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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Downtown Ithaca
Fun & spacious studio apartment - walk everywhere!

This newly renovated and stylish studio is owned and operated by a regionally recognized chef and local foods grocer. Sip a glass of wine and relax on the back porch. Walk a 1/2 block to Gimme Coffee, Liquid State Brewing, Silo Food Truck (Named CNY's Best!) or relax in The Westy's Beer Garden. Less than a mile to Cornell University, Ithaca College, Ithaca Farmers' Market, Buttermilk Falls, and shopping at The Commons. Feel like a drive? Two amazing wine trails are 15 minutes away.

$65 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Downtown Ithaca
Tall Size Simple bedroom

Great comfortable room in convenient location for travelers, close to bus stop, CVS and wegmans. Commons is walking distance or biking distance away! Ideally this is for 1 guest even though there is a double bed. So we can cut down on total number of people using the bathroom in the house! Thanks!

$51 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Ithaca
New! Lake & Forest Apartment- Modern + Comfort

Enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Cayuga through the forest as you enter this newly remodeled one bedroom accessory apartment. Only a 5 minute drive from Cornell's campus and Downtown Ithaca. Just down the street from hiking trails, gorges, and Ithaca Falls. Professionally designed to have it all. Kitchen, laundry, full bath, king size bed in a private bedroom, and queen sized pull-out sofa. Fast wi-fi + dedicated parking. Come enjoy a cozy stay in this beautiful historic neighborhood family home!

$99 per night

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Stay near Ithaca's top sights

Photo of Cascadilla Gorge Trail
Cascadilla Gorge Trail40 locals recommend
Photo of Stewart Park
Stewart Park25 locals recommend
Photo of Cornell Botanic Gardens
Cornell Botanic Gardens40 locals recommend
Photo of Cornell University
Cornell University63 locals recommend
Photo of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art75 locals recommend
Photo of Ithaca Falls
Ithaca Falls56 locals recommend

Ithaca house rentals

  1. Entire home
  2. Downtown Ithaca
One Bedroom Private Unit .3 Miles from Commons
$136 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Ithaca
Grey Room on Coddington RD
$54 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Ithaca
Simple Private bedroom near Ithaca Commons!
$46 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Downtown Ithaca
Sunflower Room; Sunny, Comfy & Centrally Located!
$85 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Downtown Ithaca
Designer 2BR House Located Downtown
$145 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Ithaca
Newly Remodeled Fall Creek Gem - Downstairs
$92 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Downtown Ithaca
Private Room in a Quiet Comfortable Historic Home
$79 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Downtown Ithaca
Cute cozy Studio. Close to downtown
$129 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Downtown Ithaca
Downtown House: Small guest room
$72 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Ithaca
Hayts Chapel
$144 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Downtown Ithaca
Near Commons: Large sunny room
$86 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Ithaca
Downtown Ithaca Bedroom with Bathroom
$70 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.


How do I get around Ithaca?

The closest airport is Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH), just a 15-minute drive away; you can fly into Philadelphia (PHL) or Detroit Metro (DTW) and get a connecting flight to Ithaca. While taxis and buses are available, it may be more convenient to rent a car, especially if you plan to check out the rest of the Finger Lakes district. You can also take a bus from New York City, with a travel time of around five hours. Once you’re in Ithaca, it’s possible to explore most of the main sights in town on foot or by renting a bike.


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.