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The Cottagette

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
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A small lovely "Doll House" in a rural location. It's our guest house, across the driveway from the main house, and we're the only two residences situated on 16 acres in the middle of Finger Lakes wine country (five wineries are within walking distance!), Just a mile from the Finger Lakes National Forest and two miles from Seneca Lake, it comes with free parking, high-speed internet, cable TV, heat, A/C, double bed, a fully equipped kitchenette with coffee beans for the grinder, and a small deck overlooking your own back yard. Sturdy shoes will take you through our woods and to Sawmill Creek gorge which runs across our property. Perfect for a romantic getaway, peaceful respite or writer's retreat. NOTE: We give weekly and monthly discounts, but we have firm "no pets" and "no smoking...A small lovely "Doll House" in a rural location. It's our guest house, across the driveway from the main house, and we're the only two residences situated on 16 acres in the middle of Finger Lakes wine country (five wineries are within walking distance!), Just a mile from the Finger Lakes National Forest and two miles from Seneca Lake, it comes with free parking, high-speed internet, cable TV, heat, A/C, double bed, a fully equipped kitchenette with coffee beans for the grinder, and a small deck overlooking your own back yard. Sturdy shoes will take you through our woods and to Sawmill Creek gorge which runs across our property. Perfect for a romantic getaway, peaceful respite or writer's retreat. NOTE: We give weekly and monthly discounts, but we have firm "no pets" and "no smoking" policies.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNo smoking
Check with ownerSuitable for children
Smoking outside only.
Bedrooms
1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Ellen F
Hosting since June 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsEven though we have always been set up so guests can check in without seeing us, we love to welcome them when we can and answer their questions about the property and the area.

