2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
About Michelle Menter
I grew up on this land hiking the gorge, playing in waterfalls and riding horses in the pasture. After traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East and India and living in San Francisco I came back home to build a house here so my children could also experience the beauty of living close to nature. Family members helped to build the yurt which originally served as the school house for my children's gardening program. My dad and I are avid gardeners and orchardists. It's our pleasure to offer warm hospitality to travelers seeking a unique yurt experience!
Michelle Menter purchased this Cottage in 2008
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Really cute yurt
Michelle was so nice and the coffee was so appreciated. The yurt was cool, had everything we needed and was a neat location for me to stay while my child was graduating from Cornell! Michelle left bonfire materials and all was just lovely.
Nice homey place. Michelle was very helpful and especially kind to my 10 year old granddaughter, showing her how to feed the fish in the ponds, etc. We enjoyed our stay very much. Only suggestions would be to change the furniture in the living room. There really isn't a comfortable place to sit and relax for adults. Its designed for young children. The futon opens to a double bed but you can't use it for sleeping as it is hard as a rock. Updated mattress and pillows and a tv would make it perfect.
What a unique charming little getaway!
The Yurt is one of a kind, a great little getaway where you can collect eggs for breakfast, look at the stars from the loft and hike amongst the ridges finding little forts and treasures along the way. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Wonderful local getaway.
We’re a couple of young parents who were gifted a weekend away by our folks. This was ideal! So cozy with a puzzle and a pellet stove and music on. We took walks under the stars and, during the day, down to the gorge in the adjacent woods. Thanks you for a weekend of respite and simplicity!
Unique Awesome Way to Enjoy Ithaca and Gorges
It was our second parents weekend at Ithaca College and we stayed at the Yurt. It was wonderful. When we arrived, there was a deer right out the door. Michelle met us and welcomed us. It was homely, cozy and special. Saturday we spent the day exploring the woods and the gorge right in the Yurt's backyard. Love it all!
Climbing Vine Cottage is only 12 minutes south of Ithaca but you can do and see a lot before you even get into your car. Explore the wild flower field or play ball on the game and party field. Walk a trail through the forest or hike down to the gorge to see ice carved waterfalls. You don't have to go far to experience the wonder of the Finger Lakes Region. Up the road you'll find great fruit picking and cider doughnuts at Little Tree Orchards or go two miles further and drive through Newfield's Historic Covered Bridge.
Climbing Vine Cottage is the perfect spring board for day trips to the Grassroots Festival and the Ithaca Festival, the Wine Trail, our award winning Ithaca Farmer's Market, great hiking and biking, the beautiful Cayuga Lake, the Sciencenter, world famous gorges and waterfalls, Greek Peak, great dining, the Ithaca Commons and international events sponsored by Cornell and Ithaca College. Experience what makes our region unique!