Ostrander's Bed & Breakfast

1675 State Highway 68 , Canton, NY 13617 USA (Show map)


Our 22 acre country estate, the perfect getaway for both the vacationer and business traveler, was once the site of the St. Lawrence University equestrian facility. 2 spacious guestrooms in our 1996 Cape Cod home and 1 guest cottage with kitchen overlooking an acre pond await. All with private baths, cable TV, ceiling fans, phones, AC,FREE WI-FI and individual controlled heating. We offer a SMOKE-FREE enviornment. Awake to aroma of a full country breakfast cooking. Take a stroll on the groomed walking path surrounding the property. We are conveniently located within 10 minutes of St. Lawrence and Clarkson Universities, SUNY Canton and Potsdam and within 2 hours of Alexandria Bay, St. Lawrence Seaway, Ottawa, and Lake Placid. Let us become your homebase. Nearby are ultra- modern and family dairy farms, maple sugar bushes, hiking and biking trails, three 18 hole golf courses, beach, nature center and antique shopping.



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

Wonderful, Helpful and Friendly!

5 on June 22, 2017

We loved our stay with Rita and Al. Rita's cooking was absolutely delicious and Al was friendly enough to give us a full tour of his barn -- wonderful, friendly service and a great price!

SLU Reunion

5 on November 29, 2016

gracious hosts, beautiful property and fabulous breakfasts!!

Peaceful pastoral setting

4.8 on June 10, 2016

We loved the idyllic spot we found in Ostranders! And the breakfasts were unmatched by any other B& B's we have stayed at. We enjoyed an early morning stroll around the fields and ponds. Great beds, nice big rooms and bathrooms, too. A delight.

Family Charm and Warmth

5 on November 19, 2015

We have stayed with Al and Rita many many times over the past 16 years. They provide each guest with wonderful and plentiful breakfasts, cozy rooms, and a comfortable home. It doe not get any better than this!

Fifteen Years of Wonderful Stays

5 on February 14, 2015

My wife and I have been staying with the Ostrander's since 2001 and continue to look forward to every visit. It simply doesn't get any better than a weekend or more with Al an Rita.


5 on September 28, 2014

charming totally equipped room, gentle landscape, welcoming hosts, great breakfast, - loved it all.

Great B&B

5 on August 28, 2014

Have already made reservations for my next stay in Canton.

Home away from home

5 on August 28, 2013

I have stayed here 4 to 5 times over the last 2 years. It is a wonderful place to stay. The Ostrander's are delightful and very accommodating.

Outstanding again!

5 on August 21, 2013

Another 1st class stay.

A weekend away

3.0 on May 21, 2013

This was exactly what was needed for a weekend away from the city and work. A comfortable room, with a few extra perks like a small kitchenette and sofa. Nothing too fancy, but comfortable and clean with great service from Al and Rita!

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Location Type

Working sheep farm, Gift shop on site, Countryside, Small town


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 140 miles

Directions to property:

From the South: I-81 to Watertown exit 48 to State Route 11 to Canton. Turn right at first light and go thru Main Street to outskirts of the village (3 more lights). Turn right on to State Highway 68 East toward Colton. We are 4.2 miles from this intersection. The first driveway on the right past Langdon Corners. From the West: same as above. From the North: State Highway 68E from Ogdensburg. Go thru the village of Canton to the outskirts of the village still on Route 68. We are 4.2 miles from this intersection. The first driveway on the right past Langdon Corners. From the East: US 11 from Potsdam approximately 10 miles. As you approach the village of Canton at the first light turn left on to State Highway 68 toward Colton. We are 4.2 miles from this intersection. The first driveway on the right past Langdon Corners.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 1000 Islands-Seaway region, New York Power Authority, Frederic Remington Museum, Pickens General Store (Amish made goods), Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Buffalo & Elk farms, Maple sugar bushes, working sheep farm, Family dairy farms, Ultra modern dairy farms, Amish farms, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 pm - flexible
  • Check Out:: 11am - flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We offer a smoke-free enviornment
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No not suited for small children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Kennel within 1/4 mile
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Guest Houses are for registered guests use only.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night stay or confirm with credit card
  • Cancellations: 10 days prior to stay required for full refund of deposit. If less than 5 days notice, deposit refunded at hosts discretion.
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Al and Rita Ostrander

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , sheep, chickens, rabbit

About the innkeepers

We enjoy having guests in our home and especially enjoy hearing of their travel experiences and learning about the place where they live. We have traveled to the Caribbean, Mexico, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and most of the United States.

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  • Time Served: 8 am- 9 am-flexible
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Baked French Toast
Awake to the aroma of one of the many varities of French Toast. Cinnamon, Blueberry, Strawberry, Maple to name a few. Blueberries are grown on the property.


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