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 14 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 is between 5 - 7 p.m. or inquire about other arrangements.     Check out by 10:30 a.m.

Payment policy:  cash, check, or credit card.  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 French Toast, pancakes, or waffles with scrambled eggs or a breakfast casserole, bacon or sausage, seasonal fruit, toast or fresh muffins, juice, and coffee.  Oatmeal is available on request.

Seasonal Snacks

During the Autumn and Winter months enjoy homemade cookies, apple crisp or pie, or a special cake.  A snack at the end of a long day may help in relaxing from your trip and you are more then welcome to join us in the evenings for this treat and a visit.


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.   (Some of the pictures on this page are courtesy of Pete Molinero and Andy Van Dyne)