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This information was last updated December 2, 2020.

See links below for latest Covid-19 information for Tompkins County and New York State Health Departments and CDC travel guidelines.

Covid Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols

We protect our guests and ourselves by leaving 36 or more hours between guests, using approved disinfectants, doing mountains of laundry, giving extra attention to cleaning high touch areas, washing hands and wearing facemasks around others.  
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The Tenwood Lodge Covid-19 pandemic cancellation policy
(as of 12-2-2020)

  • As of Nov 13, 2020, homes in New York State (including vacation homes) are not to have more than 10 occupants.  This has caused cancellations and size reduction of groups visiting Tenwood Lodge beginning at Thanksgiving.  
  • For reservations done directly through our website, we offer a full refund of all payments (minus credit processing fees) that you have paid, should there be a documented Covid-19 related issue, such as a travel restriction, Covid-19 positive renter, etc.  We request that you please let us know of your need to cancel as soon as you are considering it.  We always treat our guests the way we want to be treated, even if it means losing income during a pandemic.
  • For reservations through other online travel agencies, such as Airbnb,, Vrbo, etc. we will work with you to re-coup as much as possible if you have a legitimate Covid-19 cancellation need, but we cannot guarantee a full refund.  (Note to the wise, book direct if you can find the website of a property on another site)
  • Tourist activities in Tompkins County are somewhat limited as it is getting uncomfortable to be outdoors to partake of food/beverages/recreation. 
  • 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 to take home or consume as personal picnics.

As a vacation rental with 4 to 6 bedrooms medium size family groups (10 or fewer people as per NYS guidelines of 11-13-2020)  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, 3 outdoor 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:

  • 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 two 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.  
  • NOTE: This option of Bed and Breakfast may or may not be available when you contact us. People not traveling together are served at different tables in different rooms.

See links below for latest Covid-19 information for Tompkins County and New York State Health Dept.
Effective Wednesday, November 4, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new guidelines allowing travelers to New York to "test out" of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York are exempt from the travel advisory; however covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Essential workers will continue to be exempt as well. The guidance also applies to international travelers coming from any CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Health Notice country. 


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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Tompkins County COVID 19 statistics

As winter approaches, positive test results in the county as well as hospitalizations are climbing. Please wear masks and wash your hands!  Enjoy the fresh air and stay healthy!