la bel Worstell BandB

8 Hillcrest Road , Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 USA (Show map)

About

A jewel on the Hudson River, 2.5 miles from West Point and 1 mile to Bear Mountain, the luxurious la bel Worstell welcomes adults for vacations and romantic getaways. Roam the ~ 4-acre trails to rocky cliffs, river vistas, tea house, brook, falls, pond sanctuary, Hudson River, pergola, statuary. Heated pool in season, fitness center, sauna. Rec room with TV, ping pong, arcade, tropical fish. Art deco movie theatre (nearby DVD rentals). Retro snack room. Pool table. Tennis, putting green, yard sports, lily pond, fish, frogs. The newly-constructed la bel Worstell continues the Bel stone mason dynasty of 15th century Aberdeen Scotland. Neighboring “big houses” were 19th century NYC getaways for families like J.P. Morgan to the Hudson Highlands, a place of breathtaking natural beauty where events influenced the course of history.

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Innkeepers: Karen Bryant, owner. Edward, IK

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

My 20th reunion at West Point

4.4 on November 02, 2016

What a find! My better half and I stayed here after we couldn't get into the Thayer for my 20th reunion. Karen and Ed were great and very hospital. Beautiful rooms and grounds which are immaculately kept. Breakfast was also outstanding! This is great deal for both amenities and location.


West Point Reunion Visit

3.8 on October 18, 2016

My wife and another couple found this B&B to be superb. I personally enjoyed the rooms, hospitality, view of the Hudson, and proximity to reunion activities. I would recommend this to anyone, and will stay there again on my next visit.


Amazing getaway!!!!

5 on September 05, 2016

My fiance and I just got back from a 2 night stay at la bel to celebrate our engagement. We found it through a random google search and didn't know what to expect since this was our first time staying at a B&B. It had a homey feel - Karen and Edward are so warm and welcoming. We stayed in Serengetti and would recommend it to anyone. The decor of the house is incredible. We were obsessed with the game room, played lots of card, ping pong, swam, sauna. It's so close to Bear Mountain and we did a hike there too. AND THE FOOD.... their cooking was incredible. They catered to all sorts of different restrictions for guests, vegan, gluten free, egg allergy, etc, which was great for me since i'm a pescatarian. We couldn't have imagined a better stay and will for sure be going back!


No Other Place Like It!!

4.6 on July 27, 2016

I've had the privilege of staying twice this summer at la bel Worstell B & B and this place is by far the best kept secret in the Hudson Valley. Only a few minutes from Bear Mtn, West Point and Cold Spring you can't go wrong. Luxury rooms, very clean, more on site amenities than you can think of and the views are incredible. The Hosts are wonderful and put out an amazing breakfast. You will certainly enjoy your stay here, this place is a gem. We'll be back soon.


Beautiful Place and Gracious Hostess

5 on July 26, 2016

This is not your average B&B. This is a beautiful mansion, built around 2010, which has magnificent views of the Hudson river, its own tennis court, movie theatre, game room, sauna, gym, and a small, but lovely swimming pool. No expense was spared when it was built, starting with marble/granite floors and bathrooms, to lavishly furnished bedrooms, fit for a prince. The grounds are stunning. During our three-day stay, Karen, the owner, treated us like family. Staying at this B&B is an unforgettable experience, not just a nice place where you sleep and then have breakfast in the morning.


Fantastic weekend can't wait to come back

5 on November 09, 2015

The property is gorgeous and has picturesque views of the river. The pictures online don't do the home justice. So many great amenities didn't have time to use any of them. Can't wait to come back. Robert was a gracious host. He was so helpful recommending a delicious and fun restaurant in Peekskill. My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were very clean and cozy. Beds were comfortable. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Highly recommended.


Great place!

5 on October 05, 2015

We stayed here for two nights and everything was wonderful. Bob is a great host and he's also an excellent cook! The house is beautifully decorated and the rooms are amazing. We stayed in the Serengeti room - it was beautifully decorated and the view from the room was amazing. The house has lots of amenities and we used as much as we could. The game room in the basement was really fun after a great night out. The backyard hiking set up is truly a journey. Overall I would highly recommend staying here and will def be back!


