Van Schaack House

20 Broad Street , Kinderhook, NY 12106 USA (Show map)

Rooms & Rates

Martin Van Buren

The Martin Van Buren Room is name after our Country's eighth President. Van Schaack ¿ whose leadership was sought on New York's first organized body opposing Britain's policies towards the Colonies - would be proud that a room of such stature bears the name of Kinderhook's most famous favorite son. This front room with a beautiful view has a private bath and direct access to the upstairs porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $185

John Jay Room

The John Jay Room is name after the Supreme Court Chief Justice who befriended Peter Van Schaack at Kings College (later known as Columbia University). Jay was one of several great legal minds who found themselves cast together on campus in 1762. Jay's friendship with Van Schaack stayed in tact during Van Schaack exile to England. Jay was instrumental in paving the way for Van Schaack's return to the United States and Kinderhook - greeting his ship upon arrival. The spacious room has a private bath and direct access to the upstairs porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $185

Sarah Roosevelt Room

The Sarah Roosevelt Room is named after Peter Van Schaack's sister who married into the Roosevelt Family. She was the Great Grandmother of President Theodore Roosevelt. The pastel decor and four-poster bed would be considered proper lodging for a woman who walked among the elite of her time. The front facing view allows a look at the grounds and garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $140 - $165

Judge Benson Room

The Judge Benson Room is named after Egbert Benson, Peter Van Schaack's long-time friend and part of the incredibly talented class that walked the campus of King's College in the 1760's. Benson's social and traveling inclinations brought him to Kinderhook several times a year, so much so that Van Schaack actually named a room in the house the "Judge Benson Room." The two went from Kinderhook to Belford in 1818 driving the Judge's one-horse wagon to visit their mutual friend John Jay. They were all upwards of 70 years old at the time.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $125

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Village


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 32 miles

Directions to property:

From NYC: Taconic State Pkwy to Columbia County Route 82 West ,go 5 miles to 9 H North,then 20 miles to Kinderhook exit.go 1 mile into village of Kinderhook,make left at traffic light(3rd house on the right).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, 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, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Internet Service, Piano

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, fruit picking, farmers market, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two weekend nights during summer season.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required in advance.
  • Cancellations: Full refund if notice given 14 days in advance.Credit offered for future use if less than 14 days notice.
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John V. Hannam

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Antiques and art,theater and film,travel,tennis,cooking and interesting company.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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