"Some of our guests have been waiting two years to get back to their cabins or their properties in Canada...I think they were excited after this long wait," said Jim Reagen, Sherman Inn co-owner.
Guests told Reagen they would be back if they couldn't get over the border. No one came back.
Read the full article on WWNYTV here: Americans visit Canada for the first time since March 2020
Ogdensburg's Sherman Inn Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award
The annual Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award is awarded to the top 10% of bed and breakfasts and small inns in North America and determined by reviews left by guests after their stay - the Owners, Donna & Jim Reagen have been overcome with support.
“We were quite taken aback and very pleased and grateful to all the people who have stayed with us and thought enough of us to write a review,” said Reagen. “It’s wonderful that we’ve gotten people who stay at our lodging place and had such a great experience that they want to share their thoughts with others.”
“People really like to see the historic elementary school repurposed and given a new life,” said Reagen. “When they actually see the rooms, they’re just taken aback and can’t believe the furnishings and the antiques. The rooms feel like you’re staying in a very special place and I think that’s really reflected in the reviews.”
To read more about Sherman Inn's history, the owner's comments and the full article on NNY360, click here.
Ogdensburg's Sherman Inn recently mentioned on NorthCountrynow.com after gaining some notoriety from being named Travelers' Choice Award Winner as one of North America's top Bed & Breakfasts by Tripadvisor.com.
Read the full article on NorthCountryNow.com here...
We're pleased to announce that Sherman Inn has been recognized as a 2021 Travelers' Choice award winner! This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers over the last 12 months.
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards. I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent - delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”
To see traveler reviews and popular amenities of Sherman Inn, visit our Tripadvisor page.
Canadians are back at area Bed & Breakfast and Hotels around Ogdensburg.
They aren't coming from Canada but places like Cancun and Florida.
A 74-year old cab company owner has made it her mission to get them home (Need a ride? View transportation options to get to and from Sherman Inn, the airport, and in and around Ogdensburg here).
There are lots of rules, but by coming back by land, Canadians can avoid mandatory hotel quarantines in Canada as long as they test negative for COVID-19 in Ogdensburg.
While Canadians wait for COVID-19 test results, they stay at area bed and breakfast and hotels.
"Having these COVID tourists staying with us was not part of the business plan but it has certainly helped at an important time for us," states Sherman Inn Co-Owner, Jim Reagen.
This hasn't just been good for hotels and cab companies but has had a ripple effect throughout the area as Canadians visit restaurants, stores, museums, and local attractions - all places that are hoping visitors like what they see and come back again.
Click here to view the original story and TV broadcast on WWNYTV Channel 7 News.
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Sherman Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast in Ogdensburg, NY. Each of the Inn's guest rooms is named for a U.S. President, with a private bath, internet, and cable TV. For relaxation, there is a parlor, a library, and an outdoor fire pit. And of course, there is breakfast every morning! It's only 9 minutes to Canada and 4 minutes to the St. Lawrence River.
Address: 615 Franklin St, Ogdensburg, NY (map)
Phone: (315) 713-4672
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Check-In: 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM
Breakfast: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
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