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8 Hillcrest rd. , Ft. Montgomery, NY 10922 USA (Show map)
4.8
31 Reviews
$125 - $379
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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.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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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!


An Outstanding Bed and Breakfast!

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.


Incredible Stay at La Bel Worstell B&B

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.


As amazing as it looks, but more magical in reality!

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


Our Second Extraordinary Visit

5 on February 11, 2014

Overlooking the Hudson River, the views are priceless! As shown in the photos on the website, this home is spectacular. Innkeeper Robert's commendable hospitality and breakfasts are incomparable. We already have our next visit planned and booked.


Old World Charm at West Point, NY

4.8 on December 19, 2013

We were visiting the Hudson River Valley while on our way a 50th wedding anniversary of friends who live in the area. We decided to visit The US Military Academy at West Point, the FDR Museum and homestead, and the Culinary Institure of America...all within an hour or so of each other. Our first stop was overnight in Ft. Montgomery, NY within a few minutes of West Point. We stayed at la bel Worstell Bed & Breakfast, a magnificent facility hosted by Mr. Robert M. Bryant, the innkeeper. Each room had a theme based on the places that Mr. Bryant had visited in the past. The inn itself has just about any amenity that one could ask for including a movie room, workout area, and even an "infinity" bathtub. Our host was pleasant and congenial making sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Our breakfast the next morning was superb and Mr. Bryant was with us throughout. When visiting this area of the Hudson Valley, I would highly recommend la bel Worstell for your stay.


Absolutely a must stay!

5 on November 15, 2013

Just getting around to taking a few minutes from my stay with my girlfriend turned fiance Oct 5th. Needless to say yes, I proposed while there in our suite before taking a soak in the overflow tub. Bob and his wife were simply amazing with every detail that they attended to. The grounds are beautiful to explore and can't wait to go back in the summer when we can enjoy the outdoor pool! Definitely will be gonig back to celebrate after we are married!


A wonderful experience

4.8 on November 01, 2013

Our stay was thoroughly enjoyable. The view was spectacular, the room was nicely decorated and very comfortable. We loved the infinity tub, walking the grounds and all the amenities this beautiful home had to offer.


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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 @ $299, 3 nites @ $225. See room reservation policy.

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

Nightly Rate: $339 - $379

Nightly Rate: $339 - $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 $279. 2 nites @ $250. 3 nites @ $225. See room reservation policy.

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $279

Nightly Rate: $239 - $279

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 @ $200. 3 nites @ $166. See room reservation policy.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $229

Nightly Rate: $185 - $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 $229. 2 nites @ $200. 3 nites @ $166. See room reservation policy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $185 - $229

Nightly Rate: $185 - $229

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 $229. 2 nites @ $200. 3 nites @ $166. See room reservation policy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $229

Nightly Rate: $185 - $229

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Village, 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

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, 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, Swimming pool, 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 10% 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 $125 - $379
  • Reviews (31) 4.8
  • Rooms 5
  • Accepts Gift Cards
  • Phone 1-8456422765 1-8456422765
8 Hillcrest rd. , Ft. Montgomery, NY 10922 USA (Show map)

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