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Woodbourne, New York
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I had a great weekend getaway. Our stay at the Federal House was just what we needed. The room was clean, breakfast was very good and sitting in the living room enjoying a cup of tea was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon after a hike and walk around Ithaca. Donna's recommendations about where to go...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your gift of a weekend away with us. We love to share our beautiful area with guests, and there are so many hikes and sights to see on a fall weekend in the Finger Lakes. Come back again, and thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 30 August 2016

We found The Federal House on the internet during a search for lodging in the Locke NY area. The room was extremely comfortable, as were the entire house and grounds. Donna was a great host, with plenty of useful tips on semi-local dining as well as suggestions on local wineries. Breakfast was delicious and the overall feel of The Federal...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments! With all of the competition from other social media sources, it's nice to receive the kudos of the "stand out" characteristics of a bed and breakfast. The personal touch is what we strive for, and once again this proves to be the frontrunner in the discriminating traveler's choice for choosing to stay at a b...

Pacific, Missouri
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Mike and I stayed 5 nights at Federal House in September 2015. We chose the location because it was convenient to our travel to Syracuse to attend the LSU vs. Syracuse game and to Ithaca to visit friends. Donna Wilson is a wonderful hostess. Donna is very knowledgeable of the area and she attended to every detail to make our...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you Julie and Mike for staying with us! We love it when guests have such great things to say about us! We're looking forward to your return.

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very welcoming, knowledgeable host at this beautiful home. Although our room wasn't huge, it was very comfortable and had everything we needed with a great shower room, toiletries and robes. Breakfasts were a highlight, we had a wonderful smoothie one morning and very tasty quiche all shared around a huge dining table with the other lovely guests who were staying...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you Maureen for your kind review. It's especially a pleasure when we can show our international guests the wonderful activities and sights that our area has to offer. It takes a great effort to travel to our remote area! Thank you for staying with us.

New York
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We stayed two nights over Labor Day weekend to attend a family wedding. Donna welcomed us when we arrived and gave us a tour and information about the amenities available. We stayed in the Abijah Miller Room, which is tastefully decorated, with a modern, beautiful bathroom, roomy closet with a light and full-length mirror, bathrobes for lounging, small flat-screen TV...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

We're glad we were able to accommodate you both while attending your family wedding. We love to have our "neighbors" stop by and share our remote part of the world. Thank you for your kind words, and hoping that you'll stop by on your next trip to Ithaca.

Somerville, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I really enjoyed staying here. We felt very welcome. Everything was very clean. The breakfast was great and she was very happy to make us something "to go" the morning we didn't have time for a sit down breakfast. I look forward to staying here again!

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in the Miller room which has a brand new bathroom with a wonderful rain shower, a very comfortable bed and quiet airconditioning. It's not the most updated and fresh feeling decor, but the house has a lot charm and so does the hostess, Donna. She has a real gift at making everyone feel relaxed in her...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We try and provide our guests with the most comfortable, clean and up-to-date amenities in sharing our 200 year old house and ambiance with you. In addition, we pride ourselves in our efforts to provide our guests with sharing all of the varied activities that are available to you in our area. We're glad...

Royersford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Two nights at The Federal House proved again this was very nice place to call "home" for a weekend getaway. A beautiful historic home with amenities to make the stay very comfortable. The grounds were relaxing and colorful with wild flowers and the sound of the nearby waterfall! Delicious breakfast served up by Donna who was a gratious hostess. Thank...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you were able to return to enjoy our special spot near Ithaca. We're always trying to upgrade our services, and we're pleased that we were able to meet your expectations for a relaxing time away. Best, Donna and Mike

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We have stayed in some excellent B & B's and this is up there with one of the best. A perfect home which welcomes visitors with open arms. Donna is so friendly and full of great local knowledge that made our stay so much better. The finger lakes are beautiful and staying here makes it the perfect weekend away from...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We're glad that you were able to enjoy your time away from the city, with all that we have to offer here in the Finger Lakes. We especially appreciate your kind words from "well-heeled" world travelers such as yourselves. We're glad we could share our small part of the world with you!...

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We just returned home from an extremely relaxing stay at Federal House. The B & B is a wonderfully restored 1800's intimate property. The rooms are newly redone and very comfortable with everything one would need to enjoy a " home away from home" weekend in the Finger Lakes; our ensuite bath was large and after a long day of...

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MikeandDonna175, Owner at The Federal House B & B, responded to this review

Your positive review makes our job all the more worthwhile knowing that we've achieved our goals of quality, comfort and hospitality. It's a wonderful experience for us to chat with guests from all over the world. Conversely, we love to share our special area with our guests. Thank you for staying with us, and hoping you can return in the...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about The Federal House B & B

Address: 175 Ludlowville Rd, Lansing, NY 14882-9051
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Lansing
Price Range: ₹ 10,064 - ₹ 21,806 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
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