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“Peaceful little place with everything we needed”
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Very good
14 reviews
pillow top mattress with freshly ironed sheets
study area stocked with info on local attractions
fully stocked kitchenette including local breakfast treat
pots, dishes, supplies, etc. meet all your needs for an extended stay
private entrance with private deck - completely self enclosed
walk in shower with seating and grab bars
local information and reading material.
decorated with original art depicting Cornell by international artist Pen King
quiet, peaceful street
private deck for enjoying your morning coffee
wildlife galore! Enjoy them from your private deck.
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ithaca, Finger Lakes, New York

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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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Cathie C
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful little place with everything we needed”
Reviewed August 10, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We really enjoyed this little half house within walking distance of Cornell Lab of Ornithology.. The surrounds are lovely, quiet and leafy green. Chris and Cindy have provided everything that is necessary and are very welcoming. Thank you!

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Management Response
Aug 11, 2016
We had Kestrels in the backyard this week! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and it was handy for your work at the Lab of Ornithology.
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Alina G
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Warm, clean, peaceful and cozy!”
Reviewed June 14, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Thank you, Chris, for hosting my mum and sister while they were in Ithaca for graduation week! The apartment was beautifully decorated and we were so appreciative to find a well-stocked kitchen and bathroom. They had a very comfortable and peaceful stay and it was a lovely place for my family to hang out and celebrate graduation!

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Management Response
Jun 15, 2016
Thank you Alina and congrats!
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Cris2019
Los Altos, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very pleasant”
Reviewed August 25, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our host was generous and let our college bound son to stay with us at this 2-person place. It was located in a quiet neighborhood close to Cornell, bank, and shopping mall, very convenient for us to access everything to get our son settled in the dorm.
Everything was clean and neat. The kitchenette offered just the right items for me to make a good breakfast: eggs, muffins, fresh fruits, oats, orange juice, even real half-and-half for coffee. The mattress was a bit squeaky but comfortable.
Overall, this was just the right place for us.

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Liked best: Closeness to Cornell and shopping mall
Liked least: Noisy bed
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway
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Stephen R
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely, quiet, and convenient lodging--two thumbs up!”
Reviewed June 23, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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My bride and I stayed in the Alley House for our honeymoon and had a wonderful experience. This was my first time both for the Alley House and Flipkey/tripadvisor, so I didn't know what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The cleanliness, quiet setting, amenities, and kindness were all as advertised and then some. Being a runner, I also enjoyed the local walking trails in close proximity to the house. We were able to do a little cooking and get to all the places we wanted to see in Ithaca with just a short drive. It's just far enough out to feel far away, but close enough to be easily accessible. I highly recommend the Alley House to Ithaca visitors.

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Liked best: The convenient location, privacy, and ability to cook.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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YuarnChan...
1 review
“Staying at The Alley House is totally enjoyable!”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The place is clean and quiet, the location is convenient, and the service is just wonderful! Chris is very friendly, helpful and considerate. I will definitely recommend to anyone who would like to have a pleasant visit in Ithaca.

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PeachyD
MetroWest Boston
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comfortable stay in Cozy apartment”
Reviewed May 11, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We were in town for a couple of concerts at Cornell. The apartment was just perfect for our needs. It was immaculate and supplied everything - from breakfast foods to shampoo and conditioner. The bedroom is spacious and we slept well. We saw deer in the yard which was quiet and peaceful. I would recommend this spot if you are visiting the area.

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John Z
1 review
“Friendly owners, nice, well stocked apartment, great location”
Reviewed May 9, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The Alley House is a nicely furnished small apartment near Ithaca. The apartment was clean and stocked when we arrived. The apartment has a bedroom, small living area and kitchen. We had several home-cooked meals there, using the stove, refridge, and microwave. The owners were friendly and helpful, but also gave us privacy.

Ithaca is a small town, so we were able to get around quickly from the Alley House. Cornell is just a few miles away. We also visited the Cornell bird sanctuary, which is really close to the Alley House. It was a great experience, and we plan to stay there again.

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Liked best: Location, comfort, tv had HDMI port for plugging in laptops
Liked least: Stovetop is a little funky.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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