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Cottage at the Homestead
Cottage at the Homestead
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

A cozy cottage with 30 acres of forest trails and farm to explore. Large windows bring in warm sunshine to nice size rooms. An open floor plan with walk out patio for hanging at the kitchen bar or in front of the wood stove. EV charging station and a quick walk to the bus stop. Farm fresh eggs await!

The space

Located down a long gravel drive in the quiet town of Dryden, we have a previously earth-bermed home with an open floor plan, wood stove, dining room, living room, 2 full bathrooms, 1 large half bath, laundry, wireless internet, EV charging station and 30, private, hilly acres to explore. Our home is unique and very peaceful.
*A past review mentioned sulphur smelling water, we have since installed a state of the art green sand filter and the water has no smell.

For Bedrooms we have
1. Private room with queen bed and attached full bathroom
2. Private room with Standard Size Bed
3. Private room with Queen bed
4. Private room with a crib and a futon bed
5. Sofa in Living room (this is not a private room)

We have a pack and play, high chair and booster seat so you don't need to tow those along.

Outdoors we have a patio, grill, gardens, pond (you can swim, fish and take out the canoe or paddle boat, ice skate, sled, snowshoe), 30 acres of land with open fields for games (we have volleyball, bocce ball, disc golf and others we can set up). We have a sheep and chicken barn, grapes, pear and baby raspberry orchards, and plenty of serene settings for photos.

Guests are welcome to BBQ. We have outdoor tables, chairs and a grill and we are set up for outdoor entertaining.

No Smoking and No Pets Allowed.

4-night min for 2015 Cornell Graduation. $600 per night. (Discount available for longer stays)

3-night min for IC Graduation, Cornell Law Graduation, SUNY Cortland Graduation, Reunion Weekend, and Parents Weekend. If requests come in at same time, preference given to those who need it for longer than 3 nights. $600 per night.

We also rent the house and property out for other events or occasions for the rate of $600 per night, 2-night min (family reunions, bridal parties).

Discounts available for longer stays.

Guest access

House, 30 acres of property, farm, pond, hiking trails, EV charging station

Interaction with guests

We want your stay to be wonderful, so just tell us what you will need and we will accommodate.

Other things to note

We have a farm with farm animals and gardens that will need attention so we will be around the grounds feeding them and caring for the property at certain times. We do our best not to disturb our guests and will make it a point to not disrupt your stay.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people $41 AUD / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee $68 AUD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $302 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please, NO PETS. NO SMOKING...and we would really appreciate it if you could please remove shoes upon entering the home. THANK YOU!

We expect guests to treat our home with respect. It is a special place for us that we want to share with you and we would appreciate it being left the way that you discovered...only with a few more stories attached :)

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
4 nights minimum stay

44 Reviews

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Richard User Profile
October 2017
We liked the place so well when we stayed here last year that we came back again this year. We may return again next year.

George User Profile
August 2017
Theresa's place was clean, comfortable and ideally situated for our needs. Theresa herself was very communicative, completely understanding and flexible to our needs. If you're in the Dryden/Finger Lakes area than I definitely recommend it.
Theresa User Profile
Response from Theresa:
Thanks so much, George! A great group...We hope to have you back :)
August 2017

John User Profile
August 2017
Secluded house, nice trails, loved the patio and chiminea. In between Cortland and Ithaca which was great. Great renovations to the house.

Sean User Profile
July 2017
Rick and Theresa were great hosts. The property is beautiful and expansive, with a small pond and sheep on the opposite side from the cottage. It's a clean, spacious and very functional cottage. We would stay here again.

Matthew User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful home in a beautiful area. We really enjoyed ourselves. Great pond for paddle boating and we spent hours just fishing. Very quite and a really great place to escape the world. Plus it was only a few miles away from a lovely little town. Great for a family trip.

Patrick User Profile
June 2017
Rick and Theresa were excellent hosts. We had a toddler, 2 infants, and 4 adults with us and it was perfect. There was a room with lots of toys and a swing set for the kids. The property is huge and includes sheep, a pond, and a tractor that my son enjoyed pretending to drive. We hope to come back soon.

Suzy User Profile
April 2017
We stayed at the cottage for four days while we were house-hunting in the area. The house was a great combination of cozy and spacious. Our children enjoyed visiting the farm animals, sitting in front of the wood stove, playing on the swing set, and eating the farm fresh eggs. We had to make some changes to our reservation at the last minute, and the hosts were very flexible and gracious. A nice getaway from urban life.

Rick and I are easy going, world travelers. We met overseas while studying and spent time working on farms in Europe and driving across the great USA before returning to work in Ithaca. We love meeting folks and sharing adventures.

We believe that putting goodness out into the universe will generate goodness in return.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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