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Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast at Smythe House

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

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

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A weekend's resplendent stay

5 on December 01, 2014

We had the most splendid stay at your home/bed and breakfast. The room was beautiful with an old fashion charm, the food was delicious; even the walks we took were so picturesque. It was such a lovely, warm, quiet and inviting place to spend a weekend and we thank you every much.


5 on November 03, 2014

Great place, we had a private bathroom, bed was comfortable, room was clean and they had a great backyard which was a nice place to just relax and the breakfast was the best I ever had at a B and B. Just amazing cooks, quite a few options, never had anything like it. Would come back in a heartbeat!

Perfect Get-away

5 on November 01, 2014

This is what a B&B is all about! Everything you need is at your disposal. The rooms are beautiful - we stayed in the Forest - loved the fireplace. The gourmet breakfasts were delicious - we loved the concept of dining at the time we chose. David and Justine are the perfect hosts - it's obvious they love what they are doing. We will definitely return. Thank you for a wonderful stay! John & Annemarie

Great place to stay

4.6 on November 01, 2014

Excellent hospitality... comfortable room... lovely environment... and an amazing breakfast!

Pleasant Stay

5 on October 29, 2014

What a pleasant stay. Justine and David provide a very homey feel. Everything you need from your home is in this one. The breakfast was amazing! The host were very kind and welcoming.

A wonderful find

4.4 on October 28, 2014

My husband, daughter, grandson and I had a wonderful stay. We love the rooms on the third floor. The Smythes are exceptional hosts and breakfast was delicious. we plan to return!

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.

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Location Type

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


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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  • 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 Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: may vary, please inquire and see terms at website
  • Cancellations: visit our terms page for complete description:



David and Justine Smythe

Languages spoken


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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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



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

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