Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast at Smythe House

158 Burt Street , Saugerties, NY 12477 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Relax in style at this elegant Victorian Cottage perfectly appointed with classic furnishing and modern conveniences. Romantic getaway, peaceful mountain view, nature preserve excursions, close to picturesque village. Personalized breakfast, Jacuzzi tubs, Concierge service! ~ The hosts--a husband and wife team--are both culinary and hospitality professionals. David Franklin Smythe is a professor at the Culinary Institute of America, his wife Justine Adeliade Smythe is a restaurateur and hotelier with an MBA from Cornell. They both welcome guests into their home with grace and joy....



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Perfect Getaway

4.8 on September 04, 2018

Amazing hosts. Amazing place. Cozy & clean. The breakfast is amazing. Relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely go back for another getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing Smythe House for your getaway to the Catskills....looking forward to your return stay!

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Exceptional Stay

5 on August 29, 2018

David & Justine were wonderful. The property was fantastic. The room was cozy and the bed was more comfortable than our own. And the food. The food was delicious. We had a great stay and would highly recommend. We will be back.

Innkeeper Response
You flatter us, but we sincerely appreciate the kind glad you have a restful and nourishing experience...

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)


5 on August 23, 2018

Violet room. Just book it.

Innkeeper Response
what they said ;-)

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

So so pleased!

5 on August 19, 2018

We were so so pleased with our 2-night stay at Smythe House in Saugerties. At first we were planning our stay for a one-night stop over to a longer trip. But I am glad we changed that plan and spent the weekend there. It is a destination in itself! The accommodations, the breakfast, the family, the environment inside and out. Justine and David certainly understand hospitality! Every detail was perfect. Including the smiles ad friendly presence. We were so so pleased. When you spend a few extra dollars to make a trip special you want it to be so. This home was! We got the room with the spa! Such comfort for this deserved break. Only gratitude. Thank you

Innkeeper Response
...and we are so pleased to hear of your excellent experience at Smythe House. Thank you! ...much gratitude in return...

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Go, Saugerties!

4.8 on August 18, 2018

Our recent stay at Smythe House was wonderful. Our room was cosy and clean, we had our own bathroom with a 2-person jacuzzi, and, best of all, we were able to bring our dog. The breakfasts were huge and delicious, our hosts were people I could see being friends with. All in all, a lovely experience.

Innkeeper Response
It can not be sufficiently expressed how much we adore our canine companion guests, always bringing joy to all, it is impossible to feel blue in the presence of a lovely dog! we also adore pet sitting while guests enjoy dinner out in the lovely village...

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Flawless Weekend

5 on August 15, 2018

The Smythe house is a wonderful place to stay with beautiful grounds, lovely themed-decorated rooms, and outstanding service. David and Justine are gracious hosts that will make your stay a memorable one with delicious gourmet breakfasts in a cozy pet -friendly setting. My wife and I had a great time on her Birthday weekend and will definitely be coming back to enjoy again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, we so much appreciate your taking time to share your exceptional experience at Smythe House.

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Amazing and relaxing stay

5 on July 30, 2018

This was my best stay ever. My girlfriend and I stayed at the zen room. Very well cleaned, taken care of and such a beautiful house overall. Justine and David were sweet and amazing hosts with their wonderful service. Everything just went perfect, and on top of that, the food was freshly made and fantastic. Overall everything was really great, we both enjoyed it and definitely returning sometime, thank you very much guys.

Innkeeper Response
"best stay ever" is music to our ears...we continue to do our very best always, with hopes that every guest will feel the same way..

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Amazing and Relaxing stay

5 on July 29, 2018

My girlfriend and I stayed in the zen room. The room itself is kept very cleaned, the whole setup is great, and i couldn’t ask for more. This was our first time and everything was perfect. Justine and David have such a beautiful house and the service was more than outstanding. It was immensely wonderful. This is definitely a place to remember for sure. The breakfast was very very fresh and tasty as well. Justine and David do an amazing job. Everything just went well :) thank you very much guys

We will return

4.6 on July 25, 2018

Justine and David are wonderful hosts. The food was particularly good; to test their culinary skils I asked for " Huevos Rancheros" and they were good! Truly a good place to stay.

