The Van Voast House Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of historic Schenectady. The Arts and Crafts styled home was built during the hayday of the city's industrial prominence on Doctor's Row. Union College is less than one mile and this is the closest B&B to the Albany Airport. The Bed and Breakfast guest rooms are large, with antique furnishings, private baths and A/C. The decor is traditional with coordinated faux paint finishes and wallpapers. Wi-Fi is free to guests Guests are encouraged to enjoy the Bed and Breakfast's large comfortable common room with fireplace or relax on the two person porch swing. Full gourmet breakfast is served in the large dinning room or on the garden porch in season. Schenectady has several Historic Districts with a variety of homes with interesting architecture from its colonial and industrial past While in the area guests can bike on the Erie Canal Bikeway Trail, stroll the rose garden in Central Park, or take in a broadway show at the restored 1920's Proctor's Theater. Saratoga Springs is a short drive in the foothills of the great Adirondack Mountains. Schenectady is also very convenient to Cooperstown and the Berkshires of Western MASS. PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY 518-370-4948
4.8 on November 12, 2012
I totally enjoyed my visit to the Van Voast Bed and Breakfast. Travelling by train, I caught a quick cab ride up the hill to my home away from home in Schenectady. I don't tend to sleep well at home and especially while on the road but slept like a rock in the super comfortable bed. Breakfast was "out of this world" and the conversation with hostess and other guests made a great start to the morning. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone visiting this charming city.
4.4 on May 27, 2011
My husband was invited to speak at Union College. We were in town to visit some old friends. Ms. Carol (the innkeeper) made our stay memorable by preparing the most delicious breakfasts. She was also kind enough to share her "dutch babies" recipe. The Van Voast House B&B is very clean and quaintly decorated.
5 on April 26, 2011
Carol is friendly, professional, and interesting to talk to, especially about the history of Schenectady! Delicious breakfast. Comfortable beds. Lovely decor. GREAT value!
4.6 on March 23, 2011
Carol is a warm and attentive hostess. Our room was quiet, very clean and comfortable. Carol provided us with delicious breakfasts full of special touches. We were very pleased and the Van Voast House is very worthy of a repeat visit. Paulette Stoddard and Noel Mzese
5 on October 17, 2010
High marks to Carol for a beautiful home and friendly and attentive service. Great breakfasts and good conversation. Who could ask for more?
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 8 miles
North on Albany Shaker Road to a left on Route 7, 5 miles to Union St.
Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Saratoga Springs, Union College, National Registry of Historic Places (4 areas), Schenectady Co Historical Society, Industrial History of GE & ALCO @Museum, State Capital @Albany, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Van Voast Toast
Toast topped with sliced ham,and fresh asparagus spears. Egg whites are whipped into soft peaks then folded into beaten egg yolks. Cheddar cheese and New Orlean's seasonings are also added to the mixture which tops the ham and asparagus. The "Toast" is baked and served with roasted red peppers.