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“Ideal for a visit to Cornell”
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Review of Stone Quarry House

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Hilltop House At Night, Bathhouse on Left, Main Cabin Center
Main House and Apartment in the Winter
Hilltop House From The Pond
Stone Roof and Chimney of the Hilltop House
Hilltop House Deck And View
Hilltop House Main Cabin East Side
Hilltop House Main Cabin West Wall - Sofa With Deck To The Right, Wood Stove To The Left
Hilltop House With Queen Size TempurPedic Sleeper Sofa Set Up in Main Living Cabin
Hilltop House Kitchen, Sink, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave and Countertop Oven, Induction Burner
Hilltop House Main Cottage Lights Designed and Crafted by Master Blacksmith Duran Van Dorn
Hilltop House Sleeping Cabin Exterior
Hilltop House Sleeping Cabin With Queen Size Bed
Sandstone Shower In The Hilltop House Bathhouse
Hilltop House Bathhouse Stone Sink
Hilltop House Sunset View From Main Cottage
Post And Beam House Exterior
Post And Beam House TempurPedic Queen Size Bed, Cantilevered Stone Nightstands Windows Looking West
Post And Beam House Second Floor East Side Cozy Corner Chair Becomes Comfy Twin Size Bed
Post And Beam House Living Room From Upstairs, Sofa Opens To Become Very Comfortable Queen Size Bed
Post And Beam House Living Room, Corner Table Opens To Seat Four With Two Chairs and Two Stools
Post And Beam House Looking Upstairs From Living Room
Post And Beam House Staircase To Second Floor and East Entrance
Post And Beam House Kitchen, Fridge/Freezer, Range and Oven, Dishwasher, Sink. Dishes, Etc. Provided
Post And Beam House Bathroom Sink
Post And Beam Bathroom, Toilet and Washer/Dryer, Shower to the Left (Not Shown)
Tower Cottage Showing Balcony
Main Living Area Of The Tower Cottage, Dining Area on Left, Kitchette on Right, Sitting Area Center
Tower Cottage Bathroom, Glass Tiled Shower on the Left, Stone Sink in Center, Toilet on Left
Tower Cottage Second Floor Bedroom and Cantilevered Stone Stairs
Tower Cottage Back Deck
Stone Cottage Exterior
Stone Cottage Walkway
Stone Cottage Jacuzzi
Stone Cottage Interior From The Front Door
Stone Cottage Interior, Showing Bath Open to the Room and Fireplace
Apartment On Second Floor Above Quiet Three Bay Garage
Apartment Entrance
Apartment Entrance
Apartment Dining Area and  Top of Stairs From Living Area
Apartment Interior From The Bedroom, showing Queen Size Sleeper Sofa
Apartment Living Room Open To Kitchen
Apartment Bedroom View From Living Room
Apartment Kitchen North Side
Apartment Kitchen West Side
Apartment Kitchen East Side
Apartment Kitchen Island
Apartment Bathroom From The Living Room, Door Leads to Bedroom
Apartment Sink and Toilet
Apartment Tub/Shower Seen From Bedroom Entrance To The Bathroom
Owners, Buzz and Nancy in the Canary Islands
Main House Garden Entrance
Main House Front Garden Gate, Designed And Fabricated By Master Blacksmith Duran Van Dorn
Main House Root Cellar
Patio With Weber Grill, Near Stone Cottage, Tower Cottage and Apartment
Patio Garden for Guests With Tomatoes, Basil, Peppers, Mint, Stevia. Parsley, Thyme, Sage, And More
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Ithaca, Finger Lakes, New York

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Netherlands
1 review
“Ideal for a visit to Cornell”
Reviewed 24 May 2007 for a stay in May 2007

We spent three nights in The Stone Cottage and the accomodation was perfect for us. We loved the atmosphere of the cottage and the tranquillity of the surroundings. It was spotlessly clean and very private. We were in Ithaca to visit Cornell and found it very convenient. Thanks Nancy, we’ll be back!

I recommend looking at the Stone Quarry website which is informative and accurate. [--]

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Visit was for: Other
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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oooogie
New York State
1 review
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“BEWARE. Beautiful but FILTHY + Creepy.”
Reviewed 9 May 2007 for a stay in February 2007
2
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The Stone Quarry House gets an A+ for architecture, but a flat out "F" for cleanliness and comfort. I would agree with another review's choice of wording... this place is creepy. We were booked into the cottage, as the main house was full, and while the building itself is an exceptional display of craftsmanship, the only "creature comforts" to be found were things that would literally comfort a creature... cobwebs, stained sheets, and a bed filled with dog hair (we still assume).

