Grayhaven Motel

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Grayhaven Motel
657 Elmira Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-6434
Kathy “Gray” Hildreth, Owner
Reservations, rates & availability - click accommodations on the left menu, scroll down for more info
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 As of April 2011, we no longer offer our Expanded American Continental Breakfast. We will continue to have Coffee/Tea and a simple breakfast pastry available everyday in our office. This is a traditional European Continental Breakfast.

Make your reservation online by clicking on the Accommodations menu item, located above left. After clicking the tab, scroll down, there are a series of pictures of our adorable rooms.


Grayhaven is a small privately 2nd generation woman owned suburban MOTEL Family owned for 62 years.


All the rooms are NON SMOKING. Most rooms are DOG FRIENDLY ($5 per dog per night fee, free use of fenced dog play yard). WIRELESS INTERNET connection is available in SOME rooms (Carriage House rooms 3, 4, 7, 8 and Cottage Suite 9), please confirm wireless service when making reservation This is the perfect place to meet family & friends for that get-together. Park at your door, lounge on our lawns! Grayhaven Is conveniently located 3 miles from downtown Ithaca; it is only 1 mile from 2 "GORGES" NYS Parks, where you can while away your afternoon, swimming, hiking, picnicking, or romping in the water at the base of natural water falls. NYState Park Trails usually open middle of May and close middle of November. Swimming in the State Parks usually runs end of June to end of August. The Finger Lakes Trail is always open. Bring your hiking shoes!

Grayhaven offers a variety of accommodations: rooms with two double beds, twin beds, one queen bed or one king, all rooms are non-smoking. All have private tub shower bath, remote control cable color TV (80 cable channels), in room phone with programmable wake up call, voice messaging, clock radio, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, air conditioning, extra pillows, and generous towels. Treman Lodge rooms, as shown above, are spacious and unique, with wood paneled walls, 6 with vaulted ceilings, 4 super size with flat ceilings and 2 double beds, click on accommodations tab for more pictures. Each of these rooms has a large window that overlook grass and trees. If a room in the Treman Lodge is for you be sure to mention it if you call to make your reservation.

There are two other guest areas: a duplex cottage, which houses 2 individual suites each with a private kitchen and bathroom, small sitting room, queen bed, two TV's, 2 phones, and a Carriage House, which has an older suite with living room, queen bed in bedroom, private kitchen and bathroom, one TV, one phone: additionally The Carriage House has 3 other accommodation, which were built on to the main building. There are other kitchens available adjacent to Treman Lodge rooms with 2 double beds and connecting. Please go to Google Maps, satellite view of 657 Elmira Rd Ithaca, to see a layout of our location.

We have free high speed wireless internet access in Carriage House accommodations, and depending on your smartphone or tablet capability;  the signal can be accessed in the Cottage Suites, and Treman Lodge rooms 11 thru 17.  Wireless is also available in our office. In addition, we have a wired notebook computer set up in our office for guest use.

Grayhaven's pet policy: We allow all sizes of dogs in most guest rooms (exceptions are Cottage Suites #9 & #10). We have a $5 per day/dog fee; maximum 3 dogs in room. For your free use is a fenced off leash dog yard with "agility" equipment,  (you must be with your dog, while in the yard, and pick up after your dog, Please this is NOT a Children’s Play Yard). Please read specifics by clicking on “policies” in the above left menu. We have three dogs, Magic, an AKC Master Agility Champio, the highest AKC title,  and CPE C-ATCH3 Shetland Sheepdog; an All American foster, Zeplin; and a young sheltie, Wizard. Kathy currently competes with Magic in agility. C-ATCH3 MACH Magic CGC MXB MXJB FX T2B has completed American Kennel Club ,  Canine Performance Events, and USDAA titles. Kathy is a member and instructor with Ithaca Dog Training Club

We are a member of the Audubon Society, Cornell Bird Sanctuary, Greater Ithaca Innkeepers Association.


From the North Grayhaven Motel is located 1 mile south of the Ithaca City line directly on NY Route 13 (or 34 or 96). From the North you pass Buttermilk Falls State Park on the left, 1 mile further south is our entrance. From the South, from Interstate 86, take Route 13, or 34 or 96. Grayhaven is on the right one mile before Ithaca


Rates & Reservation Information 2014
April thru mid November  2014
Weekdays (S thru T) $85 to $165.00
Weekends (F & S) $105 to $165.00
Special Events $140.00 to $165.00

Rates change seasonally, and by room type
rates are subject to change
click accommodations tab above left for detail

  Coffee Service available 8AM til 10PM everyday in our Registration Office

We accept MC, Dis, Visa, AE, cash with credit card, & travelers checks. Reservations must be guaranteed with credit card or paid in advance with personal check. Some special events require advance payment in full and are non-refundable.

Specials Promotions & Events  -  2014

  •  Visit wineries, visit the state parks, see the beautiful Cornell University campus, experience the Planet of the Earth Museum, visit Corning Glass Center & Museum, hike the Finger Lakes Trail
  • Apr 1 thru mid November 2014 - Take a Risk -  Super Savers, Managers Special. Drive in without a reservation,  if there are rooms available that suit your needs, and you ask about this special by name we can offer you a rate that will be at least 20% lower than the rates advertised on this website (click on the accommodations tab above to view rates). Offer not valid if you have a reservation, cancel it and show up any way. Other discounts will not apply. You must ask for this special. This offer also applies to same day reservations, if you request this special by name.
  • Grayhaven: almost every day discounts – AAA, AARP, 60+, 6-7+ night stay, repeat guest (discounts not available on some dates). You must ask for discount prior to paying your bill, either at check in, or when making a reservation.
  • College graduations 2015   – May 22, 23, 24, 2015 Cornell graduation we have a couple of opening. 3 night minimum stay required! We have a few openings for Ithaca College Graduation May 15, 16, 17 2015.Call or go online to make a reservation. Special cancel policy applies.
  • All Special Events are not listed above.

Grayhaven Motel - 657 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Reservations - click Accommodations tab above left menu

Kathy Hildreth- email –

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