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The Sheldon Mansion

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48 North St, Granville, NY 12832-1135
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Granville
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The Sheldon Mansion, an Historic Inn, is an exceptional Bed & Breakfast, which has been lovingly restored to the original splendor of the gilded age of over a century ago. It was built in 1906 by slate baron Fredrick Sheldon on a beautiful 10-acre estate. Even then, people were pleasantly surprised by the inviting feel of such an impressive 34-room mansion. This wonderful Inn opened shortly after current owners Stephen and Marianne Lynch exchanged wedding vows on the Veranda and made it their residence. Since then it has provided a beautiful home away from home for hundreds of satisfied guests who have awakened to a magnificent breakfast. The Sheldon Mansion provides an exclusive sanctuary with only five guest rooms. Every convenience is provided including free WiFi. Each room is beautifully appointed and has a private full bath, blending historic charm with modern comforts. All of the rooms are subtly themed after area locations with antiques, artwork, books and memorabilia. The most impressive accommodation is the Granville Suite with a private sitting room. The Eagle Bridge provides a Grandma Moses theme. The Champlain celebrates the lakes region. The Saratoga has a collection of horse racing and casino heritage. The Arlington presents a Norman Rockwell theme. Breakfast is a special event and is served in the second floor solarium overlooking the village with lovely picturesque views of the mountains. Guests can also relax in Mrs. Sheldon's comfortable Sitting Room, mingle in the graceful Formal Parlor, or unwind on the sweeping Veranda. Mr. Sheldon's English Study serves as either a classic gentlemen's retreat or as a highly functional office for business travelers. The Formal Dining Room can serve as the setting for elegant catered events or special business meetings. The Inn and its grounds are available for special occasions or smaller indoor functions such as parties and business conferences. Innkeepers Stephen and Marianne provide personal touches and enjoy meeting the variety of guests and sharing their experiences. Many have traveled from around the country and even around the world and have marveled at this area's history and natural beauty. The Sheldon Mansion is a unique gem. It has been saved and restored to once again serve the area in the elegant manner for which it was originally designed. Rooms are surprisingly affordable and include a full breakfast. You can find out more by visiting the official web site.
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Bennett wrote a review Sep 14
New Haven, Connecticut1 contribution
The owners, Stephen and Marianne, saved this remarkable home and its associated 10 acres from developers. As a structural engineer, Steve worked over the years restoring the Sheldon Mansion into an incredibly comfortable and still true-to-the-period home and inn. The mansion was the home of local slate magnate Frederick Sheldon and sometimes afterward had served as the local hospital. Stephen and Marianne are wonderful hosts. Rooms are large, comfortable, and just interesting to explore, as is the rest of the house and the immediate grounds. We were there for one night before headings into southwestern Vermont, and it was very much the perfect place to stay before heading further east.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Kathy T wrote a review Sep 7
Bedford, Massachusetts4 contributions
We returned to Sheldon Mansion Inn for a night n early September 2020. Since our previous visit, the pandemic happened and is very much still happening. All the appropriate modifications have been made at the Inn — social distancing, masks, and the same high level of cleanliness we observed at our last visit. We felt very comfortable. Our hosts were as friendly and solicitous as ever. And breakfast of individual quiche, fruit compote, and blueberry bead — all fresh and homemade — was fresh and delicious.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Tom wrote a review Aug 2020
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I needed a nice place to stay in Granville. My son's bachelor party was being held at a relatives farm house nearby, but staying in that "frat house" environment was not going to work for me! Fortunately, I found the Sheldon Mansion online. It turned out to be perfect. Not only were Marianne and Stephen two of the nicest people I have met in my travels, the mansion had a charm that can only be felt in an older historic place of such stature. I recommend The Sheldon Mansion to anyone looking for peace, comfort.... and a darn good breakfast! Safe travels everyone! Tom
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Date of stay: August 2020
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ABillow wrote a review Aug 2020
Webster NY1 contribution
We have stayed over two summers now and have enjoyed each time. Owners are always kind and accommodating. Breakfast in the morning looking out over the Green mountains is now something we look forward to yearly (and its always delicious!). Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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soulwindow wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, NY14 contributions5 helpful votes
The Sheldon Mansion offers visitors to the upstate region a classic bed and breakfast experience. Stephen and Marianne have clearly put their heart and soul into creating this property. During this summer of 2020, they hosted us with every care possible--our room was unoccupied for more than 24 hours before we arrived, and as best practice has indicated, they did not enter the room until after we checked out. Clean towels and other items were offered as needed. Breakfast was excellent for our three mornings--something different each day! And our hosts were pleasant and offered suggestions of things to do in the area. For a country-inn-style stay, they met all expectations! Our mattress (Saratoga Room) could be updated, but that's my only constructive comment. I highly recommend The Sheldon Mansion, and I'd stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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$117 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkGranville
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sheldon Mansion
Which popular attractions are close to The Sheldon Mansion?
Nearby attractions include Hick's Apple Orchard (3.5 miles), Slate Valley Museum (0.6 miles), and Otto's Ice Cream & General Store (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sheldon Mansion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Sheldon Mansion?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sheldon Mansion?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sheldon Mansion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dancing Ewe Farm, Wells Country Store, and What's Up Dawg's.
Is The Sheldon Mansion located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Granville.
Are pets allowed at The Sheldon Mansion?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.