Welcome to La Tourelle Hotel
Hospitality From Our Family to Yours
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.
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.
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.
Dining plays an important role in the guest experience at La Tourelle. Learn more about our restaurants!
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.
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.