Guest Comments & Press
Boston Globe Article: “If You Go: Herkimer, N.Y."
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Globe Correspondent, 7/22/04

Ms. Hennessy-Fiske’s article recommended taking the 250 mile trek from Boston to visit this part of Central New York and especially the Visit to the Herkimer Area Diamond Mines etc. She recommended and suggested:

Where to stay:

Portobello Inn
5989 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY



What to do:

Herkimer Diamond Miles Resort
4626 Route 28, Herkimer, NY
315.891.7355 or 800.562.0897

Ace of Diamond Mines
Route 28, Middleville, NY
315.891.3855 or 315.891.3896

Lil’ Diamond Erie Canal Cruises
Herkimer, NY,  315.717.0077

Reviews from TripAdvisor
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hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and resorts worldwide.

“We stayed at Portobello while checking out land for sale in Herkimer. Both the establishment and the hosts Roland & Steve were so welcoming that I must recommend a stay here very highly. We felt pampered and relaxed after our stay. The breakfasts were wonderful…homemade quiche, preserves, fruit salad, etc. The rooms were immaculate and beautifully appointed. The Inn is decorated in a very “Catskill Country” feel (if you’re seen the book). And the place is filled with history and intrigue. We absolutely loved it and our wonderful hosts. My best to both.”

TripAdvisor Members, Long Island, NY


“My husband & I enjoyed excellent accommodation in a beautiful airy house. Our room was very well appointed and restful. The warmth of the welcome attention to detail from the booking onwards was exceptional.”

TripAdvisor Members, Aberdeen, Scotland


“This B&B was a wonderful surprise. The room was large, well appointed and clean. The host, Roland, was very warm and helpful. I especially liked the little touches, like the homemade oatmeal cookies. Highly recommend it.”

TripAdisor Members, Syosset, NY


“My husband & I along with my parents just got back from a 2 night stay at the Portobello Inn. It was our first time staying in a bed & breakfast and all of us just loved the experience. Roland & Steve were terrific hosts who greeted us when we arrived. They were very accommodating. The house was so pretty with old-fashioned décor/antiques. The breakfasts were the best any of us have ever had and prepared with so much care. Everything served was absolutely delicious! The stay gave us a warm & cozy feeling. If anyone is out in that part of NY…it is a must to stay there!”

TripAdvisor Members, Harpers Ferry, WV


From the Inn’s Guest Book:

“This was a fabulous weekend! The best B&B we’ve ever stayed in. Thank you so much”
N&B Rockport, ME

“Coming off the NYS Thruway looking for a place to stay - what a delight to find your Inn and the comforts you offer...”
JG & MY ~ Dallas, TX

‘What a wonderful choice we made when we decided to be your guests...”
J&J Brockton, MA

“Excellent Service, you can’t find it better!”
BA, Germany

“Being here at Christmas was especially great...Christmas trees, the fireplaces and the incredible Christmas cookies.”
C,J,C & J. Colts Neck, NJ

“It was a wonderful stay, we were very comfortable, slept well and ate well! The bed was comfortable and we loved the linens! PS I especially liked the bathrobes.”
R&S San Diego, CA

“We want to thank you for everything! What a wonderful place to spend our wedding night.” S&E Whitehaven, PA

“It was wonderful. The room was great - very tasteful, comfortable and elegant. Breakfast was incredible! We loved especially the blueberry syrup and chocolate chip cookies...I was very happy to see those. We enjoyed our stay very much.
S&T Syracuse, NY

“Such a warm welcome and what a wonderful night’s rest. Best of all is the comfort and love you feel staying in this great gracious home. Many thanks for making our trip even better and being a memory to love and cherish.”
H&M Hickory, NC

“Thank you for a wonderful stay...the accommodations are lovely, comfortable and so restful.” J&P Londonderry, NH

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