a peaceful valley between the
Finger Lakes and
Great Lake Ontario and right in the heart of
the Erie Canal is the
Historical Jackson School House B&B and the
Peppermint Cottage Bed and Breakfast. We are a
Lakes bed and breakfast that offers
lodging at our beautiful bed and breakfast for your
Upstate New York Vacation.
The Jackson School Cobblestone House (circa
was started by
Cyrus Jackson, a relative of
President Andrew Jackson.
The Historical Cobblestone Jackson School served as a school until 1947.
On the premises of the
Jackson School House is our Finger Lakes B&B,
which served as Judson Rice’s Colonial Tin Lighting Workshop.
purchased the school house in 1962 and lived with his wife Isabel until his
death in 1980. Judson was known throughout the Finger Lakes for sitting in
front of the colonial beehive
fireplace and working on his early American Tin Lighting. Isabel was
famous for her hooked rugs and wildflower gardens.
In 1982 Mark and Diane De Cracker fell in
love with the early American charm and Adirondack feel of the property. In
1998 the Peppermint Cottage B&B was opened for guests to "step back in time"
and experience the simple pleasures of life including a
warm fire, a
romantic candle-light breakfast, relaxing
under the stars in a
hot tub, or strolling through the Victorian and
wildflower gardens of the Peppermint Cottage Bed and Breakfast . In the
year 2001 the Jackson School House was remodeled and the Jackson School Bed
and Breakfast was opened adjacent to the Peppermint Cottage B &B. The
Peppermint Cottage B&B represents three R's:
a romantic get away that
you will never forget! This unique bed and
experience is waiting for you in Nature's Pleasant Valley at the Peppermint
Cottage Bed and Breakfast between the Great Lake Ontario and the
Lakes Wine Country.