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Front of the houseWelcome to Turtle Dreams B&B

Located in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York, Turtle Dreams began as a barn built in 1850 and has evolved into its present day comfy B&B. Turtle Dreams is also home to the Turtle Village Tipi Campground.

Turtle Dreams is a cozy year-round haven for travelers looking for a relaxed and personal setting. We strive to offer a unique and friendly alternative to hotel stays while keeping reasonable rates. We have six rooms available ranging from the Sun Turtle with a king-sized bed and a private bath to Squirtle, a quaint room with a single bed and a shared bath.

Our breakfasts are designed to delight you and we take pride in offering you fresh fruits and vegetables in season from our gardens and from local farmers' markets. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable and we welcome you into our dining room where you can socialize with other guests.

Our gardens and six acres are filled with adventure; you can find hammocks, benches for sitting, woodland paths and a creek for exploring. There are farm animals to visit with, blackberries to pick in the summer and hills to go sledding on in the winter.

Image of Great RoomWhere to find us

Turtle Dreams is situated in the midst of gently rolling hillsides and farmland yet is convenient to many area attractions.

We are located 18 miles from the heart of Ithaca, New York and approximately 15-20 miles from Tompkins County Airport, Cornell University and Ithaca College. Ithaca is the heart of the Finger Lakes and home to Cayuga Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca boasts towering waterfalls and gorges and incredible parks great for hiking and swimming. There is so much to see and do in Ithaca: hiking, biking, boating, golf, fishing, horseback riding, wineries, museums, galleries, theaters, public gardens and labyrinths, nightclubs, fine dining and shopping at the downtown pedestrian mall “The Commons”, Ithaca’s own brewery, the amazing Farmer’s Market, The Science Center, The Lab of Ornithology, The Museum of the Earth, Cayuga Nature Center, Ithaca’s Art Trail…. Checkout our Links page for more fun to be had.

"...Ithaca is beautiful and smart and always unexpected. It’s intense and laid-back and disdainful of convention. Ithaca is Ithaca. There's a vibe here unlike anywhere in America." ~www.visitithaca.com

We are 8 miles from downtown Cortland. Cortland New York is home to SUNY Cortland, The Center for the Arts, Cortland Repertory Theater, JM McDonald Sports Complex, The Lime Hollow Nature Center and many museums, parks, restaurants and shops.

"...with its quaint village centers, historic main streets and beautiful countryside that features glacial lakes, mountains, rolling hills and scenic vistas, Cortland is 'small town America' in a very big way." ~www.cortlandchamber.com

Dryden, NY, 7 miles from Turtle Dreams, is home to Tompkins Community College TC3 as well as Hammond Hill State Park, Yellow Barn State Forest and Dryden Lake.

Downtown Groton is minutes away and is host to the Groton Old Home Days and the Bikes and Blues Festival as well as antique shops, restaurants, pubs and more.

"The Village of Groton is located in the northeast corner of Tompkins County in the beautiful Owasco Valley. 2,470 residents call our Village home. Originally a small industrial village, we have been transformed into a "bedroom" community, enabling our residents to enjoy a true small town atmosphere, where the living is as simple as it can be in our fast paced society." ~www.grotonny.org

Turtle Dreams is approximately 30 miles South of Auburn, NY; 45 miles South of Syracuse, NY; 45 miles North of Binghamton, NY; 60 miles NE of Corning, NY and within an easy day’s drive of Rochester, Buffalo, Albany and NYC as well as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Niagara Falls, Montreal, Toronto, Baltimore and Washington, DC.

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Turtle Dreams Bed and Breakfast
481 Lafayette Road • Groton, NY 13073
(607) 838-3492 • Email us!