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VanWinkle Inn

274 County Route 405 , Greenville, NY 12083 USA (Show map)

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Elegant historical Georgian Colonial built in the Catskills in 1830 along with a general store front which served as the only supply store in the area. Completely restored painstakingly to it's original splendor, as was the cottage located on the back portion of the property--you will feel as though you stepped back in time. Located in between Albany and Windham, your options of what to do with your time is endless. Then come back and curl up next to our fireplace or relax on the front porch facing the mountains!!

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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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Thanks for stay!

4.0 on April 16, 2015

Great place if you wish to stay in the area/hilltowns and avoid staying in generic hotels in Albany. Very pleased and will return!


Wonderful Inn

3.6 on April 08, 2015

Wonderful Inn located in a beautiful sleepy town. Quiet and courteous guest. Unfortunately we were unable to enjoy breakfast but a wonderful stay all together.


Really nice place, no hot breakfast

3.2 on March 01, 2015

Wonderful place and lovely hosts, only issue was there was no hot breakfast, just cereal, hard boiled eggs, muffins etc.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy you thought the Inn to be a wonderful place. Regarding breakfast, the winter months are our very slowest time of the year. As such, we lowered our rates significantly clearly pointing out to our prospective guests, on our web site and in our reservation confirmation letter, that continental breakfast would be offered during this season. Hot gourmet breakfast service will begin again in mid May. If you should come again during the winter season, we will be happy to adjust the rate accordingly and provide you with one of my gourmet breakfasts. Just let us know ahead of time.


Convenient and charming

3.4 on October 27, 2014

Our hosts were lovely, breakfasts were hearty and delicious, and the inn itself and its rooms were charming and rustic. It was convenient to the nature walks, shopping, and sightseeing we wanted to do. Accommodations are not deluxe, but they did the trick.

Innkeeper Response
So happy you stayed with us and enjoyed the Inn and the surrounding area! Hope to see you in the future!


Delightful inn near the Catskills

4.6 on October 07, 2014

The Turner Suite is really delightful!

Innkeeper Response
Turner is truly one of our favorites! When we established the Inn back in 4/2011 we made sure to focus on the best mattresses we could find along with having heavy thread counts on our linens. A great night sleep followed by a nice breakfast is, after all, what a bed and breakfast is all about. Thanks for your kind words and for staying with us! Hope to see you in the future!


Great start to a fall getaway weekend

5 on September 30, 2014

We decided to celebrate my retirement with a long weekend in upstate New York. The VanWinkle Inn started the weekend off perfectly. Holly and Bert are great innkeepers, down to the last detail. We arrived after hours and found instructions and information that made us feel right at home. The inn is so comfortable, with period furniture that sets off this historic house and an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming. Holly's breakfast - oh, my goodness, so delicious! Everything was perfect including the location - in the Catskills, around the corner from Vince Anna's, one of the best restaurants we have ever experienced. A perfect experience!

Innkeeper Response
Such kind words. We can not thank you enough for choosing our little corner of the world to celebrate your special occasion! We truly do strive to ensure all our guests have a wonderful time when visiting our home....and want you to feel at home. We hope that you will visit again in the near future :) Oh yes! VinceNnes's....a must when visiting.


Lovely Home

3.8 on August 21, 2014

Lovely home and wonderful couple who owns it. I would stay again.

Innkeeper Response
We certainly hope that you do stay with us again! We so value our "frequent flyers"!


Great getaway spot

4.4 on May 21, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights in May 2014 for a writing retreat. Pretty location, lovely rooms, outstanding service and breakfasts. I'll be back!

Innkeeper Response
What a pleasure it was to have you stay in the Inn while you concentrated on your writing! The ambiance was enhanced by your presence! Thanks so much and hope to see you in the future!


Charming

5 on February 27, 2014

The inn was positively charming. The owners went above and beyond our needs. We frequently stay at B&Bs but this far exceeded any we have been at.

Innkeeper Response
While we always strive for perfection we also feel we can do better and learn from every guest experience. Reviews mean so much to us. Words such as yours, from an experienced b & b traveler, mean so much to us. Thank you for the


Great place!

5 on February 15, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Van Winkle Inn. The innkeepers were so much fun and really took great care of us. Food was great. Great location. We would definitely stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for staying with us! It is just great when we have guests that have such kind words to share. It reminds us why it is that we decided to open our Inn.


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Rooms & Rates

The Peggy Madeline Room

Our most regal room, it was designed by Holly....it has a queen size 4 poster bed. There is a flat screen TV in the room with alarm clock as well. The front porch is 3 feet away from your door as is the stunning fireplace in the living room...there is an in-room bathroom and this room is perfect for those who are stair challenged..as are Peggy and Madeline, Bert's wild aunts!

