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....

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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.


Another great weekend getaway!

4.6 on October 25, 2017

This was our second time staying at the Smythe House and once again it was an amazing experience. Check in is super easy, the room is perfect, breakfast is to die for and the owners are just so nice and friendly. They are also very organized which we like. Next time maybe we make it a winter vacation to their Costa Rica bed and breakfast!!

Innkeeper Response
So glad to hear your experience was pleasing during your return visit to Smythe House. We certainly welcome you to join us in Costa Rica at Casa Bellavista located on the Southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, close to many beautiful beaches, lush nature preserves, and interesting villages with excellent global cuisine and fun activities for a perfect winter getaway...see you soon!

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)


Wonderful place!

5 on October 18, 2017

Great weekend! Comfy and cozy room. Outstanding breakfasts and very caring hosts. We will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
We certainly look forward to the next opportunity to offer you outstanding hospitality at the Smythe House in the beautiful Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley.

- Chefs David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)


Puts a BIG GOURMET "B" in the "Breakfast" of B&B

4.8 on October 13, 2017

Chef Smythe will make you VERY happy every morning you stay at this relaxing B&B. The menu reads as if from a high-end hotel restaurant, and the food even exceeds those expectations. Justine will keep you entertained and informed as to options for your day, as well as dinner places nearby (Miss Lucy's is highly recommended).

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your glowing review, we are delighted to know your time at Smythe House met and exceeded expectations!! Happy guests -- our best reward ;-)

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)


A Warm and Welcoming Getaway!

4.8 on October 13, 2017

David and Justine went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable and memorable. The outstanding breakfast alone is reason to stay at Smythe House, but the cozy room and beautiful property far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
We are delighted to know your experience at Smythe House in the Catskills was memorable and exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to your return visit sometime in the future. We are here at Barclay Heights B&B in the Hudson Valley in New York from mid-May through the beginning of November each year. And from December through April each year guests can also join for a tropical adventure on the Pacific Coast at Casa Bellavista in beautiful Costa Rica at our new Blue Zone Bed & Breakfast. Pura Vida!

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)


what a wonderful experience

4.8 on September 22, 2017

Justine and David were very gracious and welcoming. the room was private,comfortable, spacious and clean. The breakfast was AWESOME! Justine was a wealth of information and a delight to talk with. the hidden back patio overlooking nature was a wonderful little oasis! It was a perfect little getaway for the both of us. Thank you David and Justine!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for sharing your positive experience, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your getaway to the Catskills and Hudson Valley at Smythe House in Saugerties NY.

- David & Justine Smythe (innkeeper)


Our best weekend escape ever!

5 on July 19, 2017

My wife & I spent the whole weekend at the Smythe House and it was the best experience and the most relaxing getaway. Our hosts Justine & David were amazing. Their attention to details is felt throughout the B&B, their warm service is very inviting and pleasant, and the culinary experience they gave us each morning was memorable! Furthermore, we met fascinating guests during our morning brunch and are staying in touch with them. We will definitely come back and indulge some more!!!!!!!!

Innkeeper Response
It is a pleasure and an honor to share our Victorian home with guests, the house becomes a home when filled with travelers enjoying the adventures in the Hudson Valley. Thank you for letting us know you were satisfied with your stay!!

- David & Justine Smythe, Innkeepers (innkeeper)


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4.8 on July 09, 2017

This was my first time staying here and this was my girlfriend's first experience at a bed and breakfast. I planned a surprise getaway and after much research I settled on this B&B. I definitely made the right choice. I have stayed at a few B&B's both in the U.S and internationally and I have to say this was the best one yet. The facilities were immaculate and the caretakers treated you like part of the family. I had corresponded with the owners for about 2-3 weeks before my arrival to ensure everything was set up. They were able to accommodate all of my requests and did so in a pleasant manner. The owners are both chefs so the breakfast was fantastic. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time and this place will hold fond memories for both of us. They also have a location in Costa Rica that we plan to check out in the future.

Innkeeper Response
So grateful to hear of your enjoyable experience at Smythe House, it warms our hearts to know you have a lovely getaway. Wishing you an excellent summer and looking forward to meeting you again in Costa Rica at Casa Bellavista during the winter months so you can enjoy some Pura Vida!

- David & Justine Smythe (Innkeepers, Smythe House)


Lovely Experience!

5 on July 06, 2017

My girlfriend and I stayed there for two nights in the Violet Room and just had an amazing experience. I cannot say enough about the outstanding service and hospitality from the owners. We will be back in the fall and possibly schedule a trip to Costa Rica to experience their B&B service there.

Innkeeper Response
glad you enjoyed the Violet Room, and looking forward to seeing you in Costa Rica at our lovely Casa Bellavista.

- 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

Nirvana/Forest

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

Location Type

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

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

David and Justine Smythe

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

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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Meals

Breakfast

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


Recipes

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