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, A/C, Wireless Internet, desk and seating area and fireplaces in most rooms. 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 and play a round of golf. Portobello Inn's facilities are also available for small gatherings, meetings, teas or receptions etc. We accept most major credit cards.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful experience

5 on September 19, 2017

We came to the Herkimer area for a historical event and so enjoyed our stay at the Portobello Inn for five nights. Roland is the most wonderful chef! Delicious breakfasts every morning and more food that we could possibly eat. The room was kept clean during our stay. I would heartily recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Mohawk Valley region.

reunion weekend

4.2 on August 21, 2017

quaint bed and breakfast in rural setting...owner was quite pleasant and helpful...would recommend and return for another stay

Feasting at Portobello

5 on August 07, 2017

This inn was a feast - for the soul with the peaceful, luxurious room, for the eyes with the décor and antiques throughout the rooms, and for the palate with the wonderfully prepared and served breakfast. Thank you Roland. You made a memory!

Enjoyed our Stay

4.8 on August 06, 2017

The Innkeepers were superb hosts and made our stay very enjoyable.

Charm and Comfort

5 on June 27, 2017

Stayed two nights - lovely property, beautifully furnished with great attention to detail. Comfortable beds, clean rooms. Roland took great care in providing a wonderful breakfast that I could eat, as I have food allergies. Delicious - and the care is priceless! Thank you and I will be back again!

Perfect Weekend Getaway

5 on June 27, 2017

My partner and I were attending the wedding of one of our best friends and we decided to treat ourselves and make it a weekend getaway. We're both so happy that we did! The B&B is wonderful, cozy, and charming. Roland was a spectacular host, making sure that we had everything we needed and were well taken care of. Our breakfast on both days was delicious, our room was spacious and clean, and the bed was very comfy. I could keep gushing over this place, we both highly recommend it. We're looking forward to going back in the fall/winter for another little getaway!


5 on June 08, 2017

The Portobello Inn has all you expect from a first-rate bed and breakfast and more: a historic house furnished tastefully with interesting antiques, a comfortable bed for a great night's sleep, the gracious but unobtrusive hospitality of thoughtful and experienced innkeepers in Roland and Steve topped off by a delicious breakfast. By the way, did I mention the incredible breakfast?

Portobello Inn, Herkemer, NY-lovely!

4.6 on April 01, 2017

Lovely 1800s inn located just outside city limits of Herkemer. Decorated with antique Italian furniture. Our room was lovely, roomy, with a gas fireplace to take the chill of the day off. The train rumbles by several times a day. We would return.

Great experience - Great Hosts

4.8 on March 05, 2017

Great Job by the hosts. Roland was available when we knocked on the door. Rooms were clean and well appointed. Breakfast was both plentiful and freshly prepared, with a large variety of choices. The only thing I would note was that the electric fireplace in the room made a slight grinding noise - not even really an issue as we turned it off when we went to bed.

Antique Treasure

4.8 on December 05, 2016

I arrived after dark, so could not see the lovely bones of this old home, but the even older home still standing from the early 1800's stands right next to this one, and its beautiful logs and old clapboards create an aura that can't be matched by many B&B's. The breakfast was incredibly tasty: crisp bacon, a piping hot cheese souffle, fresh muffins, fresh fruit and four juices. The owners are extremely hospitable and welcoming, making a stay as homey and comfortable as my own mom's. I will return again and again.

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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..., Countryside, Small town


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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, 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, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, 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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • 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, 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.
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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.

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Hot Deal

Special Off-Season Rates

Regular Rate: $150 now $112.50 (25% Savings:)

Stay with us at Portobello Inn from October 1st thru March 31st and received a 25% discount on all rooms. This does not apply for "Holidays" or "Special Event Weekends." For more information, please contact us! Please contact the inn directly at +1-315-823-8612 to redeem this deal.

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