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A Cayuga Lakefront Country Inn

Eastern Shore of Cayuga Lake Road, Ithaca, NY 14882 USA (Show map)
8 Reviews
$125 - $300
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`Spectacular,Country Inn~...the architecture and traditions are those of a very Private, Mediterranean Villa Estate`..Amid The Finger Lakes,,,,"Come Play Tuscany" Ithaca, Cayuga LakeFront Accommodations,,,"heart of The FingerLake! ... minutes to waterfalls, hiking, Ithaca Town, Cornell Univ / Ithaca College and a Cayuga LakeFront ShoreLine~ We are Central to Ithaca's Art Region and right on The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail~ This is an Inn`vitation to "Come Play Tuscany" The FingerLakes` Amenities flow like wishes~ Hot Tub ~Under Stars' Breakfast `n Bed~ ...simple de`lights~ Cssual Elegance is `The Theme~ Room Choices include Terraced Levels and Wings' Cathedral Ceiling Spaciousness is the presentation,,, lots of airiness compliments the rich, majestic texturing~ Playfulness is an added art.` Each Room, Level or Wing adjoins to a Balcony, CourtYard and The Panoramic,Sky Meadow Lake View~ Nature Trails and Gardens step to the Cayuga Lake ShoreLine~ ~Spa Features include the wonders of Massage,,, thick terry robes are are in place for the `under stars, Hot Tub~ Breakfasts are `Culinary Marvels` `truly a gift~ Select The Morning Cafe` or Private Service. Private, Dinners are sometimes an option. We now have 2 LakeFront Estates with ~Earth Friendly Conciousness~ Come Enjoy The FingerLakes...` Hike, Swim Under Cascading Waterfalls, Visit a Studio Artist,Boat, taste 'the grapes of the wine trails`...then, return to Spectacular, LakeFront Accommodations~ Ithaca, New York is known as a small town of Art & Education~ Lots of fine dining!!!! A Bumper Sticker Reads: "Ithaca, 10 Square miles surrounded by reality!!!! Home to Cornell University, Ithaca College and Certainly, The Heart of The Finger Lakes,,,4+ hours Manhattan /3 hours Niagara Falls. Telephone for Reservations, Gift Certificates & possibly,,, A`Last Minute Special" We Respectfully Honor `the Merrily Merrily~ ...inn' life is bu



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.2

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Awesome in Ithaca

4.6 on July 30, 2014

Just spent 2 nights at Cayuga Lakefront Country Inn. We stayed in the 3rd floor room with a spectacular view of Lake Cayuga. Host Diane was not only a great Inn keeper, she gave us great restaurant recos and prepared the most healthy and delicious breakfasts you could ever hope for. The room was very comfortable and the fresh breeze blowing off the lake and up the hillside was exhilarating. Excellent staff. We will be back again soon!


5 on May 06, 2013

My girlfriends and I stayed for two nights at this lovely Bed and Breakfast! We had an amazing time! Our room was absoutely beautiful and Diane, the innkeeper was just a perfect hostess! We definitely want to come again!


4.4 on April 18, 2013

There is no receptionist behind a desk 24 hrs. a day (although help is only moments away). There are no vending/ice machines on each floor (although the very helpful, friendly staff serves a gourmet breakfast to you daily, in your room should you wish, or in the sun-splashed dining room with floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the gentle slope of a verdant hill which unfolds before you to a beautiful lake, across which, at night, the lights of Ithaca, New York, twinkle). There is no uniformed staff which looks like they were belched from some national management training center. It feels more like you are house-guests (if you are fortunate enough to have friends with a weekend home with a half-billion dollar view which can be experienced from the hot tub). My wife and I luckily chose to spend our 29th wedding anniversary weekend here (April, 2013). How can you estimate the value of an inn-keeper so generous as to arrange for a bouquet of roses when she heard of our occasion; so thoughtful as to leave the flowers just outside the door of our room, least we be allergic? A wonderful experience in a wonderful part of New York State.

