For the Fourth of July Weekend, my husband surprised me with a trip to Ithaca and a stay at Michael Casper's Farm/Hotel. I wasn't sure what to expect, especially because I prefer being pampered and this was more of a "mountain/hiking trip". I NEVER thought that our accommodations would be as good if not BETTER THAN the Four Season's Hotel within a pure, secluded, and picturesque setting!
Michael was an outstanding host. Breakfast is prepared daily with simply the best quality foods and ingredients you could ever imagine. We enjoyed his gourmet cooking (tailored to your dietary preference upon request) and expert advice on pure and healthy living. We tried many new foods. Michael knows how to make anything (yes, even the most simple foods) taste ultimately gourmet! After we got home, we decided to try some new foods and ideas he introduced us to.
The accommodations were absolutely perfect. We stayed in one of the upstairs (smaller of the 2 or 3) rooms. It was SPOTLESS, super cozy, and top quality from end to end. The bed was superiorly comfortable! After a day hiking at the gorges, my husband and I slept almost 12 hours!
The grounds on this property are beautiful. You will most-likely see deer and you really should walk the path and adventure past the pond whenever the temperatures are best for you. Also, this place is close in proximity to everything you would want to drive to in Ithaca (downtown, parks, hiking, swimming, wine-tasting, etc.)
Michael is extremely conscientious about making sure you are comfortable and happy. Anything we asked for was taken care of and/or laid out for us.
If you want to feel like you are a thousand miles away, in a remote, secluded, and romantic hide-away...but with the comforts and catering of a Four Season's Hotel, this is the place for you!
We were sad to leave, but will definitely visit again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Michael Casper, an entrepreneurial hotelier and restaurateur, recently opened Private Hotel and Pure Food. This unique, small boutique hotel, with chef's private kitchen, is tucked away in the countryside just outside downtown Ithaca. Fusing post, beam, pole, log and contemporary architecture, the newly opened hotel has received rave reviews for its sensitive and sophisticated style. The common areas are comfortable and homey, accented by Michael’s sense of whimsy. A chef in his own right, Michael creates and prepares a unique menu comprised of organic and vegan ingredients that are primarily locally grown and harvested. An ecclectic combination of rustic and refined, sophisticated and casual, modern yet remote, Private Hotel and Pure Food appeals to the discerning individual who desires high end appointments, the finest in bedding and linen, and the world’s freshest and healthiest food ... all provided in a serene, tranquil environment ... more less
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