The Tower House

701 Hector Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Tower House

This recently restored circa 1879 Victorian Mansion on two acres is ready for your special gathering!

This elegant historic home is on the West Hill in Ithaca, with lovely distant views of the lake and across to the Cornell campus. This special property is rented as a whole house, unhosted 3 day minimum with a separate event fee if you are having a gathering over the 12 person occupancy. The property can also be rented for the day for an event fee without the overnight stays. The entire main home is yours with two acres of grounds and gardens to enjoy with easy walking to downtown and the Farmers Market, a 5 min drive to the Commons, 7 minutes to Cornell and 9 min to Ithaca College. The Tower House is perfect for smaller gatherings and can accomodate 40-50 for an indoor party and 80-100 for an outdoor event.

The Tower House has enough room inside and out for social distancing and rest assured that when you are staying with your friends and family that the house has been cleaned and disinfected to an exacting standard. We take health safety issues extremely seriously, you will find locally made hand soap and sanitizer in all bathrooms and kitchen for your use.
The renovation on the house is now complete but the grounds continue to be in progress. There are more plantings and improvements every week, check back for updated photos.

If you find that you will be needing more rooms for guests or family please visit our other property at GatheringHillFarm.com. Special pricing available if both houses are rented together!

The Tower House is beautifully furnished and set up for entertaining, with a gourmet kitchen and a dining table that seats 12. There are 2 acres of lovely grounds to explore with a fire pit, gardens and magical fireflies to make it sparkle in the summer months. Large common rooms both upstairs and downstairs give you plenty of room to spread out or gather, all with stunning views day and night out of the floor to ceiling windows. There is a downstairs bedroom with a queen sized bed and a half bath. Upstairs there are three large bedrooms, two with king beds and one with a queen, with two full baths. The upstairs sitting room has a tv and game space, as well as extra sleeping space if needed.

There are long term renters in the basement apartment with its own parking and access. Jon and I share our time between Seattle and Ithaca. We are always available by phone or email and if we are not staying locally, there is a team available for any questions or needs you might have. The waterfront biking and walking trails along Lake Cayuga are blocks away as are the Ithaca Children's Garden with play area and Cass Park. Some of our favorite restaurants and shops are a 10 minute walk .

Come create your own history in this wonderful historic home!

One of the yards
One of the yards
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The Tower House
View from back bedroom
View from back bedroom
Front yard
Front yard
Hens and henhouse
Hens and henhouse
Garden path
Garden path
Tower House circa 1879
Tower House circa 1879
Downstair sitting room
Downstair sitting room
Upstair sitting room with view
Upstair sitting room with view
Kitchen farm sink
Kitchen farm sink
Upstairs sitting room
Upstairs sitting room
Back Master Bedroom
Back Master Bedroom
Top of stairs Queen Room
Top of stairs Queen Room
Big dining room
Big dining room
Front Master King Bedroom
Front Master King Bedroom
Main Staircase
Main Staircase
Top of stairs landing
Top of stairs landing
Top of stair Queen room
Top of stair Queen room
White full bath
White full bath
Gorgeous eat in kitchen
Gorgeous eat in kitchen
Spring at Tower House
Spring at Tower House
Front door in rainstorm
Front door in rainstorm
Back Master Bedroom
Back Master Bedroom
Jetted soaking tub
Jetted soaking tub
Kitchen with Viking Range
Kitchen with Viking Range
New roof with lighting rod
New roof with lighting rod
One of the yards
One of the yards
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The Tower House
View from back bedroom
View from back bedroom

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The Tower House FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 10000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 8000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    Entire house and grounds, 4 bedrooms
  • Describe your venue:
    Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Get Ready Rooms
    Wifi
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • The Tower House 1
    -5%
    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • The Tower House 2
    Bachelorette Party

    Come stay for three nights or more with up to 10 of your favorite people at The Tower House! You will have the unique experience of being in the city with lots of privacy and outdoot spaces and so much to do and explore. Hike and waterfalls, the lakes, wineries, distilleries, fabulous restaurants and more! The whole house is yours to enjoy, fully furnished and ready for entertaining, gorgeous in every season.

    $700/night midweek and Nov-April with a three night minimum

    $850/night weekends with a three night minimum

    Call Nicole to discuss smaller or larger groups for adjustments

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  • 701 Hector Street Ithaca, NY, 14850 See on map
    607-367-6330 (Phone number)
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