Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast

25 Orrs Mills Road , Salisbury Mills, NY 12577 USA (Show map)

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The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast is a multi-award winning member of the prestigious Select Registry and Diamond Collection groups of Inns. We are located in the heart of the Hudson Valley's Orange County – close to the USMA at West Point, the Storm King Arts Center, Brotherhood Winery (and many of the Shawangunk Wine Trail Wineries), and the Woodbury Premium Outlet Mall. Some of the Hudson Valley's most beautiful hiking/biking trails are within walking or easy driving distance. After returning from a full day of fun, guests can lounge in front of wood fire in the Parlor Room with a hot beverage, or sit on the front porch with a glass of wine while the Moodna Creek wanders its way toward the Hudson River across the street from the Inn. Built in 1802, this historic home is full of many original features original wood plank flooring, high ceilings and crown molding, a lovely wrap around porch, antiques and original paintings. Each guest room includes its own private full bath (in some instances a Jacuzzi tub for 2), King/Queen sized beds with luxurious bedding, wall-mounted large "Smart" TVs with DirecTV, Netflix/Hulu+/Internet access, individual room temperature controls, an iPad filled with information about local attractions and popular newspapers/magazines, and much more.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Another Perfect Weekend at the Caldwell House

5 on January 25, 2016

My fiance and I had our engagement party here this weekend, and everything was lovely! We were supposed to come up on Saturday, but due to the blizzard hitting NYC we came up Friday night. The owners John and Dena were so accommodating, making it easy for us to enjoy an extra night. Even though the party had less people than expected because of the weather, our group still had a blast and everything was perfect. We stayed in the Connemara House--where the party was held in the ballroom-- and everything from the fireplace to the jacuzzi tub made for an extra-relaxing weekend. Can't wait to escape the city again soon!

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy that your Engagement Party turned out so well - despite Mother Nature's ill timed blizzard!!! Your group was so much fun to host and we hope to see you here often in the future to celebrate all of life's memorable events. All the best,


A wonderful experience to stay with the Finnerans. It is like being in a family.

5 on January 03, 2016

Kay Hughes, Oklahoma City

Innkeeper Response
Than you Kay! We really enjoy your visits with us and can't wait to see you back here again soon. Until then, take good care of yourself!


Went for Babymoon, treated like family

4.8 on December 30, 2015

If you were looking from the outside in you would have thought that the Host John and Dena were just taking in their family over the holiday weekend. We felt so welcomed. This B&B is really special. We stayed in the room called Storm King located in the Cottage. This was our babymoon (last trip together alone before baby is born) The room was beautiful, large and very clean. Loved the layout. Loved the modern amenities. Being pregnant, we knew we wanted to stay somewhere charming, but quiet. We relaxed, watched movies and slept all three days. Loved the common area in the cottage with the yummy cookies and 24/7 coffee access. Too bad I couldn't have a drop of that tempting glass of caffeine. Breakfast was yummy all three mornings. My hubby can be a bit picky, but he kept finishing his plate. It was nice that Dena was able to make one of the guest a glutton free option. We would eat with 3-4 other couples, but there was always a place mat with our names on them. We would introduce ourselves and the conversation would just run beyond breakfast. No one wanted to stop talking. John and Dena are amazing owners. Con -LOL this depends on your preference but I thought our bed was too soft. So for many not so much a con. Yes it was pricey, we did come the day after Christmas, but we are gonna do it again. It was well worth every penny. It was what we wanted. Just a relaxing vacation. It was exactly what we got. We will definitely be back. Wish they welcomed babies lol

Innkeeper Response
We really enjoyed having you here for your babymoon stay. You are such a fun, interesting, and warm couple. The breakfast conversations each morning were fascinating! We'll have to find a way around the infant rule - we want to see her!!! Here's to hoping that 2016 is the best ever for you!


Best BnB so far

4.6 on December 13, 2015

When we arrived we were simply exhausted from a year of planning for our daughters wedding. We love the old home with its cozy antique feel. Dena made us feel right at home. We even relaxed a little. We chose the little room that I believe was called Butter Yellow. Oversized comfy mattress, spotless wonderful sheets and a neat little bath tucked into the eaves. The house is only one of many on the property. The innkeepers live on site in a little green cottage. Magical is a good word to describe the entire property. There is a stream across the street that the owners are clearing and getting ready for guests. A lot of thought and consideration went into developing this business and it shows. The owners were friendly, but not intrusive. There were several other guests in the inn, but the whole place was quiet and peaceful. Breakfast was hearty and served family style. Stay here if you can.


