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Unique Garden Yurt Surrounded by Waterfalls

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Living room with pull out full sized futon. Pellet stove keeps the yurt cozy all winter
Full kitchen stocked with cooking supplies and table service
Master bedroom w/full size memory foam bed and DVD player

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
5 nights minimum 
Cottage
Stay in an elegantly appointed, ecologically friendly yurt set in a breathtaking discovery garden only 12 minutes south of Ithaca in Newfield, NY. Climbing Vine Cottage offers style and comfort with eclectic details throughout. The artistically-designed, fully equipped kitchen delights with nature-inspired knobs and pulls on each cabinet. Lovely hardwood dining table comfortably seats 6. Hutch holds quirky high-quality table service to make dinner parties look great. Master bedroom features full-size memory foam bed for ultimate comfort plus flat screen TV and DVD. Relax in the living room on a White Lotus full-size futon couch (makes a very comfortable bed!) in front of a flickering fire. The yurt stays cozy with a thermostat-controlled wood pellet stove (pellets are provided). Kids love...Stay in an elegantly appointed, ecologically friendly yurt set in a breathtaking discovery garden only 12 minutes south of Ithaca in Newfield, NY. Climbing Vine Cottage offers style and comfort with eclectic details throughout. The artistically-designed, fully equipped kitchen delights with nature-inspired knobs and pulls on each cabinet. Lovely hardwood dining table comfortably seats 6. Hutch holds quirky high-quality table service to make dinner parties look great. Master bedroom features full-size memory foam bed for ultimate comfort plus flat screen TV and DVD. Relax in the living room on a White Lotus full-size futon couch (makes a very comfortable bed!) in front of a flickering fire. The yurt stays cozy with a thermostat-controlled wood pellet stove (pellets are provided). Kids love hanging out in the clubhouse/loft area which has two twin beds, down comforters and a dome window for incredible star gazing. Expect to be delighted! Climbing Vine Cottage is only 12 minutes south of Ithaca but you can do and see a lot before you even get into your car. Explore the wild flower field or play ball on the game and party field. Walk a trail through the forest or hike down to the gorge to see ice carved waterfalls. You don't have to go far to experience the wonder of the Finger Lakes Region. Up the road you'll find great fruit picking and cider doughnuts at Little Tree Orchards or go two miles further and drive through Newfield's Historic Covered Bridge. Climbing Vine Cottage is the perfect spring board for day trips to the Grassroots Festival and the Ithaca Festival, the Wine Trail, our award winning Ithaca Farmer's Market, great hiking and biking, the beautiful Cayuga Lake, the Sciencenter, world famous gorges and waterfalls, Greek Peak, great dining, the Ithaca Commons and international events sponsored by Cornell and Ithaca College. Experience what makes our region unique!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Well behaved pets are sometimes allowed--please inquire.
Bedrooms
1 Full1 Sofa2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Michelle M
Hosting since May 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live nearby and are available to help with anything you need! I'm happy to give a garden tour when you come and I can show you which things are ready to harvest in the garden and orchard--in the spring, summer and fall the hens are usually laying eggs so I can show you where and how to harvest them as well! I'm also happy to offer tips and advice for seeing and experiencing the best of this beautiful part of the world!

