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Fantastic Family Retreat Tenwood Lodge

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Tenwood Lodge awaits its next family's arrival for an unforgettable gathering!

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Close to Cornell and Ithaca College in rural Ithaca

Tenwood Lodge, our family retreat, was designed to link with nature. The name represents ten varieties of locally available wood we built it with.

We offer a time away from it all to be with those that matter most: Family, friends, yourelf! Family Reunions and Celebrations are our favorite things (no weddings here, but you rmay stay here as family or friends of the wedding party)

Commencements and holidays are priced higher: Ithaca College and Cornell Commencments offer a special event reason for a family reunion. We have priced Commencements to include the Bunkhose (making it a bigger home with a bigger price tag--still a value vs hotels on those weekends)

Enjoy scenic views from lots of windows, a great room, a large dining room and huge gourmet kitchen. Relax with a glass of wine or wake up with a cup of coffee on one of three sitting decks. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, rabbits and chipmunks are likely to wander through our property while you are here. Coyotes often serenade us at night.

Three of the four bedrooms have gorgeous vaulted knotty pine ceilings which match the great room (Trophy Room). The remaining one, the Master Bedroom Suite, has a lovely Sanijet (tm) spa tub for two.

Brace yourself, the owner has a collection of lovely taxidermy in the Trophy Room. Also there is no TV service, but we do have a DVD player available if you let us know in advance. Cell service (Verizon) should work here, wifi internet is available, but is limited (no video please-it gets pricey as broadband, cable, etc is not yet available in this rural part of Ithaca)

Tenwood Lodge has 2 full and 2 half baths. Three of the bedrooms have one Queen bed, another has a combination of double and bunked twins so younger ones can sleep near parents or cousins can have a continuous slumber party.

Our Vacation Rental is great for family gatherings and reunions, retreats, families attending weddings, and college commencements and reunions, in less than a year we've had all of them! (Please note: we are not a wedding venue, but can recommend two or be a homey base camp for attending area weddings, either as guests or family of the couple.)

Should this NOT be enough space, we can add in the Bunkhouse (not listed at present) for an additional fee to sleep 6 more people (2 bedrooms, 1 Bath, and family room in an attached structure)

Tenwood Lodge has been a member of VRBO for whole house rentals since May 2014.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We expect Renters to be mature, and at least two of them 25 years old. We are often just across the driveway if you have any needs. All in all, we applaud family celebrations, not drunken crazies...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a house designed for FAMILY connection. That being said, we expect you to make sure your children are safe and treat our property well. This includes not touching the taxidermy, being careful with the wood, the windows, the loft half wall and furniture...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Our dear friend has visited with his scooter. There are a couple of 'pinch points' and it is necessary to enter through the adjacent bunkhouse to avoid the 2 steps out front....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We have an area we can designate for smokers, please stub your cigarette out in provided receptables and exhale on the way back to the house....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We would consider dogs who are in crates in your absence, but they will be allowed only in the adjacent bunkhouse. We have cat allergies....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master Bedroom Spa Suite: 1 queen

    This first floor room has lovely private bath/shower...moreless

  • Pasture Room: 1 queen

    The Pasture Room has wonderful south/southeast views....moreless

  • the 'Family' room: 1 double, 2 bunk bed

    bunks and full bed make it great for young kids + mom/dad...moreless

  • Turret Room: 1 queen

    360 degree views with ensuite half bath and stairs our fav...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Sanijet Tub for 2 with cool lights, double sink vanity...moreless

  • Second Floor Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sink vanity and toilet with view in half-wall alcove...moreless

  • Powder Room

    Used more than any other, it's on the first floor ...moreless

  • Turret Room's ensuite Bath

    lovely corner unit for this room ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • If needed, housekeeping may be arranged in advance, as well as recommendations for chef, massage, and wineries....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Assorted board games currently more suited for jr high ages and above....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    We can re-arrange tables to seat up to 20 or more. 10 is the simplest though....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    No air-conditioning because Ithaca rarely needs it. Also it is a new super-insulated home and if properly managed even those 100 degree days are fine with ceiling fans. Radiant and baseboard heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi, but limited due to rural absence of broadband or cable....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample driveway parking near entrance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    In Trophy Room, used only with our instruction....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Usually have 2 available, plus electric cordless tea kettle....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    30 plus matching stoneware dinner plates, nice stainless (2 sets), mugs galore....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Super Quiet Bosch...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large cook's kitchen with breakfast table....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double wall oven: convection/conventional...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    if you need to use some of our pantry items just replace them or let us know you used them up....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator with ice-maker (no water dispenser)...moreless

  • Stove:

    48 inch gas Thermador rangetop with 4 burners, grill and griddle that makes awesome pancakes. This professional rangetop requires the vented fan above it to be on when in use....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 sitting decks made of black locust wood with 4 adirondack chairs and other chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 5 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$550
$3,850

