They don’t call Ithaca one of the best river towns in America for nothing.  Check out the link from Outside Magazine:http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/best-towns/Best-Towns-Ithaca-New-York.html     To select the greatest river town, Outside Magazine partnered with American Rivers, the nation’s leading fresh-water non-profit, and evaluated 50 cities on criteria such as cost of living, cultural vibrancy, job prospects, [...]

May 29-June 1, 2014 Ithaca Festival Events

May 29-June 1, 2014 Ithaca Festival Events

Not only is it Cornell Graduation weekend, but a big Ithaca happening is the Ithaca Festival.  If you’re in town and have a spare moment between hiking a gorge, attending graduation parties, wine tasting, biking, or a myriad of other fun stuff, check out this fun event.  Three days of fun, starting with a parade, [...]

Read the latest press on the Finger Lakes! From Kiplinger’s Great Places to Live, 2013.

10 Great Places to Live, 2013 8. Ithaca, New York Katsutoshi Seki via Wikimedia.org Population: 101,564 (metro area) Unemployment rate: 5.1% Cost-of-living index: 102.9 Median household income: $49,789 Median home value: $215,000 What the locals love: The food scene including Just a Taste — a wine and tapas bar with a menu that changes daily [...]

Our love of wine…

Our love of wine…

As many of you know, one of the reasons for our relocation to the Finger Lakes area was our love of wine and our desire to grow grapes.  Our area is a unique part of the world, with a long history of growing grapes, along with some of the challenges of growing in our climate. [...]

Summer theater events in Ithaca: Highlighting the Hangar Theatre

For those of you who are unfamiliar with our small spot on the map, we have an exceptional and thriving theater scene here.  You don’t have to go to the City to see good theater.  And the best part is that we have great local talent, including playwrights, directors and actors.  It’s also a great [...]

Thank you!

We want to thank all of our guests for making our first season a successful one. We hope to see you again, and look forward to serving you next season. Happy Winter! Donna and Mike Wilson

August 11-12, 2012 Happenings in and around Ithaca

Ithaca Banana Festival, Ithaca Commons August 11, 2012 noon-5 p.m. The 2012 Banana Festival will feature amazing banana themed food, live music, exotic performances and fun activities with lots of prizes to be won- August 11th from noon-5pm on the Ithaca Commons. The Banana Festival is being presented by the Youth Employment Service of the Ithaca [...]

Farmers Markets in and around Ithaca, Summer 2012

Ongoing Farmers Markets 2012 For those of us who love to eat local……… TUESDAY Ithaca Farmers Market at Dewitt Park on Tuesdays 5/1 – 10/30 — 9am-2pm http://www.ithacamarket.com/ WEDNESDAY Trumansburg Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 4-7pm http://www.localharvest.org/trumansburg-farmers-market-M22088 WEDNESDAY Dryden Farmers Market at Montgomery Park in Dryden from 4pm to 7pm until October 31.WEDNEDAY East Hill [...]

Daisy and Bo-peep splashing in Salmon Creek


    6/29/2012   Thoughts . . . One of my favorite things to do is to walk to the falls next door on my way to the dog’s daily swim in the creek.  The falls change daily, as does the look of the garden.  One of the best things about Ludlowville is just taking [...]

The bees have been busy.

Ithaca Farmer’s Market

    6/2/2012   Ithaca Farmer’s Market—A great thing to take in on any given Saturday or Sunday in the summer.  Whether you want to people watch, look at the food, eat the food or schmooze with the vendors, there’s a little something for everyone.   After a night of heavy rain, the market had [...]