Beautifully decorated, very relaxing

3.6 on December 09, 2015

We had a wonderfully relaxing stay. I loved the fireplace in my room, and the soft sheets and robe! John and Dema are welcoming, warm, friendly and helpful. The rooms are decorated beautifully and the grounds are so pleasant and offer many spaces to read and relax. Five Stars!


Clean, comfortable, and romantic!

4.6 on December 01, 2015

We were looking for a weekend getaway in the Hudson Valley so we could outlet shop and tour local wineries. I came across the Caldwell House online and loved the look of the updated decor and the location was perfect. Dena, one of the owners, was very accommodating with a last minute reservation on a holiday weekend and early check in. She even gave us coupons before we hit Woodbury Commons. The room could not have been any cleaner and was so comfortable, tastefully decorated and private. It is obvious that the owners take great pride in their home. My boyfriend and I are still dreaming of the double-sided fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. We did not want to leave and will certainly be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for all the kind comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you here again soon! Until then, all the best,


Great break from a busy life

5 on November 30, 2015

Caldwell House is wonderfully maintained property situated in the heart of Hudson Valley NY. The staff and owners provide a low key but high service experience. It is great for getaway or business traveler.

Innkeeper Response
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such kind word about our Inn. Please come see us again soon!


Romantic Engagement Weekend Getaway!

5 on November 23, 2015

My fiancee and I stayed at Caldwell House the night we got engaged, and I can't imagine a more perfect place for a romantic night away from NYC. Every detail was perfect. We stayed in the Storm King room, in the separate Carriage House behind the main house. The room has a gas fireplace, a gorgeous wooden beam on the ceiling, and a comfortable bed with the most amazing sheets. The bathroom has a shower and a fantastic jacuzzi tub. Dena was an all-around awesome hostess. When we arrived she excitedly hugged us, happy about the proposal, and showed us the room. She asked if we wanted advice on where to get dinner and even called to make a reservation for us! In the morning, she cooked a special breakfast to accommodate my fiancee's food allergies. The food was delicious. Caldwell House was such a great place to stay-- we'll be coming back for an anniversary someday!!


Beautiful location, comfortable room, excellent service

4.6 on November 18, 2015

My fiance and I only stayed one night at the Caldwell House, but I wish we could have stayed longer! The room was well appointed with all the necessities, plus some nice extras. Innkeeper was friendly and informative. And location was central to everything we wanted to do while in the area. We would definitely make a return visit!

Innkeeper Response
The nicest words for us to hear are "We would definitely make a return visit!" Please do, we would love to see you again!


Getaway

4.0 on November 14, 2015

We stayed in the Moodna Room. It was very cozy with a view. John, Dena and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Truly an excellent way to get away and unwind..

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We sure hope you will stop by again if you are in the area!


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Rooms & Rates

HARMONY HILL

The ideal accommodations for an unforgettable honeymoon, the Harmony Hill Room offers complete privacy from all other rooms and is furnished with a stately cherry wood king-sized bed, raised cathedral-style ceiling with soothing ceiling fan, a desk for working and a separate couch, a large natural gas-fired fireplace that can be viewed from the bed or snuggled up to on the floor. This suite contains a private bath with a state of the art two person Jacuzzi bathtub with a two sided fireplace and TV. The room also has its own porch/balcony accessible to room guests only that overlooks the grounds. In the morning enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee or tea as the sunrises and end the day with a glass of wine watching the sky turn beautiful colors as the sun sets.

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

BUTTER HILL

Inspired by Dutch colonists’ original name for Storm King Mountain, the Butter Hill Room evokes the region’s history with beautiful 19th century details. This charming room offers a lovely queen-size sleigh bed, two Queen Anne chairs, antique English armoire, Empire-style bureau, historic engravings hanging on the walls painted with colors that remind you of the buttercups that line the local fields, and a roomy private en-suite bathroom with a shower.

