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We're thrilled to be welcoming guests again to Tenwood Lodge

Our first guests to come were Adam and Tiffy and their extended family for a long weekend over the 4rth of July....
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Cayuga Lake Wine Trail open now in Phase 3 Covid-29 reopening

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail is now open as part of the NY Forward Phase 3 reopening. Bring your mask, call/contact each winery ahead of time...... 
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"it all takes extra patience and compassion and when we lose it we have to find it again." (Ljova)

When texting with one of our first guest families who became friends and repeat visitors to Tenwood Lodge, I asked the dad how they were doing social distancing in their Upper West Side NYC apartment with their 2 young sons..... 
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Tenwood Lodge is featured in Maguire Audi Newsletter !

Thanks Maguire Audi for showcasing Tenwood Lodge as one of the Best Vacation Homes near Ithaca NY!

Can't get to the wine trail but want to pick up some great Finger Lakes wines in Ithaca?

The biggest and best option is located just 8 short miles from Tenwood Lodge in the shopping plaza with 5 Guys. Northside Wine and Spirits has a huge variety of wines and liquor ...
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We designed our Dream Home: Tenwood Lodge

When we decided to sell our 2 family Queens home in 2011 and put all our real estate assets into building a home in Ithaca that could house our immediate family, ...
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MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora makes a great rainy day visit

This past weekend I suggested that since the weather was cool and wet, that a group of 3 women guests staying here at Tenwood Lodge might enjoy going up the ...
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OurBus - great option for traveling to/from NYC/Ithaca

 You may not know, that I (Kim) was briefly a mystery shopper, evaluating lots of different budget to high end food, fitness and clothing establishments. So forgive my tone if it's overly evaluative as I discuss OurBus in today's blog post.....
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Ithaca Summer Vacation

 Ithaca Summer Vacation is like heaven to us after sticky sweltering summers in Queens!  When we first purchased our land in Danby  ...
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Vacation Rental Guests receive "estate" produced Maple Syrup

We rent Tenwood Lodge as either a 6 Bedroom or 4 Bedroom Vacation Rental Home as well as offering Bed and Breakfast for guests coming in smaller groups when it is available...
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Valentine's Day Proposal (part 4)

 Thankfully, she said yes and we were able to celebrate with close friends and family at the Cornell bowling alley after. I am so thankful for Tenwood being so accommodating ...
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Valentine's Day Proposal (part 3)

Lucas continues their story

(part 3 of 4)   ...
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Valentine's Day Proposal (part 2)

Lucas continues with his story =================== Kim, the owner of the Tenwood, was very enthused with the thought of a proposal out there and even set up a place setting ...
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Valentine's Day Proposal (part 1)

Two years ago, Lucas met Anna. Here he shares their story and how they came to be engaged at Tenwood Lodge last month. ====from Lucas==== The Tenwood Lodge is a ...
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Third Syrup Run completed

It's amazing to me that it takes SO MUCH TIME and ENERGY to produce such a small amount of syrup. I suspect if we were tapping more trees ...
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Heading into the Sugar Bush at Tenwood Lodge

February 3rd and 4th Russ and Titus started tapping the maple trees across the field from Tenwood Lodge and putting out 5 gallon buckets to collect the sap. It can become second nature ......
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First Firing of the Maple Syrup Evaporator

 We're getting ready for the Maple sap to run. The Maple Syrup Evaporator has been installed and our first shakedown happened ...
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2018 Commencements coming soon!

 Commencement is one the busiest times of the year in Ithaca, 8 days of chaos, which is a great time for us to enjoy welcoming families to celebrate...
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Ithaca Loves Teachers – Winter Break

 For Teacher's week, if we've had a thaw, we hope to be running the evaporator in our new Sugar Shack – boiling maple sap to Maple Syrup. Come learn with us! Agriculture Teacher Russ ....
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Maple Syrup coming soon: we're always learning something new at Tenwood Lodge!

 "Ithaca Loves Teachers" is a fun way to spend the Presidents' week break in Ithaca! All teachers are welcome to sign up ....