The Pratt Smith House

10497 Cosby Manor Road , Utica, NY 13502 USA (Show map)


This 1815 brick Colonial, on 22 acres on the north edge of Utica, is minutes from NYS Thruway Exit 31, allowing easy access to area attractions and colleges, including Hamilton College and Utica College. Snuggled in a woodsy residential area, the house shows its historic character with wide plank floors, hardwoods, and homey decor. All modern and immaculate conveniences, including two bedrooms with private baths, formal dining room, and ample off-street parking. Full gourmet breakfast of fancy fruit, home baked breads and muffins, and main dish, usually casserole. Fresh fruit provided in rooms. Children are welcome, and a crib is available on request. Wi-Fi now available.

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Innkeepers: Anne Frederick & Alan Frederick



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.9

A rare gem in Utica

5 on February 25, 2018

The home was very comfortable, quiet, and private, Anne and Alan were welcoming hosts. They thought of everything - from the nice comfortable bed and extra cot to the plate of delicious brownies, not to mention the amazing homemade breakfast. I would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast to other travelers.

Don't skip this stop!

5 on October 24, 2017

The hospitality, the setting, the food, the hosts - an absolute treat for a short weekend getaway!! The house is rich with history and secluded enough to make you feel like you're away in the woods, while only being minutes from route 90. Alan & Anne were wonderful and we can't wait to come back!!!

A Hidden Gem

4.8 on October 22, 2016

What a lovely find! We were on our way home to Ontario from Maine. The hosts are wonderful! Providing us with restaurants and information about their lovely 200 year old home. Rooms are comfortable and the breakfast delicious! Surroundings were very quiet and we had a great nights sleep! Definitely a B&B to visit! Susan and Rich, Mississauga, Ontario

Lovely homey accommodations, helpful innkeepers

5 on October 02, 2016

A friend suggested The Pratt Smith House B&B to me as being close to the City of Utica, NY and its events, but just off the beaten path in an almost rural setting. I was so pleased with the lovely, quiet, homey accommodations, creative decorative touches of antiques and collectables throughout, and with the fact that Anne and Alan, the innkeepers, had excellent communication with me from the minute I called about a reservation. I was also glad they didn't require a two-night minimum stay. I'll definitely return and suggest it to friends!

Hospitality, gourmet breakfast and value

4.8 on July 28, 2014

A wonderful piece of local history complete with a gourmet breakfast, kind and hospitable inn keepers at a very reasobable price.


3.6 on September 04, 2012

They have cats that do not enter the Bed and Breakfast side of the house, but nonetheless caused an allergic reaction in my partner.

Pleasant & very interesting home

4.8 on August 21, 2012

We enjoyed a peaceful stay at the Pratt Smith House. The house is filled with all sorts of interesting collections, and has been nicely maintained for the antiquity of the house. Our room was very comfortable and clean. Alan and Anne were very friendly, hospitable hosts, and the breakfast was delicious. Great place to stay for a very reasonable price.

A pleasant stay in historical Deerfield NY.

3.6 on August 01, 2012

We were quite pleased with the accommodations, and Anne and Alan are very congenial hosts! Breakfast was on time and was excellent in selection and quality. No hesitation to recommend.

Historic Home on secluded acreage near Utica, NY

4.0 on July 30, 2012

The Pratt Smith house is about 200 years old. If you want a quiet, economical place to stay in central New York with a delicious breakfast and friendly hosts, then this is the pace for you!

A part of History

4.4 on July 06, 2012

The house was built in 1815 and hasbeen nicely maintained. A very quiet place to stay and the breakfast excellent

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Location Type



Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 55 miles

Directions to property:

From NYS Thruway exit 31, follow Genesee St. North and follow signs for Coventry Ave. Go .8 mi. past intersection with Route 5. Turn right on Cosby Manor Rd. 0.5 mi. on left. From State Rte. 12 northbound take exit for I-790/Rte 5 east. Take ramp for Genesee St. North, then proceed as above. From the north on State Route 12, take exit for Trenton Rd. South. Turn left on Firehouse Rd., left on Coventry Ave., then right on Cosby Manor Rd.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cooperstown - Baseball Hall of Fame and museums., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

Room amenities


On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Shopping, Ski rentals

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM or call
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Permitted on porches.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Crib or Rollaway Bed available if in same room.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $20 per room per night.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel at least 1 week in advance, deposit will be refunded. Reservations made and deposited less than one week in advance cannot be refunded.



Anne Frederick & Alan Frederick

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Both are musical: Alan sings with an a capella Renaissance vocal group; Anne plays the piano; we both belong to our church choir and handbell choir. Anne enjoys cooking and collecting dolls and pottery, and Alan maintains a vegetable garden and is an avid Yankee fan.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian