Private room
3 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Our 100 year old home is in the heart of downtown Ithaca. Creative design, interesting art, fun antiques, and rich with character. We provide a clean, safe, friendly and convenient place from which to explore Ithaca and Central NY.

Lots of natural light.

Lots of natural light.

The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $345 /week
Monthly Price: $1185 /month
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

You will find your private room to be comfortable and clean with fresh filtered water, a double/full size bed and fun antique furniture. Located on the second floor, room amenities include a dresser, mirror, nightstand, reading chair and lamps. We provide clean sheets, towels, a robe and slippers. The closet has enough room to hang anything you might need and to store a moderate amount of luggage. There is a foldaway bed available to accommodate a third person or child.

Shared bathroom is only feet away with a large antique clawfoot tub, spacious layout, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer and towels. The half bathroom is located on the first floor, with hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Guests have access to the first and second floor of our home, and share the full bathroom on the second floor and the half bathroom on the first floor. We (Alexis and Mark) have a private living space and bathroom on the third floor.

This is a 100 year old home and sometimes you may hear other guests walking upstairs. It's likely that most of the time you won't hear anyone, but it is something to be aware of.

Guest Access

Guests are provided a key to use during their stay. In addition to a furnished bedroom and central location, you will enjoy the comfort of our historic home w/ hardwood floors, complimentary morning coffee and tea in a beautiful kitchen, 1.5 baths, and weather permitting, you can relax on our front porch or in our lovely little backyard garden.

Free WIFI is accessible in the entire house, porch and backyard. For those staying less than five days, kitchen use is limited to morning coffee and tea service. Laundry facilities are available for long term guests.

Interaction with Guests

We believe that check in should be as easy, simple, and stress free as possible and strive to make it so. We live here so depending on scheduling you may or may not see us or another guest come and go. Otherwise this should be considered a private space and the level of interaction is up to you. We are always happy to answer any questions that guests may have about the house, area, getting around, tours, etc. Just ask!

The Neighborhood

Our house is in the heart of downtown Ithaca, we've lived here for 14 years and love it. Guests coming from cities tend to find the area quiet and charming, while those those coming from the suburbs tend to find it edgy and alive. We of course think it's is the best location in town.

The neighborhood is somewhat urban, sometimes lively, and always safe, friendly and culturally diverse. Working class families rub elbows with Cornell professors and massage therapists, and your favorite baristas share the sidewalks with loitering kids and community center volunteers.

We are walking distance to the commons, shopping, great grocery stores, playgrounds, trails, and awesome coffee shops. The area is loaded with excellent restaurants and convenient to all area attractions. Parking near the house is amply available, safe and free.

Getting Around

Getting around is easy!

Ithaca - Catch a bus two blocks away or on a beautiful day walk to the farmer's market or visit Cornell campus for a tour. Public transport is very convenient from our home, as is anything you may like to see, do, eat or drink in downtown Ithaca. Walking distance to everything. On bus route. Area taxis available. Cornell University 1 mile uphill. Ithaca College 1 mile uphill. Airport 6 miles.

The Finger Lakes Region - Our place is a great home base for guests exploring other Finger Lakes areas and attractions. We are convenient by car or tour to Corning, Watkins Glen, Hector, Skaneateles, Trumansburg, Geneva, Seneca Falls, Cayuga and Seneca Lake Wineries, The Fingerlakes National Forest, Filmore Glen State Park, the list goes on...

Other Things to Note

We want to be sure that our guests are happy with their accommodations. Our home is a good fit for people that like staying with others and appreciate what a city location have to offer. While there is a good amount of privacy here it is good to keep in mind that you are staying in a bedroom in our home that we also live in with other guests. Our goal is to offer a clean, safe, friendly and affordable place for visitors. It is much different (and we think more interesting, charming and fun) than staying in a hotel, traditional bed and breakfast or a private apartment. If this sounds like something that is a good fit for you, our family would be so happy to host you and yours.

The nightly price includes the 8 percent New York State sales tax, as well as the 3 percent local county room tax.

Weekday pricing starts at $55 per night for one person, $65 per night for two. Weekend pricing starts at $65 per night for one person, $75 per night for two. Graduation, holiday, peak season and event weekend rates are higher. If you would like to check the pricing, you can enter the dates you are interested in and click "book it", the next screen will show you the final price before you process payment and confirm.

If you are looking to accommodate more people or a larger group please see our other room listings. We have 3 rooms available and can accommodate up to 7 people.

We are happy to store luggage for you if you need accommodations outside of our designated check in or check out times. Please contact us in advance and we will make arrangements to ensure that your luggage is safe and easily accessible while you wait for your room or your plane, train, or bus!

Check in is anytime after 2pm. Late check ins are no problem. Please note, if you are making a same day reservation check in may not be available until after 6pm.

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House Rules

We ask that guests please read and abide by the house manual, this will help to help ensure you have a safe, fun and enjoyable stay.

You agree that your use of to book a stay at Cheerful Room w/ Great Amenities (Plain St. Ithaca, NY 14850) means you agree to the following Terms & Conditions and Release of Liability. Furthermore, you, your family or any other guests' presence on the aforementioned property is acknowledgement that you have read, understand and agree to the following:
1. You acknowledge that we will not be supervising your use of the Property. Accordingly, you agree that (a) your use of the Property will be on an AS IS basis, (b) neither we nor any of our employees, members, contractors or agents will have any responsibility to you whatsoever for any loss, liability, personal injury, death or damage arising out of or relating to your use of the Property, and (c) that you will indemnify, defend and hold us, our employees, members, contractors and agents harmless from and against any and all claims by or liability to you, your family, employees, agents or invitees, or any third party arising out of or relating to your use of the Property.
2. You will not participate in any illegal activity as defined by any local, state or federal bodies.
3. You will be responsible to us for any damage to the Property that you or your family, employees, agents, or invitees cause, whether solely or in conjunction with others.
4. If applicable, as a parent or legal guardian, you also agree to these terms on behalf of any minor children who will be joining you.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

1 night minimum stay.
From May 27 - 29, 2016 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Comfortable full size bed.

Comfortable full size bed.

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About the Host, Alexis & Mark

New York, United States
Member since April 2012


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