Bed and Breakfast

Located in the charming village of Canajoharie in the beautiful Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York and within an hour's drive from Cooperstown, Saratoga Springs, Albany and lots of year-round sports venues, The Pineapple House Bed & Breakfast is a welcoming oasis for our guests. The house was built in 1860 and was home to the Roger and Elsie Smith family for 50 years. Roger Smith was the co-owner of the Arkell & Smith Sack Company in Canajoharie; interesting side-note - the flat bottom paper bag, commonly used for sugar and flour, was first made at Arkell & Smith. (A visit to the Arkell Museum in the town might amaze you with how many products were made here.)

We bought the house in 1976 and when we retired from teaching in 2007, we opened The Pineapple House to fulfill a long-held wish to run a Bed & Breakfast. We both enjoy welcoming visitors from all over the world - it's our way of traveling. Bill is the gourmet cook and loves to prepare delicious breakfasts for our guests. Both of us enjoy working in the kitchen and continue to learn by taking cooking courses whenever we can - most recently at the famed Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY.

We chose the pineapple to be the emblem for our Bed & Breakfast because of its connection to hospitality. In colonial times hostesses (when they could) served pineapple as a special dessert for privileged visitors and it became a symbol of the generosity of the hosts and the welcoming atmosphere of the home. We want The Pineapple House Bed & Breakfast to always be a hospitable, welcoming and comfortable place for our guests.

Janine & Bill Nelson

This area is a winter sports wonderland. If you love snowmobiling, you can download a copy of the Fulton/Montgomery snowmobile map from the Montgomery Tourism site (you'll find it in the list of brochures). Skiing (down-hill & cross-country) or other winter activities suit you better? They're close by as well, just ask us.

  To our Canadian friends - did you know we are located half-way from Toronto to NYC or Boston & about 4 hours from Montreal? We're an easy drive for a stop-over or a destination from most places in Eastern Canada.  
film crew Canajoharie was chosen as the location for the new movie, "And See All the People" (due out in 2011) and Pineapple House Bed & Breakfast as the site for the parsonage in the film. Being part of the project was lots of fun (above is a picture of us & the crew in our kitchen). You can see more pictures and get more information about the film & the film-makers by clicking on the links below - or visiting our Facebook page.