Take a 5 minute walk to see the viewVisit our Guinea pig garden
Whimsical fun on wheels @ K-Ville
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
0 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
0 baths
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More than just a place to sleep! Karenville is silly, fun and off the grid! A unique country experience. Enjoy relaxing in your own private tiny "Home" in a playful and artsy Victorian Village built totally by Karen. There's lots to see and do in Karenville.


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House Rules

Come visit Karenville expecting something different from the norm.

Check in is between 5-7:00pm unless previously arranged. I am happy to be flexible when I can, if I know when you will be arriving.

PLEASE READ the listing for the place you have booked. Also (VERY IMPORTANT) read and follow MY driving directions.

Dogs? - Because of our animals who are afraid of wild dog like creatures (foxes and coyotes) I no longer allow any dogs in Karenville.

Smoking? - I allow smoking, however no smoking in or around any of the buildings. Please do not throw cigaret butts on ground. Please dispose of properly.

Have a wonderful time at Karenville and leave smiling.

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Other pet(s) live in the house



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

31 Reviews

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Suresh User Profile
September 2017
The place is unique and totally different from anything you experience, in a good way. The bed is just enough for 2 people or may be little short if you are on the bigger side. Toilet could be a problem if u r not used to it. But otherwise such a pleasant stay.

Lauren User Profile
September 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at the house on wheels in Karenville. It was by far the most unique and memorable place we have ever stayed. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get out and experience nature. We grilled, had wonderful fireside chats with Karen and Robert, and went on beautiful walks through the trails and woods. We also enjoyed the best morning coffee because of our view while drinking it. Karenville is whimsical, charming and the perfect getaway.

Maggie User Profile
August 2017
Purely heaven!! The most beautiful landscape you will ever see and the most gracious hosts you will meet. One of the most magical places on earth. Thank you Karen for being the kindest soul and allowing us to share in your beautiful village!

Cara User Profile
August 2017
Karenville was a wonderful place to stay for an adventurous weekend in Ithaca. Karen and her little village of homes provided a peaceful, beautiful safe haven to rest and feel a little bit of magic after visiting Ithaca's state parks and fun downtown areas. The outdoor showers, amenities, and kitchen are all wonderful and unique. We were so comfortable and happy every moment we were at Karenville, and can't wait to go back!

Brian User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful location. Met some great people (including the hosts of course) and had fun hanging with the animals too! Highly recommend if you want a unique, outdoorsy experience.

Rodney User Profile
July 2017
Karen is a wonderful host. I loved hearing the sounds of the countryside. Sitting under two trees on the hilltop overlooking the valley was just what was needed to start the morning and set the pace for the day. I enjoyed hearing the history of the local artisans and the inspiration of each of her buildings.

Chip User Profile
July 2017

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Ithaca, New York, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Karen User ProfileKaren is a superhost.

I am a fun and sometimes silly person. But most of all I have a strong connection to the wild things around me. My partner Robert is a plant and insect expert, and also enjoys the same. I especially like the simple things in life. Some of my favorite things to do is, hiking with our two goats, building or painting something, contra dancing, riding my vintage bicycle, showering under the rain spout, cooking over an open fire, having a great adventure, gardening and hanging around home doing the things we do. Things I do not enjoy are sports, shopping, fashion, and watching tv. But sure love my goats, oh yes and Robert too.

About Karenville;
I built Karenville for my own enjoyment and pleasure. But then I wasn't sure what to do with all these silly buildings. Someone said I should put it on Airbnb. Without electric or running water I was quite sure no one would come. Wow! was I ever surprised. And now, suddenly, I'm paying County and State taxes.

My future hope for Karenville is that it may amuse and stimulate a new way of thinking and feeling for everyone who visits. And that all who visit K-ville leave with smiles on their faces.

Come experience the magic in Karenville !

Languages: English, Sign Language
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