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The Residence

Our 5,000 square foot residence, The Fort, is provided free of charge to our out of town clients
325 kitchen
325 dr
325 living room
325 office
325 lr
325 bed 4
325 bed 1
325 bed 3
325 bed 2

We like to call it “centrally isolated.”

Big Blue North is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of scenic Central New York. Yet, we are just five miles off the New York State Thruway, and easily accessible in less than six hours by car, bus and train from NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal and Toronto. The Syracuse International Airport is located just 45 minutes to our west along the NYS Thruway, and The Albany International Airport is 90 minutes to the east along the NYS Thruway. Big Blue North has a free on-site parking lot for six cars and The Fort has an attached garage for secure overnight parking.


136 miles to Rochester, NY
198 miles to Buffalo, NY
234 miles to New York, NY
246 miles to Montreal, Canada
261 miles to Boston, MA
269 miles to Philadelphia, PA
293 miles to Toronto, Canada

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Located down the street from the recording studio, The Fort can sleep seven band members. The residence includes a large kitchen and dining room to self-cater your meals, a living room with a big TV to veg out, a practice room to work out your parts, a library to check your email, a private outdoor courtyard to get some fresh air, four bedrooms and an attached garage to securely park the band van… and of course, free wireless internet. Weekly cleaning service is included.

*The “315 rate” does not include the residence.

If you aren’t staying with us, here are a few places that we recommend:

  • Best Western Gateway Adirondack Inn 175 N. Genesee St. (3 miles)

  • Burrstone Inn, Ascend Hotels
    1777 Burrstone Rd. (2 miles)

  • Days Inn by Wyndham
    150 N. Genesee St. (3 miles)

  • Delta by Marriott
    200 Genesee St. (2 miles)

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
    71 N. Genesee St.  (3 miles)

  • Hampton Inn
    180 N. Genesee St. (3 miles)

  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    201 Woods Park Dr, Clinton (4 miles)

  • Historic Hotel Utica, Double Tree by Hilton
    102 LaFayette St. (2 miles)

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    23 Wells Ave. (3 miles)

  • Home2Suites by Hilton
    119 N. Genesee St. (3 miles)

  • Red Roof Inn
    20 Weaver Rd. (3.5 miles)

  • Rosemont Inn Bed & Breakfast
    1423 Genesee St. (2 miles)

  • Super 8 Hotel
    309 N. Genesee St. (3 miles)

  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott / 
    4760 Middle Settlement Road, Whitesboro ( 4 miles)

  • Turning Stone Casino and Resort / Verona (20 miles)


Big Blue North is dedicated to providing over the top hospitality and guest services that are as great as our facility. That includes our complimentary concierge service. We’ll gladly arrange whatever your budget allows, including travel and hotel accommodations, a private chef, masseuse, acupuncturist, hairdresser, laundry service, transportation, personal trainers and video/photographers. Special requests are always welcome too. Full catering service at the residence and/or the studio is also available for an additional fee.

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