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Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast at Smythe House

158 Burt Street , Saugerties, NY 12477 USA (Show map)
4.7
219 Reviews
$195 - $295
per night

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Relax in style at this elegant Victorian Cottage perfectly appointed with classic furnishing and modern conveniences. Romantic getaway, peaceful mountain view, nature preserve excursions, close to picturesque village. Personalized breakfast, Jacuzzi tubs, Concierge service! ~ The hosts--a husband and wife team--are both culinary and hospitality professionals. David Franklin Smythe is a professor at the Culinary Institute of America, his wife Justine Adeliade Smythe is a restaurateur and hotelier with an MBA from Cornell. They both welcome guests into their home with grace and joy....

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.9

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Wonderful stay

5 on October 23, 2014

Our stay at the Smythe House Bed and Breakfast was incredible. Breakfast was delicious, the zen room was comfortable and cozy, and the owners were friendly and welcoming. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.


A Unique Experience

4.2 on October 16, 2014

This was a unique visit because of the hosts, Justin and David Smythe. From a woman's viewpoint, the Smythe's warm and gracious hospitality was a delight. From a man's point of view, David is a multi-talented individual able to discuss anything from the correct composition of quality cook ware to how to install a deck 30' in the air. When you visit Justin and David, be sure to spend some time talking with them; for us, this is what made the visit unique.


Great family friendly stay and gourmet breakfast!

4.6 on October 08, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay and loved the outdoor area with the tree house, trampoline, koi fish pond, and beautiful view. The breakfast was amazing. The room was small but we were there for only one night so it was fine for the 3 of us.


Cottage by Esopus Creek

4.6 on October 04, 2014

The cottage is very welcoming, neat and clean. It is very relaxing to sit out in the screened porch and enjoy the outdoors comfortably. It is the one place that I continually return to each year.


Lovely room, delicious breakfast, gracious hosts

4.4 on October 01, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in the Violet Room. The room was spacious, the bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was wonderful. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. The hosts were welcoming and friendly, without being at all intrusive. Highly recommend this B&B


Wonderful Week-End Stay!

5 on September 16, 2014

My granddaughter and I enjoyed a delightful stay at Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast at Smythe House during the week-end of September 12, 13 and 14, 2014. The accommodations were cozy, comfortable, clean and exactly what we needed after a long day at the HITS Horse Show. Our hosts were warm and friendly and so very accommodating! Breakfast was fabulous! We will be back for sure.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sharing your experience at Smythe House; it was our pleasure to offer accommodations for you and your granddaughter and we certainly appreciated our time together brief though it was. Sending you blessings and well wishes for the holiday seasons ahead, we are sure you will be quite busy and surrounded by love with all of your many lovely grandchildren...


unexpected charms

4.0 on August 26, 2014

When we first arrived, we suspected this B&B was overpriced, given it's location around a mile from downtown Saugerties. But what really made the stay special were the hosts and the grounds. We brought our 8-year-old daughter, who loved playing with the hosts' little girl and the remarkable playhouses in the backyard. We enjoyed strolling the grounds in the back, overlooking the lush foliage. And we really enjoyed our conversations with Justine and David, a former Culinary Institute professor, about food and travels. The breakfast was superb.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your kind review. We enjoyed time with your family too! Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast at Smythe House (in its twelfth year of operation) is one of the few finer establishments that is family friendly. The home is an original shingle style Victorian completely restored and thus is well built and can easily accommodate and satisfy guests with varying needs including those who may travel with children and pets. Smythe House grounds complete with Koi pond, tree house, and large observation deck are adjacent to a 165 acre nature preserve along the Esopus Creek, lending a relaxing nature filled experience for visiting guests. The home is conveniently located one mile from the center of the charming village of Saugerties, making easy access to dining, shopping, and points of interest including three nature preserves in the immediate area. Chefs David Smythe (30 year professor at Culinary Institute of America) and Justine Smythe (MBA from Cornell Hotel School and BPS from CIA) are hospitality professionals devoted to providing outstanding hospitality. A culinary breakfast is prepared to order with farm to table fresh ingredients - always healthy and tasty! Rooms are well appointed with fresh cut flowers, hand made candies, and all the amenities found in a boutique hotel to assure comfortable accommodations. We take pride in your experience. Thank You from the Smythe Family.


Wonderful experience!

4.8 on June 12, 2014

It is a very cozy B&B, where the attention to the detail was everywhere. The food was magnificent and the owners taking care of me like I was part of their family.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We do feel as if the guests who stay at Smythe House are part of our family even if just for a few days. So grateful you felt welcome and that you enjoyed the cuisine prepared by Chef David Smythe using the best ingredients available in the Hudson Valley Region. Most sincerely, Chefs David & Justine Smythe


Excellent food; ordinary rooms

3.2 on June 11, 2014

Hospitality from the owners was terrific, and the breakfasts were delicious. My only complaint is that the rooms had way too much furniture in them and the décor was dark. I don't think the room atmosphere was worth the price. I expected nicer rooms for the price. The owners are lovely people, though, and very helpful.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your positive comments, we are grateful that you enjoyed the breakfast and the hospitality, we are glad you appreciated the extensive concierge service provided and customized meals made to order with farm fresh ingredients. Our apologies that you did not appreciate the style of the Victorian home and period furnishing. It is true that antiques do tend to take up more space and are more elaborate than that of modern décor, and the rooms that you occupied are located on the third floor and more cozy than those on the second floor as shown in photos at our website and reflected in the lower rates as compared to other rooms in our establishment. For your next stay in Saugerties we might recommend the Diamond Mills Hotel, the recently constructed facility in town with completely modern furnishings, large windows, and spacious rooms - we are delighted to welcome this new establishment to the community. Wishing you an excellent life ahead filled with spacious and bright environments. Thank you again for choosing Smythe House for your family getaway to the Hudson Valley and Catskills Region. Most sincerely, Chefs David & Justine Smythe


great stay

4.2 on June 10, 2014

My husband and I spent a night during our anniversary weekend. Everything was perfect, very friendly hosts, very clean and comfortable rooms. Justine even mailed me my contact lens case after I forgot it in the room. It was a wonderful stay and I'm sure we'll visit again.

Innkeeper Response
glad to hear the contact lenses reached you safely, thanks too for the nice comments, it is our pleasure to provide a comfortable, clean, enjoyable environment for guests at Smythe House...


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Location

Location Type

Catskill Mountains, Hudson River, Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Library , organic toilitries, double whirlpool private tubs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: by appointment
  • Check Out:: by appointment
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking allowed outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited please inquire
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night stay preferred, may offer one night stay at discretion of host
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: may vary, please inquire and see terms at website http://www.smythehouse.com/terms.html
  • Cancellations: visit our terms page for complete description: http://www.smythehouse.com/terms.html

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David and Justine Smythe

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

small flock of parrots ; )

About the innkeepers

David and Justine Smythe are hospitality professionals, David is a professor at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Justine is a graduate of both the CIA and of the Cornell Hotel School in Paris. This husband and wife team enjoy cooking, hiking, boating, art & music appreciation, reading, travel, home restoration, and wildlife appreciation.

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Meals

Breakfast

personalized breakfast prepared by CIA professor

  • Time Served: by appointment, your choice
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan, celiac


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158 Burt Street , Saugerties, NY 12477 USA (Show map)

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