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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $120-$135
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.
Nightly Rate: $165-$185
5 on August 17, 2014
We stayed here for two nights. It is a lovely B&B, very clean, neat and affordable. The breakfasts were also very yummy! We would definitely stay here again. The Innkeeper is delightful.
5 on August 14, 2014
The Turret House had everything I could want in a B&B: a comfortable, clean room, an engaging and helpful host, a lovely home, and of course, delicious breakfast. The Turret House is located about 15 minutes outside of Ithaca, on a quiet street opposite the public library. Our hostess, Nancy, was helpful, accommodating, and had a great sense of humor. Compared to downtown Ithaca, her rates were very reasonable, and her home is gorgeous, nicely appointed but not overdone. The house is also just a short bike ride from the beginning of the Jim Schaug rail trail, which runs from the center of Dryden to Dryden Lake, a gentle and beautiful 4 mile ride. I would recommend this B&B to anyone without hesitation--it was simply terrific.
Thank you so much for your gracious review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay here. I am very happy when guests enjoy this wonderful house as much as I do. I also get to enjoy the adventures of my guests as they experience the Finger Lakes and all the great things this area offers. Thank you again for choosing The Turret House, and I hope to see you again.
3.6 on August 08, 2014
Very nice B & B I have stayed in
5 on July 29, 2014
Nancy was a great host! Very neat and clean rooms, great breakfast. We would stay again! Thanks!
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.
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.
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.
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
4.4 on August 28, 2013
Beautiful house and the hostess Nancy went above and beyond to welcome us. Will definitely return.
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.
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.
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!
Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.)
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.
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