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Family friendly, country setting close to Ithaca

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Entire apartment sleeps 6. 2 bedroom,1 bath, Fully stocked with farm table for 8

Large spacious private vacation or business rental. Nine miles from Ithaca College and 15 minutes from downtown Ithaca. Surrounded by forests and rolling hills, the view is spectacular. Visit the city during the day and spend the night here!

Come stay at the Homestead; a large, graceful, barn from the 1800's converted into a beautiful modern home complete with two bedrooms, a full bath and fully stocked kitchen. The living room features open beam ceilings and field stone walls. We are a B&B style lodging space very close to Ithaca, New York. The difference is we provide you with your private ground level six room 1000 square foot space complete with full bath and kitchen and leave you to your privacy. We are located at 129 Ridgeway Road in Brooktondale, NY which is only about 15 minutes south of Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York. We are in Fingerlakes country.

Plenty to do in the surrounding countryside and in Ithaca. We are walking distance from rail trails and a portion of the Fingerlakes trail.

We are the perfect destination for visiting Cornell University or Ithaca College parents or alumni, romantic getaways, nature enthusiasts leaf peepers and vacationers alike. This spot is very private and secure yet spacious and open with lots of light.

A light breakfast featuring bagels, croissant or muffins along with coffee and juice is provided in your kitchen for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Located in the green rolling hills of the Finger lakes Region of Central NY, we are close to both Cornell and Ithaca College, Cayuga Lake and only twenty minutes from the community in Dryden. We are surrounded by forests and state-protected natural areas which is perfect for those wanting to get away from city life and breathe fresh air. We are close enough to all the shopping, state parks, hiking trails and college activity to make it a short drive but far enough away for privacy, security and a quiet night's sleep. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and watch for the deer, fox, turkey and extensive bird population that is so abundant in this region.

This large ground level apartment is the entire lower portion of the Homestead and includes an enclosed porch, private driveway with plenty of room for parking and a large yard. Russell and Deb, the hosts, live upstairs and are quickly available for anything that you might need. WiFi, DIRECTV, a complete furnished kitchen and private full bath are included. We have stocked the cupboards with pot and pans, dishes and glassware, etc. There is a full size refrigerator, electric range and oven, crock pot, toaster. The coffee and tea service is free with your stay. Contact us with your reservation if there is anything else we can stock for you in anticipation of your arrival.

The large private grass yard has a fire pit and cozy chairs for evening s'mores, evening stories and lots of great memories.

The master bedroom is a serene and restful retreat with a California king size bed. The second bedroom comes with two extra long twin beds large enough for an adult to sleep comfortably. The living room and kitchen space are an open design and has a couch, rocking chairs and a large farm table capable of seating eight people. Imagine a sit down meal with family and friends and enjoy a wonderful food prepared by you in the well appointed kitchen. There is a small library for catching up on some reading along with a DVD player and video collection near the TV, a pile of board games and a fantastic chess board available for your use. The entire space has access to the free WiFi available with the rental.

Your driveway and entrance at ground level are private for your use only complete with plenty of space for parking.

Ithaca, NY is just a short hop away and offers everything you can imagine such as waterfalls, fantastic rock formations and gorges, hiking trails, amazing food, farmer's markets, shopping for every taste, bird sanctuaries, etc etc!

This space sleeps 4-5 adults comfortably and offers an entire floor of private living for less than it would cost to rent two rooms without a kitchen or stay at a B&B with less privacy. Save money by renting only once and prepare your meals in the wonderful kitchen. We also offer a weekly rate for those of your requiring an extended visit.

More Details

Deborah Clark
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Espanol - un poquito...
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Deborah Clark

We are creative and personable hosts with a keen eye for the little details that make a big difference . We love to make people feel welcome and comfortable. We enjoy antiques and going to flea markets for fun. Deb is also part owner of an electronics company and has traveled quite a bit. She lived in Europe as a child. Of all the places she has been, upstate NY ranks as one of the most beautiful which is why she stays here. Russell is a retired stone mason as evident from the beautiful field stone walls and professionally laid tile in the space.

