Visiting Student Group


After browsing our website, you may be inspired to come for a visit. Short tours, overnight stays, and on-site learning experiences are great ways to learn more about intentional community, green building, sustainable lifestyles and the story of EcoVillage Ithaca.

Over 1,000 people visit us each year. We offer hospitality and learning experiences for a few hours, days, or even months to Students of all ages, Educators, Cohousing folk, Media, Researchers, Professionals, Tourists, Foodies and Farmers, and the friends and family of residents.

While we welcome visitors, we ask you to please schedule your visit with our
Educational Visit Coordinator.

Taking a Tour. Whether you’re traveling from across the globe or across town, you may want to start with a Tour:

  • Free Public Tour departs from the FROG Common House the last Saturday of each month at 3pm. This 1.5 hour walk-through provides a brief overview of our land, buildings, lifestyle and educational mission. No need to register – just show up!

  • Individual (Overview) and Group Tours (both Overview and In-Depth), can be scheduled for a fee. In-Depth tours can be  focused on topics of interest, such as Green Building, Community Life, Farming and more.  More about Tours.

Village events , educational workshops,  and hands-on work projects enrich the experience. Learn more about these options when you Plan your visit.

Overnight Accommodations. Spending several days at EcoVillage is highly recommended for people who wish to get a more intimate understanding of environmentally-oriented cohousing. It is required for prospective residents who live out of town.  Overnight accommodations include:

  • Guest Rooms.  We have a few guest room accommodations which may access to kitchen facilities. Our Educational Visit Coordinator can provide details.
  • Bed and Breakfasts. Several B&B establishments in the Village run as private businesses. Please contact them directly for availability and rates:

Frog’s Way B&B – two bedrooms share a full bath and kitchenette

Swallow’s Nest B&B – 600sf garden studio apartment

The Garden Room B&B – one bedroom and lovely views

Wildflower B&B – two bedrooms in a welcoming village home; 

Nearby Hotels, Inns and Bed and Breakfast accommodations:

DeWitt Park Inn – elegant downtown location, organic and eco-friendly – the Visitor and Convention Bureau’s lodging website

Common House meal at EcoVillage IthacaCommunity Dinners. 3 – 4 weekly meals (Sun.,Mon, Wed, Thurs) in the common houses provide delicious sustenance to our community, and are open to visitors with advance booking through the Visit Coordinator. During July and August, community meals days may vary.

We are happy to host your visit. Please tell us about your needs and interests by contacting our Educational Visit Coordinator.