The Artful Lodger

7 East Park Row , Clinton, NY 13323 USA (Show map)


A unique travel experience awaits you on a Historic Village Green. This 1835 Federal-style residence has been transformed by the architect/innkeeper into an elegant 5-room inn showcasing the work of regional artists. Plan your day over a leisurely breakfast of strawberry french toast. Step outside to enjoy the many specialty shops, restaurants and cafes that line the lovely Village Green. Relax in the evening with a cup of tea and your favorite selection from our "Book Exchange". Choose a Queen, King or Twin room overlooking the village fountain or the tree-lined grounds. All rooms have private baths and air conditioning. Business travelers appreciate the wireless internet service,(not to mention the smell of bread baking and a warm greeting at the end of a long day.) If you choose to leave the Green, short scenic drives bring you to Hamilton College, Colgate University, Adirondack Park and Turning Stone Casino.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Simply delightful

5 on September 20, 2015

My son and I stayed at the Artful Lodger while visiting colleges in the area. The house is beautiful, immaculate, and Susan and Tim are warm and hospitable. We had a lovely room, very comfortable bed, and there are so many nice touches. If you forget your toothbrush, razor, or toothpaste, there is a basket outside the guest rooms. There are drinks and home make cookies available. There is lovely jazz playing during breakfast. Breakfast was made to order, and the atmosphere was warm, cozy and calm. Highly recommend this gem located in Clinton.

Love the Artful Lodger

4.6 on September 01, 2015

I highly recommend the Artful Lodger as a place to stay in the quaint lovely village of Clinton, NY. It is centrally located to many eateries, shops and galleries and a stone's throw away from Hamilton College. Accommodations were perfect, the included breakfast delicious and the home made Chocolate Chip Cookies (always available) were the best I have ever tasted!

Great B&B in idyllic setting

5 on August 26, 2015

The Artful Lodger is a wonderful B&B in a really idyllic location across from the village green in Clinton, NY. Susan and Tim are great hosts and they greet us every year with new restaurants to try and things to do in the area. The rooms are comfortable and clean with private bathrooms. The breakfasts are a real treat at one large table that allows discussions with other guests. The local artwork on all of the walls is changed regularly, and we have met some of the artists. The village green has a fountain, a bandstand with live music almost every Tuesday evening during the summer, and a great local farmers market on Thursdays. The other side of the green has stores and restaurants that are enjoyable to visit. The whole village is a nice place to walk around. We look forward to our extended stay every summer.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! You always make the most of your visits, and add so much to the breakfast conversation. See you next summer.

Loved it!

4.4 on July 29, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful stay with great food and conversation with other guest. Tim and Susan were fantastic hosts! I would recommend the Artful lodger to anyone considering a stay in Clinton, NY.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again!

Relaxing time in central New York

4.6 on June 17, 2014

Tim and Susan are wonderful hosts in this relaxing location. Beautiful architecture all round and looking straight out onto the village green. Easy to come and go. Highly recommended. Lindsay Oades, NSW, Australia.

Innkeeper Response
It was such a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for the review!


5 on June 01, 2014

This is an elegant, cheerful, and quiet B & B overlooking the village square in Historic Clinton, NY. Our stay was perfect...the room was beautifully appointed, the owner gracious, the towels luxurious, and the breakfast sumptuous. Need I say more? I would recommend this in a minute to everyone. You can't go wrong at the Artful Lodger.

Innkeeper Response
We really enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your next "performance"!

The Art of Hospitality!

4.6 on May 08, 2014

Our stay at the Artful Lodger was quite comfortable--a quiet respite where we could hang out and chat over a cup of coffee. Breakfasts were delicious and the conversations around the table were easy! We all appreciated the homemade cookies available daily!!

Innkeeper Response
We so appreciate your kind words. Have a wonderful summer!

Best nights sleep in ages!

4.6 on April 29, 2014

Lovely night's stay from great bed and delicious breakfast to thoughtfulness as to where we might find restaurants open on a holiday night. Easy to meet other guests and make new friends yet spacious enough to have room to yourself. Great spot to meet Hamilton parents and visiting students considering Hamilton if that's why you are in the area.

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you return soon.

Lovely and gracious

4.8 on April 29, 2014

Stayed for one night and wish we could have stayed longer. The house is lovely, the owners are gracious, and the room was extremely comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
That is very nice to hear. Thank you!

Very nice weekend stay

3.6 on April 14, 2014

The house was beautiful, and the room we stayed in was comfortable, clean, and had a nice bathroom. Owners were friendly, and the breakfasts delicious. Right in downtown clinton, and convenient to Hamilton College, as well as Utica, New Hartford, Colgate, and Turning Stone. I would definitely stay here again

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Location Type

Village Historic District


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 49 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hamilton College, Colgate University, Madison-Bouckville Antiques, Adirondack Park, SUNYIT, Utica College, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR , Art Gallery, Gift Shop

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 -7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum some weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are guaranteed on a credit card. A deposit may be required for special events, extended stays, and multiple room reservations.
  • Cancellations: Reservations may be guaranteed on a credit card. In case of a cancellation less than one week prior to scheduled stay, the credit card will be charged the value of that night's stay. Extended notice may be required for special events, extended stays, and multiple room reservations.



Tim & Susan Sweetland

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Art, Historic Preservation, Small Farms, Independently owned businesses

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  • Time Served: 8:00-9:30 (Inn guests only)
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian