BLOCKED ROOMS for WEDDING GUESTS:
We have blocked 20 rooms at the Ramada Inn of Ithaca (address: 2310 N. Triphammer Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850). The Ramada is about a 10 minute drive to the Cornell campus and a 5 minute drive from the airport. It is $129.95 per night. Call 607-257-3100 or 1-800-2-RAMADA to make reservations. Ask for the "Kurz/Lavine Wedding Block" to get this rate. The cutoff date for block reservations is May 9, 2008.

We have also reserved an additional 10-room block for wedding guests at the Courtyard Marriot of Ithaca, located next to the airport and a 10 minute drive to the Cornell campus (address: 29 Thornwood Dr. Ithaca, NY 14850). There are 5 King and 5 Double rooms, all at $189.00 per night. Call 607-330-1000 or 1-800-541-3600 to make reservations. Ask for the "Kurz/Lavine Wedding Block" to get this rate. The cutoff date is May 23, 2008.

OTHER OPTIONS:
An extremely convenient and very plush option (though somewhat pricey) is to stay on campus at the Statler Hotel run by the Cornell Hotel Management School.  It has free airport shuttle service from the Ithaca airport.  The Statler is in the center of the Cornell campus and a two minute walk to both Sage Chapel and the A.D. White house.  The rates range from $240 - $280 per night. Call 607-257-2500 or 1-800-541-2501 to reserve a room. NOTE: We were unable to reserve a block of rooms at the Statler for the wedding, so call early to reserve a room if you want one!

For a more budget-friendly option - the Super 8 Motel, in downtown Ithaca offers decent rooms for $109 per night. It is about a 5 minute drive from the Ithaca bus station and about a 15 minute drive to the airport or to the Cornell campus. It is $109.00 per night. Call 607-273-8088 or 1-800-8000 to make reservations.

You can also visit VisitIthaca.com or Hotel-Rates.com to search for alternate lodging options in the Ithaca area.    

BED & BREAKFASTS:
A charming alternative to Ithaca's hotels is its many bed & breakfasts. Click here for a list of Bed and Breakfast Inns around Ithaca.

We have informally blocked 5 rooms (the entire house) at the Thomas Farm Bed & Breakfast for wedding guests. It is a lovely bed & breakfast in a rural setting, close to the Lavines' house. Address: 136 Thomas Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. It is about a 15 minute drive from the airport and also to the Cornell campus. The rooms range from $125 - $150 per night. Call 607-539-7477 or 1- 877-599-7477 to make a reservation.

Additionally we recommend the William Henry Miller Inn, a grand, three-story mansion home located near the center of downtown Ithaca, a block or two off the pedestrian shopping mall known as "The Commons." Address: 303 North Aurora Street. It is a 15 minute drive from the airport and a 5 minute drive to the Cornell campus, (20-30 minute walk uphill to campus, if you don't mind steep hills). The rooms range from $185 - $235 per night. Call inn keeper Lynnette Scofield at 607-256-0092 or 877-256-4553 or email millerinn@cnymail.com to make a reservation.

Another great bed & breakfast is the Hound & Hare Inn, a very cozy inn located in a quaint residential area of town only a 5 minute drive from the Cornell campus or a 10 minute drive from the airport. Address: 1031 Hanshaw Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850. The rooms range from $179 - $249 per night. Call innkeeper, Zetta Sprole at 607-257-2821 or email info@HoundAndHare.com to make a reservation.