A Victorian Paradise in Wyoming County
The threads of Hillside's past are historically interwoven into a rich cultural legend.
Formerly a private estate with over 40 rooms, Hillside Inn is nestled in the hills of historic Wyoming in Upstate New York. This stately Classic Revival Mansion sits among 30 acres of serene splendor with woods, streams, hills, ravines, and old fashioned gardens.
Hillside was built as a health spa in 1851, to take advantage of the abundance of mineral spring water. The spring water is still being used today. In 1858 it was purchased as a private residence and remained in the same family for 70 years.
Hillside welcomed the nation's great artists, poets, and scientists, including notables such as John Muir, Susan B. Anthony, and the Roosevelts. Hillside served as a forum for discussion and interchange of ideas. Few American homes have ever been more fully shared with the outside world and the current owners are continuing the fine tradition. The interior and exterior of the mansion and the grounds have been restored to their original beauty, as once again Hillside welcomes visitors from around the world.
NOTE: Additional historical information available by reading Chronicles of an American Home or by calling Hillside Inn.
Hillside is a paradise any time of year. Spring and summer stroll through our secluded surroundings, listen to the music of nature and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The autumn foliage is spectacular all through the Wyoming Valley and the winters are truly beautiful with soft snow blanketing the the hillside. Genesee County Park, only three miles away, offers cross-country skiing, tobogganing and snowmobile trails.
Down the hill discover the beauty of an early settlement where gas lamps still burn brightly to light your way to the charm of yesterday and the excitement of today. Over 70 buildings in the picturesque village are on the National Historic Register.
Sample the shops of the Gaslight Village Commons
• Douries' Shopwise
• The W.G. Handyside Gallery of Fine Arts
Make sure to visit the Middlebury Academy Museum (seasonally operated)