2 Bedroom 1bath Home With A Private Waterfall On The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
About Jill Baldwin
I have always lived in the Finger Lakes, and love this area. I work in Ithaca, and consider it a blessing to drive along the lake every day on the way to work. I enjoy hiking, and cooking with local foods.
Jill Baldwin purchased this Farmhouse in 2012
Why Jill Baldwin chose Interlaken
Once you visit this property, you will feel it too...There is just a peace that comes from being here. Favorite Life Farm is located on a back road that is not traveled much, and it sets on 23 private acres. The porch offers a great place to relax and gather with friends.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
One of my favorite spots on earth is the gully that is on the farm. The gully has a 60 foot waterfall, and a beautiful creek that runs the length of the property. Favorite Life Farm is nestled right in the heart of the Finger Lakes. We are close to many wineries and breweries, cider houses and distilleries as well as many parks and hiking trail. The Farm is also just minutes way from Cayuga and Seneca Lakes with plenty of parking for boats and launches close by.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:24
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peace in the Country
The farmhouse is extremely relaxing, comfortable and nicely decorated. We completely unwound. We enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the hummingbirds, toads, and other wildlife singing a beautiful chorus all with the gorgeous waterfall/creek in the background. Grabbing wine and cheese for our charcuterie boards before dinner with a cider house and winery less than 5 minutes from the house only added to the charm. We had trouble leaving and We will definitely be back!
Lovely stay at this property
We had a wonderful time at Jill's property. Everything is super clean, well-appointed, and spacious. Beds and bedrooms were very comfortable. The kitchen needs a mention: never have I stayed at a rental property that had a kitchen so well-equipped. High-quality pans and an excellent stove made all the cooking we did a pleasure. The grounds around the house are well-maintained with vistas of fields and trees. Just at the edge of the property is a mini-gorge and waterfall. Very Finger Lakes! We had a relaxing and super time. You will too.
I am glad you and your party had a Great Time during your recent stay. Please, come back anytime.
Wonderful setting just off the lake! Beautifully appointed with many extras for comfort and ease.
We enjoyed the setting as it was so close to the lake, wineries, and trails. Cornell and Ithaca were 22 miles and a nice drive through the rural setting to town. We especially enjoyed all of the flora and fauna around he property: flowering shrubs, birds galore, rabbits, a woodchuck, deer, etc.
Beautiful farmhouse getaway
Spacious and comfortable home with a beautiful wrap around porch in a lovely setting!
Owner very helpful with local activities and restaurants. Her response time was always quick.
Would highly recommend this property!
The property was incredibly well maintained and the landscaping was picturesque.
I cannot say enough positive things about this location and house as a whole. From watching the sunrise on the porch to cooking dinners in the chefs kitchen, our stay was ideal. The character of the home is not lost in the modern updates and it is only a short drive to wineries and restaurants on both Cayuga and Seneca Lake. My wife and I, along with the other couple who joined us, are already planning a return trip for next year. Beyond the property, the house, and its location, the owner is wonderful and very accommodating. We have been visiting the finger lakes for several years and this was our best experience to date.
Thank you so much for the kind words! I am so happy you had a great stay! Please come back any time.
Perfect Place for our Finger Lakes Adventure
Three of us had the pleasure of staying in Jill's farmhouse for four days. I chose her place based on the good past review history and its central location. It was our base for several bike rides and sightseeing trips in the region. The house is immaculate and it is nicely decorated by Jill. Sitting on the huge wrap-around porch we enjoyed relaxing and viewing the beautiful, spacious property. Jill is a very hospitable hostess who met us promptly upon our arrival. (She also had a plan for us to get in if the meet-up timing had been a problem...)
Much of the house is newly remodeled. In particular, the new porch was a highlight for us. There was a place to sit on the porch and just chill, and there's a nice table on the porch where you can eat.
With our cycling, we used the washer/dryer often and they worked perfectly, as did all of the other applicances.
We are glad we chose Jill's property for our trip.
Favorite Life Farm is located on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, and just 10 minutes from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Enjoy a day traveling the area, stopping at wineries, breweries, cider houses, and distilleries- all within minutes of your home away from home. Many of these places offer local entertainment, and locavore food. If there are any local food pairing dinners when you stay- they are highly recommended- local chefs pair our local bounty with local wines, beers, and spirits- delicious!
There is also an Artist Trail and a Cheese Trail which run along the wine and beer trails. Visiting artists in the studios offer a special experience, and allow you to speak with the creator of your new favorite piece. Stop and see how the cheeses from our area are made, and tour the facilities at many local farms. Our area embraces our farmers, and we take pride in living local.
When you come to Favorite Life Farm, there will be a beautiful dozen of farm fresh eggs waiting for you to enjoy for breakfast. We also have a very nice market within minutes of the house. Drive down to the lake, and enjoy fresh salads and sandwiches while sipping local wines and beers, pick up local veggies and New York State food products, or rent kayaks and paddle boards. There is also an excellent restaurant next door- all just steps from the lake. There is also a home made ice cream shop within 5 miles of Favorite Life Farm.
There are 5 boat launches on Cayuga and Seneca Lake that are within 15 minutes of Favorite Life Farm, and there is plenty of room for parking on the property. So, bring your boat or your jet skis and enjoy our beautiful lakes. Our lakes offer excellent freshwater fishing any time of the year. There are many local guides if you want to take a guided fishing or hunting trip, or there are plenty of spots to venture out on your own. On both of our local lakes you can access lakeside dining and wine tours. What a great way to explore the Finger Lakes!
If hiking is what you like, Ithaca is 30 minutes South, and offers Buttermilk Falls and Robert Treman State Park. Taughannock State Park is just 15 minutes south, and Watkins Glen State Park is 25 minutes away. All are beautiful, unique and gorges areas to explore. The Finger Lakes National Forest is the smallest national forest, and that makes it special in it's own rite. You can hike, bike, or take a horseback ride through the trails and pastures. You can also hike our private gully to the 60 foot waterfalls.
Both Ithaca and Geneva are 30 minutes from the property, and both give excellent opportunities for incredible dining, arts, and entertainment. Check out The State Theater, Hanger Theater, The Kitchen Theater, and The Haunt in Ithaca, and The Smith in Geneva- there is something for everyone! Both cities offer farmer's markets, and have Rec complexes for skating, local shops, and coffee houses.
There are 3 golf courses within 25 minutes of Favorite Life Farm, and the Waterloo Premium Outlets are just 35 minutes north of the property.
Honestly, Favorite Life Farm has gotten it's name because of the life style this area offers. Once you stay for a bit, you will agree...