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Artists' Paradise: Waterburg Chapel

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Artists' Paradise: Waterburg Chapel

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Retreat to the country in this beautifully restored 19th c. Greek Revival church located in the quaint hamlet of Waterburg, a 5-minute drive from the Village of Trumansburg and a 12-minute drive to Ithaca in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country.

There is a pond out back which is stocked with large mouth bass and bluegill sunfish. Guests are welcome to fish as long as you have a current New York State fishing license. Pond is okay to swim in too.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM


183 Reviews

Henry User Profile
July 2018
Best space in Ithaca area. Close to everything you could possibly want : trails, gorges, lakes, vineyards, and a college town. Or you can take total advantage of the country Chapel and the peace and tranquility of the space.
George User Profile
July 2018
This has to be one of the most amazing spaces I’ve ever stayed in. From the building itself to the art on the walls, the chapel was phenomenal. We had plans to travel into Ithaca and explore, but instead wound up lounging around the back yard all day while listening to music on t…
Denise User Profile
July 2018
Such character!!! The most eclectic place I’ve ever stayed! The location is nearly perfect and the church itself was so neat to stay in!! The bed and sofas were so comfy and the acoustics were fantastic!!
Ellie User Profile
June 2018
Wylie's place was MAGICAL. Far exceeded our expectations... the field behind her house was covered in wildflowers and the pond and hundreds of baby frogs jumping everywhere. Truly a fantastic place to stay.
Kailen User Profile
June 2018
This was our fourth time staying in the chapel and first time with our dog, who had a marvelous time. Wylie is a wonderful host.
Lauren User Profile
June 2018
This place allows you to slip away from reality and get immersed in nature and beauty. Great for a couple, my husband and I needed a weekend getaway and this was perfect. It's a short drive to just about everything in the area yet you're removed from it all. We saw the most light…
Asad User Profile
June 2018
We had a great time the location is great! like being in the country

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Ithaca, New York, United StatesJoined in August 2012
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638 Reviews
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Wylie Schwartz is a native Ithacan, and a doctoral candidate in art history at Binghamton University specializing in postwar European art. Both of her listings - the Waterburg church and "Signalcamp" (a former switchback to the railroad, ca.1830) were lovingly restored from a…
Languages: Norsk
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