We are renovating this early 19th century home. The Tiny Room, filled with children's and YA books, has a shared bath down the hall. The rest of the house is filled with books as well. You may relax on the porch looking out over fields, barns, and a pond. Or curl up on a couch inside. We are happy to make you a light breakfast before you set out for the waterfalls, lakes, a wine, cider, or cheese tour. You can get to Ithaca or Watkins Glen in 25-30 minutes. Corning is about an hour away.
If you are traveling with a group, enquire about a discount for renting all 3 rooms. The Tiny Room is right across the hall from the Private Room with Bath.
We try to be home to welcome guests. There is a combination lock on the front door that will be set with a special code for you, so you can come and go at your leisure.
We are happy to make you a simple breakfast and coffee or tea in the morning. Guests are welcome to walk around the grounds, chat with the chickens, pet the cats, watch the bees.
We are still working on the house, so there may be construction noise after 8:00 AM. There is no air conditioning, though there is a fan. The curtains are sheer, so you may want an eye mask if the light bothers you.
We do not allow pets, drinking, extra guests, or parties. Quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
I retired from the chaplaincy at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2015 and now work quarter time as parish priest for Christ Episcopal Church in Willard. I enjoy meeting people, but I love quiet. I love to walk, knit, make preserves, jellies, pickles and canned fruit. Mary Oliver is my favorite poet.
My husband David is a physician who works in Newfoundland about half the year. He likes to make Windsor chairs and do other wood working.
We keep chickens, ducks, and bees and make maple syrup in the early spring. We both love to read.