A jewel on the Hudson River, 2.5 miles from West Point, the luxurious la bel Worstell welcomes adults for vacations and romantic getaways. Roam the ~ 4-acre trails to rocky cliffs, river vistas, tea house, brook, falls, pond sanctuary, Hudson River, pergola, statuary. Heated pool, fitness center, sauna. Rec room with TV, ping pong, arcade, tropical fish. Art deco movie theatre. Retro snack room. Billards. Tennis, putting green, yard sports, lily pond, fish, frogs. The newly-constructed la bel Worstell continues the Bel stone mason dynasty of 15th century Aberdeen Scotland. Neighboring “big houses” were 19th century NYC getaways for families like J.P. Morgan to the Hudson Highlands, a place of breathtaking natural beauty where events influenced the course of history.
5 on January 22, 2015
No need to go to Europe because La bel Worstell B & B has " all that" and more, only 50 minutes from the city! Exquisite international art and furnishings, cliff-side views of the Hudson River and mountains, ships floating by, abundant flora/fauna, and the cloistered outdoor kitchen and swimming pool....we aren't overstating when we say that La bel is more like a private celebrity resort...Our "Breakfast" was more like a FEAST, compared to the typically dry, ho-hum danish/cereal fare offered at other places we've stayed. EVERYTHING is cooked up fresh by proprietor, Mr. Bob Bryant, and assorted dishes ranged from rustic French country, to organic, locally grown fruit, eggs and juices. Bob consulted with us during reservation to determine our food preferences - he exceeded every expectation, even packing snacks and drinks for our trail hike. One other thing. This B & B is CLEAN. I mean super clean. They must have a bevy of assistants to maintain it. You should stay and La Bel. There's really nothing quite like it, even in the winter, which is when we stayed. We went to a show at Eisenhower Hall on West Point Campus, hiked, had great ribs and beer at a local restaurant and then watched a movie in the Art Nouveau theatre - that's right, La Bel even has an elegant theatre for your pleasure. We plan to return in the Spring.
5 on December 23, 2014
Amazing house, amazing view, amazing hospitality and amazing Breakfast! The actual house is amazing, the number of rooms and activities is worth the price. All night there is something to do in this mansion! We went as a group of 7 and we enjoyed all the amenities, like shooting pool, watching movies in the theater room and even -played some poker with the guys. The breakfast was super, OMG Robert's bread pudding had me going for seconds! A must see! and I am definitely returning ! -Jonathan, Queens NYC
5 on December 08, 2014
We recently had an opportunity to stay during the Thanksgiving weekend. A member of our party is gluten free and our hosts made every accommodation so that she could enjoy the breakfast along with the rest of us. I highly recommend the banana bread pudding, delicious! The rooms have beautiful views and very comfortable beds. The views are outstanding. We are looking forward to visiting again.
5 on December 05, 2014
The leaves of autumn were in full color; the beds were great, and the breakfast's were fantastic...I even got some of the recipes. It was the perfect weekend to surprise my parents for a getaway. The top of Bear Mountain was beautiful overlooking the Hudson River and other states. Back at the B&B we took advantage of the innkeepers service and watched movies in the home theater, played games on the large game/card table, and had snacks in the 60's. We're already planning our next visit to use the pool, tennis count and barbecue area and hike the trails on the 4 acre property. GREAT! EVERYTHING WAS GREAT!!!
3.2 on October 20, 2014
As a couple who are perveyors of bed and breakfasts, and who are considered knowledgable of food by their peers. This review is meant to instruct, not insult. The point of a high end bed and breakfast is A) The bed. Which was amazing. The accommodations are perfect. From the views of the Hudson, the trains roaring by, to the seductive sauna in the modern rec room. B) The breakfast. This is where we have a problem. Patato Chip casserole? Cream of wheat? Spam or ham?! I wasn't sure. Is it too much to ask for the owners of a superior property with a French name, to learn recipes from the cooking channel!! Although a beautiful home with wonderful hosts, for the price, you are better off at the Holiday Inn buffet.
