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Private room · Ithaca
Simpler Private Bedroom
Enjoy easy access to everything from this perfectly located home base.
Oct 25 – Nov 1
$37 per night
Guest suite · Ithaca
Modern Suite/Downtown Ithaca
DowntownSuite ( Private Bathroom, Microwave, Coffee maker) 10 minute walk from Ithaca Commons! 5 minute walk from Wegmans Plenty of Street parking right around the Corner Will have 1 bedroom ( double bed) and 1 sofa for sleeping! Brand new Renovations and Brand New Bathrooms
Oct 23 – 30
$83 per night
Hotel room · Ithaca
Twin Bed in Boutique Hotel Near Cornell Campus
The Freshman Room at The Dorm Hotel features a twin bed, private bathroom, and access to our self-pour bar featuring local beverage options. Located only a five-minute walk from Cornell campus and a ten-minute walk from the Ithaca Commons.
Dec 2 – 9
$89 per night

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Stay near Ithaca's top sights

Photo of Cascadilla Gorge Trail
Cascadilla Gorge Trail42 locals recommend
Photo of Stewart Park
Stewart Park28 locals recommend
Photo of Cornell Botanic Gardens
Cornell Botanic Gardens40 locals recommend
Photo of Cornell University
Cornell University65 locals recommend
Photo of Ithaca Farmers Market
Ithaca Farmers Market165 locals recommend
Photo of Ithaca Falls
Ithaca Falls58 locals recommend

Ithaca house rentals

Home · Downtown Ithaca
One Bedroom Apartment in Downtown Ithaca
Dec 14 – 21
$71 per night
Private room · Ithaca
Gray Room on Coddington Rd
Dec 3 – 10
$54 per night
Private room · Ithaca
Simple Private bedroom near Ithaca Commons!
Oct 25 – Nov 1
$37 per night
Private room · Downtown Ithaca
Sunny room in downtown
Nov 26 – Dec 3
$46 per night
Home · Ithaca
Dec 3 – 10
$146 per night
Private room · Ithaca
Bedroom with Single bed in historical home
Aug 26 – Sep 2
$50 per night
Private room · Downtown Ithaca
Short Size Bedroom Downtown
Nov 26 – Dec 3
$46 per night
Home · Ithaca
2 BR/2B Lake house Minutes from Town and Campus!
Dec 17 – 24
$254 per night
Private room · Ithaca
Cosy Bedroom in Downtown Ithaca
Feb 22 – Mar 1
$52 per night
Private room · Downtown Ithaca
Small guest room downtown
Feb 23 – Mar 2
$61 per night
Private room · Ithaca
Double Bed for One Person in Beautiful Home
Mar 13 – 20
$64 per night
Private room · Ithaca
Sunny Guest Room on West Hill
Sep 15 – 22
$57 per night

Your guide to Ithaca

All About Ithaca

Located on the tip of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, Ithaca is a bustling college town. Its streets are lined with unique shops and busy eateries, and you’ll see students rushing by the colorful brick buildings of the Ithaca Commons to get to their next class. Ithaca has a number of notable museums, including the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, which was designed by a world-renowned architect, and the interactive Sciencenter, which engages visitors of all ages.

The surrounding area is famous for its beautiful lakes and the towering Taughannock Falls — which can be accessed by a relatively short hike through the state park — and its wine region, home to more than 400 wineries. For a bird’s-eye view of the area’s gorgeous scenery, you can head to the Cayuga Nature Center, which features a six-story treehouse that offers sweeping views of the Finger Lakes region.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ithaca?

Thanks to the vibrant student life and outdoor attractions, Ithaca is a great place to visit all year round — so long as you pack for the seasons. The town is bustling during the fall, as students come back to school after summer break. The Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival, held in late September or early October, features a range of musical events and apple-themed treats like cider and apple doughnuts against a backdrop of beautiful fall foliage. Just note when securing your vacation rental in Ithaca that autumn is a very popular time to visit the Finger Lakes area, especially on the weekends.

During the winter, the city quiets down as the temperature drops —bringing with it rain, sleet, snow, and gray skies — and students head home for the holidays. The snow can last through April, and chilly temperatures often linger through May. In the spring, the flowers begin to bloom as the weather slowly warms up. Summer brings hot, sunny days that are perfect for visiting the nearby natural attractions or taking a swim in the lake.

What are the top things to do in Ithaca?

Ithaca Commons

This four-block, pedestrian-only section of town is Ithaca’s cultural hub. The streets are overflowing with trendy boutiques and a seemingly endless array of eateries. The alleyways are full of street art where buskers often perform, and the area is full of students hanging out with friends all hours of the day.

Taughannock Falls State Park

These magnificent falls, plunging 215 feet over a rocky cliff into the gorge below, have one of the biggest drops east of the Rocky Mountains. The nearby park offers miles of hiking trails, including the three-quarter-mile Gorge Trail, which starts at the base of the falls and offers easy access to the beautiful Cayuga Lake.

Cayuga Lake

As the longest of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga offers the perfect spot for kayaking, swimming, or paddleboarding, followed by a meal at one of the many lakefront restaurants. Anglers flock here to catch trout, bass, and crappie. Take an eco boat tour or a sunset boat tour to make the most of your visit to the lake.

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