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About Tenwood Lodge


Constructed using ten different varieties of locally available wood species and completed in 2013, Tenwood Lodge is the dream home of almost empty-nesters Russ and Kim Nitchman (parents of five). Architect designed to optimize views of our unique valley, built with fusion of timber-frame and sheet rock.
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We purchased the land in Danby (south of Ithaca) in 2000, seeking a retreat that wasn't "too removed from civilization" for our kids to experience nature and for Russ to pursue his hunting passions. Little did we know just how ideal this location would be for our purpose.

Unique & Not For Everyone

Russ is an avid hunter and outdoors-man – as you can see from the collection of taxidermy in our "Trophy Room" living room. Many of our guests feel like they are in a homey museum of local natural history. Even most non-hunters can appreciate the art of the taxidermy. In regards to technology, we intentionally have no TV service (we can use a DVD player) but since June of 2017 we've had high-speed wifi via fiber optic cable. Cell service works well for Verizon and AT&T and most other carriers.

Breakfast & Kitchen

For Bed & Breakfast visitors, hot breakfast is served every morning. For those renting the property, our foodie kitchen is all yours for the stay! 

free wifi

Excellent WiFi reaches all rooms and the porches, note that we do not have TV cable service, but we do have a Roku and a DVD player for the TV.

spacious rooms

All of our rooms have plenty of space and A/C. One suite includes a bathroom with a whirlpool tub. Choose the room or suite for B&B that best suits your needs

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