Each of our five rooms is special. Whether you’d prefer the more stately Edith Thomas Parlor where local marriages were performed or Rena’s room with its expansive brass bed, all of the rooms at the Thomas Farm are designed to provide a restful night’s sleep in a cozy country setting. Wake up refreshed, refuel with our gourmet country breakfast and then go forth to explore all that the Ithaca area has to offer!
Edith Thomas Parlor
This is the home’s original parlor where guests were greeted. The woodwork is “grained” a process whereby several different colored paints are applied using feather combs and other tools to make a common wood like pine have the appearance of a more expensive wood. Enjoy this unique woodwork that’s also “flared” to increase the dramatic effect in the home’s most “proper” space and soak up the history from the original Victorian furniture. Portraits of many of the Thomas family members are displayed in this first-floor suite that includes a queen size bed, a private bath, an electric fireplace and your own small kitchen. A private entrance with access to a shared sunny back deck that provides a front row seat to the many birds that frequent our feeders.
Rena Jordan Kirk moved to the Thomas Farm in 1915 at the age of seventeen. She helped care for Charlie and Edith Thomas, the oldest and youngest children born to Louise and Henry Thomas. The original brass head and foot boards for the bed as well as the Birdseye Maple dresser were purchased at an auction by Edith Thomas in the early 1900s. According to Thomas Farm history (lore?) the furnishings were originally a wedding set for a young couple married in the 1800s. Today, the twin brass beds have been joined to create a King Plus that’s a favorite of our frequent guests. The room’s southern exposure allows for beautiful light and a nice view of our pond and the wetlands. Rena’s room has its own private bath with a shower and a small electric fireplace for those nights when just a bit more heat is needed.
Grace Munch, a friend and school mate of Rena Jordan Kirk, lived in this room until she was 93 years old. It was considered the preeminent guest room of the house due to its beautiful Eastlake furniture that’s been in the house since the Thomas family’s arrival. The flowered wallpaper, high wooden headboard on the queen bed, a small electric fireplace and the Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom make this a perfect room for a romantic getaway. Grace’s room also has a twin bed in an adorable adjoining room … a special place for children of any age!
Due to our Farmhouse’s roofline, the bathroom in Grace’s room cannot accommodate a stand-up shower. Options for bathing include the in-room Jacuzzi tub with a pull-out showerhead or use of the full sized shower on the first floor of the farmhouse. We hope that our guests appreciate the history of the Farm and these unique aspects of our historic layout.
Charlie Thomas was the oldest of the three Thomas children and went on to become a local Justice of the Peace, often performing ceremonies in the Edith Thomas parlor on the first floor. Charlie’s room features a queen bed, a small electric fireplace and a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. Charlie’s room has a beautiful view of the sunrise over the wetlands and includes a loft that would be a great place for any young traveler. A hand-hewn beam is prominent in the loft, a feature of the home’s post and beam construction.
Due to our Farmhouse’s roofline, the bathroom in Charlie’s room cannot accommodate a stand-up shower. Options for bathing include the in-room Jacuzzi tub with a pull out showerhead or use of the full sized shower on the first floor of the farmhouse. We hope that our guests appreciate the history of the Farm and these unique aspects of our historic layout.
Annie Thomas was the oldest Thomas daughter and the only one of the three children to marry. She married Charles Lounsberry and moved to Lounsberry Road (across Route 79 from Thomas Rd) where they raised seven children. In the 1800s the two rooms that comprise Annie’s Room/Suite were used to house farm hands. In its present form, Annie’s room is a two-room suite with a private bath and shower. There is a queen bed in the bedroom and a twin in the second room that also includes a table and chairs for games, enjoying your morning coffee or simply relaxing. Annie’s room provides nice views of both the pond and our stream/woodlands. This room is ideal for parties of three or for guests who simply prefer some extra space.