La Tourelle offers memorable coffee breaks, on-site and off-site activities for your gathering. From personalized tours of Finger Lakes wineries, to murder mystery luncheons or dinners, to forest based drum circles and private lakeside barbeques, we welcome the challenge of creating unique experiences for your group.
spice up the traditional coffee break with an experience your group will remember
The Cayuga Creamery Ice Cream Break
The ice cream sundae was invented in Ithaca. Enjoy making your own original sundaes with delicious home made ice cream from Cayuga Creamery, and all of the fixingâ€™s to fuel the ice cream artist in each of us.
Savor three varieties of rich warmed chocolate, complete with assorted fresh fruits and breads to satisfy the chocoholic in each of us.
Let the talented healing hands of August Moon Spa's massage therapists work the meeting kinks out of your participants bodies through chair massages - right in your meeting room during scheduled breaks.
Enjoy an educational coffee break with a master coffee roaster, where you can learn about the history of coffee, how coffee is harvested and roasted, and how coffees differ around the world, while enjoying a sampling of unique coffees and flavorings.
Unique On-site Activities
Day at the Spa
Reserve August Moon Spa for a morning or afternoon exclusively for your group, with a variety of massage, skin care and manicure/pedicure treatments. Your group can relax in our two tranquility rooms and saunas and steam rooms between appointments, and enjoy Finger Lakes wines and healthy snacks.
Murder Mystery Luncheons, Dinners and Weekends
In partnership with the Mystery and Adventure Agency, treat your group to an Agatha Christie themed murder mystery for lunch or dinner, or design your entire event as a murder mystery with a James Bond Casino Royale theme.
Wine and Wellness Reception
Taste wines of the Finger Lakes and Ithaca Beer while interacting with a variety of wellness providers, including aromatherapy, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, yoga, iridology, skin care and others.
Memorable Off-site Activities
Cayuga Wine Trail
Explore five of the 16 wineries of the Cayuga Wine Trail with Experience! The Finger Lakes. Visit Taughannock Falls on the way, and enjoy dinner or lunch at Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana Vineyards.
Visit several of Ithaca's unique museums in an educational and fun group field trip. Explore the history of the Earth at the Museum of the Earth, rejoice in the gardens of Cornell Plantations, enjoy the sophisticated and extensive collections of the Johnson Museum of Art, and become a kid again at the ScienCenter or Cayuga Nature Center.
Take a Hike
We'll provide you with transportation, a box lunch and trail map for a breathtaking and healthy hike on one of Ithaca's many gorge trails.
Enjoy the Lake
Visit the Cayuga Wine Trail by boat, learn about the history and geology of Cayuga Lake on board Tiohero Tours, visit the Farmers Market by kayak, or enjoy delicious food on board the MV Columbia as you cruise the waters of Cayuga Lake on this delightful dinner cruise.
Get Out of Town
Our Adventure Concierge can organize half day and full day activities at some of the Finger Lakes unique attractions. Drive on the amazing track at Watkins Glen, experience the past and future of glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, enjoy a glider plane ride at the National Soaring Museum.