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Relaxing Getaway in the Finger Lakes

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our 1829 Early Greek Revival Farmhouse has been beautifully restored into a boutique hotel that is available for groups of up to 10 people; perfect for a winter retreat, family reunion or a weekend with friends. Halsey House is conveniently located to the gorges, waterfalls, lakes, wineries and vineyards for which the Finger Lakes is well known. We are also close to Cornell and Ithaca College, downtown Ithaca,Taughannock Falls State Park and many wonderful restaurants, the quaint Village of Trumansburg and many other attractions. We have 5 unique and comfortable rooms, all featuring a private bath, a queen or king bed, pillow topped mattresses, HDTV, full house WiFi also access to the grounds, patio and covered porch.

Optional full service gourmet breakfast is offered daily and snacks are available 24/7. Additional dining options can be discussed.Daily housekeeping is also provided and concierge services to assist you with dining reservations, wine tours, spa services and the like. The Davids love to entertain and will go out of their way to accommodate you and make you feel at home; just relax and leave the cooking and housekeeping to us.

More Details

David Blake
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2018

About David Blake

The Davids (Wren and Blake) left careers in journalism and law to pursue a more relaxed life in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. The Halsey House reviews from guests certainly show that tis has been a most successful change for them and all to the benefit of their guests. David Blake was born and raised and spent the better part of his life in Villanova, PA as a practicing attorney and where he and his ex-wife raised two sons. Blake's new husband, David Wren, grew up in Dallas, TX and came east in the late 80's and lived in Philadelphia where he wrote and was employed as a paralegal/legal assistant at a large law firm. Each has been actively involved in their community serving on library boards, planning boards and otherwise serving as volunteers for various projects. They love the area for its people, its natural beauty, waterfalls and gorges, lake activities, hiking and outdoor activities (the grandchildren love to play and catch crayfish in the creek across form Halsey House) as well as its farms, cheese, wines, ciders and wonderful restaurants. Allow them to share their love and knowledge of the area with you.

David Blake purchased this house in 2013

Why David Blake chose Trumansburg

The Davids purchased Halsey House because of their love for old homes and the desire to serve as trustees for older properties and leave them on better shape then when purchased and because the residents of Trumansburg insisted that they become neighbors. In addition the natural beauty of the area was a major factor and it is now a place that they truly call "home". They hope it will be a "home away from home" for you.

What makes this house unique

The warmer months offer many outdoor activities as well as quiet afternoons and nights on the covered porch or patio listening to the calming sounds of birds and the onsite man-made waterfall that feeds their small pond. Winter brings a quiet fireside place to relax, turn off the cell phone and computer, watch a movie, sip some wine, read a book, play a game of chess or backgammon or just reconnect with loved ones.


Trumansburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 13
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Respect our guests, our property and us. Be considerate of other guests especially with noise Please no eating or drinking in bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11


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Relaxing Getaway in the Finger Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful weekend in the Finger Lakes

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Halsey House. The rooms are beautifully appointed, with attention to detail and uniqueness in every suite. The amenities are also very lovely including the welcome delicious cookies and fruit. David, the Innkeeper is very friendly and so accommodating. This is truly a beautiful inn and I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that your family get together went well and that you found Halsey House to be a warm and comfortable home away from home in which to gather and enjoy one another's company. Also pleased that you enjoyed the freshly baked cookies, the fresh fruit and complimentary sodas. I hope we ill see you again.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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