Welcome to the Westchester House - Saratoga's hidden jewel. The inn is nestled in a residential neighborhood of tree lined streets. Here guests are greeted by name and pampered with personalized service. Immerse yourself in a gracious, Old World ambiance. Share in Saratoga's magic. Master carpenter Almeron King built this gracious 1885 Queen Anne Victorian Inn as his family home. King's skill and imagination abound. The handcrafted chestnut moldings, and elaborately carved fireplace mantles reflect a strong Eastlake influence. The whimsical roofline, complete with cupola and balcony, soars skyward. Each elegantly appointed bedroom combines antique furnishings with up to date comforts. You will find firm mattresses, king and queen-size beds, luxury linens, tiled baths, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and chocolates. Awaken to the aroma of our own special blend of freshly ground, imported coffees. Your breakfast of freshly squeezed juice, homebaked breads and fresh fruit is served on crystal and china in our spacious dining room looking out on a magnificent old maple tree. Breakfast is a special occasion accompanied by spirited conversation. The charm and excitement, museums and racetracks, specialty shops and restaurants of Saratoga are an easy walk from the Westchester House.
4.4 on August 18, 2014
Bob and Stephanie were wonderful hosts and provided a friendly, convivial atmosphere for our visit to Saratoga Springs. The location was perfect and accommodations were very comfortable.
5 on August 10, 2014
The innkeeper are caring and attentive and truly make you feel at home
3.8 on August 01, 2014
We stayed with Bob & Stephanie for a long weekend in Saratoga Springs - just the right amount of time to take in a concert at SPAC, catch the races at the track, and do some local sightseeing. The B&B is perfectly situated within walking distance of the track and "downtown" Saratoga Springs for dinner and shopping. At any B&B, the experience is a combination of the home, the innkeepers, and the other guests you meet. The home is a big beautiful house with 11 rooms of varying size. My wife and I had one of the queen-sized bed rooms with a larger bathroom. Despite the age of the home, the room was spotless and well-kept. The room admittedly was not huge, but we weren't there to lounge in comfortable bed all day :) Each morning is a very nice cold breakfast with freshly baked and tasty scones, muffins, and rolls, along with meats, cheeses, fruit, and the usual array of breakfast beverages. Bob is your friendly host and server. You're also joined by other guests. It's a perfect time to chat and learn about the area, the other guests, and horse racing (more about that later). Bob & Stephanie are wonderful innkeepers and have had this inn for over 25 years (I forget the exact number). They are a great source for local information and history. They will know anything and everything you need to know about the race track, local restaurants, sightseeing, etc. and are always willing to help. The other guests are also a highlight of the inn. We were "newbies" to the area and to horse racing in general. Bob & Stephanie's guests ranged from folks like us to very passionate horse aficionados who are very willing to share stories and advice. It made for a very entertaining breakfast. Plus, we received a lot of tips regarding enjoying the track, betting, and watching the horses. Saratoga Springs is a wonderful place to visit and Bob & Stephanie's inn is a wonderful place to stay while you are there.
4.0 on July 28, 2014
The Westchester House B & B was very nice, and the owners very cordial.
4.2 on July 25, 2014
Very lovely little B&B. Bob and Stephanie were extremely friendly and helpful with planning our stay in Saratoga. Home-made pastries in the morning were outstanding. Perfect location as we were able to walk in one direction to the racetrack and in the other direction to downtown Saratoga and Congress Park. An easy walk in either direction.
3.8 on July 21, 2014
We loved the races and racing museum and the location for attending both of those was terrific. The location to Broadway was great too. We had a great time visiting Westchester B&B and appreciated all the details you have developed to make your visitors feel at home and comfortable. Thank You
3.6 on July 15, 2014
Bob and Stephanie provide a wonderful house in a beautiful neighborhood of Saratoga Springs. We were within walking distance of the downtown area and of the tracks. Bob is an interesting conversationalist and ready with facts and information on Saratoga.
3.4 on July 09, 2014
We had a very pleasant stay. Location is great, short walking or biking distance to many attractions. Owners were very friendly & accommodating. Breakfast was light & not a "hot" breakfast, but it was satisfying. It may get old if staying for more than 2-3 days. Only other complaint was lack of blinds...making it very difficult to sleep past sunrise, which comes early in the summer :) Overall, had a great stay & would return.
4.0 on September 25, 2013
Bob and Stephanie were warm and welcoming! The Westchester House is lovely and well kept. Bob was especially helpful with maps and directions in the area. We would definitely stay there again!
4.8 on September 05, 2013
My wife and I very much enjoyed our recent stay there. The couple who own and run the place are friendly and helpful, the early evening gatherings in the garden with other guests were relaxing (and sometimes informative), and the location quite convenient.
Saratoga Springs, 3 hours from Boston, 3 hours from New York, half hour N. of Albany, City, Small town
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 20 miles miles
From the south: I-87, Adirondack Northway, to exit 13N. 4 miles to 6th traffic light, Lincoln Avenue. Right on Lincoln two blocks to 102. From the north: I-87, Adirondack Northway, to exit 14. Turn right, towards Saratoga Springs. One mile to 3rd traffic light, Nelson Avenue. Left on Nelson, one block to light at Lincoln. Right on Lincoln two blocks to 102.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, thoroughbred race track, New York City Ballet, award winning downtown & unique history, Victorian Architecture, Philadelphia Orchestra, mineral baths & springs, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, thoroughbred horse racing, art and craft galleries, antiquing and auctions, museums, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting
Bob & Stephanie Melvin
Bob & Stephanie collected antiques for 20 years, stayed in small inns, and travelled widely before becoming innkeepers in 1987.