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Artists' Paradise: Waterburg Chapel

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3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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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.
I have a 3 night minimum in place but if you are looking for just 2 nights it may b possible depending on the timing. Message me to inquire.

The space
Conveniently located in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country. this unique property offers an ideal space to think, write, relax and get away from it all.

Originally a Methodist Episcopal church (ca.1850), the 'Waterburg Church' consists of one large open room with three walls on wheels to move about as you please. There is one full-sized bed, and a futon mattress is available for guests.

Note: I have a 2-night minimum, but am open to single-night stays in between. Please ask if you're looking to book only one night.

The space has a fully functional kitchen and a bathroom with a claw-foot tub and a shower. The bathroom has no walls, but the moveable walls can be arranged to make a separate space. The building is situated on five acres of country farmland.

There is a large swimming hole just down the street in Taughannock Creek. Walk to the right out of the driveway to the one-lane bridge. Swimming hole is to the right of the bridge.

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.

The site is ideal for those wanting to write, play music, make art, or to enjoy peace and tranquility in a pastoral country setting.

Local and state sales tax:

The nightly price includes the addition of 8 percent for New York State sales tax. Sales tax is not required for stays of a week or more, so in the cases of guests staying for longer than a week, the price will be adjusted accordingly.

Sleeping arrangements

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

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Dryer
Backyard
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace
Long term stays allowed

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Trumansburg, New York, United States

Quaint, quiet country setting 5 minutes away from the Village of Trumansburg and a 12-minute drive to downtown Ithaca or to the Seneca Lake wineries.

Hosted by Wylie

Joined in August 2012
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Wylie Schwartz is a native Ithacan, and an art historian 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 derelict state by her beloved friend, British visual artist Paul Chambers, who turned them into works of 'living sculpture.' Wylie views herself as simply one of many caretakers along the way who have looked after these special places, and she loves to share them with others.
Wylie Schwartz is a native Ithacan, and an art historian specializing in postwar European art. Both of her listings - the Waterburg church and "Signalcamp" (a former switchback to…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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