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

MOODNA

Named for the historic Moodna Creek, which adjoins our property and meanders its way throughout Orange County before finally finding its way into the Hudson River, this sun-filled room with its soft green walls offers you a cozy and romantic atmosphere. The Moodna Room was recently refurnished and a new white wrought iron queen-sized bed, an antique armoire and dresser, and a loveseat were added. There is also a cute, elevated electric fireplace that provides warmth and ambiance. The private en-suite bathroom has a shower.

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

CATHERINE CALDWELL

Catherine Caldwell was the oldest Caldwell daughter and reigned as the matriarch of the house for nearly a half century. Named in her honor, this large, impressive room features soothing lavender-colored walls. The room is tastefully furnished with an antique queen-size poster bed and Empire-style bureau, elegant easy chairs, mirrored armoire, and mahogany-framed electric fireplace.

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

TRESTLE

The Trestle Room is furnished with a lovely queen-size maple bed, lush bedding, a stately antique maple bureau and a lovely elevated electric fireplace. The room’s private en-suite bath comes with a shower. Charming, comfortable, and evoking days gone by, this room is perfect for celebrating special occasions or simply enjoying some time away

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

ANTRIM

Once the Owner’s Quarters, the Antrim Room is the only first-floor guestroom in the Main House. Tucked away in the back corner, the Antrim Room offers tranquility and quiet that allows you to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind. A beautiful gas fireplace provides an added level of romance not found in any hotel room. If the lovely aroma of Dena’s breakfast hasn’t woken you, the sweet sound of nearby birds singing in the morning just might.

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

Carriage House - FREEDOM ROAD

The Freedom Trail Room (named after the nearby famous "Freedom Road") is one of the two rooms on the ground floor level and comes with its own private entrance from the outside. Each Carriage House room has its own individual HVAC settings, a ceiling fan, lovely hard wood floors, and stately, yet comfortable, furnishings. Among its amenities include a beautiful queen-sized sleigh bed, a fireplace, large flat-screened "smart TV" (complete with Netflix, Hulu+, and other internet accessible applications), an iPad for your use and an iHome clock/radio/charger. Freedom Trail's bathroom comes complete with a Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower. Gilchrist and Soames soaps, shampoo, and conditioner are available for your use as are our comfy Caldwell House bathrobes.

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

Carriage House - TROPHY POINT

The Trophy Point Room (named after the famous Trophy Point site on the grounds of the USMA at West Point) is located on the front half of the second floor. Lots of sunshine will greet our guests from the windows overlooking the property facing the main B&B House. Each Carriage House room has its own individual HVAC settings, a ceiling fan, lovely hard wood floors, and stately, yet comfortable, furnishings. Among its amenities include a handsome King-sized bed, luxurious bedding and sheets, a fireplace, large flat-screened "smart TV" (complete with Netflix, Hulu+, and other internet accessible applications), an iPad for your use and an iHome clock/radio/charger. You will find lots of sitting/reading space and room to cozy up to the fire. Trophy Point's bathroom comes complete with a huge, multiple headed shower. Gilchrist and Soames soaps, shampoo, and conditioner are available for your use as are our comfy Caldwell House bathrobes.

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

Carriage House - THE VINEYARD

The Vineyard Room (named after local wineries such as Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery, and others on the Shawangunk Wine Trail) is located in the secluded back half of the second floor providing our guests with a “peaceful, easy feeling.” Each Carriage House room has its own individual HVAC settings, a ceiling fan, lovely hard wood floors, and stately, yet comfortable, furnishings. Among its amenities include a lovely King-sized bed, luxurious bedding and sheets, a fireplace, large flat-screened "smart TV" (complete with Netflix, Hulu+, and other internet accessible applications), an iPad for your use and an iHome clock/radio/charger. You will find lots of sitting/reading space and room to cozy up to the fire. Vineyard's bathroom comes complete with a huge, multiple headed shower. Gilchrist and Soames soaps, shampoo, and conditioner are available for your use as our comfortable Caldwell House bathrobes.

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

Carriage House - STORM KING

The Storm King Room (named after the nearby Storm King Art Center) is located on the ground floor level. We were able to keep much of the original wood and stonework in place, giving the room a feel of a bygone era. Among its amenities include a stately queen-sized, a fireplace, large flat-screened "smart TV" (complete with Netflix, Hulu+, and other internet accessible applications), an iPad for your use and an iHome clock/radio/charger. You will find lots of sitting/reading space and room to cozy up to the fire. Storm King's bathroom comes complete with a Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower. Gilchrist and Soames soaps, shampoo, and conditioner are available for your use as are our comfy Caldwell House bathrobes.

