Zetta is a lovely person; however, she did indicate feeling overwhelmed as an innskeeper due to health concerns and her age. It was sad to hear that. We found this bed and breakfast to be lacking in several areas: extremely uncomfortable bed in "The Valerie"; 30 year outdated decor; repairs needed (broken blinds, new shower fixtures and switches). One visit and a sleepless night simply won't inspire a second visit for us; that is, unless major renovations are made. Or, a new owner/manager. There is a huge road construction project on Hanshaw Road making travel-ease into and out of Ithaca very challenging and inconvenient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hound and Hare Bed & Breakfast is located in a quiet residential neigborhood in the Town of Ithaca, one mile from Cornell University and 3 miles from Ithaca College. This B&B is an historic white brick colonial house located on a beautifully landscaped acre of land which includes private gardens, paths, Koi pond with fountain and wooded areas. The Hound & Hare is elegantly decorated with family heirlooms and antiques -- providing a delightful ambiance for rest and relaxation. There is also free off-street parking. ... more less