Retreat to the country in this beautifully restored 19th century Greek Revival church located in the quaint hamlet of Waterburg, NY, a 5-minute drive from the Village of Trumansburg and a 12-minute drive to Ithaca. 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.
The space has a fully functional kitchen and a bathroom with a claw-foot tub (no 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.
Restored by a visual conceptual artist who used the space as his studio and home, the site is ideal for those wanting to write, play music, make art, or to enjoy peace and tranquility in a pastoral country setting.
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.
We love everything about the Waterburg Chapel. I am so thankful to Wylie for sharing the space. I feel blessed to be able to spend time there, it is truly special. Thanks Wylie, Lucy & Rich
Wylie has a wonderful, warm space that's situated in a quiet and comfortable setting with quick access to the lakes, Ithaca, and area parks. Wylie was very easy to correspond with and I would recommend her to anyone who is thinking of heading up to the Finger Lakes. We'll try to be back some time in the summer. Thank you!
Great stay! This place is fantastic, as evident from the pictures (which don't actually do it justice). Perfect place for meditative r&r or to dance out your stress with the awesome stereo system. Wylie gave great recommendations for local attractions and food, although we only left the place for about 4 hours during our three night stay. Thanks Wylie for sharing such a great place with us.
Such a wonderful unique stay! Wylie was fast with responses and recommendations for fun things to do in the area.. Would highly recommend!
The place was Awsome. Wylie responded quickly and was very kind.
Wylie was a great host - fielding questions promptly before we arrived and providing clear instructions about the fascinating Waterburg Chapel. Although we visited at the end of December, we found the chapel to be warm and cosy; the heating was on for us when we arrived! We enjoyed making coffee, listening to Bill Evans on the superb sound system and planning trips into Ithaca and to the Finger Lakes. The chapel is a unique space that we would highly recommend.
if you're looking for a generic, shoebox, hospital corners experience, move on! if quirky is a bad word, this isn't for you! if you hate awesome places, STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE. this place is oozing soul from it's foundation. wowza.
one of my favorite airbnb experiences ever. hip hip hooray, wylie! can't wait to come back!!
Wylie was an excellent host -- the space was clean and a beautiful escape from reality. I am sure to find myself back very soon. Thank you so much.
Wylie was a terrific host. She's very efficient in answering emails and willing to answer any questions you may have during your stay. My partner and I fell in love with the Waterburg Chapel. We highly recommend you stay here, but don't plan too many outings: we didn't want to leave the space!
My family has travelled ALOT! We love staying in unique spaces and Wylie's accommodations was the most unique space we have ever visited. It was clean, private, cozy and an artist/photographers dream! The stereo system was also amazing!! Wylie was very communicative throughout the process and ensured we were happy in her place. We will be back again!!!