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

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house

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Trumansburg 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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Beautiful in Autumn! The Finger Lakes is the place to be for Fall Colors.
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 24 reviews

Comfortable cottage close to downtown Ithaca

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with the location, and we had everything we needed.

We liked to sit outside and enjoy the countryside.

Nice to have some modern T.V.s to enjoy in the evening.

Ithaca's restaurants have every cuisine imaginable. The downtown lake park is fabulous.

Great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay. We think it's a great location, too. Besides being close to Ithaca, it's close to the wine trails and the lake. Scenic beauty and lots of things to do. We have TV in the living room and in all three bedrooms. Right now the fall colors are peaking and the scenery is spectacular!
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Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at the cottage for a vacation with our family to relax and sight see in the area. We love the Finger lakes region and this is a nice location. House was clean, plenty of everything you need for a comfortable stay and private and quiet to enjoy time with family. Also was great the she allows dogs so our furry friend was able to accompany us. Lots of space to play and hang out outside as well. Judy is great about responding to emails etc very quickly. Would return if we make another trip that way.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation. I do hope you're able to come back. There is so much to see and do here that one vacation is hardly enough! We always tried to vacation with our pup so when I started Judy's Guest House I was happy to make it possible for other families.
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  • 3 of 5

Inside was adequate; comfortable bed (we used one king), living space and storage space good. A few more cooking supplies would be nice. Outside needed much attention. We understand new siding and windows are ready to be put on, but seasonal rentals have delayed that. The house sits on a large piece of property which is private and quiet. The surrounding area offers much beauty and activities for all ages.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have scheduled some outside repairs but this season has just been too busy to do them yet. It is old siding and we'd like to replace it as soon as possible. We provide cooking utensils and table ware, a few spices and condiments and coffee, tea and sugar. There is a full stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker, rice maker, toaster, ice maker, pots and pans, cooking utensils, storage containers, and serving bowls. It's not a full household but generally adequate for cooking and serving meals.
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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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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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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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Trumansburg 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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