This is one of the nicest places i've been to. The grounds are not only beautiful, they exude peace and serenity. Kudos to Michael Caspar for creating a simply perfect environment. It is off the beaten path to be sure, but not hard to get to and well worth the extra 10 minute drive from downtown Ithaca. Michael cooked for us. He and staff Catherine created a personalized dinner which was all fresh local produce and just wonderful. They were attentive to all our needs, even setting up meetings at Cornell for us. This place pays so much attention to detail, from the beautifully furnished rooms to the comfortable mattress to the wonderful menu to the groundskeeping and personal concierge service. Do yourself a favor and have the pleasure of staying with Michael. We will certainly 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