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Cedarwood B&B
Ranked #1 of 1 North River B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place”
Reviewed 24 July 2011

We had a wonderful time at Cedarwood B&B. The setting is beautiful, the house is historic, and Louis and Sharalee are great hosts. We went swimming in the nearby lake, rafting in the Hudson, and enjoyed a fire at night that Louis built. The food at breakfast and afternoon snacks are great. We hope to be back!

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Reviewed 20 October 2010

Butternut squash flan, tomato aspic, poached eggs over spinach beds – all dishes rendered from farm-fresh ingredients including vegetables grown in backyard gardens. Breakfasts at Cedarwood House are simply spectacular, and often favorably unique, along with the more traditional French toast (with homemade bread) and bacon and eggs. Of the many B&Bs sampled across the country, this one rates # 1 for breakfast, hands down. The magazine-cover morning meals are a perfect way to start a soul-gratifying Adirondack adventure wherever this takes you. At the end of the day, more homemade delights await you – local orchard apple pie, banana bread that surely has won an award somewhere, and from-scratch chocolate cookies, to name a few. The coffee and tea are always available throughout the day, and in the cooler months, a fireplace blazes, making the warm hospitality of the house even warmer. And for the perfect country touch, Rufus the cat, the gray guardian of the manor, will cozy in to you with silky fur and witty purr when you least expect it (except in the rooms where he is not allowed).

The 1890s house is full of history as owners Louis and Sharalee meant it to be. Adirondack guidebooks and mountain literature are abundant to help you plan your perfect outing and for pure inspiration. Jeanne Robert Foster’s Neighbors of Yesterday is on every nightstand for immersive reading. Dunkley Falls is right down the road at Weavertown for a serene waterside picnic, and the Hudson River seems to envelop you on all sides. For the more adventurous, a steep trail climb to the summit of Crane Mountain at nearby Johnsburg will have you pumping your fists at 4,000 feet in crisp, silent victory.

For dinner, check out Barvino’s in North Creek just a stone’s throw away. The imported beer selection and choice of great wines are unusual for this area. And try the shrimp and grits or the gnocchi for the just-right complement to good beer and wine.

Back at Cedarwood, meander out to the north forty and visit Louis’ folksy sculpture garden with original works including a reliquary field of planted half canoes and carefully placed wooden statues, a true Adirondack shrine. The garden is a reflection of Louis and Sharalee’s creative minds and delightfully eccentric personalities. They are great B&B hosts – always warm and willing to converse, but giving their guests space to fashion their own Adirondack adventure and connect with this magnificent top-of-the-world land. And did I say they could cook?

Dana & Carol Ste.Claire, October 19, 2010

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Salem, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

Great spot to launch an outdoor adventure. We really enjoyed our one night stay here and would happily return when back in beautiful North River. We had a blast exploring the property, sampling the owner's home grown goodness and kicking back. Great dining options nearby. Look forward a return visit in the future. Cheers!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 September 2010

Simply lovely - gracious hosts, yummy breakfast, and good nights sleep! Charming retreat from Manhattan's digital mayhem.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Iowa
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Reviewed 26 May 2010

Cedarwood is only slightly off the beaten path—easy to find and get to, yet with amazing peace and quiet. Hiking, cross-country skiing and snow-showing are literally out the back door, as well as a variety of other activities close by.

Driving up the lane, guests will find themselves surrounded by the beauty of the Adirondacks, and a New England farmhouse peaking through the trees. Inside, guests will find more layers of loveliness.

The inn is done with superb taste, warmth, and hospitality in mind. The dining room, living room, and bedrooms display a keen sense for both comfort and aesthetics—this is not a place where you feel like you have to sit a certain way as to not harm the furniture—rather, the living room is the perfect place to cozy up to the fire, read a book, or just visit and relax. The original molding and wood floors are refurnished with historical accuracy—the floors are an amazing labor-of-love, although I’ll keep it as a subtle and beautiful surprise. Avoiding kitsch that befalls some B&B’s, the rooms are charming but not stuffy, not heavy or cliché. The bed and room were very great-- cozy and practical. Simply: ambiance is top-notch.

For those more practically-minded, Cedarwood provides modern amenities while maintaining the home’s character (think claw-foot tubs, good plumbing/water pressure, and shower-heads). A microwave and small refrigerator are available for guest use, along with other useful items in a back-room kitchenette.

As mentioned in other posts, the food is spectacular. A fruit dish is followed by the main course, then the most amazing pasties and breakfast sweets. Even the coffee is good! The breakfast is enough to last through dinner, with only a little afternoon snack. The afternoon snacks provided were perfect—a little sweet, some fruit and nuts, and loose or bagged tea, also of highest quality.

Louis and Sharalee, the host and hostess, add to the experience— they are attentive without the slightest trace of intrusiveness. They relayed all information requested: everything from the house itself, the area, trails, restaurants, and points of interest. They also have area history and travel publications, and as well as various fiction and non-fiction books available in the sitting room.

If you’re looking for an amazing getaway, this is the place. I recommend Cedarwood— five-stars.

  • Stayed January 2010
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 April 2009

Location:
We spent a long weekend xc skiing and snowshoeing at the Garnet Hill Cross Country Ski Center and wanted nearby accommodations (opting not to stay at Garnet Hill). Cedarwood is located on a very pretty (and quiet) residential road just a few miles from Garnet Hill, Gore Mtn, and the charming North Creek Main Street (try Bar Vino for dinner, it's great!). In additional to being so close to Garnet Hill by car, guests who have their own skis can catch Garnet Hill trails right outside the Cedarwood front door (just be sure to pick up trail passes before doing this). Cedarwood is also located minutes away from several whitewater rafting companies and endless Adirondack hiking and biking trails making it a great spot for summer fun too.

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Sharalee's savory breakfasts (crepes, eggs, veggies, sausage, popovers, wonderful fruit salads) were the perfect way to start the day and gave us lots of energy on the trails. Afternoon tea was equally enjoyable and provided sustenance as well as camaraderie (what a great way to get to know fellow guests!). Tea included a different baked treat (brownies, cream puffs, a delicious coconut pie of sorts) each day, fresh fruit, nuts, and several loose and bagged tea options.

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Our room (the Artist's Retreat) was very private and had it's own thermostat (as do all the guest rooms). The queen bed was very comfortable as were the chairs located in the room's small sitting area. The bathroom was outfitted with a lovely pedestal sink and huge clawfoot tub that also has a rain shower head. I had never seen a clawfoot tub like this and thoroughly enjoyed using both the tub and shower.

The Inn itself:
The inn is warm and cozy and has a couple sitting areas where guests can warm up in front of wood fires. We opted to get take out one evening and had so much fun just relaxing in front of the fire as we ate and talked. Sharalee and Louis also provide a small refrigerator and microwave for guests as well as glasses and other odds and ends. *The wireless internet connection also worked great*

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 22 March 2009

Our three-day stay was perfect. The service, breakfast, and hospitality of Cedarwood B&B exceeded our expectations. The room -- Artist's Retreat -- was creatively decorated yet uncluttered, spacious (had a seating area), and the bed was so comfortable. The well-stocked private bath was amazing with a tub and shower like no other. Sharalee and Louis were friendly and welcoming and had great suggestions for things to do and places to visit nearby. Breakfasts were culinary marvels, served with care and flare. We loved our stay and look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cedarwood B&B
Address: 140 School House Road, North River, NY 12856
Region: United States > New York > North River
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in North River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Adirondack Mountains on a country road you'll find Cedarwood. 6 miles to Gore Ski Mountain & 1 mile to Hudson River makes this a perfect getaway for the nature and sports enthusiast. X-country ski out the backdoor onto 55km of groomed trails. For breakfast enjoy locally roasted coffee, grilled buffalo steaks & piping hot popovers etc. After your day, sit by the fire and enjoy a glass of sherry and homemade goodies. Wi-Fi. ... more   less 

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