As if dirty sheets covered in hair (and I mean COVERED... the comforter looked as though it hadn't been washed in at least a year) aren't bad enough, the bed is a foam mattress, so don't expect to sink into a cozy, luxurious "B&B" night of sleep. We got a terrible night sleep, and when we awoke looking forward to a cleansing soak in the jacuzzi tub (open to the rest of the room), we discovered the jets on the tub were broken.

The towels were old and scratchy, and I found myself feeling scared to use them. There were some small soaps and lotions for toiletries that seemed okay.

Cobwebs were everywhere in the corners of the cottage... they were so obvious, I couldn't comprehend how the owners didn't see them... and more importantly... remove them. It really detracts from the beautiful structure.

Also, the owner lives on the premises with their teenage daughter, so you don't have the kind of privacy you'd expect from a B&B. This is NOT your place for a romantic getaway.

In summary, If you're intrigued with what the Stone Quarry House has to offer architecturally, I'd recommend you ask for a tour and enjoy it as a place to see.... not as a place to stay.

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Liked best: Beautiful architecture.
Liked least: Room was FILTHY.
Visit was for: Romantic getaway
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
10 Mar 2010
It is our goal that every guest leave us rejuvenated and relaxed with happy memories of their stay in Ithaca. I regret that this guest never contacted us directly with their concerns. I have no record of this guest's stay - their name and date of stay are unknown.

I launder and iron each sheet personally, and I can guarantee that there was no dog hair or stains on the sheets. We use triple sheeting or duvet covers rather than bedspreads to assure cleanliness. Perhaps this guest invited our cat into the cottage? That is the only explanation I can imagine for their comments about dog hair.

The jacuzzi is and was in good working order. I suspect this guest may have tripped a circuit breaker. We would have been more than happy to assist them had we known.

The foam mattress referred to in the review is a Tempurpedic mattress, a luxury mattress that many of our guests have requested specifically. I regret that this guest was uncomfortable.

The ecru towels were new in 2007, and are replaced when they become worn or stained. At that time, we always used fabric softener and a dryer. Recently we are offering guests the option of towels dried on the line for a more sustainable choice, but we always have fluffy towels available as well.

The cottage is a separate building, in no way attached to the main house, and the family has no contact with guests unless they come to the house and request to speak with them.

It is possible that a cobweb may have been built in a corner between the cleaning and the arrival of the guest - this is a stone cottage.
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preshy
wilkes barre pa
1 review
“beautiful weekend getaway”
Reviewed 11 February 2007 for a stay in February 2007

The weather was below zero. The cottage was beautiful, warm and cozy. We watched the Superbowl with the fireplace blazing and enjoyed the wine we had just purchased....great escape from reality. ...not to forget the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on.

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Liked best: craftmanship
Liked least: too far from the winiries
Visit was for: Romantic getaway
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Barbara G
West Caldwell, New Jersey
1 review
“Beautiful place!”
Reviewed 28 November 2005 for a stay in August 2005

We spent a long weekend in August at Stone Quarry House and had a wonderful visit. Our room in the main house was soul-satisfyingly beautiful, with skylights over the very comfortable bed and the jacuzzi. We loved being in the room as much as we enjoyed exploring Ithaca. Nancy is a gracious host who is committed to making guests comfortable. We would definitely return if we were in Ithaca again and would enthusiastically recommend Stone Quarry House to friends.

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jiujen
Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Beware of the B&B”
Reviewed 20 February 2005 for a stay in July 2004
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If you stay at the Quarry Stone house do not stay in the main house. The 2 rooms upstairs have the toilet IN the room. No separate bathroom! Also, you are sharing a wall with their teenage daughter. Don't plan to "get busy" with a young girl next door. It's one thing to stay in the home with the proprietor living there but in the room next to their daughter? Creepy. They have a separate guest house that may be better, just ask if there is a separate bathroom.

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Management Response
17 Jul 2005
I suggest that potential guests review our website, http://www.stonequarryhouse.com, which has pictures of all the rooms, and our guest book, at http://www.rentors.org/guestbook.cfm?pid=27702 for a better overall picture of the property.

The 'shared wall' is acutally an insulated wall with two and a half feet of closet and built in drawers between the two rooms. The rooms are quite private, both for the sake of our guests and our family.

In the main house bedrooms, the toilets are in the room, behind a partition. Guests are informed of this at the time of booking and offered the use of a screen to provide additional privacy if desired.

We recommend the apartment or the stone cottage for those guests who would prefer more privacy.
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