• August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle
  • August Moon Spa at La Tourelle

About August Moon Spa at La Tourelle

Sitting upon 70 acres of rolling countryside, La Tourelle offers visitors much more than a breath of fresh air. The scenic property is ripe for exploration, and an in-house Adventure Center Concierge is available to customize active getaways for guests of all athletic abilities, including biking and hiking trips across the trails of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The family-friendly hotel, which opened in 1986, offers plenty to do indoors, too. Wine for the resort's two top-notch restaurants is procured from area vineyards, and the local libations are also used during wine-based therapies at August Moon Spa.

The country escape offers many seasonal activities that make use of the unspoiled terrain, with golfing and fishing available in the warmer months and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on offer when the grounds are covered in snow. Nearby, the city of Ithaca boasts a bustling downtown, an emerging arts scene, and two active college campuses. Wedding, banquet, and meeting facilities are available at La Tourelle, which has 55 guest rooms decorated on various themes.

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1150 Danby Road (96B), Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 9am  -  8pm Tuesday: 9am  -  8pm Wednesday: 9am  -  8pm Thursday: 9am  -  8pm Friday: 9am  -  8pm Saturday: 9am  -  8pm Sunday: 9am  -  8pm
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The 4,500-square-foot August Moon Spa offers a picturesque respite from everyday stresses. It was designed with an Eastern flair by local artist Kumi Korf and features an Asian design aesthetic including woven grass walls, Japanese prints, and ceramic teapots. Two tranquility rooms await guests; one with a waterfall inspired by the area's natural wonders and the other with a warming fireplace. The seven Asian-themed treatment rooms draw inspiration from the five elements of nature -- earth, water, fire, air, and wood -- and each has its own private whirlpool tub. They provide a comfortable setting for popular services such as the aromatherapeutic Five Elements August Moon Bath; a Vichy shower waterfall experience; or the Sushi Wrap, a seaweed body wrap accompanied by an avocado face mask and a sesame ginger oil massage. Specialized face and body treatments are available for teens, too. The spa uses various product lines as well as its own private August Moon label.

A nail salon, steam rooms and saunas, and a changing area are also housed in the tranquil spa. Guests who seek an intense indoor workout needn't sacrifice the majestic scenery: A new exercise room with uninterrupted views of the valley is equipped with an elliptical machine, a treadmill, a recumbent bicycle, and a stationary bike.

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Customer Reviews for August Moon Spa at La Tourelle (7)

August 15, 2011
enjoyed our stay
I really like La Tourelle . I took my adult daughter there for some Mother /daughter relaxation time. The spa was wonderful ( clean , relaxing , nice staff) we both enjoyed our massages and felt very relaxed after. They also are close to some nice hiking. The rooms are nice but truthfully could use some updateing , still for the price this is one of the best places to just get away and get a quality massage. Would highly recommend.
February 26, 2010
My experience at August Moon was amazing! I have never been so relaxed in my life. The facilities are beautiful, the staff is amazing, and the services are exquisite! I would go everyday if I could.
February 16, 2010
Great time
This spa is great for relaxing. I usually get one of their soaks and massages, and come out feeling wonderful! Definitely woiuld go again.
January 13, 2010
Best Relaxation
This place is great after a long week. their relaxation room is amazing. my friend and I went and got a massage and facial and felt wonderful after. Service is great and their gift shop usually has some of their best products.
April 30, 2009
Great Weekend Getaway!!!!!!!!!
*Super relaxing relaxation room! *Very knowlegable staff *Good prices *Great variety of treatments *Nice cozy hotel GREAT TOWN!!!!!!!
July 15, 2008
A relaxing day
I am a grad student at Cornell. We wanted to try August Moon to take a step back from the intense workload of the classes. Three of us tried different massages and one of us had a facial and manicure. All of them were wonderful. Place is cosy and serene, staff is friendly and professional. Can't wait to go again...
February 26, 2008
Wonderful experience!
The accommodations were really nice. We stayed a King Room and considering the tempertures of Ithaca during winter, the room was TOASTY! The spa treatment was exquisite. We had the "Share the Experience" massage, a foamy seaweed soak and reflexology. The overall environment was peaceful. We can not wait to return.
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

The rolling meadows and forested hills around La Tourelle provide many a diversion. Biking trips are easy to arrange, and horseback riding is just moments away. The resort's Adventure Center Concierge can arrange fishing and golfing outings, and guests may also request clues for geocaching, a treasure hunt game that uses GPS devices. It's nearly impossible to tire of the hiking options available: Resort trails blend with Upper Buttermilk State Park and also connect with the Finger Lake Trail system, which stretches more than 560 miles.

On rest days, many guests choose to venture to the nearby town of Ithaca, which boasts an eclectic array of shops, a bustling farmer's market, and many galleries and museums, including the Museum of the Earth and the Science Center. Sailing trips and scenic dinner cruises along nearby Cayuga Lake are also popular.


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Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

All of La Tourelle's 55 deluxe rooms and suites are appropriated with modern luxuries, including Jacuzzi tubs and pillow-top mattresses, and some have fireplaces. Many different design themes are employed in various sections of the hotel, with some rooms sporting intricately carved Mexican furniture and others assuming a charming French country motif. The Tower Room -- with its round bed and separate entrance -- can provide a romantic backdrop for a weekend getaway. The Tennis Country Cottage, which sleeps up to six, is ideal for a family retreat.

Breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch is available at The Bistro, which serves "farm to table" regional cuisine sourced from the Finger Lakes & Hudson Valley regions. For dinner, guests often retreat to the John Thomas Steakhouse, a fine dining restaurant housed in a nineteenth-century farmhouse, where they can sample dry-aged beef, fresh seafood, and vegetarian cuisine. Area wine, beer and spirits are available from The Bistro and lobby bar.

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