The English Garden Bed & Breakfast is nestled in the heart of the Historic Stockade District of Schenectady, New York. It was built in the 1760s for wealthy fur traders. The dwelling was originally built Federal in style & Victorian architecture was added during the 1800s. The B&B is conveniently located near many desirable destinations of both business and pleasure. Many forms of public transportation are within a few blocks of the B&B to include bus and train service as well as a short drive to The Albany Airport. Parents and alumnus find that the eight blocks separating the B&B and nationally know Union College makes it an ideal place to stay during campus visits, sporting events, family weekends and graduations. Proctors Theatre yearly boasts a highly acclaimed play bill and by adding a stay at the English Garden one can complete an entertaining and relaxing get away. Steps from the front doors are the banks of the Mohawk River, its breathtaking views, and appealing Towpath Byway. In less than a mile radius of the B&B, guests can trace the history of the Stockade at the Schenectady Historical Society, enjoy a Broadway Show at Proctors Theater, explore the Schenectady Museum, or visit The Nott Memorial at Union College. Within an hour drive one can visit the Historic Saratoga Raceway, or visit the Adirondack Region.
Federal suite with private balcony and bath, was the family ballroom in the 1700s.
First floor bedroom, shared bathroom.
Second floor bedroom w/private balcony and shared bathroom.
Two rooms seperated by full bathroom. Ideal for family and close friends.
4.8 on July 25, 2013
I found The English Garden through their website. I traveled by train and was glad to learn that it was within walking distance from the train station. The house was lovely, my room was wonderful and the breakfast delicious and plentiful. Virginia was an excellent hostess who treated you as a guest In her home instead of a stranger. This was my first stay at a B & B but will not be my last, although I will compare all of them to The English Garden. I hope to make this an annual stay and would recommend it to anyone.
5 on August 08, 2012
We spent a week here while attending a Tellington TTouch workshop nearby. We had a wonderful time! The house is lovely, our room was very nice and Virginia is a fantastic host. She was understanding of our desire to adjust breakfast time, even seeing the need and offering before we asked. The food was great, and portions substantial. We loved walking around the Stockade and along the river with our dog who also gives The English Garden B&B two paws up!
5 on October 04, 2011
This was our second stay with Virginia - and this time we brought the dog! The house is historic and is furnished with lots of antiques, but also has the modern conveniences we all want. She makes the best breakfasts ever, and is very accommodating of food allergies. If you will be in this area, by all means stay here! You won't be disappointed!!
4.0 on October 03, 2011
Rooms are lovely, gracious hostess Virginia, made our stay comfortable and answered our many requests. Would recommend this BnB to all!! Good eats too!
4.8 on October 03, 2011
The innkeeper was a wonderful hostess. She made us feel like part of her family. Her grandchildren were a delight.
4.6 on October 29, 2010
The innkeeper was very, very accommodating. We stayed here one night while changing trains from the Lakeshore Limited to the Adirondack lines. Virginia provided transportation from and to the Amtrak station. At breakfast we met several people who had stayed here longer and one gentleman who stays here often while in town for business. A really great B&B.
5 on October 06, 2010
Charming home, great breakfast, warm and friendly hostess. Wonderful stay!
5 on January 20, 2010
Virginia was so accomodating ot our specific dietary needs and made our experience of traveling with dogs delightful and memorable. A gorgeous home in a beautiful, historic town!
5 on October 15, 2009
Wonderful accommodations, great food, charming neighborhood, very helpful staff. Overall a very enjoyable stay.
5 on October 07, 2009
A fantastic place to stay! A great B & B, even for people for think they don't like B & Bs. Virginia the innkeeper has found the perfect balance of so many factors that sometimes trip up B & Bs. The decor is charming and old-fashioned, without being fussy and claustrophobic. Virginia provides just the right amount of friendly welcome and helpful suggestions for restaurants and excursions. And she makes you feel so comfortable that it truly is like staying at a friend's house. And the breakfasts! Virginia is a splendid chef, cooking up some of the best quiches and other egg dishes you've ever had, serving them with fresh fruits and great baked goods. If you're going to the Capitol District, don't even think of staying anywhere else!
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 10 miles
North on Albany Shaker Road, turn left onto Troy Schenectady Rd/NY-7, continue to follow NY-7W. Bear right onto Union Street, continue on Union Street (3.3 miles) The English Garden will be on your right before the first stop light.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Schenectady Museum&Suits-Bueche Planetarium, Union College, The Nott Memorial, Schenectady Civic Playhouse, Light Opera Company, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Proctors (Mainstage, 440 Upstairs, GE Theater), Historical Stockade District, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Copier, Telephone, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Broadway Shows, Erie Canel Bike Trail, Historic Society Research, Historical Walking Tours, Ghost Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian