The Wild Goose is a neighborhood bed and breakfast at EcoVillage at Ithaca just outside Ithaca, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York . It is located a convenient four miles from either Ithaca College or Cornell University. EcoVillage’s 174 acres comprise meadowlands and woodlands. The property sits on top of West Hill offering spectacular city and country views of the surrounding area. EcoVillage’s approach to living lightly on the land places us in greater harmony with nature. Our beautiful village was featured in Time Magazine, September 17, 2007.

The Wild Goose offers attractive guest rooms in peoples’ homes for a reasonable price. Each guest house has a full shared bath. Some rooms offer free long-distance calling within the United States. Breakfast is offered each morning.

Ecovillage offers scenic views on all sides from the top of West Hill. Nearby trails offer idyllic country walks. In the summer our pond creates a fine opportunity for a swim. The winter season gives us cross country skiing and ice skating on the pond. We are conveniently located near Lake Cayuga in the Finger Lakes Region. We are just a short drive from Ithaca’s beautiful gorges, waterfalls, fine wineries, and restaurants. Ithaca offers two repertory theaters and other cultural events.


A short drive will take you to the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, our state parks, golf, hiking trails and bike touring trails. Please visit our links to the right on this page. You will find some fine places and great things to do and get a feel for the area and all that it offers.. Visit the EcoVillage at Ithaca link, to find out more about our co-housing community.

Pamela Carson, my sister, was one of the original residents of Ecovillage. She sold her Boston restaurant,  Friends and Company, and moved to Ithaca not only to help found EcoVillage but to start  Educate the Children (ETC) becoming its first director in 1990. Educate The Children is a non-profit organization sponsoring many imaginative community-development programs in Nepal; it won the first  Margaret Mead Centennial Award  for its work. People’s contributions reach programs that really help. Pamela died of cancer in 2000. I am very proud of her.

Gail Carson, The Wild Goose 

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