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The English Garden Bed and Breakfast

205 Union Street , Schenectady, NY 12305 USA (Show map)
4.8
32 Reviews
$110 - $175
per night

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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

Federal

Federal suite with private balcony and bath, was the family ballroom in the 1700s.

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

Ellice

First floor bedroom, shared bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Martha

It has been said that Martha Washington slept in this room.

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

Dutch

Second floor bedroom w/private balcony and shared bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

M&G

Two rooms seperated by full bathroom. Ideal for family and close friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

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Wonderful Historic Home

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.


A Great Place

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!


A Truly Enjoyable Stay

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!!


English Garden B&B Schenectady

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!


Wonderful hostess!

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.


A terrific place to stay!

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.


Fabulous B&B!

5 on October 06, 2010

Charming home, great breakfast, warm and friendly hostess. Wonderful stay!


Warm & Historic Getaway

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!


A pleasant interlude

5 on October 15, 2009

Wonderful accommodations, great food, charming neighborhood, very helpful staff. Overall a very enjoyable stay.


A Fantastic Place to 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!


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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 10 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00PM-6:00PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30-11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes please advise when making reservation
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited please advise when making reservation

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min on wkends in Jun, Jul, Aug, holidays, Union college wkends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Please contact us directly for deposit policies.
  • Cancellations: 1) Within two weeks of guest(s) of arrival date, (one week is considered seven consecutive days). The rooms(s) are re-booked for the same dates, full payment refunded, less service charge for processing. Less than two weeks partial credit will be received for a later booking (two or more nights need to be re-booked for partial credit to be received at a later date). Local college bookings for parents weekends, graduations and reunion weekends require full payment in advance, with no refunds if cancelled - please contact us directly for deposit policies. If multiple nights are booked at a multiple room discount and cancellation or early check out is requested the rate will be charged back to the original Bed and Breakfast room rate before a discount. Reservations may be paid with, cash, money order, traveler's check, business checks or major credit card. There are no more than two guests allowed per room unless prior arrangements are made, please advise when making reservation if additional bed set-ups are required. The Bed and Breakfast has five rooms. An exception to reserving the suite, weekend stays Friday and Saturday night for one night, one couple, the Bed and Breakfast has the right to re-reserve the suite and have the original guests placed in an equally nice room within the Bed and Breakfast. During the months of July, August and September there is a no cancellation policy; these are well travel months due to the large flow of tourist attractions in the surrounding areas. There is a no cancellation policy for large groups during holiday time, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. There is a no cancellation policy for college graduation, parents and reunion weekends.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Virginia Bohn

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Veranda weather permitting, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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205 Union Street , Schenectady, NY 12305 USA (Show map)

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