Moonrise over the hen house and barnyardSecond floor master bathroom for king-sized bedroom, The Retreat, accessed by a separate staircase.
Honeyberry Hill, "The Retreat"
Hosted by Eileen
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
3.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
3.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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"The Retreat" is a second-floor bedroom with king-sized bed, sitting area, and a private bathroom. It is located up a separate staircase, thus is relatively private although there is not a separate entrance to the house for this space.

The space

Honeyberry Hill is a haven for travelers, situated just seven miles south of Ithaca, New York in gentle hills near Robert Treman State Park. Located midway between New York City and Niagara Falls in the Fingerlakes Region, the area is known for its colleges and its wines.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to enjoy common areas downstairs, including the quiet room I call “The Library,” the living room, children’s playroom with piano, and dining area as well as the deck. Children must be supervised if enjoying the swings and treehouse. While there is a dorm-sized refrigerator for guests’ exclusive use as well as a Keurig coffee maker , the kitchen itself is reserved for the hosts. A full-sized refrigerator may be reserved by request (no additional charge). The barns are off-limits unless accompanied by the hosts.

Interaction with guests

I am retired and home full time, so I am available to help you as needed throughout your stay.

Other things to note

The Dining Area is centered in a sunroom adjacent to the spacious kitchen, with views overlooking the garden. A wrap-around deck offers additional seating in fine weather. While breakfast ranges from eggs from our chickens to waffles and blueberry pancakes, with your choice and hour determined beforehand, other offerings including homemade granola with local yogurt and homemade biscotti are available at any hour. Free Wifi but no television or air conditioning. The only indoor pet is a ShiZhu (dog with hair and not fur, so non-allergenic). I use nuts and wheat in preparing food. Note that all exterior entrances are covered by security cameras.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

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Dog(s) live in the house


1 night minimum stay

23 Reviews

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Engel User Profile
October 2017
Great place to escape to. Beautiful surroundings and comfortable room. Eileen made us feel so welcome and provided us with the opportunity to unwind.

Aimee User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely perfect weekend getaway from NYC. Eileen was a warm, sincere and hospitable host, constantly checking that we had all we needed at home as well as being prepared for exploring the Finger Lakes. She made a lavish breakfast feast every morning so we were well-fed for the day's adventures. Our room was extremely large, well-appointed, very clean and comfortable. We were fortunate enough to visit at a time when no one else was on our floor, so we had the bathroom to ourselves. Eileen's dog is hypoallergenic and so well-behaved. Eileen's home is set on beautiful grounds, with lots of greenery and even has a fire pit which we were invited to use in the evenings. Overall, our stay was far more relaxing and refreshing than I expected and we would definitely stay with Eileen again on future trips to Ithaca. Thank you, Eileen!

Karen User Profile
August 2017
This was our second stay with Eileen. The kids looked forward to her waffles and fruit and to the relaxing atmosphere. We enjoyed our stay and will ne back again next year.

Holly Jean User Profile
August 2017
Eileen was an excellent host - like staying with a good friend. The grounds are a bird-watcher's paradise. Beautiful views from all windows.

Danielle User Profile
August 2017
Eileen is very friendly, warm, and welcoming. Her house was a perfect retreat after a day a long hikes. Eileen makes the most delicious breakfast and treats her guests like family. Great place to stay....a real home away from home!

Brian User Profile
July 2017
A great place to stay. Eileen is a wonderful host!!

Yuchen User Profile
July 2017
It was a great experience staying in Eileen's cozy house. My wife and I really enjoyed it as Eileen made everything feeling like home. We loved the delicious breakfast, the chatting with Eileen and other guests, and also playing with Molly :) The position is close to our destinations: Cornell University and Watkins Glen State Park. If we visit there again, we will definitely stay with Eileen.

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Ithaca, New York, United StatesJoined in January 2016
Eileen User ProfileEileen is a superhost.

I am a newly-retired English teacher who loves to travel. I have lived in my home for nearly 40 years, although during that time I taught in Shanghai for seven years and I spent 15 consecutive years leading student trips to England, where I lived for two years as a student. Books selected for the library open to guests were chosen to appeal to travelers and include local authors as well as quick reads available for guests to borrow while staying here. My three children were born and raised in this home. One is now married with children, living in the DC area. One is an equine veterinarian, and the third is a plant researcher who lives nearby. I enjoy sharing the house with guests, sharing baked goods, and I enjoy sharing the Fingerlakes attractions with those new to the area.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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