5 on August 05, 2014
My girlfriend and I stayed here a few weeks ago to get out of NYC for the weekend, and we could not have been happier with how it turned out. The building, rooms, amenities and grounds are impeccably maintained. The innkeeper and his family were very friendly and helpful. The property is easy to get to and conveniently located near a number of outdoor attractions. The whole experience was comfortable and relaxing, and we look forward to going back!
5 on July 28, 2014
We stumbled upon this B&B and decided to hold a girl's weekend to escape and relax. It was a wonderful experience. The owner was gracious and accommodating and the facility is stunning. This was the first time that I arrived at a hotel/B&B to find that it was even MORE impressive in-person than in the photos. The breakfast was amazing! We felt completely spoiled all weekend!
4.8 on June 11, 2014
This is not your usual B&B. This home boasts an eye-catching panoramic view of the Hudson River. Each room of the home is ample and tastefully decorated with different themes. The floors throughout the home are gorgeous. The amenities are plentiful, enjoy - a sauna, gym, pool table, outdoor pool, air hockey game etc. etc. There is even a mini- movie theater! Best of all you feel welcomed by the owners and they encourage you to feel at home, breakfasts are ample and delicious! Definitely a special treat.
4.8 on June 10, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed at La Bel Worstell for an overnight trip to celebrate the end of school for me and new jobs for both of us, and to do some hiking near Bear Mountain (which is a stone's throw across the rotary off the bridge). The B&B is like a villa on the Hudson, with gorgeous views of Sugarloaf mountain. Marshall (the innkeepers' grandson) gave us a tour of the grounds and the house, so we were able to see every room, each more fabulous than the next. We were lucky enough to have gone at a time where we were the only guests for the night, so we had the entire run of the house. We sat by the river before we went out for dinner (where there's a picnic table and hammock) and enjoyed some wine while watching the trains roll by and relaxing into the sounds of nature, and later took advantage of a night swim under the stars in the perfectly heated pool. We warmed up in the sauna and relaxed in the soaking tub in our room-- a perfect end to a perfect day. The next morning, Karen made us the breakfast of champions- whole grain pancakes, fresh fruit, eggs to order, bacon, out-of-this-world potatoes, juice and coffee/tea- which was served outside on the veranda under a crystal clear blue sky. She packed us snacks for our hike and recommended that we start at Fort Montgomery and head over to the Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain. We are both interested in history so we did just that later on. We would highly recommend seeing the hallowed grounds our forefathers fought to defend. Before we left, Karen encouraged us to warm up with a quick hike and exploration on the grounds which involved a visit to the B&B's authentic Japanese tea house in a little sanctuary in the woods by a softly flowing creek which got us right in the mood for our longer hike. There is no doubt in my mind that we will come back to La Bel Worstell very soon-- we hope to bring our friends to fill up the house and take advantage of all the wonderful things this B&B has to offer.
5 on February 18, 2014
WOW wow and more wow - this creative oasis will take you far beyond its grand location with beautiful Hudson river views and Bear Mountain 3 minutes down the road! It was such a pleasure to stay in the "Serengeti Room" - we felt like we had traveled much further than our 1-hour drive from NYC! The interior design detailing is impeccable throughout the house - we just wanted to soak in every room! This place is more like a palace - they have truly thought of everything. It is spotless, so comfortable and the hospitality could not have been finer - our hosts were friendly and warm and genuine. We cannot wait to return in Spring and I trust will keep returning for a long time to come. - Alison, NYC
900 square foot suite. Grand castle doors private entrance. 4-poster king bed. TV, fireplace, sitting rm with picture window view of the river and mountains. Heated pool and gardens right outside your door. 15X18 foot opulent marble bath with 8 foot two-person infinity tub, steam shower, European toilet with bidet. Bamboo linens/towels/robes. Adjoins entertainment center, fitness center with sauna, Nibbles and Bits snack room and Art Deco movie theatre. 1 nite $379, 2 nites @ $299, 3 nites @ $225. See room reservation policy.
