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Hello and welcome to the Inn at Gothic Eves! We are so glad you are joining us. We hope to provide you with the rest and relaxation you need. If there is anything we can do to increase your level of enjoyment please give us a call at 607-387-6033.


The Gothic Eves Team

Updated September 9, 2021

*Please note: The information provided below might have changed as businesses react to the policies around Covid-19. Please plan ahead by visiting the website, calling or checking the social media of your destination for information about their guidelines and hours.

Fall 2021 - Winter 2022

The inn has purchased air purifiers that sit in the common areas and we use them between stays to protect the staff and ensure your room is as clean as possible when you arrive.

Masks are required to enter the house and in the common areas of the inn.

Breakfast is being served at the table. We are maintaining social distancing, and we are spreading guests out between tables, spaces, and times. Breakfast is served at 8, 8:45, or 9:30, and we can serve up to 2 couples at a time.

There will be no housekeeping service during your stay to keep your room as safe as it was when you arrived.

Only registered guests are permitted on the property.  All others will require the consent of the Innkeeper prior to arriving.

Included in your stay are: homemade snacks in the evening (cookies, brownies, etc.), private use of the outdoor hot tub, always breakfast is included, and free tasting coupons to some of the region’s best wineries.

The spa is open with limited appointments. Schedule in advance at your stay by calling us at 607-387-6033.

There is a 4-night minimum through the end of October.

There are 2-3 night minimums November through April.

Be Environmentally Friendly With Us

It can be tricky when you’re traveling to keep sustainable practices because you’re out of your routine. When you stay with us you’ll see we have 2 rows of solar panels in the backyard that covers most of the Main House. We also compost all of our food scraps, recycle and return bottles, cans, paper, etc. So when you leave your trash in your rooms, keep your food separate and we will compost it for you!

The inn is on Trumansburg Village water, which was voted the best drinking water in Tompkins County! So please bring your reusable water bottles. If you would like to borrow one, we have some as well!

Thanks for being eco-friendly!


Breakfast is included in the room rate. Breakfast times are chosen as early at 8:00am to as late as 9:30am. Please give us what time you would like at check-in. We ask for your time so we can make sure to have your breakfast ready when you come down. If you will be late, need to change your time, or would not like breakfast at some point during your stay, give us a call at 607-387-6033 and leave a message the night before. We do not serve lunch or dinner. Visit our Restaurants section for our recommendations.

Call Us

Have a question or want something? Just ask! Our number is 607-387-6033. Most of the time we have someone on the property but with two houses, two acres, and a dog we are not always in view, so give us a call.

Check-In/Check-Out Information

Check in time is between 3:00-6:00pm and self check-in after 6pm. Check out time is 11:00am. If you wish to have an early check in or late check out please ask. Sometimes we are able to accommodate this request when we are not as busy.

When you check-out at the end of your stay make sure your bill is settled and leave your key in your room or at the desk.


Pets are not allowed at the inn. You will likely see our Australian Shepherd, Sadie running around. She is not allowed in the guest areas. We ask that you assist us in enforcing good behavior by playing with her outside in the back and if she runs out into the dining room please tell her “Out!”. It takes an Inn to train an Aussie.  We hope you are excited about her as she is about you but we understand not everyone is a dog-person. So to be kind to all guests and dogs please do not encourage them to play beyond the kitchen.

Gift Certificates & Mugs

We have gift certificates available in $50 increments that can be used at the inn or spa. We also sell our breakfast mugs for $19.95 each. Choose from black, or orange.

Grocery & Liquor Stores

ShurSave - Get all your necessities here.

Main Street Market - Natural food store with some breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings.

Trumansburg Wine & Spirits - Next to the ShurSave building.

Trumansburg Liquor - Wine and Spirits in the Village on Main St. is next door to Hazelnut Kitchen.   Both wine stores have local wines and spirits.

Heating and Cooling in Rooms

For the cooler months every room has at least 2 sources of heat. A radiator and either a gas fireplace, baseboard heating, or bathroom floor heat. If you are too hot please turn the radiator off (righty tighty OFF, lefty loosey ON). Please refrain from opening your windows. If you are cold make sure your radiator(s) is on and turn everything up. For the bathroom floor heat hit the center button to turn it on/off and the upper and lower buttons to adjust temperature.

In the warmer months you will have an A/C unit in the window. Please do not run the A/C and have your windows open at the same time. If you are staying in the Cayuga or Seneca Suites please put your screens in the windows before leaving them open. There is also a ceiling fan in each room. If you happen to be cold during the summer there will be an extra blanket in your dresser drawers.


The major gorges are Taughannock Falls State Park, Robert H. Treman State Park, Buttermilk Falls State Park, Cascadilla Gorge and Ithaca Falls are downtown Ithaca, Montour Falls and Watkins Glen State Park. The parks remain open year round with some restrictions come winter time. The trails range from easy to moderately difficult (.75 miles - 6 miles). A great way to get out and explore why Ithaca is Gorges. These parks all have a swimming area.

Taughannock Falls is the closest, just 2 miles from the inn. Robert H. Treman and Buttermilk Falls are in Ithaca. Watkins Glen is in...Watkins Glen.


There will be no housekeeping service during your stay to keep your room as safe as it was when you arrived.

