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Pickerel Rush

333 Carpenter Ave , Newburgh, NY 12550 USA (Show map)

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Pickerel Rush is privately set on two-plus acres located on residential Carpenter Avenue in Newburgh's historic district. Built in 1865 by the renowned architectural firm of Andrew Jackson Downing, this Italianate Mansion was featured twice in Victorian Homes Magazine. The close-by Hudson River waterfront is a hotspot for young and older refined groups with Fine Dining amd Nightclubs. A short trip by Ferry takes you to Beacon's historic Main Street for antiquing, gift shops, dining and more. The decor is entirely period and antique furnishings. Relax on the porches, in one of two beautiful Parlors, or poolside. Amenities include a private Guest Kitchen, Cable TV, and scrumptous Breakfasts served in the Formal Dining Room.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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Autumn getaway

5 on November 17, 2014

We needed a break from the ratrace and boy we really found the spot to unwind!!!

Warm Winter Welcome

4.2 on May 14, 2012

Host, Karen, has great attention to detail and works to make sure you are well taken-care-of and feel welcomed. Great experience!

Victorian Charm

4.4 on May 14, 2012

The hosts are so sweet, and the place is full of beautiful pieces of furniture. Breakfast, so good! Very accommodating hosts. Call ahead.

Host makes stay the best

4.2 on November 06, 2011

The personality and hospitality of our host made our B&B experience at pickerel Rush most satisfying. The pool was especially special. Our host made us a yummy hot breakfast. She was most accommodating & repeatedly went out of her way for us!

Karen is Fabulous and the house is beautiful!

4.8 on April 08, 2011

First of all The Pickerel Rush is beautifully appointed and a true victorian. But the most attractive feature of the facility is the on-site owner, Karen. You will never meet a more gracious host. She has redone this beautiful Victorian all by herself. Her Talents are endless. Karen decorated the whole place all by herself. Painted all by herself. Tends the grounds with minimal help from part time employees. Whatever time she has remaining in her day is then spent making improvements to her beautiful house and cooking for her guests. The tailor made curtains that were made by karen are as beautiful as her custom hats. So much talent wrapped up in a cheerful package! I am not a huge fan of Newburgh but it is worth staying with Karen and getting a taste of the Beautiful Hudson Valley. We love Karen and Pickerel Rush!!!!

Beautiful B&B

5 on September 21, 2010

This B&B was a Shangri-la!!!! Amazing accommodations...very comfortable,very clean,very enchanting.We have stayed at many B&B places around the world and this was exceptional. Our friends from Australia had told us about this one when the 6 of them stayed here last summer. They were also Raving Fans of the owner and place. The owner Karen went so far out of her way to make our visit PERFECT. The home was exquisite...filled with unique antiques. All the rooms were beautifully appointed. The home was approximately 7000 sq.ft.....with a huge front porch and back porch. The luscious grounds were kept like a botanical garden with a spectacular Inground pool. The home was located very close to shopping,restaurants and easy to get to I-84,Thruway and Taconic State Pkwy. The beautiful Hudson River was within walking distance where we dined all of the 4 nights at riverside impressive restaurants. We can't imagine anyone finding any negative issues with this Beautiful B&B and wonderful hostess,Karen DiZefalo. If they did there has to be something wrong with them. Do yourself a favor and don't miss it!

Amazing! Couldn't ask for more

4.8 on September 21, 2010

My trip to Pickerel Rush, although short lived (I wish I could have stayed longer) was a great time. The house is simply beautiful and very accommodating. Each room's detail was impressive. The service was excellent and Karen was always gracious and made my family feel right at home. The pool was fun for everyone and the breakfast was delicious. I plan on coming back as soon as I get a chance. As far as B&Bs go, you can't get any better than here.

Our Family Reunion at Pickerel Rush

5 on September 10, 2010

My family and I have recenlty stayed at Pickerel Rush for a mini vaca/reunion and had the most wonderful time. The 8 of us chose Karen's home for it's location and ammenities. We were looking for a place surrounded with rich history and scenery as well as great restaurants near by. With the Pickerel Rush, we found everything we were looking for and more (that's not easy when you have 8 people!)! As an interior designer, I was really impressed with the attention to detail that Karen used while decorating each of the rooms with their own love and charm. While historical in nature, they were more comfortable than I had expected knowing from previous experiences at historical Inns and B&B's that comfort is sometimes overlooked. The rooms were spotless and the the breakfast was delicious! There were great restaurants within walking distance right on the scenic Hudson River and a bit of a night life there too! Karen was a very sweet and gracious host and happily informed us of things to do in the area.... so much that we will have to come back!! At the end of each day we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful inground pool which was like an oasis! Can't wait for our next trip back! Thank you Karen for helping to make our mini family reunion a success and for taking care of all our requests/needs!! Not many people would have had the patience and grace to put up with all of us! haha!

perfect escape

4.4 on September 10, 2010

Despite the fact that my trip to Pickerel Rush was planned at the last minute, Karen was exceedingly accommodating and the rooms and the service were outstanding. Karen went out of her way to make sure that I was as comfortable and cared for as possible, paying attention to all the "little details" that allowed me to feel welcome and relaxed. The home and the grounds were absolutely lovely and well-kept. It was a perfect spot for a weekend getaway!

Magical Experience

5 on September 07, 2010

When deciding to stay at a b&b, I took many factors into consideration. I am very picky about where I stay with my family. Read the good reviews about Pickerel Rush and decided to take a chance. Well, it was the best decision I made in a long while. We had the best time, the house was beautiful and very well maintained. The rooms were clean and welcoming and the host, Karen was like an old friend. My girls 6 & 2 loved the hse and especially the pool. How relaxing and refreshing it was to stay at a home where you felt like you were home. Karen was very gracious and accommodating, being with 2 little girls, that can be a tall order. The food was homemade and delicious. I would reccommend this b&b to anyone. Thank you Karen and we will see you again soon.

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Inground Pool (seasonal), Private Guest Kitchen (fully equipped), Laundry Service (optional), Bicycles (advanced notice required)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

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  • Check In:: 2:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking only outside and away from open windows. Thank You
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Although not suitable, any children MUST be supervised.
  • Childcare Provided: No Will consider if needed and upon advance notice
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50 Deposit Reservation reqired, non-refundable. Short notice reservations without deposit acceptable whenever possible. RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
  • Cancellations: Reservation deposits are refundable if notification is received no later than 7 days prior to arrival date. Notification shall be given via fax, email or direct contact by phone. Allow 7-14 days for return of cancelled deposits.



Karen DiZefalo

Languages spoken

Some Spanish (Karen), English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , Koi and Goldfish

About the innkeepers

In addition to antiques and decorating, I am a collector of vintage clothing, I enjoy gardening and my fishpond, music and piano playing, cooking, and have an incredible love for animals.

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  • Time Served: Approximately 9:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

, By Request


333 Carpenter Ave , Newburgh, NY 12550 USA (Show map)

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