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“Consistently excellent B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Federal House B & B

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The Federal House B & B
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lansing
Fishkill, New York
Level Contributor
98 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Up in the area for an anniversary weekend we decided to stay at the Federal House B&B for 2 nights. Actually our 6 th visit here and second under the new owners Donna and Michael. This is a great smaller B&B with 4 rooms. It is situated a short 10 minute drive to Ithaca. We like to stay here outside of Ithaca where it is peaceful and quiet but still close enough to everything. It is located a short one minute walk to a nice waterfall and park. You can hear the waterfall from our bedroom and that was really awesome. Our room and the entire place was immaculate. The bed was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. It has AC but you don't really need it at least not this past weekend. Our room had a recent renovation to the bathroom and it really was nice with the new shower. Donna is a great host and really helps make your stay pleasant. Nice breakfasts and all guests eat at the same table which allows for great conversation. Coffee and munchies in the PM is a nice touch. What can we say we love this B&B. You will too. Thanks Donna for another wonderful stay. See you soon.

Room Tip: All room are great. We especially like the Lincoln Room which has it's own stairway and own cor...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you Rich and Karen for your kind words. You are both seasoned B & B guests who make our job an easy one! Hope to see you again on your next trip to the area.
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed two nights in this charming Federal style B & B, set in gorgeous surroundings. Donna and Michael were gracious hosts, making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Breakfast was wholesome, healthy & delicious. The whole place is immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and very well appointed. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yosale
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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
We always appreciate great reviews! Glad you enjoyed your stay, and please visit again if your travels find you in the Ithaca area.
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Lima, Peru
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Set about 10 minute outside of Ithaca, the Federal House is a tasteful, extremely comfortable B&B. We stayed in the Lincoln Suite, which had original detail, a four-poster bed, and a gas fireplace. Despite being nearly 200 years old, the house is impeccably decorated and had completely modern fixtures. Breakfast was delicious both mornings, with a homemade quiche followed up by next-level waffles. Donna and Mike, the owners, were very accommodating with our late arrival (but be sure to email in advance). Perfect for a weekend trip. Would recommend highly!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hopkins87
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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. Staying at a B & B is a unique experience unlike staying in a huge hotel.

We're glad you had a good time, and thanks so much for your consideration. You both make our jobs easy!

All the best to you both.
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Donna and Mike run a great B&B, great location, room and breakfast - looked after us very well and gave us great local advice.

Love and sound and view of the village park and falls 75 yards away.

Lansing is a quiet village but close to everything in the area.

Will be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Maurice R
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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Glad we met your expectations.
And thanks for rearranging your schedule to accommodate our 2 night minimum.

Hope to see you again if your travels take you to the Finger Lakes.
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights here after getting married at the nearby John Joseph Inn. This is the quintessentially perfect bed and breakfast. The rooms are lovely, private, and well-appointed. The setting is gorgeous and convenient to Ithaca. And, the hosts are thoughtful, friendly and unobtrusive. Thank you for a wonderful (too brief) stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Sydney_KC
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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you for your kind words!

Best wishes to you both in starting a new chapter in your lives. It was a pleasure having you.
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Farmington, NY
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

The 3rd night of our 5-day Finger Lakes bike ride was comfortably and enjoyably spent at The Federal House. Michael and Donna were most gracious in welcoming us and providing for our needs. The house, bedroom, yard, porch, hearty & delicious breakfast, and awesome waterfall nextdoor were most appreciated, and will always be pleasant memories!

Room Tip: Information on the website was accurate and helpful.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We enjoyed our stay in The federal house - very much. Our room was very cozy and charming - very very clean and very spacious - even though it was the smallest in the house. The location is perfect for wineries, the wonderful gorges, the finger lakes and charming Ithaca. It was our first visit in the region, and Donna and Mike was so wonderful and welcoming hosts - very very helpful on what to see, where to eat and what wines to taste while we where visiting. Donna's homebaked cookies and very delicious breakfast - made us feel at home right away. Our stay at The federal house - was definitely the perfect b&b experience and we would love to come back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IngerLyn
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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
You were our first visitors from Denmark. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope the rest of your trip was fun.
Mike and Donna
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Additional Information about The Federal House B & B

Property: The Federal House B & B
Address: 175 Ludlowville Rd, Lansing, NY 14882-9051
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Lansing
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lansing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Federal House is a historic Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Finger Lakes near wine trails, Cornell and Ithaca College.A little something for everyone. Steps to Salmon Creek and Ludlowville Falls. Minutes from downtown Ithaca, the setting provides the romance, peacefulness, and charm for a memorable stay. Four guest rooms all with private baths, AC, wireless internet include two suites with fireplaces and flat screen TV. Fireplace in some rooms .Delicious breakfasts featuring locally fresh ingredients from nearby farms. ... more   less 
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