Bykenhulle House

21 Bykenhulle Rd , Hopewell Junction, NY 12533-6321 USA (Show map)


The Bykenhulle House is where you want to stay, perfectly located in the Hudson Valley. The B&B is a 15 room, 6 bedroom Greek Revival Manor built in 1841 and located on 6 beautifully manicured acres in Southern Dutchess County. The knot and perennial gardens are adorned with carved shrubbery, quiet places to sit, and a fountain. Each guest room is unique in style and feeling with a private bathroom. The two formal living rooms are adorned with crystal chandeliers and fireplaces. A full breakfast is served in the dining room each morning before you are off exploring any of the many exiting Hudson Valley attractions from Rhinebeck/Hyde Park to Millbrook, Beacon or Cold Spring or Kent, CT. Easy access to and from the Taconic State Parkway.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.2

First Bed and Breakfast stay

2.4 on August 11, 2014

This was my first stay at a B&B, as well as my husband, and what we found strange, was there were no keys to any of the rooms. It locked from the inside when we were in there, but we could not lock it when we left. That was a little unsettling for us, but maybe other B&B's do that too? The house is very beautiful and so are the grounds. There were only two other guests staying there while we were there, so it wasn't a busy time and breakfast was a bit quiet, but overall we had a fine experience and no major complaints.

FDR visit

4.6 on July 29, 2014

Beautiful rooms and grounds. Breakfast very good also, not too fancy.

Biking Trip

5 on July 23, 2014

Gorgeous bed and breakfast. Was the perfect place for our biking trip. Eight couples.We enjoyed our own wine and cheese in the gardens and delicious breakfast both days. Really enjoyed talking to Bill the owner- an interesting person.

Fourth of July stay

4.4 on July 10, 2014

Two very nice nights. The breakfasts are superb. Also the owner and team are not only friendly, but very interesting people. Good spot that is out of the way but very close to the taconic parkway.

Nice Stay

3.6 on July 02, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary weekend celebration. The house and garden are beautiful. The owner is very charming and had lots of stories to tell. He was great company during breakfast.

Wonderful stay!

4.2 on June 11, 2014

The rooms and grounds were beautiful. I was really impressed by the electric piano! Bill was a great host, the breakfast conversation was really interesting. My wife and I had a great time.

My stay

4.4 on June 04, 2014

Everything about the facility is lovely and beautiful. The breakfast was disappointing.

wonderful staycation

4.8 on May 01, 2014

The grounds are incredibly beautiful located in a quiet quaint location making this a must stay so a vacation close to home. The owners are great interesting people with a rich local history. The room was immaculate and very quiet making for a wonderful weekend.

Wonderful hosts, Lovely rooms

4.8 on February 05, 2014

Went with a friend here - she was coming from Boston and I was coming from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. The Hudson Valley was about half way between us. We stayed in the Raspberry Suite - perfect for 2 friends that have not seen each other in a while - nice seating area with coffee table. We decided to have our first night in and asked for some plates, silverware and wine glasses - all were provided easily and left in our room before we got there (wine opener included). Also, in determining where to have dinner on other nights, the B&B has put together a very comprehensive list of restaurants that they happily emailed before our visit. Speaking of food, breakfast was a whole spread - eggs, bacon, pancakes, fresh fruit, orange juice, and coffee. Delicious! The owner is a talker and kept us entertained all through breakfast. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this place to anyone!

Bykenhulle was the perfect weekend getaway

4.0 on January 30, 2014

This was a great location and a great suite. We got a tour of the grounds and a bit of the history of the house from the owner. He was a very pleasant and welcoming host with some great stories to share. We enjoyed our stay and the breakfast was great! Looking forward to our next trip and will definitely recommend this B&B to friends!

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Rooms & Rates

Raspberry Suite

The Raspberry Suite includes a queen size bed, Two-person jacuzzi, internet access, telephone, TV, view over gardens, antiques and a private bathroom.

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

Master Room

The Master bedroom has a queen size poster bed with fireplace, private bathroom, internet access, telephone, TV, antiques, and handicap accessible.

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

Guest Room

The Guest room has a queen size poster bed has a private bathroom, TV, telephone, fireplace, internet, antiques, and is handicap accessible.

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

Almond Suite

A suite with great amenities. A two person jacuzzi with electric fireplace will be sure to set the mood and warm the soul. The open space has a great relaxing atmosphere with private bathroom and seating area you can enjoy you stay most thouroughly.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $215

Blue Room

The blue room was the first guest room in the B&B to be operational. The owners built there business after a traveler had mistaken there home as a B&B. They loved the idea and so the story began. The blue room is a great room to stay in.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $185

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart)

Directions to property:

If traveling North or South on Taconic exit at Fishkill/Carmel exit. Turn right on rte.52, travel approx. 3/4 of a mile turn left at carpenter road. Drive approx. 1 1/4 mile to Bykenhulle Rd, turn right. If coming from I-84 get off at taconic state parkway and follow previous directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3-7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited There are a lot of antiques well behaved children are a must
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card will be needed to hold a reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made within a 48-hour period prior to arrival will be charged for the full amount of the reserved stay unless we are able to rebook the room. If we are able to rebook the room, we will refund the rebooked portion.



William and Florence Beausoleil

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Sunroom, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Apple Pancakes
A puffy sweet apple pancake is a great start to the day. The cinnamon and butter swirl together accompanied with coffee or tea and a nice fruit and granola parfait that is the secret to a great day.


Special Package

Holiday Specials

Stay two nights at our historic B&B and get the third 1/2 off!!

175th Anniversary Special $175/night

For the 175th Anniversary of the Bykenhulle House, book your stay in any room in this Historic home. We will be treating our weekend guests to a special rate of $175 per weekend night. For our guest who books the 175th room before June 23 - the 175th day of the year - we will treat you to dinner for two at Crave Restaurant, in Poughkeepsie directly under the Walkway Under the Hudson.

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