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Timber Frame Cabin On Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 448 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

This sweet little house has an open floor plan with a sleeping loft and beautiful views looking southwest over Cayuga Lake. Decks on two sides of the house lead to a “flight” of four decks below the house. The kitchen has a small refrigerator, induction burners, small oven, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, and lots of cooking utensils and dishware. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub. On the decks, a gas grill and plenty of chairs and picnic tables for relaxing and entertaining.

Ideal for two, but can sleep four to six: queen mattress in loft, fold-out sofa bed, couch, and camping out in tents on the decks under large shade trees or on the double mattress in the boat house.

Not handicapped accessible: 28 gentle stone steps from the road down to the house, 3 to 6 steps between the decks, steep stairs down to the dock, boat house, and pebble beach, and in the house, a library ladder up to the sleeping loft.

Wifi. No smoking or incense. Pets considered.

More Details

Nancy Lazarus
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Nancy Lazarus

Rick and Nancy Lazarus live south of Ithaca and love Cayuga Lake and the sunsets from its east shore. This is our summer lake house, a quiet retreat.

Why Nancy Lazarus chose Cayuga Lake

The lake access and views are great, plus Bill George Road is a quiet and wooded road great for walking and bike riding. There are some houses on the lake side and a couple of small gorges. Great blue herons fly up and down the lake every day. Owls hoot at night. Rick is a timber frame barn restorer and he built this charming little house about 10 years ago.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly loved our stay and it reminded me so much of a family cabin we

used to enjoy. We have already thought about a return stay so don't be

suprised! Thanks again for sharing your little retreat.
May 2015
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Lansing Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 448 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • Claw foot tub with handheld shower spray.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Loft with queen mattress, shelving, room to dress. Also, couch and sleeper couch in living room and double mattress in boat house.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Timber Frame Cabin On Lake
average rating of 4.826087 based on 24 reviews
Washington, Connecticut

Great location on lake, plenty of dishes& cookware, kayaks!, just be ready for a rustic cabin!

  • 4 of 5

Owners very responsive and helpful-we appreciated plentiful supply of basics such as towels, t.p., drinking water. A nice quiet getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Baltimore Md

Quiet, comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming, hand built cabin on Lake Cayuga; close to vineyards, farmlands, waterfalls and Ithaca if you want lunch at the Moosewood Café! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin is small but comfortable, beautifully designed and very nicely appointed - there is just about any kitchen utensil that you might have use of ( a salad spinner! ); the appliances, though simple are very efficient; and in case you forgot your reading materials, there is a small library there with interesting books. We sat on the deck out side with coffee, listening in the morning to the loons, wood thrushes and woodpeckers. Took the kayaks out and explored the shore, slept soundly in the little loft and a large, incredibly sweet Maine Coon Cat named Wembley strolled down from the neighbor's house to visit. We were happy and relaxed when we left and would return in a moment's notice. Thank you, Nancy for sharing your very cool home.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

I wish we could have stayed longer. Lots of waterfalls near by to explore. The boat house is right on the water supplied with kayaks. The water is clean. Coffee was supplied which was very appreciated. The bed was comfy. Next time were coming for a week instead of a weekend.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little place on the lake.

  • 4 of 5

Adorable cottage with great views of the lake. There are multiple decks on the way down to the lake so you can find the perfect spot to view a sunset over the lake; or just enjoy it from the dock! Everything was nice and clean, nicely decorated, with flowers inside and out. The bed up in the loft was very comfortable. The handheld shower took a little getting used to. Nice amenities like kayaks, bikes and gas grill. The owner responded quickly when we had an issue and was very accommodating. Couldn't be nicer.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Cute spot, would return

  • 4 of 5

We (20 something outdoorsy couple) really loved this place. It definitely isn't for everyone; it is basically "glamping" in that the running water isn't potable (plenty of potable water was provided), the cabin isn't insulated, you are kind of remote, etc. But if you are like us, there are definite advantages in those traits. The finger lakes is a beautiful area, especially mid October. Ithaca is a really nice town and an easy drive from this cabin. Wembly is an outdoor cat (whos name tag says "cookie" and has 7 toes on each front paw) that would come by and hang out with us a lot. This cat was quite possibly the favorite part of our vacation. We're both mildly allergic and have always wanted an outdoor cat (apartment dwellers, not an option) so what a surprise when a few times a day Wembly would stroll by, ask for some belly rubs, lounge on the decks with us, go on walks, and then just stroll off. Too cool. He probably liked the cabin because there is definitely a mouse presence, hence one star deduction here. I sympathize with the owner because it is definitely a difficult structure to mouse proof, there are 3 high pitched sound emitters, and there is a cat with overloaded front paws on the hunt yet they still get in. That said, the interior is still really cute, well stocked with knick knacks and doodads, books, maps of the area, all sorts of kitchen things including all the pots and pans you'll need, an induction stove (loved this thing, wish i had one) a microwave, etc. Outside was really nice. We enjoyed sitting on the private deck over the water at night and staring at the stars or moon, taking long exposure pictures and such. Very nice place, would definitely come back again. Maybe earlier in the year to take advantage of the kayaks though!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you M and N for taking the time to write this very thorough review. We're happy that you enjoyed your chilly-weather-in-October stay. Much of this review made me smile, but I have a couple of things to note. First, I really think that "glamping" is rather much an exaggeration. The cabin is rustic, but very comfortable. The tap water comes directly from our 400-foot-deep lake; supplying drinking water is a just-in-case measure. The description of Wembly, the beloved by all cat, is absolutely true. And, as country dwellers know, it's also true that when cold weather arrives, little field mice go exploring, looking for winter quarters. We do what we can to encourage any who check out the cabin to look elsewhere. Wembly probably does contribute to that effort. The lake is beautiful and this is a sweet place that has welcomed many happy "campers" (human, that is).
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This is my happy place...

  • 5 of 5

For the second year in a row we treated ourselves to a week in this cabin. I love how simple things are and how relaxing it is. Nancy makes us feel like long-time family friends. The lake is beautiful, and it is great to have kayaks right there so we don't have to haul our own. We like to use the grill and enjoy easy dinners on the deck. Ithaca is a short drive away, as are plenty of hiking opportunities and wine and cider tastings. This is the place to enjoy a rustic get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins County
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Rogue's Harbor
Car: necessary

Swim, kayak, bike, walk, dine and relax on the decks and dock. Drive 15-20 minutes to Ithaca, home of Cornell University, Moosewood and many other great restaurants, the Farmers Market, Sapsucker Woods/Cornell Ornithology Lab, Johnson Art Museum, Ithaca College, and good cinema, theater, and music. Our stunningly beautiful area has gorges and waterfalls, parks, bird and animal sanctuaries, wineries and vineyards, breweries, Watkins Glen, the Corning Glass Museum, and the other ten Finger Lakes. Niagara Falls is 2½ hours away and Cooperstown is a 2-hour drive.

Tastings aren’t limited to wines. Besides the Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, Keuka, and Canandaigua Wine Trails, there’s the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, plus tastings of distilled spirits, cider, and juices along the way…and a multitude of good restaurants.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.0%

Tax includes NY State sales tax and Tompkins County room occupancy tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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