My wife and I visited Ithaca in mid-October 2010. When we talked to the owner to book the Amazing Grace Bed and Breakfast, the owner seemed friendly and we were excited about our stay. However, we were not excited at all upon arrival.
The location was 15 minutes away from Cornell's campus and even further from Ithaca Commons. At the B&B, there wasn't enough room for all cars to park in the driveway and cars had to park on grass along the road.
We went in the front door and searched for our room. The owner was not there and did not leave a note. The only empty room that we found had dirty, stained sheets and had no lock on the door. With the front door unlocked and no locks on room doors, we did not feel comfortable leaving our belongings in the room while we spent time in Ithaca during the day.
Also, the room shared one bathroom with three rooms (6 people). Apparently, there was another bathroom available on a different floor, but realistically the three rooms on the second floor shared one bathroom.
My wife and I were not comfortable with the stained sheets, one bathroom shared among 6 people, and no locks on doors so we called the owner to cancel. We explained our concerns to the owner and, as part of the owner's rude response, she informed us that we should not worry about the lack of locks because we couldn't possibly have any belongings worth stealing. The owner said this to us even though we never even met her face to face.