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Cottage at Taughannock: next to Taughannock State Park

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4-bedroom, 2-bath family cottage

Retreat to this lovely cottage and grounds we call 'The Cottage at Taughannock,' ideal for a relaxed family vacation or small group retreat.

Only eight miles from Ithaca and sharing a 2000 ft border with Taughannock State Park, The Cottage at Taughannock offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for you to enjoy.

Prepare meals in the comfortable kitchen and dine in the “garden room”--or grill and dine on the adjacent patio. Bicycle 4/10 of a mile to the beach at Taughannock State Park for a refreshing dip in Cayuga Lake, or to enjoy the many excellent hiking trails. In the evening, sing around the fire pit or gather in the cozy living room to play board games or watch a movie next to the fireplace.

The cottage sleeps 7 people. The master bedroom, the yellow room and the upstairs larger room each contain queen beds. Upstairs, also, is a smaller room with a twin-sized bed. For a small additional fee, we can accommodate up to the maximum of three more people (10 total), using a queen and a twin-sized air beds placed in the living room or one of the bedrooms. Linens and towels are provided.

The cottage is pleasantly furnished with period pieces and textiles. The kitchen is equipped with pots, pans & utensils for meal prep, as well as a dishwasher and a commercial-sized stove.

More Details

Owner
Ann and Chad Hoover
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

Why Ann and Chad Hoover chose Cayuga Lake

We knew the moment we walked on the property that our four-year search was over....we found the perfect place. It has been such fun making it our own.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is uniquely located close to the park, but not far from Ithaca and Trumansburg. Even in March and April, early spring ephemerals surround the area. The rhododendron garden is lovely in May and early June. Flowers continue to brighten the patio throughout the summer and into the fall, when the autumn leaves take over the show. In winter the Norway spruce laden with snow is breathtaking and sledding, cross country skiing and skating are all close at hand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"To Our Hosts-



Thank you for providing us with a magical home this last week, the great kitchen, sun-filled dining room, sweet bedrooms, the patio-- all of us, native Ithacans back in our home town, appreciated our respite here. We'll be back again & hope to stay here.

Best Wishes,

D, M, J, K"
Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
ITH: Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Taughannock Farms Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Taughannock State Park
Car: necessary

The Cottage at Taughannock shares a 2000-foot border with Taughannock State Park. The park offers miles of top-rated hiking trails, breath-taking waterfalls, a public beach with lifeguards, a public boat launch, weekend concerts, and plenty of shoreline for fishing or catching the summer breezes off Cayuga Lake. The property covers 20 acres of woodland and streams--wonderful for exploring and discovering deer trails and hidden waterfalls.

Ithaca is 8 miles from the cottage-- providing a wide array of activities for visitors. Visit the beautiful Cornell University and Ithaca College campuses. Sign up for continuing education on campus or attend live music performances offered throughout the year.

Amenities

Trumansburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    The Yellow Room - 1 queen
    Upstairs Larger Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Smaller Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Extra-long twin, views of the back yard and woods
  • An additional queen air bed can be inflated and placed in the living room if needed. A second twin air bed can be added to any of the bedrooms, most comfortably in the master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Cottage at Taughannock: next to Taughannock State Park
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5

Wonderful Place to stay! Would definitely return

  • 5 of 5

I cannot express enough how perfect this cottage was! Clean, comfortable (great beds). We were in Ithaca for my son's graduation weekend, joined by other family members. Ann and Chad met us there the first day and explained/answered any questions we had.

The grounds are beautiful and there was plenty of room for all 8 of us. My young grandchildren loved the upstairs small room. We hardly knew they were there as they were up in Their Room, when we were at the house. Easy ride to Ithaca and Trumansburg, spent some of the weekend hiking Falls and visiting the park and Farmers Market.

I can only say again, that we could not have found a more perfect place for Graduation weekend! Incredibly better than any hotel and created a true family feeling. Thank you Ann, Chad and VRBO!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very positive review! And, thank you for leaving the cottage as spotless as it was when you arrived! We enjoyed having you and hope you will come again.
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5

Wonderful, cozy cottage for a weekend get-together

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there as a group of old college friends, but the cottage would have been just as perfect for an extended family group. Sleeps three couples and one single in beds, plus plenty of room for air mattresses for extra people if you have a larger group. Two full baths, one large and one small (but large enough). Kitchen is well-equipped. Dining room is full of natural light and the yard is beautiful as well. Two-minute drive from Taughannock (no real way to walk there). Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a comfortable and enjoyable reunion! With Cornell and Ithaca College so close, we find many of our guests have a connection to one of the schools. Come again for your next get-together!
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5

This is a beautifully kept property. The cottage has a quaint feel with modern amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. There are so many things to do locally and all just a short distance away! The cottage provided a relaxing atmosphere with beautiful scenery with the gardens and the woods surrounding the house. We were very comfortable here with lots of places to spread out for some quiet time and also come together for some fun with the family! The kids had great accommodations upstairs with the quaint bedrooms. My mother who uses a walker was easily able to get from her room to the bathroom and all the other areas of the house on her own. It was great having the touchpad key less entry so we didn't have to think about keys! The kitchen was well stocked with all equipment needed for cooking meals and easy cleanup. We really enjoyed the large table that separated into halves. We used 1/2 for doing puzzles and the other half are eating. Lots of things to see and do locally. We loved going to the gorges and hiking. State Park is nice to have right close by. Lots of great wineries. Ithaca so close by for restaurants and shopping.

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

Our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the cottage and the property. Location was perfect for our daily hikes and lake activities! My little grandson told me that he wanted to live there. High praise, indeed!!! The owners have thoughtfully appointed it with the comforts of home and we looked forward to beginning our day in its cheery and homey atmosphere. Coming back from our long days out and about and dining on the patio was a delight. Marshmallow roasting and watching the stars twinkle overhead was everyone's favorite. Thanks to the owners and their marvelous creation of hospitality. We all had a great time and look forward to returning next year. Thanks, Chad and Ann!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are SO welcome! We are delighted that you enjoyed your week here!
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5

Lovely and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to imagine anything you could need that isn't in this house and the yard and woods are beautiful. (I never saw so many butterflies!) Hike back along the stream and discover the waterfalls. And when you leave the house, Taughannock Falls is less than two miles away. You could walk, but the occasional truck flying along Route 89 made me nervous enough tyo drive and park. You're close enough to Ithaca, a great place to explore, and also to day trips to Seneca Falls and Watkins Glen. It's a pretty perfect spot and the hosts are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time seeing Ithaca, the many, many beautiful gorges & waterfalls, and enjoying Cayuga Lake! The cottage was outstanding! It is very comfortable, finely decorated, and fully stocked with all essentials. The property is beautiful as well. We spent a few evenings enjoying the firepit, or playing bocce in the back yard. Or, if it rained, playing games inside on the large family room table. The location is VERY convenient to Ithaca, the many State Parks, and Cayuga Lake. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.