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Tenwood Lodge was built to gather the family and friends. Located in Ithaca New York, Tenwood Lodge provides a unique lovely place for you to connect with nature and each other while visiting the Finger Lakes.  Some stay for college graduations and others find that Tenwood Lodge is great for family reunions and retreats. Choose between staying in your own room as a bed and breakfast, or rent out the entire lodge as a vacation rental.  Plan your next visit to the Ithaca area at the Tenwood Lodge
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Escape to over 100 acres in a lovely valley with grass, agriculture, wildlife, and wooded hillside.  Tenwood Lodge is a fabulous 6 bedroom home which is over 98% solar-powered (and grid-tied) and incorporates as many green features as we could pack into it-including our huge recycled awesome kitchen! View wildlife neighbors dropping by while you look through the many energy efficient windows or sit on one of the decks constructed from locally milled black locust.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tenwood Lodge for Ithaca’s 2018 Graduation Weekend. Located near the school, it was easy for us to come and go from campus events. The house is roomy and incredibly comfortable – all three generations of family members slept well! The kitchen is well equipped and spacious! Wildlife is abundant and inches away from the house. We highly recommend Tenwood Lodge and would love to stay there again soon!
May 2018 - group stay
We had a great weekend. We had 4 families and there was plenty of room for all of us. The house was clean and exactly as described. We enjoyed he beautiful location and sitting outside at the fire pit. Lots of space for kickball and frisbee and anything really. Thank you!
June 2017- group stay
The Tenwood Lodge was more than we could have asked for. The Bunkhouse was just PERFECT for our family. It felt like our own little home! Our kids loved the loft bunk in their room and Kim’s waffles. It was a treat to have such a wonderful breakfast. Kim and Russ couldn’t be more welcoming and were so great with our children as well. Everything was crisp, clean and so comfortable. We loved being a bit outside of town away from the hustle and bustle. Felt like a true getaway. Can’t recommend enough! Fall 2017
Fall 2017 - B&B guests
Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend in your beautiful home. We really enjoyed your property and your recommendations for things to do in the area. The kids loved the yard and the fire pit at night. We would love to come back and further explore the area some time soon.
August 2017 - B&B guests
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was the perfect set up for our family. It was wonderful to be able to have us all under one roof while we celebrated our brother’s wedding. It was a perfect weekend!
August 18-20, 2017 - group stay -Vacation Rental guests
Thank you for a most wonderful way to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary! The jacuzzi was amazing and your hospitality was even more amazing! We felt quite at home and plan on stopping by some other time 🙂 I think we will have to get Ticket to Ride in the near future…
Still like newlyweds in early August 2017 (B&B guests)
What a marvelous home you have!!! We feel blessed to have been able to gather so many family and friends for our daughter’s senior voice recital at IC. This home was the perfect way for us to celebrate 4 1/2 years of our daughter’s education. Thank you for also attending her recital. I hope we will have the opportunity to vacation here again.
Oct 2016 - group stay -Long Island family
Loved the privacy and huge open space. Secluded, and private area for our son’s graduation. Plenty of space for huge parties, and outdoor cooking and campfires.
May 2016 - group stay -Extended Family Commencement Celebration
I was in touch with Kim months prior to our trip.When we arrived, she was extremely welcoming, and provided us with loads of information about Ithaca and its beauty. The pictures were accurate and the house was spotless! 1st night we stayed as [B&B] guests before we took over the entire house. Breakfast and coffee waiting when we woke up! All of our guests were in awe of the house and its surroundings . We saw deer , heard coyotes at night and just loved the peaceful surroundings and grand room (where we spent most of our time)! We traveled the 7 short miles to town daily to watch our daughter’s soccer matches daily and got to know our surroundings quite well!!We will be back!! Aloha and Mahalo
B&B guests - Cornell parents from Hawaii
My family could not have been more pleased with our stay at Tenwood Lodge. We were there for most of the week of Thanksgiving, and it was an ideal place to put on Thanksgiving dinner for a large family. The kitchen was well-appointed, and large and open enough so that several of us could work comfortably at once. The living room was within sight of the cooks, and a large, cozy, comfortable place to hang out. The bedrooms were peaceful and very comfortable, and the space was flexible enough that when some of our dinner guests were so enamored of the place that they wanted to stay over for the night, we were able to find extra spots for them. It was child/baby friendly and also adult friendly, which can be a hard balance to find. The whole place is beautifully built, and feels very spacious and airy. All in all, it was a wonderful place to celebrate Thanksgiving, we left with very happy memories, and we’re already eagerly anticipating a repeat next year. I heartily recommend this place.
Thanksgiving 2013 - Family coming together from Boston, NYC, Ohio, Ontario and Ithaca
We had an amazing family get together at Tenwood Lodge. Kim was warmly welcoming and went out of her way to meet the needs of my mother who has mobility issues. The house is beautiful with much warm wood, great views of cornfields and mountains, and a killer kitchen with plenty of rooms for many hands. The many stuffed (taxidermied) animals were a conversation starter and became old friends. The wood for campfires and fixings for smores made for perfect evenings enjoying being outdoors. We had a great weekend.
August 2014 - group stay - traveling from Ontario/Long Island/Boston meeting in centrally located Ithaca
We collected family from Victoria, BC and Toronto, Ont (Canada), from Ethiopia (Africa), from Chicago, Massachusetts, Cairo, Riverside & Brewster (NY), and Connecticut. We loved relaxing on the porches and in the coolness inside, playing badminton, eating at the picnic tables and on the deck, walking the grounds to the pond, playing games in the living rooom, keyboard upstairs, enjoying each well-appointed bedroom – a great and open place that we loved returning to or starting from. Thanks for such a lovely, beautiful experience, the home and environment are perfect!
