What a hidden gem only minutes away from downtown Ithica! Beautiful wooded setting with 5 different hotel room experiences. There are multiple log cabins, trails, ponds and interesting collection of artifacts. We stayed in the "Zebra" room which is highlighted by real zebra wood and combinations of real wood walls including tiger maple, mahogany, etc. The zebra theme continues throughout the room including decorative arts and furniture. If you appreciate wood, you will love this. The entryway to our cabin has a collection of unusual museum pieces including the skeleton of a dinosaur which had been displayed at the NY Museum of Natural History.
Breakfast, customized to suit whatever you wish is made with the freshest organic ingredients and is included. Also, the proprietor, Michael Casper, is an incredibly interesting person to speak with.
I highly recommend this private hotel experience. It certainly is worth the look and breaks the monotony of the cookie cutter hotels all too common today.
- 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