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Luxurious Arts and Crafts Style Retreat

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Last updated: 11/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ithaca cottage description

The Stone Quarry House offers a freestanding one-bedroom apartment which was designed to compliment the original 19th-century farmhouse, or the stone cottage with fireplace and Jacuzzi, or a fanciful tower cottage complete with Juliet balcony and cantilevered stone staircase.

The Stone Quarry House is located on 35 acres of reclaimed stone quarry. Relax in our rural setting, only two miles from Cornell University and four miles from downtown Ithaca. The hillside meadow is ideal for sledding in the winter and bird watching in the summer. Watch the aerial acrobatics of the swallows over the pond while sitting in the Adirondack chairs, or observe the goldfinches in the walled garden from the stone bench.

All rooms are newly furnished with hardwood floors and Stickly and Amish-made furniture. The apartment has granite countertops, maple cabinets, a hand-knotted Persian carpet, and incredibly comfortable beds. The apartment has a king-size bed and a leather couch that opens out to a queen-size bed. The stone cottage has a Tempurpedic king-size bed and a couch which opens to become a very comfortable queen-size bed.

Keywords: Cottage, Apartment

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome:

                Well-behaved and supervised children welcome, with the understanding that guests are responsible for any damage or additional cleaning charges....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Please check with host. Host has two very friendly miniature poodles and a maltese/poodle cross. Very well behaved and supervised dogs welcomed with the understanding that guests are responsible for any damage or additional cleaning charges. A pet fee is accessed, but may be refunded if no evidence of pet's residence is noted by housekeeper. We strongly encourage the use of crates as a way of bringing along a familiar safe space for your dog....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Cottage is on ground level without steps, but bathing and toilet area do not have grab bars....moreless

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic bed in Cottage, Superior innerspring mattress with visco-elastic mattress topper in Apartment, Southard Organic latex mattress with organic wool and cotton pillow top in Tower., Queen Size Organic Southward Mattress in Hilltop House Sleeping Cabin; Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1 in each location) Unusually comfortable convertible beds with visco-elastic foam mattress toppers....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Stone Cottage offers Jacuzzi tub and shower; Apartment offers tub and shower; Tower offers large glass tiled shower and heated floor, Hilltop House has honed red Colorado sandstone shower....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Luxuriously furnished with Stickly furniture and hand knotted rugs, superior bedding including Tempurpedic mattresses, high count cotton sheets, down bedding. Library in apartment. Fair-trade organics teas and coffee provided in the pantry....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Apartment bookshelf and upon request....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    In Stone Cottage and upon request....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Rural:

                        Five acres of hillside meadow, gardens, orchard, yard and pond contribute to the relaxing atmosphere. Views from the top of the hill reach past Cornell University to Cayuga Lake and to Ithaca College...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hunting
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Apartment, Tower and Hilltop House dining areas have chairs for four. Apartment has counter seating for two. Stone Cottage has cafe table and chairs for two. Also plenty of outside seating available...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Fans and window screens are also provided to take advantage of our beautiful summer nights. No air-conditioning in the hilltop house....moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Fireplace:

                        Wood Fireplace In the Stone Cottage, Fire pit on flagstone patio common area....moreless

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        Let us know if you would like a yoga mat, fitness DVD, stepping machine, weights, or other exercise equipment and we will be happy to help you maintain your exercise regime away from home....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        The apartment, stone cottage and tower cottage are heated, the hilltop cabin is only heated with the wood stove....moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        High count cotton sheets, foam or down pillows and down or hypoallergenic comforters....moreless

                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        In reception area of main house and (generally) throughout the property. Not at the Hilltop House, though it extends about half way there....moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Cottage only....moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        Hearthstone 'Bari' wood stove in Hilltop House main cabin....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Keurig Vue beverage maker - makes hot or iced coffees, teas, and hot chocolate. Also capable of using your favorite coffee brought from home. ...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Let us know what you need, and we can provide it - from Breville juicers, to pasta makers to pots and pans. If you haven't tried an electric egg cooker, I highly recommend it!...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Dishes, glasses, utensils, wine glasses, mugs in all locations...moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        Apartment only....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Full kitchen in apartment only. Dining area in Apartment, Hilltop House and Tower. Kitchenettes in Tower and Stone Cottages and Hilltop House....moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        In all locations....moreless

                      • Oven:

