Guests can not believe they are in the 'City'. A quiet, older home with spacious, wooded grounds and a 'countryish'feeling, yet with easy access, via the famous Staten Island Ferry, to the glitter and excitement of Manhattan. With home baked bread, homemade preserves and the aroma of fresh-ground coffee, all served in front of the fire or on the veranda, many say they feel like they are staying in a farmhouse. Fussy about clean rooms, attractive meal service, and personal attention. Please give me a call! I do not have access to the internet.
4.6 on January 15, 2014
I have stayed at Miriams twice during pre Christmas visits to NYC. With only 2 rooms-1 a single ,it is more a guesthouse than ornate bnb but quite comfy with sort of a Coastal New England aura. She serves a generous fresh cooked breakfast based on your preferences which she will ask about when you reserve. The larger bedroom is more bnb style with antique bed and fireplace and windows everywhere with views of the trees-lots and lots of trees! I had the single room with Hollywood 1950's headboard and an antique desk. No tvs in the rooms but Miriam was fine with me watching tv in downstairs parlor when I returned at night. She is early to bed so no fights over the remote!! On my first stay I arrived in the evening and walking the winding path thru the stark winter trees had a fairytale quality like little red riding hood heading to Grandmas house. The bath tho shared is just steps from either room so not really an issue- lovely handmade soaps in a basket. The bus from the ferry runs pretty often and stops right by the house, takes less than 15 minutes from ferry terminal and tho I came mainly to enjoy the beauties of Manhattan during Christmas I have come to love the contrast of Staten Island and it is worth exploring even if your mainly looking for a more affordable alternative to Manhattan. There are small museums and lovely old buildings. Back to the bnb . The 1st floor has 2 parlors and a dining room guests can feel free to enjoy and a large selection of books and magazines, many of local interest. I look forward to staying here again maybe in warmer weather when the wraparound porch must be very inviting.
5 on September 29, 2013
My name is Walter Kesting and I have stayed at Hartshorne House about six times over the last few years when I visit NYC. Miriam is the BEST hostess I have ever met. Her home is clean, her food is delicious and her thoughtfulness for her guests is superb. THANK YOU Miriam!
4.8 on May 29, 2013
I stayed with Miriam for 4 days and thoroughly enjoyed her company and lovely house. One night I was not feeling well and she nursed me back to health going out of her way and more than is expected at any B&B. She had fresh flowers, artisan soaps, delicious and very filling breakfasts, but the best thing was her company and someone to talk to. She went out of her way to help me through a hard time and listened with good advise. She even gave my a ride to an appointment and the last day helped me to the ferry. But due to a rainy day she continued helping tooking the ferry with me to Manhattan and on to the subway with my luggage. She is a real gem! This is no 5-star hotel, but it is even better because of her and her kindness. And what a value in NYC
4.8 on July 24, 2012
We stayed with Miriam this past week and thoroughly enjoyed our visit with her. We had fresh flowers, artisan soaps, delicious and very filling breakfasts, but the best thing was feeling like we were coming home every night. We affectionately referred to Miriam as 'mom'. She went out of her way to meet my special dietary needs and provide sightseeing advice. She even gave us a ride to the ferry the first day when she realized we missed the bus while purchasing our Metro Card at the local market on the corner. She is a real gem! This is no 5-star hotel, but it is even better because of her. And what a value in NYC!
4.6 on June 26, 2011
Hartshorne House is a very pleasant and comfortable place to stay for a visit to New York City. Thank you Mrs. Ellis for the sumptuous breakfasts and the friendly reception. Highly recommended!
Copier, Fax Machine, Library , Excellent nearby restaurants, breakfast outdoors in summer.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Telephone
Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Miriam is a writer, teacher, she likes biking, sailing and music.
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