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

The Turner Suite

We consider this our most romantic room and therefore refer to it as our Bridal suite! Enjoy our comfy Queen bed with the highest quality bedding available..with views looking out over South Westerlo and the mountains....canoodle by the fireplace in your private sitting area...yes, there is TV and all the rooms have free WiFi. Need to bring Fido with you (cause we really understand that...)--feel free!! Just let us know ahead of time!

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Jack and Nellie's Room

This is such a gem of a room....we nicknamed it the Gold room during renovation since we all loved the beautiful vintage gold wallpaper I put up....the room is now named after my great-grandparents...the look reminded me of their taste in decor. This is a full sized antique claw foot bed with an in room wash stand, flat screen TV and closet....the shared bathroom is right next door.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Helen and Percy's Suite

This room has two names also...the other is the Tranquility room....the soft blue/green makes you take in a deep breath and totally relax..Another vintage queen size bed awaits you with top of the line linens...there is a sitting area with a loveseat in the room and a flat screen TV. The shared bathroom is right next door and occasionally must be shared with Jack and Nellie's room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Lillian Suite

This King sized suite was created out of the original summer kitchen, which was the first building erected. The building has all it's original beams and square nails still exposed but we did add some insulation and warm floors. This beautiful suite has it's own covered porch and is feet away from the outdoor hot tub....Having 2 different entrances, it is also handicapped accessible. By fall, there will be a fireplace as well in the room!

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

$199 - $199

Gabe's Room

Gabe's room is special to us for a number of reasons. It is part of a renovation of the original structure made in about 1860. A narrow private staircase leads up to this wonderful room. The shower is contained within the room, and the private bathroom is just off the room itself. Unique touches abound in the room, including a fireplace mantle that serves as headboard for the queen-size bed, a spacious double closet & wide plank floors. The room opens via a hallway door & can adjoin to the Helen & Percy Suite to serve as a family suite (additional pricing applies)

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

$169 - $169

Beth's Cottage

Beautifully restored circa 1920's cottage. Includes a large master bedroom with cathedral ceiling. Full cedar closet 7 opens to a large front porch. Also a full size bedroom,full kitchen, laundry & living/eating area. Breakfast/housekeeping NOT included, available at additional cost.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $210 - $290

Nightly Rate: $210 - $290

Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Take 23 East down to the bottom of the mountain...at 1st stoplight, turn left onto 32 North...follow 32 North approx. 9 miles into the town of Greenville..continue through only traffic light in center of town and cont. North....pass grocery plaza on left and at next blinking light, which is CR 405, turn left. Go up and over hill approx. 1/2 mile, Inn will be on right...sign in place.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Water park, Fishing, Horseback riding, Golf, Drive-In Movie Theater 3 minutes away, Caverns--Spelunking!, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Secretarial services, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Pool on Farm, Alpaca Farm, Bonfire Pit, Antique Store, Non-denominational Church next door, Yoga 2 doors down

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Water slide park, Alpaca Farm, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Flexible on this.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Proof rabies vaccine-No unattended pets-$20 per nite fee
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Required during peak seasons and peak weekends (2 day min)
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: see web site for details
  • Cancellations: Room Cancellation Policy If you cancel your reservation and provide a minimum of 14 days notice, we will refund your deposit less a cancellation fee of $10. If you must cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival, your deposit is not refundable unless we are able to re-book your room. Please understand that when guests cancel their reservations unexpectedly, unlike a large hotel we can never double book the 6 rooms we have. Cancellations have a great impact because when your reservation is confirmed, we must turn away all other requests for that room. If we are fortunate enough to rebook the room we will refund your deposit less the $10 cancellation fee. Group Cancellation Policy Group reservations of 4 or more rooms (even when paid for individually when part of a single event) are refundable in full if cancelled within 6 months of the reservation date. If cancelled within 3 months (90 days) of the reservation 50% of the deposit will be refundable. After 90 days refunds can not be made for group reservations. ** 8% NYS Sales Tax not included in rates ** All rates based on double occupancy 6% gratuity per room for groups of 4+ rooms and/or cottage

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Holly Tobin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Having been a nurse for the last 26 years, my life has been dedicated to taking care of others..only now it's alot more fun making another person's vacation or get-away perfect and special!!

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Holly Courtyard (outside), Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Vegan


Details

274 County Route 405 , Greenville, NY 12083 USA (Show map)

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