We're right in the middle of all the wonderful things the Finger Lakes has to offer.
A few minutes drive will take you to Taughannock Falls State Park and the magnificent Taughannock Falls waterfall, Cayuga Lake, Cornell, Ithaca College, The Finger Lakes Wine Trail, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, plenty of antique stores, art galleries, wonderful restaurants and more. Finger Lakes wines are world-renowned as among the best and well worth a tasting tour. The Seneca White Deer tours are always offering special events that are both fun and educational for the whole family.
Or just relax in the cottage or outside. Curl up with a good book, play a board game, walk around the lawn or play Frisbee with your pup.
"Thank you for a lovely stay. The wildlife was wonderful and we had a great stay."
"Had a great stay. Saw a pair of cardinals in the yard. Thanks so much."
Solar lights on the island invite strolls to see the thousands of fireflies in the summer, or watch for the wildlife that comes for a drink. Deer, raccoons, possums, squirrels, turkeys and many songbirds are just some of the wildlife you’re likely to see. Once in awhile a coyote, pheasant or possibly even a skunk or muskrat make an appearance, too.
Judy’s Guest House is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We provide native trees and plants for food, brush and trees for shelter, water to drink for birds and wildlife and places for animals to raise their young. We don’t use any toxic chemicals on the grounds or in the cottage.
And only a few miles away there is a sight that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Seneca White Deer are leucistic deer with a recessive white gene. They have been sheltered in what was the Seneca Army depot and fenced off from the outside world for decades. As a result, this is now the largest herd of white deer in the world! Beautiful to see and now open for tours. Recently bird tours have been added. This is something the whole family will enjoy!