Bunker Hill Inn

412 Bunker Hill Road , Salem, NY 12865 USA (Show map)


A comfortable 1840 farmhouse situated in a beautiful setting of woods and rolling meadows. In the heart of rural Washington County, we have hiking trails and a secluded pond - our spot is ideal for nature lovers, photographers, cyclists, hikers ...anyone who enjoys the beauty and charm of the country. We are between the Green Mts. of Vermont and the Adirondacks. Snowshoeing and skiing are all close by, unless a good book in front of the fireplace is more to your liking in the winter months. Our goal is for you to have the most enjoyable and relaxing stay possible. We want you to visit often!



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

I can't think of anything to fault!

5 on October 27, 2015

I can't think of anything to fault - great comfort, atmosphere, setting, value, breakfast and conversation with the proprietor.


5 on October 23, 2015

This lovely spot is made all the better by our wonderful hostess Laura. And the food is par Excellence!

Beautiful Country Retreat

4.4 on October 22, 2015

Charming farmhouse turned B and B met every need and expectation I could have hoped for. Rooms were clean. Breakfast was delicious and served with a smile. Grounds were picturesque. Would recommend for a quiet getaway.

Perfect stay

5 on October 16, 2015

I stayed with Laura for a week this September, and I have to say, it could not have been nicer. The area is beautiful and interesting- lovely views of Vermont's Green Mountains on an early am run. Laura is kind, interesting and interested, helpful and she makes fantastic breakfasts. In the week I was there she was careful to vary breakfast each day- (the only repeat was a VERY welcome one of Belgian waffles, which another guest had requested) The house is charming and very comfortable. (I made my reservation on short notice, having been abruptly cancelled by an AirBnB host; so there was only a room with 'shared' bathroom available- no worries, it was easy and nicely managed) One note; be sure to take the directions from the website for finding the Inn- google maps got me there from Albany airport, but had me winding around country roads unnecessarily... and took 20 extra minutes. (Laura warned me, but I am so used to 100% reliance on my 'smart' phone that I failed to heed her advice- more fool I!) I can not recommend highly enough, I hope that life brings me back to this area so that I can stay again at Bunker Hill Inn.

Wonderful Bed & Breakfast

5 on September 09, 2015

Beautiful, old farmhouse in a rural setting. Rooms are very well kept & cared for. Breakfasts each morning included homegrown and homemade items and were excellent, varied and filling. Laura, the owner, besides being extremely friendly went out of her way to pay attention to all dietary needs. The "Tea in Bed" option each morning was a pleasant way to start each day and the millions of stars visible each night was the perfect way to end it. If you're seeking a relaxing place to simply unwind look no further. We can't wait to go back.

Wonderful Bed & Breakfast.

5 on September 08, 2015

Beautiful, old house in the rural countryside that is very well kept & cared for. The rooms are exceptionally clean. Laura, the owner was very friendly and helpful. Her breakfasts each morning were excellent, varied and filling. Her attention to special dietary needs was very much appreciated as were the homegrown & homemade food items she served everyday. "Tea in bed" was a pleasant way to start each morning. If you're looking to get away from it all to relax & unwind this is the place for you as just the night sky alone, with the millions of stars you'll see will do the trick.

Lovely B&B

4.6 on September 02, 2015

Lovely B&B host Laura treats you like family. Beautiful Inn & location. Great Breakfast!

Pleasant, Peaceful New Years

5 on June 05, 2015

Laura, of Salem NY's Bunker Hill Inn is a perfect host! Her home, her dogs, and herself are all friendly and welcoming. I couldn't recommend her B&B more highly- I know we'll be back.

Lovely Country Inn

5 on June 01, 2015

Laura was so accommodating and friendly. The rooms are cute, service wonderful, and food delicious! We would stay again!

Great place to stay

5 on April 09, 2015

Owner/operator was extremely kind and met all our expectations. Breakfast was outstanding!

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From Rt.I-87 North, take exit 14 following Rt. 29 East approx 15 mi.-then north on Rt. 40 for 6 miles - east on Rt.49 approx. 3 miles to Bunker Hill Road. Left on B.H. Rd, go about 1 mile to crossroads - left again (still B.H. Rd) - go a little more than a mile straight onto dirt road (still B.H. Rd.), and we are 1st place on dirt road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Saratoga Race track (horse), SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center), Saratoga spas and baths, County Fair, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , Large porch

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: no strict rule
  • Check Out:: no strict rule
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only OK outside the inn
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum on 3-day/holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required
  • Cancellations: If cancellation received 2 weeks prior to arrival, deposit will be returned in full. If received less than 2 weeks prior to arrival, but room can be re-booked, deposit will be refunded.



Laura Coldwell

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Chickens

About the innkeepers

Innkeeper Laura Coldwell grew up in the house before it was a B&B - moved to California in 1960's - returned in 1991 to start the B&B. Interests include: music and the outdoors. Love to cook & garden

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  • Time Served: Guest's choice
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Belgian Waffles
Particularly light and airy served with 'home-grown'maple syrup, along with fresh fruit, bacon.