Karen's Tiny Log Cabin Home

Entire cabin hosted by Karen

  1. 4 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 2 beds
  4. 0 baths
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
93% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Highly rated Host
Karen has received 5-star ratings from 95% of recent guests.


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Enjoy some fun social distancing! This off the grid cabin overlooks my tiny Victorian village of Karenville and country farm fields. It is totally free of electric with quiet dark nights.

The space
My cabin is part of Karenville which is more than just a place to sleep, it’s an experience. Karenville has a cafe, church, store and much much more. It must be experienced, it can not be explained.

I built my tiny off the grid log cabin with my brothers help. My cabin is more than off the grid, there is no electric. I have been living electric free for over 20 years.

I now live here only part time. In the past I have taught primitive earth skills, so bones, skulls, baskets and earthy tools are common sights in and around the cabin. It is one large room with two beds, one full size and one twin size.

This cabin sits on a rise above my tiny village of Karenville and looks down and over the village and fields beyond.

The clean cute Gothic Revival outhouse (toilet) is truly three steps out the back door for easy access.

To encourage multiple day bookings I have added a one time $15 check in fee. Airbnb calls it a cleaning fee. What I hear most from my guests is "I wish we could stay longer"

LOL It's all very civilized !

Lastly, please read the house rules before booking to be sure you can live by them, especially if you have pets or smoke.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Long term stays allowed

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 172 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ithaca, New York, United States

At Karenville kids are people too! I have tried to make my prices as reasonable and simple as possible. Yes kids are people and often take up more space than adults. Please include them as another person.

Village of Karenville sites are all
Electric free (total off grid). All bedding included unless otherwise noted.

"Karen's Cabin" (with heat when needed) one double bed and one single bed

"The Hotel" (with heat when needed) one double bed

"The Loft" One single bed. If two people they must enjoy snuggling.

"Fairyland Playhouse" one roomie single bed.

And for just a Quick daytime Visit in Karenville

Hosted by Karen

  1. Joined in December 2013
  • 1,267 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a fun and sometimes silly person. But most of all I have a strong connection to the wild things around me. I especially like the simple things in life. Some of my favorite things to do is, hiking, boating, enjoying my pets, building or painting something, contra dancing, riding my vintage bicycle, looking at old architecture, showering under the rain spout, cooking over an open fire, having a great adventure, learning about cultural differences, gardening, sailing the winter months away in Florida and alligator hunting and ofcourse hanging around home (both in NY and FL) doing whatever.
Things I do not enjoy are sports, shopping, fashion, and watching tv. But sure love my Guinea pigs and my parrot Rickie, my pony Tangles, my life partners and my guests.

About Karenville;
I built the many buildings in Karenville for my own enjoyment and pleasure. But then I wasn't sure what to do with all these silly buildings. Someone said I should put it on Airbnb. Without electric or running water I was sure no one would come. Wow! was I ever surprised. And now, suddenly, I'm paying lots of taxes.

My future hope for Karenville is that it may amuse and stimulate a new way of thinking and feeling for everyone who visits. And that all who visit K-ville leave with smiles on their faces.

Come experience the magic in Karenville !
I am a fun and sometimes silly person. But most of all I have a strong connection to the wild things around me. I especially like the simple things in life. Some of my favorite thi…
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  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy