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This information was last updated July 17, 2020.

See links below for latest Covid-19 information for Tompkins County and New York State Health Departments and CDC travel guidelines.
In response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission in certain states within the United States, and to protect New York's successful containment of COVID-19, the State has joined with New Jersey and Connecticut in jointly issuing a travel advisory for anyone returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. Please click here for a list of states with the requirement of quarantine should you be coming from them this link provides the latest updates.


From this shot and the drone video on our homepage, you can see that we are in a secluded valley in rural Tompkins County. (our mailing address is Ithaca, but we are located 9 miles south of Ithaca Commons in the Town of Danby) Tenwood Lodge was designed for families to unplug from the crazy life and reconnect with each other. In a the current Covid-19 era, Tenwood Lodge is perfect for just that.
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Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and other areas are in Phase 4 of reopening

It's a new world and things have changed so much we are not going to summarize it all here. 
Suffice it to say, bring your mask everywhere, take it off to eat, drink. Wear it when you walk in public places around others.
Wineries are doing tastings, flights of wine, wine by the glass or bottle and curbside pickup. Contact individual wineries for reservations and details.
Catering Halls, Restaurants have decreased hours and seating capacity or are exclusively doing take-out, contact for details by phone or check websites.
Some Indoor attractions are closed or online. 

The Tenwood Lodge synopsis on travel in the era of Covid-19:

  • We are available for guests, but want to have a clear mutual understanding of expectations between us, therefore all our reservations through Labor Day will require extra communication via email and/or phone.
  • Tourist activities in Tompkins County are opening up at this point (July 14, 2020) but some restaurants, and other indoor attractions are closed.  Many restaurants are are open and offering take-out, the grocery stores, big box stores and liquor stores are open with mask and social distancing restrictions.  Most wineries have re-opened with strict guidelines for tasting, some restaurants and our favorite catering venues are offering wonderful items that you can pickup curbside take home or consume as personal picnics.
  • Americans have the personal freedom as well as personal responsibility to take protective measures for ourselves and the community by practicing social distancing as the reopening occurs.
  • During this statewide re-opening, using Tenwood Lodge as your family retreat or remote work environment, puts you in a lovely  rural setting with plenty of fresh air and few humans for interaction.    As always Ithaca's hiking and bicycling and the gorgeous Tenwood Lodge kitchen await you.
  • When you decide the time is right for you to spend time in a different setting, as proprietors of Tenwood Lodge, we'd like to point out the following benefits for you to choose our area and our lovely vacation rental home when you are planning your post Covid-19 getaway.  

As a vacation rental with 4 to 6 bedrooms medium to large family groups can enjoy these aspects ( and more) of Tenwood Lodge together:

  • Plenty of indoor space with great views of nature.
  • Huge, well-equipped kitchen and dining area-great for cooking your own food, enjoying take-out from our wonderful local restaurants or for enjoying catered food.
  • Outdoor gas BBQ and 3 picnic tables, 3 sitting porches.
  • Plenty of outdoor space with lawns, woods and a night sky with no light pollution (except what you create with the firepit)
  • Excellent wifi for you to do as much or a little online work as you choose.
  • We practice physical distancing in our barn studio during your stay, but can assist you with questions as needed.

Tenwood Lodge B&B offers 5 rooms as part of 3 different suites:

  • NOTE: This option of Bed and Breakfast may or may not be available when you contact us.
  • Two family suites that share a bath with each other  (the Tenwood Family Suite and the Bunkhouse Family Suite)
  • Individual rooms in the family suites are available with private bath for those who are traveling with smaller groups
  • The Master Spa Suite with a lovely tub for 2 ensuite. 
  • The Bunkhouse Family Suite may be set up with a private entrance to increase physical distancing. 
  • Feel free to discuss our evolving plans and your preferences for serving Breakfast and restricting previously common areas during social distancing.  

See links below for latest Covid-19 information for Tompkins County and New York State Health Dept.

Tompkins County COVID 19 statistics

As of July 17, 2020, Tompkins County has conducted 20,324  tests and found 194 positive test results.  That is an infection rate of less than 1 %.  However, since July 4 there's been an uptick.  24 cases are active with no Covid-19 hospitalization currently. No local deaths were reported. Please wear masks and wash your hands!  Enjoy the fresh air and stay healthy!