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'THE GREY BARN' GORGEOUS PRIVATE HOUSE IN THE FINGER LAKES AND ON THE WINETRAIL

Sarah Thomson

Advertiser since 2009
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Sarah Thomson

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'THE GREY BARN' GORGEOUS PRIVATE HOUSE IN THE FINGER LAKES AND ON THE WINETRAIL

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Ithaca - The Grey Barn

4 Bedrooms plus full futon sofa, 1 and 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9 in beds.

The Grey Barn Offers Unique Lodging in a Beautiful Setting

The house is a beautifully renovated and specially designed for vacations events, retreats and short term rentals in the heart of the Finger Lakes. With four unique bedrooms, two downstairs and two upstairs, it can easily sleep 9 guests.

The new kitchen is large and completely equipped. There are cooking utensils, dishes,coffee pots etc. The large open space is perfect for families and reunions. There are large sunny living spaces, a dining area and an open upstairs area with TV for playing DVD's or hook up your computer. One and a half baths, full laundry, fresh linens, towels and soaps are provided. On 2 acres there is room for outdoor activity, games or relaxing.

Enjoy the views from the upstairs deck or the patio, and use the grill provided .

You will be 3 miles to Cayuga Lake and 7 miles to Cornell and Ithaca. We are on the Wine Trail.

The Grey Barn is truly a complete home away from home.

Wifi Internet , cell service, lots of parking.

On the Property : The Grey Barn is perfect for families on vacation, visiting students, reunions, weddings, or any occasion. Hikers, cyclists, ornithologists and all recreation minded folks are welcome to stay to take advantage of all the Finger Lakes has to offer. On 2 pristine acres, there is lots of room to get out and enjoy the country. Set up the croquet set and play a game. Throw the football around or just relax with a good book. Ithaca Farmers market or our own organic farm will keep you fed and entertained. There is a charcoal grill so you can cook your favorite meals outside.

Ithaca and The Finger Lakes Area: Ithaca is Gorges! We are fantastically lucky to have 6!!! parks in the area with a variety of gorges, astonishing waterfalls, beaches,playgrounds, fishing and endless activities.

For birders there is the Cornell Ornithology lab, a world renowned resource. We are on the famous Wine Trail. Hiking trails and mountain biking are what put Ithaca on the list of top 10 small cities to live in. The Ithaca Farmer's Market is the best in the US.

We have restaurants for all tastes from 5 star to carry out. For shoppers we are 4 miles to the 'Malls at Ithaca' and not too far from Waterloo and the Carousel Mall in Syracuse.

With a Regal Cinema Theater and the Cinamopolis there are options for everyone.

Events at The Grey Barn: The house can be used for many kinds of occasions. The large open floor plan makes it perfect for larger groups who want to share meals, entertain, and enjoy each others company. Families appreciate the large gathering spaces as well as the quiet private areas. It is perfect for wedding guests from out of town, a mid sized reception or the wedding itself. Just ask and we can figure it out!

Reunions, anniversaries, retreats, work related events can all be held here. We are 2 miles to the Ithaca Airport, so travel is easy.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Sarah Thomson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Sarah Thomson

When I came to the finger lakes I knew I was home. As a lover of the country there is no more beautiful scenery than Cayuga Lake and its rolling hills, gorges and waterfalls. As a lover of cities, Ithaca is a unique blend of college town, agricultural center and state of the art high tech industry. There are restaurants representing cuisine from all over the globe, world renowned museums and infinite things to do and see. I enjoy helping people get the most from their well earned vacations. That is why we put so much thought into designing The Grey Barn as a home away from home for travelers from all over the world. Come experience The Finger Lakes with us!

Sarah Thomson purchased this house in 2007

Why Sarah Thomson chose Ithaca

The Grey Barn will be going SOLAR soon! We are a green building using energy efficient appliances and recyclable products. You can help by composting and recycling while you are here, we make it easy!

What makes this house unique

The Grey Barn is a self catering private house that you will call your home while you are here. We are 4 miles away and can help when needed or give our suggestions as to what to do while you are here.

People love the open floor plan and always say it is much larger than the pictures suggest. Guests love the comfort and decor of the house and is a real hit with reunions for families, small weddings and gatherings. I tell guests they need not bring anything except food and themselves.

Wherever you are coming from you will appreciate the relaxed atmosphere of The Grey Barn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a great place to stay! We had 8 people (two kids) staying and it worked out great. They have a big upstairs for those who want a little more privacy or need more space. The whole place is clean and had bright, happy colors and artwork on the wall. They had all of the amenities that you need for a short stay, including games and such for kids. We were able to get into Ithaca within 10 minutes. I would definitely rent this place again. VRBO Referral Jenny(Chicago )
Nov 2012
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

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'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes and on the WineTrail
average rating of 4.8 based on 33 reviews
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'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes and on the WineTrail
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p294476
-(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

The Grey Barn

  • 5 out of 5
The Grey Barn is everything it promises to be, and was the perfect place for our family to gather for our daughter's wedding at Cornell. The open floor plan more than accommodated the 30+ people we entertained for a pre-wedding barbeque. (It rained that evening, and everyone HAD to be inside.) The house features a kitchen that is fully stocked with cooking and dining utensils. There is a large dining area and comfortable furniture arranged in inviting conversation circles in the great room. The owners have furnished this house with many special touches to make visitors feel completely at home; live plants, interesting artwork, family board games, radio, TV, etc. The bedrooms are large and very comfortable. Beautiful linens, comforters, pillows, and thick, soft towels are furnished. The owners are very nice and were available at all hours. The house was clean and beds were freshly made when we arrived. The landscaping is attractive and well maintained. The property is just a few minutes outside of Ithaca in a quiet, private rural area; about a 15 minute drive to The Commons downtown, or Cornell University campus. There are shopping malls, a movie theater complex and restaurants just minutes away. We would definitely rent this house again... and would stay longer next time!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes and on the WineTrail
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p294476
-(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

Great Place!

