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Charming Historic Home Right on FALL CREEK - Pay for 5 Nights, Get 2 Nights FREE

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 7, waterfront, historic, NO addtl fees for taxes or cleaning

Comfortably furnished, sun-filled 4 bedroom house (sleeps 7 on 2 queen beds & 1 twin upstairs; queen sofa bed on main floor) with two bathrooms, fully-equipped remodeled kitchen with brand new appliances, formal dining room seating 6, wood stove in huge living room, wrap around porch and two enclosed porches, with the sights and sounds of Fall Creek from most rooms and all three porches.

The house is a former creamery - a picture hangs in the dining room of a horse-drawn milk wagon parked in front, circa 1900.

House is located on 8 acres along Fall Creek.... Lots of woodlands to explore.

Approx 3 miles from Sapsucker Woods (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) and Ithaca Airport.

Window air conditioners in three rooms in summer, and wood stove & hot-water heating during the winter months.

We are really serious about the fact that house sleeps 7 max.

Large screen TV/DVD player with DirecTV.

Wireless network available.

Sheets, towels and basic supplies provided.

Professionally cleaned and maintained.

On the bus line to Cornell and Downtown Ithaca.

The creamery sits in the front of 8 acres on both sides of Fall Creek where it makes a 90 degree turn in the little hamlet of Etna. Five miles downstream Fall Creek passes through Forest Home and Cornell University and becomes Ithaca Falls.

There is a house right across the street and a house next door - the creek and protected Finger Lakes Land Trust are your neighbors on the other two sides. The partially enclosed wrap around porch with views of the creek and back yard is a favorite year-round spot for us and our guests.

The Etna post office is a couple of hundred yards up the road - a great walk with your dog, who will be treated with a biscuit upon entrance.

The road is very lightly traveled by cars, but bike and foot travel is frequent.

You can put your kayak or fishing rod in the water from the property. Water levels fluctuate during the year, but there is always moving water and wildlife to be enjoyed.

Sapsucker Woods, the Ithaca airport, Cornell University, a brewery, restaurants and shopping are all within a 10 mile radius, yet you really feel like you are out in the country when you are at the creamery.

There is off-road parking for 4 cars right next to the house and the TCAT bus to Cornell and downtown Ithaca goes right by the house. Rental cars are available at the airport which is less than 5 miles away.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Hall
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Michael Hall

My wife and I live in Baltimore and plan on retiring to the creamery in around 10 years. We had no connection to the Finger Lakes until we traveled through on our way to Canada and we both fell in love with the area. We call it 'Drinking the Kool Aid' and countless others have suffered the same fate as we did. Two years later we bought the house and have spent the last eight years furnishing it and spending vacations there and enjoying all there is to do in the area.

Michael Hall purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Michael Hall chose Dryden

Beautiful views, easy access to the water, birds and wildlife abound, house and property full of history, close to Ithaca but still 'away from it all'

What makes this farmhouse unique

You will immediately feel 'at home'.

Everyone raves about the wrap around porch surrounded by a huge old maple tree with views of the creek.

A picture hangs in the dining room of the house when it served as a creamery with a horse-drawn wagon carrying milk cans pulled up in front of the house CA 1900.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Dryden

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , 2nd floor - tub for kids only
  • The downstairs bathroom was completely remodeled in November 2011. It now boasts new fixtures, an over-sized, tiled shower and radiant heated floors. The upstairs bathroom has an antique claw-footed tub with a height restriction due to the roof line. This means that most upstairs guests will need to use the shower downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , 1st floor - private - adjoining full bath
  • Bedroom #1 - Queen bed, window A/C, 8 foot window overlooking Fall Creek Bedroom #2 - Queen bed, window A/C Bedroom #3 - Single day bed Bedroom #4 - Queen size sofa bed in private den on first floor, window A/C
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch Furniture
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There are three steps up to first floor. Stairway to 2nd floor has approx 10 steps, a landing then 4 more steps. There are a washer / dryer in basement. Basement is not full height and not suitable for children to play in. A single dog will be considered. Security deposit and/or fee may be required. Dogs are not allowed on any furniture and must be on leash at all times outside and picked up after. We do have wireless internet service. The house does NOT have a 'land line' phone. The area gets good cell phone connections, and this has been adequate for the owners (we use AT&T).

Reviews

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Charming Historic Home Right on FALL CREEK - Pay for 5 Nights, Get 2 Nights FREE
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5

Charming home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our third stay at The Creamery. As always, it was meticulously clean and well maintained. I hesitate to write because I don't want the word to get out, about what a treasure this place is....and then it might become unavailable! So you didn't read this....... :) !!!! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, cozy, country environment.

  • 5 of 5

The location was lovely, right on Fall Creek. The house was clean, comfortable and well-stocked, very conducive to family gatherings. We really enjoyed the wood stove (we arrived on an icy Friday) there was plenty of firewood and stove was easy to use.

The host was friendly and responsive during all communications. We would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fine

  • 4 of 5

Charming and cozy

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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5

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

A gem of a place. We had a great time and look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Creamery is a lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated on a creek about not far from Ithaca, and was very comfortable to the four of us in our group. We immediately felt welcome as soon as we opened the door. It was very clean, with a modern kitchen, comfortable beds, and extremely gracious and informative hosts. The downstairs shower had plenty of power and the hot water was ready as soon as the faucet was turned on. Sheets and towels were in abundant supply. There was plenty of room for us to either spread out around the house, or hang around together in the living room. We didn't take advantage of the puzzles or books that are availble for the guests to use, but if we stayed for a week, we probably would. The wireless worked well, too. There were squirrels running around, and the occasional chipmunk, and I personally could just watch the creek flow by all day long.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful property, fully functional kitchen, great space inside and out! If you're skiddish about bugs, take into consideration that the property is in the country by a creek and there are lots of little critters! But the house is very clean and tastefully decorated.

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Plantation
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Dryden Lake Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-81 in Cortland
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Antlers
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Buttermilk Falls
Car: recommended

Etna is a small town approximately 6 miles east of Ithaca NY. House sits thirty feet from Fall Creek which becomes Ithaca Falls around 6 miles downstream . There are dozens of waterfalls in the immediate area and hiking (easy to expert) and nature opportunities abound. We use our house as a base to visit many of the Finger Lakes wineries (there are Breweries and Distilleries too), and to visit the world-famous Ithaca Farmers Market. Ithaca is the home of both Cornell University and Ithaca College and boasts a thriving arts community.

Other Activities: Biking, kayaking, swimming, birdwatching, fishing, antiquing, and agri-tourism. Kids activities include the Museum of the Earth and the Science Center.

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