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Ann and Chad Hoover

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Cottage at Taughannock: next to Taughannock State Park

27 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Trumansburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4-bedroom, 2-bath family cottage

Retreat to this lovely cottage and grounds we call 'The Cottage at Taughannock,' ideal for a relaxed family vacation or small group retreat. Only eight miles from Ithaca and sharing a 2000 ft border with Taughannock State Park, The Cottage at Taughannock offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for you to enjoy.

Prepare meals in the comfortable kitchen and dine in the “garden room”--or grill and dine on the adjacent patio. Bicycle 4/10 of a mile to the beach at Taughannock State Park for a refreshing dip in Cayuga Lake, or to enjoy the many excellent hiking trails. In the evening, sing around the fire pit or gather in the cozy living room to play board games or watch a movie next to the fireplace.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ann and Chad Hoover (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Ann and Chad Hoover chose Cayuga Lake

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"To Our Hosts-



Thank you for providing us with a magical home this last week, the great kitchen, sun-filled dining room, sweet bedrooms, the patio-- all of us, native Ithacans back in our home town, appreciated our respite here. We'll be back again & hope to stay here.

Best Wishes,

D, M, J, K"
Aug 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

Cottage at Taughannock: next to Taughannock State Park
average rating of 4.851852 based on 28 reviews
5

Charming and quaint!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our stay at the cottage. There was plenty of room for our family of six! We loved the eclectic decor and country charm. I would highly recommend this roomy home.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

In the middle of everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific week at the Cottage at Taughannock. The house is very close to a busy road, which worried us as we drove in. BUT, the gates on each side of the house totally enclose the back yard into a lovely garden and play area. Our boys, ages 3 - 12, had a blast playing in the yard and hiking the stream and gorge next to the house. It is walking distance to Taughannock, but the road is too busy. We never hiked through the woods to Taughannock, but just drove the few hundred feet to the parking area. It is close to Trumansburg and Ithaca and all the vineyards, breweries and distilleries in the area made day trips fun. We hiked Watkins Glen (30 min away), Taughannock, and went trail riding. Had a great time and were glad to be near the cool lake in a heat wave!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your family get-together was so successful and that the cottage worked well for you. Thanks for the thumbs up!
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5

Wonderful! Great location, homelike feel.

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was a perfect size for our group (4 adults, 2 children), and the kids especially liked their large, luxurious bedroom. Quiet an peaceful, with enough room so that guests don't trip over one another. It's a short distance from the Cottage to Taughannock Falls State Park, where there's hiking and swimming, and a good place for a daily run. Rules for using the house are simple and logical; appropriate amenities are provided; the owners are charming and accommodating. Nearby are many attractive opportunities for kid-friendly and adult-friendly activities -- berry picking, science museums, hiking,etc. I'd stay again in heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you and your family WILL come again! I loved the note from your granddaughters and I'm so glad they enjoyed the baby birds in their front porch nest and the nature all around.
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Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had a terrific reunion in Ithaca with our families, including 6 boys between the ages of 8 and 12! The yard was an absolute hit once we set up the badminton, and the patio with the beautiful stones and furniture was so quaint and inviting at mealtime. Although my favorite part of the house was the sun room with its gorgeous large windows overlooking the garden and the very large central tables that we used for meals and card games, I can see how the den with the warm atmosphere of the fire place and the decorative old ice skates and snow shoes would be incredibly cozy in the wintertime. Since I love the winter, maybe we should just try it out!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you and your sister and the boys all had a wonderful week at the cottage! I do hope you will try it out in the winter! The state park next door has a great toboggan hill and ice skating ponds. Cross-country skiing is also good. And, the trail back to the Falls is open offering a nice hike on a winter afternoon. Please come again, any season!
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Relaxing and adorable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a truly memorable weekend at this cottage. It was a great location- we were able to conveniently hike at the nearby park, visit Ithaca, and also stop by the Cayuga creamery. The outdoor area was fantastic and the indoor space was incredibly cozy. Thanks Ann and Chad for offering this home away from home for the weekend :)

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage. As you discovered, the cottage is a good launch pad for all the activities and site-seeing in the region. Thanks for staying with us.
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Happy time!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for us. Just enough space for us to sleep comfortably, gather together around a big table for coffee and talk, and beautiful sights out of the big windows that allow bright light during the day. We lacked for nothing in accomodations! We were fortunate to wake to a minor snowfall that gave us lovely views all around. I would imagine when the flowers and trees bloom, it will be spectacular. Ann and Chad were so very attentive to any need, as well as caring that we enjoy our time there. And we did!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
ITH: Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Taughannock Farms Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Taughannock State Park
Car: necessary

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 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.

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Rates & Availability

Trumansburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Ithaca College Graduation 2017
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,950
Flat fee
 
 
Cornell Graduation 2017
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Ithaca College Graduation 2018
May 18 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,950
Flat fee
 
 
Cornell Graduation 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$2,950
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Trumansburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    The Yellow Room - 1 queen
    Upstairs Larger Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Smaller Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Extra-long twin, views of the back yard and woods
  • An additional queen air bed can be inflated and placed in the living room if needed. A second twin air bed can be added to any of the bedrooms, most comfortably in the master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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