Moore’s Hill Bed and Breakfast

892 Finnegan Road , Potsdam, NY 13676 USA (Show map)


Enjoy country elegance, quiet and peaceful, beautiful views, close to both Canton and Potsdam. While you are here, you will be our only guests, with your own parlor, breakfast room, private entrance, and 40-foot porch. Choose from the Sunflower Room (queen bed) or Rose Room (two twin beds) or utilize both bedrooms. Hilltop sunrise and sunset views abound. Moore’s Hill is midway between Potsdam and Canton, six miles from each village. A hearty country breakfast is provided, always including our own Moore’s Hill raspberry jam. Hike on paths through the fields and into the woods, or watch bobolinks in the meadow, swallows swoop over the fields, and bluebirds nesting near the house.

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Innkeepers: Cliff and Janice Westerling



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Easter Weekend

4.8 on April 23, 2014

My husband, son and I stayed at Moore's Hill B&B during our visit with our older son who attends SUNY Canton. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. Cliff and Janice are incredible hosts and their home is simply beautiful. We would highly recommend staying here for anyone who will be visiting the area!

Beautiful Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on July 24, 2013

We stayed at Moore's Hill Farm with our daughter who had an admissions interview scheduled at nearby Clarkson University. The accommodations are spacious, private, and quiet. If our daughter ends up going to Clarkson, we will be back for sure. Highly recommended!

One Night Felt Like a Relaxing Vacation

5 on July 24, 2012

My daughters (17 yrs and 20 yrs) and I visited so my youngest could interview at Clarkson. A purely practical visit became a relaxing vacation for us in the course of a one night stay at this tranquil B&B. I agree with the previous reviewers who do not exaggerate the pleasure of staying at Moore's Hill. The Westerlings take great pride in their gracious accommodations and were eager that we have everything we needed and more. We stayed in the front portion of their farm house separate from their living quarters. Historical farm house details like smooth wide-plank floors (we walked sock-footed and bare-footed comfortably), traditional moldings and architecture, and charming furnishings preserve the character of the farm house. But no roughing it: renovations are first class. Much more comfortable than a motel room and more modern than most 4-star motels. Flat-screen TV in bedroom. Literally pristine. All-new bathroom fixtures gleamed . Newly painted. Dustless throughout. Very comfortable beds in rooms. Plentiful, very clean linens and towels. Air conditioners or easily opened new windows and screen door. Free snacks and drinks in the mini-fridge. But with all this, the best part was the experience. We spent the evening relaxing on the porch with a humming bird at the bird feeder and blue birds flitting from bird house to trees. We played a couple of games in the parlor. then headed upstairs. I relaxed with a quick TV program and the girls signed on to the Wi-Fi (free, fast) with their laptops. Breakfast was delicious and relaxed. Our host was accommodating and sociable but our privacy complete. We were asked if there was anything that could have improved our stay. Couldn't think of anything. But now that I'm home, there is one thing. The air conditioning is not mentioned on the B&B's web site. I guess I'm a bit of a nit-picker.

Warm. Quiet, and Relaxing B&B

5 on March 03, 2012

We stayed the weekend with Cliff and Janice at their B&B for our visit at Clarkson University. They are both wonderful down to earth hosts tending to you every need from drinks and snacks when you arrive, to an assortment of shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizer to choose from. There is a lot of thought and love that goes into preparing for your stay. We will be back and highly recommend Moore's Hill Bed and Breakfast to everyone.

great bed and breakfast

5 on January 11, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this Bed and Braekfast while visiting the area. We never stayed in a bed and breakfast before. Cliff and Janice made our stay great. They were there for us when we needed any information about the area and were very polite and helpful. They were in contact with us throughout our journey to Canton. They wanted to be sure we were making the trip without any problems. Upon arrival we were met by Cliff who greeted us and gave the tour of the bed and breakfast. He then left us to our own plans. ortable The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The room was very home like and made you feel very comf Breakfast was great and to our order. It was prepared for the time we asked and had everything we wanted. The breakfast was made from fresh local products. When leaving both Cliff and Janice were there to see us off and invited us back anytime. They were very friendly and helpful Being our first stay in a bed and breakfast, Cliff and Janice made our decision for the future to stay in bed and breakfasts whenever we can. They are great embassadors for the bed and breakfast industry.

A One-in-a Million B & B

5 on May 23, 2011

If you are looking for a quiet, friendly, clean & reasonable place to stay, this is it! We were expecting a lot and got much, much more. From the peace & quite of the wrap around porch, the private dining room, private sitting room & private bath to the amazing breakfast, Cliff & Janice Westerling go above and beyond in their efforts to make your stay the best it can possibly be. They are attentive hosts and always have your comfort in mind. This B&B is located near enough to a major highway to be convenient but far enough away to maintain the peace & quite we wanted. My wife & I have stayed at a few B & B's over the years but this was by far the very best!

A hidden gem in the North Country!

5 on May 22, 2011

A Colorado resident, I stayed at Moore's Hill Bed & Breakfast this past weekend with my parents for my college graduation. After finding the B&B through the St. Lawrence County B&B association, I found the Westerlings to be very accommodating through answering all my e-mail questions and possessing online booking capabilities to finalize my stay. When we arrived, Cliff and Janice were warm, friendly, and the perfect hosts. My mother had specific dietary requests that were fulfilled above what was necessary. Breakfast itself was a delight; fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee and made to order omelets with cheese, fresh herbs, a side of ham and toast, juice. Everything was fresh and delicious. The accommodations were perfect. We utilized the porch in the afternoon and evening to relax and enjoy the birds. The area is very quiet and relaxing; you do not hear anything except the occasional car pass the house. The rooms and bathroom were perfectly clean and well-stocked with linens and paper goods. The beds were very comfortable and the abundance of blankets in case of a chill was well-appreciated. Overall, if I had any reason to be in the North Country again, I would stay there again. I highly recommend Moore's Hill Bed & Breakfast.

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Location Type



Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.)

Directions to property:

From Potsdam, go south on US 11. From Canton, go north on US 11. Midway between Canton and Potsdam, turn north on County Route 35. Go 2.1 miles. Moore’s Hill Farm is on your left, at the intersection of County Route 35 and Finnegan Road. Farmhouse is approximately 1,000 feet from the corner.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Amish settlement areas, Sports and Acfivities at Four Colleges, Crane School of Music performances, 1000 Islands, Montreal, Ottawa

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On-site amenities


Room amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Desk, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited responsible young adults age 10 or over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card at the time of reservation, or full payment by check at time of reserivation.
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled ten days or more prior to arrival date. If cancellations less then ten days will depend on whether we can fill the vacancy.



Cliff and Janice Westerling

About the innkeepers

Janice is a watercolor artist, and plays violin in the St. Lawrence University String Orchestra. She now works at SUNY Potsdam, and previously worked at SLU. Cliff, a Clarkson grad, is a tennis enthusiast, spending much time on the SLU courts. We love to hike, canoe, and raise lilacs.

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Hearty Country Breakfast

  • Time Served: Flexible
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