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Reviews (15)
sgerkens
sgerkens
Dover, DE1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic gorge
The residential gorge was fantastic! Very convenient location to town, WGI, and many waterfalls. Hosts Ellen and Jeremy where very accommodating. We look forward to our return on Labor Day.
Visited July 2017
Written 7 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass478820
BoardingPass478820
Thanks so much, and we also look forward to your return!
Written 19 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shannon G
Shannon G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful relaxing stay!
This cottage was the perfect weekend getaway, in a great location! The cottage had everything we could have asked for, it was so warm and cozy! The kitchen was a great asset as well so we were able to cook breakfast each day. The owners gave us a great recommendation to check out the StoneCat Cafe down the road Friday night when we checked in, the food was amazing, they had great live bands and the atmosphere was so welcoming. I kept mentioning all weekend how much I loved the hot water in the faucets! Something some may not think of, but every time I turned the faucets on I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it became warm/hot -especially on a cold weekend it was wonderful! I loved everything about it, and we have said we definitely would make a trip back to stay again!
Visited March 2017
Written 8 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass478820
BoardingPass478820
Shannon and her friend were great guest. We're so glad they enjoyed themselves, and we would be happy to have them back any time!
Written 10 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shellduff
Shellduff
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cutest place ever!
Everything one could want in a shabby chic doll house! Rural and rustic but super fun things nearby. Ellen and Jeremy hooked us up with a fire set up for us in the fire pit out in the woods. Best of all worlds. Felt like we stumbled upon a real gem. ❤️
Visited August 2016
Written 12 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass478820
BoardingPass478820
This couple was a delight -- warm, engaging, and they left the place immaculate! Thanks for this review, Honeymooners.
Written 13 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen B
Karen B
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Cottagette has its ups and downs, but is overall a great time!
The Good: This place is worth it for the gorge in the backyard alone. Ellen and Jeremy gave us full use of all of their grounds (firepit, pond, backyard, and the stream with their very own little 'gorge'). We enjoyed taking the short (but sometimes steep and rocky - be careful) walk to the 'gorge'. It was breathtakingly beautiful. We made coffee in the cottage with the fresh coffee beans (bonus!), and brought down our thermal mugs filled with java. We sat on the almost too perfect ledges (very shallow) and ate our muffins and drank our coffee while basking in the sun and listening and watching the birds bathe and play in the stream. We kicked off our shoes and walked upstream to a gorgeous and massive stone bridge. This place is photographer's dream. This was most definitely our favorite part of our stay. Other things we enjoyed were the board games provided, and old movies. The proximity of the Cottagette to local wineries and vineyards was ideal. I don't think we could have picked a better location. Of course, our hosts (Ellen and Jeremy) were wonderful too. They gave us our privacy, but were available for anything we might need. The Cottagette was well equipped with pots, pans, extra towels, containers, dish soap, books, towels, toiletries, and even mints on our pillows upon arrival (adorable touch). The wide plank wood floors and eclectic collection of decorations brought a charming touch to the place. We had no issues with the cable, the DVD player, wifi, or any appliances provided. The bad: I'd like to say that although the building itself is in need of some improvements, we had an excellent time. So, upon arrival we got settled in and noticed a not-so-pleasant odor... (fishy smell). We chalked it up to the old air conditioner that was in the window. It didn't smell horrible, just not pleasant. It was an old air conditioner which worked very well, but I think that could be the culprit. Another small issue was there were some ants and spiders, (which is to be expected out in the country... so I can't complain really). The water is fed from a natural spring. Although Ellen and Jeremy assured us they have been drinking it for 30 years, we did not feel comfortable drinking it. My husband tried it, and said it didn't taste very pleasant. We purchased some bottled water, and solved that 'problem' easily. The plumbing seemed to work fine, was just very noisy. The only thing I think we really did not enjoy was the smell, and the smell of the towels. We would normally bring our own, but happened to forget them this trip. We used the ones provided, which I'm sure were clean, but had a stale smell. We read the previous reviews about the uncomfortable bedding, so we decided to bring our mattress topper, and found that we had no issue with that. Overall, we had an excellent time, and it was a pleasure to stay here. Ellen and Jeremy were a fun duo. We would definitely stay again.
Visited July 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 25 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass478820
BoardingPass478820
When owners are only consistently told by their guests how wonderful and enjoyable their stay is, with never a mention of any negatives, it's impossible for owners to address anything during that stay, and quite disheartening to read a public statement about dissatisfactions that were never voiced privately. Nonetheless, we take every review seriously. We are addressing these concerns and are also installing a new air conditioner.
Written 26 July 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Photographer1942
Photographer1942
Woodbourne, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Charming and cozy home away from home.
Bring your clothes and toothbrush...everything else except your meals can be found in this sweet little cottage. If you wish to eat in all the utensils you would need are clean and of exceptional quality. Your hosts Ellen and Jeremy are friendly and accommodating. Quiet lovely setting with paths to walk on or just relax on the back deck or hammock. There is even a sweet little diner within walking distance from your cottage where delicious eggs are cooked to perfection. The furnishings are a rare collection of quirky and whimsical curio finds. The cottage is located on the Wine Trails and close enough to Watkins Glen for dinner, Viewing the Glen and hiding or birdwatching at Catharine Marsh and well as the NASCAR racing track.
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 29 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass478820
BoardingPass478820
We thank these lovely amiable guests for such a glowing review!
Written 30 April 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carl C
Carl C
Bradford, PA5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
very rustic
Nice little place to stay, close to many winerys and watkin glens. Enjoyed the quiet and peacefulness that the cottage had. Meet the owners as we checked in, very nice people. What you see is what you get no fancy pools or inflated price that you find in a large hotel. The cottage had just about everything one would need for a getaway, from dishes, pots and pans to a grill. I would go back again with out a doubt.
Visited August 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 3 September 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marilyn G
Marilyn G
Niagara Falls, Canada1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
NASCAR Perfct!!!!
We stayed in the Cottagette on the NASCAR weekend, it was perfect. Cozy, comfortable, and clean. Hope to stay next year. Very quiet area.. and deer right out the window, restaurant very close, if u dont feel like cooking. We had a wonderful stay. Thank you very much Ellen and Jeremy.
Visited August 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 16 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CATS1999
CATS1999
Worcester, MA20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My Dream Come True
For two years I have looked for a secluded little cottage to run away to. The Cottagette was the answer to my dreams. It was a perfect get-away for my husband and I while we toured around the Finger Lakes region. The cottagette is very quaint and rustic, with a lot of little efficient touches. Proprietors, Ellen and Jeremy have thought of everything to make one's stay comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised to find loose black tea, a tea ball and a sweet little tea pot to complete my morning routine. Ellen an Jeremy were present in their home next door but very much invisible while we were there, unless they were needed for something specific. The property is beautiful and worthy of exploring on a short walk. The location is fantastic, right off rt. 414 buy so away from the highway that you forget that there is civilization just a short walk away. Now that I have found this little piece of heaven, I intend to return the same time next year.
Visited August 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 24 August 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mszymcik
mszymcik
Worcester, MA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful
First of all, hosts Ellen & Jeremy are superb, they welcomed us, showed us around, explained things and then basically left us alone except to bring some lighter fluid for the grill. There was plenty, but they thought it might be "old". Delightful accommodations--a bed big enough for 2, full kitchen , patio and grill. Everything provided including hair dryer, bathroom amenities, coffee beans, a selection of teas all kitchen cooking utensils, pots, pans--even spices and cooking oil!! Plenty of books, DVD, movie cassettes and games: also brochures for local touring. Outside: a hammock, the patio with the grill has table, chair and lounge, other chairs & table are in the yard. Also a clothesline --great for airing out towels, etc. Also--in season blackberry bushes--they were large, practically fell off the bush and delicious. The grounds are delightful, paths to walk on through the field, woods and to the gorge on the stream. Location is also great, close to many wineries, an incredible farm market, breweries, etc. Watkins glen is maybe 5 miles away, If you like privacy with the amenities, and don't mind doing cooking and doing dishes, this is THE PLACE. We plan to return next year
Visited August 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 24 August 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cabe23
Cabe23
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very relaxing
My wife and 4 month old son stayed in the cottagette for three nights in mid August. We found it to be very comfortable and the owners to be very accommodating. The kitchen was more than adequate, as we made dinner almost every evening. There were many wineries and a few breweries within a short distance. We were able to spend one day exploring Hammondsport and the Keuka Lake area, which was about a half hour drive. Ithaca and Cayuga Lake was also about a half hour and we spent another day exploring that area as well. I would recommend the cottagette to any couple who want a quiet getaway to a very nice area.
Visited August 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 17 August 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Playground
  • Private yard
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Syracuse Hancock Intl Airport
92 km

Tompkins County Airport
33.8 km
Restaurants
Stonecat Cafe
11 min

The Elf in the Oak
6.8 km

Grist Iron Brewing Company
3.1 km

Dano's Heuriger On Seneca
7 km
Attractions
Leidenfrost Vineyards
16 minScenic Drives

Shtayburne Farm
6.2 kmFarms

Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars
4.6 kmWineries & Vineyards

Hollerhorn Distilling
4.4 kmBars & Clubs
Access
Car required

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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