About the property
- Cottage1700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Ideal for a relaxed family vacation or small group retreat
*** Property shares a 2000 ft border with Taughannock State Park *** Head down to the park beach for a dip in Cayuga Lake *** Enjoy the striking Taughannock Falls & excellent hiking trails *** Enjoy the lovely cottage rhododendron garden's flowers & birds *** Play outdoor yard games & indoor board games *** Prepare meals & dine in the cottage “garden room” or grill & dine on the adjacent patio *** At night, watch the stars, the fireflies, & build a fire in the patio fire pit *** Sleep well on comfortable beds with supplied linens
Retreat to this lovely cottage and grounds we call 'The Cottage at Taughannock.' It offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for you to enjoy.
The cottage sleeps 7 people. The master bedroom, the yellow room and the upstairs larger room each contain queen beds. Upstairs, also, is a smaller room with a twin-sized bed. For a small additional fee, we can accommodate up to the maximum of three more people (10 total), using a queen and a twin-sized air beds placed in the living room or one of the bedrooms. Linens and towels are provided.
The cottage is pleasantly furnished with period pieces and textiles. The kitchen is equipped with pots, pans & utensils for meal prep, as well as a dishwasher and a commercial-sized stove and nearby washing machine and dryer. You will not lack for anything!
Please note: Cornell and Ithaca College commencement weekends have a 3 night minimum flat rate. The payment schedule requires full payment 6 months in advance or at time of reservation. The cancellation policy changes to > 6 months for full refund; 2-6 months, 50% refund; < 2 months, no refund.
Ann and Chad Hoover
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Ann and Chad Hoover
Ithaca residents for over 40 years, we love the area and find it hard to find any place we like better. Ann is recently retired from Study Abroad advising at Cornell University. Chad is a practicing architect who sees no reason to retire, as he is doing what he loves!
Ann and Chad Hoover purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Ann and Chad Hoover chose Trumansburg
We knew the moment we walked on the property that our four-year search was over....we found the perfect place. It has been such fun making it our own.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our cottage is uniquely located close to the park, but not far from Ithaca and Trumansburg. Even in March and April, early spring ephemerals surround the area. The rhododendron garden is lovely in May and early June. Flowers continue to brighten the patio throughout the summer and into the fall, when the autumn leaves take over the show. In winter the Norway spruce laden with snow is breathtaking and sledding, cross country skiing and skating are all close at hand.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Place to stay! Would definitely return
I cannot express enough how perfect this cottage was! Clean, comfortable (great beds). We were in Ithaca for my son's graduation weekend, joined by other family members. Ann and Chad met us there the first day and explained/answered any questions we had.
The grounds are beautiful and there was plenty of room for all 8 of us. My young grandchildren loved the upstairs small room. We hardly knew they were there as they were up in Their Room, when we were at the house. Easy ride to Ithaca and Trumansburg, spent some of the weekend hiking Falls and visiting the park and Farmers Market.
I can only say again, that we could not have found a more perfect place for Graduation weekend! Incredibly better than any hotel and created a true family feeling. Thank you Ann, Chad and VRBO!
Thank you for the very positive review! And, thank you for leaving the cottage as spotless as it was when you arrived! We enjoyed having you and hope you will come again.
Celebrated the Ithaca College Graduation Weekend
The cottage was perfect for our family weekend event. Close to town, the college, wine tasting and great hiking around the falls. The cottage is fully equipped to make for a very enjoyable time. Highly recommend it if you are planning a trip to Ithaca.
Perfect Ithaca Getaway!
The Cottage at Taughannock was absolutely lovely! The property was quiet and private, yet close enough to both Ithaca and Trumansburg if we needed anything. The bedrooms were comfortable and the house itself was in great shape. Everything was clean and we had all we needed for a wonderful weekend. Ann and Chad were wonderful hosts as well!
Autumn is one of my favorite times of year to be at the cottage! We hope you will come again.
The Cottage is charming and well equipped. Perfect for our family gathering.
Our family of 9 stayed at the Cottage for 3 nights. The setting is beautiful and the home had all the amenities necessary for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. It turned out that this weekend was homecoming for Cornell so it was extra nice to be a little bit outside Ithaca. Our hosts we responsive to our questions and needs and have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into ensuring the satisfaction of their guests. We appreciate their willingness to offer such a nice property for our 'vacation'.
Very clean. Perfect open layout. Bedrooms very nice with antique furniture. Perfect!
Absolutely perfect place. I can't think of a single down side.
Unique cottage nestled amongst beautiful trees
The owners have done everything they can to make the house a warm, relaxing place to spend a visit to this beautiful area. Everything is well marked and well kept. Thank you
The Cottage at Taughannock shares a 2000-foot border with Taughannock State Park. The park offers miles of top-rated hiking trails, breath-taking waterfalls, a public beach with lifeguards, a public boat launch, weekend concerts, and plenty of shoreline for fishing or catching the summer breezes off Cayuga Lake. The property covers 20 acres of woodland and streams--wonderful for exploring and discovering deer trails and hidden waterfalls.
Ithaca is 8/10 miles from the cottage-- providing a wide array of activities for visitors. Visit the beautiful Cornell University and Ithaca College campuses. Sign up for continuing education on campus or attend live music performances offered throughout the year.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If you would prefer to pay with an e-check, please click "Ask owner a question". Let us know, then we will approve you to book. COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND: 50% of rental payment due at time of reservation; remainder 50% due 180 days (6 months) before check-in date. Six months notice is required for cancellation for full refund. Cancellations made within 90-180 days of the arrival date, forfeit 50% of the rental payments unless we are able to re-book exact days. No refunds of rental payments within 90 days.