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Private Country Estate near wineries, 6 bdrm, 4 ba, hot tub, firepit & billiards

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Mid-Century Lodge - bright, open-concept w/ 7 beds, 4 baths, 14 acres in ITHACA

Shangri-Lodge: A Zen, Mid-Century Retreat On 14 Acres

Whether it’s wine, waterfalls, or unwinding that brings you to the Finger Lakes, Shangri-Lodge will help you have a trip to remember.

We remodeled this 6-bedroom, 4-bath mid-century style home in 2013 and 2014, living in the house while we worked. We loved it so much, we were reluctant to move when we finished. But we wanted to share this special place with guests even more!

Shangri-Lodge sits on 14+ pastoral acres less than 10 minutes by car from downtown Ithaca, quaint Trumansburg, and the Cayuga and Seneca Wine Trails. Summer evenings are wonderful at Shangri-Lodge, with a fire crackling in the fire pit and the kids chasing lightning bugs under a big, star-filled sky. The year-round outdoor hot tub for 6 near the burbling creek provides another wonderful spot to relax.

LIVING & DINING

An open floor-plan, many windows and skylights overlooking the property, and a great room under beamed ceilings make Shangri-Lodge feel expansive, but we arrange the furnishings into conversation areas to keep it intimate. Grab a plush blanket from the cabinet and settle in on the sofas and chairs in front of the wood burning fireplace and flat-screen.

Near the dining room, a second conversation area features four chairs gathered around a plush ottoman, so you can put your feet up together and plan your adventures. The dining table, illuminated by statement lighting, seats 12 before a lovely view of the grounds.

Our dream kitchen lives at Shangri-Lodge. Bring your favorite recipe (or try one of ours) and let the kitchen be your canvas: it has a 4-burner gas stove with griddle, a professional double fridge/freezer, quartz countertops, and cabinets fully stocked for chefs with all utensils and small appliances.

A huge, 19 foot custom island takes center stage in the kitchen. With its four barstools, it’s the place to gather for morning coffee and, in the evening, uncorking your haul from the wineries. (Don’t worry, the whisper-quiet Bosch SilencePlus dishwasher won’t interrupt your after-dinner conversation.)

On the lower level, find our family room, with an electric fireplace, flat-screen TV, sectional sofa, pool table and a door that leads directly to the hot tub. In wintertime, simply walk out the door and take three steps into the steamy water. A stack of fresh towels waits for you in the cabinet.

BEDROOMS & BATH

Shangri-Lodge sleeps 13 people, all in ultra-comfortable beds. Five of the six bedrooms are on the ground floor, with two king beds and one queen bed on one side of the house and two queens on the other - a great setup for privacy.

One of the queen bedrooms has an en-suite bath with a remodeled walk-in shower. Three more ground-floor bedrooms are situated around a shared bath with a tub/shower combo. A third bath is located near the kitchen, across from the full-size laundry area that guests are welcome to use.

Upstairs, find the large, lofted sixth bedroom, with a queen bed and a separate twin. The convenience of an en-suite bathroom completes this suite. Wood-paneled walls and skylights to create a cozy, cabin feel in this space. There’s even a writing desk in case you get inspired. Or check your email; the whole house has state-of-the-art Wifi hubs.

OUTDOOR AREA

Shangri-Lodge sits on 14 acres of former farmland, the most spacious lot among all our Classic Country Vacation Homes. A road divides our 14-acre property just in front of the house. On the house side, you'll find the creek and the fire pit with Adirondack chairs. Across the road is the creek-fed pond with a floating dock with a diving board. If what you seek is an easy, quiet escape from the city, you'll find it here.

THE LOCATION

Don't let its rural setting fool you: Shangri-Lodge sits in an ideal spot, less than 15 minutes from nearly every can't-miss attraction in the Ithaca area, and just five minutes from downtown Ithaca itself. Head into downtown for a foodie's dream date at one of Ithaca's many farm-to-table restaurants on Restaurant Row.

Or take your group out for brunch at a low-key local's diner. Downtown Trumansburg, a quaint creekside village with restaurants, pubs, a bowling alley, farmer’s market, pizzeria, grocery and liquor stores and local shops, just a 10-minute drive from the Lodge. Start with espresso drinks at Gimme Coffee, then try the eclectic breakfasts (like kimchi pancakes) at Creekside Cafe.

If wine brings you to the Finger Lakes, you're in luck. There are over 50 nearby wineries to taste test your way through, all of them easily accessible. Cayuga Wine Trail, the oldest wine trail in the country, is a 10-minute drive from Shangri-Lodge, and the Seneca Lake and Keuka Wine Trails are a short drive away, too.

At Buttermilk Falls, Taughannock Falls, Robert Treman and Watkins Glen State Parks - all within a half hour or less - hiking trails, rushing waterfalls and scenic gorges await. Don’t leave without visiting Cayuga Lake, the longest of the Finger Lakes. Paddle out from the public pier on a kayak, cool down on the swimming beach or hop aboard a wine-tasting boat to sample some of the region’s best wines while enjoying its most stunning views.

Great flow, easy living, light, spaciousness, the outdoors, all of these factors make Shangri-Lodge an amazing house for people to come together and enjoy each other's company.

NOTE: Not suitable for weddings, receptions, parties or gatherings which include outside guests. Property is for the use and enjoyment of registered guests only, unless prior approval from owners is given.

More Details

Owner
KC Christopher
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About KC Christopher

Mitch and I (KC) have spent years learning what travelers are looking for and how to pamper them while operating the Halsey House B&B in local Trumansburg for over a decade. We bring that knowledge to each vacation home we offer and you can rest assured our standards are at the highest level you will encounter in the Finger Lakes region and beyond.

