Bavarian Manor Country Inn & Restaurant

866 Mountain Avenue , Purling, NY 12470 USA (Show map)

About

18 Bedroom Victorian Inn in continuous operation since 1865. Owned by the same family for three generations. Voted one of three finalists by the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Associations "Bed & Breakfast of Distinction" 2007 & 2008. Our rooms are, as our guests have said..."so lovely, unexpected. I love how each room is different." "We feel right at home here." All our rooms have own private bath, cable TV, a/c, in-room coffee makers. We have rooms with fireplaces and single deep jacuzzi tubs. An award-winning restaurant is on the premises, also serving as an extern teaching kitchen for the Culinary Arts of America. The restaurant serves German-American food, from classic German Scnitzel to steaks and seafood dishes. We're open all year and hold theme weekends throughout. Home of the Original German Alps Festival. We are small and flexible and offer some of the best views in the Catskills such as our 40-mile view of Massachusett's Berkshire Mountains to the East from our very best rooms. Over 100 acres with 6 acre lake and trails. Close to hiking, golfing and the ski slopes of the Catskill Mountains as well as Woodstock, Cooperstown, and Howe Caverns. We offer therapeutic massage by appointment. We're simple, uncomplicated and friendly...That's our style!

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Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.6

My favorite

4.6 on January 21, 2016

Great bed and breakfast!!!


Excellent experience

5 on January 02, 2016

Very nice place that gives a feel of country living. Room are very well done with so many little artifacts all around (though they are a bit small). The food is excellent, service is good and the hosts are very friendly.


As my Austrian mother would have said: "Gemütlich"

4.0 on November 06, 2015

By American standards this place comes from the stone age (aka as the 19th century) and in part it shows. But for many this probably makes it attractive. It certainly has more charm and character compared to the many bland chains of hotels and motels that clutter the countryside. It's just not our personal preference and we wouldn’t want to stay for more than a couple of days (For example we don't think stuffed animal heads on the wall of the bar provide any particular ambiance and add nothing to the otherwise excellent German beer). Service was very friendly and relaxed, and the food in the restaurant certainly was much better than in many other American places that claim to offer German/Austrian style food - full marks to the kitchen staff. There's a nice porch at the front and side of the building, ideal to sit down for glass of cold Munich Weissbier after a long walk in summer.


charming weekend getaway

4.2 on November 02, 2015

We found the Bavarian Manor to be a warm and personable Inn. The staff is, at once, efficient and engaging. I requested that a special floral arrangement be placed in our room, commemorating our wedding anniversary. The staff deftly interpreted my request, resulting in a stunning presentation from a local florist. The room was most comfortable and the restaurant charming. The personal attention and dedication to cleanliness are so welcoming. October is an opportune month to visit, with colorful foliage and spirited local activities and events.


Escape in the Catskills

4.6 on November 01, 2015

Great room, perfect for my family--husband and 2 young children. Staff was excellent. Great eating and great recommendations for other restaurants on the nights they were not open.


Exceeded my expectations! Taking

4.6 on October 18, 2015

Found on www. After a magnificent drive from Wedtport,CT, the first site of the Inn was like I was in a movie scene. Could not stop taking pics. Plus my little dog BusyerBrown had plenty of walking paths. Patricia


Bavarian Charm in the Catskills

5 on October 08, 2015

My beautiful weekend at the Bavarian Manor included a well-appointed room with sunrise views, a full breakfast, and 150 acres of wooded land, paths, and a lake to explore. Dinner is available to guests and locals. Deliciously prepared and chosen from a menu of locally sourced dishes including German schnitzels, sausages, seafood, and a fabulous Delmonico steak. Prices are competitive for both food and lodging. We will definitely be back!


Great Inn and Great restaurant

4.8 on October 01, 2015

Good location and friendly people. The large porch is a great place to hang out with friends.


Don't stay Monday - Wednesday unless you want solitude

2.2 on August 27, 2015

This is a lovely old inn in quiet Purling, NY., but my stay in August was an exercise in solitude. The restaurant and bar are not open Monday - Wednesday and there was only one other guest besides me. I tried to call the inn to make a reservation but got voicemail and couldn't leave a number (so I booked online!). I was not greeted by staff when I arrived; it took ten minutes for me to figure out that a key had been left for me on the desk. There was no place nearby to eat; a book of "local" menus explained that there were restaurants within a 20 mile radius; That's too far when it's late. I couldn't get a cold drink, or even ice. They did serve a lovely, full breakfast to me on the veranda the next morning. However, if I had it to do over again I would save the Bavarian experience for an evening when the restaurant and bar are open, and presumably there are more guests and staff.


Relax in the German Catskills

4.2 on June 11, 2015

Very nice setting in the German Catskills, Historic building with artifacts and décor telling stories of times past and present. Great German food in the restaurant, full-service bar and a very relaxing porch to de-stress. Sit around fire-pit in front lawn and gaze at the stars. Super friendly service. Owners Susanne and Stan are involved and cater to their guests. Clean comfortable rooms, though consider that It's a charming B&B and not a chain hotel!


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Rooms & Rates

Cozy

Small and comfortable rooms. They each have a private bath with a shower stall, a/c, cable-color TV and coffeemakers. Located up one flight of stairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Charming

Very popular, full sized double bed,a/c, cable color TV, coffeemakers. Located on each side of the Inn, 2nd & 3rd floors. 5 Charming rooms available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Special

Large with views of Catskill or Berkshire Mts. Each has something unique about it. A/C, cable color TV, coffeemakers. Refrigerator available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

Fireplace/Jacuzzi

Our most-frequently asked for rooms. Large rooms with fireplace and single jacuzzi jet bathtub, private bath, a/c, cable color TV, Refrigerator, hairdryer, coffeemaker and King-sized bed. Very romantic rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $205 - $240

Family Room

Most have views of the Catskill Mts. or the Berkshire Mts. They have private bath, a/c, color TV, refrigerator and an in-room coffee maker. Best for families. Accommodate 2-4 People. Rates are based on double occupancy, extra person charges apply and will be charged at the time of check-in. Under 7 is free, between 8-12 $15, $25 for adult guests over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Location

Location Type

Albany, Woodstock, Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From NYS Thruway Exit 21: At exit turn left on to 23B approximately 1000 feet to Rt. 23 West toward Cairo. Follow Rt. 23 approximately 6 miles to the first Cairo exit on the left. Go into the village of Cairo. At Getty Gas Station, turn left onto County Route 24, AKA Mountain Avenue. Go 21/2 miles to the Log Cabin Cafe, make a sharp right, Bavarian Manor is 1/4 mile up on right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Hudson River, Woodstock, Howe Caverns, Ski Windham & Hunter Mt., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Suzanne & Stanley Oldakowski

Languages spoken

Polish, English, German

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8-10 a.m. Sat & Sun,
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian