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The Post Cottage

Catskill, NY 12414 USA (Show map)
4.9
18 Reviews
$220 - $275
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About

Newly restored Bed and Breakfast in charming Catskill, NY. Built in 1917, The Post Cottage reflects the casual elegance of Shingle Style architecture. Crystal chandeliers, handsome fireplaces, and a grand central staircase evoke the graciousness of a previous age. Guests will enjoy our 4 luxurious spacious rooms with king beds, gas fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Generous gourmet breakfasts served in the dining room. Tennis court on premise. Post Cottage is located next door to Cedar Grove, a National Historic Site, the home of Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of painting, and just across the Hudson River from Olana.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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A Gem in The Catskills

5 on October 19, 2013

If you're looking for a great place to stay while exploring the Catskills and the Hudson valley, look no further, you've found it! My wife and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary there in early October. This B&B has ornately decorated rooms, spacious common areas, a tennis court and pool table, and an unmatched gourmet breakfast. Mary Ann and Gil are gracious hosts that made our occasion special by helping me surprise my wife, selecting and picking up our champagne. Each late afternoon they provide wine and cheese. After you come back from dinner at one of the fine restaurants they recommend in the area, they provide port wine and homemade sweets, but breakfast is the main attraction. One day we had poached peaches followed by sweet potato pancakes with maple syrup, eggs and bacon. The other day we had wonderfully glazed pineapples followed by a choice of either eggs Benedict or whole grain waffles with fresh berries and whipped cream. Both of these breakfasts were better than those I've had at other B&Bs in the Northeast. A mere two houses down from The Post Cottage is Cedar Grove, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the home and painting studio of the founder of the Hudson River School of landscape painters, containing many of his paintings. To go further afield, Mary Ann and Gil provide a fine written guide for an auto tour of the Catskills which have scenic views and a beautiful waterfall. The fall leaves were stunning on the crisp, clear day we set out. If you take Mary Ann and Gil's driving tour, and then go to Cedar Grove, you can see much of the scenery Cole painted, and see some of the paintings themselves. Mary Ann and Gil are very accommodating and kind hosts who go the extra mile to make you feel welcome. We will definitely stay there again, when we travel that way.


Winter Weekend Getaway

4.8 on October 11, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a few nights last year over the holidays. While not the standard choice for a couple in their late 20's, the B&B experience we had here was fantastic. The house was lovely, homey, and quiet; the innkeepers, friendly and at-your-service; the breakfast (plus the late afternoon snacks), phenomenal. We could not have been happier with our stay and would recommend it highly.


Want to go back

5 on August 19, 2013

We went for a romantic anniversary getaway and were not disappointed! Our room was amazing, the furnishings were exquisite---my husband drooled over the antiques and gorgeous pieces---and the house is just so charming and lovely. We were fed the most spectacular breakfasts, with vegetables straight from their garden, and Mary Ann and Gil were just the best hosts---attentive but not overbearing. We really can't wait to go back!


New Years Eve Retreat

5 on July 10, 2013

We stayed at the Post Cottage to ring in the New Year and had the most relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Our hosts were so gracious and friendly. We enjoyed sitting in the main living room by the fire and chatting with them and the other guest staying at the house. The breakfast was delicious, as were the evening snacks (and wine) and late night sweets. We made the 35-40 min drive to Wyndham to spend the day skiing and spent a few nights exploring the nearby town of Hudson for dinner and strolling. Overall, it was such a relaxing visit upstate and we would love to return soon!


Can't wait to go back!!!

5 on January 08, 2013

You could feel the warmth as soon as you walked in the door. Absolutely charming home with breathtaking, warm decor. Breakfast was better than a 5-star hotel. Wine & homemade appys at 5:30 in front of a wood burning fireplace was extroadinary. Mary Ann is a great cook! We were sad to leave. Felt like family! Another couple was there for the 2nd time and will return again. Love - Gwen & Andy


An amazing place!

5 on April 08, 2012

We had a lovely time at The Post Cottage....very clean and our room was lovely. The breakfast was amazing! Mary Ann and Gil were the perfect hosts. We plan to go back there this summer. Barry and Rita


No comparison!

5 on December 02, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Post Cottage right when they opened. Everything was just amazing. We were greeted like old friends by Gil and Maryann from the moment we arrived. We played tennis on the court right next to the house and they brought us out beverages and snacks! The room was amazing and cozy too. And last but not least, the breakfast was AMAZING!! I felt like I was in an expensive French restaurant. We had an amazing time and felt so relaxed!! We can't wait to go back!


Fully agree with previous reviews

5 on September 13, 2011

As previously noted, both guest rooms and spacious common areas offer an unusual balance of elegance and comfort. Mary Ann and Gil are friendly yet unobtrusive, and the food at breakfast, afternoon wine & hors d'oeuvres, and evening port and dessert are excellent. Tea and cold drinks are available 24/7 as well. The location is peaceful yet convenient to all Catskill attractions as well as the galleries and restaurants of Hudson and everything on the east bank of the Hudson River as well. Would certainly recommend and return.


Go for the Room/Food, you won't want to Leave

4.8 on August 04, 2011

I rarely write such a rave as follows for The Post Cottage and Innkeepers Gil and Mary Ann. This historic house has been lovingly restored and the thoughtfulness with which this has been accomplished impressed the engineer in me and the interiors impressed the artist in me. As a solo traveler, I selected the North Room, but this room would have easily accommodated a couple in fine style and the private bath was tip-top. I enjoyed the extra wide sink, decor and the attention to detail was evident in the selection of hardware, luxury showerhead and sumptuous towels. The Queen bed, dressed in luxury linens, had a memory foam mattress and this was perhaps the most comfortable bed in which I have ever slept. So...the room was great. Now...you will also be treated to wine and cheese at 5:30p.m. as part of this B&B experience...and this is not to be missed. Innkeepers Gil and Mary Ann do everything possible to make guests feel welcome to join them at the fireside in the sitting room and you will soon find stimulating conversation, good wine, upscale cheese and more. In the later evening out comes dessert and Port wine at which point I started thinking ...(can I just live here)! Desserts are a real treat and are homemade from family recipes. So.... the hospitality was great! Then, if you haven't already been made a huge fan......there's breakfast! And I can cook....but these two can really cook!....It was just gormet, gormet...plenty of it, beautifully presented on fine china and with linen napkins....great coffee, additional baked goods with jams, etc. This is the kind of breakfast I dream about and have rarely found except perhaps in the Hotel Hershey Circular Dining Room (this would cost you about $25/person in Hershey). So, ...the food was better than great! Conclusion...if you have any need in the Catskill, NY area for lodging....stay at The Post Cottage!!!


We can't wait to go back.

4.8 on August 01, 2011

Everything was wonderful - large, comfortable clean rooms and an out of this world breakfast.


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Location

Location Type

USA, Village

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Follow signs to New York State Thruway and head south to Catskill Exit 21, and follow directions above.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Tennis Court, Pool Table, Jacuzzis

Room amenities

Air conditioning, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Tennis Court, Antique Stores, Art Galleries, Historic Sites, Thomas Cole House, Olana, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two day minimum. Some exceptions when room is open shortly before stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mary Ann and Gil Bagnell

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Two bunnies in their own room Others

About the innkeepers

We love food and entertaining and that is why we are in this business. When not at the inn, Mary Ann loves horses and riding, and Gil likes to sail on the Hudson. We also enjoy exploring the local antique shops, vineyards, and historic sites, or just riding through the beautiful Catskills.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: Buffet at 7, full at 8 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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174 Spring Street , Catskill, NY 12414 USA (Show map)

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