1865 Victorian home, beautifully updated. Within the city limits but in a lovely rural setting with gardens and pond 3 miles south of East Hill Plaza and Cornell. Enjoy birdsong, bullfrogs, stargazing, and biking on the rolling country roads. The North Star Art Gallery is a separate wing of the building. Travelers to Ithaca and Cornell may wish to visit the gallery and meet our Artist in Residence, Brian Keeler. The exhibitions include familiar scenes of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes.
Biking enthusiasts will enjoy the country roads, this is a favorite area for biking and you can sit on the front porch and watch the many bikers go by (some of us use electric bikes for the more challenging hills). We have bike trail maps.
There is one resident chocolate lab on the main floor only.
Besides your large private room with private bath, you are welcome to use the Music Room/Dining Room which overlooks the gardens and pond, kitchen, open space on the 3rd floor for yoga/meditation, the cupola with amazing views, and to visit the art gallery. The front porch is a great place to sit and watch the bikers and dog walkers go by. Our 3.5 acres includes a backyard garden with mature trees, extensive flowerbeds, pond and patio with many serene places to relax in sun or shade.
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We are happy to help you explore the extraordinary beauty of this area which includes 100 waterfalls within 10 miles of Ithaca, excellent venues for live music and dancing, the many cultural offerings in Ithaca, Cornell campus, excellent restaurants and wineries throughout the Finger Lakes area, bike trails, and for artists, outstanding locations for en plein air painting. Musicians are welcome to bring instruments and join Brian in jazz jam practices here and in the area.
We are on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail for Open Studio receptions on the first Saturday of the month from 10-3 and two weekends in October. The North Star Art Gallery is in a separate wing of the house and is open F-Sun, 11-4 and by appointment. There are several other artists on the Art Trail near us you may wish to visit.
- Private event or party may be considered for additional fee. Large kitchen with commercial range may be reserved for food preparation, art gallery may be used, Zingology Band may be reserved, grounds are lovely for outdoor garden party.
Retired energy/environmental professional, my partner is a professional artist who paints stunning landscapes of the Finger Lakes, Endless Mountains of PA, Maine, and conducts annual art teaching trips to Italy, so much of my life is accompanying him to beautiful places to paint. We are also avid social dancers (Balboa, tango, swing, waltz) and meditate daily so appreciate quiet, serene environments, vegetarian. I am now the owner of a fine art gallery in a wing of our Italianate Victorian home and we have an airbnb bedroom with private bath for visitors to the gallery and visitors to this very beautiful Finger Lakes Region, Ithaca, NY.