A very memorable experience

5 on September 05, 2012

We were looking for a last second, weekend getaway and stumbled across this hidden gem. The facilities were gorgeous, intimate and tastefully put together. The service was second to none and the staff were so warm and welcoming. We were able to enjoy everything this place has to offer and also had the added luxury of doing so privately. The pictures don't do it any justice, this place truly is magnificent. We are looking forward to our next visit and being served a gourmet breakfast on the balcony with a beautiful view. Thanks again Dianne!


2.0 on July 15, 2012

While this is a nice spot, the breakfast service was ad hoc and left much to be desired. Run like a commune-with a different cook each morning-there was no cereal, no fruit, no yoguart and no breakfast service to speak of for the first two days. The cooked breakfast was minimalist and not sustaining. I put in a request and the cook on the third day provided fruit salad - still "out of cereal"!. I have stayed in B&B's at half the cost and had substantial., quality meals. This B&B needs to get more professional.

Time to relax

5 on May 29, 2012

We just returned from a wonderful night at this B&B. Today is my birthday and our wedding anniversary (May 29th). We had the top room. I just relaxed during this stay and read many of the books here and there at the Inn. My husband loved showing me his old college town (Cornell). As recommended, there were so many nice places to pick up a deli style “picnic” to eat on our balcony (best view in town). Thank you for making such a creative and relaxing place.

An absolute must visit

3.8 on May 22, 2012

We stayed here last night and it was the most amazing experience! We had a fantastic time and the view is like nothing I have seen in the U.S.! Diane, the owner, could not have been more sweet and helpful! The breakfast was very good as well and we had dinner in town at the Boat Yard, which was AMAZING! The only thing I would say could use some work would be the hot tub. It was really dirty and needed about another 5 inches of water in it. I can honestly say I have not been so relaxed since I don't know when! This is definitely a must visit and we fully intend to go back soon!

A slice of heaven

5 on July 16, 2009

Diane and the staff are so genuine and welcoming, you feel at home the minute your in their presence. The decor and the serenity of your surroundings forces you to put your hectic day to day lifestyle aside and get back in touch with the inner tranquility and peacefulness of the very being you are. The rooms are an adventure, your never know what interesting reading you may find or the many possibilities to entertain your inner child. The food and service is outstanding and you will never go away unsatisfied. Whether your alone or with your sweetie you can be guaranteed an experience which you will carry with you. And when reflecting back on the time you spent here, it will ultimately bring a smile to your face and a moment of tranquility you will always cherish

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Location Type

Water Falls, Lakeside, Wine country

Area Attractions

Lake, Live Music, Nature area, The FingerLakes, Cayuga Lake, Ithaca~, Cayuga Lake is Central FingerLakes Wine Country~, Heart to The Ithaca Art Region~, Cornell/ Ithaca College/Ithaca Town,,,Minutes!, LakeFront Accommodations: The Cayuga Wine Trail", FingerLakes Wine Country `Central~, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Wedding Facilities , high speed internet service

Room amenities

Fireplace, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Cayuga Lake Accommodations/NY Finger Lakes Central, Cayuga Lake Accommodations/NY Finger Lakes Central, Cayuga Lake Accommodations/NY Finger Lakes Central, Cayuga Lake Accommodations/NY Finger Lakes Central, Cayuga Lake Accommodations/NY Finger Lakes Central, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Designated, De Lightfull Level
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

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Dianne rutherford

Languages spoken

lightning bug...

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About the innkeepers

Impacted by my belief in total comfort,and my love of rich, majestic textiles , I am currently designing and crafting Indoor Hammocks. A Jacquard-Brocaded beauty swings on each Level. And if the weather be inviting,the hammock adapts to columns on your private, garden-veranda...

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"Culinary Marvels"

  • Time Served: fresh, nutritous and yummy
  • Serving Location: Fresh Air Cafe', Optional In-Room/Private Overlook Delivery, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , by request

Signature Dish

French Fruited Suffle'/Freshed Squeezed Juices
way yummy!


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Eastern Shore of , Cayuga Lake Road, Ithaca, NY 14882 USA (Show map)

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