My husband and I needed a place to stay for a long weekend to attend a wedding. I usually will stay at a chain hotel over a Bed and Breakfast because the comforts are generally universal. My husband loves the whole bed and breakfast experience and since we were traveling without our children I thought I would give this place a shot. The Hound and Hare did not disappoint! There was so much history and charm in and around the property. We spent our mornings on the patio overlooking the pond and gardens. Breakfast was delicious every morning and met our dietary needs. I selected this particular location because my husband loves to take a bath, and each room has a jetted tub/shower combo that was perfect. Our room was cleaned every morning, and we were left with fresh toiletries for the next day. We can not wait to come back in the spring and bring our children! There is a room that has a separate sleeping area with two twin beds that would be perfect for a family of four. The location is great. We were right down the street from the airport, and about a ten minute drive to Ithaca Commons. I feel like we found a hidden gem and we can't wait to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hound and Hare Bed & Breakfast is located in a quiet residential neigborhood in the Town of Ithaca, one mile from Cornell University and 3 miles from Ithaca College. This B&B is an historic white brick colonial house located on a beautifully landscaped acre of land which includes private gardens, paths, Koi pond with fountain and wooded areas. The Hound & Hare is elegantly decorated with family heirlooms and antiques -- providing a delightful ambiance for rest and relaxation. There is also free off-street parking. ... more less