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.
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.
2.8 on August 21, 2013
The location is great for both the track and convenient to town. Our room was quite small but the bathroom was spacious and all was very clean. Our biggest beef was the breakfast--no hot dishes and the same meal every day which was fruit, the exact same rolls, juice, a bit of cheese and ham. I think it could have been more imaginative than that...certainly based on our experience at other Saratoga BandB's.
4.0 on July 26, 2013
Hospitality and location 10. Walk downtown and to the track, can't beat that. Breakfast is cold, basic. Rooms are perfect!
5 on July 18, 2013
We love this place! Bob and Stephanie are the best! Highly recommended!
4.2 on June 26, 2013
The Westchester House is a great place for a nice and relaxing stay in Saratoga Springs. Bob was a great host, and I enjoyed meeting Stephanie as well. I would come back! All around quality place - the breakfast is great and the air conditioned rooms are a plus.
3.8 on May 29, 2013
Visited Saratoga Springs last week to see Dave Mathews on the coldest, rainiest weekend I have ever seen in May. So we tried to make the best of our weekend. The good news is the Westchester House is a very beautiful building with very clean and big enough rooms. The location is in a lovely, quaint neighborhood of Saratoga Springs a short walk from a great downtown. There are some downsides to the Westchester B&B. If you need a tv to help you get to sleep or to hide, shall we say, certain adult sounds, this may not be the place for you. When we asked about the tv, we were told we should be relaxing and getting away from it all. Well, I would have preferred to make that decision for myself. In fairness, I should have noticed there was no mention of a tv on the website but who expects there not to be a tube in a room these days. We made due by watching some great 48 Hours episodes on our lap top as there is free internet access in the B&B. The other thing that we had a little problem with is the B&B owner insisted on waiting on everyone during breakfast and introducing everyone anew as they joined the breakfast table.Now don't get me wrong, Bob is a great guy, very friendly and willing to accommodate, but I have found folks usually find their own way at breakfast and good conversation ensues. I don't feel I need someone facilitating this. But the biggest complaint is the breakfast. My girlfriend and I have been to a number of B&Bs in the last 2 years and we have ALWAYS had a hot breakfast except for last weekend. Eggs and toast and maybe bacon is not an extravagant breakfast. Rolls, fruit salad and cold ham and cheese just didn't sit right with me. Having said all that, I would recommend the Westchester House. If you are ok with no tv, cold breakfast and a hovering but oh so nice owner then by all means this is a great place.
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
North on I-87, to exit 13N, 4 miles North to sixth traffic light, Lincoln Avenue. Right on Lincoln, 2 blocks to 102 Lincoln.
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, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi
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.