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The Homestead - Private and Comfortable - One of Ithaca's Best!

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday barn in Brooktondale - The Homestead

Privacy and Comfort with beautiful views. See the city daytime and sleep here!

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.

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Deborah Clark
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Espanol - un poquito...
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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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 New York

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.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

The Homestead - Private and Comfortable - One of Ithaca's Best!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

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: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and cozy space

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 4-day stay at the Homestead. The owner came to greet us personally, and seemed to think of everything our family needed in advance, down to the welcome basket of smores ingredients for the fire pit! I have food allergies and she even made sure the house was stocked with safe food options. Would loved to have stayed longer, and despite the many wonderful outdoor things to do in the area, we were happy just to hang out at home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, Charming, and Relaxing for the Whole Family!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures looked too good to be true. Turns out, they were spot on! The property was very clean and well maintained. It really had a home feel to it and Deb made my whole family feel welcome. She even took time the next evening to check in to see if everything was going well and if we needed anything. The kitchen is well stocked and has almost everything you could possibly need for your stay. The bedrooms are more than adequate, and are very comfortable to sleep in!

In the future, whenever we visit the area, we will make sure to check to see if The Homestead is available! It was an easy drive to Ithaca or Cornell at any time of the day. It was nice to be away from the town at night as we were able to stargaze and enjoy a fire with my children.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly quaint and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The Homestead was perfect in every way. My friend and I were traveling to ithaca for the weekend and didn't want to leave. Deborah has made an incredibly homey and comfortable space. Although she live upstairs, it felt like we had our own space. The apartment itself literally has everything you could possibly want or need on a trip. She stocks the kitchen with goodies, coffee, as well as numerous breakfast foods. If you forgot any toiletries I can assure you Deborah probably has it in the apartment. From shampoo, toothpaste, razors, to lush bathrobes she thought of it all. The king bed is incredibly comfortable and I felt like we were at a 5 star hotel. Not only is the apartment immaculate but the outdoor space available is so refreshing. There is a patio space AND a separate fire pit with adirondack chairs perfect for a relaxing evening or morning cup of coffee. I can't say enough good things about this homeaway. Deborah was a perfect hostess and I would recommend this apartment to anyone looking to visit ithaca.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at the Homestead surpassed our expectations. This place was clean, comfortable and fully stocked with just about anything you could possibly need (or may have forgotten) on your trip. The proprietor was welcoming and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. She even contacted me when I left my pillow behind and was happy to mail it back to me. We will definitely stay at the Homestead again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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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

Prices for this holiday barn in Brooktondale, Cayuga Lake

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

more than 4 up to 6 pp £21 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 4.0%

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Brooktondale, USA

Property Type:
  • barn
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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