Garden Bed and Breakfast

2827 State Route 12B , Deansboro, 13328 USA (Show map)


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!



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

A true gem

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!!

Innkeeper Response
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)

Charming home away from home : )

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!

Delightful & Delectable

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

"The Best"

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

Like Fantasy Island

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.

Innkeeper Response
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)

A Wonderful Visit

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.

Delighted, charming cottage

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.

Short but sweet

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.

A Lovely Graduation

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Bed and Breakfast Cottage

Lovely Cottage with room for 4. Equipped with a Full Size bed and temperpedic mattress and also a pull out sofa.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

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Location Type

Small town


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.)

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Colgate University, Picnic area

Inn Details

Establishment type


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required in advance of stay, arrangements made with innkeeper.



Ethel Whaley

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

A very creative and warm character with many talents to include: fabulous cook/baker;furniture refinisher/restorer; decorator; seamstress;gardener;beekeeper;etc

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  • Time Served: anytime they wish
  • Serving Location: outside in beautiful garden setting,, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

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!