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Reviews (22)
Alf T
Alf T
Hamar, Norway60 contributions
The perfect place to stay in Finger Lakes
Our family of four (children aged 12 and 14) enjoyed our stay in the yurt. The yurt itself is perfect for a family of our size. The children liked to sleep upstairs, and we had a bedroom downstairs. There is a fully equipped kitchen where you can make your own food, and it’s great to be able to collect fresh eggs every day. The combined living room and kitchen worked very well for us. There is a nice and big dining table, and a good sofa to sit in. For smaller children there is a corner with smaller chairs and a table, and there are plenty of games and books there. Very nice. The bathroom is not big, but functional. The shower is good, and plenty of hot water. What we liked best about this stay is that you are living in the countryside in the middle of the beautiful nature of the Finger Lakes area. Michelle and her family are great hosts, and make you feel at ease and at home. Michelle has a wonderful garden, and as guests in the yurt you are invited to harvest from it. We were also invited to use the badminton court and our children loved that. We played for hours. Our children also loved feeding the fish in the pond, looking for the frogs and visiting the chickens. No need to go anywhere, you can spend the entire day at home. There is however so much to see in the Finger Lakes area, that you should plan for a longer stay, and at least walk some of the beautiful gorges in the area. We went to Robert Treman park and to Watkins Glen. Both very worth it. Watkins Glen is the one that is highest rated on TripAdvisor, but we enjoyed the one in Robert Treman park the most. It is a longer walk, and you see so many beautiful waterfalls. The best gorge experience though is without doubt the one that is next door to the yurt. You only have to walk five minutes from the house. There’s a path leading into the woods, and a small bell telling you that you’re on the right way. In the T-crossing, you take left, and after a short while you will have to climb down to the gorge. In the gorge you go to the right and follow the river upstream. At some parts you will have to get wet up to your waist to get through. We brought our swimwear and shoes that can get wet. Watershoes would be perfect. It is so beautiful there, and it is wonderful to be all alone there. I would highly recommend everyone to do this, and perhaps Michelle could make a simple map with some pictures and explanation, to make sure everyone finds their way. Ithaca is a natural place to go for shopping and restaurants, but there are also nice places to eat in Newfield, and the covered bridge there is worth the visit. We can recommend staying in the yurt. We had a wonderful time there. The only thing we didn’t enjoy was that the beds were too hard for us, especially the double bed. I have read that also some of the other guests has commented on this. I thought I wouldn’t mind, as I sleep well everywhere, but the bed here was not comfortable for me. I hope Michelle will do something about that, because that would make the yurt perfect.
Visited July 2019
Written July 15, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MellyJoy
MellyJoy
Hamilton, Canada1 contribution
WE LOVED THE YURT
It was more than we expected! Beautiful on the outside with gardens, fish ponds, and chicken coops! Our kids loved exploring. Inside was clean and inviting with fire already going, books and toys for kids, and everything we could have needed. We enjoyed feeding the fish, picking kale, hikes, visiting the chickens, playing games inside, and sleeping up in the loft as a family! Memories we will take with us until we return. Michelle was a lovely host!
Visited October 2018
Written October 14, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ambassador398689
Ambassador398689
Yay! Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm really happy you enjoyed being here. It's my pleasure to be able to share our land and yurt and I look forward to seeing you all again someday!
Written October 15, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephgk
Stephgk
Rockville, MD4 contributions
First time staying in a yurt!
Wonderful experience staying in a yurt surrounded by woods, meadows, and gardens! Much more spacious than expected from the outside view. It was so relaxing to be in this peaceful setting. The owner was very hospitable, even encouraging us to pick vegetables from her garden and eggs from her chicken coop! An additional activity we enjoyed was feeding the goldfish in the ponds. My husband and I are already talking about visiting again in the not too distant future, especially since we also had a great time hiking in the Finger Lakes area with so many beautiful waterfalls!
Visited June 2018
Written July 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

