Situated on 70 acres in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of New York State, August Moon Spa at La Tourelle, offers endless adventures and opportunities to relax and rejuvenate in a wonderland of sparkling lakes, cascading waterfalls and lush forests. You will feel at home from the moment you step into the lobby of this elegant and charming 54-room hotel and spa, which has been owned by the Wiggins family for over 30 years. And whether you choose to hike to Buttermilk Falls, kayak or swim in a pristine lake, bicycle on pastoral roads, snowshoe or cross country ski, explore historic towns, or escape from everyday stresses at the August Moon Spa, there is a world of natural beauty just outside your door. August Moon Spa at La Tourelle is just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College, as well as the regions world-class wineries and award-winning breweries, farm-to-table restaurants, and art, music and theater venues. The hotel has 55 luxurious rooms, including pet-friendly accommodations, and fine restaurants offer locally sourced, farm-to-table cuisine and wine. La Tourelles exceptional staff is ready to help you plan a memorable wedding, special event, or meeting.
Facilities & Amenities
The Rolling Meadows and forested hills surrounding La Tourelle provide endless opportunities for outdoor activities. The hotels experienced Adventure Center Concierge can arrange biking trips, horseback riding, fishing and golfing outingseven clues for a treasure hunt game using GPS devices. There are endless swimming, boating and hiking options, and the hotels resort trails blend with Upper Buttermilk State Park trails and connect with the Finger Lake Trail system, which stretches more than 560 miles.
If youd like to spend a day exploring, the nearby town of Ithaca boasts an array of shops, a bustling farmer’s market, and wonderful restaurants, galleries and museums. Sailing trips and scenic dinner cruises on nearby Cayuga Lake are also popular, and the hotel staff loves to share their favorite places to dine and sightsee.
Rooms & Dining
All of La Tourelle’s deluxe rooms and suites have spectacular views and are decorated with unique furnishings. Each room offers modern luxuries, including Jacuzzi tubs and pillow-top mattresses. Guests can also choose specialty rooms such as the Yellow Barn Suite, which is perfect for girlfriend getaways, wedding parties, and families. The Tower Room, with its round bed and separate entrance, is a romantic setting for a weekend getaway. Your pet is welcome at La Tourelle and most pet-friendly rooms have direct access to 70 acres of lawns, meadows and woodlands.
Breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch are served at The Bistro, which offers “farm to table” cuisine sourced from the Finger Lakes & Hudson Valley regions. The John Thomas Steakhouse, a fine dining restaurant housed in a nineteenth-century farmhouse, offers an eclectic menu with dry-aged beef, fresh seafood, and vegetarian cuisine. Area wine, beer and spirits are available from The Bistro and lobby bar, and guests are invited to join the family each evening for wine tasting.
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