The SpaceYou will be staying in the lower level of our modern ranch style home. This provides you with basically your own private living space, minus a kitchen (located on the main level) which you are more than welcome to use at any time. There is also an entrance that will bring you directly to your space without walking through the entire house. While guests are on site we do our very best to avoid the lower level so that it's just like having half the house to yourself! We only accommodate one reservation at a time so you will not be sharing the space with other guests.
In your room we provide a small complimentary snack tray with bottles of water, granola bars, single serve chips, popcorn for popping, and various other grab and go snacks. We also have a K-cup machine right in the room with several teas, coffees, and hot chocolate to choose from. Also provided is an ice bucket, single serve utensils, single use coffee cups, and napkins.
Features of the bedroom include a double bed with two pillows and fresh linens, T.V. with game console for Netflix streaming or DVD's, a small dresser, a nightstand, alarm clock, and ceiling fan. The door does have a lock as well for extra privacy.
Directly across the hall is a recently renovated spacious bathroom with a brand new stand up shower and laundry access. This bathroom will be for your use only and will not be shared as we have our own full bath on the upper level. Towels, toiletries, and single use laundry detergents will be provided at no extra charge.
If you prefer to relax in a living room like space you can kick back in our lower level living room conveniently located to your private room.
Due to our busy schedules we are unfortunately unable to provide breakfast to guests. But we happily allow access to our kitchen as well as any food items we have in it. We always have fresh fruits, cereal, granola bars, bread, bagels, oatmeal, and many other items right on hand. Feel free to use what you'd like!
For those staying with more than 2 guests we provide a full size futon mattress that can be placed in either the bedroom or in the lower living room area. We can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests in a party at this time. Guest AccessWhen you stay at our home we want you to feel as if you are in your own home. Feel free to use our large fenced in back yard, have a fire in the fire pit, enjoy a dip in the hot tub or cook on the bbq grill. You are welcome to use the kitchen to cook or prepare food of your choice. If you need to store any items in our refrigerator or freezer please feel free to do so. Food and drinks are available if you choose to use them. Our home is yours while you are here. Interaction with GuestsWhen you arrive we will be here to happily greet you into our home. After we give you the tour of your living space as well as areas you have access to the time will then be yours to settle in. We do our very best to avoid your living space during your stay. Both of us can be easily reached via text, phone, or the AirBnb app messaging if there are any questions, comments, or concerns. If you will be in and out at various times key arrangements can be made so that you can access the house at your own convenience. The NeighborhoodOur home is located on a quiet village street surrounded by other single family homes. The area is very safe, very low crime and is regularly patrolled by the local police department. You can easily access chain fast food restaurants (Mcdonalds, Taco Bell, Wendys) with a very short walk, you'd never know that there is a main thoroughfare so close by with tons of amenities. If you have never been to the area be sure to take the short walk to the famous Holland Farms Bakery and have a fresh made bakery item, you wont be disappointed.
We are just a minute away from Utica so if you're in the area for a Comets game, Saranac, or show at the Stanley we are just a short drive/ride away.
We are conveniently located close to the area colleges. Utica College is less than 5 minutes, SUNYIT and MVCC are within 10 minutes, and Hamilton College is within 15 minutes.
Turning Stone Casino and Resort is approximately 20-25 minutes from our home.
An hours drive north will bring you to the beautiful Adirondack Park and the Old Forge area. In Old Forge you can enjoy Enchanted Forest Water Safari or a boat tour along the Fulton Chain of Lakes.
We are a perfect halfway point for those traveling to east to the Lake George area or those traveling west to Niagara Falls. Getting AroundWe offer free off street parking for up to two vehicles in our driveway. In the summer months (April-November) you may park on the side of the street as there are no parking regulations.
Our home is conveniently located within walking distance to the local bus line that has regular stops throughout the area.
Taxi services are readily available and very reasonably priced.
If you are in need of a car rental an Enterprise and Avis are located less than 1/4 away and can easily be walked to. If we are able to transport you somewhere we will gladly assist you in getting there. Other Things to NoteWe would like you to be aware that we have a very active and well mannered two year old in the house. She is mindful of her own space and will be sure to put a smile on your face. Her bed times are regular at 830pm so she will not keep you up all hours of the night. We also have a very friendly German Shepherd on premise that would love for you to play fetch with if you have a spare minute.
For those of you with other forms of travel such as motorcycles, campers, trailers etc we can easily accommodate your needs. We have a large side yard for parking of larger vehicles. And we also have garage parking for motorcycles