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“Amazing location, Amazing host”

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Private Hotel + Pure Food Villa
Ranked #2 of 18 Ithaca B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I was completely blow away by Michael's attenetion to detail and incredible creativity. I can say honestly the pictures DO NOT do the Hotel Justice. It is like nothing you have ever seen. I could spend hours in one room looking at the details, meteorites and other unique and wonderful touches Michael has put into place. If you are looking the best place to stay in Ithaca you absolutely can not do any better than this!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife Barbara and I mutually felt that we had finally discovered a destination that we had been seeking for years. Surrounded within an enchanted forest, high on a mountain, overlooking the Ithaca valley, Private Hotel & Pure Food provided a wonderful feeling of a lofty hidden retreat. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner/designer/ multi-talented builder with a very unique vision of creating a magical place that reals with healthy vibrations, privacy and unique accommodations, definitely no cookie cutter anything. The delicious multi-coarse meals had a glow of healthy eating. Most gracious owner/host, Michael and his charming wife were the perfect host and a true inspiration. We feel that our trip here is like the first day of a wonderful new friendship.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Our experience was one we will never forget. The property is a real gem. Each room has it's own theme all decorated and furnished in high quality. Michael is one of the most unique individuals we have ever met. He is the perfect host. He will make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Be prepared for a fantastic breakfast. Michael is an artist in the kitchen and will serve you your personalized meal. We will definitely be returning soon.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Last time I saw Mike Casper was in 1995 when he owned a European style cafe in Cornell's Collegetown serving the best food in Ithaca. I had business at the Hotel School and through the grapevine heard that he had opened an outrageous European style hotel. I spent two nights at Michael's Private Hotel. The food was as good as his cafe and the room was a piece of fine art. If you are in the area you will want to experience this!

Room Tip: Each room is completely unique. Ask to see several before you decide.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

I selected this "B&B" for character, architecture, and location (deep in the woods). I was extremly happy with the room. The shower had 5 nozzles hitting me at once.

the great room hgt, decor, and design was memorizing.
Michael made a creative breakfat every morning...much more than I could eat. One evening before bed, I asked for eggs over easy. He pondered all night now to put a mediterranean flair on this simple request. It was amazing. I love trying new places and this B&B was memorable.

I was warned to bring a AWD or 4WD vehicle in winter...well it snowed and i could not get out of driveway for work. Out comes Michael with chains and 4WD truck to pull my Toyata out, backwards, attached to rear hitch of my car.

Michael is multi-talented and a pleasure to talk too. Restarant recomdations were spot on.
i loved the coffee as well.
i will be back...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

My significant other and I needed time away from home before the end of the semester and finals. We were looking for a cozy place for two to enjoy the weekend- a place for relaxation and reflection. Not really knowing what to expect, we were blown away by this B&B!

The B&B is about ten miles outside of Ithaca, and the estate consists of over 100 acres of wooded land. The location is just far away from town to be private, but near enough town to be able to attend an evening concert series at school or to dine downtown (though you are not likely to do these because once you set foot here, you will not want to leave). If you enjoy the outdoors, then watching the night sky at this B&B, during a cool, spring night, is by itself worth the stay. Alternatively, you can enjoy the early morning hours walking through the woods, down by the creek, or up the overseeing cliff point.

The cabin is spacious (high ceilings), well furnished, and includes state-of-the-art appliances. From contemporary kitchen appliances and heated floors to precious stone collections and tapestries, you have the furnishings and tools to feel right at home. Moreover, Michael’s hospitality is warm and welcoming. You will feel the need to extend your stay longer than planned!

Overall, we got more in return than what we paid for. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the quiet of upstate New York with your loved one.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Surprisingly close to both the Ithaca College and Cornell campuses, this property provided a unique and quiet getaway. The newly appointed rooms were spacious and warm, the made to order breakfasts delicious and the personal attention unpretentious. I would return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Summer P
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Address: 429 Bostwick Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9352
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Ithaca
Price Range: $200 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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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