Located just off the Erie Canalway Trail in Schenectady’s Stockade Historic District, the 18 guest rooms of the Stockade Inn provides high-quality service–including complementary high speed internet access, cable TV, HBO, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, private bathroom and vanity, and a business style desk–to trail travelers and other sojourners alike. The Stockade Inn has had a long relationship with the Erie Canalway Trail and trail users and provides free indoor bike storage. The Stockade also advertises to Canalway tourists online and in print publications, including Parks and Trails New York’s Cycling the Erie Canal guidebook.
Opened in 2003 in a building dating to 1818, the Stockade Inn also offers private event rooms, an on-site restaurant specializing in American cuisine with Tuscan influences, and a dining lounge whose menu features gourmet lounge fare, martinis, dessert, coffee, and wine for visitors. There’s live jazz every Thursday and Friday night at the Stockade. As if that’s not enough, the Inn’s operators also own the Van Dyck Restaurant & Brewery, which is within walking distance from The Stockade Inn, where guests can dine and enjoy 10 varieties of beer made on-site.