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Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries Just Minutes Away

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lovely Apartment Adjacent To Taughannock Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake.

This lovely apartment is close to Taughannock Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in the Northeastern United States (33 feet higher than Niagara Falls). The location is adjacent to Taughannock Falls State Park and is perfect for outdoor activities including hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, boating, and fishing. Hiking the nature trails along the gorges, which are up to 400' high, provides panoramic and dramatic views of the gorges formed by the ice age. Minutes from the Cayuga Wine Trail, the Cheese Trail and the Beer Trail, there are great restaurants nearby, many which feature free live music. Only ten miles to Ithaca and to Watkins Glen, across the street from a beautiful stream that flows into the waterfall. You can hear the soothing sounds of the stream as you doze off to sleep. Peaceful surroundings and beautiful gardens. Saturday summertime lakefront outdoor concerts at Taughannock Park.

Newly renovated smaller second floor apartment in owner's country home, cozy and comfortable, perfect for 1-2 people. The bedroom has a new queen bed, solid oak dresser plus an air conditioner. The cheerful sunroom/dining room has a cypress wood table and chairs and looks out over the expansive grounds. We call the apartment the Eagles Nest, since it sits above the magnolia trees and overlooks large black walnut trees and many flower gardens. There's a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven and range, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. In addition there's a newly tiled bathroom, a den with two chairs and flat screen DirectTV with 63 channels and second air conditioner, a walk-in closet, and wireless internet connection. Linens, towels and soft cotton bedding and blankets are supplied, and several Metropolitan Museum of Art reproductions hang on the walls. Close to the quaint village of Trumansburg which offers boutique and art gallery shops, excellent restaurants, a large grocery store and liquor store, pharmacy, natural foods store and deli, bank, beautiful public library, new bowling alley and laundromat. The house was formerly owned by Robert Moog, who invented the synthesizer, and who invited many famous musicians to the home, i.e. the Beatles and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The house will be included in an upcoming documentary about the life of Bob Moog, scheduled to be released next year.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • New queen bed, oak dresser, air conditioner, clock radio, soft cotton bedding....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Newly tiled floor in bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The location is what makes this rental unique - so close to Cayuga Lake with its swimming beach and hiking gorges; the numerous Finger Lakes wineries, breweries and cheese making; Ithaca's shopping/restaurants; Cornell's botanical gardens; and Watkins Glen's famous racetrack and state park - which recently was voted the 3rd most spectacular state park in the nation....moreless


  • Books:

    Several books by local authors and books about the area....moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Lake views are a short hike away from the house....moreless

  • Rural:

    Peaceful relaxing location - adjacent to state park land....moreless

  • Village:

    Only two minutes from the village of Trumansburg, with restaurants, specialty shops, galleries, used book store, public library, gas stations, bars, car wash, post office, and more....moreless

  • Water View:

    Taughannock Stream is directly across the street - you can hear the water flowing from the house. Cayuga Lake is visible from Taughannock Park Road as you hike/drive down the road towards the lake....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    House is located next to Taughannock Stream which flows into a 215' waterfall, slightly downstream. The stream empties into Cayuga Lake, which is 2 miles down the road. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Cypresswood table and chairs overlook magnolia trees and expansive yard...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two air conditioners, one in bedroom and one in den...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Apartment has its own heat thermostat...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases, comforter and cotton blankets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Small with two chairs and wall mounted flat screen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample on-site parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen and beach towels ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with stove and oven, microwave oven, toaster, refrigerator, coffee maker, equipped with silverware and utensils, cookware and towels, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Bottled water, paper goods, some soap products...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks, paddleboats, stand-up paddle boards and canoes can be rented at the lake, as well as lessons on their use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful gardens and grounds...moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.8
from 55 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Cornell Graduates/Memorial Day
May 25 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
July 4th Weekend
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 3%


Check in is anytime after 2:00 pm. Check out is 10:00 am.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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  • Americana Vineyards & Winery

    "A great local winery, ten minutes from the house, with live music on Fridays and Sundays, an..."

