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Welcome to Tenwood Lodge

Unique Lodging near Ithaca, New York

Located in a secluded valley just south of Ithaca, New York, Tenwood Lodge was built as a dream vacation home to accommodate extended multi-generational family gatherings.  Plan ahead to reserve the whole 6 bedroom house early (6 to 12 or more months out!) to book your family or friend reunion,  college commencement,  or as home base for your family group visiting Ithaca to attend a local wedding. When not booked as a Vacation Rental, we offer Bed & Breakfast rooms and suites designed to meet your unique accommodation needs.  Tenwood Lodge is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, weekend retreat, or family gathering, people have been making treasured memories here since 2013.

Our Accommodations

Tenwood Lodge is a six-bedroom home, made up of two distinct buildings and constructed using ten different species of locally available wood. Our main building (the Lodge) includes four beautifully appointed bedrooms. An attached 2 story wing has two additional bedrooms, also known as the Bunkhouse Family Suite.

Most of our guests rent the whole 6 Bedroom property, but when it is not fully booked, you can combine our accommodations to meet your specific needs. Enjoy the privacy of an individual room, choose a suite of rooms, rent the four-bedroom lodge, or rent both the lodge and the bunkhouse. 

When you rent a room or suite of rooms, we can provide you with a hot breakfast each morning.  When you rent Tenwood Lodge, you'll be able to enjoy using our fully-stocked foodie kitchen for your entire stay! Just bring your own food (or order catering or a private chef!)
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Our Location

Tenwood Lodge is located on over 100 acres of cropland and a wooded hillside used in part for Maple Syrup production by Russ, a retired Agriculture teacher. Our secluded valley is a few miles south of Ithaca, New York, hence our Ithaca mailing address. (Technically, we're part of the town of Danby, which is so small it has no US Post Office. ) We are just a short drive south of Ithaca Commons and Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region.

When, you stay with us, you're surrounded by one of the Finger Lake region's most unique valleys, and our lodge was designed to optimize your views of the area. And, while the lodge is perfectly removed from civilization, you're not alone: A variety of wildlife roams the property. Don't be surprised if they drop by to visit.

Our Amenities

At Tenwood Lodge, we offer all the amenities you need for an unforgettable stay.
  • Excellent WiFi
  • Roku and DVD player
  • Air conditioning
  • Three outdoor decks
  • Fascinating wildlife
  • Room to breathe


A BEAUTIFULLY designed lodge. I've made use of Tenwood several times, summer and winter, for different purposes--weekend reunions with friends, as well as day-long retreats with colleagues. Russ and Kim knock it out of the park every time. Very comfortable, big windows with lots of sunlight and great views, warm hospitality. I know of no other space like it in the Finger Lakes area.
Karl Johnson, Google Reviews
Tenwood lodge is a great place to gather with family and friends. The lodge has a beautiful spacious kitchen to cook in and a large table to accommodate many. There are many rooms to comfortably sleep a large group. The grounds are wonderful with a cozy outdoor fire pit. The hosts are amazing and warmly welcomed us with many amenities - including coffee and home made maple syrup. They were very knowledgeable of the area I highly recommend a stay at Tenwood Lodge.
Arne Fareth, Google Reviews
We had a reunion with 14 people at the lodge and it was wonderful. It's a beautiful, clean home with all the amenities, and plenty of room outside to play games, make s'mores, or relax on the porch and enjoy the view. Quick drive to plenty of hiking / waterfalls, wineries, and restaurants, but in a secluded spot where you are surrounded by nature. Friendly, helpful owners. Thanks Kim and Russ!
Emily B, Google Reviews


Tenwood Lodge is close to many of Ithaca's most popular attractions. Planning a visit to one of the nearby colleges or universities? We're just minutes from Cornell University and even closer to Ithaca College. Interested in exploring our part of the Finger Lakes region? Cayuga Lake is about ten miles north of us. And we're a short distance from the area's most popular parks and forests: Buttermilk Falls State Park, Robert Treman State Park, and the Danby State Forest are less than ten miles away. Don't forget downtown Ithaca, where you'll find an eclectic collection of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars.


Ithaca and the surrounding areas have plenty of excellent restaurants and bars for you to enjoy. Most are a short drive from Tenwood Lodge. For example, Mercato Bar and Grill, one of Ithaca's best Italian restaurants, is less than ten miles from us. And Simeon's American Bistro, a local favorite, is just as close. Check out our Restaurants page for more information, or simply give us a call. We'll be glad to offer suggestions and recommendations.

Ithaca's Waterfalls

The Ithaca area is known for it's many scenic waterfalls, including the iconic Taughannock Falls, massive Buttermilk Falls, and conveniently located Ithaca Falls. All in all, there are over 150 waterfalls in the area, and most are a short distance from Tenwood Lodge.

Contact Us

(607) 273-9546

Locate Us

986 Steam Mill Road
Ithaca, New York


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