KC Christopher purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why KC Christopher chose Ithaca

This estate offers the opportunity to live in the country while being in the city. It epitomizes what we look for and create in a vacation home - luxury, comfort, privacy, land, trees, an intimate setting with room to spread out and enjoy the simpler, finer things in life like downtime and spending time with people dear to you.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This is a rare gem, surrounded by nature's beauty and only minutes from downtown Ithaca but a world away from traffic, people and stress. A truly private oasis awaits you.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Ithaca, New York

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Any outside visitors not staying at the house must be approved of in advance by owners.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bedroom #4's en suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , 1st floor back hall bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , 1st floor hall bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , 2nd floor queen bedroom's en suite bathroom
  • Two bathrooms are en suite, two bathrooms are located in the hall and accessible by all.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st floor king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1st floor queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1st floor queen with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 1st floor queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st floor king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 2nd floor queen with twin bed and en suite bathroom
  • Five bedrooms are on the first floor, one bedroom is on the second floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Private Country Estate near wineries, 6 bdrm, 4 ba, hot tub, firepit & billiards
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
5

Beautiful property !

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful from inside ...very spacious & tastefully decorated. We enjoyed our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for our weekend away

  • 5 of 5

This home couldn’t have been more perfect for our group of women going away to celebrate a milestone birthday. There were 12 of us and the House never felt cramped, there were beds and towels for everyone. The beds were extremely comfortable and we even lifted up the corners of the sheets trying to find out what kind they were because they were so nice! This is hands down the cleanest place (vrbo, hotel, etc) I’ve ever stayed in. The hosts were very responsive to all of my questions leading up to our stay and very accommodating when the threat of a snow storm nearly derailed our trip. I can’t think of one improvement they could make.

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such an amazing review! Mitch and I are humbled and very grateful that you took the time to share your experience and we hope you return to us for another significant celebration or just a wonderful getaway to share with friends. KC Christopher
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5

Amazing home on a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this lovely home for a family getaway in the Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York. The house is conveniently located just minutes from Ithaca so there is easy access to the college areas, grocery store, restaurants, etc. The house itself is pristine and decorated so beautifully! The owners have thought of everything that you might need during your stay and provide it. The property is so beautiful with the pond, vintage barns, fire pit and acres to go for walks! KC and Mitch are attentive owners who make the check in and check out process so easy. They are both so personable and are happy to help you in any way. I look forward to returning and staying at either this gorgeous property or one of their others in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 10 and here was plenty of space to gather together yet bedrooms for privacy. This house has everything you could want or need. We did not use the hot tub but it looked great. The fire pit with all the Adirondack chairs was fantastic. While nothing is ever perfect this house comes close. The internet was sluggish and with three of our group needing to do some work while in Ithaca this was problematic but for vacationers who don't need to be as connected it would be fine. I would also note that while two bedrooms have on suite the other two bathrooms get shared by four bedrooms. The one bathroom is a bit out of the way especially for the bedroom off of the living room. These are minor details for sure. Our group all agreed that we will rent this house again for our next trip to Ithaca. Great house,great location for visiting the wineries,cideries and the lovely town of Ithaca. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Donna! We have recently upgraded the Internet service to Hughesnet's Gen 5 now that it is available in our area. We look forward to your next stay! KC
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5

Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The furniture was so comfy and there were lots of places for our family to gather. The kitchen was well equipped and large enough for many of us to cook together. The hot tub and the fire pit were also well used. Would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house is on great location very comfortable beautiful and well equipped I would definitely come

  • 5 of 5

The location is great

The house is well equipped clean and comfortable

It feels like lots of thinking and love were invested in this place

The house is clean and comfortable and fun

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ithaca/Tompkins County regional airport
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Hillendale Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Rte. 96
Nearest Restaurant
4.9 Miles
Boatyard Grill
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Greek Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Taughannock State Park on Cayuga Lake
Car: necessary

Ithaca is an ivy-league college town which has numerous cultural activities and an 'enlightened' population, making it laid-back and progressive at the same time.

Surrounding this small and vibrant city you'll find a strong agricultural countryside spotted by quaint towns and villages. In addition to over a hundred independent wineries, there are artisanal cheese-makers, micro-breweries, spirit distilleries, farmer's markets and organic produce roadside stands.

Popular activities include wine tasting in a region known for award-winning wines and hiking in the area's state and national parks while viewing over 150 magnificent waterfalls. There are local and unique festivals all year-round and excellent restaurants, many of which have a locavour philosophy to bring you the best and freshest ingredients this agricultural region has to offer.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Ithaca, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,030
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Ithaca College Commencement
17 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$5,019
Flat fee
 
 
Cornell Graduation
24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$6,435
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,030
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
29 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,030
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
4 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,030
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Quiet Season
4 Nov 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$901
From
AU$1,158
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$5,405
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,126
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Quiet Season
25 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$901
From
AU$1,158
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$5,405
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,126
AU$6,757
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Quiet Season
2 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$901
From
AU$1,158
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$5,405
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
1 Apr 2019 - 30 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,030
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Ithaca College Commencement
16 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$5,019
Flat fee
 
 
Cornell's Commencement
22 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$6,435
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,030
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
28 Jun 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,030
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
3 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,030
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Quiet Season
1 Nov 2019 - 25 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$901
From
AU$1,158
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$5,405
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
26 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,126
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Quiet Season
1 Dec 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$901
From
AU$1,158
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$5,405
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
24 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,126
AU$6,757
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,030
AU$6,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$231.66 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,287
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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