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

Connemara House -- FIELDS OF ATHENRY

The Athenry Room, just like all the rooms in the Connemara House, has a private entrance and a porch outside your door along with lovely sitting area.Quite large, the Athenry Room is painted a soft peach color that accents the lovely afternoon sun. Take in the beautiful sunsets on the comfortable window seat. Light a fire, sip a great glass of wine, or let the large Jacuzzi tub help release all the day’s stresses. There is also a large rain shower for your comfort and convenience. An in-room refrigerator and Keurig let you enjoy your favorite snacks and Coffees/Teas/Soft Drinks without ever leaving the room.The room comes equipped with a King sized cherry wood sleigh bed, gas fireplace, large “Smart” HDTV with DirecTV, Netflix, Hulu+, and many other streaming services. Forgot your iPad? Don’t worry, we provide one for you in each room complete with a Concierge App that provides lots of great info about local attractions and restaurants

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

Connemara House -- ROCK OF CASHEL

Painted a soothing Winter Solstice Grey befitting its royal name, the Cashel Room has its own private entrance and patio space where you can relax in your very own Adirondack Chair thrones! A regal King sized wrought iron bed ensures you will sleep in peaceful bliss. A lovely gas fireplace, large “Smart” HDTV with DirecTV, Netflix, Hulu+, and many other streaming services, makes getting out of bed that much tougher.A classic claw footed soaker tub will entice you out of bed and call for you to soak in a warm bubble bath, washing away all of life’s worries.

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

Connemara House -- GALWAY BAY

Anyone who has ever seen the “sun go down on Galway Bay” will Concierge Appreciate the charm of this elegantly decorated soothing blue toned room. Your front door opens to a personal ground floor patio area where you can relax on Adirondack rocking chairs while sipping wine or coffee/tea from your in-room Keurig. Enjoy watching the sun go down on the Caldwell grounds while munching on the goodies you kept in the room’s refrigerator.Keeping with the Bay theme, let the warm, bubbly waters of the oversized old-fashioned claw foot soaking tub wash away all your cares. There is also a large separate rain shower should you be in a hurry.The Galway Bay Room comes equipped with a stately King sized wrought iron bed, gas fireplace, large “Smart” HDTV with DirecTV, Netflix, Hulu+, lots of other streaming services and an iPad that includes a Concierge App that provides lots of great info about local attractions and restaurants like Vinum Café on the grounds of Brotherhood Winery.

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

Connemara House -- CLIFFS OF MOHER

Like all the rooms in the Connemara House, the Cliffs of Moher Room comes furnished with a King sized wrought iron bed, gas fireplace, large “Smart” HDTV with DirecTV, Netflix, Hulu+, lots of other streaming services. There is also an iPad that has a Concierge App that provides lots of great info about local attractions and restaurants like Bella Luna – a great Italian restaurant just 4 miles down the road.

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

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Location

Location Type

Stewart Airport, USMA at West Point, Bear Mountain, Brotherhood Winery, Woodbury Common Outlets, Shawangunk Wine Trail, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, USMA at West Point, Storm King Art Center, Culinary Institute of America, Hiking Trails, Fishing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Kitchenette, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Spa, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Caldwell House Recipes Cookbook, Caldwell House Coffee Mugs, iPad/iHome in each room, Gilchrist and Soames soaps, shampoo, and condition, Luxurious bedding and linens, Netflix, Hulu+, cable

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Movie library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Health Spa / Massage, Wine Tasting, Skydiving, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some holidays. September and October weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: To guarantee a reservation, we must receive a deposit equal to one night's charge.
  • Cancellations: We will refund your deposit, less $50 service fee, only if you cancel no later than 10 days before your expected arrival date. After that you reservation costs are not refundable. We need to be informed if you will arrive later than 6PM.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dena Finneran, Innkeeper; Meagan Finneran, Asst Inkeeper

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Deals


Special Package

Ongoing Discount

Beat the post holiday blues with a 3 for 2 special. Stay any 2 days and get the third night for FREE! (Subject to room availability) Enjoy a glass of wine while relaxing in a jacuzzi tub for 2 with a crackling fire and music playing in the background (Not available on Holiday Weekends)

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