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Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast at Smythe House

158 Burt Street , Saugerties, NY 12477 USA (Show map)
4.7
212 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
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.9

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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...


A anniversary to remember.

5 on May 17, 2014

We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary at Smythe House and it was a pleasure. David and Justine, our hosts, were warm and friendly and we very much enjoyed our company with them. Their home is a beautiful compliment to their hard work. The breakfast was like none we had experienced before. We left feeling like they were old friends. Thank you David and Justine for your hospitality. We will surly return. John & Dawn...

Innkeeper Response
It is one of our delights to witness the special occasions celebrated here at Smythe House. Thank you for sharing that your anniversary was a pleasurable experience, we wish you many more happy years together..and we look forward to spending time with you again should that come to pass...we very much enjoyed getting to know you in the brief time we had together. With best wishes, David & Justine Smythe


Best breakfast ever

5 on April 10, 2014

A perfect B&B.

Innkeeper Response
...and perfect guests ;-)


romantic getaway

4.2 on November 20, 2013

romantic getaway, excellent breakfast, charming town of Saugerties, nearby Woodstock, Saugerties lighthouse worth a visit


Very warm and cozy B &B

4.2 on November 11, 2013

We had received a night at the Smythe House as a gift from our son and our daughter-in-law. We had a really nice time walking around the town,went to a delicious dinner at Lucy's followed by a movie at the old theater. The B&B was lovely and comfortable, the owners very nice, with a delicious breakfast before we left.

Innkeeper Response
...the Mid-Hudson Valley is blessed with more than its share of above-par restaurants and Miss Lucy's is certainly among the best...glad you got to partake of their superb cuisine. Chefs David & Justine


Relaxed, generous and warm venue

4.4 on October 30, 2013

A lovely, inviting guest house with hands-on hosts eager to help you maximise your enjoyment of the area. On the doorstep of beautiful landscapes, a wide range of outdoor activities and 15 minutes' walk from the peaceful village of Saugerties with some great dining options!


Great B&B

5 on October 29, 2013

We had a lovely time at this B&B. Highly recommended!


A gem in Saugerties

4.4 on October 11, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here. Justine was very friendly, and knowledgeable about the area. Our room was nicely appointed, very clean and the bed very comfortable! It was cozy and inviting. A lovely place to return to after an exhausting day touring. We had internet, TV (clear picture, lots of stations), and our cell phones had reception. We would love to return and stay longer.


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

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: please inquire
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night stay preferred, may offer one night stay at discretion of host
  • 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 ; ) Others

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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