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The Turret House B&B

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

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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.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.2

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A Lovely Stay

3.8 on November 17, 2014

If you're visiting the Ithaca/Finger Lakes area, this is a delightful, affordable, and enjoyable B&B in which to stay. My wife and I stayed here for a quick weekend getaway, and it was everything we needed. Nice rooms, quiet location, delicious breakfast, and just a quick 15-minute drive to central Ithaca. Nancy took great care of us, and there's little to say beyond that! A wonderful choice for B&B. We recommend.

Ithaca trip

4.0 on November 05, 2014

Glad to have found a unique place like the Turret House

Very charming and friendly, extremely clean and well kept.

4.4 on October 22, 2014

This is a lovely B & B in a very quiet and safe location. It was more convenient than we expected for getting to and from Cornell in Ithaca. Nice decor, comfy pillows and beds. Only the suite (which we stayed in) has a private bath, I believe. The owner is super friendly and breakfast was nicely done. The only negative comment is the lack of sound insulation with the next room (connected by a French door), so if you want "audio privacy" that is an issue between those two rooms. The whole place was extremely clean and well kept.

Charming old home in Dryden NY with a friendly innkeeper

4.0 on October 21, 2014

Charming old home in Dryden NY with a friendly innkeeper


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.

Lovely home just outside the bustle of Ithaca

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Very nice B & B I have stayed in

3.6 on August 08, 2014

Very nice B & B I have stayed in

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.

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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

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

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $185

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Location Type



Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.)

Directions to property:

From Route 81N: Exit 9, turn left exit onto Route 221W. *11.5 miles, turn right onto Route 38. 6.2 miles to Dryden. Go through light, make left onto Elm Street. Next left is Library Street. Third house on right. Park on street. From Route 81S: Exit 9, turn right onto Route 221W. Follow from *above. Park on street. From Ithaca: Route 13N, 13 miles. Library Street is on the left, next to the library. Fourth house on left. Park on street. From Cortland: Route 13S, 6.5 miles. Pass Valaro Gas, make second right(Elm Street). Next left is Library Street. Park in front of house.

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: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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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