Ithaca Summer Vacation is like heaven to us after sticky sweltering summers in Queens! When we first purchased our land in Danby almost 20 years ago (12-15 minutes south of Ithaca Commons) we lived in the barn apartment with our 5 kids (where we still go when our guests take over Tenwood Lodge). Nights were cool and days were hot. When it got too hot and we were tired of gardening, we'd pack the kids in the van and head to our favorite incredible state park: Robert E Treman which has this waterfall fed natural pool with life guards and the most refreshing water you can imagine. We enjoyed hosting friends as we built the bunkhouse and always felt it would be great to just welcome as many folks as possible to share the beauty of this unique region. Then we built Tenwood Lodge for our family of 7, expecting to add in-laws and grandkids. We're well on the way, but most of them have left the nest so they're home less often. We love meeting new people and sharing our special custom vacation home with them for a few days. If you would like to experience cool nights without air-conditioning, amazing star-gazing in our rural location and explore Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region, come visit us at Tenwood Lodge for your family reunion, for an Ithaca Summer Vacation! There are so many things for kids and families to do in the area: museums, restaurants, theatre, wineries, breweries, hiking, Cayuga Lake and WATERFALLS! (see our Favorite Things page for just a few of these things). Many of our guests choose to have an Ithaca Summer Vacation because it is a central location for their group to meet as they converge on Ithaca with parts of the group coming from Canada, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia and Ohio, among others! Others are foodies who love our kitchen and the Farmer's Market on the weekends. Still others just like to watch the corn grow or the deer and wild turkey come out of the woods to eat. Listening to the birds sing you awake in the morning is delightful, as is a glass of Finger Lakes Reisling on the porch in the evening or a cup of locally roasted coffee in the morning. Come to Tenwood Lodge for your next Ithaca Summer Vacation!