Mary O. Davis
404 S. George Street
Rome, NY 13440 USA
Located in Rome, NY at the foot of the Adirondack mountains, gateway to the
beautiful Mohawk Valley, and just 13 miles from Utica, Angels Nest B&B is a
spacious, mello-brick, two-story building constructed in 1950 and dedicated in
July, 1951, as the Transfiguration of Our Lord Convent to house the Felicaian
nuns of Rome, New York. In its resurrection as a bed and breakfast, Angels Nest
features five guest bedrooms while retaining many of its original features, such
as the chapel, complete with pews and stained-glass windows.
Filled to bursting with eclectic treasures from the life and
travels of Innkeeper Mary O. Davis, Angels Nest oozes exotic
charm. The middle east theme of the guest living room features
an antique brass Mongol. The formal dining room displays
oriental prints. Sophie’s Room is decorated with antique Turkish
carpets and objects de arts. Each
guest bedroom has its own unique motif.
Commercial Travelers, Tourists, or Visitors:
If there is one thing Innkeeper Mary O. Davis understands, it’s
the needs of the commercial traveler: For many of her years
working for the United States Government overseas, Mary was on
the road up to three weeks every month!
“When guests cross my threshold, I’m here to lend a hand,” says
Mary. “Nothing ever will be as good as being in your own home,
but I want the Convent to be a close second.” Whether it’s an
aspirin or a doctor, an iron or a dry cleaner, a stapler, or a
copy center, Mary will do her best to help you out.
Exotic Charm and Tranquility - It is more than a bedroom:
Unlike many hotels and motels, guests at The Convent are not
just renting a room. Our guests seem
to feel comfortable enough to actually use the full facilities!
Whether what you’re looking for is a little conversation, some
recreation, entertainment, or a little quiet time, we have a
place where you’ll find what you want.
You can enjoy:
• The Recreation/Leisure Center which houses TV/VCR, reading
materials, music center, a ping pong table, assorted games and
cards, computer hook-up, a small conference/work area.
• A visit to the Chapel.
• Exercise on the treadmill, stair climber, stationary bicycle
or cross-country machine in the exercise room. For those who are
accustomed to the ritual of sauna bathing, one is available,
however, the sauna may not be used without a non-liability
• A late-spring through mid-fall stroll on the spacious green
lawn, the English style flower garden where comfortable
furniture and an open-air tent have been set up on the back lawn
under sprawling maple trees–or just basking on the deck.
Rome, NY is a city of about 30,000 Inhabitants. Twenty
minutes from Utica, NY and about 40 minutes from Syracuse, NY, it is
a water paradise in the summer, a firey feast for the eyes in the
fall and a snow bunny's dream in the winter. Robins and glorious
forsythia mark the coming of the fragrant spring.
From Syracuse and north:
Take the Rome/Oneida thruway exit #33. Follow Route 365 E.
(about 15 minutes) to S. James Street exit. Stay on S. James to Erie
Blvd. (Denny’s will be on your left. Turn left onto Erie Blvd. Go
one block to S. George St. Turn left onto S. George. Go 1.5 blocks.
The Convent will be on your right just after Henry St.
From points south:
Take the Utica thruway exit.
Stay to the right and follow
the signs to route 49 W
From Utica take Rt. 49W to
Downtown Rome exit.
This merges with Erie Blvd.
W. Continue straight on Erie Blvd. W. for one block.
Turn left onto S. George. Go
The Convent will be on your
right just after Henry St.
From the south take Route 26
N to Rome, until it meets Route 365.
Follow Route 365 E. to S.
James Street exit. Stay on S. James to Erie Blvd.
(Denny’s will be on your
left. Turn left on Erie Blvd. Go one block to S. George St.
Turn left onto S. George St.
Go 1.5 blocks. The Convent will be on your right just after Henry
nearest major airport is Syracuse-Hancock International, about 50
Amtrak NYC to Niagara Falls/ Montreal
Line has daily stops to and from Rome.
There is a bus line with
stops in Utica, as well.
Registered guests enjoy their choice
of complimentary Continental or full American breakfast in the
formal dining room from 7:30 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. daily. Friends of
registered guests may join us for breakfast for a fee.
Complimentary cold drinks (soft drinks, water, and juices) are available
self-service from the small refrigerator in the butler’s pantry located between
the dining room and the kitchen.
Special meals are available upon request. Prior notice is advisable.
The American breakfast of the day might include
one or more of Mary's specialties guaranteed to tease your olfactory sense and
delight your taste buds, dishes such as Apple-herbed Sausage Patties, Buttermilk
Belgium Waffles with fresh strawberries or Blueberries & Clotted Cream,
Prosciutto & Melon, Heavenly Mango with fresh ginger syrup, Oven Baked Fruit
Pancakes with fresh blueberry or raspberry syrup, Southern Style Breakfast,
including cured ham, grits & red-eye gravy, Angels Nest Five Fruit Breakfast
Smoothie, assorted fruit and meat breakfast crepes and a variety of hot
breakfast breads and muffins.
* You are welcome to visit and use the
chapel at any time
* There is no smoking in any
of the bedrooms
* Pets are not allowed
* We are happy to accommodate
children age six and older
* Price consideration for
Seniors who are 65 and older
* Telephone: Local calls,
Rome, ONLY, unless charged to calling cards or collect
* NYS taxes 8.25% and
City/County taxes 2% are required by law
* Deposit by Visa or Master
Charge or personal check to secure reservations. Checks
must arrive 15 days in advance.
* Cancellations: 24 hour
notification by phone; less than $25.00 cancellation fee will be
charged to credit card
In the Rome Area you can
The Mohawk River, Lake
Delta, Lake Delta State Park, Fort Stanwix Revolutionary War Fort, the Erie
Canal Village, Rickey Game Farm, Turning Stone Casino, Nature Areas/Walking
Paths, Hamilton College, Colgate University, Woods Valley Ski Area, Oriskany
Battle Ground & Park, Erie Canal/ Clinton's Ditch, Historical Society, Rome
Art and Community Center-Carpenter House, Rome Sports Hall of Fame, Baseball
Hall of Fame.
Antique Shopping - Galore!, Carousel Mall
in Syracuse, Sangertown Mall in New Hartford, Oneida Silver & Crystal
Outlet, Harden Furniture Factory Store. Wonderful gift shops with local
products including the famous Turkey Joints, Maple Syrup and candy, and
Erie Canal Village Cheddar Cheese.
Nature and Sports:
Canoeing, Water Sports, Kayaking, extensive Snowmobile and
Cross-country ski trails, Fishing and ice fishing, Bicycle riding
trails, Downhill Skiing (Woods Valley Ski Area), Fishing, Golfing,
Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Formal Gardens, In-Ground
Pools, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Roller Blading, Roller