About the property
- Cottage1700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Ideal for a relaxed family vacation or small group retreat
*** Property shares a 2000 ft border with Taughannock State Park *** Head down to the park beach for a dip in Cayuga Lake *** Enjoy the striking Taughannock Falls & excellent hiking trails *** Enjoy the lovely cottage rhododendron garden's flowers & birds *** Play outdoor yard games & indoor board games *** Prepare meals & dine in the cottage “garden room” or grill & dine on the adjacent patio *** At night, watch the stars, the fireflies, & build a fire in the patio fire pit *** Sleep well on comfortable beds with supplied linens
Retreat to this lovely cottage and grounds we call 'The Cottage at Taughannock.' It offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for you to enjoy.
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 and nearby washing machine and dryer. You will not lack for anything!
Please note: Cornell and Ithaca College commencement weekends have a 3 night minimum flat rate. The payment schedule requires full payment 6 months in advance or at time of reservation. The cancellation policy changes to > 6 months for full refund; 2-6 months, 50% refund; < 2 months, no refund.
Ann and Chad Hoover
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 08, 2018
About Ann and Chad Hoover
Ithaca residents for over 40 years, we love the area and find it hard to find any place we like better. Ann is recently retired from Study Abroad advising at Cornell University. Chad is a practicing architect who sees no reason to retire, as he is doing what he loves!
Ann and Chad Hoover purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Ann and Chad Hoover chose Trumansburg
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Ithaca Getaway!
The Cottage at Taughannock was absolutely lovely! The property was quiet and private, yet close enough to both Ithaca and Trumansburg if we needed anything. The bedrooms were comfortable and the house itself was in great shape. Everything was clean and we had all we needed for a wonderful weekend. Ann and Chad were wonderful hosts as well!
Autumn is one of my favorite times of year to be at the cottage! We hope you will come again.
The Cottage is charming and well equipped. Perfect for our family gathering.
Our family of 9 stayed at the Cottage for 3 nights. The setting is beautiful and the home had all the amenities necessary for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. It turned out that this weekend was homecoming for Cornell so it was extra nice to be a little bit outside Ithaca. Our hosts we responsive to our questions and needs and have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into ensuring the satisfaction of their guests. We appreciate their willingness to offer such a nice property for our 'vacation'.
Very clean. Perfect open layout. Bedrooms very nice with antique furniture. Perfect!
Absolutely perfect place. I can't think of a single down side.
Unique cottage nestled amongst beautiful trees
The owners have done everything they can to make the house a warm, relaxing place to spend a visit to this beautiful area. Everything is well marked and well kept. Thank you
Wonderful, cozy cottage for a weekend get-together
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.
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!
Great location - lovely home
This lovely cottage was perfect for our family! Great spacious floor plan with plenty of bedrooms. Nicely decorated to make you feel welcomed, warm and cozy. The home has everything you could need in the kitchen as well as outdoor grilling supplies. The back and side yard are gorgeous with beautiful hydrangeas and tall, luscious trees. Location is perfect with it being close to the park, lake and nearby wineries not to mention Trumansburg and Ithaca. The Finger lake region is absolutely wonderful and the Corning Museum is a must see!
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 8/10 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If you would prefer to pay with an e-check, please click "Ask owner a question". Let us know, then we will approve you to book. COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND: 50% of rental payment due at time of reservation; remainder 50% due 180 days (6 months) before check-in date. Six months notice is required for cancellation for full refund. Cancellations made within 90-180 days of the arrival date, forfeit 50% of the rental payments unless we are able to re-book exact days. No refunds of rental payments within 90 days.