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Private Suite in Beautiful Old Farm House
Private Suite in Beautiful Old Farm House
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

Gorgeous Mother-In-Law Suite in Historical 170 y.o. Farm House. With 3 floor to ceiling windows, this suite has plenty of light & lovely views of the hills. Private kitchen is fully stocked & there is a bathroom en suite. The house is situated on the Finger Lake Trails & walking distance from the Jim Schug Trail. Just 13 miles from Downtown Ithaca, 10 Miles from Greek Peak Ski Resort & within a short drive of all the spectacular Vineyards, Gorges & Waterfalls the Finger Lakes has to offer!

The space

The Purvis Farm was settled in the early 1800s & became a prosperous venture for the Purvis Family. By the 1960s much of the land had been sold off, primarily to the Cornell Agriculture School. It is currently surrounded by Cornell owned crops that feed their dairy cows about a mile down the highway. We are only the 3rd owners of this stunning piece of property; it changed hands for the first time in the early 1980s after a fire in the wood shed damaged much of it. The family who purchased the home prior to us lovingly restored it to it's former glory. We only recently acquired the home ourselves, & though she needs a good paint job, she truly is a beautiful home rich with history. If you're interested in learning more, we would be happy to share photos & stories of the original Purvis Family during your visit. Just ask!

Guest access

Guests have a private entrance & the suite is on the second floor. There is a lovely balcony with table and chairs just outside of the suite that guests are welcome to use. The kitchen is fully stocked with serving for 4, wine & champagne glasses, tumblers, pots, pans, bake ware, cutlery, a microwave, large toaster oven, & coffee maker. The bathroom has basic toiletries & towels for guest use. Additionally, there is an iron and ironing board in the room, a sizable hanging closet, a space heater, small HEPA filter, and a TV with a moderate selection of DVDs. We do not have cable, but we do have wifi available.

Interaction with guests

We are available in the main house (or by phone/text) should you require anything at all. We love interacting with guests, but respect that some visitors are seeking a more private experience. As such, we will interact as much or as little as guests prefer. We only ask that we are immediately alerted if something goes wrong so that we may swiftly remedy the situation.

Other things to note

***Although all guest accommodations are kept completely pet free, we must disclose that we have cats & a rabbit in the main house. We run two HEPA filters 24/7 and vacuum several times per week. We have friends and family with allergies and so endeavor to eradicate as much dander as possible. Please use your judgment when booking; if you know that you are sensitive or have severe allergies & do choose to stay with us, please be sure to keep your Claritin on hand just in case! ***

Smoking is outdoors only and we ask that you use the provided ashtrays or throw away your cigarette butts in the trash after fully extinguished. Please do not flush them as we have a septic system.

To that end, the fire extinguisher is in the kitchen, under the sink :)

We would also appreciate it if you used the available coasters for your hot & cold beverages to protect the furniture/ window sills. Thank you in advance for this.

As a side note, we have the most delicious, clean & crisp tap water I have ever tasted in my life. Allegedly, the same water that feeds our well is also bottled and sold. It's that good!

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $123 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 5PM - 9PM
Check out by 1PM

- Smoking allowed outside only
- Please make an effort to recycle
- Please use available coasters for beverages
- Allert Hosts immediately if something breaks/goes wrong
- Do not flush anything other than toilette paper; we have a septic system that can't handle anything else

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are a few steps up to the entrance and one flight of stairs up to the suite
Potential for noise - There is farm equipment working the fields from time-to-time. We also have to run the mower at least 1x per week, typically in the afternoons
Pet(s) live on property - We have cats & a rabbit. They are not allowed in guest accomodations & we run HEPA filters. Please see full description for details
Amenity limitations - Because we live in the country, our Wifi is not the strongest & has difficulty with streaming.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

