I stayed one weekend at Private Hotel, and it was my cup of tea! The location is gorgeous, very peaceful and quiet, pastoral with pond. The room was all panelled and floored in beautiful wood, very bright with a pond view. The breakfast is sumptuous with fruit and juice and coffee and a hot entree--delicious. The owner is kind, warm, thoughtful and so hospitable. Michael will take care of you--I was very comfortable there. It is very safe. I was completely at ease. Michael is an amazing person and he is on top of everything at the hotel. This is where I will always stay in Ithaca. I have never stayed at such a rustic but elegant inn.
- 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