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Rental unit in Downtown Ithaca
Eclectic Downtown Apartment - Walk to Everything!
Comfortable & spacious 1 bedroom apartment with en-suite bathroom in the East Hill Historic District, perfect for a couple or close family group. Includes private entrance & porch, walk everywhere... only 1 block from restaurants, cafés, shops, art cinema, & 4 blocks from Cornell. Five minute walk to Cascadilla Gorge, with waterfalls and trail. Ithaca College is a 5-minute drive. We enjoy hosting people from all over the world and all backgrounds & hope you feel at home during your stay.
$142 per night
Rental unit in 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.
$74 per night
Private room in Ithaca
Co-House by 𝙒𝙍𝙆𝙋𝙍𝙏𝙔® | Room 3
Private Room in Spacious, Airy, Modern Space for Digital Nomads & visiting Students / Professionals who want the ideal work-life balance and connection with like-minded travelers and locals. 𝙃𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨: Blazing Fast WiFi • Dedicated Workspace • Overlooking Cascadilla Creek, Gimme! Coffee, Bus Stop, Ithaca Bikeshare / Carshare & Thompson Park • 30 Second Walk to Pharmacy • 3 Min Walk to Natural Food Grocery • 4 Min Walk to Ithaca Commons, Restaurants & Waterfalls.
$69 per night

Stay near Ithaca's top sights

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Ithaca Commons156 locals recommend
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Cornell University143 locals recommend
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Ithaca Falls Natural Area157 locals recommend
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Ithaca Farmers Market266 locals recommend
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Wegmans143 locals recommend
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Stewart Park113 locals recommend

Ithaca house rentals

Home in Ithaca
Newly Remodeled Fall Creek Gem - Upstairs
$104 per night
Private room in Downtown Ithaca
Cozy room in colorful inviting home
$47 per night
Home in Ithaca
New studio, 5 min walk to DT
$100 per night
Home in Downtown Ithaca
One Bedroom Private Unit .3 Miles from Commons
$124 per night
Private room in Ithaca
Private room close to everything!
$60 per night
Home in Ithaca
Lower Duplex Apartment by Cornell Campus
$90 per night
Private room in Ithaca
Downtown Haven I
$52 per night
Home in Downtown Ithaca
One Bedroom Apartment in Downtown Ithaca
$96 per night
Private room in Ithaca
Queen Bedroom in a Beautiful Home, Coddington Road
$82 per night
Private room in Ithaca
Light-filled Solitude in Quiet Home: Women only
$75 per night
Home in Downtown Ithaca
Guest Suite w/ Private bath and entry:Downtown
$85 per night
Private room in Collegetown
2nd floor Studio in Walking Distance to Cornell
$110 per night

Stays in Downtown Ithaca

Rental unit in Collegetown
"Urban Cabin" Apt in Town & Gorge
$143 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Ithaca
The Downtown Treehouse, Modern, Boho getaway for 2
$156 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Ithaca
Beautiful Studio in Downtown Ithaca
$78 per night
Rental unit in Downtown Ithaca
Downtown Apartment w Free Parking
$163 per night

Stays in Collegetown

Rental unit in Collegetown
$169 per night
Hotel room in Ithaca
Twin Bed in Boutique Hotel Near Cornell Campus
$126 per night
Rental unit in Collegetown
Spacious 1BR Apartment On the Gorge!
$116 per night
Rental unit in Ithaca
1 bed apt. at Fountain Place
$182 per night

Stays in Fall Creek

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Waterfall Getaway
$178 per night
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$188 per night
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Art-filled vintage loft, minutes from Ithaca Falls
$206 per night
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Ithaca Falls Bar Apartment
$123 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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