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8 Hillcrest rd. , Ft. Montgomery, NY 10922 USA (Show map)
4.8
38 Reviews
$167 - $379
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About

A jewel on the Hudson River, 2.5 miles from West Point and 1 mile to Bear Mountain, 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.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Wonderful stay at La Bel Worstell!

4.8 on April 12, 2015

My wife and I stayed at La Bel Worstell for an overnight in April; we stayed at their most deluxe room, The Prince Room, it was exceedingly large and elegant, with TV flat screens coming up out of wooden credenzas, giant king post bed, elegant sculptures and paintings throughout, and beautiful views of the Hudson River, on beautiful grounds. The B&B included many extra niceties and amenities, including workout room, home movie theatre, and much more. Robert is the owner and host, and did a remarkable job in greeting us and making us feel welcome. He also personally prepared a most scrumptious breakfast for us in the morning, it was absolutely delicious. A most memorable stay!


One of the highlights of our trip back East

4.8 on March 19, 2015

My wife and I have traveled extensively over the years and have been blessed to stay in many types of accommodations but since staying at the La Bel Worstell Bed & Breakfast it is now at the top of our list. The combination of your beautiful home, the setting along the Hudson River plus the warmth and friendliness of you, your wife Karen and daughter Linda left us with memories we will always cherish. We appreciated the extensive tour of your home upon arrival. The quietness in your home made for a very relaxing atmosphere. There was no noise in the halls from people that you experience even when staying in the finer hotels. As you know, prior to our arrival, we had an outstanding lunch at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and you remarked that you knew what you were up against in preparing a breakfast for us the next morning. Well Bob, when we came down for breakfast we couldn't believe the feast you had set before us. You must have taken some cooking and food presentation courses at the CIA. First of all thank you for remembering our dietary preference that I had mentioned to you when I made the reservation. The coffee, yogurt with 5 toppings, fresh fruit, dry cereal, scrambled eggs/cheese, wonderful potatoes (my wife and I love potatoes), chicken sausage etc. We have told several people already in Fort Wayne that they need to visit your outstanding B&B in one of the great tourist areas of the country - the Hudson Valley - about an hour north of New York City. The La Bel Worstell B&B is sure located well with the proximity to New York City, West Point, the large Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall, the Catskill Mountains, Culinary Institute of America, Franklin Delanor Roosevelt Historic Home site etc. Thanks again Bob, Karen and Linda for taking care of us like Kings! We hope we can return someday but until then we will encourage others that they need to visit and stay at one of the best Bed and Breakfast's in the country. Bruce and Anne


Castle on the Hudson

5 on February 15, 2015

My fiancé and I were fortunate enough to find such a romantic getaway on a last minutes notice for Valentines Day!!!! Robert and Karen, the gracious innkeepers could not have been more accommodating and friendly! There is something truly magical about La Bel Worstell that makes it different from any other B&B we have ever stayed…The views,the rooms,the recreation area and home theater are all so unique! Our overnight stay was too short and we were so sad to leave, but we have already planned our return visit for my upcoming Birthday with our close friends this summer and cannot wait to return!! Thank You La Bel for making Valentines Day very memorable for us!!!!


La bel Worstell: DIAMOND OF THE VALLEY!

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.


Amazed!

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


Beautiful and Accomodating

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.


LUXURY AND PERFECTION!!

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!!!


Beautiful But Disapointing

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.


Highly recommended

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!


Incredible find

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!


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Rooms & Rates

The Prince Suite

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 @ $599, 3 nites @ $799. See room reservation policy.

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

Nightly Rate: $379 - $379

Nightly Rate: $379 - $379

Kawkawlin Suite

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 $259. 2 nites @ $459. 3 nites @ $649. See room reservation policy.

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

Nightly Rate: $259 - $259

Nightly Rate: $259 - $259

SoHo Suite

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 @ $399. 3 nites @ $539 See room reservation policy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $229 - $229

Nightly Rate: $229 - $229

Serengeti Suite

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 $205. 2 nites @ $370. 3 nites @ $525. See room reservation policy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

o'Sashiburi Suite

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 $190. 2 nites @ $340. 3 nites @ $479. See room reservation policy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $190

Nightly Rate: $190 - $190

Aberdeen Studio

Kitchenette studio with Scottish decor, king bed, vaulted ceiling, white marble shower, cooking facilities with refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, sink, TV, etc. 1 night $175 2 nights $310 3 nights $425

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

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Location

Location Type

Directly overlooking Hudson River, Countryside, Mountains, Waterview, Wine country

Airport

Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 18 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Mansion

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Billiards, Board games, CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, 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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Strictly-designated places and marked receptacles.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: GIFT CARDS MAY NOT BE USED DURING BLACK-OUTS OR IN COMBO WITH SPECIAL OFFERS.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposits by arrangement with the Innkeeper per reservation.
  • Cancellations: No refunds if less than one month in advance. Full refund less 20% handling charge if at least one month in advance. Does not apply to specials or West Point event deposits which are by arrangement with the Innkeeper per reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Robert M. Bryant

Languages spoken

social Japanese, English

Resident Pets

tropical fish, lily pond frogs

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: veranda, poolside in season, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Requests welcome


Signature Dish

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.


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Details

  • Nightly Rate $167 - $379
  • Reviews (38) 4.8
  • Rooms 5
  • Accepts Gift Cards
  • Phone 1-845-642-2765 1-845-642-2765
8 Hillcrest rd. , Ft. Montgomery, NY 10922 USA (Show map)

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