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Dog-Friendly Accommodations in and around Ithaca

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grayhaven Grayhaven Motel

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities: We allow all sizes of dogs in most guest rooms. We have a $5 per day pet fee, and a $50 one time refundable damage or cleaning deposit. For your use is a fenced dog yard with "agility" equipment, with sign-up in our office (you must be with your dog, while in the yard, and pick up after your dog). We have three dogs ourselves...two Shelties and a black lab, Kathy shows them in agility and obedience.
Rooms: 17. Price Range: $50-$150. Rates subject to change. A suburban motel with a B&B atmosphere. Located 2 miles from downtown Ithaca, one mile from two "Gorges" NYS Parks. Beach within 5 miles. All rooms are non-smoking. Room amenities include cable. Off-season rates December-March. Continental Breakfast daily Memorial Day-Labor Day, weekends early Spring and Fall.
Innkeepers: Paul and Kathy Hildreth.
Location: 657 Elmira Rd; Ithaca NY 14850
Tel.: (607) 272-6434; (877) 241-6434

Holiday Inn Holiday Inn

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities: Dogs are welcome in all rooms except those in the Tower. A $15 supplement is charged per visit (not per night).
Rooms: 182, priced $69-$199. Rates are subject to change
Location: 222 S. Cayuga St.; Ithaca, NY 14850. Location is downtown Ithaca, one block from the Ithaca Commons. From Route 13, turn east onto 79E(Green St.), then right onto Cayuga Street. Complimentary shuttle to the airport, bus station, Cornell University, and Ithaca College. New Max's Grill & Sports Bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Tel.: (607) 272-1000; (800) HOL-IDAY

Ezra's B&B "(named after the world's greatest yellow lab, Ezra, who died Good Friday, 2004 at 12 1/2)."

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities: Dogs welcomed. Dogs must be housebroken, well behaved, and cannot annoy other guests (for instance, by barking when someone comes in late). Fenced yard. Screened porch, deck, back yard, woods with deer and turkey to chase.
Rooms: Four bedrooms in quiet (dog walk safe) residential neighborhood within walking distance of Pyramid Mall. New home; air conditioned. No smoking. Generally $55 to $75 per room. Private and shared baths available. All year.
Proprietor: Ron Demer
Location: 48 Wedgewood Drive, Ithaca/Village of Lansing NY 14850-1063. Off Cayuga Heights Road just north of Route 13, two miles north of Cornell
Tel.: (607) 257 1155
Email: or

A Lake Front Inn - Breathe The Dream

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities: Dog are welcome, conditionally. Owner must supply dog's sleeping kennel and mat or cushion. Dogs are not allowed on beds or other chairs.
Rooms: $190 per night.
Proprietor: Diane Rutherford
Location: 5 Fiddlers Green, Lansing, NY 14882-8877
(Eastern Shore of Cayuga Lake)
Tel: (607) 533 4804
Web site:

The Inn at City Lights

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities: We are a dog-friendly B&B, with beautiful grounds and gardens where your dog can run and play. Fees are discussed on an individual basis. We do ask our guests to keep their pets with them, but pets are allowed to stay in rooms for a short time (if you go out to dinner, for instance) if the dog does not bark. We have even had a couple of cats, too!

Rover's Retreat for Dog Lovers! $299.99 double occupancy. Packages includes two nights' accommodations, full breakfast daily, grooming for "Rover" at Doggie Style Pet Salon, 1 dinner at Lost Dog Cafe, complimentary basket of locally made gourmet dog bones. Available: November 17, 2004 - April 1, 2005. Restrictions: 1 week prior reservation required. 72 hour cancellation policy.

Rooms: 2 rooms and 3 suites, with cable TV, high speed wireless internet access (Lightlink Hot Spot), air conditioning, great country breakfast, guided running, cross-country skiing. Private baths. $95-150 double occupancy. Open all year.
Proprietors: Colleen and Evan Schuler
Location: 1319 Mecklenburg Rd. (79 West) one and a half miles from downtown Ithaca.
Tel: 607-227-3003
Email: Website:

La Tourelle Country Inn

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities: La Tourelle Country Inn has 35 rooms, of which two are "pet accessible." These are non-smoking rooms; each has one king bed, private bath, and a own small outside porch that steps out to our 70 acres of country side - perfect for any pet and pet owner! You must mention you are travelling with your pet when making reservations and guest is responsible for their pet and any damages. We do require an advance deposit and for pets to be on a leash in public areas and not left unattended unless we have quick access to you (in case they get lonely).

