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Top-rated vacation rentals in Ithaca

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Rental unit in Collegetown
Cozy studio overlooking the beautiful Cascadilla Gorge. Minutes away from The Ithaca Commons, Cornell University, Ithaca College & all the beautiful nature Ithaca holds. Perfect for friends, couples, tourists and whoever else wants to have a fun getaway. Fitted to satisfy your vacation expectations, a cozy studio fully equipped with everything you need. Home cooked meals or dining out at our best local restaurants, feel free to make yourself at home. Live, love & make memories to last a lifetime
$134 per night
Rental unit in Ithaca
Home located in the heart of Ithaca. Minutes away from The Ithaca Commons, Cornell University, Ithaca College, & all the beautiful nature Ithaca holds. Perfect for families, friends, tourists, and whoever else wants to have a fun, cozy stay! Fitted to satisfy your comfort & vacation expectations, a cozy home fully equipped with everything you need. Home cooked meals or dining out at our best local restaurants, feel free to make yourself at home. Live, love, & make memories to last a lifetime.
$129 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Ithaca
Eclectic Downtown Apartment - Walk to Everything!
Comfortable & spacious 1 bedroom apartment with en-suite bathroom in the East Hill Historic District, perfect for a couple or close family group. Includes private entrance & porch, walk everywhere... only 1 block from restaurants, cafés, shops, art cinema, & 4 blocks from Cornell. Five minute walk to Cascadilla Gorge, with waterfalls and trail. Ithaca College is a 5-minute drive. We enjoy hosting people from all over the world and all backgrounds & hope you feel at home during your stay.
$165 per night

Stay near Ithaca's top sights

Ithaca Commons156 locals recommend
Cornell University143 locals recommend
Ithaca Falls Natural Area157 locals recommend
Ithaca Farmers Market266 locals recommend
Wegmans143 locals recommend
Stewart Park113 locals recommend

Ithaca house rentals

Home in Ithaca
Newly Remodeled Fall Creek Gem - Upstairs
$104 per night
Home in Ithaca
New studio, 5 min walk to DT
$105 per night
Home in Downtown Ithaca
One Bedroom Apartment in Downtown Ithaca
$112 per night
Home in Ithaca
Tiny Efficient AF 1 bedroom Apartmen
$106 per night

Your guide to Ithaca

All About Ithaca

Located on the tip of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, Ithaca is a bustling college town. Its streets are lined with unique shops and busy eateries, and you’ll see students rushing by the colorful brick buildings of the Ithaca Commons to get to their next class. Ithaca has a number of notable museums, including the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, which was designed by a world-renowned architect, and the interactive Sciencenter, which engages visitors of all ages.

The surrounding area is famous for its beautiful lakes and the towering Taughannock Falls — which can be accessed by a relatively short hike through the state park — and its wine region, home to more than 400 wineries. For a bird’s-eye view of the area’s gorgeous scenery, you can head to the Cayuga Nature Center, which features a six-story treehouse that offers sweeping views of the Finger Lakes region.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ithaca

Thanks to the vibrant student life and outdoor attractions, Ithaca is a great place to visit all year round — so long as you pack for the seasons. The town is bustling during the fall, as students come back to school after summer break. The Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival, held in late September or early October, features a range of musical events and apple-themed treats like cider and apple doughnuts against a backdrop of beautiful fall foliage. Just note when securing your vacation rental in Ithaca that autumn is a very popular time to visit the Finger Lakes area, especially on the weekends.

During the winter, the city quiets down as the temperature drops —bringing with it rain, sleet, snow, and gray skies — and students head home for the holidays. The snow can last through April, and chilly temperatures often linger through May. In the spring, the flowers begin to bloom as the weather slowly warms up. Summer brings hot, sunny days that are perfect for visiting the nearby natural attractions or taking a swim in the lake.

Top things to do in Ithaca

Ithaca Commons

This four-block, pedestrian-only section of town is Ithaca’s cultural hub. The streets are overflowing with trendy boutiques and a seemingly endless array of eateries. The alleyways are full of street art where buskers often perform, and the area is full of students hanging out with friends all hours of the day.

Taughannock Falls State Park

These magnificent falls, plunging 215 feet over a rocky cliff into the gorge below, have one of the biggest drops east of the Rocky Mountains. The nearby park offers miles of hiking trails, including the three-quarter-mile Gorge Trail, which starts at the base of the falls and offers easy access to the beautiful Cayuga Lake.

Cayuga Lake

As the longest of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga offers the perfect spot for kayaking, swimming, or paddleboarding, followed by a meal at one of the many lakefront restaurants. Anglers flock here to catch trout, bass, and crappie. Take an eco boat tour or a sunset boat tour to make the most of your visit to the lake.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Ithaca?

Yes! We have over 170 homes with more than 2 bedrooms perfect for families looking for a comfortable and convenient stay in Ithaca.

How much does it cost to stay in a house in Ithaca?

Experience the best of Ithaca with our house vacation rentals, averaging about $420 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Ithaca?

Yes! Four-legged friends are welcome too! Select from over 140 pet-friendly vacation rentals in Ithaca, so your furry family members can join in on the adventure.

Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ithaca?

Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 320 vacation rentals in Ithaca featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

Where should I stay in Ithaca?

Make yourself at home in Ithaca by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 730 vacation rentals in Downtown Ithaca, over 980 vacation rentals in Fall Creek, over 730 vacation rentals in Collegetown, and over 1,460 vacation rentals in Titus Flats.

Do houses in Ithaca have a Gym?

Absolutely! We offer over 10 house vacation rentals with a Gym in Ithaca. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
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