too), and to visit the world-famous Ithaca Farmers Market. Ithaca is the home of both Cornell University and Ithaca College and boasts a thriving arts community.

Other Activities: Biking, kayaking, swimming, birdwatching, fishing, antiquing, and agri-tourism. Kids activities include the Museum of the Earth and the Science Center.

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