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The Hound And Hare

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

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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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite 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!

Great genuine Cornell experience

4.8 on November 11, 2010

Spent 1 night at the Hound & Hare. Loved the bedding, the clean room, the personal touch of Ms Zetta, the breakfast and the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!h

Luxurious, friendly inn steps away from Cornell campus

5 on October 07, 2010

This beautifully appointed inn is comfortable and, in many ways, magical. Charming decor, spacious yet cozy, located on a lovely piece of land; the garden is glorious! Best of all, Zetta Sprole is a delight and she prepares exceptional breakfasts. Can't wait to return!

Charming and restful haven of peace

5 on September 03, 2008

I stayed at the Hound and Hare for two nights of total rest and relaxation in a beautifully and tastefully decorated house. Tea and biscuits were available each afternoon next to the garden terrace, a wonderful venue for quiet reading and bird watching. The innkeeper was very friendly and accommodating and the room was very comfortable, all definitely worth the price paid. I highly recommend this inn on a quiet street not far from Cornell University.

We are planning to return

5 on August 20, 2008

The location is excellent, very close to Cornell. The rooms we had were immaculate and very comfortable. The innkeeper is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. The environment is welcoming, the grounds are lovely and the food is excellent.

A Gem In Ithaca Next To Cornell

4.0 on July 25, 2008

After driving five hours to visit the campus of Cornell University with four boys needed a nice inn to recuperate in. The Hound and Hare was just a perfect place for us. We comfortably fitted in two rooms, the Vanessa and Christina. We were just overwhelmed by the charm of the house and its decor. Zetta was simply fabulous with her grace and hospitality. Having a proper family breakfast served in a beautiful family dining room was just a wonderful experience for the kids and the kids impressed Zetta as well with their manners. It was very lucky for us to have found such a gem in Ithaca next to Cornell. We look forward to a more leisurely stay next time when we come to visit our Cornell boy.

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Location Type

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


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

Directions to property:

All main roads lead to Ithaca. Traveling on Rt. 81 North, get off at exit 8 (Whitney Point), then take Rt. 70 West, travel about 33 miles through the hills and into the main section of Ithaca, when you reach Rt. 13 (turn right NORTH), continue on to the Warren Road exit (right turn SOUTH), 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, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During major events we require minimum stays
  • Accepted payments Other
  • 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.


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

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