                        Full size oven in Apartment, Large toaster ovens in Stone Cottage Hilltop House and Tower....moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Full size refrigerator in Apartment, Smaller refrigerators with freezer sections in Hilltop House, Stone Cottage and Tower....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Full size stove in Apartment. Induction burners in Hilltop House, Tower and Stone Cottage....moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        Toaster Ovens in all locations, toaster available on request....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        The Tower Cottage has a balcony made by blacksmith Duran Van Dorn, and the 1,200 square foot deck around Hilltop House feels like a balcony!...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Flagstone patio with five lounge chairs, footstools, stone table with market umbrella and five comfortable dining chairs. The Hilltop House has private 1,200 square foot deck with stone dining table...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Please feel welcome to explore the gardens, relax in the hammock, sit by the pond or climb the hill and watch the sun set over Ithaca....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Large Weber gas grill....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter Season
                          Nov 10 - Mar 13, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $195
                          $1,085 $1,950
                          Christmas
                          Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2014
                          4 night min stay

                          $925
                          flat fee
                          New Year's Eve
                          Dec 31 - Dec 31, 2014
                          1 night min stay

                          $295
                          flat fee
                          IC Commencement Weekend
                          May 16 - May 17, 2015
                          2 night min stay

                          $595
                          flat fee
                          Summer
                          May 31 - Sep 2
                          2 night min stay
                          $295 $395
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,015 $3,900
                          Freshman Move-In
                          Aug 20 - Aug 22, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          $700
                          flat fee
                          September
                          Sep 3 - Sep 30
                          2 night min stay
                          $225 $250
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,015
                          October
                          Oct 1 - Oct 31
                          2 night min stay
                          $225 $295
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,015 $3,900
                          IC Parents' Weekend
                          Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2015
                          2 night min stay

                          $595
                          flat fee
                          Cornell Parents' Weekend
                          Oct 30 - Oct 31, 2015
                          2 night min stay

                          $595
                          flat fee
                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
                          4 night min stay

                          $1,000
                          flat fee
                          Cornell Commencement 2016
                          May 27 - May 29, 2016
                          3 night min stay

                          $1,275
                          flat fee
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $195 $225
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,015 $3,900
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Notes:

                          If your plans change after confirming a reservation we will issue a full refund upon rebooking the room at the same rate. If their are any finance charges assessed by PayPal, will will deduct them from your payment.


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                          Location

                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Ithaca Airport (ITH)
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Helen Newman Golf Course
                          100 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Syracuse, NY
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          The Antlers
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Greek Peak Ski Resort
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Taugannock Falls, Trumansburg, NY

                          Car: Recommended

                          Ithaca has been named One of the Ten Best Cities for families and was identified by the Utne Reader as the 'Most Enlightened City in the USA'. A vibrant artistic community provides for plenty of live theater and music, and artwork you might be tempted to take home. Home of the world-famous Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca also supports many fine dining choices showcasing local foods. Cornell Plantations, Sapsucker Woods Ornithology Lab, and three stunning state parks offer beautiful walks. Learn more about the world around us at the Science Center and the Museum of the Earth. Drive or bike or hire a limousine to tour the Wine Trail around Cayuga Lake. View a collegiate athletic event or take an a lecture open to the public at Cornell University or Ithaca College. Ask us about local hikes, bike rides, or canoe and kayak routes.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1985

                          About the owner: We love to travel, yet we are always happy to return to Ithaca and our three dogs, one cat and many canaries. Buzz is a serious golfer when he isn't working. He works in stone. Nancy's training is in counseling, but her strongest interest these days is living sustainably, gardening and cooking from scratch, supporting the growing network of local food producers, eating seasonally, complimented by food preservation through cheese making, lacto-fermentaion, root cellaring, canning, drying and freezing.

                          Why the Owner Chose Ithaca:
                          Ithaca is 'centrally isolated' - within five hours drive of much of the northeast population, a welcoming blend of cultural sophistication and bucolically rural surroundings. Cornell University and Ithaca College help support a healthy economy, a vibrant restaurant scene and an active arts and intellectual environment. The natural beauty of the area nurtures the soul, while winter sports,hiking, and water sports provide plenty of opportunities for engaging the body. With our focus on sustainability, the Stone Quarry House has installed 28,000 watts of photovoltaic panels which meet our electrical needs, including powering our electric car. We pay our staff a living wage, use non-toxic cleaning products, air-dry the sheets, provide fans as well as air-conditioning - every decision is made with a consideration of both the ethical consequences and reducing our carbon footprint while providing a relaxing and luxuriously comfortable environment for our guests.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          It is a quick ride into town by car, or a longer, less direct bus ride. Walking out the door there are panoramic views and a quiet walk down a leafy country lane. Sitting by the pond you can observe the ducks, chickens, acrobatic swallows. We are happy to talk about sustainability and maybe you'll even want to learn a new skill (canning, juicing,etc.) and bring home some local produce.


