Welcome Teachers!

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE: The 2020 Winter Recess Teacher Festival

will take place Friday, February 14th to Sunday February 23rd.

 

 

The Ithaca Loves Teachers festival, now in its 15th 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. We celebrate public educators with discounts on lodging, spa services, meals and so much more. There are special events and receptions too. Check out the deals on each of the tabs above and below to find out how much Ithaca Loves YOU! 

 

To find out how to get your very own 'Very Important Teacher' pass, check out the Details tab above.

 

Please note all deals listed on this website are samples from the 2019 Winter Recess Teacher Festival.

Check back for updated deals and events in late 2019 for the 2020 Festival!

 

 

 

 

 

LODGING DEALS
$119.00
Inn On Columbia
Sun- Thur. $119 includes full breakfast for two, Fri+Sat $139 includes full breakfast for two.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
$79.00
Grayhaven
Grayhaven Motel welcomes teachers, their pets (literally and figuratively) and families with weekday rates starting at $79/ night, weekend rates starting at $99/ night and a discount of 10% if you book 3 nights or more. Use the code TEACHERSPET when booking.
$89.00
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
$89.00 per night - includes a complimentary breakfast buffet, free onsite parking, and complimentary wifi throughout the entire hotel
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
$119.00
The Hotel Ithaca
Winter Recess Rates $119.00 Per Room Per Night When you reserve at the Hotel Ithaca you get: Complimentary on-site parking Complimentary Wi-Fi Complimentary shuttle to Cornell and Ithaca College to enjoy the numerous events Indoor heated pool Close proximity to Ithaca’s unique shops and eateries.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
$135.00
Mary Hunt House B&B
Receive 15% room discount off lower Winter rates.
Very Important Teacher Pass
WINE & DINE
Monks on the Commons
Receive 25% off food & bar for VIT's Only. Valid once per day.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Sheldrake Point Winery
Enjoy one complimentary flight of four of our Estate Wines, as well as 5% off any wine purchases.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Bet the Farm Winery
Receive a free wine tasting and exclusive discount on wine purchases.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
Hopshire Farm & Brewery
Receive a 1/2 price tasting or free pour of all Hopshire beer.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
The Strand at the Canopy by Hilton Ithaca Downtown
Receive a complimentary drink (up to $12) with the purchase of an appetizer or entree.
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EVENTS
$5 Yoga at Hopshire Farm & Brewery
Yoga class will take place from 6 to 7:15 pm at the brewery; afterwards, all teachers will receive a free pour coupon. Cost of yoga for teachers is $5. Yoga mats are NOT provided.
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Make Laser Cut Name Signs
Visit the Tompkins County Public Library's Makerspace to make a customized wooden name sign that can be hung on a door or wall!
Very Important Teacher Pass
Free Chair Massage
Free chair massage at Sea Change Massage Therapy! Massages will be in 5-10 minute intervals.
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Teachers Only Try-it Workshop
Teachers! This one's for YOU! The Clay School offers the Teachers ONLY Try-It! As a thank you for ALL you do for our children, this special Try-it is marked down from $45 to $25. This two hour session will give you a taste of working on the potter's wheel with no strings attached. The workshop is designed for those interested in a one-night experience. If you happen to love the experience and want to commit to a 7-week term, you can apply the cost of the workshop to a future class. We will be checking badges distributed by Visit Ithaca, so please bring yours! Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/2KTDgQI
Very Important Teacher Pass
Free Chair Massage
Free chair massage at Sea Change Massage Therapy! Massages will be in 5-10 minute intervals.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
DEALS
Sea Change Massage Therapy
Receive 40% off a 1-hour massage therapy session! Please call for an appointment.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
The Clay School
Receive 40% off a Teachers only Try-It Workshop!
Very Important Teacher Pass