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The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls

40 Cherry Ln, Canaan, NY 12029-1901
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#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Canaan
The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls (formerly the Inn at Shaker Mill Farm) is a 17 room inn and retreat center operated out of a historic, repurposed gristmill built by the local Shaker Mt. Lebanon community in 1824. In addition to general hospitality, we offer customized group accommodations, program and event space, and food service based around our own organic vegetable gardens. See our mission statement for more information about our larger vision for the Inn and our local economy!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Alexandra D wrote a review Apr 9
Valley Stream, New York1 contribution
I felt SO PEACEFUL at the Shaker Mill Inn. Everything from the garden to the waterfall to the decor puts the soul at ease. A much needed respite from the fast pace! Everyone there—the host and other guests—were super friendly and it was definitely a community vibe. Great place to make friends and reconnect with nature!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Mary P wrote a review Oct 2020
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Had the most relaxing stay Sept 26,27., 28. Comfortable beds and a sound sleep.What more could anyone want. The host is hospitable and welcoming. The fellow guests were lovely. We had a bonfire at night and shared travel stories. Plenty of space in common areas to keep a safe social distance. Activities in town and the surrounding areas included: Flea market, farmers market, antique shopping, Norman Rockwell Museum, brewery, winery....we were literally busy all day. Local restaurants had lots of take out options. I booked my next stay as I was leaving!
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Date of stay: September 2020
TexasNomad_89 wrote a review Sep 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts27 contributions10 helpful votes
How on Earth does this place not have poorer reviews? Something seems deeply amiss... My partner booked a room here, looking for an affordable base for us to explore the Berkshires. He was warned the place was "rustic." This place isn't rustic; it's neglected. I have stayed at plenty of rustic places -- from Burma to Mexico to Uganda and beyond. But this place is more dirty, dank and dark than even the cheapest hostels I've stayed at in my travels - at ten times the price. I truly don't mind a few bugs or scratchy sheets. The room had copious cobwebs, a dirty bathroom, and was so dark and dank the bedding felt almost wet. The air smelled faintly of mildew. The owners must be aware of this, since we were warned if we had asthma it would not be a safe place to stay. The hallways, commons spaces, and outdoor grounds have random crap strewn about, as though you were staying at a mild hoarder's home. Most disturbingly, none of the three people we saw working in the property wore masks in the common areas, despite signs advising guests to do so. We left and stayed at a proper inn up the street. It's really a shame. The old mill is a stunning historic building situated in a beautiful spot. Without serious changes, no one should pay more than $15 a night here.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Della Lazarus, Guest Services / Front Office at The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls
Responded Oct 15, 2020
We were surprised to find Texas Nomad's review on Trip Advisor, considering that we had extended ourselves just 90 minutes before she arrived to offer her a room at the last minute. On that particular night, we were expecting many other guests who would fill up all of our available rooms, but we hurried to make this one last room available for her and her partner. It is true that, in our brief phone call, we described the Inn as rustic in order to be sure that she understood that our two hundred year old building does not offer a sterile, “cookie cutter” experience as might be offered by a chain hotel. We thought that our communication had been successful and that Texas Nomad understood that she would be staying at a charming, but quirky lodging. Clearly she did not understand the type of experience that we try to provide. It is possible that, for the 20 minutes when she was present at the Inn, she saw several unmasked staff members. We require staff to have frequent COVID tests and know that all of our staff are and have been COVID free, but at the moment that Texas Nomad saw those staff members, they were probably taking a brief break from wearing their masks, while practicing social distancing. Almost all of our reviews speak to the uniqueness and charms of our establishment. Guests get a comfortable, clean room at a reasonable price, especially when compared to other lodgings in the Berkshire area. In fact,most of our guests tell us, upon leaving, that they hope to return soon to the Inn. Interestingly, on the very night of Texas Nomad’s aborted stay, another couple took the same room and were delighted with their accommodations. Thus, we are puzzled by the tone of this person’s review, especially since her money was promptly refunded to her in full. It remains important to us to be sure that people such as Texas Nomad do not book a room with us as we want to always be able to provide a welcoming and satisfactory experience for our guests when they stay at the Inn at Shaker Mill Falls.
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lizaawatson wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York20 contributions
We had a group getting together that has not been able to do so since the pandemic, and wanted an outdoorsy space to get together, maintain distance, and enjoy the nature. This is just on the cusp of reopening - everyone had to wear a mask in all common areas and social distance. For this reason, we did not have meals prepared by the Inn or meal times together. Michael was understanding of our needs, and gave us all the liberties we needed to have a good time. Property is really something else, and in proximity to many things to do all year around - we visited Lake Queechy which was refreshing and very fun. Granted this was in the midst of a pandemic and reopening, but there are certainly places that the interior could be cleaned/improved... all takes money and more staff. If you are coming with a large group and have specific/unique needs, or the easy-going travel type this would be a nice place for you.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Enjoyed room 11.
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fls718 wrote a review Jun 2020
Gloucester, Massachusetts5 contributions1 helpful vote
We wanted to get away and we did. Only 27 miles from Albany and you're in the middle of nowhere. We had a great stay every body was nice and friendly. Michael is a good host and is working very hard to improve the property. It has kind of a youth hostel vibe with private rooms. Small bathrooms very comfortable beds and even when it was scotching hot during the day it cooled down beatifically at night and with the window open you need a blanket. I would stay here again
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: be patient nothing moves at what you'd call a fast pace and it only leads to the charm of the...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls?
Nearby attractions include Hancock Shaker Village (3.4 miles), Bartlett's Orchard (4.7 miles), and The Theater Barn (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blueberry Hill Market Cafe, Mario's Restaurant, and Flo's Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.