FALL FOLIAGE SPECIAL: 3RD NIGHT IS FREE!
Treat yourself-- you deserve it!
Detached 540 sq. ft. studio apartment: KING bed, sofa & love seat, cathedral ceilings, skylights, paddle fan, dimmer lights, central AC, views. Private entrance, indoor parking right underneath, full bath, HD TV, dining table, full kitchen, desk, Wi-Fi, balcony facing sunrise. Waterfalls (same height as Niagara) in front yard, private ski hill in back yard. 6+ acres, quiet. Beautiful views. Pool.
~4 HOURS FROM TORONTO AND NYC!
~3 HOURS FROM NIAGARA FALLS!
~20 MINUTES FROM SYRACUSE.
~30 seconds from Chittenango Falls!
- Great for college events, games, etc: close to Syracuse University, Colgate, Hamilton College, SUNY Morrisville, LeMoyne, Cazenovia College, etc.
- Close to Ski Areas: Toggenburg, Labrador, Song Mt., Gore Mt., Snow Ridge, etc.
Visit us on your way to/from Niagara Falls...
ABOUT YOUR LIVING SPACE: Cathedral ceilings, skylight, paddle fan, and dimmer lights which let you set your own romantic lighting scenario. Picture windows with views in every direction. Wall-to-wall carpeting. Private balcony. High-speed WI-FI is included-- meals are not. (But you can cook in your own kitchen or use the nice big outdoor gas grill.) HDVT with Roku (including Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, etc.) Matching sofa and love seat. Dining table, desk, dresser, bedside tables, armoire.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY: This is a very peaceful, quiet, and special place in the country on 6+ acres right next to a state park where there are waterfalls, hiking trails and park benches. This is the ONLY property in world that gives you instant B&B access to Chittenango Falls State Park. Take 7 steps from my property and you are there. Also the views to the west and sunsets are superb. Read or grill outside. Feel free to stroll around the big 4.5-acre back yard, where there are pairs of lawn chairs strategically placed at all the best spots. Take a nap in the hammock! Bring a good book and sit in some of the "pairs of chairs". Pet and talk to the dogs: they are great listeners. Close to the village of Cazenovia.
FOR FUN AT CHITTENANGO FALLS: Chittenango Falls State Park is a 193-acre (0.78 km2) state park located in Madison County, New York, east of Cazenovia Lake. The park features a 167-foot (51 m) waterfall that cascades over roughly 400-million-year-old bedrock. At the bottom of the falls the meandering Chittenango Creek flows underneath a wooden bridge. The park offers a variety of activities including picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, a nature trail, hiking, and fishing. Sit on one of the many wooden park benches under ancient shade maples. Wade in Chittenango Creek upstream and downstream of Chittenango Falls. Look over the edge! Hike to the bridge at the bottom on a short easy trail and stand on the wooden bridge—feel the mist on your face! Photographer’s dream. Walk on the many maintained trails through woods and fields. Hike to top of Cazenovia Ski Club for an al fresco picnic and spectacular views. (URL HIDDEN)
Rent some of my kayaks and go paddle around Cazenovia Lake.
ABOUT CAZENOVIA: Ranked Number 15 of all small towns in USA by Huffington Post in 2015! Cazenovia is a quaint little village about 3.5 miles to the south. Founded in 1793 by John Lincklaen, who built the Lorenzo mansion at the south end of the lake, the village still teems with history. It has wonderful restaurants, old inns/pubs, gift shops, a beautiful lake, a small college, and a ski hill. Quick easy access to "Route 20 Antique Dealers", local Finger Lakes wineries, "Cazenovia Beverage Trail", and several old inns/restaurants. L.L. Bean rents summer paddle boards and kayaks at the village dock in Cazenovia’s Lakeside Park. 5 GREAT restaurants in Village of Cazenovia: Brewster Inn (dress up, make reservations), Brae Loch Inn (live music every Friday), Lincklaen House, BG Buda's Cucina Italiana, and Les Pates et les Nouilles (Thai); also La Cucina (Mexican) in Chittenango. Visit the quaint little shops and boutiques in the village of Cazenovia. For a good breakfast go to Emma’s on Main or (served all day) Dave’s Diner. Tour the Cazenovia Beverage Trail-- or the Finger Lakes Wineries (hire a limo)! Rent some of my 6 kayaks and go paddle around Cazenovia Lake. As of the 2013 census, the village had a population of 2,774. LGBT friendly.
