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Michael Hall

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english

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

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Dryden holiday farmhouse

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 8, 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
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Hall (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english

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 New York

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.


based on 39 traveller reviews

Charming Historic Home Right on FALL CREEK - Pay for 5 Nights, Get 2 Nights FREE
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 39 reviews

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: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pleasant!

  • 5 of 5

Our brief 2-night stay at the Creamery was very pleasant and enjoyable. We appreciated how clean everything was, and how clear the directions and information were for guests. The well-stocked pantry and kitchen helped us feel "at home." The home, grounds, and especially the porches, make for a very relaxed, casual get-away location. In our brief stay, we watched a blue heron fishing in the river, and a bald eagle being chased by a smaller bird downstream right above the water! The rural location is very handy to Ithaca, wineries, Watkins Glen, etc. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay - Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near Syracuse NY

The Creamery is a comfortable country home with a beautiful yard alongside a creek.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely older country home. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with all the amenities that made us feel at home from the moment we walked in! The yard can be enjoyed from one of the several open or enclosed porches. The decor and upstairs sitting area were especially nice. This is great quiet location with easy access to Ithaca and the surrounding area. Our family stayed at The Creamery while attending a wedding in Ithaca and would love another excuse to return. Mike and Pat made sure we had all the necessary information in a timely fashion and even checked in with us to make sure everything was in order. All in all it was a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

This home was even nicer than photos indicated. Our family of 5 was very comfortable with plenty of room. Great communication with/from the host. Would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wish we had more time there!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Creamery! We used it as 'home base' for our daughters wedding in Ithaca. There was plenty of space for our family plus. I loved the porches, although I really didn't have much time to sit on them. The history and character of the house just added to it's charm. The house was very clean, loved that all the towels and linens were provided so I didn't have to drag that stuff along, our dogs were welcome although we did use a pet sitter in the area which worked out great, and Pat was a pleasure to deal with! I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a quiet get away!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marriottsville, MD

Great place to stay when in Ithaca/Fingers Lake region. Very private....but close to many activities

  • 5 of 5

The Creamery is a great place to get away... also close enough to take part in other activities and get to shopping and restaurants. I highly recommend staying there when going to Ithaca and surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Dryden, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Graduation Weeks 2017
15 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Graduation Weeks 2018
16 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Dryden

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch Furniture
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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).

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