8 Reviews

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Brian User Profile
October 2017
Upon arriving at our airbnb, the farmhouse looked stunning, with scenic views and beautiful decor surrounding the home. Check-in with Jesse was fairly simple, as he showed us around the suite we were staying in and all the amenities that came along with it. The suite has its own separate entrance which is great for privacy or for those nights when you are coming back late and you don't want to disturb anyone's slumber. The Purvis Farmhouse has a rich history which was incredibly interesting to learn about as both myself and my girlfriend are history buffs. Jesse told us a few history facts about the house as he guided us through the suite. Our favorite detail of the house is the porch, where a couple of chairs and a table are provided for a quiet breakfast or a relaxing night to look at the stars. We wish we had more time to explore the grounds of the farmhouse but unfortunately, we were only there for 2 days. He told us there is a hiking trail as well so we will absolutely check that out next time. We would highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a private getaway or just a trip to escape the big city and enjoy nature's wonders. Thank you Jesse and Angela for being wonderful and gracious hosts! We will be coming back for sure!

Cecilia User Profile
October 2017
Angela and Jesse are very gracious and accommodating hosts. If you are an cat lover you won't mind the mild cat odor but if your not you may have a slight issue. Its a beautiful home in a great location.
Angela & Jesse User Profile
Response from Angela & Jesse:
Hi Cecelia, we are terribly sorry that you had any discomfort during your stay. We want our guests to have a wonderful experience all around. We wish you had addressed it with us, rather than suffer in silence, as there is an additional HEPA filter kept in the guest closet for use. As for an odor, we are surprised to hear this; our myriad of guests have not mentioned such a thing. Of course, everyone’s sensitivities are different. That said, it is clearly outlined in our House Manual that while there are pets on premises, they have never had access to guest accommodations. We do recommend thoroughly reviewing each Host’s House Manual prior to booking so that there are no surprises. And absolutely mention any discomfort or concerns to your hosts so that they can be addressed in real time. We maintain that you were a lovely guest and wish you happy travels in the future!
October 2017

Linda User Profile
September 2017
Angela and Jesse have a lovely, special place in the countryside outside of Ithaca, NY. Very private, comfortable and cozy place in a beautiful setting. The hosts are friendly and helpful. Highly recommend a stay there

Carolyn User Profile
September 2017
Look no further! Quiet, peaceful setting in a gorgeous historic farmhouse on a beautiful property conveniently located to Ithaca and Cortland. You have your own kitchen, bathroom and private entrance and wonderful hosts who have thought of every detail (down to a wide-selection of DVD/Bluerays). There is a nature trail just minutes from the property and you will sleep well in the cozy and elegant bed. The suite is tastefully decorated with fitting antiques and there is plenty of room to get comfortable. Home away from home! Perfect for a romantic getaway or a retreat to unwind. I definitely hope to stay again in the future and highly recommend this listing and its lovely hosts.

Tanya User Profile
August 2017
This a very comfortable place in a private setting. Close to Ithaca (20 min drive) and a hiking trail (5 min ). You have a full use of the grounds to walk around, pick some blueberries and play ball or other games if you have equipment. There is cute balcony next to the bedroom where you could seat in the morning or evening and listen to the country sounds. Jesse was very attentive and caring and gave us a few recommendations. Thank you!

Jessica User Profile
August 2017
Stayed with a friend to explore Ithaca's waterfalls. Such a lovely place to stay! Fully stocked kitchen came in very handy. Angela and Jesse were very accommodating!

Torben User Profile
August 2017
Mini apartment with a real authentic country flair. Being from Europe it made me feel home. Clean and in a quiet hiking environment. Hosts very attentive to requests.

Dryden, New York, United StatesJoined in July 2016
Angela & Jesse User Profile

Hello! Jesse & I are small business owners in the Ithaca area dealing in antiques and second hand goods. I am also a licensed therapist and work part time as a social worker to continue to give back to the community. We love road trips and have used AirBnB in the past with great experiences. We've recently moved into a fantastic old farm house (so much history!) with the intention of starting a family. As it is now, the house is too big for just the two of us and so we decided to open our home to fellow travelers. The air is fresh, the views are gorgeous, and we just don't want to keep it all to ourselves!

Jesse is a native Ithacan with 25 years experience as a Hair Stylist. I was born in Michigan and lived in NYC for 20 years up until recently. I have a background in performing and social work and needless to say, we both enjoy being around people. We hope that you choose to stay with us and experience the beauty we are fortunate to wake up to every morning.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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