My wife and I went up for a weekend stay in early August and are very happy we picked this property. We wanted to be reasonably close to Ithaca, but stay somewhere that was unique and felt a bit rural. Well this place was exactly that. The property itself is enormous and beautiful - we had a great time exploring and trying not to scare away the deer (unsuccessful). The actual rooms were huge, and its clear that Michael put a lot of effort into making the place top of the line. The bathrooms and the mattress were noticeably fancy. All of the random items and decorative touches in the main rooms really added to the charm of the place. Lastly, Michael was a great host. My wife and I both really enjoyed talking to him during breakfast. We'll definitely be back.
- 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