'the Grey Barn, Gorgeous Solar House in the Finger Lakes, on the Winetrail

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Grey Barn Offers Unique Lodging in the heart of the Finger Lakes. With new solar panels you will feel comfortable being comfortable!
This house has been beautifully renovated and specially designed for vacations, events, retreats and short term rentals . We have four unique bedrooms, two queen bedrooms downstairs and queen bedroom and single bedroom upstairs and a full size futon sofa bed. The house can easily sleep 9 guests comfortably.

The new kitchen is large and completely equipped. There are cooking utensils, dishes,coffee pots, microwave,toaster etc. and all the place setting you might need.
The house is designed around a large open space that is very popular with guests. It is perfect for families and reunions. There are large sunny living spaces, a dining area and an open upstairs area with TV for playing DVD's or hook up your computer. Free Wifi on site. There is one and a half baths and a full laundry. We provide fresh linens, towels and soaps so you don't need to pack extra things. And yes, we have a hairdryer and ironing board!
On 2 acres there is room for outdoor activity, games or relaxing.
Enjoy the views from the upstairs deck or the patio, and use the grill provided .
You will be 3 miles to Cayuga Lake and 7 miles to Cornell and Ithaca. We are on the Wine Trail.
The Grey Barn is truly a complete home away from home.
Wifi , cell service, lots of parking provided..

On the Property : The Grey Barn is perfect for families on vacation, visiting students, reunions, weddings, or any occasion. Hikers, cyclists, ornithologists and all recreation minded folks are welcome to stay to take advantage of all the Finger Lakes has to offer. On 2 pristine acres, there is lots of room to get out and enjoy the country. Set up the croquet set and play a game. Throw the football around or just relax with a good book. Ithaca Farmers market or our own organic farm will keep you fed and entertained. There is a charcoal grill so you can cook your favorite meals outside.

Ithaca and The Finger Lakes Area: Ithaca is Gorges! We are fantastically lucky to have 6!!! parks in the area with a variety of gorges, astonishing waterfalls, beaches,playgrounds, fishing and endless activities.
For birders there is the Cornell Ornithology lab, a world renowned resource. We are on the famous Wine Trail. Hiking trails and mountain biking are what put Ithaca on the list of top 10 small cities to live in. The Ithaca Farmer's Market is the best in the US.
We have restaurants for all tastes from 5 star to carry out. For shoppers we are 4 miles to the 'Malls at Ithaca' and not too far from Waterloo and the Carousel Mall in Syracuse.
With a Regal Cinema Theater and the Cinamopolis there are options for everyone.

Events at The Grey Barn: The house can be used for many kinds of occasions. The large open floor plan makes it perfect for larger groups who want to share meals, entertain, and enjoy each others company. Families appreciate the large gathering spaces as well as the quiet private areas. It is perfect for wedding guests from out of town, a mid sized reception or the wedding itself. Just ask and we can figure it out!
Reunions, anniversaries, retreats, work related events can all be held here. We are 2 miles to the Ithaca Airport, so travel is easy.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    downstairs, private room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    downstairs, private ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    upstairs with balcony and private entrance....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    double bed futon sofa....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    upstairs single bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television:

    TV is for watching movies, we do not have cable....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


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


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    You will be 3 miles to Cayuga Lake and Myers Park. The park has a beach front, swimming, fishing, paddle board and canoe/ kayak rentals and a new playground. Ludlowville Falls is 3 miles as well....moreless

  • Rural:

    The Grey Barn is in a beautiful rural setting. On 2 acres you will feel relaxed and peaceful. You will be only 3 miles to the lake and a waterfall and and on the Wine Trail. Ithaca is 7mi....moreless

  • Village:

    The village of Lansing is 3 miles away with a small library, walking trails, Cayuga Lake Park and beachfront. Lansing Market Grocery and Dunkin Donuts are 1 mi. away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    There is air conditioning downstairs and upstairs....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Hair dryer, ironing board and iron. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    New high quality linens and bath towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    cell phone service on the property...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new high efficiency washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    There are many caterers available in Ithaca....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything is here! There are settings for 10 or more people....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    All new top rated appliances. Coffee maker,microwave, toaster oven, everything you need to cook full course meals. There are place settings for a large group. There is an outdoor charcoal grill....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Balcony overlooking the patio with gorgeous views. It is also a private access to the upstairs....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large Patio with table chairs and umbrella for eating and relaxing....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals are available at Myers Park...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a charcoal grill for a BBQ....moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Greek Peak is 30 minutes away...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11%


If you need to cancel I will refund payment, less cancellation charge, if I can re-rent the property .