Cozy & Romantic Getaway

4.6 on July 16, 2018

The Hosts were very lovely and accomodating as we have 2 pets that needed to come with us as we stayed in this magical little house. My girlfriend was very impressed with the decor and amenities provided. Food and drink were excellent and the locale where this place was near was charming and close enough to other attractions. Definitely will stay again!

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Rooms & Rates

Bird Room

A very cozy room with solid oak queen sleigh bed, 47" LED Cable TV, two upholstered French provincial side chairs, drop leaf table, ornate desk with stenciled chair, gilt mirrors, vibrant Persian carpets, cozy antiques and eclectic art, wooden venetian blinds, warm flowing draperies, full closet, felt lined drawers, romantic tiffany style lighting.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Violet Room

Elegant guest room with antique French four poster bed, 47" LED cable TV, electric fireplace, WiFi , vintage full-size tapestry couch and arm chair, secretary desk and wicker chair. Private marble spa bath with double Jacuzzi tub and steam massage shower complete with organic toiletries.

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

Nightly Rate: $295 - $295

Forest Room

Queen brass bed pillow-top, Spacious, well lit room, 47" LED Cable TV, WiFi, appointed with large glass top antique oak table and four plush chairs, wrap around pleated upholstered easy chair. Private one and a half bathrooms (shower) both fully tiled and with skylights.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245

John's Room

Get your best rest ever with lamb's wool wall covering. Queen size bed, romantic electric fireplace, comfortable arm chair and large couch with coffee table (couch folds out to double bed). Private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, cobalt tiled arched bath and shower, non-attached, mountain view.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245

Zen Room

Artistic feeling room with oriental cranes and waterfall mural, many windows, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, skylights lend a refreshing ambiance. Amenities include: Queen deluxe pillow top bed in the eaves, private ensuite boudoir Jacuzzi natural stone and agate tiled bath, mini-suite upholstered antique settee and side chair, romantic tiffany style lighting, in-room fridge, wine set up, WiFi, cable TV.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245


Queen bedroom (Forrest) and double bedroom (Nirvana) nestled in the third floor across the hall from each other; Forrest room is a spacious well lit room with queen pillow-top brass bedframe, appointed with large glass top antique oak table and four plush chairs and wrap around pleated upholstered easy chair. Nirvana is a well lit room with "Phoenix" mural wall, quiet and comfortable. Both include tiffany style lighting, Persian rugs, functional antique furniture.

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

Nightly Rate: $355 - $355

Esopus Suite

The Studio Suite on Esopus Creek - queen bed, multiple skylights, large-screen cable TV, WIFI and hardwired computer, kitchenette, full private bath and shower, at water's edge, canoes, rowboats. Full bath with tub/shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

Esopus Creek Apartment

A private, charming, fully furnished waterside vacation rental - three bedroom, three bathroom apartment at the Cottage on Esopus Creek. Perfect accommodations for family & friend getaways. Amenities include: Den - complete with working fireplace and cable TV, fully equipped galley kitchen, generous waterside deck with screened-in porch and barbeque grill, rowboats and canoes to set in water from backyard. In all bedrooms and the den there is cable TV, WiFi and air conditioning throughout. Bedroom One - queen bed and twin bed, private ensuite bathroom with double Jacuzzi tub and shower. Bedroom Two - double and twin beds, stand-alone private bathroom with tub and shower. Bedroom Three - queen bed, private ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $495 - $495

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Location Type

Catskill Mountains, Hudson River, Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Library , organic toilitries, double whirlpool private tubs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: by appointment
  • Check Out:: by appointment
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking allowed outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes please inquire
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

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David and Justine Smythe

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

David and Justine Smythe are hospitality professionals, David is a professor at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Justine is a graduate of both the CIA and of the Cornell Hotel School in Paris. This husband and wife team enjoy cooking, hiking, boating, art & music appreciation, reading, travel, home restoration, and wildlife appreciation.

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personalized breakfast prepared by CIA professor

  • Time Served: by appointment, your choice
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian vegan, celiac


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