My son, Michael Davidman, was going to Ithaca to compete in the Ithaca College of Music Piano Competition. We needed a room and my wife found Casper's Farm on the Internet and was immediately intrigued by their excellent Web Site which is very professional and beautifully designed. She spoke with Michael Casper for the first time and found him to be a very friendly warm person. He was easy to talk to and seemed to understand our every need.
So, we drove up and arrived at night. It was easy to find. We were greeted warmly and found both of our hosts extremely nice and interesting people. It turned out that Michael and I had a lot in common having grown up in the same city during the same time. We had the house to ourselves and it was very comfortable and large with interesting wall decorations everywhere. The ceiling is about 40 feet high and there are great wooden beams everywhere. Michael turned out to be a fascinating and extremely intelligent guy, not pretentious and very down to earth. He asked us many questions about what we would like for breakfast and was totally open to what ever our morning schedule was. Siobhan and Michael prepared the most delicious breakfast, I recommend the smoked trout highly. It is a great place to go with family or to get away from everything and relax.
So, the next day Michael competed and won first prize in both the solo and concerto competitions. We enjoyed a great walk in the woods, they have 115 acres. I could write for hours but I'm at work now so I will close this review by saying you will love this place and the hosts are beautiful wonderful people. This is a must stay and worth every minute!
- 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