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News from La Tourelle - Health Crisis Updates

Welcome to La Tourelle Hotel


Limited Hours During Health Crisis

La Tourelle Reception Desk - 8am - 8pm

August Moon Spa - 11am - 6pm

Bistro - Breakfast Room Service Only

John Thomas - Closed


At La Tourelle we consider ourselves a warm, cozy home where we welcome friends we haven’t met yet! From the moment you step into our lobby, you and your loved ones will be greeted by a blazing fireplace, free Wi-Fi, a 24/7 coffee and tea station, and freshly baked cookies in the afternoon. We look forward to meeting you during our nightly Finger Lakes wine reception. Our beds are comfy, the grounds are beautiful, and the hike to Buttermilk Falls right out back is simply inspiring. Nestled on 70 acres, we are just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College, as well as exquisite wineries, fascinating museums, great music and theater venues, and mouth-watering restaurants. Ask our staff for recommendations – we just love sharing our favorite places to dine and explore. 

The Wiggins family has been providing exceptional hospitality in Ithaca for over 30 years. Allow Kash, Phoenix and Moorea to pamper you at August Moon Spa with massage and skincare treatments, using products created from herbs and flowers grown in our very own gardens. In addition, meet Cameron, Jessica and Scott who manage our intimate 54-room hotel and bistro. Plus, we are pet-friendly, so your four-legged family members are always welcome to tag along!

Specials & Packages

Our family has created a variety of value packages for you to enjoy all that La Tourelle has to offer including romantic escapes, wine tours, hot air ballooning and other adventures in Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region. 

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Spring has arrived in Ithaca and we are excited to announce a brand new promotion to all the weekenders out there. La Tourelle is offering our weekday rates for remaining weekends in March and all of April!

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This March we are offering complimentary breakfast for two with any weeknight stay! Take a day for yourself or grab your partner and escape to La Tourelle for a day of respite and a hearty breakfast at The Bistro.

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Our family has been stomping these grounds for over 60 years and with the uncertainty of the times we thought we should reach out to our locals and offer respite at La Tourelle. Any Traditional King Room for only $99 and any Fireplace King Room for only $109! This exclusive offer is available for Tompkins and Surrounding Counties.


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Get your day off to a great start after a restful night’s sleep at La Tourelle.

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Relax and Rejuvenate Special -  Spa and Breakfast included


Re-energize your mind, body and spirit with a relaxing spa treatment and getaway in one of our comfortable rooms.

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La Tourelle Experience Package - Includes Spa, Steakhouse, and Breakfast credits


Enjoy deluxe accommodations, a full, delicious breakfast at The Bistro, a relaxing treatment at August Moon Spa, and much more!

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So whether you’re coming to visit a university, enjoy a romantic escape, a girlfriend getaway, exploring our wineries and waterfalls, or planning a business meeting, wedding, or other special occasion; experience all that is Ithaca and the Finger Lakes at our family owned and operated La Tourelle. 

Buttermilk Falls Couples Shot

What's Around

Ithaca is located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake and has an amazing year-round weekend Farmer’s Market and a six-mile waterfront trail. A short drive in any direction, historic villages with timeless town squares dot the hills and valleys of the Finger Lakes. 

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August Moon Spa

Let us pamper you with a replenishing spa treatment or therapy at August Moon Spa.  

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Dining plays an important role in the guest experience at La Tourelle. Learn more about our restaurants! 

Girlfriends having Brunch

The Bistro at La Tourelle

With views of the hotel’s herb and flower gardens, and offering outdoor dining during the sunny days, The Bistro at La Tourelle offers a warm, relaxing crossroad, where the good life meets good food.

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John Thomas Steakhouse

Located in a 150-year-old farmhouse with rough-hewn floors and ceilings, wood paneled walls and a veranda dining room with views of the hotel’s flower gardens, John Thomas Steakhouse is all about great fun, great relaxation and great food.