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Besemer Station
Bed and Breakfast
Ithaca, New York

We invite you to relax and enjoy our comfortable country home with chestnut woodwork and pine floors, antiques, Grandma's quilts and items collected from our travels

As an intimate bed & breakfast, personalized details make each stay extra special.

Air-conditioned guest bedrooms.

Feel at home and relax in our spacious East Room. (This was the room that Willis Besemer Sr. used for 60 years!)

The East room with a bay window overlooking the gardens and Grandma Jewel’s Room that boasts an antique rosewood bed.


Enjoy refreshments in the afternoon.

Begin your day with a homemade and generous breakfast served in our comfortable dining room or on the deck if weather permits. As a small business, we try to personalize breakfast around your likes/dislikes and allergies - so be prepared to be asked when you register.

Complimentary refreshments are available in the afternoons.

Room Rates

Base Rate:

  • East Room: $150.00
  • West Room: $125.00
  • Cot is available (additional fee applies)
Rate shown is per night.
All rates are subject to 8% NY State Sales Tax and 3% Tompkins County Room Tax.

Special Weekends:

On special weekends, the room rate is the base rate plus $100.00 per night.
Special weekends (for both Cornell University and Ithaca College) include:
  • Graduation
  • Parent’s weekend
  • Homecoming

Certain weekends / events require a 3 night minimum stay.


One night room cost is required as a deposit.
Balance due on arrival.
We accept Visa, MC, AmEx, Discover, and Cash

As a small bed and breakfast business, we strive to make your stay special with the little extra things you love but don't always have time for - such as flowers from the garden in your room, a special chocolate or homemade cookie or assistance with travel plans or restaurants.

Free wifi
Stay connected with friends and family while you are away.

Leslie Mooney, the new owner, wants your stay to be enjoyable, so feel free to contact her with any questions.

Customs and Policies

Check in & out:

  • Check in time is after 3:00 p.m.
  • Check out time is 11 a.m.
Special arrangements can be made for early checkin or late checkout.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No charge if canceled 14 days prior to reservation, deposit refunded.
  • 14 days or less, deposit will not be refunded.
  • If no show or call by check in time, full charge will be applied for the entire stay.
  • During special weekends, if the room(s) is/are not rebooked, you will be charged full special weekend rate.


  • When arriving, please use the Besemer Hill Rd. driveway.
  • We cannot allow children under the age of 12 because of the many fragile furnishings on premises.
  • There are no facilities for pets.
  • A cot is available upon request for an additional fee.
  • Guests may smoke in designated areas.

General facilities

  • Free Wifi
  • Parking
  • Picnic Lunch available

Need help? Call us

(607) 539-3254 7 days a week - 9:00am - 9:00pm ET

Hike or cross country ski on the old railway bed and imagine how
the old water tower used by the trains could be given a new life

Be. Stay. Enjoy the history here at Besemer Station

Besemer Station
Bed and Breakfast
2024 Slaterville Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 539-3254
: leslie@besemerstationbedandbreakfast.com
Homepage: www.besemerstation.com
Innkeeper: Leslie Mooney

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