Warm and friendly hospitality is what to expect while visiting this refurbished guest suite. Comfortable accommodations including private bath, kitchenette and cozy sitting area add to the casual elegance of a bygone era. A Sample of Guest Book Entries: "What a treasure we have unearthed. After 3yrs of searching for a place while our son was at Hamilton finally we met Ethel, The company, comfort and amazingly fabulous food! ...Sept 2004 "Somehow you lived up to the legend you have created due to your warm heart, family atmosphere, and your natural gift of giving. ...July 2005 "The buns with honey were an added treat, and the conversation and hospitality are always "sans reproche." ..August 2006 "Being able to stay here made it possible to surprise Mom&Dad on their 60th Anniversary.Thank-you again !" ...11/11/06 "Guest cottage is 10 minutes from Hamilton College, Clinton NY and 20 minutes North of Colgate University, Hamilton NY " 4-24-10 What a welcoming space after a six hour drive! Every detail is in good taste and every need anticipated; Like a Ritz Carlton or luxury experience in a cozy country chalet, except more personalized. Hope my son is accepted to Hamilton! Thanks!
5 on August 03, 2018
Such beautiful surroundings--so peaceful and beautifully maintained. Ethel was kind and welcoming--it was like staying with a relative. She respects privacy but is there the minute you need anything. The room was cozy and had everything you might need. I loved sitting on the porch on the second floor and listening to the wind chimes and enjoying the trees and garden view. The food was delicious and made to order. A fabulous stay!!
Thanks for your visit to the Garden B&B and for your review. It was such a pleasure to have you visit and hope you will return soon.
- Ethel Whaley (innkeeper)
5 on September 13, 2016
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!
4.8 on June 09, 2015
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
5 on June 01, 2015
"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
5 on April 10, 2015
A wonderful stay and your needs will be met. Ethel has a beautiful personality and is fantastically accommodating. Give the Garden Bed and Breakfast a try if your in central NY.
Thank you for the fantastic review. It was such a pleasure to have you as a guest. Hope you will visit again. Ethel
- Garden B&B (innkeeper)
4.8 on October 18, 2013
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.
5 on August 30, 2013
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.
5 on August 28, 2013
Wonderful hospitality. Ethel was attentive and friendly. My cooked to order breakfast was heavenly! The garden asparagus omelet was amazing.
4.8 on August 27, 2013
We stayed one night. Innkeeper was very accommodating, adding fans to the windows to cool the room down. Breakfast was wonderful.
4.4 on June 13, 2013
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.
Lovely Cottage with room for 4. Equipped with a Full Size bed and temperpedic mattress and also a pull out sofa.
Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.)
From NY State Thruway - exit 32(Westmoreland) after toll turn right then left onto Route 233 South. Travel through 2 full sets of lights and continue straight onto Harding road after going through a red blinking light at the foot of College Hill Road.At the end of Harding Road turn right onto Route 12B South. Inn is located on the Right in aprox 2 1/2 miles.
Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Colgate University, Picnic area
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service
A very creative and warm character with many talents to include: fabulous cook/baker;furniture refinisher/restorer; decorator; seamstress;gardener;beekeeper;etc
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Homemade from homegrown ingredients.
We are proud to serve our guests the very best in culinary delights created from ingredients from our own garden. If not fresh picked during the season, carefully preserved right here on the premises. You will soon be delighted with your breakfast request, at the time that works for you!