Welcome Teachers!  

Winter Recess, now in its 11th year, is a celebration of pre- through K-12 classroom teachers and school district employees in the region. 

 

Ithaca will come together for a week

Friday, Feb. 17 - Sunday Feb. 26th

to celebrate educators with entertainment, activities, family fun and discounts throughout the Tompkins County community.

RELAX, REFRESH and RENEW among friends in a city built on education!

 

Check back later in the year for more information about registering to participate.

 

 

 

LODGING DEALS
$175.00
Inn on Columbia
Stay two nights and the second night is half off! Room rates $175.00 - $205.00/night, suite rates $265.00 - $325.00/night. Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event! Cannot be combined with any other discounted specials.
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$134.00
Hotel Ithaca
Rooms available at a rate of $134 for a king or two queen size beds. Enjoy this offer multiple times during the event!
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$110.00
Mary Hunt House B&B
10% off 2017 room rates of $110 = $99 and $150 = $135. Discounted rates are per night. This offer is only valid for redemption once during this event.
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$155.00
William Henry Miller Inn
Our DeLuxe rooms $155/night includes a full breakfast, evening dessert buffet, always available coffee and tea, wireless internet and parking. Jacuzzi rooms are $185/night also includes the above. Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event!
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$0.00
Halsey House
Book a two or more night stay and get a 20% discount on the second and any subsequent night stay as well as a $50 gift certificate for dining at the Hazelnut Kitchen from 2/17-2/26 (not open on 2/21 or 22). Call to reserve and mention Teachers' Week. This offer is only redeemable once during this event.
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WINE & DINE
Rulloff's Restaurant & Bar
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to receive 15% off your entire check. Enjoy this offer multiple times during the event.
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Hazelnut Kitchen
Show your VIT pass and receive a complimentary dessert with purchase of an entrée. Dine in reservations are required. Enjoy this offer multiple times during the event!
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Gimme! Coffee
Show your VIT pass to buy a coffee or tea and get one FREE (of equal or lesser value). Limit 1 per customer. Valid at the following locations: 506 W. State St., 430 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca and 7 E. Main St., Trumansburg. Offer valid for redemption only once during this event.
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Six Mile Creek Vineyards & Distillery
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to receive a free wine/spirit tasting. This offer is only valid for redemption once during this event!
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Maxie's Supper Club
Show your VIT pass when you purchase one entree at full price to get the second FREE (up to $20 value) with coupon. Dine in only. Unlimited Promotion - Multiple Visits Welcome!
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EVENTS
Ice Cream Making 101
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required.
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Ice Cream Making 101
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Open Mic Night at AGAVA!
Showcase your talent with local singer/songwriter and host Jon Kaplan! Come in early, get some dinner, and sign up to perform! Show starts at 8:30pm.
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VIT Music & Mimosas!
Spend Sunday, February 19th from 12pm -3pm at Hosmer Winery with live entertainment from Tribal Revival duo, Marc & Tom and fresh made mimosas! Keepsake wine glass included with your purchase of a mimosa! Beer and wine also available by the glass and bottle. Live music is free of charge!
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Ice Cream Making 101
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
DEALS
YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County
Show your VIT and Teacher's Pet pass everyday during teacher's week and all Tompkins County teachers and teacher's pets will receive free admission. All teachers and teacher's pets that work outside of Tompkins County can visit at the discounted rate of $5/day. Proper ID necessary. All programs and childcare are at an additional cost.
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Miel's Beauty Bar
15% off* products and services store-wide including all facials, waxing, spray tanning, makeup applications. Excludes lash extensions and jewelry. Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event!
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Greek Peak
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass for the following offers! Make a splash at Cascades Indoor Waterpark, passes for $29 a person, for teacher plus 1 guest. One ticket per day. Receive a daily lift ticket for only $53. One ticket per day. VIT’s only. Three hour tubing pass for $22, good for teacher and 1 guest.
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Cinemapolis
Show your VIT pass to receive a buy one regular priced ticket, get a free ticket of equal or lesser value for the same movie screening. Offer only valid for redemption once during this event.
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