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Welcome to La Tourelle Hotel

RELAX & REJUVENATE IN OUR HOTEL IN ITHACA

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. 

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BED & BREAKFAST SPECIAL

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

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

THE LA TOURELLE EXPERIENCE

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

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EXPERIENCE! FINGER LAKES WINE & SIGHTSEEING TOURS

La Tourelle partners directly with Experience! The Finger Lakes for tour and accommodation packages. Whether you have already booked your stay or want to add a tour to your visit, Experience! has you covered!

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CAYUGA LAKE WINE TRAIL

The first organized and longest-running wine trail in America was established in 1983 here at Cayuga Lake. Taste wine that’s earned over 6,000 national and international medals. See breathtaking views of Cayuga Lake, Taughannock Falls, and rolling vineyards.

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TAKE FLIGHT AT LA TOURELLE

La Tourelle is very excited to be the host location for hot air balloon flights with our partner Liberty Balloon. Soar above the trees with spectacular views of Cayuga Lake and breathtaking vistas.

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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. 

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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

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

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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.