We recently spent a three day weekend amongst the Fall foliage of this lovely "hotel". It is really more of a bed and breakfast with an engaging host, Michael Casper. The accommodations are luxurious yet set in an out of the way rustic setting. We stayed in the smallest of the rooms, the "Pond View" but it was large enough for two. The breakfasts were substantial - and made to order - Anything from eggs any way you like to eggs Benedict to pancakes to oatmeal to Michael's homemade corned beef hash (nothing like the stuff you usually get in a diner!). It's really not too far from the city of Ithaca and very convenient to Ithaca College and Buttermilk Falls State Park. We have stayed at other B&Bs and hotels in the area and this place is far and away the best place we have stayed. We shall stay here again on our next Finger Lakes vacation.
- 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