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                          Photos

                          • Hilltop House Chimney and Stone Roof

                            Hilltop House Chimney and Stone Roof

                          • Hilltop House Hearthstone Wood Stove And Sleeper Sofa In The Main Cabin

                            Hilltop House Hearthstone Wood Stove And Sleeper Sofa In The Main Cabin

                          • Hilltop House Dining Area With Harden Oak Table And Chairs

                            Hilltop House Dining Area With Harden Oak Table And Chairs

                          • Private Sleeping Cabin at the Hilltop House with Harden Queen Size Bedroom Suite

                            Private Sleeping Cabin at the Hilltop House with Harden Queen Size Bedroom Suite

                          • View Of The Property From The Deck Of The Hilltop House

                            View Of The Property From The Deck Of The Hilltop House

                          • Tower Cottage Exterior

                            Tower Cottage Exterior

                          • Tower Cottage First Floor Bath With Toilet Room, Shower Room and Stone Steps

                            Tower Cottage First Floor Bath With Toilet Room, Shower Room and Stone Steps

                          • Stone Cottage On A Grey Day

                            Stone Cottage On A Grey Day

                          • Stone Cottage Wood Burning Fireplace and Stickily Cafe Chairs and Tabl

                            Stone Cottage Wood Burning Fireplace and Stickily Cafe Chairs and Tabl

                          • Jacuzzi And Sink In Stone Cottage

                            Jacuzzi And Sink In Stone Cottage

                          • Apartment Bedroom Seen From The Living Room With A Peek Into The Bathroom

                            Apartment Bedroom Seen From The Living Room With A Peek Into The Bathroom

                          • Apartment Dining Table At The Top Of The Staircase

                            Apartment Dining Table At The Top Of The Staircase

                          • Hilltop House Main Cabin

                            Hilltop House Main Cabin

                          • Hilltop House Harden Leather Chairs, Table And Ottoman

                            Hilltop House Harden Leather Chairs, Table And Ottoman

                          • Hilltop House Kitchen With Sink, Fridge, Oven, Microwave,Keurig Beverage Machine

                            Hilltop House Kitchen With Sink, Fridge, Oven, Microwave,Keurig Beverage Machine

                          • Hilltop House Deck Railing by blacksmith, Duran Van Dorn Overlooking The Hillsid

                            Hilltop House Deck Railing by blacksmith, Duran Van Dorn Overlooking The Hillsid

                          • Early Autumn Morning View With Mist In The Valley Seen From Hilltop House Deck

                            Early Autumn Morning View With Mist In The Valley Seen From Hilltop House Deck

                          • Tower Cottage Main Living Area, Dining, Kitchenette, Back Deck, Sleeper Sofa, TV

                            Tower Cottage Main Living Area, Dining, Kitchenette, Back Deck, Sleeper Sofa, TV

                          • Tower Cottage California King (Organic Latex, Wool, Cotton) Bed Under The Spire

                            Tower Cottage California King (Organic Latex, Wool, Cotton) Bed Under The Spire

                          • King Size TempurPedic Bed In Stone Cottage

                            King Size TempurPedic Bed In Stone Cottage

                          • Stickeiey Chairs, Table And Footstools Before The Fireplace In The Stone Cottage

                            Stickeiey Chairs, Table And Footstools Before The Fireplace In The Stone Cottage

                          • Solar Panels And Pond Looking Toward the Apartment

                            Solar Panels And Pond Looking Toward the Apartment

                          • Apartment Kitchen With Peeks Of The Living Room, Dining Area And Staircase

                            Apartment Kitchen With Peeks Of The Living Room, Dining Area And Staircase

                          • Main House and Apartment in the Winter

                            Main House and Apartment in the Winter

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                          Date last modified - Sunday, November 16, 2014

                          $195 - $395 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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