July 2017 - family reunion convergence
Tenwood Lodge was the perfect place for our family to gather, enjoy the wedding festivities and each other. The house and location were exactly what we needed. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and for allowing us to have the after wedding brunch here. Everyone stepped through the front door and said “Wow, this place is amazing!” Yes, it is! We all loved the house, the grounds, the wonderful fall colors, perfect weather and our time together. Thank you, Thank you,
Parents of the bride
Many thanks for sharing your home with us on the weekend of our niece’s wedding. The space was wonderful for family to gather for wedding preps and a a peaceful place for the bride. We loved your welcoming hospitality, flexibility and attention to detail! We will definitely tell friends of this bit of heaven – just minutes from all that Ithaca has to offer!
Sept 2016 - Bride's Family gathering from Minnesota and Rochester for local wedding
What a wonderful place to stay while visiting our college town. It was a great place to stay to reunite with our college roommates and families. It’s been almost 13 years since we’ve all been together here. The kids loved it! Thank you!
August 2014 - group stay - Vrbo
Kim helped me with all the details I needed to have a wedding shower for my daughter and her fiance’s family from NY at her beautiful home. The party was a gathering for people from 5 different states! We made the gathering a vacation for the group of us traveling up from Southern Indiana and Kim had all the information we needed to have a fantastic time. The house was perfect. The kitchen met all of our needs for every situation. The bedrooms were extremely clean, comfortable and far enough away from the other bedrooms that each family had their own space. The grand living room was large enough for the nightly gathering of the group. The view each morning of the meadow and hill made our morning coffee delightful. We saw so many birds and deer. Ithaca is a destination not to be missed. I have hiked many miles of some of the most beautiful places in this country, but this area is by far the most beautiful I have ever seen.
June 2015 - Vrbo group stay - wedding shower
Every summer our family, who is scattered across the country, gets together in the Finger Lakes region. As we grow, it’s been harder and harder to find a good place to stay.Tenwood Lodge surpassed previous experiences in every way. Kim was easy to communicate with; she and her husband live in a nearby barn so she was right there to answer any questions. However, they are also unobtrusive. The Lodge plus the Bunkhouse wing fit our 12 adults and 1 teenager perfectly. There were other smaller options for younger ones which we didn’t use. We enjoy cooking and the kitchen utensils, pots and pans, dishes, were plentiful and good quality. There’s even a very large pantry with tons of spices, condiments, and staples! I’m very picky about cleanliness and Tenwood was spotless on arrival. The owners recently added high-tech zoned a/c. Each room had its own thermostat which allowed us to be comfortable, especially at night. Our younger adults enjoyed the games in the game closet, but most of us just loved hanging out on the porch, which had beautiful, peaceful views. I could truly go on and on about Tenwood Lodge. I can only hope that our schedules line up so we can all come back next summer!
Paula D - July 2019 group stay - Vrbo review : PERFECT FOR MULTI-GENERATION REUNION
Kim and Russ are wonderful hosts: accommodating their beautiful home for family gatherings. It’s family friendly, spacious, quiet and so clean! Our only disappointment was the weather was cool enough that we were unable to use the outdoor space in the evenings. Ithaca traffic is always a challenge no matter which direction you’re coming from, so know to give yourself enough time to get into town and/or campus. We used Tenwood as home base for a gorgeous wedding at Quinta Rosa bringing family and friends together from across the U.S. Groceries were in the frig to help us with a late arrival. Doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks again Kim and Russ!
Sarah N - Sept 2019 group stay - Vrbo review
We had a great time, and highly recommend staying with and enjoying the hospitality at Russ & Kim's lodge.
Jeff & Janet P - B&B guests Sept 2019 - Google review
Beautiful place. Comfortable. It was nice to have a big place my extended family could take over. Very private.
Richard G - Fall 2019 group stay - Google review
Our 5 families had an amazing time at this property. The space was great for our large reunion party. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.
Lenina H- Oct 2019 group stay - Vrbo review
Wonderful location for the Cayuga wine trails. Beautiful home with lots of space. Great views. Wonderful hospitality. We will definitely be back again. Thanks so much Kim for thinking of everything to make our visit perfect! (girls wine trail holiday shopping spree-repeat guests)
Kimberly B - Dec 2019 group stay direct booking - Google review
Great stay, great accommodations, and great hospitality! Kim and Russ made our stay one to remember. We will come back again! Thank You!!
James C - July 2020 group stay-Vrbo review
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay and your hospitality, Kim and Russ.
Nataly and Marc - October 2020 B&B - Google review
I was {at Tenwood Lodge} last weekend with my family and this place is the best bed and breakfast ever! Kim is very kind, she takes care of all the details. The home is very clean and the breakfast 🥞 s very very good. I will love back again. Thanks Kim for everything
Fabiola P - July B&B 2020 - Google review
This lodge was amazing! We had a great time and great hosts! Readily available whenever needed! Very recommended!
Hila D - August 2020 group stay - Airbnb review
Kim's property is nothing short of breathtaking. She is an outstanding host and her home was perfect for our large group. She was very accommodating and kind. Hands down one of the best rentals I have ever booked. Thank you Kim .
Andrew - October 2020 group stay - Airbnb review


When you've relaxed enough and are ready to explore, 2 Finger Lakes state parks, food shopping, 2 colleges, 1 winery, a brewery and downtown Ithaca are less than 15 minutes from Tenwood Lodge and that's just the beginning!
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