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Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely Apartment Adjacent To Taughannock Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake.

This cozy second floor apartment is next to Taughannock Falls State Park, which has the highest single drop waterfall in the Northeastern United States (33 feet higher than Niagara Falls). The location is perfect for outdoor activities including hiking the gorge trails and the newly completed Black Diamond Trail (which runs from Trumansburg to Ithaca along a former train route), biking, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, boating, and fishing. Hiking the nature trails along the gorges, which are up to 400' high, provides dramatic views of the gorges formed by the ice age. Minutes from the Cayuga Wine Trail, which includes scenic wineries, distilleries, cideries and breweries. There are great restaurants nearby, many featuring free live music. Only ten miles to Ithaca and to Watkins Glen, across the road from beautiful Taughannock Stream that flows into the waterfall. You can hear the soothing sounds of the stream as you doze off to sleep. Peaceful surroundings and beautiful gardens. Saturday summertime lakefront outdoor concerts at Taughannock Park.

Newly renovated smaller second floor apartment in owner's country home, clean, cozy and comfortable, perfect for 1-2 people. The bedroom has a new queen size mattress, solid Amish-made oak dresser plus air conditioner. The cheerful sunroom/dining room has a cypress wood table and chairs (handmade by local Amish craftsmen) and looks out over the trees and expansive grounds. We call the apartment the Eagles Nest, since it sits above the magnolia trees and overlooks large silver maple and black walnut trees and several flower gardens. There's a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven and range, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. In addition there's a newly tiled bathroom, a den with two chairs and flat screen DirectTV with 63 channels and second air conditioner, a walk-in closet, and wireless internet connection. Linens, towels and soft cotton bedding and blankets are supplied, and several Metropolitan Museum of Art reproductions hang on the walls. Close to the quaint village of Trumansburg which offers boutique and art gallery shops, excellent restaurants, a large grocery store and liquor store, pharmacy, natural foods store and deli, bank, beautiful public library, new bowling alley and laundromat. The house was formerly owned by Robert Moog, who invented the synthesizer, and who invited many famous musicians to the home, i.e. the Beatles and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The house will be included in an upcoming documentary about the life of Bob Moog, scheduled to be released this year.

Please note that for those with physical limitations, there are stars leading up to the apartment as shown in the photo of the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Loretta Heimbuch
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Loretta Heimbuch

Retired graphic artist/teacher, originally from New Jersey and so grateful to now be living in the beauty of the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY.

Loretta Heimbuch purchased this apartment in 1977

Why Loretta Heimbuch chose Cayuga Lake

Bought this house in 1977 from Moog synthesizer inventor/musician Bob Moog who was moving to North Carolina to celebrate his break from the corporate world. Loved this house at first sight - and the incredible beauty of the Finger Lakes' gorges and waterfalls nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

Ideal location, next to the beauty of Taughannock Falls State Park and it's amazing waterfalls and breathtaking hiking trails, two minute drive to Cayuga Lake with water access and swimming beach, across the road from the stream that flows into the 215' waterfall, and midway between Ithaca and the 20+ wineries of the Cayuga Lake Wine trail and Finger Lakes wine country. Not to mention all the wineries on nearby Seneca and Keuka Lakes.

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ithaca Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Silver Line Tap Room
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trumansburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 96
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hazelnut Kitchen
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Greek Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Taughannock Falls State Park beach on Cayuga Lake
Car: necessary

Adjacent to Taughannock Falls State Park (750 acres) on the west side of Cayuga Lake - two streams converge directly across from the house, and flow into the 215' waterfall (one of the most outstanding attractions of the northeast and the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi). Just 15 minutes from Ithaca and the Cayuga Lake wine trail. Hiking easy to moderate breathtaking trails along the north and south rim gorge, which were formed by the Ice Age. Cayuga Lake fishing, public swimming beach, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and canoe rentals, boat marina and launch. Local wineries with year-round free weekly live music concerts. Nearby bistros/wineries with sweeping views of Cayuga Lake. Cornell University's Botanic Gardens and arboretum, and the Johnson Art Museum with outdoor Japanese Garden are 10 miles away. Corning Museum of Glass (world-class), Women's History Museum in Seneca Falls (birthplace of women's rights), Rockwell Museum of American Western Art (Smithsonian affiliate) in Corning, The Museum of the Earth (natural history museum), and Watkins Glen Raceway and State Park are also nearby. Several outstanding state parks nearby - over 150 waterfalls within 10 miles of downtown Ithaca.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Trumansburg in New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Newly tiled floor in bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • New queen bed, solid oak dresser, air conditioner, clock radio, soft cotton bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The location is what makes this rental unique - so close to Cayuga Lake with its swimming beach and hiking gorges; the numerous Finger Lakes wineries, breweries and cheese making; Ithaca's shopping/restaurants; Cornell's botanical gardens; and Watkins Glen's famous racetrack and state park - which recently was voted the 3rd most spectacular state park in the nation.

Reviews

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Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away
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Arcata, CA
5

Cozy Apartment in great location with friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and cozy- could easily have stayed there longer. There is a helpful binder with information about local places to eat and things to do. The hosts were friendly. It is a rural, peaceful setting. Highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We're so glad you enjoyed the peaceful setting. Hope you'll be back again soon!
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4

Cozy, clean and quiet:)

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed in Trumansburg for a short get away. The hosts met us as we drove up to the house. Everything in the write up is accurate! The stairs are a little tricky at the top, but once inside, everything was clean and well-maintained. The towels were luxuriously soft and the bed comfortable. The floors were hardwood with a clean shine. The location was superb!! Being 20 minutes north of Ithaca was perfect. The state parks were amazing. Buttermilk was our favorite!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay with us. And we are planning to improve the stairs before next season. Hope you'll come back again soon.
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5

Quaint and lovely

  • 5 of 5

We spent our first night in downtown Trumansburg and really enjoyed Hazelnut Kitchen. The house was so close to trumansburg as well as the falls you can hear the taughannock falls at night from the room. Ithaca was a quick 15 minutes away, straight shot. Steve and Loretta were wonderful hosts! It was perfect for our little getaway. Plus Robert Moog owned the place!? How cool is that.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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D&L

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this clean and cozy little apartment in a lovely and quiet rural setting. Very good location for our short three day visit. Very close to many of the wineries we wanted to visit, several great eateries, Taughannock State Park, as well as a short drive to Ithaca. Everything you need is supplied in the apartment except food, but a nice grocery store is just a short drive away. Nice to find this affordable gem in the Finger Lakes. Thanks Loretta and Steve.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice two day stay. Great proximity to the Taughannock Falls State Park. You can actually walk to the rim trails. The apartment is exactly as described. The stairs are steep, however, by no means unsafe! Enjoy your stay. Thanks Loretta and Steve

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed your stay with us. Glad you liked our close proximity to the park and rim trails. Hope you'll come back again soon.
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Madison WI
5

Wonderful, quiet place in country setting.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week here while exploring the area around Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. The apartment is quaint and comfy, very quiet and perfect for relaxing. We spent time just sitting on the rocks by the stream across the street.The state parks were very nice and we were impressed by the wineries, including some with fantastic meals. The owners, Loretta and Steve, were very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing our home for your vacation. We're glad you enjoyed the peaceful setting and the stream across the road. It was a pleasure having you stay with us.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Trumansburg, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Cornell Graduation
25 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£326
for 3 nights
From
£109
 
 
July 4th Weekend
4 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75.82
Tax Rate 3.0%

Check in is anytime after 2:00 pm. Check out is 10:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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