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The Hound And Hare

1031 Hanshaw Rd , Ithaca, NY 14850-2741 USA (Show map)
12 Reviews
$110 - $250
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The Hound and Hare has been hosting guests since 1985, and is situated in the town of Ithaca, one mile north of Cornell University and five miles north of Ithaca College. Samuel Boothroyd built this magnificent white brick colonial style house on a MIlitary Tract Parcel given to my forebears by George Washington for service in the Revolutionary Way (c)1797. Guests enjoy a full healthy breakfast with delicious tastes and aromas. All bedrooms have queen size beds and private baths (one has two twin beds). There is Central Air, Cable TV, and Wireless Internet. There is plenty of off street parking. Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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4.8 on February 24, 2013

Great space, food, and hospitality.

The Hound and the Hare

5 on September 24, 2012

Fascinating hostess. Beautiful rooms. Good location.

The innkeeper's charm makes the stay.

4.8 on February 02, 2012

Lovely home. Comfy, spacious room, and great amenities. But the innkeeper, Zetta, is the jewel of the inn. Her warmth and genuine hospitality is a true blessing to all who stay.

Perfect B&B

4.2 on December 14, 2011

Lovely grounds -- elaborate interior. Lovely room & facilities. Great breakfasts. Other interesting guests. Zetta is charming.

Fabulous, Friendly, Fascinating

5 on September 27, 2011

This is one of the best B & B's we have ever stayed at. We loved the decor, the gardens, the food, but most of all we loved the vivacious hostess Zetta Sprole. She couldn't have made us feel more welcome! She is generous with her knowledge of history, nutrition, ornothology, and culture. The room and ensuite has everything the traveller needs and more. The bed was so comfortable. Every where the eye travelled was filled with delight. I go back in a minute!

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Location Type

Finger Lakes Region, Museums, State Parks, Theatre, Water Falls, Watkins Glen Race Track, Airport, Countryside, Airport, City, Lakeside, Small town, Wine country


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Syracuse airport is on Rt. 81 North, so head South out of the airport, then travel on Rt. 81 South for about 30 miles to exit 12 (Ithaca exit), make a left at the light (Rt. 281), take Rt. 281 to Rt. 13 South to Ithaca. At the Warren Road exit take left (Ithaca airport is to the North),continue on Warren Rd to four way STOP, turn right onto Hanshaw, we are on the left, a couple of blocks down the road at 1031 Hanshaw.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Corning Museum of Glass, Women's Equality Museum, Seneca Falls, Seneca and Cayuga Wine Trails, Kitchen Theatre, Independent Movie Theaters, Sapsucker Woods Ornithology Lab, Cornell Plantations Arboretum, Cornell's Johnson Museum of Art, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During major events we require minimum stays
  • Deposit Amount Required: We ask for a major credit card number (Visa or Master Card) to hold the reservation.
  • Cancellations: We require cancellation no later than two weeks prior to the day of arrival for regular dates and two months minimum prior to major events and holidays. We will charge full price on the Credit Card for those cancellations made AFTER the requested period.



Zetta Sprole

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Cooking, Antiques, Old House renovations, Music, Garden and Herbs, Geneology

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Apple Pancakes
Grandmother's 1850 Apple Pancakes served with fruit compote and sausage. Warm New York State maple syrup with walnuts. Secret recipe available. But please don't tell grandmother! Nutmeg is the secret ingredient. Cinnamon known for years to curb one's appetite, is added to fruit compote.

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1031 Hanshaw Rd , Ithaca, NY 14850-2741 USA (Show map)

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