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Brambles Inn & Gardens

48 Elm Street , Potsdam, NY 13676 USA (Show map)
4.6
56 Reviews
$120 - $135
per night

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About

Experience the past in our circa 1842 Greek Revival home that has been lovingly restored. All guest rooms feature private bath, cable TV, air conditioning and high speed internet access. Come join us in historic Potsdam, NY nestled in the Adirondack foothills of picturesque St. Lawrence County. Located downtown, the Inn is within walking distance of Clarkson University, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam and the Crane School of Music. We're also a 10 minute drive to the neighboring town of Canton, NY which is home to St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton. Just a short drive to Adirondack State Park and many local attractions. Plan a day-trip to nearby Ottawa or Montreal Canada. From the old-fashioned country breakfast to the top-notch service, you'll be glad you made the Brambles Inn your home away from home.

Rooms & Rates

Thomas Clark Room

The largest room at the Brambles is decorated in shades of rose and burgundy. Featuring a queen sized bed, private bathroom, cable tv and hi-speed internet access. A sunny view overlooks the South Lawn and the Thomas Clark memorial spruce tree. Additionally this room can accomodate 2 roll-away beds with a slight upcharge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135/$120

Toile Room

This beautiful and striking bedroom is done in a series of matching toiles in a palette of soft greys. This room has a queen sized bed, private bath, cable tv and high speed internet access. There is also a large bay window overlooking the North Lawn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135/$120

Carriage Room

This charming bedroom is done in a pale yellow. Ammenities include a double sized bed, private bath, cable tv and high speed internet access. Quaint view of original Carriage House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $135/$120

Garden Room

This vintage-inspired bedroom is painted a lively shade of green and features a queen sized bed, private bathroom with original claw foot tub & shower, cable tv and high speed internet access. Charming view of back lawn, gardens and outdoor terrace. Additionaly, this room can accomodate a roll-away bed for a small upcharge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135/$120

Knowles Room

This large room is named in honor of the Knowles family who were the builders of the house in 1842. It is located on the first floor and features a queen sized bed, private bath, cable tv and high speed internet access. Can accommodate an extra roll-away bed for a slight upcharge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135/$120

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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56 Reviews

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Very pleasant

5 on February 17, 2014

This is a 176 year-old home restored to what I would imagine to be close to its original charm and beauty. It is well-cared, clean, and charming. We highly recommend the Brambles.


Cute place

4.0 on December 30, 2013

It's a cute place, good food, clean rooms though small. Staff was a little AWOL but that kind of added to the charm. In the heart of Potsdam. Very accommodating.


Elegantly Original

5 on October 09, 2013

Staying at the Brambles for three nights I could not fathom how charming and warm the place is, starting with the hostess, Eleanor, who also the owner, makes the experience in this beautifully decorated Victorian house simply remarkable. The room was so comfortable and aesthetically appealing, with breakfast including delicious home made dishes that just complete the whole sentence. The thoroughness to which every aspect of the stay was carried out made me certainly wish for a soon return.


Charming and Delicious

5 on September 12, 2013

I recently stayed at The Brambles Inn for one night. I wish it could have been longer and I will definitely look forward to my next stay. The innkeeper is friendly, professional and really wants to provide the best experience. The inn is just beautiful inside and out. There are a few common areas, a lovely porch, amazingly well-kept gardens and a large yard. It is clean and beautifully furnished with a variety of antiques, bright rooms and hand-painted wallpaper. My room was charming and furnished with a comfortable queen sized bed, lovely arm chair, tv, bathroom, free wifi and A/C. I was amazed to find that all rooms were filled the night I stayed because it was so quiet. Breakfast was amazing. Eleanor provided a selection of delicious teas, coffee and orange juice along with delicious homemade cinnamon coffee cake. The first course was vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit. The second course was spiced pancakes with real local maple syrup, scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, and peppered bacon. It was SO delicious and the bacon was honestly the best I've ever tasted. It was a lovely experience and I look forward to staying there again. I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to the Potsdam/Canton area.


Close and Comfortable

4.4 on August 21, 2013

We appreciated not only the closeness to campus, but also the attention to cleanliness and our comfort. As I've read in other reviews, it would have been nice to have been able to get even a bottle of water during our stay. Or perhaps a minifridge in the room that we could have bought something to put in there. Also, I, personally, would have liked to have been able to open the window for sleeping. Eleanor's wilingness to accomodate any dietary needs was welcomed; even if not necessary in our case. We are looking forward to future visits


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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Village

Airport

Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.)

Directions to property:

Take Interstate 81 north to exit 48 (Route 342) north of Watertown. Route 342 east intersects with U.S. Route 11. Follow U.S. Route 11 north to Potsdam. Driving time from Syracuse: approximately 3 hours.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Guests are responsible for any damage caused by pet.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay on Holiday and Special Event weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card is required to reserve a room.
  • Cancellations: 5-day cancellation policy. All cancellations must occur at least 5 days prior to arrival date. Your credit card will be charged the equivalent of one nights stay plus 10% sales tax if a reservation is cancelled after this deadline.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Eleanor Brotherton and Colin Brotherton

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Country Breakfast

  • Time Served: from 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Organic


Signature Dish

Mixed Berry CrunchCakes
Golden buttermilk pancakes studded with mixed berries and Brambles signature Sunrise Granola. Enjoy with a drizzle of local maple syrup or honey. Served with thick cut peppered bacon, herbed scrambled eggs and fresh fruit.


Details

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48 Elm Street , Potsdam, NY 13676 USA (Show map)

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