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Steamboat Landing
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Crossroads, Rouges Harbor, Bookers, Ciao
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Greek Peak
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Myers Park

Car: Necessary

The motto for Ithaca is ' Ithaca is gorges' This play on words reflects both the phenomenal gorges, no less than 6 of them within 15 miles and most within 7 miles. These fantastic gorges can be easily accessed to hike and some have swimming holes. Gorgeous is Cayuga Lake and surrounding area. The lake beckons you to swim, fish, boat or just watch its many moods. At The Grey Barn you will be on the Wine Trail, near the Cornell Plantations and Ornithology Lab.

If you are a biker you are in one of the top Mountain biking areas in NY and road biking can't be better.

You will be tempted by multiple restaurants with diverse cuisines nearby. However you may prefer to pick up local foods and cook them at home in the full large kitchen back at The Grey Barn.

If you are interested in vegetable farming we have an organic vegetable farm 4 miles down the road that we would be happy to show you and offer fresh produce in season.

However you spend your time you will want to return to see the area in a different season and light and we will welcome you back!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: When I came to the finger lakes I knew I was home. As a lover of the country there is no more beautiful scenery than Cayuga Lake and its rolling hills, gorges and waterfalls. As a lover of cities, Ithaca is a unique blend of college town, agricultural center and state of the art high tech industry. There are restaurants representing cuisine from all over the globe, world renowned museums and infinite things to do and see. I enjoy helping people get the most from their well earned vacations. That is why we put so much thought into designing The Grey Barn as a home away from home for travelers from all over the world. Come experience The Finger Lakes with us!

Why Ithaca:
The Grey Barn is now SOLAR! We are certified as a green business using energy efficient appliances and recyclable products. You can help by composting and recycling while you are here if you like, we make it easy! We have a farm 4 miles down the road and often drop off fresh seasonal organic vegetables to our guests. Our guests love the cheerful open nature of the house and central location to the Lake , Universities and Wine Trail. Read the guest comments to see for yourself if this is the house for you. We hope so!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Grey Barn is a self catering private house that you will call your home while you are here. We live 4 miles away and can help when needed or give our suggestions as to what to do while you are here. People love the open floor plan and always say it is much larger than the pictures suggest. Guests love the comfort and decor of the house and is a real hit with reunions for families, small weddings and gatherings. I tell guests they need not bring anything except food and themselves. Wherever you are coming from you will appreciate the relaxed atmosphere of The Grey Barn.

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Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Large dining table seats 8 plus.

    Large dining table seats 8 plus.

  • Another area to relax downstairs.

    Another area to relax downstairs.

  • 1 and 1 2 bath , washer and dryer
all on the first floor.

    1 and 1 2 bath , washer and dryer all on the first floor.

  • Kid's corner!

    Kid's corner!

  • Birder's paradise!

    Birder's paradise!

  • Swimming at Treman Park.

    Swimming at Treman Park.

  • One of the comfortable sitting areas downstairs.

    One of the comfortable sitting areas downstairs.

  • View as you enter the house.

    View as you enter the house.

  • Full kitchen stocked and ready for you to use.

    Full kitchen stocked and ready for you to use.

  • One of the Queen bedrooms downstairs.

    One of the Queen bedrooms downstairs.

  • Our guests say it is perfect for families!

    Our guests say it is perfect for families!

  • The patio has a BBQ and table to enjoy outdoors

    The patio has a BBQ and table to enjoy outdoors

  • Wedding party on  The Grey Barn's front lawn.

    Wedding party on The Grey Barn's front lawn.

  • Open all year!

    Open all year!

  • Enjoy fresh produce from our own farm which is 4 miles down the road.

    Enjoy fresh produce from our own farm which is 4 miles down the road.

  • Cayuga Lake is only 3 miles away.

    Cayuga Lake is only 3 miles away.

  • It is a wonderful life!

    It is a wonderful life!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015

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