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192 Main Street   |   P.O. Box 121   |   Sharon Springs, New York 13459   |   518.284.2105   |
American Hotel porch with ferns and Amerian flags

Dear American Hotel friends,

While we are still enjoying the journey, we have decided to modify the hotel operations to a 'bed & breakfast' beginning in the Spring of 2022 - which means - our restaurant will remain open through New Year's Eve, 2021. If you would like to enjoy dinner or Sunday Brunch with us, there is still plenty of time to do so. We (Doug & Garth) will continue to run the hotel as innkeepers, so we hope you will keep us in your travel plans as you are all such cherished friends to us. As you know, the hotel is for sale & it is our plan to operate as a 'rooms only' business until that special buyer is found (and yes, Garth will still be on board to make you a delicious breakfast)! After 21 amazing years of business & extraordinary memories, we are profoundly grateful to you. See you soon!


Doug, Garth, Chef Lee, Austin & the American Hotel team

Serving dinner 5, 6, 7, & 8:00pm Thursday- Saturday, Sunday Brunch 10am-4pm

Reservations: 518.284.2105

We are excited to announce: the American Hotel is for sale!
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American Hotel outdoor sign: Food, Lodging, Pub
American Hotel at night


Welcome! The American Hotel was built ca. 1842 by Nicholas LaRue. After being vacant for more than 30 years, current owners Doug Plummer and Garth Roberts purchased the decaying structure in 1996. After an extensive five year renovation, the American re-opened its doors May 23, 2001. Now celebrating it's 17th season, the American Hotel has become a favorite getaway to thousands of visitors throughout the year. With a village-wide revitalization underway, Sharon Springs hosts many events throughout the year including The Garden Party, Harvest Festival, and the annual Run 4 The Hills for First Responders!

Blue themed bedroom with decorative plates hanging on the wall


Each of our nine lovely double guest rooms feature a private bath, wi-fi, cable television and include full breakfast.


at a glance

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A full breakfast is included with your stay.

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Free Wifi


Enjoy relaxation with the convenience of WiFi.

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Enjoy our beautiful perennial patio or relax in our Adirondack chairs on the lush back lawn.

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Gift Certificates


 Purchase an online gift certificate: they make the perfect gift!

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Guest Rooms


Our inn has nine beautifully appointed guest rooms.

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Fine Dining

Enjoy a charming atmosphere, craft cocktails, and delectable menu selections in our award-winning restaurant.



Hibiscus Flowers with American flag
Hibiscus Flowers with American flag
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Blue Room with bed, pillows, lamps
Blue Room with bed, pillows, lamps
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Ornate relief sculpture of birds
Ornate relief sculpture of birds
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Hallway with lamp
Hallway with lamp
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Wine on the porch
Wine on the porch
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Fruit cup and coffee mug
Fruit cup and coffee mug
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visit sharon springs



Spring House Spa



Sharon Springs Self-Guided Walking Tour



Garden Party | Harvest Festival | Victorian Holiday Celebration



Beekman 1802 Mercantile

Cobbler & Company


Grahams Goods

McGillycuddy's Natural


Sharon Sprigs

other points of interest in the area: Glimmerglass Festival, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers Museum, Howe Caverns, Arkell Museum, Iroquois Indian Museum,  Old Stone Fort Museum
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“Just came back from a fantastic stay at the American Hotel. This Hotel is so so beautiful and so clean. We slept so comfortable, and ate the most delicious food at this hotel! From the time we first walked in we felt so welcomed. We felt like home. The staff  were fantastic. I don't want to forget Garth and Doug who own this amazing hotel. All the work they did to preserve this historical hotel is a amazing. Job well done! We already booked for next year.”


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