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Thomas Farm Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 18 Ithaca B&B and Inns
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Perfect farm B&B!”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We found Thomas Farm t the last minute and could not be happier. We have stayed at many BnBs but this one is tops. Innkeepers are absolutely the finest and most accomodating you will ever experience. We had a nice glass of wine when we first arrived sitting literally in the beaver pond across the road. Breakfast was just right.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Long Island City, New York, United States
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

My fiance decided at the last minute that he wanted to get away for the weekend - and luckily managed to snag a beautiful cozy room with a private bathroom (and actually a second loft bed) at Thomas Farm B & B because of unexpected cancellations (typically they are fully booked far in advance!). The hosts were wonderful - we even shared wine and cheese during the evening :). Breakfast was yummy and energized us for the nearby hiking, and we had a wonderful nights sleep. The next time we go to Ithaca, we will be staying here. I already recommended it to both sets of our parents. Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Daniel and Stephanie.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

My friend and I stayed here overnight while visiting my daughter at Cornell. What a lovely B&B! We stayed in Annie's room which is actually two nice sized rooms (one with a queen bed, the other a twin) with a small private bathroom for the two rooms. Everything about the house and its surrounding gardens is charming and lovingly maintained. What a perfect place to stay when visiting Cornell which was about 10 minutes away. Edie is so welcoming and knowledgeable about the area - I'm looking forward to returning to spend more time visiting the natural wonders of this beautiful area of New York, knowing I'll have a warm and comfortable home base to return to each evening. Thank you, Edie, for a wonderful stay at your home!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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NJ
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed in this lovely bed and breakfast while dropping our son to Cornell. What a lovely experience! House is beautiful! We stayed in first floor in Thomas parlor. It's a big room for B&B with kitchen and entrance to the porch. Very comfortable bed and there were enough space even with additional cod. Lovely furniture and photos on the wall, board games. Great breakfast and very nice hosts! Wonderful garden around. Very, very nice experience! Thanks a lot!
Mariya

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Thomas Farm Bed and Breakfast is a lovingly restored 19th century farmhouse owned by the nicest couple you could ever wish to meet. My friend and I, retired teachers from Canada, spent four nights there recently and instantly felt at home, as if we were visiting friends rather than staying in a hotel.
Situated in the forested hills outside the college town of Ithaca, the farmhouse provides easy access to some of the best of the Fingerlakes sites, but is a quiet, peaceful getaway in and of itself.
When the owners, Edie and Glen Schneider, renovated their home years ago, they put in all the modern conveniences but retained the warmth and charm of another era - wide plank wooden floors, antique furniture, hand sewn quilts. As one of the other reviewers said, ask them about the history because it's a fascinating story. We had Annie's room which is actually a suite of two good-sized rooms on the second floor. One has a single bed, table and chairs and a small but very serviceable washroom with a shower and the other has a double bed, closets and large windows overlooking the gardens.
Breakfast is served between 8 and 9 and was always tasty and plentiful - fresh fruit, home made muffins, a different hot egg dish every day, good strong coffee.
Edie and Glen have achieved an admirable balance between friendliness and unobtrusiveness. On a couple of nights, we chatted and shared a glass of wine with Edie but at other times, we had plenty of space to ourselves. The owners have separate living quarters and guests share a sunny, spacious downstairs parlour in addition to their rooms so we never felt that we were tripping over other people.
All in all, this was one of the most pleasant bed and breakfast experiences that I've ever had. Thank you, Edie and Glen.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

We did a lot of research on B&B and hotels in the Ithaca area prior to visiting with some freinds. The hotels seemed to be quite expensive, and this B&B was less expensive than most of the hotels. This B&B also had the distinct advantage of being less than three miles from our friend's house. We booked it well in advance for five nights, including the week end.

We arrived about 5pm on a Thursday afternoon, and the owners were there to greet us. They were very helpful in helping us to our room on the second floor (the only first floor room had been booked months before). We observed that people who had to arrive late after 10 pm were given a note on the door telling them how to find their room.

Our room (Rene's room) had its own shower, toilet and wash basin. The toilet room and the shower stall were small, but sufficient. The room had a larger than king size bed -- we were told that it was two 3/4 beds put together. The room had ample drawer space to unpack our suitcases. The only drawback was the lack of hanging space -- but we made do with the hanging hooks they had installed in the wall.

Each room also had a book case filled with a selection of hard back books, paper back books and family stuff (e.g. their wedding book was in one room). This added to the "at-home" feel. They had a living room/parlor on the first floor where you could sit and read or just talk.

Breakfast fare rotated throughout the five days. First day was a very nice omelet, then French toast, then scrambled eggs, then a baked egg and cheese dish, and then back to French toast on the last day. They usually served sausage links as well. The meal always started out with coffee, juice and a fresh fruit cup. The fruit cup was excellent every day with a selection of fresh peaches, banana, etc.

The trip into Ithaca was about 10 miles or 20 minutes.

This B&B is located on what has been a family farm throught several different families. The house was built in the mid-ninetenth century. Many of the furnishing are quite old, but in excellent condition. The owners moved into the house in 1980 and made it into a B&B in 1988. During the winter months, they go to Florida and their son Kirk runs the B&B for guests. He is also a local school teacher.

If we had occasion to visit our friends again, we would certainly return to Thomas Farm B&B.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tn
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

My husband and I just spent last weekend at this B&B and it was awesome! It was quiet,comfy,and the owners are very special folks.They made our quick trip worth every moment and we will always remember how great it was.The breakfast was the best I ever had and chocked full of excellence.I would recommend this with 10 stars to anyone and hope one day I can go back for a more lengthy stay.It was that good,REALLY! Kelli Matthews

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Thomas Farm Bed & Breakfast
Address: 136 Thomas Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9687
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Ithaca
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1850's family homestead on 100 acres of land with fields, woods, hiking trails and nature area for bird watching. Close to Cornell University and Ithaca, Six Mile Creek Winery, and beautiful state parks with waterfalls and gorges. Five rooms with private baths, gourmet breakfast served in the morning. ... more   less 
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