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

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.

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!

- Donna Clark (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Queen and single

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Triple Luxury

  • Maximum Capacity: 3


  • Maximum Capacity: 20

Adirondack Suite -- 2nd floor in White Pillars

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Executive East -- 1st floor in Craftsman

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Presidential -- 2nd floor on right in Craftsman

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Garden View -- 1st floor in White Pillars

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Meadow View -- 2nd floor in White Pillars

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Executive West -- 1st floor in Craftsman

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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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.