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.
You will find your private room to be comfortable and clean with fresh filtered water, a queen size bed and fun antique furniture. Located on the second floor, room amenities include a mirror, nightstand, lamps, desk, chair and a large closet. We provide clean sheets, towels and slippers. The closet has enough room to hang anything you might need and to store a moderate amount of luggage.
Shared bathroom is only feet away with a large 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.
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 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!
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.
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 is $55 per night for one person, $65 per night for two. Weekend pricing is $60 per night for one person, $70 per night for two. Graduation, holiday 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.
Please read the house manual. Take your shoes off. Have fun. Enjoy your stay!
From May 27 - 29, 2016 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
A very clean and pleasant room. The location is excellent- a quiet street near the middle of town. Nice friendly hosts.
All communication with the hosts was timely, helpful and clear. The space was indeed lovely, and I was comfortable in every way. Our interaction was only brief, but they were great.
I arrived very late and left very early the next morning (it was only to stay the night on a drive back home), so I did not get to meet Alexis and Mark. However they were very helpful throughout the booking process and the room is clean and exactly as described. I would have no problem staying here again.
Great communication. Check in and out was a breeze. The AC unit in the bedroom kept us cool on a warm humid night. The room is small and doesn't have much space to walk around in. It was perfect for us on a one night stay, but could feel a bit small for longer stays even for one person. Location is walking distance to most places in downtown Ithaca.
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