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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 panoramic and 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 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 this is a second floor apartment (as shown in the photos) and there are stairs leading up to the private entrance.

More Details

Owner
Loretta Heimbuch
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

Near Cayuga Lake, Swimming Beach, 215' Waterfall, Wineries just minutes away
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 63 reviews
5

Quiet comfort

  • 5 of 5

The Moog House was perfect for our stay in Trumansburg. The apartment had everything we needed and the views of the garden and quiet countryside were relaxing. We found the blend of new and old to be charming. The owner was helpful in getting us settled. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet spot to stay with nearby Taughannock Falls and other beautiful outdoor activities.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We're glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of the area, with so many outdoor activities nearby. Hope you'll come back again sometime!
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Toronto, Canada
5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the apartment up in the trees. Views from the apt (second floor) were enhanced by the nine (!) new single hung windows that opened. The breezes were great. A separate living area allowed for one to watch tv or read while the other slept. A well equipped little kitchen met our needs. Til next time. Thanks Loretta and Steve.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed our "eagles' nest" apartment with all its windows and view. Thanks so much for staying with us!
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Berkeley Heights
5

Very nice apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed very much my stay - the apartment is clean with plenty of space for one - nicely cozy for two i imagine. I am a musician - and there was even ample space to set up my keyboard in the sunroom - Loretta, the owner, kindly welcomed the music, so i could play a few hours a day without worrying about using headphones - thanks Loretta!. The area is very quiet - i slept very well in the comfortable bed and enjoyed being awakened by a chorus of birdsong. It's a wonderful area to explore, with Taughannock Falls State Park's entrance a five minute walk from the apartment, and Ithaca about a twenty minute ride south along Cayuga lake. Watkins Glen with it's remarkable Gorge is about a thirty minute drive to the southwest. If you would like to explore this beautiful part of the country, for an individual or a couple i think this is a great place to make your home base.

Thanks Loretta!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! It was a pleasure meeting you and a treat listening to you playing the keyboard. Thanks for sharing your musical talent! We hope you'll come back again to continue your exploration of the Finger Lakes area.
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5

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this quaint upstairs apartment. We came to the finger lakes for a wedding and found there weren't many places to stay in this particular area, but came across this listing. There was enough room for us and I was extra delighted to find a coffeemaker and some coffee in the pantry. The place was comfortable and had everything we needed. The property was quite lovely and also a quick walk to the Taughannock State parked where we hiked to see a waterfall. Our host, Loretta was flexible with our arrival and departure time and had a nice book of local businesses, places to eat and attraction which we found quite helpful. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home while you were in the area to attend the wedding. Glad you got to do a little hiking on the park trails and see the falls while you were here. Hope you'll come back again sometime to continue your exploration of the area - there's so much more to do and see!
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5

Very quiet and serene

  • 5 of 5

The host was right on time, both very easy people to like!... As soon as you get of of your vehicle , your greated by fresh air and the sound of rushing river water. The apartment was clean, well stocked and cozy. The location and its views are spectacular I'd highly recommend it for hikers and bird enthusiast, every morning there's incredible birdsong. There's trout below the waterfall.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay - it was a pleasure to meet you and have you stay with us. And we hope you were able to catch one of those trout at the lower falls!
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2

Tired in Trumansburg

  • 2 of 5

I did not sleep well at all during our stay because the bed was very uncomfortable. It was a thin mattress on wooden slats with no box spring. It leaned to one side and it felt like you were falling out. The chairs in the small living room were not comfortable either. The stairs that you had to climb to get to the apartment were very steep and dangerous. Near Taughannock Falls and close to Ithaca, but really needs improvements made to the property.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay and that you weren't able to sleep well. It is a platform bed with a new mattress, and we have never had any other negative feedback about the bed. We always accompany every guest up the stairs and suggest they easily prop open the outside door as they bring luggage up. There is also a photo of the stairs on the website. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you have a better stay the next time you visit the Finger Lakes.
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Location

Americana Vineyards & Winery
"A great local winery, ten minutes from the house, with live music on Fridays and Sundays, an..."
Bellwether Hard Cider
"Sample several varieties of locally produced hard cider. http://www.cidery.com/bhc_about.html"
Dragon Village
"Fresh Chinese cuisine"
Not My Dads Soft Serve
"Great soft-serve ice cream "
Hazelnut Kitchen
"One of the finest restaurants in the area - gourmet food and excellent service. www.hazelnut..."
Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
"Chef John McNabb creates delicious menus for lunch and dinner, outdoor dining under their gr..."
Hangar Theater
"Excellent summer theater performances - many actors from Actors Equity Association. This Ith..."
Taughannock Farms Inn
"Historic Queen Ann style architecture mansion which features luxury dining overlooking Taugh..."
Gimme Coffee
"Coffee lovers haven for freshly ground brews"
Cayuga Lake Creamery
"Best ice cream in upstate New York"
Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art
"Visit museum.cornell.edu for information about the exhibits"
Cornell Plantations
Taughannock Falls State Park
"Beach, boat launch. Easy 3/4 mile hiking trail to base of 215' Taughannock Falls and moderat..."
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 on the west side of Cayuga Lake - two streams converge directly across the road and flow into the 215' waterfall (highest waterfall east of the Mississippi). Just 15 minutes from Ithaca and wineries. 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. Many local wineries a short drive away - and some with year-round free weekly live music concerts. Nearby bistros/wineries with sweeping views of Cayuga Lake. Cornell University's Plantations - extensive botanical gardens and arboretum, and the Johnson Art Museum and Japanese Garden are 10 miles away. Corning Museum of Glass (world-class museum), Women's History Museum in Seneca Falls (birthplace of women's rights) and Watkins Glen Raceway are also nearby.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Trumansburg, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July 4th Weekend
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£260
for 3 nights
From
£87
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£260
for 3 nights
From
£87
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
6 Oct 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£260
for 3 nights
From
£87
 
 
Cornell Graduation
25 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£332
for 3 nights
From
£111
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£174
for 2 nights
From
£87
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
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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