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Hilltop House Bed and Breakfast

43 Depot Hill Rd. , Amenia, NY 12501 USA (Show map)
35 Reviews
$175 - $225
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Welcome to Hilltop House Bed & Breakfast, a lovely rambling asymmetrical shingle style home built in 1909. Located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley, amidst a bevy of beautiful horse farms in the Berkshire foothills. Hilltop House is a great weekend getaway with a cozy 'home-away-from-home' atmosphere.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.5

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Beautiful and comfortable

4.6 on August 12, 2014

Hilltop House is exactly as advertised, and Sandy was a lovely, non-intrusive hostess. We so enjoyed eating on her porch and looking out on the beautiful lawn. Was a completely worthwhile experience—and the beds are amazingly comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the nice review! I'm so glad you enjoyed our porch!

Recharge your batteries!

4.4 on July 31, 2014

Great area for biking and hiking, we reserved the place for the HVRailRide, owner was accommodating on early breakfast day of ride, clean, quiet, comfortable!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the nice review! I do my best to accommodate our guests and make their stay enjoyable and comfortable in every way possible!

Great Place to Stay

4.6 on July 24, 2014

This was our first B&B experience, and it was definitely worth it. The place was very clean and well decorated. Sandy made sure we were comfortable, but also gave us enough privacy, which was important to us. The food was pretty good, as they hide a wide array of bagels, muffins, but also served hot food like eggs, french toast, and bacon. We would definitely stay here again,and would highly recommend it.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your first B&B experience!

At last

4.4 on June 09, 2014

We have tried to stay at Hilltop on several occasions but it was always filled. I understand why now. It is lovely and Sandy made it more so.

Innkeeper Response
We're glad you were able to book a room this time! Thanks for the nice review!

Trade Secrets weekend

5 on June 02, 2014

This is my second stay with Sandy at the beautiful Hilltop House. She is always charming, welcoming and makes the best breakfasts! I will always stay at the Hilltop House when in Amenia.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We're glad you enjoy staying with us and appreciate your support!

Amazing Place!!

5 on May 04, 2014

Very quiet place. Rooms are very clean and decorated. the bed and linen are very comfortable . The breakfast was amazing , homemade food and very well presented and served .Sandy (owner ) was very nice and hospitality. My family felt like home . I highly recommend this B&B!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We appreciate it!

Weekend Away

5 on April 02, 2014

Sandy rocks! Just got back from a wonderful trip to Amenia, NY and cannot say enough great things about Sandy and her hospitality.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the great compliment! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!

A Comfotable Inn

4.0 on November 24, 2013

The inn is located in the rolling hills of New York State away from big city life. It provided a quiet atmosphere with some excellent dining nearby.

Lovely Amenia spot

3.8 on November 14, 2013

Very pretty Victorian home, tastefully decorated. Spacious and welcoming living room. Comfortable beds; though full, it was never noisy. A generous breakfast but I would urge the owners to invest in a hot plate, to keep items warm.

Innkeeper Response
Sigh.....trying to keep food warm is something I am forever worrying about. It would help to know what wasn't warm enough so I could figure out how to remedy the problem. I do use a warm water server to keep the eggs warm, but a hot plate may be the way to go for things like pancakes and bacon. There is a fine line between keeping something warm and burning, but thanks for the heads up. There's always room for improvement.

Wonderful stay at the Hilltop.

5 on November 13, 2013

This was our first visit to upstate New York and we thoroughly enjoyed our week- end at the Hilltop. The home is beautifully restored and maintained. Sandy was a delightful hostess and we felt at home. Our Washington room comfortably accommodated three of us and the adjoining bathroom was huge and recently updated. It was amazingly quiet and peaceful even though all rooms were rented. The details were lovely including the softest comforter I have ever slept under! Although it is a long trek from Iowa, we hope to return.

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Rooms & Rates

The George Washington Bed

Stretch out your legs for a peaceful rest in our antique cannon bed. General Washington is said to have stayed throughout the valley, perhaps he slept here.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Roses Bedroom

An antique chaise compliments the lovely white antique dresser and night stand. The pink rose wallpaper and crystal chandelier’s subtle lighting sets the mood for a romantic weekend in the country. The shared bath is just down the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Cottage Bedroom

The rustic appeal of this bedroom is pure and simple adorned with beautiful antiques. This room has its own elegant private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Firefly Bedroom

Dragonflies float about the room’s walls with a comfy double sized bed. The shared bath is conveniently located just down the hall. This room’s interior door leads into the Sunshine suite for guests in need of additional space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

The Sunshine Suite

This sunny yellow bedroom has a wonderful crystal chandelier over the bed with a luxurious private bath. An interior bedroom door opens to the Firefly bedroom to a spacious suite, additional charges apply.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Countryside, Desert, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Boarding Schools, Race Track, Horseback Riding, Horse Trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , bicycles for renting on property

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wineries, Antiques, Culinary Institute of America, Historic Sites, Lime Rock Race Track, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night weekend minimum from May-Oct 3 night holiday weekend minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made 15 days prior to check in. There will be a $50.00 charge per canceled room. For high-demand weekends such as graduations, horse trials, etc. a 30 day notice is required for above policy to be in effect. For multiple room bookings (3 or more) deposits are non-refundable. In the event that an early departure is necessary, the full balance will, nevertheless, be due.



Sandy and West Johnson

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About the innkeepers

baking, gardening, biking, reading

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: screened in porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

, organic and local



43 Depot Hill Rd. , Amenia, NY 12501 USA (Show map)

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