We look forward to your visit!

Deborah Clark purchased this barn in 1986

Why Deborah Clark chose Brooktondale

This property is located in the Coddington Valley which is about 10 miles south of famous Ithaca, New York. The property is ideal for family groups or couples wanting to get away for the weekend. We love the ability to host guests while having complete privacy for ourselves and our guests.

What makes this barn unique

Country atmosphere within walking distance of the Fingerlakes Trail system. One has the ability to visit the city during the day, go for an afternoon hike and then have roast marshmallows at the private fire pit that same evening.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Brooktondale in Tompkins County

Property Type:
  • barn
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath with tub and shower. Sink with all amenities including soap, shampoo and rinse. All towels and linens are supplied by owner.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loon Room - 2 Single Bed , Twin mattresses are XL
    Living Room with Pullout - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleep sofa with full size pullout
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

The Homestead was a perfect home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Anything and everything you might need was supplied. It was very comfy and cozy, truly a home away from home. Our stay was so much better than if we had stayed in a hotel or motel. It was good to be away from a hectic stay in town and yet only a short drive to the town of Ithaca. It's a beautiful area with waterfalls, awesome scenery and winerys to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accommodations and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so nice! Deborah made everything extra comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay. It was lovely. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Relaxing Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have asked for a more gracious hostess or well equipped property. It was exactly as described, relaxing, quiet and in our family’s opinion perfect! I will absolutely check Deb’s Homestead first when in need of a place to accommodate the crew for a quiet break from classes. Thanks Deb. We truly loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect! It didn't lack for anything. Can't wait to come back.

  • 5 of 5

We came for my nephew's wedding. The house had everything you could ask for. A well stocked kitchen. Plenty of snacks and fruit even yogurt! Did I mention the thick bath robes? Great yard for the kids to play in and quiet for us. All in all a wonderful experience, we will be back when we visit the area.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Homestead!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 2 nights at the Homestead for our son's wedding. The accommodations were large and comfortably furnished. There were lots of fun and interesting decorations and antiques which gave the apartment a warm, homey feeling. The home is located in a rural area, and has a huge yard available for your use. Deborah provided tons of great food for breakfast and snacks, in a large, well-supplied kitchen. Even games were provided. Could not have asked for a nicer place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Agava 381 Pine Tree Rd Ithaca NY 14850
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Newman Municpal Golf
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Agava 381 Pine Tree Rd Ithaca NY 14850
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Greek Peak Ski Resort, virgil NY
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of central New York; The Homestead is the ideal getaway spot. Equidistant from the lakes, wineries, antique stores, hiking trails, boating, fishing, hunting and skiing - we are close to everything but far enough way for complete privacy and comfort. A fully equipped lower level five bedroom apartment with private lawn, patio, yard, driveway and fire pit. Welcome Home.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £151

We strive to make your stay as comfortable and private as possible.

We do not provide keys for the rental but rather a pass code that is entered on the lock of the door. This allows for late arrival with no pressure.

Upon arrival, please make yourself at home. I will check in on you the day of your arrival or the morning after if your arrival was late in the evening.

We offer the use of a washer and dryer with the rental for guests who stay with us for more than three days. This is in a locked area near the rental. Please make sure to let us know that you will need the use of the facility when you arrive and I will make it available for you.

House comes with TV, DVD, microwave, crock pot, full kitchen including full size refrigerator and full size range with oven. Coffee pot and coffee included. The full stove and oven are electric.

Two days worth of towels are included.

Please bring in food to prepare. No need to bring cooking appliances. There is also a barbecue grill outside.

There is a binder located in the rental that will provide you with your WiFi password as well as answer most questions. We also have many brochures available for the local region.

Everything in the space is meant for your use and enjoyment.

Happy and safe traveling!
No Pets permitted on the property.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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