I recently stayed at the Arbor Inn for 8 nights while leading a seminar at Hamilton. This was my third visit to the B&B. it is under new ownership and still equally delightful and charming. Ellen prepared a delicious hot breakfast every morning with fresh fruit, homemade breads and muffins, juice, and homemade granola. My favorite was eggs Benedict with smoked salmon rather then Canadian bacon. Other mornings included a spinach and cheese omelet, apple pancakes, a breakfast bread pudding just to mention a few. David was an excellent host even brushing the snow off my car on a January morning. The rooms are spotless and beautifully decorated. I had a suite on the first floor . There were homemade cookies, a keurig, bottled water, and a small refrigerator just outside of my door. It is hard to feel at home for eight days on the road, but not with Ellen and David. Book early for big event weekends at Hamilton or during the antique shows in the area. Try Nola's or Across the Square for a nice dinner in Clinton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exceptional lodging choice in the midst of Oneida County’s "Getaway Region" offering five guest rooms and suites in a picturesque upstate New York country setting. The Arbor Inn at Griffin House is located just 10 minutes and four turns away from exit #32 (Westmoreland) off the NYS Thruway) and on this short drive to the inn you will pass through the beautiful Hamilton College campus (chartered in 1812). Our ideal location makes us a popular choice for overnight lodging when traveling across the state or as a base when planning your upstate New York vacation. Guests enjoy our quiet setting on five peaceful acres but appreciate our close proximity to the picturesque Village of Clinton where they may stroll back in time to a village filled with one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and cafes. During the summer months, you might be lucky enough to take in a Tuesday night concert on our "New England-style" village green or shop at the weekly Farmer’s Market held Thursdays throughout the summer.Bed & Breakfast accommodations are offered in five well appointed guest rooms and suites located in both the Main House and the Courtyard Wing. Our 1800’s property has been beautifully renovated and expanded resulting in a wonderful combination of elegance and vintage charm. Amenities for the most discerning of travelers include complimentary wireless internet access, private baths, televisions, 24 hour coffee/tea availability and breakfast served each morning. The well kept grounds are filled with gardens and the front porch is the perfect spot for enjoying the upstate New York surroundings. ... more less