  • Bellwether Hard Cider

    "Sample several varieties of locally produced hard cider."

  • Dragon Village

    "Fresh Chinese cuisine"

  • Not My Dads Soft Serve

    "Great soft-serve ice cream "

  • Hazelnut Kitchen

    "One of the finest restaurants in the area - gourmet food and excellent service. www.hazelnut..."

  • Knapp Vineyard Restaurant

    "Chef John McNabb creates delicious menus for lunch and dinner, outdoor dining under their gr..."

  • Hangar Theater

    "Excellent summer theater performances - many actors from Actors Equity Association. This Ith..."

  • Taughannock Farms Inn

    "Historic Queen Ann style architecture mansion which features luxury dining overlooking Taugh..."

  • Gimme Coffee

    "Coffee lovers haven for freshly ground brews"

  • Cayuga Lake Creamery

    "Best ice cream in upstate New York"

  • Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art

    "Visit for information about the exhibits"

  • Cornell Plantations

  • Taughannock Falls State Park

    "Beach, boat launch. Easy 3/4 mile hiking trail to base of 215' Taughannock Falls and moderat..."

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ithaca Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Silver Line Tap Room
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Trumansburg Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 96
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hazelnut Kitchen
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Greek Peak Ski Resort
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Taughannock Falls State Park beach on Cayuga Lake

Car: Necessary

Adjacent to Taughannock Falls State Park on the west side of Cayuga Lake - close to 215' waterfall (highest waterfall east of the Mississippi) and just 15 minutes from Ithaca. Hiking easy to moderate breathtaking trails along the north and south rim gorge, which were formed by the Ice Age, and to the base of the 215’ falls. Cayuga Lake fishing, public swimming beach, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and canoe rentals, boat marina and launch. Many renowned wineries a short drive away - and some with year-round free weekly live music concerts. Nearby bistros/wineries with sweeping views of Cayuga Lake. Cornell University's Plantations - extensive botanical gardens and arboretum, and the Johnson Art Museum and Japanese Garden are 10 miles away. Corning Museum of Glass (world-class museum), Women's History Museum in Seneca Falls (birthplace of women's rights) and Watkins Glen Raceway are also nearby. Spectacular fall foliage.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

About the owner: Retired graphic artist/teacher, originally from New Jersey and so grateful to now be living in the beauty of the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY.

Why the Owner Chose Trumansburg, NY, USA:
Bought this house in 1977 from Moog synthesizer inventor/musician Bob Moog who was moving to North Carolina to celebrate his break from the corporate world. Loved this house at first sight - and the incredible beauty of the Finger Lakes' gorges and waterfalls nearby.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Ideal location, next to the beauty of Taughannock Falls State Park and it's amazing waterfalls and breathtaking hiking trails, two minute drive to Cayuga Lake with water access and swimming beach, right on the road that runs parallel with the stream that flows into the 215' waterfall, and midway between Ithaca and the 20+ wineries of the Cayuga Lake Wine trail and Finger Lakes wine country.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • View of house from Taughannock Park Road - Apartment is towards back of house

    View of house from Taughannock Park Road - Apartment is towards back of house

  • Cheerful sunroom with table and chairs

    Cheerful sunroom with table and chairs

  • Den with leather chair and bookshelf

    Den with leather chair and bookshelf

  • Breakfast bar in kitchen

    Breakfast bar in kitchen

  • Overlook of Taughannock Falls - a short hike from the house

    Overlook of Taughannock Falls - a short hike from the house

  • Stairs on the left leading up to 2nd floor apartment

    Stairs on the left leading up to 2nd floor apartment

  • Comfortable queen bed

    Comfortable queen bed

  • Bathroom with shower stall on the left

    Bathroom with shower stall on the left

  • Kitchen counter

    Kitchen counter

  • View of gorge and Cayuga Lake from north rim trail around park.

    View of gorge and Cayuga Lake from north rim trail around park.

VRBO #593647

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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