The Grouse House Reviews


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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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Perfect Minimoon in February!

4.8 on June 09, 2018

We stayed 3 nights for a minimoon. The suite was absolutely perfect! Beautiful view, a continental breakfast stocked in our fridge everyday, fresh fruit and amazing breakfast treats, OJ and the best coffee you’ll ever have. The room has a huge jacuzzi tub and shower. There is also a hot tub, which we took advantage of, hot tub with a light snow storm was heavenly. Wine vineyards and breweries just about a 30 minute drive, and great restaurants a mere 5 minutes away. We will be back in October and can’t wait! The owner is so hospitable, really a treasure.

The Best!

5 on November 02, 2017

My husband and I stayed earlier this year and I happened to come down with bronchitis the morning we were checking in. Needless to say it was an amazing place to relax and recover after a long semester away at school. Fresh pastries and orange juice every morning was delicious and the hot tub was awesome. The landscape was beautiful and sharing it with the wildlife was magical. Gilbert really made our stay feel like home and even offered to refund if I was too sick to stay. (Yea, we stayed) Can’t wait to go back!

Private Penthouse Paradise

4.6 on October 25, 2017

We completely enjoyed our 2 night stay in this beautiful mountain penthouse paradise! Everything is clean and well kept with clear concise instructions on how to operate everything! Stay includes a jacuzzi as well as a private outdoor hot tub. The grounds which feature a breathtaking view of Overlook Mountain are often visited by many deer! The breakfast nook has a large window from which you can view the many birds and squirrels that visit the multitudes of feeders on the grounds. Upon arrival the owner will greet you with a tour of your penthouse and the grounds then leave you alone for the rest of your stay to enjoy your privacy! It's easy to find and a short drive from I-87 and near the towns of Saugerties and Woodstock on the edge of the gorgeous Catskill Mountains! We plan a return visit in the future!

Here we go again, and again and again

5 on October 02, 2017

You'd think after celebrating our anniversary (39th) at the same place 9 years in a row , I'd give up on trying to describe Gilbert's Grouse House. Ok , I give up! You could say he must be doing something right but in our opinion he gets everything right. Thanks again , Leslie & Jamie

An oasis in the Catskills

4.6 on August 13, 2017

We just spent three nights at the Grouse House a world created by its owner. It is such an individualist location that offers great views, lovely places to relax, a really beautifully landscaped property with all the amenities. We especially enjoyed the ingenious birding station!! Very comfortable and GH is a terrific host ensuring his guests are happy and well fed for breakfast not to mention the hot tub. We look forward to returning soon

Very special

5 on July 26, 2017

We just stayed at the Grouse House this past weekend and could not possibly have had a better experience. We don't usually stay at "B&B's" but are so happy we stumbled upon Gilbert's place and booked. We were hoping for a quiet and relaxing space close to Woodstock, and that's exactly what we got. Gilbert has considered every creature comfort and provided a serene and beautiful getaway with thoughtful touches everywhere. We enjoyed the indoor AND outdoor hottub/jacuzzi, walking the trails on the property and seeing a variety of wildlife. Amazing photo opportunities all weekend long. Great location and great host, we are taking many lovely memories with us. We plan on returning in the fall season and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!

Our Grouse House Stay

5 on March 23, 2017

The Grouse House is truly amazing! Gilbert is a wonderful host and does everything possible to make your stay the best possible experience while giving you all the privacy of your own home. The scenery, the amenities, the Café Du Monde Coffee and morning breakfast exceeded all expectations. The only regret is not staying longer. Will definitely be booking again with Gilbert very soon.

Enjoyable relaxing weekend!

4.8 on September 28, 2016

I searched the internet for a peaceful location and found The Grouse House in Saugerties, NY. Just 10 minutes from Woodstock, NY. With picture perfect weather and nature surrounding us we enjoyed a walk on a trail, napping in a hammock, shopping in town. Loved the king size bed & jacuzzi. Plenty romantic moments.


4.8 on September 20, 2016

Extraordinary things happen sometimes from ordinary circumstances and that's what makes life Great! Gilbert is such a talent and all the thought here in The Grouse House is by a beautiful and gifted Accomplisher!! All the other reviews lay it out --it was as they all say. But, KT and I did a lot of things here. Visited Saugherties and out to the Lighthouse, climbed up the f'mountain at Kaaterskill Falls--(hit the Hot Tubs after)--drove all around the mountains---even climbed a few trees--"In the Wood-- of the WoodStoke", as KT would say---and into Woodstock. Location is right in-between. We will be back! Enjoy your own time and Gilbert, me new Scottish, Brother!! I Shall Be Free#295 My best weekend of 2016. SuperGreat!!

Great Place to Stay

5 on July 15, 2016

Nothing but positive things to stay about our stay here. The wildlife is great, the grounds are great, the breakfast pastries etc. are great, the room is great, and Gilbert is great.

Amazing, once in a lifetime getaway!

