85 N. Main St., Norwood, NY 13668
(315) 353-5054


Rose of Sharon is a Queen Anne-style Bed & Breakfast in Norwood, NY with a peaceful country home feel. Its pleasant atmosphere will ease you into the unique relaxation of our beautiful North Country.

Our Queen Anne home was built in 1900 by the owner of a local paper mill at a time when the railway was expanding in the North Country. You can still hear the train whistle calling today. This home has its original hardwood floors and woodwork with a wrap around porch. Rose of Sharon sits on a small hilltop where the back of the property overlooks a valley with cornfields and the Raquette River. The sun rises over the front porch and the Iris Room and sets over the distant trees beyond the western valley.

Location and directions

Rose of Sharon is located in the village of Norwood only 6 miles north of Potsdam, about 15 miles east of Canton, and 12 miles south of Massena. 


For your and our convenience we are a smoke-free, pet-free environment and can accommodate children over thirteen.

Check in between 4 - 7 p.m.      Check out before 11 a.m.

Payment policy:  cash, check, travelers checks, or credit card via Paypal.  A $50 deposit will hold your room and will be refunded if cancellation is given 10 days prior to your stay.  If less than a 10 day notice, the refund will be at the host's discretion.


Complimentary Breakfast

A hearty country style breakfast accompanies your stay with us. It typically includes my specialty scrambled eggs (or plain if you prefer), bacon or sausage, seasonal fruit, hot or cold cereal, fresh muffins, and my Great Grandmother Johanson's graham bread. Weekends choose either blueberry, chocolate chip or apple with walnut pancakes or delicious waffles with seasonal fruit and whipped cream.  Occasionally, Swedish pancakes are on the menu.

Seasonal Snacks 

During the spring and summer months enjoy a cool drink of iced tea or a root beer float with homemade cookies, a piece of fresh pie, or seasonal fruit and cheese.  You may relax on the wrap-around porch or in the Rose room.  Chocolate chip or Vermont maple are my favorite cookies, and Dick's favorite pie is apple with cheddar cheese.  


Lovers of hospitality, Titus 1:8

Dick is a semi-retired carpenter, an artist, writer, and an avid book lover/collector. Much of his carpentry can be seen around the Potsdam area as well as here in our home. Some of his art is displayed throughout the rooms of Rose of Sharon.

Sharon is a retired home-schooling mom, former owner-operator of Mom's Schoolhouse Diner, does a little journaling, loves baking, house concerts, and convertibles. (especially 1964 1/2 Mustang convertibles!)

Dick and Sharon welcome you to their little "mansion just over the hilltop" for that peaceful, pleasant experience.

Velkommen til vart hjem.