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In 1883 Anson Noble built the Queen Anne Victorian, which stands today on the original foundation of the first homestead. In the seventies, the farm was converted into a commune where peace and harmony were the themes for those who lived on the land. Today, as a bed and breakfast, Noble House Farm and the 50 acres on which it rests, remain a peaceful haven for those who wish to enjoy fresh air, dips in the spring-fed pond, chats around the fire, star-gazing, hiking, relaxing in the hot tub, and much more.
We serve a full country breakfast every morning with homemade pastries, biscuits, and tarts. You can't be hungry after one of our breakfasts. Our own fruit trees - apricot, pears, apples, and plums, as well as our blackberries and raspberries, are used to spice up our recipes. The menu uses the fruits of the season or in winter the jams, jellies, and spreads we have preserved. We also incorporate honey from our own apiary into our recipes for just the right touch of sweetness. In the afternoons, there is always a snack, and we could not be in "wine country" without frequently hosting a tasting.
The Noble House Farm is located just outside Ithaca, the land of Gorges. A perfect place to stay for traveling to the local interests such as the famous New York State Wineries, beautiful state parks and ski Areas.
Noble House Farm is the perfect place for special events such as weddings, parties, business meetings, retreats, and family outings. We are currently constructing a conference facility for thirty people. Catering can be arranged with prior notice for any event that you may have in mind.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to De Murphy for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Travelers stay with us to unplug and relax. We have 50 acres to wander or fish in our stocked pond or see all the wonderful things to do in the Ithaca area.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Our Breakfasts with our farm fresh eggs and that we serve dogs and kids. We love most the wonderful people who have stayed with us from around the world. Our motto is “Come as a guest and Leave as a Friend”. That is our hospitality goal.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
I think #1 is wine touring. We sit right between the 2 most traveled wine trails, the Cayuga and Seneca trails. However we have two wonderful colleges and theaters and restaurants. Wow, it is hard to pick just one.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment was that they came as a guest but were leaving as friends.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Our secret is the wonderful art community and theaters and that we have 6 state parks or land conservations areas within 15 miles of our door.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
We would find out their wine tastes and then put together a listing of wineries for a visit, or we now have a cheese trail and a beer tail. We have 4 museums, theaters and of course walking to see our 120 waterfalls and gorges. We are the land of Gorges. Antiques, kayaking oh so much.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Our Bed and Breakfast is located on the Finger lakes trail so there is hiking and snowshoeing.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
All you have to do in Ithaca is go to the Commons and there is a restaurant from almost any country. We always assist our customers in choosing where to eat out.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
Laurel Lodge has 4 guest rooms.
Do you accept pets?
Yes, we have one room for dogs.