A labor of love- 4 bdr, 3 ba 3200 sq ft house with farm and mountain views situated 8 miles south west of Ithaca and Cayuga Lake. Close to both Cornell and Ithaca College, many beautiful "gorges", other Fingerlakes and wineries.
The house at Flora Farms is located on a working 100 acre orchard and flower farm. There are 3 bedrooms with queen sized tempurpedic beds, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds. There are 2 bathrooms on the main foor and 1 bathroom in the finished basement. The kitchen is open to the dining room and living room which leads to a deck, a private fenced yard and gardens. The living room is very spacious and filled with windows, gorgeous farm views and overlooks our swimming pool and cottage. The swimming is available for use by the renters of the house, the cottage and farm residence.
Additional property for rent is our poolside cottage which has a kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor (pool level). Not included in the rental is the open space on the main floor with a loft. The open space is not furnished as we use it for yoga classes on occasion. Our property is perfect for gatherings, family reunions, wellness retreats, etc. Unfortunately, we no longer allow weddings at the farm. There are many flower fields, apple, cherry, and pear orchards (used by Eve's Cidery to make their amazing cider) with wonderful trails to explore either by foot, bike, snowshoe and cross-country ski.
The flower farm is called Plenty of Posies and sells at the Ithaca Farmers Market (a wonderful weekend event on Cayuga Lake inlet in season) and caterers to many weddings in the area. Flora Farms has relationships with many of the areas finest caterers, musicians, massage therapists, ayurvedic consultants, life coaches, yoga instructors, chefs and our own onsite amazingly talented florists. We can align you with professional to customize a private event for you and your group.
Flora Farms is close to all of the wonderous parks that our area is known for, Cayuga and Seneca Lake, the Fingerlakes Wine Trail, Cornell University and Ithaca College. We have a very relaxed, beautifully designed, natural environment here that we hope you will come and enjoy. It is just a wonderful place to be.
There is public transportation located approximately 2 miles away in Newfield Center. We are 9 miles outside Ithaca, 10 mins to Ithaca College and 15 mins to Cornell University. Continental breakfast and private chef are available upon request for an additional charge.
****Sorry, but we do not allow pets of any kind under any circumstance, we can recommend a wonderful boarding/kennel that is relatively close to the farm.
****Poolside cottage listing on Airbnb is "Orchard and Flower Farm Cottage. Can be rented alone or with the house.
***For Cornell University and Ithaca College graduation/reunion/homecoming weekends, the cost is $850 per night with a 3 night minimum.
Guest will have access to 100 ac. of trails, streams, orchards and views of the flower fields (picking only with permission), viewing farm animals, the pool and building or buildings they have rented. Guest will not have access to the large hay barn, creekside cabin or entry onto the flower fields (without permission).
Interaction with guests
Andy and I will be on the farm maintaining the grounds or pool and reachable by phone. We are very respectful of our guests time and space here. If both the house and the cottage have not been rented together, interaction with other guests or residents is possible, especially by the pool when in season. Our farm is a working farm, so there are may be the occassional gardner, a few workers around picking flowers or tending to the orchards and preparing for the farmers market or customers coming to pick up flowers.
Other things to note
Please parking in parking area and not in front of large yellow barn as it is a partial residence and in use. We do have basic Cable TV, and you can view Netflix or DVD's. Sonos and Wifi are available. It is generally cool here at night and use fans when needed, hence not having A/C. Unfortunately, we do not allow early check-In, late check-out or weddings.
We are a registered and legal rental and charge NYS Room Tax which is included in our rate. To enjoy yourself and treat our house with total respect. We would like you to use recycling and trash containers provided and to be conservative with water and energy. There is no smoking or pets allowed inside house and buidlings. Sorry, no exceptions. Basic clean up per instructions on departure. This is not the place to rent if you are into loud disruptive and destructive all night parties.