Berry Hill Gardens Bed and Breakfast, Bainbridge, NY
at Berry Hill Gardens
242 Ward Loomis Road Bainbridge, New York

Buckthorn Lodge Outside Tour

The Buckthorn Lodge on Brackett Lake is very discreetly nestled on 300 backcountry acres. Here, the feeling is of being a long way from the hustle and bustle of urban life. To stay at the Lodge, however, is not to rough it. This idealized retreat offers what can only be called luxury. Enchanting and serene rustic living in a completely natural setting is yours in this unique combination of elegance and privacy.

Located a short distance behind the main Inn, The Buckthorn Lodge is at the end of a long gently winding private drive. Tucked in the woods, this spectacular custom-built home, in a deeply wooded Eden, is set off the shores of a tranquil lake in the Central Leatherstocking Region. The private 45-acre lake is spring fed crystal clear water and is home to many varieties of fish.

Buckthorn Lodge

Solar Panels

Buckthorn Lodge view of lake

Brackett Lake

Faced on the lakeside with a huge wraparound porch, The Lodge is dedicated to being green; it relies on solar power and is a continuation of its natural surroundings.

In an area of unspoiled natural beauty, the four seasons are gloriously celebrated in dramatic displays of brilliant autumn color, fresh green foliage or soft white snow. Early spring fiddle heads and wild ramps are scattered on the forest floor. The lushness of summer demurely reveals cool, shaded nooks. Winter offers special delights. Under a pristine blanket of snow, the woods and Lodge take on an indescribable quiet and beauty. The frozen lake is breathtaking in winter's sparkling sunlight.

The Lodge welcomes guests with its unique combination of warm hospitality, simplicity and subtle elegance; it is an excellent choice for executive, family and private retreats; romantic seclusion; and quiet interludes surrounded by the luxurious out-of-doors.

The property is professionally landscaped with a winding path and natural stone steps leading to the more than 400 feet of lake frontage. Future plans include a large deck with lakeside pavilion and floating dock. A patio of local natural stone is being completed, along with a courtyard for sunning and lounging, all bordered by finely crafted dry stack stone walls. Further afield are old fieldstone fences, blooming trillium, honeysuckle, coltsfoot, ginseng and other wild flowers, along with shy wildlife in the surrounding woods. We welcome you to go beyond and stroll at Berry Hill Gardens Inn; enjoy the exquisite beauty of the flower and vegetable Gardens.

Buckthorn Lodge


Buckthorn Lodge new wall

Stone Wall

Although most guests find The Lodge's setting provides pleasures a-plenty, the surrounding countryside contains a rich variety of diversions. Within a short drive guests can enjoy the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Farmers Museum, the wonderful early American Fenimore House Museum, Northeast Classic Car Museum, local wineries, berry and apple picking, many area golf courses, tennis courts, horseback riding and hiking and in winter, cross-country and downhill skiing. There is fabulous antiquing in nearby quaint historic villages, which are also home to fine restaurants and specialty shops.

Berry Hill Gardens Bed & Breakfast
242 Ward Loomis Road
Bainbridge, New York (NY) 13733    

Website: Bainbridge NY Lodging & Accommodations