Nightly Rate: $339 - $379
Queen suite with two-poster carved headboard, antique hand-carved armoire and art. Beautiful Southern view of the river and mountains right from your bed. TV. Stunning black marble bath with Roman tub and separate shower. Main floor. 1 nite $279. 2 nites @ $250. 3 nites @ $225. See room reservation policy.
Nightly Rate: $239 - $279
Pillow-top king bed (or twin beds) suite has a panoramic Manhattan mural and black and white contemporary decor. Pair of oversized comfy lounge chairs. Glass and chrome game table. Black marble bath with black sink, toilet and shower. TV and retro VHS collection or view your own DVD's. 1 nite $229. 2 nites @ $200. 3 nites @ $166. See room reservation policy.
Nightly Rate: $185 - $229
King canopied bed. A pair of animal-print lounge chairs look out on the river and mountains plus an animal-print bed bench and pillows. TV. Authentic Kenyan artifacts, Masai warrior statue, zebra-skin drums, hand-carved ivory inlaid table. The Gathering Place panoramic wall mural. Shares a marble bath with the o'Sashiburi Suite. Double sink and tub with shower. 1 nite $229. 2 nites @ $200. 3 nites @ $166. See room reservation policy.
Nightly Rate: $185 - $229
Queen bed with Kinkakuju Temple art (The Golden Pavilion). Authentic Japanese artifacts, art, lighting, sandals and blinds. A pair of sueded lounge chairs frame the window for a view of the river and mountains. TV. Shares a marble bath with the Serengeti Suite. Double sink and tub with shower. 1 nite $229. 2 nites @ $200. 3 nites @ $166. See room reservation policy.
Nightly Rate: $185 - $229
Countryside, Mountains, Village, Wine country
Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 18 miles
FROM THE SOUTH, go to the end of the Palisades Parkway and around the Bear Mountain Circle to Rte 9W North. Continue for 2 miles to Garrison Road (between Barnburner BBQ and Mobil) and turn right. Go 2 blocks to the end and turn left onto Overlook Place. Go 50 yards to the end and ***turn left onto Hillcrest Road. Go 25 yards to the end and turn right into the driveway (between the blond portals with bronze tigers). Go 200 yards TO THE DRIVEWAY END. Park on the right or left parking pads in front of the blond house. FROM THE NORTH, take Rte 9W past the West Point signs and just after the Holiday Inn turn left onto Garrison Road. Then follow the same directions as from the South. FROM THE EAST take Rte 6 over the Bear Mountain Bridge. Go around the Bear Mountain Circle. From there follow the same directions as from the South. FROM NYS 87, RTE 17 or RTE 32, go East on Rte 6 for a few minutes, then go around the Bear Mountain Circle. From there follow the same directions as from the South.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, River Boat Tours, Brotherhood Winery, West Point Golf -Robt Trent Jones designed, Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, Storm King, Hudson Valley Ctr for Contemporary Art, Woodbury Common Outlets, Bear Mtn Park ice skating, zoo, boats, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Billiards, Board games, CD player, Clothes dryer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Pool, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Workout facility , billiards, ping pong, air hockey, archade, golf putter, tennis, croquet, sauna, pool, theatre, library books and dvd's, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, horseshoes, metal detector, moonlight swimming with fantasy lighting
Air conditioning, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, All activities at your own risk release., Certain activities require a guide., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Robert M. Bryant
social Japanese, English
tropical fish, lily pond frogs
Bob is an aficionado of waterways and a natural beauty advocate who loves horses, playing cards and woodworking. His career took him to countries worldwide including a 5-year stint in Japan where he learned to appreciate oriental food and customs.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Requests welcome
Early Morning Specials.
Tell us your early morning plans for la bel Worstell activities, West Point golf tee time, Bear Mountain bicycling/ice skating/cross country skiing, fishing or other local attractions. We will either talk you into taking it easy over a yummy breakfast followed by a sauna and languishing in the heated pool, prep your preference of a quick and tasty continental breakfast to eat before you leave, or make you a take-out goody basket.