Firelight Camps

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Overview of Firelight Camps

Firelight Camps

2.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing
1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationButtermilk Falls State Park4 min walk
  • Popular LocationIthaca College2 min drive
  • Popular LocationButterfield Stadium3 min drive
  • AirportIthaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional)17 min drive

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About this area


Located in Ithaca, Firelight Camps is near the airport and in a state park. Ithaca Commons and Shops at Ithaca Mall are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Buttermilk Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake. Don't miss out on a visit to EcoVillage at Ithaca. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours. Guests appreciate the lodge's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Buttermilk Falls State Park - 4 min walk
  • Ithaca College - 2 min drive
  • Butterfield Stadium - 3 min drive
  • Kitchen Theater - 8 min drive
  • Ithaca Beer Company - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional) - 17 min drive


  • Dolce Delights - 8 min walk
  • Sunset Grill - 3 min drive
  • Coltivare - 4 min drive
  • Simeon's on the Commons - 4 min drive
  • Taste of Thai - 4 min drive

About this property

Firelight Camps

Lodge near Cornell University
Consider a stay at Firelight Camps and take advantage of free continental breakfast, a garden, and a library. Treat yourself to a massage at August Moon Spa at La Tourelle, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at The Bistro at La Tourelle, the onsite restaurant. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include hiking/biking. In addition to a bar and a sauna, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Concierge services, barbecue grills, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • A gift shop
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast
Room features
All guestrooms at Firelight Camps offer amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Shared bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Balconies and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • The Bistro at La Tourelle
  • John Thomas Steakhouse

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Sauna
  • Yoga classes


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Massages
  • Spa open daily


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 2 AM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per night
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Firelight Camps Safari Ithaca
Firelight Camps Safari
Firelight Camps Ithaca
Firelight Camps Campground Ithaca
Firelight Camps Campground
Firelight Camps Campsite Ithaca
Firelight Camps Campsite
Firelight Camps Lodge
Firelight Camps Ithaca
Firelight Camps Lodge Ithaca

Frequently asked questions

Is Firelight Camps pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 25 per accommodation, per night.

How much does it cost to stay at Firelight Camps?

As of Aug 18, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Firelight Camps on Sep 14, 2022 start from $275.91, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Firelight Camps?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Firelight Camps?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11 PM.

What time is check-out at Firelight Camps?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Firelight Camps located?

Situated near the airport, this spa lodge is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Buttermilk Falls State Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ithaca College and State Theatre of Ithaca. Ithaca Commons and Cornell University are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 22 out of 32 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 32 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 32 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 32 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 32 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This is our 3rd year in a row coming here and we even invested in helping it to grow. We love it because of the fresh air and to unplug. The best part is the friends you make around the campfire at night. Think about it - in a hotel, you go to your room and watch TV. Here, you have real conversations with people and enjoy each other's company. It's a lot of laughs and good stories. And don't worry, there's a bar and s'mores too. Everyone, please realize you are staying in a tent in the woods. So the weather can be a factor as can bugs and animals. The tent has a real king or 2 queen beds. Only 2 tents have electric for a heater but don't let that change your mind on coming to stay at this wonderful place as you can bring HOTHANDS packs and request a hot water bottle to take back for your bed like the Amish do. And IT WORKS!!! They will also charge your gadgets for you, should you not want to totally unplug. Even better, finish off your stay with the spa at the hotel on the same property. Also make sure you check out the Ithaca Farmers Market for great food and good people!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Glamping extraordinaire
Our second year in a row for coming here for my birthday weekend. We love it!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Beautiful getaway
We overall loved our two night stay at firelight camps. Our tent was clean and as advertised. I will say the campground itself is smaller than I had envisioned and your tent is very close to your neighbors. This isn’t a big deal but does take away from privacy. We loved our back deck and spent most of our time there. The bathrooms were a short walk up the hill and were kept very clean. The one thing I will say is this is definitely far more glam and less (c)amping. It really is a beautiful little spot with a great change of pace. Everything is taken care of for you so you can sit back and relax. Definitely recommend visiting!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

2/5 Poor

Disappointed ☹️
Was disappointed with this stay. There wasn’t enough campfires for the number of guests. The main tent was extremely over crowded both in the evening and in the morning. The bathroom is unisex and leaves little room for privacy. Although there are two private bathrooms they were seldom unoccupied. The tents are adorable but lack any privacy. They are extremely close together and you can literally take part in the conversation happening in the tent next to you. Although the concept is adorable the overall execution of the glamping experience is very poorly done.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
My stay here was fantastic. I was a little surprised that it wasn't out in the woods, but it was still wonderful.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019