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Cottage at Taughannock: next to Taughannock State Park

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Ann and Chad Hoover
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 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.

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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Trumansburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND RENTALS check agreement for special terms.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Freshly renovated in 2017
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
Great Guide to Ithaca:


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Cottage at Taughannock: next to Taughannock State Park
average rating of 4.9 based on 41 reviews

Wonderful Place to stay! Would definitely return

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Norwich, NY

Perfect Ithaca Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Autumn is one of my favorite times of year to be at the cottage! We hope you will come again.
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Golden, CO

The Cottage is charming and well equipped. Perfect for our family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

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'.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean. Perfect open layout. Bedrooms very nice with antique furniture. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect place. I can't think of a single down side.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique cottage nestled amongst beautiful trees

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - lovely home

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage was perfect for our family! Great spacious floor plan with plenty of bedrooms. Nicely decorated to make you feel welcomed, warm and cozy. The home has everything you could need in the kitchen as well as outdoor grilling supplies. The back and side yard are gorgeous with beautiful hydrangeas and tall, luscious trees. Location is perfect with it being close to the park, lake and nearby wineries not to mention Trumansburg and Ithaca. The Finger lake region is absolutely wonderful and the Corning Museum is a must see!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 8/10 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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