Using Mapping and Direction Services
The postal address is "888 Comfort Road, Spencer, NY" but Slow Lane is not anywhere near Spencer. Physically, it's in Danby, NY, but we think of it as being part of Ithaca, NY.
If you're coming from Ithaca on NYS Rt.96B (Aurora Street), Slow Lane is about 7 miles south of the Ithaca Commons, past Ithaca College, perhaps 10 minutes driving.
Please note that none of the mapping/directions services
take you all the way there, and they generally miss the end
of the driveway, too. No big deal, just be aware of it.
Google Map the address or you can try
GPS enthusiasts: 42.3475292,-76.5112088
There's a long driveway. It's easy to drive (1/3 mile) or walk (7 or 8 minutes). Just stay inside the manicured path and watch out for bunnies and deer. The deer act like they own the driveway; let them pretend, and give them the right of way. Try not to exceed 15MPH, especially if you're walking. Follow the existing tracks in the middle of the road; do not Foolishly Go Where No Fool Has Gone Before.
You'll know you're at the driveway because:
FYI, if you're arriving after dark, it's dark out there!. The driveway is dark, too. Keep going until you see lights, about 1/3 mile.
Coming from the north (Ithaca) on NYS Rt.96B, you have a choice of where to join Comfort Road:
Comfort Road changes surfacing at its intersection with Lieb Road. You'll see a tall silo at the corner. Go about 100 yards south on the dirt part of Comfort and the "888" and "Slow Lane" signs become visible on the right. Head down the driveway, either on foot or in your car. Yes, Slow Lane surrounds the corner of Comfort and Lieb. It's pretty obvious when you arrive during daylight hours.
Coming from the south (Owego, Candor) on 96B, turn left on Bald Hill Road just after you enter Danby, then follow directions above.
Arriving from the northwest (Trumansburg, Geneva, Rochester), find your way to NYS Rt.13 (Meadow Street) and take it south, past the plastic food strip, to Sandbank Road. Left on Sandbank, up the hill, then right at the Tee to West King Road, right at another Tee to Comfort Road. Go a couple miles (pass Miller and Gunderman), see above.
From the southwest (Spencer, Waverly, Corning), ouch.
Car PoolingWe encourage car pooling! There's room for 20+ cars to park near the house, plus random spots along the driveway, plus unlimited parking at the road. If you're inclined to park out by the road, the seven-minute walk down the driveway is very relaxing, really! For what it's worth, car poolers can take advantage of the the park-and-ride lot (and TCAT bus stop) at the corner of NYS Rt.96B and Gunderman Road.
Arriving and Parking
Parking around the far side of the house (8-10 cars), in front of the solar arrays (another 8-10 cars), and in other spots, too. Don't park in the mud; you're smarter than that. Early arrivals: please park 'round the far side, next to our cars. Late arrivals: don't worry about blocking in other cars.
Even when the winds are howling outside, it's warm inside. Please brush your feet on the deck before you enter.
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