We stayed in the "Gable Room" at Michael's wonderful hotel sadly for just a single night, I say sadly because the entire experience from first minute to last was amazing.
The hotel itself is set a little off the beaten track in the very heart of around a hundred acres of woods but was easy to find thanks to the directions that were provided by Michael prior to our arrival. Upon arrival Michael greeted us personally, in spite of the snow that had just begun to fall. This was just the beginning of the wonderfully attentive service that was offered to us throughout our short stay, and continued with Michael asking us what we would like for breakfast, to him personally heading out in the snow to collect the groceries that were required to meet our request (in the snow that had continued to fall, and had become heavier throughout the evening), to freshly squeezing the orange juice in the morning. Nothing was too much trouble, even when we asked if Michael could change the time that we had agreed to come to the main house for breakfast after oversleeping in the quiet, tranquil and comfortable surroundings, it was no problem at all.
The room itself was beautiful, in the upstairs of a renovated outbuilding with an open bathroom, full freestanding bathtub, separate shower, and even a bidet. The bedroom was large and spacious with plenty of space for hanging clothes, drawers and an incredibly comfortable bed. There was also a separate kitchen area downstairs that was shared with guests staying in the "Zebra Room" with all of the utensils required to cook a feast.
All in all the whole experience was absolutely first class and one that we have recommended to friends and family already, and very much look forward to repeating.
- 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