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“Absolutely perfect.”
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Review of Stone Quarry House

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Hilltop House At Night, Bathhouse on Left, Main Cabin Center
Main House and Apartment in the Winter
Hilltop House From The Pond
Stone Roof and Chimney of the Hilltop House
Hilltop House Deck And View
Hilltop House Main Cabin East Side
Hilltop House Main Cabin West Wall - Sofa With Deck To The Right, Wood Stove To The Left
Hilltop House With Queen Size TempurPedic Sleeper Sofa Set Up in Main Living Cabin
Hilltop House Kitchen, Sink, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave and Countertop Oven, Induction Burner
Hilltop House Main Cottage Lights Designed and Crafted by Master Blacksmith Duran Van Dorn
Hilltop House Sleeping Cabin Exterior
Hilltop House Sleeping Cabin With Queen Size Bed
Sandstone Shower In The Hilltop House Bathhouse
Hilltop House Bathhouse Stone Sink
Hilltop House Sunset View From Main Cottage
Post And Beam House Exterior
Post And Beam House TempurPedic Queen Size Bed, Cantilevered Stone Nightstands Windows Looking West
Post And Beam House Second Floor East Side Cozy Corner Chair Becomes Comfy Twin Size Bed
Post And Beam House Living Room From Upstairs, Sofa Opens To Become Very Comfortable Queen Size Bed
Post And Beam House Living Room, Corner Table Opens To Seat Four With Two Chairs and Two Stools
Post And Beam House Looking Upstairs From Living Room
Post And Beam House Staircase To Second Floor and East Entrance
Post And Beam House Kitchen, Fridge/Freezer, Range and Oven, Dishwasher, Sink. Dishes, Etc. Provided
Post And Beam House Bathroom Sink
Post And Beam Bathroom, Toilet and Washer/Dryer, Shower to the Left (Not Shown)
Tower Cottage Showing Balcony
Main Living Area Of The Tower Cottage, Dining Area on Left, Kitchette on Right, Sitting Area Center
Tower Cottage Bathroom, Glass Tiled Shower on the Left, Stone Sink in Center, Toilet on Left
Tower Cottage Second Floor Bedroom and Cantilevered Stone Stairs
Tower Cottage Back Deck
Stone Cottage Exterior
Stone Cottage Walkway
Stone Cottage Jacuzzi
Stone Cottage Interior From The Front Door
Stone Cottage Interior, Showing Bath Open to the Room and Fireplace
Apartment On Second Floor Above Quiet Three Bay Garage
Apartment Entrance
Apartment Entrance
Apartment Dining Area and  Top of Stairs From Living Area
Apartment Interior From The Bedroom, showing Queen Size Sleeper Sofa
Apartment Living Room Open To Kitchen
Apartment Bedroom View From Living Room
Apartment Kitchen North Side
Apartment Kitchen West Side
Apartment Kitchen East Side
Apartment Kitchen Island
Apartment Bathroom From The Living Room, Door Leads to Bedroom
Apartment Sink and Toilet
Apartment Tub/Shower Seen From Bedroom Entrance To The Bathroom
Owners, Buzz and Nancy in the Canary Islands
Main House Garden Entrance
Main House Front Garden Gate, Designed And Fabricated By Master Blacksmith Duran Van Dorn
Main House Root Cellar
Patio With Weber Grill, Near Stone Cottage, Tower Cottage and Apartment
Patio Garden for Guests With Tomatoes, Basil, Peppers, Mint, Stevia. Parsley, Thyme, Sage, And More
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Ithaca, Finger Lakes, New York

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Fran D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Absolutely perfect.”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in November 2014

