When I first started at Hamilton College back in 2005, my family stayed here and has been going back ever since. They come here at least once a year for holidays or a weekend getaway in beautiful upstate NY. I most recently stayed here with my fiancé and his mother while wedding planning. Ethel and Butch are incredibly warm, lovely people and we've always felt at home staying with them. The food is delicious and the bedrooms are clean, uniquely decorated, private and comfortable. The location is convenient for Hamilton College and any number of upstate attractions. We highly recommend!
Perfect location for a Hamilton College visit. Approximately 3 easy miles to campus. This lovely cottage brings you back in time. Every corner of the space is filled with trinkets and thoughtful adornments. Ethel and her family are a pleasure and her cooking is no exception. From the comfy bed, linens and lovely china, this charming B&B welcomes you. Thank you Ethel, Nancy & Bill New Jersey
"The Best" describes the Garden B& B. It is spotless, peaceful, unique, and is full of earlier American knickknacks including an operating spinning wheel, stereo picture viewer, etc., etc.. The owner radiates with hospitality and excellent homemade foods. Breakfasts are cooked to your desire and included fresh fruit and homemade apple sauce, omelettes with fresh vegetables, any style fried eggs, bacon, ham etc. and right-out of the -oven homemade croissants and cinnamon rolls, Sleeping on the Tempur-Pedic mattress was most comfortable. The Garden B&B is located near Hamilton College, the baseball Hall of Fame and a number of other interesting sites which we visited. We are still talking about our stay at the Garden B & B, Deansboro, NY........Thanks Ethel and Butch
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a friend's wedding at a nearby farm. We had a wonderful stay and the accommodations were excellent. The room was a cozy space that in spots was a little tight on head room but was great none the less. Everything was clean and tidy upon our arrival, the bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept on, and the breakfast was fantastic. I can't recommend this B&B enough.
We had a wonderful stay during a recent trip to Colgate University, only 15-20 minutes away. Ethel's hospitality was beyond expectations. From the personal touches to a delicious custom made breakfast, we had a delightful stay. We will be coming back for years to come.
The hosts placed a premium on our personal space, and offered their genuine hospitality when appropriate. Accommodations were clean, neat, and quiet. The food was farm to table...well presented, and tastefully created. I will use my son's comment regarding decor- "this home is photogenic". Ethel is a renaissance woman, replete with an operable spinning wheel, upon which she makes yarn from lamb's wool. I requested a tutorial on her operating spinning wheel, and the tutorial bore the threads of a lovely memory of our time at Graduation.
Ethel makes the best breakfasts. And the room is so private and comfy. You needn 't take my word for it; have you seen reviews like these for anyplace else you have stayed, or for that matter, any place you thought about staying. Now I was here for Holiday but it is very close to Hamilton college and Colgate University. Also Turning Stone casino and the boxing hall of fame, the baseball hall of fame soccer hall of fame and so much more. Just a gem in central NY. Ethel is the greatest host offering so much more than any hotel I have stayed at. So for the price....good value!©
Absolutely charming and wonderful. Hostess Ethel shows the perfect balance between concern for her guests, attention to every detail, and respect of privacy and desire to be left alone. The cottage is comfortable, well supplied and charming. The grounds are beautiful. Ethel prepares anything you want--literally ANYTHING you ask for for breakfast. We were there to drop my daughter off at Hamilton College, and Ethel even offered to watch after my daughter, since we live in California! Doesn't get much better than that. Highly recommend. And thank you Ethel!
Our stay at Garden Bed & Breakfast was absolutely amazing! Ethel's attention to detail is something you do not find anywhere anymore. The meals she prepared for us had all fresh vegetables from her garden. You can't get that high quality of a homemade meal in any restaurant I have ever been to. The loft is so quaint! I felt like I was staying in an antique dollhouse. I highly recommend staying here if you like your privacy and being in a very peaceful and romantic setting! Thank you, Ethel!
We needed a place to stay in the Hamilton area as our son was playing in a football game at Colgate. Lodging was difficult to find until my husband stumbled upon the Garden B and B. The reviews were great so we figured we would give it a try. Am I ever glad we did! You could not find a more gracious hostess than Ethel, who made our stay a very special weekend. Great food and conversation. We won't be returning for any more football games but we will try to find some way to get back to Deansboro and stay at the Garden B and B Thanks Ethel!! Rose and Dan Foehr.
We planned a weekend getaway on the motorcycle and arrived at dusk, Ethel had the beautiful room warm & cozy & we wanted for nothing! Homemade breakfast fit for royalty... Thanks, Ethel! We'll be back in the summer -- Don't miss it.
If your looking for the best B&B in New York, than this is the place to be. Everything was fabulous. The most beautiful and quaint lil cottage you would want to stay at. Ethel was the most gracious and friendly hostess we have ever met. Beautiful grounds and the most fantastic food. How about asparagus for breakfast every morning,,,loved it!!!!!!!! Watch out for all those tiny critters(chipmunks), they eat all the strawberries.Will go back again and again.
We stayed one night in the cottage while our son visited Hamilton College. The accommodations were unique and very nice. The cottage is the second floor of the outbuilding. It is really one large room a small eating area, sitting area, and double bed, plus a bathroom that is enclosed with curtains. Homemade cookies and fresh raspberries were waiting for us when we arrived, the refrigerator was stocked with milk, cream, and OJ, and there was a coffee maker and tea pot with a nice selection of teas. Ethel was very friendly and accommodating. We would love to visit again!
We enjoyed our stay very much. Ethel was an outstanding host and cook. The food was beyond excellent. We are planning to stay here again and highly recommend the Garden Bed and Breakfast to others.
Perfect lodging for our daughter's graduation from Colgate. The accommodations were welcoming, comfortable, and we felt right at home. The homemade goodies were delicious. Ethel is a lady of many talents including being a wonderful cook. We would stay again.
This cozy little cottage was a perfect little get-away place. The breakfast prepared by Ethel were delicious, as was the dinner we ordered one evening! If you are looking to genuinely get away from everything this is the place!
My wife and I stayed at the Garden B&B for 3 nights and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. The beds were very comfortable and we had an excellent, full breakfast at a time of our choosing. The Innkeeper, Ethel Whaley, was very helpful and gave us a memorable stay. We stay in quite a few B&Bs and this was right up there with the best. Stuart Cropper