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Unique Garden Yurt Surrounded by Waterfalls

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Newfield - Climbing Vine Cottage

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Climbing Vine Cottage is a custom-designed yurt nestled in an organic vegetable and perennial flower garden near our home. The yurt features a fully equipped, eat-in kitchen (includes chocolate and award winning, locally roasted coffee) with seating for 6. The bathroom is stocked with towels, local soap, shampoo, etc. Sleeping accommodations include a lovely master bedroom (full size bed) with flat screen tv for dvds, fold out futon bed in the living room (full size) and two twin beds in the loft. In the winter months the yurt stays cozy with a thermostat-controlled wood pellet stove (pellets are provided). The stone patio offers outdoor dining, a gas grill and fire pit. The wildflower field, only steps away, connects to a nature preserve and Van Buskirk Gorge with many waterfalls. Guests are welcome to harvest berries, fruit and vegetables from the orchard and garden. High speed wireless internet is also included.

Beautiful Cottage Seeks Ideal Guest: Comfortable, artfully designed, hand crafted yurt nestled into vibrant garden seeks visitors for memorable stay. If you like nature, hiking and gorge walks, if you are tired of cookie cutter hotel rooms or antique stuffed B & B's, if you want something unique and delightful let's get together for one night or many weeks! Hey, I know I'm just a 'luxury apartment in the round' but who says places can't have personality! Please write my caretaker and come visit me!

Talk About Kid Friendly!: Climbing Vine Cottage began as a playground and school for young gardeners. Small hands helped grow fruits, vegetables and flowers for their families and our local soup kitchen Loaves and Fishes. Children have raised butterflies, caught frogs and identified bugs. The yurt was our classroom. In the garden you'll find the cedar tool shed neatly organized with high quality child-sized tools and children's gardening books. In the yurt children will be delighted to sit at the child's table for 4 and use the beading, drawing, collage and clay materials we always keep in stock. There's a play kitchen, tea set and apron, plus baskets with legos and a train set and a well-stocked children's book shelf. Additionally you'll find kid-friendly-adaptive-devices like a step stool, potty seat, and low bench.

For adults without kids don't worry, when we know you're coming we place these materials out of the way, on shelves, etc.

Perfect for a Romantic Getaway: Climbing Vine Cottage makes it easy to find the time for each other. Cook together in a beautiful kitchen or get take out. Cozy up by the fire or climb in bed and watch a DVD. Better yet, climb up to the loft to watch the stars. Explore the forest and gorge in privacy surrounded by peace and beauty.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Michelle Menter
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016
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About Michelle Menter

I grew up on this land hiking the gorge, playing in waterfalls and riding horses in the pasture. After traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East and India and living in San Francisco I came back home to build a house here so my children could also experience the beauty of living close to nature. Family members helped to build the yurt which originally served as the school house for my children's gardening program. My dad and I are avid gardeners and orchardists. It's our pleasure to offer warm hospitality to travelers seeking a unique yurt experience!

Michelle Menter purchased this cottage in 2008

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Unique Garden Yurt Surrounded by Waterfalls
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews
Woodbury, NJ
5

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We're so glad we choose to stay at Climbing Vine Cottage! The warmth of the fire, the sound of the rain on the roof and the gentle quietness of the land added to our rest and relaxation. We will definitely be back in winter! And spring! And summer!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love when our guests have a great time here at Climbing Vine Cottage. As a thank you to our happy vacationers, returning guests save 5%.
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4

Thanksgiving weekend get away

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five stayed over the holiday weekend and were pleasantly surprised by the space, coziness, and well equipped yurt. Ithaca is a beautiful area. The only negative was that we were unable to explore the woods on site due to hunters.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My SO and I stayed in the yurt for Thanksgiving this year. It was a much needed respite from the busyness of our lives in the city. The place was very clean and cozier than I could have imagined. We enjoyed our time here a lot and would love to come back in the summer when everything is green!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in a beautiful setting. First weekend in November and still plenty of fall colors. Michelle and family very welcoming. Great place for kids with toys and games provided plus safe exploring space right outside your door. Much bigger than expected. Plenty of space for our little kids to run around inside. Great spot for exploring Ithaca and of course all the great parks around.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Think of a reason you need to go to Ithaca

  • 5 of 5

If you don't have a reason to go to the Ithaca region, make one up, just for the pleasure of staying in this beautiful Yurt. Easy hiking in the woods nearby, a beautiful setting, a cozy yurt that definitely surpasses "glamping" -- WiFi, full kitchen, many comfy sleeping arrangements to choose from (we chose the futon in front of the pellet stove because it was so cozy and romantic).

Michelle has thought of every detail to make your stay wonderful. We were in town to attend a wedding and were so happy that we were not staying in the characterless hotel in the mall like everyone else. We turned a wedding weekend into a romantic adventure for ourselves. I only wish we'd had more time to hang out at the yurt and enjoy it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FAMILY FAVORITE!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Michelle's "luxury" yurt for our son's College Parent's Weekend and it was a huge hit with everyone - our daughter and her 6 yr old joined us for the trip, and our son opted to stay with us all weekend rather than stay on campus because he loved the place so much. "Better than any hotel room anyday" was his exact quote. Off the beaten path and quirky is the usual for us, but this was the best find yet! Even though our timing wasn't perfect (it was a very rainy weekend and the change in weather may have affected the hens, we were only able to get one egg out of the girls all weekend) the garden, the chicken coop, the hike to the waterfalls, the star gazing (once the sky finally cleared on Saturday night) and the cozy feel of the yurt made for a unique family weekend that we won't soon forget.

Michelle was a perfect host and we only regret not getting to know her family better and learn more about this special place that she has created. We can't wait to go back! (I almost hesitate to write this review because we hope to find the yurt available when we need it, and it looks like this place already seems to book up quickly. So unless you really like being away from it all and back to nature - leave this one for those that do :)

Michele F

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Tompkins Regional Airport
Nearest Train
68 Miles
Amtrak in Syracuse
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 34/96
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Car: recommended

Climbing Vine Cottage is only 12 minutes south of Ithaca but you can do and see a lot before you even get into your car. Explore the wild flower field or play ball on the game and party field. Walk a trail through the forest or hike down to the gorge to see ice carved waterfalls. You don't have to go far to experience the wonder of the Finger Lakes Region. Up the road you'll find great fruit picking and cider doughnuts at Little Tree Orchards or go two miles further and drive through Newfield's Historic Covered Bridge.

Climbing Vine Cottage is the perfect spring board for day trips to the Grassroots Festival and the Ithaca Festival, the Wine Trail, our award winning Ithaca Farmer's Market, great hiking and biking, the beautiful Cayuga Lake, the Sciencenter, world famous gorges and waterfalls, Greek Peak, great dining, the Ithaca Commons and international events sponsored by Cornell and Ithaca College. Experience what makes our region unique!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Newfield, Cayuga Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Holidays and Celebrations
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£247
for 2 nights
From
£101
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£661
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Cozy Winter
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£141
for 1 night
From
£97
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£661
£1,763
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Joy
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£291
for 2 nights
From
£123
From
£145
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Ithaca College Commencement
20 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£705
for 2 nights
From
£331
 
 
Spring Flowers
23 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£168
for 1 night
From
£123
From
£145
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Cornell Commencement 2017
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,036
for 3 nights
From
£331
 
 
Spring Happiness
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£317
for 2 nights
From
£137
From
£150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Waterfalls
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£697
for 4 nights
From
£163
From
£172
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£203
for 1 night
From
£159
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40 + Tax
Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rate rises for Ithaca College and Cornell Graduation weekends. Please inquire for grad weekend rate and minimum stay info.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newfield in Upstate New York

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • A colored glass doorknob opens into a lovely bathroom. Exciting light green walls are accented by custom tile work around the shower. Shampoo, conditioner and local soap are in the wall cabinet over the sink. Behind the toilet you'll find fresh towels, toilet paper and earth friendly cleaning products.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Memory foam mattress and down comforter
    Loft - 2 Single Bed , Dome window for star gazing!
    Living Room - 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Super comfortable White Lotus full-size futon & child's bed
  • Sleep soundly in the master bedroom on an incredible, full-sized Sealy Posturepedic memory foam bed under a down comforter with high thread count sheets. Fall asleep star gazing out of the large dome window in the loft. It's like being right outside except you're cozy and warm with 2 twin beds, down comforters and quilts. The living room can be easily converted for extra guests: the White Lotus full-size futon couch makes a super comfortable bed. Take the over stuffed pillows off the second, smaller living room couch to reveal another great White Lotus futon (child sized). You'll find high thread count sheets, super cozy quilts and blankets in the closet. We even have a full-sized air mattress to accommodate larger groups.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Walk through the garden gate into a magical, earthy wonderland. Stroll the garden to find late blooming New England Asters or watch the blue jays feasting at the 12 foot high sunflowers. Climb the deck stairs through the climbing vine arbor and enter a yurt unlike one you've ever seen before. You won't find lattice walls or plastic windows, this custom made yurt is much more like a luxury apartment in the round! The kitchen is fully equipped with high-end appliances, cast iron and stainless steel baking and cookware, lovely table service and cutlery, coffee grinder and french press. Every kitchen cabinet door opens with a different nature-inspired knob or pull made of glass, beads, bone or metal. One cupboard holds cooking basics like spices, honey, sugar, popcorn, cocoa powder, etc. The stylish dining table seats six in comfort. The living room couch is enveloped in blue velvet. Get cozy in front of the thermostat-controlled wood pellet stove and relax!

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