Local Live Music

We are lucky to have a plethora of local musicians in this area! There’s a lot of folk, jazz, funk, reggae, southern rock and zydeco around here. Most nights a week (particularly in the summer) you can find a place to hear some live music. Make sure you double check before heading somewhere. Some locations only offer music seasonally. Here are some suggested venues:

Stonecat Cafe Wednesday Pub Nights and Sunday Brunch (seasonal) - Hector, NY

The Range (check website for events, Funk Night every other Thursday) - Bar above Trader K’s on the Commons in Ithaca, NY

Music on the Commons Summer only. (Outdoor Venue)

FLX Cider House (Fridays)  with dinner - Interlaken, NY

Americana Winery most day on weekends (check their website) - Interlaken, NY

Two Goats Brewing (Thursday-Sundays) - Great view of Seneca Lake in Burdett, NY

Trumansburg Farmers Market 4-7pm (Wednesdays)

Taughannock Summer Concert Series (Saturdays) - Great for picnicking!

Red Newt FLX Winery & Bistro (Sunday afternoons) - Hector, NY

Lucas Vineyard (Thursdays) - Interlaken, NY

Sheldrake Point (Saturdays) - Ovid, NY

Garrett’s Brewing Company (not set but weekends) - Just down the street in Trumansburg, NY

Silver Line Taproom (Trumansburg) Check website!

Atlas Bowl (Trumansburg) Check website!

Hangar Theater Check website!

State Theater (Large venue) Check website!

The Haunt  Check website!

Ithaca College and Cornell University Check website!

Patio, Yard, & School Grounds

In the warmer months we have two patio areas, 2-3 picnic tables, and 1-2 hammocks available for inn guests to enjoy! Drink a bottle of wine, read a book, take a nap, or bring a picnic to relax outside between activities.  There is a quilt and pillow bin in the yard for comfort.

The Trumansburg school district is basically in our backyard. On the weekends and everyday during the summer you are free to use their athletic facilities, which include a tennis court, track, cross country trails, and softball & baseball fields.


        In Walking Distance

Hazelnut Kitchen - simply divine food with locally sourced farm to table cuisine. Reservations needed. Let us know and we will make a reservation for you. They are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  607-387-4433

NY Pizzeria - yummy pizza. Seriously. Closed Sundays & Mondays.

Garrett’s Brewing - No food but great beer! Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.


The Heights - Mediterranean-inspired American fare. Closed Sundays. Reservations recommended

Gola Osteria - Elevated Italian food. Closed Mondays and Sundays. Reservations recommended.

Boatyard Grill - Classic American food.

The Downtown Commons (pedestrian block between Aurora & Cayuga, and Green & Seneca streets) is crawling with restaurants so if you are in that area you will not be without good eats. Some favorites are:

Cent Dix - great French food. Closed on Mondays

Just a Taste - small plates. closed Sunday

Viva Taqueria - Tex-Mex with great margaritas and cheap, quick, yummy food


Stonecat Cafe - Fresh farm to table food. Known for their catfish dish. Open spring-fall. Closed Tuesdays. Reservations recommended.


        In Walking Distance

Creekside Cafe - Closed Mondays - Wednesdays.

Main Street Market - Closed Sundays.


Cafe Dewitt - Open daily until 2:30pm (2:00 on Sunday)

Ithaca Bakery + Collegetown Bagels - Open daily until 8:00pm

Luna Street Food inspired restaurant - Open daily until 11PM

Carriage House Open Tuesday- Sunday 9-2PM


FLX Cider House - Open for lunch daily 11-4pm

Americana Winery (Crystal Lake Cafe) - Open Fridays-Sundays.

        Hector + Burdett

Red Newt Bistro - Open for lunch daily 11-3pm

The Elf in the Oak - Open daily 9-3pm

Social Media

Follow us on Social Media for information about the inn and spa, and events happening around town!

Facebook - Inn at Gothic Eves, Spa at Gothic Eves

Instagram - @theinnatgothiceves

Spa directions, Information & Gratuity

The Spa at Gothic Eves is located in the Potter House (118 E. Main Street) adjacent to the Main House where check-in and breakfast are located. Guests staying in the Potter House are Cayuga and Seneca Suites. Main House guests are in Bordeaux, Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling, Pinot, and Merlot Suites. If you are signed up for spa treatments with your room reservation please make your way to the Potter House 10 minutes before your appointment time. Please wear or bring your bathrobes (hung up in your room). We provide towels and beach shoes. The door code to the Guest Entrance is on your Check-In Post-It.

If you would like to add a spa treatment (single/couples massage, far infrared sauna, crystal therapy, energy treatments) please let us know. We will be glad to set it up! Please try to give at least 24 hours to schedule massage appointments. Subject to availability.


Please consider tipping the massage therapists. We do not include gratuity in our pricing. $10-$30 per person is recommended. Cash is preferred. Thank you in advance!

Wineries & Driving Services

We provide the wine trail guides for Seneca, Cayuga and Keuka Lakes in your room. Keep in mind that there are more amazing wineries than listed in the guides. The Finger Lakes area is always expanding and includes great options for beer, distillery, and hard cider fans as well. Some popular ones include Garrett’s Brewing Company, Ithaca Beer Co, Finger Lakes Distilling, Myers Distillery, and Finger Lakes Cider House.

Seneca Lake wines lean to the drier side while Cayuga Lake wines lean to the sweeter side.

Some of our favorites across the board are:

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars - great view of Seneca Lake

Shalestone Vineyards - only reds

Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro

Atwater Estate Vineyards

Hosmer Winery

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Ravines Wine Cellars

Standing Stone Vineyards

Damiani Wine Cellars

Sheldrake Point Winery

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery