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Beautiful in Autumn! The Finger Lakes is the place to be for Fall Colors.

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house

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Cayuga Lake Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

Don't miss the fall colors! There really aren't words to describe it.

Fall is the time for festivals, hiking the trails, photographing the insane fall colors, tasting the new wines along the wine trails and getting some of the delicious New York apples to take home. There are so many events and activities that you won't be able to see them all in a week. Try some of the local artisan goat cheeses or visit the cider and whiskey distilleries in the area. Take a balloon ride to all the color from the air. It's a great time to be outside!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


based on 21 traveler reviews

Beautiful in Autumn! The Finger Lakes is the place to be for Fall Colors.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews

Great weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Judy's for a family wedding weekend! It was the perfect setting. We were 3 adults, but the house easily would have accommodated more. It was a great central location for us to travel to state parks and vineyards. Judy provided all the information to make the stay easy and to learn things about the house and the area via a notebook with many details. We enjoyed sitting in the back of the house with our morning coffee, and we appreciated that the house was well stocked with the staples that made for a comfortable stay. My husband and I are already checking our calendars for another trip back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon, Thanks for the lovely review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I do think it's a great location for seeing and doing everything the Finger Lakes Area has to offer. I look forward to having you all come back again! Best regards, Judy
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Goshen, CT

Comfortable, convenient and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This is my 2nd stay here. It's on a quiet road only 10 minutes out of Ithaca. Very cozy 3 bedroom ranch, very clean on arrival. There is a nice woodstove (with wood provided) that we used, and a small but very functional kitchen area with the basic accouterments for cooking. Beds and linens were comfortable, plenty of towels and whatnot. Not luxurious, but very comfy and functional and a good base for exploring Ithaca and the surrounding area. Wifi worked fine, and there is a nice notebook with info on local restaurants and such.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you liked it. It is a cozy place for winter headquarters, and lots to see and do. We have many guests who return and hope to see you again soon.
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Excellent place to stay when travelling to Ithaca or Finger Lakes

  • 5 of 5

We were three friends, on our way to a scientific meeting. We stayed two nights at the cabin, only a few minutes' drive from Ithaca and is not far away from many of the parks. We also drove to the Corning Museum of Glass, which is only 30 minutes away.

All the three rooms have comfortable beds. I stayed at the smallest room and it was large enough for me. The kitchen was well equipped, such that we could make ourselves breakfasts. We also enjoyed the living room and were surprised to find recent issues of Science magazine (not sure if they are always there or were there for us as I mentioned the meeting we were heading to). The wireless access was very helpful. Overall, it was an excellent experience and we hope to be back there next time we visit this region.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Yes, I do read Science and then pass it on to the Guest House, along with all the others. I'm glad you enjoyed it. We do our best to provide everything a traveler might need, and I'm glad we succeeded here.
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Syracuse, New York

warm and cozy

  • 4 of 5

Judy is a great host. When we travel the wine trails we always stay at her home. It a home away from home. She has everything you need in life there. Always reponds to my emails. We love her home.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We love winter as long as there's a nice warm cottage waiting when you get back, and that's exactly what we want to provide for our guests!
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rochester, ny

3 nights here as "base camp" for my wedding

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my groomsmen as we prepped for my wedding. It is much more spacious than it appears in the pictures, and has a nice yard. I was overall very pleased. We managed to sleep about 10 here one night without issue.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time. It was, after all, a very special occasion. I'm not sure most families would be able to cope with only one bathroom and three beds with that many people. But I doubt you all got very much sleep with all the excitement of a wedding going on!
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Buffalo, New York

Girls Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd time back to this lovely home. We picked a great weekend to visit with the leaves changing. Easy to get to and from places around Cayuga Lake. We enjoyed attending the Chestnut Festival at one of the local wineries.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Many of our guests return at least once a year and feel right at home. It's so close to parks, the wine trails and other Finger Lakes events and the fall colors are spectacular this year!
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Glenwood Pines
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Trumansburg Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 96
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Glenwood Pines, Not My Dad's, Rongovian Embassy
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Taughannock Falls
Car: recommended

There are too many attractions here to list them all. Hiking, sailing, biking, golfing and a trip along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail are favorites for many people. This is a mecca for antique hunters, and anyone with an interest in classical architecture should drive through the nearby Village of Trumansburg with its many historic houses. There are many State Parks in the area, and most of them have glorious waterfalls, hiking trails and many scenic gorges. The Art Trail runs directly past the house and during the open tours it’s a wonderful way to view local artists at work. The Museum of the Earth and the Science Museum are favorites of kids of all ages. Cornell Lab of Ornithology is worth a visit and the entire area is great for bird watching.

There are several live theater groups and great music opportunities for any sort of music you can imagine. Great local restaurants for just about any cuisine you can imagine.


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Cayuga Lake Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bathroom, and while it's small, it does have a shower and bathtub, sink and toilet. We supply plentiful towel sets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Dresser, full closet, Direct TV, luggage rack
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Suitable for child or teenager. Dresser, closet, TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Large room with papa-san couch, easy chair, TV, Dressers
  • King size beds (1) Two King beds, Twin or Single Beds (1). All bed linens are furnished. We wash all sheets, pillowcases, blankets and comforters between guests, so you can be assured that what you get is clean.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Cozy home-like setting half-way between Ithaca and Trumansburg it’s the perfect place to come home to after an exciting day of sightseeing or local activities. Fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, a living/dining area, bath, and a fully equipped kitchen, everything you need to truly enjoy a stay is right there. A cheerful babbling brook runs along the property with a bridge to the little island with its private picnic area. Solar lights invite strolls to see the thousands of fireflies in the summer, or a peek at the wildlife that comes for a drink. Judy's Guest House is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. There are too many local attractions and activities to list in this space. Cornell, Ithaca College, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, glorious waterfalls, the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, ballooning, horseback riding, sailing, the list just goes on. You can't see it all in one visit.

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