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Charming Historic Home Right on FALL CREEK - Pay for 5 Nights, Get 2 Nights FREE

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 7, waterfront, historic, NO addtl fees for taxes or cleaning

Comfortably furnished, sun-filled 4 bedroom house (sleeps 7 on 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 1900.

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 right 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Hall
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Michael Hall

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 eight years furnishing it and spending vacations there and enjoying all there is to do in the area

Michael Hall purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Michael Hall chose New York

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'

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Amenities

Dryden Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , 2nd floor - tub for kids only
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor - private - adjoining full bath
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
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).

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Charming Historic Home Right on FALL CREEK - Pay for 5 Nights, Get 2 Nights FREE
average rating of 4.695652 based on 46 reviews
5

Charming home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our third stay at The Creamery. As always, it was meticulously clean and well maintained. I hesitate to write because I don't want the word to get out, about what a treasure this place is....and then it might become unavailable! So you didn't read this....... :) !!!! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great House in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This historic house was immaculate. The three bedrooms upstairs were comfortable, and the 4th bedroom was a nice TV room/Den (with a pullout sofa). The wraparound porch was lovely for entertaining, having breakfast, and watching the Fall river and the 8 acres of land.

Having a child with us, we appreciated the washer and dryer. I look forward to returning to Ithaca, and will certainly try to rent this property again. The owners were easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice, clean house with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights while making a college visit to Cornell. The house as well as the surrounding area was so peaceful. We honestly wish we could have stayed longer! Would definitely recommend this property for any trip to Ithaca.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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4

Lovely quaint stay!

  • 4 of 5

True to its description; charming historic home! Enjoyed our stay here. Really nice location by the creek. Would definitely come back! Everything was very well organized and easy to find. Extensive and interesting selection of books. The creamery is filled with very interesting nooks and corners!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy, clean, and convenient!

  • 4 of 5

The Creamery was the perfect fit for our family. The house was well appointed with everything we needed for our short stay. The beds were comfy, and everything was very neat and clean. Our three children enjoyed playing in the snowy yard, and the front porch was the perfect place to leave all our snow gear when it was time to head in. The enclosed porch was warm and bright, even though it was only in the mid-forties outside. The owners thoughtfully provided some staples in the kitchen including plenty of bottled water. This was much appreciated as the tap water was quite sulphurous (as the owners had informed us ahead of time). Alwyn, the local caretaker, stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed (we did). One small inconvenience was that the TV was located in the den, which doubles as the fourth bedroom. If you are using this room as a bedroom, as we did, it somewhat limits access to the TV. This house is in a great location, very convenient to the Triphammer Mall area and Cornell, yet quiet and private. We would certainly stay at the Creamery in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Winter Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house was exactly what we needed. It has a big dining room table and a nice big living room. We stayed with our 2 kids (under 3), and the house worked great for them. It is a country retreat with a rustic feel. If you require posh amenities, this might not be your jam.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Plantation
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Dryden Lake Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-81 in Cortland
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Antlers
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Buttermilk Falls
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Dryden Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
$3,500
 
 
Graduation Weeks 2018
May 16 2018 - May 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
$6,000
 
 
summer 2018
May 31 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
$3,500
 
 
Graduation Weeks 2019
May 15 2019 - May 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
$6,000
 
 
Summer 2019
May 31 2019 - Sep 3 2019
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
$3,500
 

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