The Beckwith Mansion & Estate
While we have plenty of rooms still open at other times during the year, we have already booked all our guest rooms for the 2015 Hill Cumorah Pageant. Yes, you heard right. We already have people who have PAID and RESERVED all of our guest rooms for 2015. We wish we could help you all, but there it is. We are full. However, you can go to HillCumorah.org to look for other housing options.
Unfortunately, there are only a couple hundred rooms in all of Palmyra, while there are close to 800 people involved in pageant. So that means you usually need to book 6-9 months in advance for Pageant stays. However, we have plenty of rooms open for the non-Pageant days and would love to have you come stay with us.
The Beckwith Estate is not a bed and breakfast, but a couple of empty-nesters with rooms to rent to weary travelers. We are classified as a Tourist Home. A tourist home is a clean place to stay, with linens provided, but we cannot offer services (like breakfast). However, because we do not offer services, we are a lower priced alternative, and we do not have to charge hotel taxes.
Our guests are welcome to prepare their own meals in the kitchen, do their laundry here, enjoy the library, parlor, music room, children’s playroom, and sitting room. DISH network is available in the sitting room and free WiFi service is available to our guests.
There is a lovely deck for backyard picnics with huge trees and friendly squirrels to watch while you enjoy the gardens. The gardens are specially beautiful in the Spring with thousands of bulbs and flowers blooming. Fall is also lovely with the turning of the leaves on the maples, oaks, walnut, chestnut and many other trees. Please note that we do not allow alcohol or tobacco anywhere on the grounds.
Also, make sure you visit our GoFundMe site: http://www.gofundme.com/beckwithmansion
A special note about Hill Cumorah Pageant: Please book your lodging for pageant 12-6 months in advance. We are no longer taking reservations for 2015 Hill Cumorah Pageant as we are full up. We will consider reservations for 2016, but all reservations must be prepaid in full.
Special note to college students:
Would you like to spend time in Palmyra? This fall/winter, we are offering room-and-board in exchange for 20 hours/week of work around the house and yard. That’s right, 20 hours and we’ll house and feed you. That leaves time for a social life, another job, school, etc. Certain terms apply. Applicants must agree to house rules.
213 W. Main St. Palmyra NY 14522
About the owners of the Beckwith Mansion & Estate
D. Brent Walton is a Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer. His studio is located on the Beckwith Estate grounds. His work can be seen at http://www.dbwalton.com and http://www.FineArtbyDB.com . Those staying at the Beckwith Mansion qualify for package deals when enlisting photography by db walton to photograph their family (or individuals).
Brent’s work can also be purchased in local shops and stores in the Village of Palmyra, as well as the front parlor of the Beckwith Mansion. For on-line purchases, visit http://FineArtbyDB.com. Available are postcards as well as fine art canvas prints in sizes up to 60 inches wide. Custom frame selections are also available. Brent’s book, Palmyra, is available for purchase too. Those staying at the Beckwith Mansion & Estate may request a book signing with the purchase of your books.
Elizabethe is your hostess during your stay. She will take your reservations as well as give you a tour of the mansion and show you to your rooms. You can enjoy her quilling work and handmade cards in the downstairs foyer. It too is available for purchase.
We also offer photographic workshops, classes and photo walks. The schedule and rates can be found at http://palmyra-ny.com