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The Federal House B & B

175 Ludlowville Rd., Lansing, NY 14882
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The Federal House B & B
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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 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
1 review
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

Farmington, NY
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The 3rd night of our 5-day Finger Lakes bike ride was comfortably and enjoyably spent at The Federal House. Michael and Donna were most gracious in welcoming us and providing for our needs. The house, bedroom, yard, porch, hearty & delicious breakfast, and awesome waterfall nextdoor were most appreciated, and will always be pleasant memories!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We enjoyed our stay in The federal house - very much. Our room was very cozy and charming - very very clean and very spacious - even though it was the smallest in the house. The location is perfect for wineries, the wonderful gorges, the finger lakes and charming Ithaca. It was our first visit in the region, and Donna... More

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

You were our first visitors from Denmark. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope the rest of your trip was fun. Mike and Donna More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our cozy room, the delicious breakfast, the knowledgable innkeepers and all the area has to offer. Be sure to take a stroll down the block to the gorgeous waterfall. This b&b has all you need for a stressfree vacation.

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Rye, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We travel to the Finger Lakes often and are pleased to have this little gem to add to our places to stay. The location is ideal. It is a pretty, little ride about 15-20 minutes north of Ithaca close enough to go back in to town for sightseeing, shopping or dining. It is also ideally situated to make short trips... More

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

We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and visit again. Mike and Donna More

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Federal House is a historic Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Finger Lakes near wine trails, Cornell and Ithaca College.A little something for everyone. Steps to Salmon Creek and Ludlowville Falls. Minutes from downtown Ithaca, the setting provides the romance, peacefulness, and charm for a memorable stay. Four guest rooms all with private baths, AC, wireless internet include two suites with fireplaces and flat screen TV. Fireplace in some rooms .Delicious breakfasts featuring locally fresh ingredients from nearby farms. ... more   less 
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