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Comfortably furnished, sun-filled 4 bedroom house (sleeps 7 on all new mattresses and linens - 2 queen beds & 1 twin upstairs; queen sofa bed on main floor) with two bathrooms, fully-equipped remodeled kitchen with brand new appliances, formal dining room seating 8, wood stove in huge living room, wrap around porch and two enclosed porches, with the sights and sounds of Fall Creek from most rooms and all three porches. The house is a former creamery - a picture hangs in the dining room of a horse-drawn milk wagon parked in front, circa 1800. House is located on 8 acres along Fall Creek.... Lots of woodlands to explore. Approx 3 miles from Sapsucker Woods (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) and Ithaca Airport.
Window air conditioners in three rooms in summer, and wood stove & hot-water heating during the winter months.
We are really serious about the fact that house sleeps 7 max.
Large screen TV/DVD player with DirecTV. Wireless network available. Sheets, towels and basic supplies provided. Professionally cleaned and maintained. On the bus line to Cornell and Downtown Ithaca.
The creamery sits in the front of 8 acres on both sides of Fall Creek where it makes a 90 degree turn in the little hamlet of Etna. Five miles downstream Fall Creek passes through Forest Home and Cornell University and becomes Ithaca Falls. There is a house across the street and a house next door - the creek and protected Finger Lakes Land Trust are your neighbors on the other two sides. The partially enclosed wrap around porch with views of the creek and back yard is a favorite year-round spot for us and our guests. The Etna post office is a couple of hundred yards up the road - a great walk with your dog, who will be treated with a biscuit upon entrance. The road is very lightly traveled by cars, but bike and foot travel is frequent. You can put your kayak or fishing rod in the water from the property. Water levels fluctuate during the year, but there is always moving water and wildlife to be enjoyed. Sapsucker Woods, the Ithaca airport, Cornell University, a brewery, restaurants and shopping are all within a 10 mile radius, yet you really feel like you are out in the country when you are at the creamery. There is off-road parking for 4 cars right next to the house and the TCAT bus to Cornell and downtown Ithaca goes right by the house. Rental cars are available at the airport which is less than 5 miles away.
Bedroom #1 - Queen bed, window A/C, 8 foot window overlooking Fall Creek
Bedroom #2 - Queen bed, window A/C
Bedroom #3 - Single day bed
Bedroom #4 - Queen size sofa bed in private den on first floor, window A/C...moreless
The downstairs bathroom was completely remodeled in November 2011. It now boasts new fixtures, an over-sized, tiled shower and radiant heated floors.
The upstairs bathroom has an antique claw-footed tub with a height restriction due to the roof line. This means that most upstairs guests will need to use the shower downstairs....moreless
There are three steps up to first floor. Stairway to 2nd floor has approx 10 steps, a landing then 4 more steps. There are a washer / dryer in basement. Basement is not full height and not suitable for children to play in.
A single dog will be considered. Security deposit and/or fee may be required. Dogs are not allowed on any furniture and must be on leash at all times outside and picked up after.
We do have wireless internet service. The house does NOT have a 'land line' phone. The area gets good cell phone connections, and this has been adequate for the owners (we use AT&T). ...moreless
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Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
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House sits right on Fall Creek - hundreds of feet of waterfront on the property...moreless
Graduation Weeks 2016 May 19 - May 31, 2016 3 night min stay
Graduation Weeks 2017 May 15 - May 31, 2017 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
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Etna is a small town approximately 6 miles east of Ithaca NY. House sits thirty feet from Fall Creek which becomes Ithaca Falls around 6 miles downstream . There are dozens of waterfalls in the immediate area and hiking (easy to expert) and nature opportunities abound. We use our house as a base to visit many of the Finger Lakes wineries (there are Breweries and Distilleries too), and to visit the world-famous Ithaca Farmers Market. Ithaca is the home of both Cornell University and Ithaca College and boasts a thriving arts community.
Other Activities: Biking, kayaking, swimming, birdwatching, fishing, antiquing, and agri-tourism. Kids activities include the Museum of the Earth and the Science Center.
Year Purchased: 2008
About: My wife and I live in Baltimore and plan on retiring to the creamery in around 10 years. We had no connection to the Finger Lakes until we traveled through on our way to Canada and we both fell in love with the area. We call it 'Drinking the Kool Aid' and countless others have suffered the same fate as we did. Two years later we bought the house and have spent the last five years furnishing it and spending vacations there and enjoying all there is to do in the area
Why Ithaca: Beautiful views, easy access to the water, birds and wildlife abound, house and property full of history, close to Ithaca but still 'away from it all'
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: You will immediately feel 'at home'.
Everyone raves about the wrap around porch surrounded by a huge old maple tree with views of the creek.
A picture hangs in the dining room of the house when it served as a creamery with a horse-drawn wagon carrying milk cans pulled up in front of the house CA 1900.
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