Relax in this charming, picturesque log cabin located on the edge of a 3/4 acre spring-fed pond, situated on a 130 acre lot, bordering miles of state forest. This solidly built cabin evokes the romance of timelessness, yet contains the conveniences of the 21st century. Begin your day with a cup of coffee in hand, floating in the rowboat in the center of the pond, contemplating the dragonflies lazily swooping over the water while listening to the sweet calls of the song birds in the trees.Tie on your hiking boots to access miles of trails from the front door. Enjoy an afternoon swim in the pond and watch the stars in the evening from around the campfire. This house contains all the amenities of home- and then some. The private, intimate loft contains a queen-sized bed. Downstairs you will find a bathroom with tub, an enormous stone fireplace for late fall fires, a living room containing comfortable seating as well as a futon and a television.There is a full-service kitchen at your ready to prepare foods gathered from the many farmers markets, farms and specialty stores in the Ithaca area. Step outside onto the porch and find an outdoor propane grill at your ready. Take a few more steps to the campfire ring stocked with firewood. If you prefer to eat out or explore the beautiful Finger Lakes region by car, the cozy cabin is twelve miles from downtown Ithaca, at the end of a quiet road, yet easy access from the highway. We provide a comfortable queen-sized bed in the loft, a 8 inch thick foam-wrapped futon in the living room for additional sleeping space, fresh sheets and towels, basic toiletries, and a kitchen equipped for the casual cook or more serious chef. Our cupboard stocked with herbs and spices are ready to garnish your forays to one of the many local farms, farmers' markets or a wild edibles foraging expedition. There are extras such as lanterns to guide you to your campfire, a small cooler, picnic ware for your day trip, hammocks, and basic first aid supplies. We want to be sure you are able to relax in comfort, not needing to run to the store for the "small stuff." The log cabin is perfect for romantic getaways; you may stay a week and feel little desire to get into a car or conversely, it may be the private retreat you return to after a day of exploring the area by foot, bicycle or car.
There are miles of trails on our own property right outside the door. The Finger Lakes Trail runs through the property. Drop-offs for one-way hikes and guided nature hikes can be arranged with the hosts.
To recap, we provide:
queen-sized bed with comfortable linens in the loft
full-size foam-wrapped futon in the living room
fully equipped kitchen with coffeemaker, dishwasher, herbs and spices
bathroom with bathtub and towels
Propane grill with grilling tools
Campfire ring stocked with firewood, outdoor seating
3/4 acre pond for swimming, rowboat
Wi-fi service and television+ More