5 on May 30, 2016

Everything here is made with love and a lot of thought! Views are breathtaking, air fresh and crisp, room full of air with cathedral ceilings. Plenary of privacy! Excellent for the Honeymooners .Large windows offering lots of sunshine and great vistas to the mountains and forest. Birds and squirrels are taken care of by the owner Gilbert. The property is an unique jewel of Catskills. We stayed over Memorall day weekend. It passed by like one hour, we could not get enough. The walks are picturesque. Gilbert even has Ali's in Wonderland theme down in a woods. Beautiful, unforgettable experience.

Repeat visiter

5 on October 18, 2015

We have stayed at the Grouse House 5 times. Every time we visit we love it more and more. Gilbert goes out of his way to make sure everything is perfect. It is in a great location and has beautiful views. We enjoy watching the creatures and appreciate Gilbert's attention to detail. Our recent trip was restful and peaceful.

Great Break from NY

4.6 on August 23, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful stay with Gilbert. His house is in a lovely spot, full of wildlife and great views. The room is very comfortable with an adjoining terrace and hot tub. The breakfast is tasty and plentiful! We would happily go back and stay here again.

I want to say it's no good so it doesn't get booked up

5 on July 24, 2014

One of a kind awesome experience. Totally private like you have a house in the woods to yourself. Gilbert has though of everything and is always there if you need anything but never there if you don't. We will keep going back forever. Thanks Gilbert!!! See you soon!!

Great Overall!

4.4 on January 21, 2014

The house is unique and very cozy. Gilbert was nothing but a great host. This is not your traditional bed n breakfast were you have a invasion of privacy at times. You will be the only couple and Gilbert is very respectful. Good places to eat in the area and the animals are a huge plus. Cant wait to come back and see some bear!


5 on December 09, 2013

I recently visited the Grouse House for a weekend with my boyfriend and had a wonderful time while there. The home has an atmosphere that welcomes you so warmly and Gilbert had much to do with creating that friendly vibe! He was simply amazing and was on top of everything at all times. It was a very romantic escape from the city and it was just what we were looking for. Gilbert has many suggestions for things to do in the town if you choose to take a break from the beautiful outdoor hot tub! I would strongly recommend the Grouse House as the perfect weekend getaway!


5 on November 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I just got back from staying the weekend at the Grouse House and it was above our expectations! Gilbert is such a friendly person and walked us through and showed us everything and then left us be to ourselves. The wildlife on the property was my favorite part, deer and all kinds of birds, and I got to see my first chipmunk! Also the baked breakfast goods, fruit, and orange juice in the morning hit the spot and is a very nice touch. Very happy with everything and will definitely be back in the future. -Jessica

Great spot for a tranquil getaway!

5 on October 18, 2013

Really enjoyed our (all-too-short) stay at the Grouse House. The property is beautiful, the room is really well-designed and comfortable, and Gilbert was a great host. Saw some really cool wildlife (deer and turkeys!) and enjoyed walking around the property, laying peacefully on the hammock, and lounging in the hot tub. The privacy is really wonderful as well. I would definitely recommend to others, and will definitely return!

Perfect Place for a Private Weekend

5 on February 11, 2013

The Grouse House is a great place for a private weekend. Gilbert, the owner/host, is very friendly and accommodating, and is accessible and helpful while simultaneously providing you with complete privacy. The room is very comfortable and clean, the setting is beautiful, and the hot tub is perfectly located with a great view. I would definitely recommend this place. It is well worth the money.

A hidden treasure

5 on November 29, 2012

We escaped to this little hideaway for a couple of nights away and can't wait to go back. The Grouse House's gracious host, Gilbert, thinks of everything you could want or need for a private getaway. The squirrels put on quite a show every morning and the family of deer that visit every evening are just breathtaking. This is by far one of the nicest places we have stayed. I gave an 'outstanding' rating for dining because although only breakfast is provided, it too is wonderful. Well worth the cost if you are looking for a private, romantic getaway in a unique setting.

A Great Experience

4.2 on September 24, 2012

A beautiful room with a deck, romantic outdoor hot tub, in-room jacuzzi and a gracious friendly host. Our room had lovely views of the mountains, and the backyard wildlife. I recommend the Grouse House to everyone, and I hope to spend another weekend there.


5 on August 07, 2012

my girlfriend and i stayed here for a nice weekend and the experience was more than we could have ever expected. just a wonderful setup in every way. the house is extremely beautiful and the conditions are perfect for a romantic weekend. the keeper was very nice and very accommodating. he stays out of your way and you have the place to yourself, but is easily summoned for any request. we absolutely loved the place and we will be back. thank you.

great catskill getaway

5 on February 22, 2012

this is the best bread and breakfast[if u can call it that,u are the only guest] i have ever gone to.period.thanks for a great stay gilbert.


