All posts by: "Michelle Katz"

Is the Herkimer Home Haunted?

What is the General Herkimer Home? Situated overlooking the Mohawk River, Revolutionary War hero General Nicholas Herkimer finished the construction of his Georgian-style mansion in 1764.  General Herkimer's place in history was assured in 1777 when he assembled 800 militiamen at Fort Dayton, supported by 60 allied Oneida warriors, and marched to defend Fort StanwixRead More

It’s Time to Take a Fall Foliage Tour this Autumn

Fall is our favorite time of year at Grand Colonial Bed and Breakfast.  With fall temperatures transforming the local landscape into a natural blanket of colorful brilliance, our first instinct is to get in our cars and survey the beauty.  Central New York is synonymous with fall foliage. Although “leaf peeping” might be one ofRead More

Carol Dunn’s Flaky Pie Crust

This month’s recipe is a very special and delicious one.  It was passed down from Mike’s grandmother Carol Dunn to his mother Carol Martin.  Mike has refined the recipe over the years and the result is a light and flaky pie crust that’s sure to be a family favorite.   This recipe makes 2 pie crusts.Read More

The 2020 Mining Season is Ending, but Herkimer Diamonds are Forever

The 2020 Season at the Herkimer Diamond Mines will end on November 1st.  The Herkimer Diamond Mines has been a popular destination this year, especially because the outside above-ground mines have allowed visitors plenty of space to dig for diamonds and easily practice social distancing.  If you haven’t made it to the Mines yet thisRead More

Sharing Life’s Sweet Journey

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with local beekeepers Joe and Sue Kappler.  In 2014, Joe and Sue’s brand Heartsease Hill started as a small apiary selling honey and handcrafted soaps at the Westmoreland, NY Farmer’s Market.  As homebrewers and a former brewery employee, their interest in mead blossomed and soon several experimental batchesRead More

3 Tips for a Stress-Free Road Trip

There’s nothing like a change of scenery to jump-start your travel spirit.  And because a road trip is just what many of us need right now, we’ve put together three best practices for staying healthy and getting the most enjoyment out of the open road for a stress-free road trip. Central New York State isRead More

What Can You Find in the Herkimer Diamond Mines?

Prospect for your own Herkimer Diamonds at The Herkimer Diamond Mines and stay with us at our historic bed and breakfast located in the heart of Herkimer, New York. We’re only an 8-minute drive from the mines. We offer clean, comfortable, and unique accommodations and a huge homemade breakfast daily. Check availability and book your

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It’s Time to Get Digging for Herkimer Diamonds!

Summer is the perfect season for a road trip and The World-Famous Herkimer Diamond Mines is re-opening just in time.  The Mines are open to the public once again starting June 26, and the shortened season means we’ve got no time to waste- it’s time to get digging! New for the 2020 season, visitors can

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The Baseball Hall of Fame is Open!

Baseball fans rejoice! We’re thrilled to pass along that The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is reopening its doors on Friday, June 26. The Museum’s hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m daily. Timed admission tickets will be available for you to purchase at baseballhall.org on a first-come, first-served basis. These tickets

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Return of the Snack Barn!

The Fly Creek Cider Mill‘s Snack Barn is back this Saturday, June 13th.  The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard’s food service is adjacent to the Mill in a restored barn. The menu includes fresh baked goods, soups, sandwiches, beverages, and a full line of ice cream treats. The pulled pork BBQ and soups or chili

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