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The Federal House B & B

175 Ludlowville Rd., Lansing, NY 14882
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in the Miller room which has a brand new bathroom with a wonderful rain shower, a very comfortable bed and quiet airconditioning. It's not the most updated and fresh feeling decor, but the house has a lot charm and so does the hostess, Donna. She has a real gift at making everyone feel relaxed in her... More 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Two nights at The Federal House proved again this was very nice place to call "home" for a weekend getaway. A beautiful historic home with amenities to make the stay very comfortable. The grounds were relaxing and colorful with wild flowers and the sound of the nearby waterfall! Delicious breakfast served up by Donna who was a gratious hostess. Thank... More 

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you were able to return to enjoy our special spot near Ithaca. We're always trying to upgrade our services, and we're pleased that we were able to meet your expectations for a relaxing time away. Best, Donna and Mike More 

Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have stayed in some excellent B & B's and this is up there with one of the best. A perfect home which welcomes visitors with open arms. Donna is so friendly and full of great local knowledge that made our stay so much better. The finger lakes are beautiful and staying here makes it the perfect weekend away from... More 

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We're glad that you were able to enjoy your time away from the city, with all that we have to offer here in the Finger Lakes. We especially appreciate your kind words from "well-heeled" world travelers such as yourselves. We're glad we could share our small part of the world with you!... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We just returned home from an extremely relaxing stay at Federal House. The B & B is a wonderfully restored 1800's intimate property. The rooms are newly redone and very comfortable with everything one would need to enjoy a " home away from home" weekend in the Finger Lakes; our ensuite bath was large and after a long day of... More 

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Your positive review makes our job all the more worthwhile knowing that we've achieved our goals of quality, comfort and hospitality. It's a wonderful experience for us to chat with guests from all over the world. Conversely, we love to share our special area with our guests. Thank you for staying with us, and hoping you can return in the... More 

Lafayette, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

V. good breakfast! Quiet! Donna, proprietor, quite friendly and willing to provide info about the area. Highly Recommended. Great for couples. Outside of Ithaca but Cornell and Ithaca town drivable. Need google maps/gps to get around...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are constantly trying to improve the quality of our B & B and your review helps us to achieve that goal through your positive, constructive criticism. We try to provide a personal touch to connect with our guests and enjoy sharing our knowledge and excitement about the place we live. There's... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Thank you Donna for making my husband and I so comfortable and breakfast, we stay 2 nights at Francis Miller room, nicely decorated and cozy, it's the smallest room in the house and was just right for a couple, all the amenities made it more convenient for one to relax. Very cordial and knowledgeable on the area's attraction and activities.... More 

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Your input is very helpful as we are constantly trying to improve, not only the quality of our meals, but the overall comfort and experience of our guests. Our home is off the beaten track, with the tranquil sound of the falls in the background. Yet, it is close enough to all of the wonderful attractions that our area has... More 

Lower Saucon PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This B&B was excellent in terms of cleanliness, ambiance, service and friendliness of the hosts. The breakfasts were great, and accommodating my wife's issue with gluten. Francis Miller room is a bit small, but hard to argue with the value. Donna's restaurant and attraction tips were right on. Jud Z.

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

We pride ourselves in trying to provide wonderful meals with local produce for everyone, even those with special dietary needs. We realize that this is an important part of our guest satisfaction, so we do our best, with advance notice, to cater to those needs. We're glad to have shared our home and area with you. Even though we are... More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I found the Federal House here on TripAdvisor, after searching (in vain) for a hotel closer to Ithaca for my college reunion. However, I'm glad I did - we made the right choice! Our room at Federal House (Frances Miller room) was one of the smaller available but very comfortable and cozy. There was a small bathroom with large shower... More 

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

We're happy we were able to provide you with a positive experience on your return to Ithaca. Thank you for your kind remarks and it's always nice to have guests stay with us who know the area well. We are close to the action, just a short drive away. We hope you will visit again soon. More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Another wonderful stay with Donna and guests. Love the location, rooms, food and company. Donna's excellent recommendations for, restaurants, vineyards, hikes and activities were based on a very strong knowledge of the area. Don't miss the farmer's market - Thanks for the parking tip, Donna. K & M

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

We welcome you back with open arms. We love to share our special area with return guests, as there's always somewhere new to explore. Thank you for your positive comments and we especially love the positive comments from our repeat customers. This is a true indicator that our hard work is paying off by providing a continued enjoyable experience for... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was originally going to title this review "The B&B From Central Casting." Close your eyes and imagine the perfect bed and breakfast. Timeless old house on a country road. Antique furnishings. Sumptuous bedding. Windows that overlook a green expanse of lawn next to a forest. Omelettes and waffles with fresh fruit served in a classic dining room. Waking to... More 

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Your words are the highest compliment given to an innkeeper. I'm glad we were able to meet your expectations and aid in your daughter's college move-in experience. We enjoy sharing our love of The Finger Lakes area with our guests. Our area is truly a gem to experience! It was a pleasure getting to know your family and we hope... More 

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