Ithaca vacation rentals

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Hotel room · Ithaca
Twin Bed in Boutique Hotel Near Cornell Campus
The Freshman Room at The Dorm Hotel features a twin bed, private bathroom, and access to our self-pour bar featuring local beverage options. Located only a five-minute walk from Cornell campus and a ten-minute walk from the Ithaca Commons.
$106 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Ithaca
Studio, Butchers Block Island. Downtown Ithaca
Located right in central Ithaca. Minutes walking distance from the commons and Wegmans and the shopping areas. Brand new Guest suite or tiny efficient unit. Butchers block island with bar stool seating and Tv right in the kitchen This listing used to be a private room. But now it’s a self contain unit with private bathroom, kitchen and own entrance Check all reviews after May for the renovated listing review!
$119 per night
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Entire rental unit · Downtown Ithaca
The Downtown Treehouse, Modern, Boho getaway for 2
Enjoy this stylish, centrally-located, and newly renovated perch in the heart of downtown Ithaca. Called "The Treehouse," our modern, bohemian-inspired decor mixes vintage treasures with modern, luxe amenities. A perfect spot for couples, explore the city from this super walkable location. Sip coffee and plan your day from a private 2nd floor screened in porch. Relax, listen to records, stream Netflix and cozy up in organic, luxury linens at night.
$180 per night

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Stay near Ithaca's top sights

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Cascadilla Gorge Trail42 locals recommend
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Stewart Park28 locals recommend
Photo of Cornell Botanic Gardens
Cornell Botanic Gardens40 locals recommend
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Cornell University65 locals recommend
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Ithaca Farmers Market165 locals recommend
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Ithaca Falls58 locals recommend

Ithaca house rentals

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Entire home · Downtown Ithaca
One Bedroom Apartment in Downtown Ithaca
$96 per night
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Entire home · Downtown Ithaca
Designer 2BR House Located Downtown
$153 per night
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Entire home · Ithaca
New kitchen, New Bath, New studio 5 min walk to DT
$109 per night
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Private room · Ithaca
Simpler Private Bedroom
$55 per night
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Entire home · Ithaca
LAKEFRONT LOFT W/PRIVATE DOCK
$302 per night
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Entire home · Ithaca
2 BR/2B Lake house Minutes from Town and Campus!
$319 per night
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Entire home · Ithaca
Newly Remodeled Fall Creek Gem - Downstairs
$92 per night
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Private room · Ithaca
Double Bed for One Person in Beautiful Home
$72 per night
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Private room · Downtown Ithaca
Short Size Bedroom Downtown
$54 per night
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Entire home · Downtown Ithaca
Landing living room. Walkable downtown
$123 per night
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Entire home · Ithaca
Beautiful Ithaca 3 Bedroom Lake House
$261 per night
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Private room · Ithaca
Simple Private bedroom near Ithaca Commons!
$55 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.


When is 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.


What are the 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.

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