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315 - 823 - 3000
123 Old State Road, Little Falls, NY 13365
route 5, six miles east of Little Falls, 
3 miles west of St. Johnsville... 
on the East Canada Creek at the Herkimer County Line


-inspired American Cuisine in a magnificent setting-
Built in 1860 as a replica of an Irish Castle,
Beardslee Castle is at once both modern and ancient...
with the finest in creative cuisine,
memorable wedding receptions
banquets and exciting special events.


Our  next dinner theater shows are
Friday September 30  - SOLD OUT
Friday November 4
Friday November 18
Friday December 16
  call the Castle for tickets
--scroll down for show details--

"One of Central New York's architectural and historic treasures"
reservations are appreciated 315-823-3000 or ema

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: seating from 5pm until 9pm
Sunday seating from 4pm until 8pm

We are fully booked on OCTOBER 22ND and NOVEMBER 12TH Thank You!

The Dungeon Bar & Grill is open for drinks
so long as guests are here.
Banquets any night by arrangement.

"A wonderful survey of American fare, new and old, served in an actual castle that's not only an attractive building but also haunted!  The grilled duckling is a special treat"  -Albany's Metroland

  by Albany's Metroland

"known for it's fine food and ambiance" -the HISTORY CHANNEL

"There's no better location for a fairy tale wedding. A 150 year old restored Irish-styled stone castle, 8 acres of beautiful grounds.  A wide variety of menus are offered and the service is superb"





castle at night


Location & Local

As we celebrate our 23 year anniversary, Chef/Owner Randall Brown continues to serve the best tasting, creative fare in central New York.  Our menu changes nightly and features wood grilled meats & game, the freshest seafood & creative vegetarian dishes drawing from regional American, Mediterranean, Island, and Asian influences using the freshest seasonal & local  ingredients.  All in an unequaled setting in five intimate dining rooms with 3 foot thick limestone walls, and oak paneled ceilings and floors and a cozy main hall 6 foot wide wood burning fireplace.  A casual menu is served in The Dungeon Bar & Grill.

Our dinner menu changes weekly and is printed at the Castle.  To download a representative sample summer menu (microsoft word) click here ->  Summer Menu Sample

We offer a 250 bottle wine list of the finest American Boutique wineries including the largest selection of New York State wines in Central NY.   Celebrating our 3rd year as a Wine Spectator Award winner.

Click here to download current list wine-list-on-line

With 156 years of history and legendary tales of ghosts and spirits that only accentuate the natural energy of the property, Beardslee Castle is a perfect setting for any event.

Built by Augustus Beardslee in 1860 with the craftmanship of masons from Ireland and Switzerland, the limestone building is modelled in the style of an Irish castle. The building has suffered two major fires, the first in 1919 nearly destroyed the building and much of the stonework needed to be reworked. The oak panelled floors and ceilings were completely redone as nothing was left but the stone shell. A fire in 1989 gutted the kitchen areas and the building was left vacant for 3 years. After a two year restoration the restaurant reopend in 1994 under the present ownership.

In the basement at the Castle, known as THE DUNGEON, is a cozy 4 room pub featuring a casual menu during dinner hours.  After hours it's a great place for a drink, a game of pool or relaxing at the 20 ft long copper-top bar.

The 'wine room', a gated 'cell', with  hand painted vine mural ceiling, is a great spot for an intimate dinner.

for the Beer lover, the Dungeon is an endless buffet of hoppy happiness!   the list changes all the time but averages about 125 selections including rare and highly rated brews.   Here's a recent list:



There's no better location for a fairy tale wedding.  A 156 year old restored Irish-styled stone castle,  8 acres of beautiful grounds, a spacious, airy banquet room with 20 arching floor to ceiling plate glass windows. 

A wide variety of menus are offered and the service is superb.   Personalized planning with our wedding coordinators assure an event that will be wonderful and memorable. 

check available dates here




High on a hill died a lonely goatherd and some people around the Abbey are beginning to get the idea that sweet little Maria just might be a budding serial killer. Is she now at sixteen, going on seventeen? What exactly are her favorite things? Mother Abbess and her new assistant, Sister Adolph, are calling in all nuns and townsfolk to decide what to do. Even the pompous Captain Von Trumpp and his bratty children will be there. Don't be late. You don't want Sister Adolph shaking her carrot at you

$50 per person

A Benefit show the The Ayres Animal Shelter of Fort Plain.  Adopt a rescue pet! visit Ayres Animal Shelter

Montana Smith has snatched the Golden Crocodile of the Amazon from its South American home. Now it's about to be unveiled at the Municipal Museum of Natural History, but everyone's been acting rather strangely. Could it be the dreaded Curse of the Golden Crocodile? Hmm? Join us for the gala event of the season to find out (but don't turn your back on the museum staff).

The Matriarch of a wealthy family is gravely ill and wishing to settle her estate. First, her long lost younger son must be declared officially dead. That's where the fun begins! Join in as you and the other intensely greedy relatives gather to memorialize "Little Dickie" and battle for position to receive the lion's share of the family's $13 billion fortune. Be careful at this gathering, however, the next memorial could be for you.

$45 per person  includes the show, dinner, tax and tip.
Seating is at 7pm. When you are seated the first course will be on the table… salad & fresh breads served with tapenade, hummus & butter. The cast is mingling with the guests, in character, and you are free to ask them questions, check for clues at your table or other tables etc. About 20 minutes in… the first act begins. Following the first act we serve dinner which is presented family style with platters of roast beef, pan roast chicken, whipped potatoes, rice pilaf & pasta with marinara, vegetables and shredded parmesan. Refills are offered. Then the next act starts. At the conclusion of that act we serve dessert, our flourless chocolate cake 'Death by Chocolate' with raspberry sauce. The shows conclusion follows with awards for best/worst picks on who-done-it. The entire event lasts just less than 3 hours. It's a ton of fun and best enjoyed with a group of people. Tickets are available by calling the castle at 315-823-3000.
Thank you!!

$45 per person  includes the show ($14) dinner ($24) tax and tip ($7)

We are located just off the New York State thruway less than an hour from Albany and just over an hour from Syracuse. 

We source organic greens & vegetables from Bull Moose Farm, Jones Family Farm, Three Villages Cheese, Stubborn Girl Farm, Maw's Farm in Newport, Resse's Farm in Ilion, Bouchard Farms in Little Falls, East Creek Organics and many others.  Other organics, and grains are from the the Community Co-Op in Little Falls.  We grow our own chives, thyme, lemon thyme, sorrel, kale, marjoram, oregano, tarragon, lavendar, basil and mint along with 6 tomato varieties, potatoes, peppers and zucchini.


Summer grounds and gardens are beautiful at Beardslee Castle.
We couldn't do it without the equipment and service from our neighbors up the road, Charles Stahl Sales & Service.
Our Husqvarna Z-Mower is almost as Important to us as our Champion Wood-Fired Grill (fueled with wood cut by our Husqvarna 372XP chainsaw !)
Buy your next piece of lawn & garden equipment from Charlie and you won't ever regret it,
the service is second to none and the quality is tops!
Tell them the Castle sent you !!