Portobello Inn Bed & Breakfast

5989 State Route 5 , Herkimer, NY 13350 USA (Show map)


Enjoy a Gracious Bed and Breakfast Experience! Our 1840s Italianate country home was once owned by a Mohawk Valley "Farm Baron." Five comfortable bedrooms each with private bathrooms, Cable TV/HBO, A/C, Wireless Internet, desk and seating area, CD radio alarm and Homedics Sound Spa. We have plenty of places to stretch out, relax and discover. In season dine by a working Victorian marble fireplace. We offer a full country breakfast daily, which is prepared by our Innkeeper, Roland. Spring thru Fall, enjoy the full use of the Mohawk Valley Country Club as part of your stay; play a round of golf and swim in the pool. Portobello Inn's facilities are also available for small gatherings, meetings, teas or receptions etc. Opening soon will be an Antique and Gift Shop. We accept most major credit cards.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on August 09, 2016

Lovely room with sitting area. Modern windows and white noise machine muffled sounds from the state highway and passing trains. Roland was a considerate and gracious host and a fine cook, while Steve generously offered an abundance of information on local history. My room had a hair dryer, something not obvious on the website. There was a Keurig machine in the upstairs hall, plus a microwave and a tiny refrigerator with bottled water and space for small items, all near a sitting area in the hall. Roland even provided a proper dinner plate, utensils, and cloth napkin when I brought in some hot take-out food. The well water system might shut itself off unexpectedly in the middle of the night when drought conditions are present, but there's bottled water handy, and Roland resets the system as quickly as possible so that nobody is inconvenienced. An air conditioner and ceiling fan kept the room cool and comfortable. I had a most enjoyable stay.


4.6 on August 02, 2016

Roland was the most gracious host - and was always available to answer questions and address a minor issue (which is to be expected at any historic home). Breakfasts were delicious and room was delightfully comfortable. Lots of antiques on the lower level - fun to explore! We stayed here to visit Cooperstown during HOF week - location is an easy 40 minute drive.


5 on August 01, 2016

A thoroughly charming inn hosted by a gracious inn keeper who makes a superb breakfast.

Very Nice stay

4.4 on April 15, 2016

We stayed here for two nights for our niece's wedding.The host Roland and Steve were very nice. Very welcoming, breakfast was delightful each morning. A Victorian house with nice charm, bright bedrooms with private bathrooms for each.

Delightful and delicious

5 on April 13, 2016

Warm and welcoming hosts made our stay a delight. Roland and Steve shared their knowledge of the area and the history of their beautiful home and made us feel "at home". Portobello Inn was a highlight of our trip and we definitely recommend it. Nance and Ken

Elegant B&B

4.4 on August 23, 2015

From the moment Roland met us at the door,. we found the service at Portobello to be attentive, but in no way overbearing. The Inn is beautifully decorated, with a fabulous collection of antiques. The room was comfortable and quite clean, with surprising attention to detail (for example, ironed bedsheets and towels). Breakfasts were exceptional, with a good variety of pretty healthy choices, well prepared (see recipes on the website!). One of the owners spent time one morning telling us about the interesting history of the area, We were looking only for a place to stay over the weekend while we visited relatives, but found it to be much more than that, We would return just for the B&B.

Hidden Treasure in Central NY

4.2 on August 12, 2015

The Portobello Inn is a hidden treasure in Central NY. Roland and Steve made us feel completely at home in their magnificent inn. The historic home is backdrop for tremendous service and amazing breakfasts. As anyone who has owned a historic home can attest, they are always a work-in-progress... The Portobello Inn has enough charm to make up for a few repairs that were underway during our stay.

You can't tell a book by its cover.

5 on June 19, 2015

Stay one night in early June. We were met by a gracious host who remember all our requests and upgrade our room to the Arlington. The room was comfortable, well decorated and quiet (no concern in this room due to closest of train tracks.) Breakfast was well prepared and tasty. A lovely egg dish with the recipe shared. Do not avoid this lovely and old home due to the outside appearance. Per our host the flaking outside paint has been a problem and not easily solved.

A Restful Stay

5 on October 18, 2014

At the Portobello Inn we enjoyed our very comfortable room, excellent breakfasts, and the warm hospitality of Roland and Steven. In the area we rode the canalway bike trail in the fall beauty of the Mohawk River Valley.

Nice fall visit to the Portbello Inn

4.2 on October 12, 2014

Home for a wedding in the valley and our first time at Portobello Inn. Stayed two relaxing nights. More like staying with friends than lodging. Roland's attentiveness and friendliness were great. It was a very pleasant time,

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Location Type

In the Mohawk Valley; Cooperstown 25 miles south and Adirondack Mountain foothills. Between Herkimer and Little Falls on Route 5, the main east/west route. From the Inn, view the Erie Canal and Mohawk River...


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From East: New York State Thruway (I-90) Exit 29A (Little Falls) straight 2.3 miles to Route 5 (Not 5 S). Left on Rt. 5 for 4.2 miles to Portobello Inn (3rd house on right just past the Mohawk Valley Country Club)\ From West: New York State Thruway (I-90) Exit 30 (Herkimer) to light. Right at light, left at next light to Rt. 5. Right on Rt. 5 and continue 3.8 miles to Portobello Inn, on your left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, Adirondack Mountains, Erie Canal, Turning Stone Casino, Herkimer Diamond Mine, Ace of Diamond Mine, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Mohawk Valley Country Club usage; Area restaurant menus & recommendations; Breakfast by marble fireplaces; Plenty of parking; Library with Books & magazines; Activity & historic site recommendations.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Cooperstown & National Baseball Hall of Fame only 25 miles south; Oneida Indian Nation Casino - 30 Miles east; Adirondack Mountains to our north;, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights minimum stay, Summer, Fall and Holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's deposit for each room will hold your reservation and balance is due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Because we are a small Bed and Breakfast Inn, cancellations affect us significantly. A last minute cancellation gives us little chance of re-booking a room. For this reason, we request a 14 day notice of cancellation, at which time we will be happy to issue a refund, minus a $25 Service Charge for the cancelled reservation. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the arrival date, will be issued a Credit Certificate with the following exceptions: We regret that we are unable to issue credit for cancellations on Holiday or Special Event weekends. No calls/no shows will be billed for the full stay. No refunds for late arrivals, early departures or shortened stays. Please consider Travel Insurance if your plans are tentative or uncertain, as we have no control over weather, family situations, airline delays, traffic conditions, transportation problems or cancellations etc. The Inn's Cancellation Policy applies equally to those circumstances.



Roland Randall

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About the innkeepers

We enjoy antiques, the arts, music and great food. We have renovated this grand country house into a home and enjoy sharing it with our guests.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Dietary considerations; Please request when booking.

Signature Dish

Creme Brulee French Toast
A "Comfort Food" to satisfy your every craving. Our Innkeeper Roland uses his baking skills, by taking hearty Peasant Bread, eggs, half and half, unsalted butter, brown sugar and a touch of Grand Marnier to create a warm satisfying dish that will dance around your taste buds. What a lovely and delicious start to your day around the breakfast table at Portobello Inn.