Inn by the Mill

1679 Mill Road , Saint Johnsville, NY 13452-3911 USA (Show map)


A truly romantic experience. The Historic 1835 Stone Grist Mill Complex is listed on the Federal and NY State Register of Historic Places. The INn by the Mill B&B consists of the 1894 mill house, barn, carriage house, 1888 hog house and 1835 Stone Grist Mill built alongside the Timmerman Creek. The Historical 1835 Stone Grist Mill once part of the Underground Railroad. Tranquil park-like setting, cascading waterfalls, extensive herb, flower & watergardens with over 19,000 flower bulbs and 3,000 annuals and perennials. The Historical Site includes the 1894 Mill Guest House, 1888 Hog'n Haus and CliffSide Guest Cottages with outdoor Hot Tub Spas overlooking private waterfalls and natural gorge. Views from the Cottages show the deer feeding in the forest across the waterfall gorge. Deluxe continental breakfast plus home-made breads and pastries. Fully stocked kitchens, private baths, game parlors. Guests may browse in the museum-like Emporium-Ice Cream Parlor where you can create your own Complimentary Ice Cream delights and enjoy gourmet desserts. There are many strolling paths that meander along the Old Mill Stream. Relax in a stream-side hammock, covered swing or meditate in the Zen Garden. Historical tours and Gift Certificates are available. Dine in the nearby Beardslee Castle for gourmet cuisine.

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Innkeepers: Ron and Judith Hezel



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Quaint Accommodations

3.8 on August 12, 2015

We had a 3-night stay in the Wildflower/Dixie room suite in the Mill House. The rooms are on the second floor and we shared a large hall bathroom. Each room has a ceiling fan and window unit air conditioner. The beds were firm but comfortable. Adorable Victorian details in the period style décor throughout the house. We were a little surprised that we had to prepare our own breakfast, although the food selections in the well-stocked cupboards and refrigerator were plentiful. The wonderful homemade desserts and complimentary beverages and ice cream more than made up for it. The only thing our rooms lacked was a hair dryer. Other than that, we felt very well taken care of by the lovely innkeepers, Judith and Ron.

A Beautiful B & B Getaway

4.8 on July 16, 2015

The Inn by the Mill was perfect for our group of 4 cycling the Erie Canal. It was beautifully furnished. The rooms were superb, beds comfortable, and the surrounding gardens were lovely. The food that was available at any time in the kitchen was so convenient and delicious! Our hosts were friendly, interesting people.

Ali's Wedding

4.8 on June 05, 2015

We stayed in Cliffside Cottage at Inn by the Mill for our daughter's wedding. It is just a few minutes away from Beardslee Castle. Ron and Judith were very nice an accommodating. Cliffside was nice and very clean. They stock the kitchen with everything you could possibly need and Judith's bake goods are out of this world. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay.

Hidden gem

4.6 on June 04, 2015

Ron and Judith were perfect hosts. They thought of and included every possible amenity. They do not intrude upon their guest, but are attentive and ensure that the guest's needs are met. Quiet and serene setting.

Inn by the Mill

5 on September 24, 2014

The rooms here are charming, comfortable, and thoughtfully stocked. The setting is gorgeous and the innkeepers are gracious. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend getaway!

fantastic honeymoon!

5 on September 22, 2014

This was our second visit to the Inn By The Mill. Everything was outstanding again! The kitchen is stocked with delicious baked goods- the Mill Wheel cookies are amazing! We spent most of the time sitting on the back deck watching the water and the animals. The leaves had just started changing so the view was perfect! Much needed relaxation after our wedding. Ron and Judith were so sweet and have a beautiful cottage; they were caring, considerate, and helpful. We hope to make anniversary trips back to the Inn in the future! Thank you Ron&Judith- you're amazing!! K&M

Best Experience!

4.8 on September 10, 2014

This is our second trip to the INn by the Mill, Cliffside Cottage location. It is the most wonderful, peaceful location. The home, the view, the fireplace and the hot tub are all perfect. Ron and Judith are wonderful hosts; the treats to die for. We will continue to recommend this location to our friends and family.

Pure Paradise!

5 on September 04, 2014

Everything is terrific - such a relaxing and unique place, our favorite home away from home! Rooms are charming with so many extra lovely touches. The sound and view of the cascades add so much to the whole experience, as does Judith's yummy baking. Getting into the water on a hot summer day is utter bliss. The owners are warm and welcoming - and are extraordinarily gifted at providing for our every possible need and wish. We have become "regulars" and return as often as we can!

Relaxing retreat by the falls

5 on September 02, 2014

Everything about INn By The Mill is peaceful, calming and relaxing. Innkeepers, Ron and Judy go out of their way to make sure guests have everything to provide for a wonderful experience. The fully stocked kitchen is open 24/7. Judy's baked goods could win first prize in any Bake-off contest. The grounds are beautiful with surprise fountains and ponds, swings, a hammock, and benches near a breathtaking natural water fall and stream. Whether you sit by the water or on the comfy front porch with coffee, you will not be disappointed.

A Most Unusual Gem

5 on August 17, 2014

Delightful and interesting hosts. The mill is a virtual museum. The rooms are full of surprises and are clean and comfortable.

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Location Type

Central New York, Forest, Gardens, Mohawk Valley, Natural Gorge, Waterside, Countryside, Mountains, Village


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 60 miles

Directions to property:

The INn is located one hour West of Albany, 40 Min. East of Utica, 20 Min. East of Herkimer and 38 Minutes NE of Cooperstown. 10 minutes West from the N.Y. State Thruway Exit 29 at Canajoharie or 10 minutes East of Exit 29A in Little Falls. FROM THE EAST¿ Follow signs to Route 5 West, (left). Travel 9 miles to the traffic light in the village of St. Johnsville. Continue 1 mile to Mill Road, (just past the cemetery on the right), turn right and proceed less than 1/2 mile. You will see our sign on the right. The check-in is located in the Stone Grist Mill. FROM THE WEST¿ From the Thruway Tolls follow signs to Route 169 North. Follow signs 2.3 miles to Route 5 East, (right). Travel 8.2 miles to Mill Road on your left. (Just past Ripepi's Restaurant on left and across from "Masi's Auto Body" sign on right.) Turn left and proceed less than 1/2 mile. You will see our sign on the right. The check-in is located in the Stone Grist Mill.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Howes Caverns , Golf Courses, Cooperstown Hall of Fame, Saratoga Race Track, Glimmerglass Opera, Herkimer Diamond Mines, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bath robes, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wired internet , Pool Table, Outdoor Hot Tub Spas, Complimentary Ice Cream Parlor, Gourmet Desserts, Glycerine Soaps, Signature Mill-Wheel Cookies

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Antique Shopping, Diamond Mining, Historical Tours, Marina, Outdoor Hot Tub Spas, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night stay on most week-ends and Holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay or 50% of two or more nights stay.
  • Cancellations: Our cancellation policy may seem strict, but cancellations affect us significantly. We are a small, intimate and romantic INn. Before your scheduled arrival we have shopped for the freshest and best products to serve you. We prepare and specially bake our famous Cakes and Breads our guests appreciate. If you cancel and we cannot re-book there is great waste of product and time.Please check our website for the current full cancellation policy.( )



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Continental Plus

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Oreo Truffle Torte & Mill Wheel Cookies