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Owl Moon Cottage - Your Romantic Winter Getaway in the Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 2
Space 345 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Full Kitchen, Tiled Bath, Wrap-around Deck, Sleeps 4 In Finger Lakes State Park!

Book your romantic winter getaway now! Owl Moon Cottage is an elegant, super-cozy, accessible, and very private vacation retreat for nature lovers, located right within the Finger Lakes State Park. Just 8 miles to fabulous dining, shopping and cultural events in downtown Ithaca. Close to the wine trails. Ten-minute walk to Lucifer Falls at Upper Treman Park, and 2 minutes from the Finger Lakes Trail.

Owl Moon Cottage is wheelchair accessible and features fully equipped kitchen with handcrafted cherry cabinets, locally milled hardwood floors, luxurious queen bed, two beds for kids, tiled bath, spacious deck, and meditation loft.

The cottage is the newest addition to our two-acre homestead farm. Let us know if you or your children are interested in learning about gardening, raising animals, putting up veggies for the winter, making cheese, and other basic skills. We'd be glad to include you in some of our homesteading activities. Many hands make light work!

Whether you're looking for a romantic hideout in the woods, a tranquil retreat for reflection and healing, or a memorable and educational family vacation, we'd love to be your hosts.


Owl Moon Cottage is an elegant, sustainably designed, and very private vacation retreat for nature lovers. Newly built in 2016, the cottage is wheelchair accessible and also family-friendly, small but comfortable and full of light. The interior space is 345 square feet with an additional loft area of 120 square feet. A spacious deck (600 square feet) wraps around the cottage on 3 sides, with a wheelchair ramp up the 4th side.

The open space design features:

* Fully equipped kitchen with handcrafted cherry cabinets, apartment-sized refrigerator and freezer, full-sized oven and electric range.

* Accessible tiled bathroom with tub and shower.

* Sleeping alcove with luxurious Queen bed, dresser, night table and twin reading lamps.

* Two spacious window seats with high-density foam cushions, which can serve as beds for two children or teens.

* Loft area with two Twin Extra Long beds, which can be moved together to create a King size bed. Access to the loft can be blocked if guests or hosts have safety concerns.

* Cathedral ceiling, with large windows facing east and south

* Gorgeous hand-finished hardwood floor, made from locally harvested ash.

Guest Access

You have the cottage entirely to yourselves, including the surrounding yard and garden. There are two parking spaces for your use. You may use the laundry machines in the main house as needed. Please do not visit the livestock without one of us, and be sure to keep children away from the electric fence surrounding the pasture.

Interaction with hosts

We're happy to interact with you as much or as little as you desire. The cottage is designed to maximize your privacy, but at least one of us is available at all times if you need assistance or information. Feel free to ask for a tour of our homestead, and suggestions for our favorite restaurants, hiking trails and other attractions. We do provide an information packet in the cottage in case you prefer to be left alone.


Owl Moon Cottage is located literally within the boundaries of Robert H. Treman State Park, From your doorstep it is an easy one mile walk to Lucifer Falls, one of the most spectacular and most-visited gorge waterfalls in the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes Trail runs just a few hundred yards from the cottage, on its route from the NY-Pennsylvania border to the Catskills.

At the same time, we're only an 8 mile drive to the vibrant heart of downtown Ithaca, 10 miles to the Cornell University campus, and 10 miles to Ithaca College.

Woodard Road itself is a little-traveled, unpaved road that runs through Upper Treman Park just above the entrance to Lucifer Falls. It's extremely quiet except for the songbirds, peepers, owls, and occasional coyotes and barking dogs. There are only a handful of homes on Woodard, most of them invisible from the road. No street lights, hardly any traffic, just the occasional hiker coming off the Finger Lakes Trail.

Getting Around

Since we're off the beaten track, you will need a car to get around and see other sights in the Ithaca and Finger Lakes area. However, if you just want to stay put in the cottage (and enjoy the many gorgeous hikes you can take from your front door) let us know. We may be able to provide transportation to and from the bus station or airport.

More Details

Joanna Green
Member since: 2016
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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Joanna Green

Hello travelers. As Newly Retired People, we only recently jumped into the vacation rental business. Building Owl Moon Cottage was our first major post-retirement project, and part of our retirement strategy. We wanted a way to continue to make interesting new friends from around the world, while staying at home on our little homestead farm, working in the garden.

We grow almost all our own veggies, and spend an inordinate amount of time in the kitchen or at the grill, cooking and enjoying great meals. Our chickens and two lovely goats - Chloe and Pearl - provide us with eggs and milk, and I make goat cheese 2-3 times each week. Our highly enthusiastic and energetic doggie Uila ("Lightning" in Hawaiian) rounds out the household.