ABOUT CHITTENANGO: This small village about 4 miles to the north is the birth place of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He was born in Chittenango May 15, 1856 where his family owned a barrel factory. Visit the All Things Oz museum. Attend the annual Oz Festival and parade the first Saturday of every June-- dress as your favorite character! The museum is open year-round with limited hours and by appointment. Visit the local casino (Yellow Brick Road) in Chittenango, owned and run by the Oneida Nation. Or go to their more extravagant Turning Stone Casino 20 minutes away (full day spa, concerts, 36 holes of PGA golf, indoor tennis, bars, restaurants, hotel, etc.). LGBT friendly.
SKIING (downhill, XC) / SLEIGH RIDES / MOUNTAIN BIKING: 7 nearby ski areas-- Caz Ski Club (only ¼ mile away!), Toggenburg Mt. (home of the Foggy Goggle restaurant!), Labrador Mt., Song Mt., Greek Peak, Snow Ridge, Four Seasons. Visit nearby Highland Forest for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing in the winter, mountain biking and hiking in the summer-- they also offer horse-drawn sleigh rides in the winter and trail horses in the summer.
NEARBY COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES: Syracuse U., Colgate U., Hamilton College, Cazenovia College, LeMoyne College, SUNY Empire College, Cornell U., Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Ithaca College, Wells College, etc.
EXTRAS: I also have kayaks, mountain bikes and pairs of snow shoes here for an additional fee of $20 per day each. There are also additional rooms if you need more space.
OWNER LIVES IN SEPARATE BUILDING ON THE PROPERTY, TAKES CARE OF PETS, AND IS AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS / IDEAS / CONVERSATIONS.
There are additional rooms available if you need more space.
ALL RATES INCLUDE 8% NY State Sales Tax PLUS 8% OCCUPANCY TAX (4% FOR NY STATE + 4% FOR MADISON COUNTY, NY).
Accès des voyageurs
You have your own building all to yourself, with a private balcony that runs along one end. Full private bathroom, full private kitchenette. Feel free to walk around the yard do laundry, etc.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Minimal contact: welcoming but respectful of guests' privacy. Feel free to cook your meals and do laundry. Please tell me in advance or upon your arrival if you will need these free amenities and I will make them available to you.
If you have a Verizon phone I have installed a mini-cell tower to boost their signal here.
Kitchen is small but fully equipped.
We expect guests to leave the space tidy when they leave-- it will be fully cleaned after each guest leaves but please be respectful of the space and leave it as you found it.
Be sure to leave your studio key when you depart or there will be an additional charge of $10.00.
With Instant Booking turned "on", just note that if my children announce a sudden visit you may get bumped. (Probability: less than 1%)
Remove your shoes at the door.
Please tell me your estimated arrival time in advance so I can plan to greet you. Mature, peaceful guests welcome. No smoking, no loud music, no heavy drinking.
If you are in town to visit friends please do NOT invite them here without checking with me first.
Keep all back yard and pool gates closed for dogs' safety.
Parking is right underneath your apartment: inside door that says "Do Not Block Door". Please close garage door after you park inside.
I am a middle-aged semi-retired Business Coach; father to 3 young adults who have all been to good colleges, no longer consider this to be their primary residence, and visit infrequently. I am divorced and dating. I have a master's degree from an ivy-league college. I am NOT political or religious. I love to read and write, take long walks in the country with my two dogs, and travel. I respect others' opinions and am spiritual.