A wonderful rustic, private, off-grid get-away, perfect for couples, families, and pups who enjoy camping (log cabin with wood furniture available, you may pitch your tent anywhere on the property, if you prefer - leave no trace). It is a quiet, rural, forest and field area. Once at the cabin there are only two to three houses within a half mile (through the woods), so you will have a private space all your own. Onsite: water pump, outhouse, wood stove, campfire ring, wood & propane grill. Exclusive access for nature hikes, streams, forest, pond, swimming, bird watching, star gazing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc. When you book, you are confirming your understanding of the following: there is no electricity, running water, or bed/mattresses. You bring own air mattress, bedding, and gear you will need. All-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. To check dates available, calendar is available via airbnb or hipcamp. Note for winter guests: We do not plow the driveway in winter, you need to be ready to shovel an off-road parking spot, and transport gear to cabin(e.g. by sled, snowshoes) Here's a brief list of the basics to bring: Light source: Lantern propane or battery(there are flashlights on site, but the batteries may be low or gone). Air mattress or cot and whatever bedding you need. Paper products(cups, plates, utensils, toilet paper, etc.) Matches/fire starter(there is wood and newspaper on-site, and a propane grill for cooking that has a self-starter) Bug spray Cooler and ice Lawn chairs There are a few tables, several chairs and benches. There are 2 picnic tables(one outside and one inside). The benches can be moved outside if you'd like, just move them back inside before you leave. The propane grill should also be moved outside if you plan to use it. There is a hand axe in the cabin to shave kindling, and the wood is already split to be the length for the wood stove, as needed. Gas: 5 miles away. If you plan to grocery shop when you get to the area, the closest store is at East Hill Plaza in Ithaca, about 9 miles past where the cabin is(I can give you all that info if you like). There is lots to explore/see/do in the Ithaca area if you decide to come down off the hill one of the days. I'll have some brochures and things in the cabin, and can answer questions(aka where is the best ice cream, dinner, etc.).
Staying at Round Top Retreat
we just returned to philly after a long weekend here. this was our 6th consecutive summer visiting here. very secluded. we let the kids and dogs run pretty much wherever without worry. and close to ithaca so you can drive into town easily. the yard is surrounded by wild berry bushes and every year the kids walk up the lane and pick beautiful wildflower bouquets for me. we are used to tent camping so the lack of electricity and plumbing doesn’t bother us one bit. and the water pump is awesome. nancy is a great host and we look forward to our annual trip up next summer!