We had a fantastic time at Owl Moon Cottage in the fall of 2016! Joanna and Art were great hosts and they have a wonderful space. The cottage is warm and cozy, and the cabin is wonderfully built. My wife and I were impressed with the quality of the design of the interior and exterior, and we were very impressed with the craftsmanship of the entire cottage. Another item that we really liked about the cottage is that all of the windows and social areas of the cottage face away from the hosts house and toward the state park. You have complete privacy... The kitchen is stocked with the basic appliances and utensils to make simple meals throughout your stay. The location is wonderful, we were able to take a short drive into Ithaca and buy some groceries at the local Wegmans. The cottage is a great place for couples, and even couples with a small child or two that can handle going up to the loft. The space is doable with 4 adults, but remember that there is only one bathroom. If you do stay with Art and Joanna, do take their advice about going for a hike in Robert Treman State park down the road. The pictures of the falls and gorge on their listing do not do it justice! We want to thank Joanna and Art for their hospitality and we hope that they have many guests over the years! We would love to stay again and experience the area during all seasons!
My college daughter and I shared a weekend together in this delightful cottage. It was a nice break for both us. We felt like we really got away. We were able to hike right from our front door, and enjoy the quiet and the beauty of nature, while still getting into Ithaca for a good dinner and a show. The cottage is perfectly equipped and toasty warm. The beds were so comfortable!! It was actually the perfect sized house for the two of us. JoAnn and Art attended to our every need. My daughter even milked Chloe the goat. I highly recommend this special place.
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect getaway for our honeymoon! Owl Moon is a quiet, secluded, gorgeous, cozy cottage on a rural gravel road in tranquil surroundings. It is well stocked and you couldn’t ask for more accommodating hosts. We can’t wait to go back!
The stay was perfect. We celebrated my wife’s birthday by staying three nights at Owl Cottage with our two kids. The cottage is very well designed so even though it’s small, it accommodated the four of us well. Ithaca is less than 15 minutes away, and the stunning Lucifer Falls is just around the corner. So even though the location was remote, it was very easy to use this as a base to explore Ithaca. The hosts were responsive and helpful.
Can we attach this adorable, cozy cabin to our car and drive it back home to Happy Valley? This was our first AirBNB experience and it couldn’t have been any better. Joanna and Art readied the cabin with everything and decorated it tastefully - beautiful new kitchen and every pot/gadget to whip up breakfast or dinner. Soft bedding, towels, lots of windows and a beautiful large deck. Enjoyed hiking the Treman park just a short walk from the cabin. Gorgeous park with lots of waterfalls and hiking trails. We visited wineries and interesting Cornell University. We dined at the famous Moosewood Vegetarian Restaurant... Art and Joanna shared fresh grown asparagus and showed off their garden and cute goats. Everything was clean and neat and we give it an A++! Hope to visit again!
This was our second stay at Owl Moon and we’re booked for a third stay this coming May (hope to be back before then though). Joanna and Art designed this incredibly comfortable and beautiful cottage, which is located just outside of Ithaca. We enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and calmness of the cottage’s interior. While our visits have been to spend time with our sons who attend Cornell, the cottage is in a perfect location for hiking, touring vineyards or just simply relaxing.
My husband and I, along with our two boys aged 3 and 6 in tow, stayed at the darling Owl Moon Cottage the weekend following Thanksgiving. We are also vacation-rental owners and I was taking notes of all the lovely touches throughout our stay. Joanna is thoughtful in all her details...wonderful linens and towels, bath supplies, books, games and more. Even battery-operated candles were provided which came in handy while my husband and I shared a bottle of wine after we put the kids to bed in the same room with the curtain drawn to separate the bedroom from the living space. Our boys discovered a box full of Legos and we enjoyed a wonderful family night in building and creating legos together. The cottage was peaceful and has great proximity to easy hikes and gorgeous waterfalls. We look forward to coming back in the warmer months when we can enjoy the parks in their glory. Thank you for a wonderful stay!