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History


Nearly 150 years of beauty at the Inn at Taughannock

RESERVE YOUR STAY

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History


Nearly 150 years of beauty at the Inn at Taughannock

RESERVE YOUR STAY

The Inn at Taughannock

The Inn at Taughannock, formerly Taughannock Farms Inn, is part of the historic fabric of the Finger Lakes.

The main building was erected in 1873 as a private, summer residence for John Jones of Philadelphia. Many of the lavish furnishings he brought with him are still in use today, some pieces imported from England and Italy. The chandeliers, thick carpets, lace curtains, and richly textured wallpapers are all faithful to the era in which the mansion was built. The Jones family lived on the estate for 72 years. Their 600-acre holdings stretched down to the edge of Cayuga Lake and they even had a private horse-racing track on the property! You can see the oval shape on the lawn as you look toward the entrance to Taughannock Falls State Park across from the Inn.

On April 10, 1925 Mr. Jones sold most of his estate to New York  so the State Park could be created. At about this time, rooms in the mansion were rented out and food service added. Merrit and Maude Agard bought the estate in 1945 with plans of opening a tea room.  It was then on May 16, 1946, Maude's 40th birthday they opened and began operating as an Inn. Taughannock Farms remained in the Agard family until 1997, when it was purchased by Susan and Tom Sheridan, who ran the Inn until it's purchase February 12, 2016.

Currently under new ownership, the inn will be undergoing some incredible renovations over the next year. With only four owners over the course of nearly 150 years, the character of the space has been preserved for a lodging and dining experience unlike any other in the Finger Lakes.


Distinguished Inns of North American
 

Select Registry represents the most prestigious hotels in Canada, Europe and the United States. It’s a great honor to have been chosen by them, this association acknowledges our outstanding accommodations, top-notch service, exceptional hospitality and the one-of-a-kind experience we offer to our guests.  We thank Select Registry for their acknowledgement, and hope their members will stay at the Inn at Taughannock and experience all we have to offer.  

Directions


Directions


Location

The Inn at Taughannock, which consists of 5 charming houses,  is adjacent to Taughannock Fall State Park.  Situated less than 7 miles from downtown Ithaca, Ithaca College, and Cornell University and at the beginning of the Cayuga wine trail, the inn is a perfect location for your next getaway. 

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Taughannock Falls Inn | Ithaca, NY

ALL GUESTS SHOULD CHECK IN AT THE MAIN INN. IT IS THE LARGE YELLOW VICTORIAN MANSION ON THE RIGHT AFTER TURNING ON GORGE ROAD FROM ROUTE 89. 

PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT EACH OF THE GUEST HOUSES.

Contact Information


Contact Information


Email: Info@innattaughannock.com

Telephone: 607-387-7711


For specific questions, feel free to contact our staff directly

Reservations Questions:  Reservation Specialist, Kim McDermott, Kim@innattaughannock.com

Hotel Questions: Manger, Hotel Services, Tiffany Teal, Tiffany@innattaughannock.com

Event and Catering Questions: Events Manager, Tiffany Teal, Tiffany@innattaughannock.com

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Meet Our Staff


Meet Our Staff


Meet our Staff at The Inn at Taughannock


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Tiffany Teal
EVENT AND CATERING MANAGER
Tiffany Teal was born in Baltimore Maryland. Inspired by her father, Bryant Teal, who was a member of the elite Special Forces, Tiffany joined the Army in 2003 and became a Military Police office. Severely injured in Iraq, Tiffany was honorably discharged as a disabled Veteran in 2008.

As a civilian, in 2009 Tiffany became the restaurant manager at Chili’s restaurant in Elmira and Ithaca NY for 5 years, while raising her beautiful daughter as a single mother. Tiffany refined her managerial skills as assistant manager at Bed, Bath & Beyond in Ithaca NY for an additional 4 years. Impressed by her customer service, Tiffany was recruited by the Inn to become one our event managers. “I adore my position, it’s truly euphoric helping our brides see their dreams come true at this fairy tale location.”

Email: Tiffany@innattaughannock.com


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Kimberly Sophie McDermott
EVENT MANAGER

Kimberly Sophie McDermott was born in Atco, New Jersey and earned a college degree in criminal justice. Upon graduation, Kim has worked in customer service positions her entire life. Over the past 13 years Kim was an employee at Bed, Bath and Beyond in Ithaca NY and served as the store manager the last 5 years. Kim and Tiffany first met at the BBB 4 years ago and became dear friends who work exceptionally well together. Kim was also invited to join the team at Taughannock at the same time Tiffany was hired. Since last October, Kim has become an invaluable member or our management team, revising hotel procedures, and working in event planning.

Email: Kim@innattaughannock.com

Lloyd T. Williams
INNBASSADOR

Lloyd was born in the Bronx and graduated for Ithaca College in 1981 as a theater major. After working in Los Angeles for over 35 years both in film and television, Lloyd simultaneously pursued a position at American Airlines to enhance his love of travel. While employed at American, it paid off since he met his wife of 25 years, Diana and together they raised their 4 children. Recently Lloyd was working at Disneyland for 6 years before moving to Trumansburg and accepting a position as our in house Ambassador. Guest are naturally attracted to Lloyds charming and gregarious personality as he is happy to assist in any he can.  

 

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Careers


Careers


JOIN OUR TEAM

Something wonderful is happening at Taughannock.  After 70 years, the inn is under new ownership. The new owners plan to retain the warmth and charm of the place while updating and expanding the facility.

We're on the lookout for enthusiastic associates to join our team. We are seeking people who genuinely love serving other people and being an important part of a team that excels at it.  

Feel like you're a good fit? Explore available employment opportunities here and apply. Even if you don’t see any positions posted, please consider submitting an application.

Taughannock Falls Inn | Ithaca, NY
 

Current Openings at the iNN AT TAUGHANNOCK:

FRONT OF THE HOUSE

HEART OF THE HOUSE

  • Prep Cook - Hot Foods

  • Prep Cook - Cold Foods

  • Dishwasher

  • Guest Room Attendant

 

TO APPLY

Download a pdf of our application and email it to careers@innattaughannock.com. You can also mail it or bring it in person to the Main Inn