Peaceful Candor Cabin Retreat w/ Dining Hall!

Property ID: 477875CandorNYUS
Sleeps 84 BR4 BA
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Tucked away in a wooded area — just 20 miles from Ithaca and the Finger Lakes — the ‘Turkey Trot’ is a haven for hunters and families looking to reconnect! This handcrafted Candor cabin has 4 bedrooms, 1 full and 2 half bathrooms, and all the essentials for a fuss-free group getaway, like a large kitchen, spacious dining areas, and outdoor space to enjoy the crisp country air. After a day of adventure, return to the vacation rental to cozy up in front of the Smart TV or sip a drink on the porch!


  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials


Location Details

ITHACA (~20 miles): Family-friendly attractions, restaurants & breweries, parks, golfing, shopping, Cornell University, Ithaca College

ON THE WATER: Ithaca Falls Natural Area (20.5 miles), Cayuga Lake (21.8 miles), Allan H. Treman State Marine Park (22.1 miles), Seneca Lake (37.6 miles)

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Shindagin Hollow State Forest (7.5 miles), Danby State Forest (15.5 miles), Buttermilk Falls State Park (21.7 miles)

AIRPORT: Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (23.1 miles)


2 reviews
  • Great for gatherings!


    We stumbled upon Turkey Trot by accident, looking for a place to stay before the total eclipse of the sun on 08 April 2024.

    In searching for places to stay from Rochester to Burlington, the event-inflated pricing was palpable. I viewed a house on one site for a few days, which had a daily rate that exceeded the cost of the entire stay in Candor, NY. We were aware the eclipse couldn’t be viewed from that area, but we were willing to drive to see it and planned to stop in Ithaca on our way back to Northeast PA. The Turkey Trot Acres is a log construction structure that has been crafted by the owners Pete and Sherry over several decades. They purchased the land as a Turkey hunting camp and built the original cabin for that purpose. Over the years they have hand-crafted several cabins and adjoining structures to easily accommodate eight people within the main structure, for turkey hunts and sometimes other events. Their guests include generals, television personalities, and professional athletes, whose photographs adorn the hand-honed-log walls of the cabin. They have also been hosts to live music entertainment events featuring the New Riders Of The Purple Sage (NRPS), who held several concerts over a ten year span, which were recorded on audio and video for posterity. In speaking to Pete and Sherry, they fondly recalled the stories of new music created and celebrated, while the families of the band members enjoyed the natural beauty that surrounds Turkey Trot and Candor, NY. We also discussed how inspired artists and musicians feel when visiting Turkey Trot, some insisting on returning to “woodshed” or create within their cabin’s love-filled walls.

    We knew that we didn’t need so much room for our stay, but they were pet-friendly and we were drawn to stay there from the photos in the slideshow. You can feel the relaxation set in before you set foot on the property.

    Upon our arrival, which was later than we expected, we were greeted with handmade wood-fired pizza made in their Forno Bravo pizza oven named, “Carmella”. We later learned that they run a pizza school featuring the ovens, which can cook a pizza in about 90 seconds at almost 900F!

    If you’re looking to get family and friends together for a gathering in a nature setting with great hosts, this might be your place. Pete and Sherry are helpful and accommodating, while providing hours of history (for eager ears!) about the camp over their delicious pizza.

    Published April 15, 2024
  • Fun times!


    If you’re willing to drive a little out-of-the-way, this is a great spot for a family weekend with delicious pizza dinner available to boot! Pete and Sherry were very warm and welcoming. Great time had by all!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Muffie A.
    Published June 21, 2023
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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