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Helena, Montana
Reviewed 18 October 2016

we spent two very enjoyable evenings at the Oak and Ivy. The entry way to the bed and breakfast was somewhat concerning when we arrived, paint pealing in places but when you get inside it's amazing. Filled with antiques and a wonderful host. Three rooms, our room was delightful with the amenities that you would expect. Breakfasts where excellent. This...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2016

A true treasure. I had the pleasure of staying in The Oak and Ivy for two evenings in July. What a treat!! Our decision to stay was solidified with a conversation with the owner, Fred! Absolutely charming and we just knew we were going to have fun. I know he is blushing right now...well, maybe not so much. We arrived...

Thank Marvelous234
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I stayed in the medium-sized room (double bed) for 6 weeks, while I was working in Rome. The room, and the entire house, is really beautiful. The gardens are very impressive. Fred is a great host, and it was interesting to get to know him a bit. It was also great to meet a number of the other guests. I...

Thank MarquisDPearls
Frederick R, Owner at Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

This was the first time we have ever booked an extended stay longer than 10 days and it proved to be a very rewarding experience for us as well as our guest. Thank you Monsieur de Marquis D'Pearls.....

Southern NH
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A fantastic house and stunning grounds are nestled in the middle of Rome. With only three guest rooms in this expansive home, it never feels crowded. Genuine English hospitality abounds from the welcome, attention to eclectic detail in the choice of furnishings and the garden, and fantastic breakfast fare. Fred, the inkeeper is a legendary host. Highly recommended. - Old...

Thank NHFoodieSouthernNH
Frederick R, Owner at Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review, you have expressed in words exactly what we are striving to do here at The OAK & IVY. Our goal is always to turn back the hands of time and provide our guests with a glimpse back to a quieter and gentler age when people relaxed and conversed over a pot of steaming tea...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Gracious and accommodating host in a home full of character and charm. We did a night there while cycling the Erie Canal and it was easy to get to and within walking distance of downtown Rome. We were offered some home baked scones upon our arrival and everything we needed to have a dinner we brought in, and a FULL...

Thank John S
Frederick R, Owner at Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you, John, Although you/they are with us for usually only one night, we are thoroughly enjoying the cyclists who are riding the Erie Canal bike trail. Meeting people from around the country and the world is one of the joys of running a B&B. Thank you!

Usa, Tanzania
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Stayed at the lovely Oak and Ivy during a birthday week jaunt to visit friends. Homey and comfortable, quiet and clean. Know that it is a bed and breakfast with stairs to climb and fans to keep you cool. Bring your reading glasses for the many interesting books. Enjoy your favorite beverage in the many nooks of the English gardens....

Thank my4boysluvme
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Fred was a great host in a great home built in the 1700's (I think). Fantastic breakfast and great conversation. Beautiful flower gardens, and beautiful rooms. One of the best b&b's I've been too. I highly recommend this place. Thanks for the hospitality Fred!!!!

Thank Bearpk
Frederick R, Owner at Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Oh!, and by the way, the house was built in 1871...Victorian Italianate with 20 rooms...three of which provide B&B accommodation. Guests are always invited to make use of the ground floor "Drawing" and "Morning" rooms... We hope to see you again very soon!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast has now become our destination when visiting relatives in the area. The interiors are extremely well curated, with a unique European/English style. The space is very intimate and clean. The room (Sussex) is extremely well designed with a comfortable bed and very large shower. Breakfast was just like the one you always dream of....

Thank realsantos1905
Carlisle, New York
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A grand experience being surrounded by books, paintings and priceless antiques. The complete English breakfast was the best I've had in years. Sausage and eggs cooked to a turn. Lots of fresh fruit and a yogurt drink. The host is a expert in garden design and so very knowledgeable about English garden design. Fabulous accommodations. Most comfortable poster bed ever,

Thank Geri M
Frederick R, Owner at Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for "discovering" us and for your kind words. We have tried to create something quite different here at The OAK & IVY and our valued guests seem to embrace the quiet ambience of an "English-style" accommodation surrounded by lush perennial gardens. Cheers!

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited for 3 nights to attend or oldest son's graduation from Hamilton....we all loved it. Great accomodations, delicious breakfast, we could not have asked for more. I highly recommend Fred and the Oak and Ivy.

Thank Deb1645

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The OAK and IVY is located in a 20 room 1871 brick Italianate manse in the heart of historic Rome, New York. Decorated with English, French, and American antiques and surrounded by lush English-style gardens, the Oak and Ivy offers three well appointed guest rooms [two en suite and one with a private bath just across the hall] as well as providing a venue for private parties, bridal and baby showers, and small weddings. Afternoon Tea with all the proper trimmings is a speciality of the house. Room rates range from $85 to $120. No pets and please, no young children. Your host, Frederick Rice and four resident felines welcome you to The OAK & IVY..."a touch of England in Central New York". ... more   less 

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Address: 600 N George St, Rome, NY 13440-4104
Region: United States > New York > Rome
Number of rooms: 3
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“Sussex Room”
 of 5 bubbles NHFoodieSouthernNH, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No AC, if you require that.”
 of 5 bubbles G2018OTjohns, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with all of the "Harry Potter" books on the shelves, and the giant shower!”
 of 5 bubbles 804willys, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We loved our cozy room up the stairs to the left but we also heard that the larger room is very nice, too. A great night's sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles dancebballmom, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Phone ahead - limited number of rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles BikeRon, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
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