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The Swann Inn of Beacon

120 Howland Ave , Beacon, NY 12508 USA (Show map)
4.7
51 Reviews
$138 - $188
per night

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About

Beacon New York's premier Bed and Breakfast. The Swann Inn of Beacon, a Gothic Revival Victorian is a perfect retreat for hikers, and travelers looking to experience the beauty of the Hudson Valley in a relaxed B & B, nestled in a wooded setting at the foot of Mt. Beacon. Enjoy our tranquil homestyle rooms including queen size beds and private baths, as well as a continental breakfast. Our Red Parlor suite will pamper you with a sitting room and private bath. Beacon offers fine restaurants, galleries and shops, as well as the DIA Center for Modern Art, The Beacon Institute and tours to the mysterious Bannerman Island. Looking to buy a house in Beacon? Inn Keeper Neil Caplan is also a broker. Get a free stay the night before you close. Packages include: Cross Country Skiing at Fahnestock Winter Park, The Retro Arcade Museum, Saturday Night Jazz at Chill. Thanksgiving, New Years and Valintines Day. Relax with a Therapeutic Swedish Massage by Karen Meyer, LMT. Reservation in advance. BOOK DIRECTLY ONLINE: Go to "Availibility Calendar" Visit the website for THE SWANN INN OF BEACON or call us at 845-831-6346.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Great breakfast

4.8 on October 25, 2013

We stayed in the tranquility room. It was huge and quiet. The best parts of our stay we're the attentive hist and their care of us. I'm gluten intolerant and they went way out of their way to accommodate me. They bought special cookies and bars. Breakfasts were fabulous, gluten-free pancakes and waffles. They even made homemade gluten free bread so I could have gluten free French toast!


Great place to stay

5 on July 20, 2013

We stayed just one night at the Swann Inn and were very pleased with everything. The beds [we stayed in the Blue Sky room] were remarkably comfortable, and our hosts thoughtfully provided oodles of those little extras that you often forget to pack. Our room does not have an attached bathroom, but they provide robes for you to use on your short trip down the hall. The room was plenty big for two of us with suitcases and gear. The inn is set back a good ways from the road and very peaceful and quiet. Breakfast was fantastic; yogurt, cereal, warm pastry, quiche, fresh fruit... all beautifully presented. 24 hour coffee, tea and snacks available. Beacon is a lovely little town, offering shopping, scenery, great restaurant choices, and of course, Dia. A great visit.


Excellent accommodations

5 on May 26, 2013

The Swann Inn was an excellent place to stay with impeccable service. The sheets were ironed, there were plenty of amenities in the room to make our stay enjoyable. We were even allowed to check in early. And the breakfast was DELICIOUS! I would recommend The Swann Inn to anyone traveling through beautiful Beacon, NY.


Friendly and comfortable

4.6 on October 12, 2012

We loved the Green Willow room. The bed is extremely comfortable an the bathroom was spacious and lovely. Both were very clean. We also loved the always-available coffee/tea/snack table available on the first floor. Breakfast was excellent. It included a triple-berry pastry, fresh fruit, yogurt, and we had an option of pumpkin-pecan or banana-nut pancakes. The pumpkin-pecan pancakes were wonderful. Neil was very friendly and helpful. While the room was very clean, some of the common spaces could use a little tlc. Overall, a great stay.


I wish I could give it 3 1/2 stars.....

3.6 on August 09, 2012

My husband and I recently spent a weekend at the Swann Inn of Beacon... he was much more pleased with my choice of stay than I was. I wish I could give the Inn 3.5 stars. Some parts of the inn were FABULOUS, other parts, not so much. I would definitely give our room and the breakfasts at least 4 stars, but the rest of the inn is definitely in need of some attention. I'll start with the good. What we paid per night for our room was beyond reasonable. We frequent B&Bs and Inn's very often, and I have definitely spent twice as much for a room not half as nice as ours in the past. We stayed in the Green Willow Room. It was a bit on the small side, but VERY clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. I also have to say that the private bathroom was by far the largest and cleanest I've seen in a long time. There was nothing we could want for - extra shampoo, floss, Q-Tips, etc.... Overall, we were VERY pleased with our room. I enjoyed the little cart they had in the foyer, full of little treat and goodies, like tea, coffee, snacks, etc... the breakfasts (I had the quiche and my husband had pancakes) were absolutely delicious and beautifully plated, but I was left a little hungry. The eating area is very nicely decorated and inviting as well... The outside of the inn however, could use a LOT of attention... it's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. Also the gardens, though somewhat pretty, seemed a bit in disaray, and overgrown, and the front porch could definitely use some sprucing up. The bottom line is that the outside of the inn is not very inviting, which is unfortunate because what they have going on the inside is a gem... We rarely saw Darlene, but Neil was beyond accomodating. The inn itself is in a great location... set back off the main road, in a quite area. The Swann Inn does have the POTENTIAL to be a 5 star inn, but to me, they still have a little ways to go.


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Location

Location Type

Bannerman Island, Beacon Waterfront, DIA Center for Midrn Art, Historic Sites, Newburgh Waterfront, The Hudson River, Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Island, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country

Airport

Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Take I 84 to Exhit 11, Beacon, NY. Go south on Rt. 9D. Follow 9D to Scenic Hudson's, Mt. Beacon Gateway Park. Turn left onto Howland Ave. (Bob's corner store on left) Pass Exiter circle on right and Chuisano Drive. The Swann Inn is located at 120 Howland Ave. Turn right into next driveway. Take the grave driveway to the Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bannerman Island, Dia Center for Modern Art, The Beacon Institute, Mt. Gulian Historic Site, Washington's headqaurters, Purple Heart Musuem, Van Wyck Homested, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Winery, Hiking trails, Kayaks -Storm King Adventures, Kayaks - Hudson Valley Outfitters, Brother Winery, Hiking with Mt. Beacon Incline Society, Lawrence Farms- Pick Your Own, River Cruises on The Pride of The Hudson

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Bannerman Island Parlor/Breakfast Room, Hudson Valley Artwork for Sale, Raised Flower Gardens (In season), Theripeutic Massage, Rooms include: Queen Size Beds

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Kayaks -Storm King Adventures, Kayaks - Hudson Valley Outfitters, Brother Winery, Hiking with Mt. Beacon Incline Society, Lawrence Farms- Pick Your Own, River Cruises on The Pride of The Hudson

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children must be supervised by parents.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Dogs on approval $25 extra a night

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights advised. Will take one night stays when available.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are advised in advance. We take a credit card to will hold your reservation. Payment is by CASH or CHECK at checkout.
  • Cancellations: You may cancel your reservation at least 78 hours prior to the day of your reservation, to reimburse your deposit. Reservations canciled within 78 hours will forfeit their deposit.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Neil Caplan and Darlene (Swann) Caplan

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

We have cats and a dog. Others

About the innkeepers

Neil is the Executive Director and Founder of The Bannerman Castle Trust. Neil enjoys creating miniture dollhouse room boxes and gingerbread houses with Darlene. Darlene is a freelance fashion designer and an avid gardener, who has planted the raised garden flower beds around the Inn. Gardners are welcome to help!

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:30 am
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, (In season), Breakfast Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Glutan Free & Vegan


Signature Dish

Pumpkin Pancakes
Enjoy Darlene's homemade "Pumpkin Pancakes", Just in time for the holiday season.


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120 Howland Ave , Beacon, NY 12508 USA (Show map)

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