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Cornell Reunion 2017
Jun 8 - Jun 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,000
Fourth of July
Jul 2 - Jul 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$700
Ithaca College Commencement
May 18 - May 20, 2018
3 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
Cornell 2018
May 25 - May 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$600
$4,000

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 3%

Notes:

Payment can be done in 1, 2, or 3 payments as agreed upon in advance of reservation. We are registered with the county to collect and return 3 % room tax on vacation rental. Cancellation Policy: full refund (minus VRBO service charge) 6 months prior to check-in. Between 2 and 6 months, Deposit refunded only if time is re-rented. After full payment, refund only if time is re-rented (minus service charges), although credit for another date may be considered.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We are Russ and Kim. We have five wonderful kids, growing or grown up already. We have been improving this property since we first purchased it in 2000 and there is always work to be done. It is quite likely that one or more family members will be around the property or across the driveway during your stay. This listing is for the newest part, Tenwood Lodge, completed in 2013. We also have the bunkhouse (right side of the picture showing behind the low roof) which is not part of the listing, but can be included for large groups for an additional price.

Why the Owner Chose Ithaca, NY, USA:
We love the Ithaca area, this valley and the agricultural opportunity here in Danby. The views here of the wooded hillside and the growing corn are peaceful and relaxing.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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Photos

  • Tenwood Lodge awaits its next family's arrival for an unforgettable gathering!

    Tenwood Lodge awaits its next family's arrival for an unforgettable gathering!

  • The huge kitchen island has 5 stools.


Sit down and chop and chat!

    The huge kitchen island has 5 stools. Sit down and chop and chat!

  • Wolf 48 inch Rangetop with 4 burners and 24 inch griddle.

    Wolf 48 inch Rangetop with 4 burners and 24 inch griddle.

  • Dining area links kitchen with living area.

    Dining area links kitchen with living area.

  • Sanijet tub in Master Suite has no germy tubes, but some pretty cool lighting.

    Sanijet tub in Master Suite has no germy tubes, but some pretty cool lighting.

  • The Pasture Room has a horse theme, a spalted maple floor and comfy queen bed.

    The Pasture Room has a horse theme, a spalted maple floor and comfy queen bed.

  • Second floor common area.  Loft has Ash flooring and overlooks the trophy room.

    Second floor common area. Loft has Ash flooring and overlooks the trophy room.

  • Family Room is our largest room with double bed and twin bunks

    Family Room is our largest room with double bed and twin bunks

  • 2nd Floor Bath shared by Family, Pasture and Turret Rooms (Turret just shower)

    2nd Floor Bath shared by Family, Pasture and Turret Rooms (Turret just shower)

  • Turret room has ensuite half bath and 360 degree view.

    Turret room has ensuite half bath and 360 degree view.

  • Breakfast nook in the kitchen is cozy on a cool morning with the warm floor on.

    Breakfast nook in the kitchen is cozy on a cool morning with the warm floor on.

  • Not part of the main listing, Bunkhouse twin room, can add onto Lodge-ex charge

    Not part of the main listing, Bunkhouse twin room, can add onto Lodge-ex charge

  • Welcome to Tenwood Lodge!  Front entry has a keyless combo entry

    Welcome to Tenwood Lodge! Front entry has a keyless combo entry

  • A cook's kitchen includes double convectional/conventional wall oven and more

    A cook's kitchen includes double convectional/conventional wall oven and more

  • The Trophy Room is a museum with walls hung in Northeastern taxidermied animals.

    The Trophy Room is a museum with walls hung in Northeastern taxidermied animals.

  • Master Bedroom Suite is on first floor, our most accessible room, birch floor.

    Master Bedroom Suite is on first floor, our most accessible room, birch floor.

  • Master bath: double sinks, shower with shamp/cond'r/soap and WC w/ view!

    Master bath: double sinks, shower with shamp/cond'r/soap and WC w/ view!

  • The Pasture Room on second floor has great views and is next to the shared bath

    The Pasture Room on second floor has great views and is next to the shared bath

  • Queen futon and desk in second floor loft (between Pasture  Room & Family Room)

    Queen futon and desk in second floor loft (between Pasture Room & Family Room)

  • Twin bunks for cousins' slumber parties or younger kids to be near parents

    Twin bunks for cousins' slumber parties or younger kids to be near parents

  • Double sink in second floor bath.  Throne in an alcove with 1/2 wall and a view!

    Double sink in second floor bath. Throne in an alcove with 1/2 wall and a view!

  • The newly finished south deck is protected from rain and sun.

    The newly finished south deck is protected from rain and sun.

  • Bunkhouse Mini-Master, can be added onto the main lodge for additional fee.

    Bunkhouse Mini-Master, can be added onto the main lodge for additional fee.

  • Lovely shady spot in summer time.

    Lovely shady spot in summer time.

VRBO #591828

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017

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