The Grand Tour

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