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.
4.8 on July 01, 2014
My wife and I stayed at the Swann Inn of Beacon this past weekend and we could not have been happier. Neil and Darlene were great. The pictures we saw online of the Swann Inn of Beacon do not do it justice. Our room was perfect and everything was super clean. Neil was willing to pick us up and take us to the train. Another highlight of our stay was the Breakfast! Darlene really outdid herself, we left to start our day on a full stomach. We recommend the Swann Inn of Beacon to anyone! We plan on going back to Beacon, NY in the Fall and we already know where we are staying. Peter Brooklyn, NY
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on November 10, 2011
We stayed two nights in early October. Since we came on the train without a car, Neil kindly picked us up from the station, and gave us a ride whenever we needed one. The B&B is on the edge of town so the rides helped when we had luggage, but really it was only a short and pleasant walk to Main Street for shops and restaurants. And we had the added treat of a visit by a family of deer who silently entered the front yard and gazed at us while we enjoyed cups of tea on the porch at sunset. The room was lovely, the breakfast was fantastic, and the whole experience was warm and memorable.
4.4 on May 29, 2011
Great and large room. Nice hosts. Sophisticated breafast.
4.6 on March 07, 2011
Neil and Darleen were perfect hosts. He picked us up from the train station and dropped us back into town for dinner. The house is beautiful, and so quiet! We slept like babies, and woke to a hearty and delicious breakfast. The surprise ingredient in the cinnamon orange french toast was added entertainment... Its a pleasant 10 minute walk into town, which made for a nice stroll back after dinner. Walking up mount beacon was a lovely way to work off our breakfast and enjoy the view. Subtle touches (fresh cookies, a couple of corkscrews placed discretely in view for your use) made us feel very much like welcome house guests. We definitely recommend it for a relaxing and romantic weekend getaway.
4.2 on October 18, 2010
A group of seven of us stayed in the Tranquility room and Red Parlor room. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. The food was great! Though we were asked to put in our order for breakfast the night before (we had a choice of spinach quiche, quiche lorraine, and pumpkin pancakes), Darlene let us have a taste of everything in the morning. Not to mention the fruit with sorbet and rugelach and cookies! Since we came up on a train from NYC and didn't have a car, Neil was nice enough to drive us into town and to the train station. Since there were seven of us, it would take two trips each time. It was a really great experience and Beacon is a pretty town so we'll definitely be coming back!
Historic Sites, Bannerman Island, The Hudson River, Beacon Waterfront, Newburgh Waterfront, DIA Center for Midrn Art, Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Island, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country
Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 15 miles
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.
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, Van Wyck Homested, Washington's headqaurters, Purple Heart Musuem, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Winery
Alarm clock, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Rooms include: Queen Size Beds, Bannerman Island Parlor/Breakfast Room, Hudson Valley Artwork for Sale, Raised Flower Gardens (In season), Theripeutic Massage
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Hiking trails, Hiking with Mt. Beacon Incline Society, Brother Winery, River Cruises on The Pride of The Hudson, Kayaks - Hudson Valley Outfitters, Kayaks -Storm King Adventures, Lawrence Farms- Pick Your Own
Neil Caplan and Darlene (Swann) Caplan
We have cats and a dog.
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!
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Glutan Free & Vegan
Enjoy Darlene's homemade "Pumpkin Pancakes", Just in time for the holiday season.