emrphoto
emrphoto
Briarcliff Manor, NY1 contribution
Perfect long weekend!
We loved our stay at Michelle’s yurt! It was clean and comfortable for our family of four (two adults and two teenagers). Lots of towels and fully functioning kitchen with everything we needed for breakfast and light snacks. The kids loved getting eggs from the hen house for breakfast. Beautiful gardens and koi pond - wish we had time to use the fire pit in the field outside the front door. Wonderful short hike to the river and waterfalls - plus very comfortable beds!! Would definitely stay again!!
Visited May 2018
Written May 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jeanne S
Jeanne S
2 contributions
Cozy and cute!
We stayed at the end of April. We managed to get one nice day in for a hike, then enjoyed the wineries and restaurants. Climbing Vine had everything we needed, and we stayed warm on the chilly nights. Michelle is very accommodating and friendly. We enjoyed meeting her and her family very much!
Visited April 2018
Written April 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ambassador398689
Ambassador398689
Thanks for your kind words--I hope you and your daughter come again this summer when the garden is lush and bountiful!
Written May 1, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sue B
Sue B
Jordan, NY65 contributions
St Paddys Day weekend fun couples weekend
Just coming off a great weekend in the yurt. It was a very cold weekend but that makes for great star gazing. It was very dark with no City lights so you could see all the constellations. The kitchen had a pot and pan, utenseils, plates and cups. The water was great from the faucet. Plan to bring zip locks or bowls. We needed to keep the pellets going for heat and a few time a night someone had to get up to do this. Michelle gives a personal lesson when you get there. She mentioned fresh eggs from the chickens but we had brought eggs. Upper loft comfy twin beds but the bedroom and futon may need a bit of cushioning if you don't like very firm beds. Nice radio and we brought games to play. Loved the trails. I would do this weekend again at the yurt but I bet summer is magical there.
Visited March 2018
Written March 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ambassador398689
Ambassador398689
I'm so happy you came and you loved the place! Yes come back in the summer! I bet you'll love to have a bonfire and gather vegetables from the garden!
Written March 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ErieCountyKate
ErieCountyKate
Buffalo, NY18 contributions
Unique Experience in a Lovely Setting
Our family gathered for a weekend in Ithaca. This charming yurt provided a comfortable environment. Michelle was a welcoming hostess and we had everything we could need. The open area of a yurt was great for dining and late night discussions. A loft and one separate bedroom offered privacy. I was impressed at how well everything worked and was designed. The bathroom had a steady supply of hot water for the shower, the kitchen was well equipped. (NOTE: there is no microwave.) Outdoors, we took hikes in the woods, picked berries, gathered eggs, star-gazed and soaked up the beauty and diversity of Ithaca. We feel fortunate to have had this distinctive experience.
Visited July 2017
Written July 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Seema R
Seema R
1 contribution
Awesome Experience
We enjoyed the stay very much. This is the first time we have stayed in yurt. The location is perfect for visiting the close by State parks. Everything in the yurt was well maintained and above my expectations. The owner was very courteous and allowed us to try fruits and vegetables in her garden. We enjoyed the fresh berries from her garden everyday. The surroundings of the yurt are very serene and after the whole day of hiking we had good timing relaxing in garden or playing badminton. We would definitely go back.
Visited July 2017
Written July 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ambassador398689
Ambassador398689
I'm so happy you loved it here! Thank you so much for coming and enjoying the yurt and the bounty of the garden! I hope you and your family come again!!
Written July 29, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynne P
Lynne P
Urmston, United Kingdom7 contributions
Amazing, peaceful location with a river in the back garden!
Climbing Vine Cottage was the perfect place to relax in the middle of our road trip around North East. The setting is beautiful with a private wood leading down to a river. The garden of the yurt is full of veg which Michelle, the owner, grows and is available to eat. The yurt is in a great location for the Buttermilk Falls and Robert Treman national parks as well. Michelle was a lovely "landlady" and provided us with lots of suggestions for trips. The children (14, 16 and 20) especially loved the river walk. Highly recommended and hopefully we can visit again.
Visited August 2016
Written August 28, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

henri293
henri293
Paris, France1 contribution
beautiful and restful
we spent 6 days in the yurt in the middle of the summer with our two boys (8 and 10). the yurt is very cosy and confortable. surrounded by a beautiful garden we enjoyed the peacefullness of the place. we lived three years in Ithaca before and we think it is an excellent place to stay for discovering the region. henri and corinne
Visited July 2015
Written July 19, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • City getaway
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private yard

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About the neighborhood
Climbing Vine Cottage is only 12 minutes south of Ithaca but you can do and see a lot before you even get into your car. Explore the wild flower field or play ball on the game and party field. Walk a trail through the forest or hike down to the gorge to see ice carved waterfalls. You don't have to go far to experience the wonder of the Finger Lakes Region. Up the road you'll find great fruit picking and cider doughnuts at Little Tree Orchards or go two miles further and drive through Newfield's Historic Covered Bridge. Climbing Vine Cottage is the perfect spring board for day trips to the Grassroots Festival and the Ithaca Festival, the Wine Trail, our award winning Ithaca Farmer's Market, great hiking and biking, the beautiful Cayuga Lake, the ScienCenter, world famous gorges and waterfalls, Greek Peak, great dining, the Ithaca Commons and international events sponsored by Cornell and Ithaca College. Experience what makes our region unique!
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Rates subject to change on especially high-demand weekends such as college graduations, etc. 8% NYS sales tax 3% county room occupancy tax

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Unique Garden Yurt Surrounded by Waterfalls is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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