We stayed here three nights while attending my 50th Cornell reunion. Despite being some eight or nine miles north of campus, the property was convenient for us and provided a welcome escape from reunion hustle and bustle.
The house is spacious, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. We occupied the Lincoln Suite, a large bedroom with adjacent bath in the front of the house.
Donna couldn't have been a better host (we met Mike,but most of the time he was off at his day job). Although not a native, she has become knowledgeable about the area in general and the house in particular. It has an interesting history as other reviews make clear. Breakfasts on the morning-sun illuminated side porch were wonderful and varied.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Federal Hotel