There is not much left to say after reading some of the other rave reviews. Michael runs a quality show! He and his staff are so friendly and helpful in every way. He even got us help when we had car trouble. As others have mentioned, he has led an interesting life and there are stories to go with all of the wonderful furnishings and decorations. Michael is a kind and generous man and his peaceful spirit runs through the Private Hotel +Pure Food. It would be very difficult to be there and not feel good about life.
- 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