Our Church of Ellis Hollow is a historical site that is still with us because of it’s many loving owners. The Ellis Hollow Community Church was built in 1896 and the steeple was rebuilt after a fire, caused by lightning, in 1951. On May 27, 1993, the Church was designated a historic place in both the State and National Registers. In 1996, it celebrated its 100th Anniversary and sadly closed it’s doors as a place of worship for the last time in 2004.

We were lucky enough to purchase the Church in _year__ and do a major renovation, adding modern day features yet retaining much of its original charm, and turning it into the beautiful vacation accommodations it is today.

The stunning 3,000 square foot, six bedroom home is located in a quiet country setting just minutes from Cornell and downtown Ithaca. Inside you will find the wooden clad entry, complete with original pulpit, stained glass windows and a marble cornerstone plaque. The stained glass windows continue throughout the home, accompanied by beautiful wood floors, and open living space centered around a magnificent gas fireplace. The living area also boasts original wainscoting, pressed tin ceilings and quaint period furnishings. The kitchen has been completely remodeled and is just steps from the generous dining room.

There are ample sleeping accommodations located on all 3 levels of this lovely home. Guest bedrooms can be found on both the first and second floors. The ample master bedroom suite, including, an ensuite bath with whirlpool tub, reaches out to a Romeo and Juliet style balcony overlooking the property. In the lower, walk-out level, the home features an additional three bedrooms, full bath and a laundry facility.

Our unique Ellis Hollow properties provide a perfect location to downtown Ithaca’s arts, shopping, dining and entertainment scene. Cornell University is just a short 5 minute drive. Make it your gathering place for family reunions, graduation and other special occasions.

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