On a quiet side street enjoy a wonderful night's sleep in this Queen Anne Victorian. Home is listed in National Registry of Historic Places and features an unusual 2-1/2 story turret and wonderful wrap-around porch. Unique architectural details and original artwork throughout. Cozy and comfortable with three spacious bedrooms. Enjoy delicious homemade breakfast in the sunny dining 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: $135/$120
Enter through french doors to beautiful parquet floors, period furniture and golden walls. Rest the night away on a plush queen mattress. A sitting room with daybed is adjacent for another guest or for relaxing. Sit at the table with a glass of wine or snack. Private bath features a separate marble shower and large sunken tub.
Nightly Rate: $185/$165
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cornell University, Cayuga Lake, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Robert H.Treman State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, Greek Peak Ski Resort, Performing Theater, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
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Air conditioning, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi