Friday, February 15th to Sunday February 24th


Welcome Teachers!

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



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.


Upon check-in starting on Friday, February 15th, teachers or school district employees wil receive a coveted Very Important Teacher (VIT) pass, booklet of deals/coupons and swag bag. Friends and family paling around for the week will receive Teacher's Pet passes. Some deals are for VITs only, others are for both and some have separate deals. Be sure to check the description of each discount/coupon for details. For additional information, please click on the above tab labled 'Details'. 



To make your wait shorter at check in, be sure to check back here

to find a pre-registration link added to the site no later than February 1, 2019.



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
The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
Teachers receive a special rate at The Statler Hotel of $215 per night. Reserve your room by going on-line to or call 800-541-2501 and ask for the Ithaca Loves Teachers rate. Offer is valid the nights of February 14 - February 24. School district employment or retired status proof is required at check-in.
Very Important Teacher Pass
Courtyard by Marriott Ithaca
Enjoy a $109 rate which includes overnight accommodations and breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12. Promo Code C77
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Inn B'tween Farm B&B
All rooms are $125 nightly, plus tax.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Thomas Farm B&B
Enjoy rates of $150/night for 1 night, $135/night for 2 or more nights.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Ithaca Coffee Company (Triphammer Marketplace or Gateway Commons)
Receive $1 off draft beer or full glass of wine, or $3 off your growler or crowler fill. Must be 21 or older. Present coupon for buy one Espresso Bar Beverage (incl. tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and espresso drinks) & get one of equal or lesser value free! Coupons cannot be combined. Valid at both locations.
Very Important Teacher Pass Coupon Guest pass
Triphammer Wines & Spirits
Receive 20% off all NYS wines plus 20% off any full case purchase. Must be 21 or older. No additional discounts apply.
Very Important Teacher Pass Coupon Guest pass
Maxie's Supper Club
Get a second entree free when you purchase one entree at full price (up to a $20 value). Must present coupon. Dine in only.
Very Important Teacher Pass Coupon
Treleaven Wines
Show your ID and receive a complimentary wine or beer tasting and 10% off your wine purchase. Also,receive two free tickets to Treleaven's biggest summer party, Kings of Summer on July 13!
Very Important Teacher Pass Coupon
Myer Farm Distillers
Free tastings and $3 off each bottle purchased.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
The 8th Annual Winter Recess Fiber Arts Festival
A festival to celebrate fiber arts and handmade. Add to your yarn stash or shop for one of a kind gifts. We'll have fibers, yarns, felt art to enjoy, pottery, handmade wood items for fiber arts, and more. Meet the makers, have a leisurely day among kindred spirits! We won't tell you that you don't need more yarn! Perhaps snap a selfie with a llama !
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Try-It Wheel Workshop
Teacher's Only "Try-It" wheel class for half price $22 instead of $44. Limited spots available. Pre-registration is required. Please use the following link to register,
Very Important Teacher Pass
Kitchen Theatre Company
Receive one free drink from the KTC bar with each purchase of a ticket to The Roommate. Valid Friday, February 15th, Saturday, February 16th, Sunday, February 17th only.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Rasa Spa
Receive 15% off any one service Monday-Thursday or 10% off any one service Friday through Sunday.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass