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The Federal House B & B

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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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English first
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We arrived here from New York City tired after a fun but busy time and have relaxed in these beautiful surroundings. Mike and Donna are warm,helpful hosts eager to help with where to see,where to eat, hiking and biking places in the area. The breakfasts are delicious,healthy and served at an elegant room over looking the garden . We were... More

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

We strive to make our guests feel welcome by sharing the many wonderful choices of things to do in the area. It is a pleasure to know that our high standards are appreciated by our guests, and that they're able to appreciate our home with the many comforts that we provide; temperature control in all of the rooms, and breakfast... More

Pittsburgh
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed here three nights while attending my 50th Cornell reunion. Despite being some eight or nine miles north of campus, the property was convenient for us and provided a welcome escape from reunion hustle and bustle. The house is spacious, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. We occupied the Lincoln Suite, a large bedroom with adjacent bath in the front... More

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

Glad you were able to enjoy your 50th reunion and return to the Ithaca area after so long. We're delighted to share our knowledge of The Ithaca area and all it has to offer, even though it's relatively new to us. We hope you'll visit again when your travels bring you to Ithaca once again. More

Dayton, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Your hosts, Michael and Donna are very knowledgeable about the area and make wonderful recommendations for dining and sightseeing and were a pure joy to have conversations with. We stayed in the William Seward Suite and found it to be very clean and spacious. Our breakfasts were fresh and delicious each morning and Donna was very accommodating. If your stay... More

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

We appreciate your wonderful review. We are constantly trying to improve our guest's experience and make their stay a memorable one. Feedback from our customers is extremely constructive, as there's always a positive take away. And of course, it's always great to hear kind words. Thanks again for your kind words, and come back again if you're in our neck... More

Demarest, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

History majors (I'm one) will love the Federal House. William Seward visited the house often before going on to become Lincoln's secretary of State, U.S. senator, and governor of New York. There are hints that the mantle of the fireplace was made by none other than Brigham Young, the Mormon leader. The house is within earshot of Ludlowville Falls, which... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our B & B. We pride ourselves in offering a relaxing atmosphere in our tiny little hamlet. We've worked very hard at maintaining the historic feeling of our home, while providing modern conveniences. Breakfast on our porch, air conditioning, as well as all of the comforts of home. We're glad you enjoyed... More

Fishkill, New York
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Up in the area for an anniversary weekend we decided to stay at the Federal House B&B for 2 nights. Actually our 6 th visit here and second under the new owners Donna and Michael. This is a great smaller B&B with 4 rooms. It is situated a short 10 minute drive to Ithaca. We like to stay here outside... More

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

Thank you Rich and Karen for your kind words. You are both seasoned B & B guests who make our job an easy one! Hope to see you again on your next trip to the area. More

New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed two nights in this charming Federal style B & B, set in gorgeous surroundings. Donna and Michael were gracious hosts, making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Breakfast was wholesome, healthy & delicious. The whole place is immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and very well appointed. Highly recommended.

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

We always appreciate great reviews! Glad you enjoyed your stay, and please visit again if your travels find you in the Ithaca area. More

Lima, Peru
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Set about 10 minute outside of Ithaca, the Federal House is a tasteful, extremely comfortable B&B. We stayed in the Lincoln Suite, which had original detail, a four-poster bed, and a gas fireplace. Despite being nearly 200 years old, the house is impeccably decorated and had completely modern fixtures. Breakfast was delicious both mornings, with a homemade quiche followed up... More

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

Thank you for your kind words. Staying at a B & B is a unique experience unlike staying in a huge hotel. We're glad you had a good time, and thanks so much for your consideration. You both make our jobs easy! All the best to you both. More

Falmouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Donna and Mike run a great B&B, great location, room and breakfast - looked after us very well and gave us great local advice. Love and sound and view of the village park and falls 75 yards away. Lansing is a quiet village but close to everything in the area. Will be back.

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

Glad we met your expectations. And thanks for rearranging your schedule to accommodate our 2 night minimum. Hope to see you again if your travels take you to the Finger Lakes. More

Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights here after getting married at the nearby John Joseph Inn. This is the quintessentially perfect bed and breakfast. The rooms are lovely, private, and well-appointed. The setting is gorgeous and convenient to Ithaca. And, the hosts are thoughtful, friendly and unobtrusive. Thank you for a wonderful (too brief) stay!

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

Thank you for your kind words! Best wishes to you both in starting a new chapter in your lives. It was a pleasure having you. More

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Additional Information about The Federal House B & B

Address: 175 Ludlowville Rd., Lansing, NY 14882
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Lansing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Federal Hotel

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