White Pillars Lodging

395 Old State Road , Canton, 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
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

It is truly a home away from home

5 on August 27, 2018

The hosts Donna and John are wonderful. Between John's cooking and Donna's friendly smile and attention to detail, why would you want to stay anywhere else? I stay at White Pillars a handful of times every year when I visit clients in the area. After seeing as many as 15 or 20 clients over three days they provide me with a place to regroup. In the summer I put my feet up on the porch and in the winter the living rooms are homey and comfortable. It is truly a gem for the area.


5 on July 22, 2018

We felt so welcome. Beautiful furnished, neat and clean, great breakfast and extraordinary kind hosts.

A definite must if you are traveling in the north country!

4.8 on April 18, 2018

Well maintained buildings. Wonderful hosts. Beautiful setting. Make your reservations in advance! Its easy to see why they get booked up quickly!

Cozy Spot!

5 on November 09, 2017

Beautifully decorated and appointed. Clean Very Comfy Beds!!!

Best of the best

5 on November 08, 2017

Craftsman house was wonderfully restored and so comfortable. Breakfast was superb. But the best part of our stay, was the warmth, welcome and friendliness of our hosts, John and Donna.

Feels like home

5 on October 02, 2017

White Pillars is a beautifully maintained inn that feels like home away from home. Donna and John are thoughtful hosts and ready to accommodate. I typically don't stay at b&b's but I keep coming back to White Pillars.

Best B and B

5 on August 27, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by how wonderful our stay was at the White Pillars Inn. We had planned to stay only one night but when we discovered what a outstanding and comfortable room at the Inn, we decided to stay a second night. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and family.

Exquisite accommodations

5 on May 25, 2017

Our one night stay at White Pillars was exceptionally lovely. Extremely generous hosts, incredible period furnishings and a tranquil setting made our experience absolutely lovely. The sound of the train whistle was icing on the cake!

A charming home away from. Home...

5 on April 21, 2017

Spending over three-hundred days on the road with dictates of my work, the White Pillars is at the pinnacle of places i've stayed. It is a diamond in New York's North Country. Donna and John, the hosts, bend over to address any needs or concerns. I stayed in the Craftsman House, a restored farm house, that is tastefully appointed in Stickley or Craftsman furniture. Four individual rooms, each with a six-jet shower and jetted tub. I cant say enough of my stay here. A truly enjoyable experience and am looking forward to staying again next Spring.

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Adirondack Suite -- 2nd floor in White Pillars

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Presidential -- 2nd floor on right in Craftsman

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Executive West -- 1st floor in Craftsman

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Executive East -- 1st floor in Craftsman

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

The Raquette Lodge

  • Maximum Capacity: 20

Garden View -- 1st floor in White Pillars

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Meadow View -- 2nd floor in White Pillars

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

*Royal Suite -- 2nd floor on left in Craftsman

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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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



Donna and John

Resident Pets

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Paid on-site

  • 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.