2018 Winter Recess Teacher Festival Dates:

Friday, February 16th to Sunday February 25th

 

Welcome Teachers!

 

 

The Ithaca Loves Teachers festival, now in its 13th year, is a celebration of Pre-K through 12 public educators and school district employees. Ithaca will come together for a week 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!

 

Pre-registration begins February 1, 2018.

 

 

LODGING DEALS
$99.00
Benn Conger Inn
The beautiful Benn Conger Inn welcomes teachers, school employees and their families with a special rate of just $99/night plus tax and one complimentary glass of wine if dining at Benn Conger's full restaurant, open Fridays and Saturdays.
Very Important Teacher Pass
$119.00
Hilton Garden Inn
Show your VIT pass to receive a rate for a standard room of $119 per night plus tax Sunday through Thursday and $139 per night plus tax Friday and Saturday nights. Rates also include breakfast for two in The Garden Grille.
Very Important Teacher Pass
$150.00
The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
Teachers receive a special rate at The Statler Hotel of $150 Sunday-Wednesday and $215 Thursday-Saturday, February 15 through 25, 2018. Reserve your room by going on-line to http://bit.ly/2waR9nT or call 800-541-2501 and ask for the Winter Recess Teachers rate. Offer valid the nights of February 15 – February 25. School district employment or retired status proof is required at check-in.
Very Important Teacher Pass
$155.00
William Henry Miller Inn
Our DeLuxe rooms $155/night, Jacuzzi rooms $185/night includes a full breakfast, evening dessert buffet, always available coffee and tea, wireless and parking. Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event!
Very Important Teacher Pass
$114.00
La Tourelle
Teachers and their pets are always VIP's at La Tourelle with room specials starting at $114 per night! Please call La Tourelle Hotel directly to book your stay!
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
WINE & DINE
Thirsty Owl Wine Company
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to receive free wine tasting (1 per person, 5 wines per tasting) AND 10% off a purchase of 3 bottles or more (discount only applies to wine). Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event!
Very Important Teacher Pass Coupon Guest pass
The Bistro at La Tourelle
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to receive a complimentary dessert with lunch or weekend brunch.
Very Important Teacher Pass Coupon Guest pass
Bandwagon Brewery
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to receive $2 off a Bandwagon Beer Flight at our Interlaken Tasting Room!
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
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.
Very Important Teacher Pass Coupon
EVENTS
Chocolatada! A Teacher Vacation Event
Celebrate chocolate through history, with tastings, and hands-on activities. Come experience the rich story of chocolate starting from a tree: learn how it grows and how cacao seeds are processed to become lusciously smooth chocolate. Sample diverse chocolates as you travel through their place in history, and honor the Mexican Day of the Dead custom by grinding chocolate nibs on a traditional Mexican metate and decorating a chocolate skull. You will taste the exotic chocolate from Modica, Sicily, sample award winning white chocolate from Venezuela and smell the aromas of chocolate as it is processed through a modern conching machine and more. Tickets are $10 per person and are purchased at the door. Paid parking adjacent to building.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Local Meat Charcuterie Tasting at The Piggery
Stop by Ithaca's farmer owned butcher shop and enjoy tastings from our regionally recognized line of charcuterie and smoked locally raised meats.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
DEALS
August Moon Spa
Show your VIT pass when you book an appointment at August Moon Spa and we are happy to add in our special Hot towel Sinus relief treatments or a dry brushing for free. Please call August Moon Spa directly for more information!
Very Important Teacher Pass
The Piggery
Show your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to receive 10% off all purchases of $25 or more. Enjoy this offer multiple times during this event!
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass