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Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

This cozy second floor apartment is next to Taughannock Falls State Park, which has the highest single drop waterfall in the Northeastern United States (33 feet higher than Niagara Falls). The location is perfect for outdoor activities including hiking the gorge trails and the newly completed Black Diamond Trail (which runs from Trumansburg to Ithaca along a former train route), biking, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, boating, and fishing. Hiking the nature trails along the gorges, which are up to 400' high, provides dramatic views of the gorges formed by the ice age. Minutes from the Cayuga Wine Trail, which includes scenic wineries, distilleries, cideries and breweries. There are great restaurants nearby, many featuring free live music. Only ten miles to Ithaca and to Watkins Glen, across the road from beautiful Taughannock 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, clean, cozy and comfortable, perfect for 1-2 people. The bedroom has a new queen size mattress, solid Amish-made oak dresser plus air conditioner. The cheerful sunroom/dining room has a cypress wood table and chairs (handmade by local Amish craftsmen) and looks out over the trees and expansive grounds. We call the apartment the Eagles Nest, since it sits above the magnolia trees and overlooks large silver maple and black walnut trees and several 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 this year.

Please note that for those with physical limitations, there are stars leading up to the apartment as shown in the photo of the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Loretta Heimbuch
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Loretta Heimbuch

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.

Loretta Heimbuch purchased this apartment in 1977

Why Loretta Heimbuch chose Trumansburg

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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, across the road from 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. Not to mention all the wineries on nearby Seneca and Keuka Lakes.

Amenities

Trumansburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly tiled floor in bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • New queen bed, solid oak dresser, air conditioner, clock radio, soft cotton bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away
average rating of 4.8080807 based on 99 reviews
5

Cozy, clean apartment, conveniently located near amazing wineries!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a blast at Eagle's Nest! It was a cute, cozy and clean apartment that was conveniently located near Cayuga Lake and its many wineries. The owners, Loretta and Steve, were very friendly. Though we didn't see them too often, because my boyfriend and I were out and about enjoying the hiking, wine tastings and some amazing food, they were very sweet when we did cross paths.

Overall, we had such a great time during our quiet and cozy retreat.

Loretta and Steve - Thank you for allowing us to stay. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we'll look forward to your coming back again!
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5

The Eagles Nest and its location are perfect for your get away

  • 5 of 5

You cannot get anything better for your stay in the finger lake region. Loretta and Steve are very welcoming and informative. Their location is just a few minutes from quality hiking, wineries, breweries and more! 15 minutes from Ithaca and 20 minutes to wine trails on Seneca Lake. Can't wait to go back! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We're so glad you enjoyed the area and all it has to offer. Thanks for booking your reservation with us - we look forward to your returning to the Eagles Nest.
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5

Great Place for two people

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our needs attending the NASCAR race in Watkins Glen.

It was very clean and quite. Cute little town not far from property with plenty of restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for booking with us while attending the races in Watkins Glen. Trumansburg does have an abundance of restaurants for a small town. Glad you had the chance to enjoy some of them while here. Hope you'll be back again for next year's NASCAR!
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5

Perfect fit for an Ithaca vacation

  • 5 of 5

Neat and clean apartment; hostess Loretta was attentive but not intrusive. Everything we needed was provided if we wanted to dine in. Excellent location to explore Ithaca and Finger Lakes area. Many wineries, distilleries, parks and waterfalls are an easy drive. The Trumansburg Farmer's Market on Wednesday night was close and gave us a chance to grab a bite to eat, hear music and meet some locals. House has a cool history (once owned by MOOG synthesizer inventor) and grounds are charming. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! We enjoyed meeting you and are glad you were able to explore so much of what the local area has to offer. Hope you'll return again soon!
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

For an extended weekend we were looking for a place to unwind. Loretta and Steve have set up The Eagles Nest to provide just that. A just room enough for two, quiet, casual and relaxed setting. Leaving the phone and the laptop behind, we enjoyed the paddling, swimming and hiking close by. A return visit is in our futue.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment is well appointed. In a beautiful private location. The owners are pleasant/helpful !

  • 5 of 5

We visit to enjoy what the Finger Lakes has to offer, which is a lot to discover.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the apartment and it's location. There is certainly a lot to explore in the Finger Lakes region. Looking forward to your return next summer!
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Map

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

Adjacent to Taughannock Falls State Park (750 acres) on the west side of Cayuga Lake - two streams converge directly across from the house, and flow into the 215' waterfall (one of the most outstanding attractions of the northeast and the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi). Just 15 minutes from Ithaca and the Cayuga Lake wine trail. Hiking easy to moderate breathtaking trails along the north and south rim gorge, which were formed by the Ice Age. Cayuga Lake fishing, public swimming beach, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and canoe rentals, boat marina and launch. Local wineries with year-round free weekly live music concerts. Nearby bistros/wineries with sweeping views of Cayuga Lake. Cornell University's Botanic Gardens and arboretum, and the Johnson Art Museum with outdoor Japanese Garden are 10 miles away. Corning Museum of Glass (world-class), Women's History Museum in Seneca Falls (birthplace of women's rights), Rockwell Museum of American Western Art (Smithsonian affiliate) in Corning, The Museum of the Earth (natural history museum), and Watkins Glen Raceway and State Park are also nearby. Several outstanding state parks nearby - over 150 waterfalls within 10 miles of downtown Ithaca.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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