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The Mohawk Valley of New York State witnessed countless battles during both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.

Originally built in 1817 in Schoharie, New York, we restored and relocated the Mohawk Valley Inn as the perfect accommodation for those looking for a truly unique and incomparable vacation experience, with four spacious suites with full bath, small dining table, and coffee station, along with access to a full kitchen and laundry room. One can view the entire restoration process, documented as part of the Magnolia Network show Restoration Road, on the Discovery network.

Built in the style known as a “center hall colonial,” our inn features Dutch-style, hand-hewn timber framing and wide pine floors. We rebuilt the inn exterior with a Southwest “Territorial style” to fit the surrounding buildings, and decorated each of the four suites in a different New York theme: The Catskill, The Adirondack, The Erie Canal and The Hudson.

Whether for a family vacation, business retreat or ladies’ weekend, the Mohawk Valley Inn will add a delightful charm to your event where you can experience this tranquil and inspiring atmosphere set within the Homestead Heritage Traditional Craft Village.

Available as both a full house reservation of four suites, and as single suites.



Kevin durkin (owner)

Kevin Durkin grew up in New York and New Jersey, where he studied firsthand the construction and archaeology of historic American buildings. After his university studies, he returned to his love of history and worked as an historical archaeologist on some of America’s earliest domestic and industrial sites, including eighteenth and nineteenth century homesteads and mills.


In addition to having founded a number of businesses, ranging from furniture making to artisan cheese making to relocation and restoration of historic and timber frame buildings, Kevin lectures at a number of universities and to professional organizations, and has written for diverse publications. His building restoration work has appeared in numerous publications, and he is now in production for the TV series, Restoration Road, for the new Magnolia channel. His company’s individual craftsmen have won many awards for their craftsmanship, and their handcrafted furniture remains part of the permanent collection of the White House.

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