We've stayed here a few times in The Stone Cottage and plan to keep coming back. In fact, the first time we stayed we were only looking for a nice, simple, long-weekend getaway because we never get the chance to do that. It was so wonderful (Ithaca itself is just right for us) that our second day there we decided to officially make it a yearly thing.
The Stone Cottage is peaceful, clean, so comfortable, so romantic, perfectly located close to town, and on a beautiful piece of property, well-built and immaculately maintained. The owners are so nice, very accommodating, and clearly, justifiably, proud of what they've built. We so look forward to coming here that whenever we get stressed over the course of the year, we remind each other that "it's only ___ weeks 'till Ithaca!!" You will not regret it. I wish I could give it more than five stars.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
Thanks for your review! I'm glad the stone cottage was a good match for you. We've added another 'green' feature this year - we will offset the carbon expenditures of your travel to and from the Stone Quarry House via the Finger Lake Climate Fund and Sustainable Tompkins. The money they collect is awarded to local low and moderate income households to help make their homes more energy efficient. We offset the property's currently unavoidable carbon footprint, but it was such a small amount, that we wanted to think of another way to support the program.
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ckowalski...
Jamison, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Beautiful Place to Stay in Ithaca!”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was our second stay in Ithaca and our first at Stone Quarry House. We were so thrilled with our stay. The grounds are so beautiful - I took my dog each day down to the small pond at the end of the drive to see the Cayuga duck that hung out there. It was quiet, private and convenient to everything in Ithaca. We stayed in the apartment and it was very spacious and private. Comfortable and attractive. Nancy was available if we had questions during our stay. We thank Stone Quarry House for such a beautiful and convenient location to stay when we visit Ithaca. We will be back!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
Thanks for your review of your stay at the apartment. I'm always glad when dogs can really enjoy their family's visit with walks and time together while they are here. I hope another trip to Ithaca is in your future!
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jill431
Haverford, PA
1 review
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“Quiet, lovely country escape”
Reviewed 8 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We have stayed at Stone Quarry House multiple times, and we love it - quiet and beautifully done. Nancy the owner is lovely too. Note that this is not a B&B. This is a nice escape for people who don't want a lot of chatter. You let yourself in, let yourself out, and contact Nancy if you need her.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
Thanks so much for your kind review :-) We try to stay out of folks way, but also be available if needed. Personally I like that level of independence when I travel, though I also appreciate an insider's knowledge of the area - so that's the balance I try to accomplish. It is always nice when your family is in residence and we look forward to your return.
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Kathy C
Philadelphia
1 review
“beautiful, unique house, gorgeous view”
Reviewed 8 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We couldn't have been more satisfied. As soon as we entered the gate of Hilltop House (at Stone Quarry House) we knew we were in a special place! Gorgeously layed out series of 3 cabins consisting of a living cabin, sleeping cabin and bath cabin, all appointed beautifully...and then we saw the view! Perfect and we do hope to return.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
I'm glad the hilltop house worked for you - I also love those views! Thanks for sharing your experience so potential guests can have a better idea of which space is right for them. Though I don't get much opportunity to visit with our hilltop house guests, I hope you'll be able to return to Ithaca and stay with us again.
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damiller5...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Home away from Home”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The Stone Quarry House is a great place to stay. Great location, comfortable and relaxing. We always plan to stay at The Stone Quarry House when in Ithaca which is 3-4 times each year. Great owners who make you feel like a part of the family.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
We are so happy to have you and your family stay with us while your student is at Cornell! As a graduate myself, it is nice to see students who are dedicated to getting the most out of their time there. It's always nice to see you, and we look forward to your next visit!
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Miriam T
Brooklyn, New York
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Consistently fabulous accommodation.”
Reviewed 2 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My family and I have been staying at home the Stone Quarry House for many years and have always enjoyed a restful comfortable stay. We have stayed at three different spaces there, but have most enjoyed the apartment for our accommodation. Every detail is taken care of for a relaxing stay.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
Miriam, thanks for your kind words! It's been wonderful seeing your children grow up! I know it gets harder and harder to coordinate everyone's vacation time, but I hope we'll be able to host your family on future visits to Ithaca.
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VH55
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful, comfortable, and clean”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My husband and I, along with our 17 and 19 year-olds spent 4 nights of our recent vacation week at the Hilltop House comprised of 3 separate buildings, atop the hill giving us amazing views of the valley and surrounding hills.

Two of us slept in the main cottage on a very comfortable sleeper sofa; there are no curtains and large windows, but it still seemed very private. And the other two slept in the bedroom cottage. The third building is the "wash house" which has the shower, sink, and composting toilet (no flush). There is decking that surrounds the main house and connects all the buildings, so walking outside to use the bathroom was not an issue, even during a rain shower. Plenty of very nice towels of all sizes are provided and the bedding was very comfortable.

With both gas and charcoal grills outside, along with a small refrigerator, electric tea pot, large toaster oven, microwave, french press coffee pot, plug-in electric cooking surface, and plenty of dishware, glassware & cutlery, we were able to cook some meals and enjoy the vistas. There are no spices, cutting boards, or many special utensils, so if you plan to cook, you either need to pick some up in town or bring your own. There was one stainless steel pan and electric egg-cooking device as well.

Even with road construction going on down at the bottom of the hill, it was a very peaceful and relaxing stay with a short car ride into downtown Ithaca or to surrounding local attractions.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Management Response
21 Aug 2015
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Storage space in the kitchen is limited, so we've tried to be careful about only putting the most useful items in the kitchen area. But if anything else would be useful - please let us know! We have duplicates of almost everything available upon request - a Breville juicer, pasta machines, a crate of spices, teas, different coffee makers, crock pots, pressure cookers, a bread machine . . . just let us know what would be useful. ;-)
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