Art and I have been married since 1981 (OMG!) and we've raised three awesome children right here in Ithaca. Both of us are in recovery from pretty demanding careers.* We moved with our whole family to a banana grove on Maui for a couple years in there somewhere. We've done our best to recreate our Hawaiian lifestyle here in the Finger Lakes, and I think we've come pretty close. We are also both musicians, and hope to be able to devote more time to our music now that we're retired. We'll see about that.

We feel incredibly fortunate to be living in this very special place on the planet. We hope our guests can take inspiration from the natural beauty, tranquility and magic of Owl Moon Cottage.

Joanna Green & Art Godin

* If you've read this far and you're still interested: I worked in the field of sustainable agriculture and community food systems at Cornell University for 25 years before founding the non-profit Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming here in Ithaca. Art was the first General Manager of our local food co-op, GreenStar, human resources manager with local clothing company Angelheart Designs, and business manager for local green-building firm Taitem Engineering - "Technology As If The Earth Mattered."

Joanna Green purchased this cottage in 2005


Newfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beautiful tiled bathroom with full tub and shower. Wheelchair accessible with multiple grab bars. Luxurious towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Luxurious queen bed is located in the alcove beneath the loft area, next to bathroom. Large window faces east over the deck into the woods and field beyond. Bedroom can be partially separated from the living/dining/kitchen area with a privacy curtain. Tuft and Needle 10" foam mattress is one of the two top-rated mattresses by Consumer Reports.
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful getaway for college room mates

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Joanna and Art for making our stay at Owl Moon Cottage memorable. The cottage is nicely laid out (Joanna designed it), impeccably clean and in a perfect location (walk down the hill to Robert Treman Park and Lucifer Falls and a short drive into Ithaca). Art showed us around the garden and even shared some of the crop with us! Joanna and Art were spectacular hosts and we had enough privacy even though their home is close by. We'd definitely recommend Owl Moon Cottage and have already to friends and family. We hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you-- and thanks for giving us the satisfaction of showing you our garden!
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  • 5 of 5

Owl Moon Cottage was as beautiful as the pictures. It was clean and well stocked with all the necessities. We were able to enjoy the peacefulness of the country while downtown Ithaca was still close. We did a lot of hiking and made lifelong memories and look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed the weekend here and absolutely loved it. The cottage is gorgeous and immaculate, which I loved. The cottage was stocked with all the essentials needed for cooking. We had plenty of towels and blankets to stay warm. Arthur and Joanna were also lovely hosts. We got to spend some time with their adorable puppy, Uila. We will definitely be coming back when the weather gets warmer to check out some hiking trails. The only thing I would suggest is a TV. We were fine without it but I like to sleep with the TV on, but that's just me. Overall, we had a great experience here.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cottage, and that you may be coming back for a visit in warmer weather. Our dog Uila really enjoyed all the playtime you spent with her! We haven't had many requests for TV service, but a new company is in the process of bringing both TV and high-speed internet to our neighborhood, so we'll keep your suggestion in mind. We really enjoyed meeting you! -Art
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Cozy Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two boys aged 3 and 6 in tow, stayed at the darling Owl Moon Cottage the weekend following Thanksgiving. We are also vacation-rental owners and I was taking notes of all the lovely touches throughout our stay. Joanna is thoughtful in all her details...wonderful linens and towels, bath supplies, books, games and more. Even battery-operated candles were provided which came in handy while my husband and I shared a bottle of wine after we put the kids to bed in the same room with the curtain drawn to separate the bedroom from the living space. Our boys discovered a box full of Legos and we enjoyed a wonderful family night in building and creating legos together.

The cottage was peaceful and has great proximity to easy hikes and gorgeous waterfalls. We look forward to coming back in the warmer months when we can enjoy the parks in their glory. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy , well stocked and clean !

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our long weekend at Owl Moon Cottage! The cottage is beautiful and location is perfect! Bed was very comfortable.Bathroom and kitchen well stocked. Everything is in perfect working condition.Close to Treman State Park and downtown Ithica.Joanna and Art provided us with great information regarding the area! Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Owl Moon and we're booked for a third stay this coming May (hope to be back before then though). Joanna and Art designed this incredibly comfortable and beautiful cottage, which is located just outside of Ithaca. We enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and calmness of the cottage's interior. While our visits have been to spend time with our sons who attend Cornell, the cottage is in a perfect location for hiking, touring vineyards or just simply relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Owl Moon Cottage is located literally within the boundaries of Robert H. Treman State Park, From your doorstep it is an easy one mile walk to Lucifer Falls, one of the most spectacular and most-visited gorge waterfalls in the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes Trail runs just a few hundred yards from the cottage, on its route from the NY-Pennsylvania border to the Catskills.

At the same time, we're only an 8 mile drive to the vibrant heart of downtown Ithaca, 10 miles to the Cornell University campus, and 10 miles to Ithaca College.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

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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