Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast at Smythe House

158 Burt Street , Saugerties, NY 12477 USA (Show map)
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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
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Amazing Bed and Breakfast

5 on November 20, 2017

The Barclay Heights Bed and Breakfast at Smyth House was perfect. We stayed in the Bird Room and it was really clean and comfortable. Justin and David were also wonderful hosts. Breakfast was made fresh every morning and was delicious. They also gave us good recommendations for what to check out around the area. Their home is so lovely and was a pleasure to stay at. We hope to be back again and hope to check out their place in Costa Rica as well! - Cathy and Ben

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your taking the time to share your experience here, and we are grateful that you enjoyed your stay at Smythe House, thank you! Looking forward to seeing you in Costa Rica when the time is right...

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

A memorable weekend

4.2 on November 04, 2017

The home away from home experience at Smythe House was outstanding. The graciousness and thoughtfulness of the hosts was particularly memorable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your generous review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Smythe House...

- David & Justine Smythe, Innkeepers (innkeeper)

Chris And Linda Stay

5 on October 31, 2017

We went to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The accommodations were fantastic. Large room and bath. Great shower and Jacuzzi. The place was extremely clean. David and Justine are fabulous hosts. I will be staying again. I highly recommend the Smythe House.

Innkeeper Response
One of the rewards of having a B&B is being able to provide an environment that is both comfortable and relaxing, so glad to hear your 25th anniversary was excellent, may you have many, many more special memories together.

- David & Justine (innkeeper)

Great and knowledgeable hosts.

4.8 on October 29, 2017

Our hosts were charming and knew all about the area. The food at breakfast was terrific, the room had all the amenities we needed, the bathroom had a Jacuzzi and a steam shower, it was perfect.

Innkeeper Response
We aim to please, glad to hear you felt everything was delightful, thank you!

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Perfect weekend

5 on October 29, 2017

Barclay Heights Bed and Breakfast was the absolute perfect place for our quick getaway in October. We were treated like royalty. The hosts were so welcoming and attentive! Best breakfast ever and our room was so cozy and comfortable! We will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
It has been almost 15 years since we converted our Victorian family home into a B&B, yet every day feels like day one, thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your stay, this makes our day!

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Wonderful B&B

5 on October 28, 2017

Justine & David were incredible hosts. Our stay was wonderful and the house & property beautiful. I highly recommend the Barclay Heights B&B at the Smythe House to all!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recommendation, we really appreciate the vote of confidence!

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Wonderful first B&B experience!

4.4 on October 27, 2017

This was our first bed & breakfast experience and we couldn't have asked for a better place. David and Justine's house was absolutely beautiful and cozy. Saugerties is a perfect location for Fall getaway. It is close to Catskill mountains and Katerskill falls. The town also has cute local restaurants. Although we only stayed for one night we enjoyed our time at Barclay Heights. We were absolutely impressed by the breakfast that David prepared for us. Both of them were very friendly and we enjoyed our conversations during breakfast. We would definitely go back and recommend it to fellow travelers!

Friendly hosts

4.8 on October 26, 2017

We enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were extremely pleasant and helpful. Breakfasts were delicious. Our room was pleasant and the bathroom very modern and comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
We bought the home just about 30 years ago and it was falling down, the first decade we raised our children, saw them off to college, and did major repairs to the home, then another six years of serious improvements and restoration after it was just the two of us, then 15 years ago it was ready for our first B&B guests, we have continued over the years to improve and modernize, while keeping the old world glad you felt good about your stay at Smythe House, that means alot to us, thank you!!

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Great Bnb

5 on October 26, 2017

We stayed at the cottage which I loved because it is private, we went to the main house for breakfast. The owners were very hospitable and cooked us a delicious restaurant quality breakfast. Afterwards my son played in the back garden for about an hour on the trampoline, tree house, koi pond. Very nice weekend getaway I will definitely go back!

Innkeeper Response
Glad to hear you appreciated Esopus Creek Cottage, its a little slice of heaven..also thank you for bringing your son with you, we adore children and it is our pleasure to offer comfortable accommodations for families. Thank you again!

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

Outstanding stay at Barclay Heights B&B at Smythe House!

5 on October 26, 2017

We came to this quaint B&B following our wedding for a quick weekend getaway, and the experience did not disappoint! The hosts were friendly and accommodating, the food was terrific, and the views were breathtaking. The ambiance was fun and relaxing, the bed was comfortable, the room was nice, and all the amenities were great. I would highly recommend this B&B and cannot wait for our next trip back!

Innkeeper Response
Congratulations and may you have many joyful years together!

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)

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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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

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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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Regular Rate: $600 now $480 (20% Savings:)

Go on a double date with another couple and enjoy a delightful discount, enjoy the charm of Catskills and comfortable accommodations. Great restaurants, easy hikes, quaint villages, gourmet breakfast prepared by Culinary Institute of America chefs in their fully restored Victorian home in the Hudson River Valley. Please contact the inn directly at 1 8455325565 to redeem this deal.

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