The OAK & IVY offers 3 well appointed guest rooms; two with en suite bathrooms and one with a private bathroom just across the hall. All accommodations include a full breakfast, free wireless internet connection, 24 hour coffee and tea, and use of all the public rooms, the massive front porch, and the gardens. A welcoming tea featuring our famous scones, is also available for afternoon check ins.
   In addition to accommodations, The OAK & IVY provides a warm welcoming venue for small weddings, bridal, and baby showers, seasonal and theme parties, and our specialty: English-style Afternoon Tea with all the proper trimmings. See  pictures of the Events .
   Your host, Frederick Rice and 4 resident felines welcome you to The OAK & IVY....a touch of England in Central New York.
The OAK & IVY Bed and Breakfast is a 20 room 1871 Victorian Italianate home located in the heart of historic Rome, New York. Furnished with English, French and American antiques, and surrounded by lush English-style perennial gardens, the house offers a very distinctive English atmosphere quite unique in Central New York.
     Only 10 minutes from the Westmorland exit [#32] off the New York Thruway, The OAK & IVY is conveniently located for touring "The LEATHER STOCKING" region and many of the attractions and events the area has to offer, including the reconstructed 18th century Fort Stanwix [ 1/4 mile], The south Adirondacks [25 miles], the Erie Canalway Trail, and the towns of Utica, Oneida, New Hartford, and Clinton. Hamilton College is 12 miles away.

Welcome to Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast

  In addition to managing the Oak and Ivy, Frederick Rice is also known as a dynamic, multifaceted public speaker who brings excitement, interaction, and a lifetime of experience in horticulture, theater, and travel to audiences throughout the Northeast as well as Europe. You can find out more about Fred at