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....
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
Catskill Mountains, Hudson River, Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Fax Machine, Library , organic toilitries, double whirlpool private tubs
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
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
David and Justine Smythe
small flock of parrots ; )
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.
personalized breakfast prepared by CIA professor
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan, celiac