Location: 1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Contact: Leslie Leonard, General Manager
Tel.: (607) 273-2734; 1-800-765-1492

Log Country Inn B&B of Ithaca

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities:Dog are welcome in one room and one suite. Lots of trails to walk. No special fees.
Rooms: Open all year, rates range from $50-$200.
Proprietor: Wanda Grunberg
Location: From Ithaca, take 96b South. Drive 7 miles past Ithaca College. You will see a sign for the Empire Speech & Hearing Clinic. Turn right onto South Danby Road (CR-125). Go south about 4 miles, and you will see our sign on the right. Turn right on La Rue Road. Our B&B driveway is just around the corner on the right.
Tel: (800) 274-4771 or (607) 589-4771
Web site:

foxglove b&b

Foxglove Bed & Breakfast

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities:We have a one bedroom apartment that is pet friendly, with a fenced in backyard.
Rooms: March to November, $69-$149. Hot tub on deck, Herbal Layrinth; see web site for details.
Proprietor: Suzanne Hoback, Innkeeper
Location: Address 28 Main Street, Freeville, New York 13068.
Tel: 1-888-436-8608
Web site:

Inn on Columbia

Inn on Columbia Built in the 1830's, the Inn on Columbia provides gracious accommodation to travelers from all over the country and around the world. Offering fireplaces, decks, skylights, whirlpools, and custom-designed furniture, the Inn on Columbia is more than a B&B. It's an experience of unequaled quality.

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities:We are a pet friendly inn located in downtown Ithaca. Our pet guests are welcomed with special treats upon arrival. We are just minutes from a great dog walking trail and are savvy to the local restautants that encourage pets - sometimes even providing lots of tasty snacks. We require a $25.00 pet fee that is assessed per stay.
Proprietor: Madeline and Kenn Young
Location: 228 Columbia Street, Ithaca NY 14850
Tel: (607) 272.0204
Web site:

Mom's Place

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities:The dogs are allowed to stay in the rooms, also have a fenced area where they can be loose.

Proprietor: Anne Dimock
Location: 5040 Perry City Rd., Trumansburg, NY 14886
Tel: (607) 387-5597
Web site:

Comfort Inn

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities:The Comfort Inn welcomes dogs! We have many smoking and non-smoking pet friendly rooms available. Dog treat offered upon check-in. All pet friendly rooms are on the first floor with a sliding glass door to either our parking lot or large grassy back yard for playing or running. Guests must sign a pet waiver upon check-in and a $25.00 one-time non-refundable pet fee is charged.

Proprietor: Ilana Farwell
Location: 356 Elmira Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel: 607-272-0100

Auburn Holiday Inn

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities:Pets allowed in room.
Rooms: 165 Guest Rooms, 2 Suites, 139 Non-Smoking Rooms, 123 Double-Bedded Rooms, 42 Single-Bedded Rooms
Contact: Anna Hlywa
Location: 75 North Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Tel: Tel: 1-315-2534531
Web site:

Meadow Court Inn

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities:We welcome pets at our hotel. The rate is $10.00 per night per pet.
Rooms: 70 rooms, 4 luxury suites
Location: 529 South Meadow St., Ithaca, NY
Tel: 1-800-852-4014; 1-607-273-3885
Web site:

Benn Conger Inn

Dog policy and dog-friendly facilities: Hi! Those of you who have dined or stayed at the Benn Conger Inn already know that we're pet lovers. We have four very gentle and loving Akita dogs ourselves. Several rooms have been designated "pet-friendly" at an additional charge of $15/night over the room rate. We interview each owner by phone. We also provide a pen if necessary, and have a vet who also boards pets nearby.
Innkeeper: Peter and Alison van der Meulen
Location:206 West Cortland Street, Groton, New York 13073 (15 minutes from Ithaca, NY)
Please view our Web site at for lots of pictures and more information.

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