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The Turret House B&B

9 Library Street , Dryden, NY USA (Show map)
36 Reviews
$85 - $185
per night

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On a quiet tree-lined street enjoy a wonderful night's sleep in this Queen Anne Colonial. Lovingly restored 1897 home is listed in National Registry of Historic Places. It has a 2-1/2 story turret and wonderful wrap-around porch, making it the most interesting house in Dryden. The architectural details inside are a delight and original artwork adorns the walls. Three tastefully designed bedrooms await you. Enjoy delicious homemade breakfast in the sunny dining/art gallery room.

Rooms & Rates

Lavender Oasis

Colorful and whimsical with lavender walls, antique furniture and Laura Ashley accents. Twin beds allow you to come with a friend and share the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120-$135

Dusty Rose Retreat

The Victorian color of dusty rose infuses this room with warmth. A window seat and colonial furniture will take you back in time as you sleep in your comfy queen bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120-$135

Golden Luxury Suite

Enter through French doors to beautiful parquet floors, period mahogany furniture and golden walls. Rest the night away on a plush Vera Wang queen mattress. A sitting room with trundle bed which sleeps 2 is adjacent. Enjoy a glass of wine or snack at the table. Additional television is provided and each room has AC. Private bath features a stand-alone marble shower and sunken tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165-$185

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.3

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Great stay at the Turret House!

5 on July 29, 2014

Nancy was a great host! Very neat and clean rooms, great breakfast. We would stay again! Thanks!

Lovely B&B near Ithaca

4.2 on July 03, 2014

This is a beautiful and well maintained old house in Dryden, a short drive from Ithaca. It's on a quiet side street and we slept well. Our room was large and comfortable. Breakfast was very good. Nancy is a warm and caring host. We recommend it.

Perfect Backdrop

4.6 on April 30, 2014

My sister and I shared the Lavender Oais room during our week-long stay at the Turret House. We came from Colorado searching for long lost ancestors in the Tompkins County area and this charming home was the perfect backdrop. Dryden is a short distance to the historical societies and courthouses where we did our research and to the many scenic waterfalls and lakeside towns we visited. Our hostess, Nancy, could not have been more helpful or accommodating as we passed in and out over the course of the week. She provided comfortable accommodations, an early morning pot of hot coffee, delicious breakfasts and very good company -- leaving us with very fond memories of rural New York.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review of The Turret House. I enjoyed having you stay here and learning about your adventures over breakfast. If I could rate guests, you would get five stars! Hope to see you again.

Our late summer visit

5 on November 07, 2013

We had a lovely stay at The Turret House in late August. The beds were comfy, the house is beautiful and the breakfasts were delicious. The house is very convenient to Ithaca and on a quiet street. We enjoyed our host, Nancy and we would highly recommend staying at this terrific B&B! Wendy and Tom Mullin

Above and beyond

4.4 on August 28, 2013

Beautiful house and the hostess Nancy went above and beyond to welcome us. Will definitely return.

Class Act

4.4 on August 28, 2013

Only a late cancellation enabled my daughter and I to stay in the suite at this charming old home In Dryden, New York, while moving my daughter into the law school dorm at Cornell. We loved the place, the company and the warm hospitality Nancy provided. We'll be back when we next visit our daughter.

Fair stay

3.2 on August 25, 2013

Our recent stay makes me wonder if the previous people who gave this 4-5 stars have ever stayed in a B/B before. Having stayed in many B/B, was very let down at this one. There are many others in the area for comparable price that put more effort into it. Okay the pros: extremely quiet at night, clean, Nancy very friendly and accommadating. The cons: you can hear your fellow guests next door, TVs in each room…can hear that too; beds are old, saggy, squeaky, HORRIBLE pillows…like rock; breakfast certainly not gourmet (food average ,nothing to write home about) and no butter or jelly or juice provided; and my number one complaint…it DOES NOT SAY anywhere that there is a SHARED BATHROOM. Okay, fine, but provide bathrobes so I don’t have to walk back to my room in my nightie. Also no bath mat on floor or rail to hold onto getting out of shower, being very slippery and dangerous. No personnel amenties such as lotion, shampoo/conditioner, only a large bottle of some green shampoo for community use. Same handtowel for everyone (I don’t know these people…I would like disposable towels). Décor is dated,(and I don’t mean 1890’s), it is kind of like faux Victorian meets That’ 70’s show.

Innkeeper Response
Before taking this review seriously, please check out this person's other vicious reviews under eastcoastfoodie on Tripadvisor. She finds fault endlessly as if she is an arbiter of all that is good in food and B&Bs. She said my beds? were saggy and squeaky, when she only rented one bed. I have made a point of asking guests and they all say the bed is very comfortable. I treated her with kindness and courtesy, welcoming her to my beautiful home with lovely gardens, original artwork, wonderful chandeliers, fabulous hardwood floors, great wrap-around porch on a lovely street with access to main road just 1/2 block away. Some people, you cannot please!

Romantic and Cozy

5 on August 21, 2013

It is very different from the big bustling city and we needed a break from all that. My husband and I appreciated the unique charm of the house and the tranquility all around us. We will definitely be coming back.

A decent B&B

3.0 on August 13, 2013

Not at all a bad B&B. We had to share a bathroom, which we usually don't do, but it worked out and was clean. The house was quite clean and quiet. Dryden turned out to be a nicer town than I expected. The B&B was a good value compared to hotel rates nearby in Ithaca. Breakfast was on the smaller side, but quite tasty. Nancy was quite a good hostess. Parking is not a problem. The house was older but quite clean. There is no central AC but there are window air conditioners instead.

Great Value

5 on August 11, 2013

I stayed here for one night while passing through town and everything was excellent. The room was clean, comfortable, and the weekday rate was a great value. Breakfast was complete, but simple. Nothing gourmet but everything was very good and delicious. The location is convenient, only about a 15-20 minute drive Ithaca and other attractions. The town of Dryden has a small downtown with bars/restaurants within walking distance. There is plenty on street and off street parking available. Nancy, the innkeeper, was great. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

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Location Type



Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.)

Directions to property:

Route 13S. From Cortland, approx. 6.5 miles to Dryden. When you see Valaro Gas, take second right (Elm Street). First left in Library Street, third house on right. Park in front.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cornell University, Ithaca College, SUNY Cortland, Cayuga Lake and Wine Trail, Robert H.Treman State Park, Greek Peak Ski Resort, Taughannock Falls State Park, Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca Farmers' Market., Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay, full deposit required. 50% deposit for longer stay.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation 14 days before reservation date, $25.00 service charge. Cancellation within 14 days of date, one night charged. Cancellation within 14 hours, entire stay charged. No refund due to weather conditions - Trip insurance recommended.



Nancy Werany

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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9 Library Street , Dryden, NY USA (Show map)

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