White Pillars Lodging

395 Old State Road , Canton, NY 13617 USA (Show map)


Experience classic antiquity in our beautifully renovated 1850s Homestead or luxuriate in the adjacent Craftsman Suites. Guest room luxuries include whirlpool tubs and body spray showers, in-room fireplaces, marble and hardwood flooring, air conditioning, cable TV, DVD, and expansive windows overlooking 100 acres of meadows. This quiet rural setting is only 6 miles from Canton, the county seat and home of SUNY Canton and St Lawrence University (where hosts are alumni and former athletic director).




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

Upstate NY Hospitality at its best.

5 on March 14, 2016

We so enjoyed staying at the White Pillars while visiting St. Lawrence and Clarkson Universities. The facilities were spotless, and the history/renovations were interesting and well done. Our breakfasts were fabulous, all with local fresh ingredients. It was also a pleasure to meet with other guests during breakfast. We'll be back!

Nice relaxing stay

4.2 on October 21, 2014

Everything was great

Wonderful getaway weekend

4.4 on October 20, 2014

My fiance and I recently stayed for 2 nights. The room was lovely- big, comfortable and inviting. The staff was welcoming. We opted to have breakfast each morning and the food was amazing! We would definitely stay there again and will absolutely recommend family/friends to stay there as well!

White Pillars B&B

5 on October 09, 2014

We stay at White Pillars quite often, as our daughter is a student at a local college. White Pillars is heads and tails above any hotel in the area. The buildings are in excellent condition, the rooms are always clean, the innkeepers, John and Donna, are wonderful people. And John cooks a gourmet breakfast that can't be beat. If you will be in the Canton area, you really should stay at White Pillars. It's an excellent value and a wonderful experience.

Great Stay at White Pillars

5 on September 29, 2014

We have stayed twice at White Pillars and both stays were very enjoyable. Our room was clean and very comfortable and so were the common rooms. If we return to Canton, NY, this is where we will stay.

Lovely stay

4.8 on September 18, 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay at White Pillars Lodging. The beds were very comfortable. We appreciated the bottles of water in the room. The view out our window was lovely. And the breakfast at the homestead was wonderful! Eggs cooked to order, homemade bread, fruit and yogurt, homemade hot cereal with apples.

Raised and met our expectations! Great to be back.

4.6 on August 31, 2014

Perfect B & B experience. Love our porch! Everyone is so great

First Time Staying at Bed & Breakfast

5 on August 24, 2014

My daughter and I traveled to Canton to visit St. Lawrence. I originally was booked at the local hotel but came across this Bed and Breakfast and decided to give it a try. It was cheater and it included breakfast. This was our first time trying a Bed & Breakfast and had no idea what to expected - I thought it's only one night. Well they whole experience was wonderful - we didn't want to leave. From the warm friendly greeting at the door when we arrived, personalize directions to a near by hiking trail, the sunny garden room where we stayed, beautiful country setting, quiet and peaceful - great front porch. Breakfast was more than we ever expected - the friendly chef made a full spread (all homemade) for just me and my daughter and loved doing it. She told us all about the wonderful owners who she has worked for many years - how they love to open up their home others. I can't wait to go back just to meet them. This was a wonderful first for my daughter and me - I hope everyone that reads this review gives White Pillars Lodging a try - you will be pleasantly surprised. Thank you again for a wonderful stay. :)

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sharing your pleasant experience at White Pillars. It made me so happy that our greeter and our chef had gone beyond expectations in pleasing you that I bought them each an orchid plant. So your kind review blessed more people than you realized!


4.4 on July 16, 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much. The place is very clean and welcoming. If you stay here make sure you sign up for the breakfast, it is delicious. The people that run the place are very friendly. The linens were very clean and the beds are very comfortable. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on July 03, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. The house is very homey and beautiful. Our room was the perfect size and very cozy. Our breakfast was absolutely AMAZING!! Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. We will be back!!

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Rooms & Rates

Executive Rooms

Queen and Single Bed Queen and Single Bed - oversized mattresses, fine linens Air conditioning Wireless internet service Large windows with window seat overlooking back meadows where deer and wild turkey are often seen. Cable TV, DVD, CD player, hair dryer, private phone line with free local and long distance Private bath with imported green marble floor, Jacuzzi bath/shower unit with jets in both shower and tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139


King and Single Bed - oversized mattresses, fine linens Cathedral ceilings with ceiling fan Air conditioning Wireless internet service Expansive windows with window seat Jotul gas fireplace stove Cable TV, DVD, CD player, hair dryer, private phone line, coffee maker, microwave and refrig Private bath with imported green marble floor, shower and separate Jacuzzi

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Royal Suite

King bed, single bed, and love seat that opens into a second single bed, luxury linens Cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan Air conditioning Wireless internet service Expansive windows with window seat that overlook back meadows where deer,wild turkey and pheasant are often seen Jotul gas fireplace stove Cable TV, DVD, CD player, private phone line, desk, coffee maker, microwave and small refrig Private bath with imported green marble floor, hair dryer, shower, and Jacuzzi

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Adirondack Suite

Queen size & single beds, and leather sleeper sofa. Private screened-in sleeping porch w/ additional queen bed, futon & seating(for summer months) Private bath with Carrara marble floor, shower and Jacuzzi with jets, in-line heater, and mood lights. Large picture window overlooking maples and pines; antique stained-glass window. Floor to ceiling stone fireplace (gas, cedar mantle and marble hearth. Cathedral ceiling with cedar beams, original 1800's wide-plank pine flooring, Oriental rug, ceiling fan, microwave, refrig, coffee maker, flat screen TV, second TV w/ DVD

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Meadow View room

Two doble beds Second Floor room with private stairway Private full bath Cable TV, coffee maker, refrig and microwave Telephone with unlimited free local and long-distance service Air conditioning Desk and small sofa High-speed wireless internet Expansive windows overlooking back meadows

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Garden View room

First floor room Queen bed and single bed Private bath with marble floor, jets in bathtub Cable TV/DVD High-speed wireless internet Telephone with unlimited free local and long distance service Air conditioning

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $105 - $105

Raquette Lodge

New 2800 square-foot log cabin lodge on 16 acres of private wilderness waterfront in the northwest corner of the Adirondack Park. 5 bedrooms, sleeps 15, fireplace, cathedral ceiling Outdoor hot-tub on waters edge, pontoon boat, canoe, 2 kayaks, sand volleyball court, near snowmobile & x-country ski trails, snowshoes provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Queen , 3 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $550 - $225

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Location Type



Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.)

Directions to property:

5 miles south of Canton look for 'White Pillars' Dept. of Transportation Tourist sign - we are 1 mile from State Highway #11 and DOT signs are posted to our establishment.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited upon request
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 1 week notice required



Donna and John

Resident Pets

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  • Cost: 10/person
  • Time Served: at your convenience.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

homemade multi grain bread
Like all of our offerings, this signature bread is made with organic, whole grain ingredients. We take pride in serving our guests a full country breakfast which in not only delicious and elegantly presented, but also very nutritious. Lactose free and gluten free gladly offered, upon request.


Special Package

Military Rate (active duty)

10% off rooms, suites or waterfront homes Use promo code MD10

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