  • 5 out of 5
This is a wonderful place to stay and have an event. We recently had our wedding on the grounds, and it was perfect. Plenty of space, a bright open layout friendly for hosting wedding guests, and beautifully kept grounds to enjoy. Sarah, the owner, was wonderfully accommodating with our vendors to ensure that we were able to host the entire event on site. I highly recommend The Grey Barn to anyone looking for a great place for a getaway or an event.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and your wedding was truly beautiful! Please come any time, we would love to see you all again.
Take care,
Sarah
business
'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes and on the WineTrail
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p294476
-(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

A wonderful place to stay and sip vino!

  • 5 out of 5
Very clean. I loved the the open floor plan of the main social/gathering area. Slept a lot of women comfortably. Beautiful artwork and decor. Thanks for a wonderful girlfriends getaway weekend. Would highly recommend.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Myriah, Yes it is a good "girlfriend getaway house" and I hope you return to sip vino with your friends soon!
Take care,
Sarah
business
'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes and on the WineTrail
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p294476
-(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
4

Great location for Graduation Celebration

  • 4 out of 5
We were greeted by owner Sarah Thompson and felt as though we were at our "home away from home" which was just the point as we wanted to host our son's graduation party for his friends and their families. The set up of the house was perfect for such a gathering with the expansive kitchen, dining room and living room. We were fortunate to have a beautiful day and enjoy the garden, yard, and gorgeous sunset. The entire property is well maintained and very clean. The listing is accurate, the surrounding area beautiful with easy access to downtown Ithaca. The 4 star rating reflects our desire to have 2 full bathrooms otherwise it is a 5 stars!
  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jean,
How wonderful to have you all here for your big event! It is always a pleasure for me to see families get together. I am so glad the house worked for you and hope we will see you again.
(I too wish we had another full bathroom but such are the limits of space! )
Take care,
Sarah
business
'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes and on the WineTrail
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p294476
-(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

Fabulous

  • 5 out of 5
Our group rented The Grey Barn for the weekend to celebrate our friend getting married. We set everything up with Sarah (the owner) and she was great! The house is much larger than anticipated and was more than enough room for the 6 of us who stayed the weekend. We enjoyed the "great room" because we could stay involved with everyone no matter what we were doing, whether it was cooking or eating or sitting around and talking. It is close to the wineries so we rented a bus to pick us up and take us on a tour! I would definitely recommend The Grey Barn to anyone looking for a great little get-away.
  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Myriah for your comments. I am so glad you had fun together and the house worked for you. I love seeing the house get used for reunions and vacations. Ithaca is such a wonderful place to play!
Come again any time,
Sarah
business
'The Grey Barn' Gorgeous Private House in The Finger Lakes and on the WineTrail
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p294476
-(607) 533-7360
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

What a beautiful place for a wonderful weekend!

  • 5 out of 5
This place is so spacious and cozy all at the same time. We were able to spread out for our own space but also be near each other to join each other's company. The kitchen is great for being able to cook to our liking and the living space is great for us all to be together. I'm so glad my friends and I were able to book this place for our bachlorette weekend! Definitely would recommend this place to anyone!
  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all had a good time! Yes, the house is great for gatherings for the reasons you mentioned above. It is often noted to be larger than it looks in pictures,there is lots of room for everyone!
Come again any time!
Sarah
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Ithaca
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Crossroads
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Steamboat Landing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ithaca
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Syracuse
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Crossroads, Rouges Harbor, Bookers, Ciao
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Greek Peak
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Myers Park
Car: necessary

The motto for Ithaca is ' Ithaca is gorges' This play on words reflects both the phenomenal gorges, no less than 6 of them within 15 miles and most within 7 miles. These fantastic gorges can be easily accessed to hike and some have swimming holes. Gorgeous is Cayuga Lake and surrounding area. The lake beckons you to swim, fish, boat or just watch its many moods. At The Grey Barn you will be on the Wine Trail, near the Cornell Plantations and Ornithology Lab.

If you are a biker you are in one of the top Mountain biking areas in NY and road biking can't be better.

You will be tempted by multiple restaurants with diverse cuisines nearby. However you may prefer to pick up local foods and cook them at home in the full large kitchen back at The Grey Barn.

If you are interested in vegetable farming we have an organic vegetable farm 4 miles down the road that we would be happy to show you and offer fresh produce in season.

However you spend your time you will want to return to see the area in a different season and light and we will welcome you back!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Ithaca, Cayuga Lake

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
low season
2 Sep 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
$888
for 2 nights
From
$444
$2,664
 
 
high season
1 May 2015 - 1 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,498
for 3 nights
From
$500
From
$555
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes If you need to cancel I will refund payment, less cancellation charge, if I can re-rent the property .
If you are planing an event, wedding or group gathering please call or email for special event pricing.
Thank you,
Sarah

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ithaca in Cayuga Lake

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Half 1 - Toilet
    Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs, private room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs, private
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs with balcony and private entrance.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , upstairs single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double bed futon sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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