5 on November 02, 2011

Do not pass this place up. By far the best "bed and breakfast" you will ever find. So peaceful and relaxing. The hot tub is so great. The view couldn't be better. Gilbert's hospitality will not disappoint. He is so helpful with everything you could ever possibly need. We are telling everyone we know to go to the Grouse House! We will be back!!

Perefect get-a-way

4.8 on July 15, 2011

we stayed three days and it was wonderful. Gilbert is the perfect host that really does think of everything for you. The room is perfect, the views from your deck and awesome! The mini breakfast is just right, all you have to do is let your mind relax and enjoy. Stores are 10 min away but it feels like you are 100 miles away. My wife & I can not wait to return!!!

Love the Grouse House!

5 on January 04, 2011

I have been to the Grouse House a couple times with my sweetheart and every time it is such a wonderful experience. Gilbert is so welcoming and sweet and pays such close attention to detail. There is always an exciting new thing to make our stay more relaxing or interesting-from the new Zen Garden to squirrel circus additions. It's so calm and beautiful, and we'll keep going as long as we can!!! Thanks Gilbert!

Gilbert never fails!

5 on October 26, 2010

Once again we stayed at Gilbert's to celebrate another wedding anniversary and as usual, we were immediately transported to a relaxing, no pressure , no problem, natural wonderland! I'm at a loss for adjectives. For us it's perfect.

Perfect place to unwinde

4.0 on June 02, 2010

We were guests of the Grouse House in May of this year. Having escaped for a week away from our hectic pace, we found just what we were looking for with this b and b. Gilbert has thought of everything- the squirrel circus playground, the feeding area for deer and wild turkeys and the double hammock all create peace and relaxation. His knowledge of the area and his willingness to help in any way was much appreciated. We loved the hiking and driving paths suggested and were pleasantly surpised by the availability of amazing food in a small town. Gilbert has truly created a paradise for those visiting the area..Thank you..we will return


4.2 on February 15, 2010

Spent 2 nights at the Grouse House with my girlfriend. Gilbert could not have been more accommodating. Provided us with delicious muffins one morning, and a crumble on the second. Delicious coffee. The room is magnificent and love the 2 sinks in the bathroom. Also, even in the dead of winter, the outdoor hot tub is worth it! Saw lots of deer and squirrels, even a chipmunk (and Gilbert very knowledgeable on all the wildlife). Cannot wait to go back in a warmer season. Also wish to note that he totally respected our privacy which was INTEGRAL to our weekend away. Thanks, again, Gilbert.

done with the rest, Gilbert's is the best!

5 on October 05, 2009

After 31 years of marriage and an almost equal amount of time unsuccessfully finding the perfect getaway to celebrate it, finally we've found it! The amenities, while fantastic, play a secondary role to the courteous, gracious and friendly nature of the owner, Gilbert. Evidence of his meticulousness are everywhere while at the same time he is almost invisible during your stay unless needed. I would recommend the Grouse House to anyone if I were not so afraid to be closed out next time we need to escape! Can't thank you enough for a perfect weekend! Leslie & Jamie

Plan to Return Each Season

4.8 on August 08, 2009

As shared in our e-mail, the Grouse House is a Find! And the attention to detail Gilbert provides just make it all the more perfect. Location & view, deer, birds, squirrels, elusive bear, hot tub, Jacuzzi in room, only guests, proximity to 'cool stuff' to do, breakfast on the Tree House open deck... Book early or miss out.

A Unique Kind of Getaway

5 on November 11, 2008

While there are many bed and breakfast spots along the Hudson Valley, the Grouse House stands out as a one of a kind getaway. Gilbert has created more a personal retreat spot for couples than a B&B. His emphasis on privacy- evident by the fact that despite having two rooms he only rents to one couple at a time- adds to a very special experience. The penthouse suite is more an apartment than a room and while you never see the owner during your stay, you do feel as if you have your own personal service. All you need to do is call Gilbert and he'll provide great ideas on how to spend your day. We look forward to going back, as there is no need to check out any other place.

Just a wonderful weekend at the Grouse House!

5 on September 29, 2008

We were a little apprehensive about a b and b but the Grouse House exceeded our expectations and we are fussy New Yorkers. Gilbert is the most gracious host and the room is absolutely beautiful. It was amazingly clean, the bed was so comfortable. The room was stocked with movies, breakfast necessities, toiletries and everything you'd need. The hot tub is the perfect place to view the sunset and if there's any info that you need, the host is extremely knowledgeable. We can't wait till our next visit!

perfect hideaway!

4.4 on February 21, 2008

This place, on a side road in the woods, is perfect for couples who want to get away. Gilbert is a wonderful host, breakfast is simple and tasty, the jacuzzi (in the room) is wonderful, and Woodstock (10 min drive) has great restaurants. It's the perfect retreat, and we'll definitely be back.

Wonderful Stay!

4.8 on January 21, 2008

My husband and I stayed overnight. enjoyed the room. views are beautifiul. we woke up to the views of the mountains. would stay here again for a weekend getaway. thank you, gilbert!

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