The Perfect Weekend Getaway

4.8 on September 27, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a weekend getaway after our recent wedding and were received so warmly by Robert into his home. Robert is a splendid host and prepared remarkable breakfasts for the two mornings we were there. The mansion itself is so tastefully decorated and filled with warmth. It is equipped with a gym, sauna, movie theater, small in-house diner, tennis court, and even a set of short trails behind the house. The view itself from the house is stunning, and it was so nice to wake up to the peaceful sunrise each morning.


Wonderful stay at La Bel Worstell!

4.8 on April 12, 2015

My wife and I stayed at La Bel Worstell for an overnight in April; we stayed at their most deluxe room, The Prince Room, it was exceedingly large and elegant, with TV flat screens coming up out of wooden credenzas, giant king post bed, elegant sculptures and paintings throughout, and beautiful views of the Hudson River, on beautiful grounds. The B&B included many extra niceties and amenities, including workout room, home movie theatre, and much more. Robert is the owner and host, and did a remarkable job in greeting us and making us feel welcome. He also personally prepared a most scrumptious breakfast for us in the morning, it was absolutely delicious. A most memorable stay!


One of the highlights of our trip back East

4.8 on March 19, 2015

My wife and I have traveled extensively over the years and have been blessed to stay in many types of accommodations but since staying at the La Bel Worstell Bed & Breakfast it is now at the top of our list. The combination of your beautiful home, the setting along the Hudson River plus the warmth and friendliness of you, your wife Karen and daughter Linda left us with memories we will always cherish. We appreciated the extensive tour of your home upon arrival. The quietness in your home made for a very relaxing atmosphere. There was no noise in the halls from people that you experience even when staying in the finer hotels. As you know, prior to our arrival, we had an outstanding lunch at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and you remarked that you knew what you were up against in preparing a breakfast for us the next morning. Well Bob, when we came down for breakfast we couldn't believe the feast you had set before us. You must have taken some cooking and food presentation courses at the CIA. First of all thank you for remembering our dietary preference that I had mentioned to you when I made the reservation. The coffee, yogurt with 5 toppings, fresh fruit, dry cereal, scrambled eggs/cheese, wonderful potatoes (my wife and I love potatoes), chicken sausage etc. We have told several people already in Fort Wayne that they need to visit your outstanding B&B in one of the great tourist areas of the country - the Hudson Valley - about an hour north of New York City. The La Bel Worstell B&B is sure located well with the proximity to New York City, West Point, the large Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall, the Catskill Mountains, Culinary Institute of America, Franklin Delanor Roosevelt Historic Home site etc. Thanks again Bob, Karen and Linda for taking care of us like Kings! We hope we can return someday but until then we will encourage others that they need to visit and stay at one of the best Bed and Breakfast's in the country. Bruce and Anne


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Rooms & Rates

Prince

Fit for royalty, you're sure to be a "Prince" in the eyes of your lady. Over 900 square feet with a four-poster bed, fireplace, sitting room with a picture window overlooking the Hudson River, writing desk, and unequalled sun-and-moon rises breaking over the mountains to the East. The two-person tub is a magnificent overflow Kohler. The EN SUITE red onyx marble bath spa has 14K gold-finished fixtures throughout, steam shower with bench, double sinks and mirrors and vanity desk for make-up sessions. The commode and bidet with another sink are in a separate enclosed section of the bath. Your own private entrance through the double, solid mahogany doors lead to either the pool, hiking trails and parking. One night $475; two nights @ $325; three or more nights @ $290 plus taxes.

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

Kawkawlin

Kawkawlin, from the Chippewa Indian language, means " river leading to big lake" that leads to Lake Huron in Michigan. Wake up early to watch the sun rise over the mountains and tall pines through the large transom window right from your queen bed. The decor is an eclectic array of browns, blacks and earth-tones. The EN SUITE bathroom is decorated with the unique beauty of black, brown, and white-hued marble. There is a large walk-in rain-head shower and separate over-sized tub below another large transom window where you may soak and relax. One night $325; two nights @ $255; three or more nights @ $225 plus taxes.

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

SoHo

Black and white dominate, reminiscent of the SOHO district in Manhattan and the film industry. Choose either the pillow-top king bed or two twins for your sleeping pleasure. If you must, bring your work with you and sit at the comfortable, large glass table...when you need a momentary break, gaze out the window to the river and trees, some over two-hundred years old. EN SUITE bathroom with contemporary shower in black marble and bright chrome plated brass fixtures. One night $290; two nights @ $225; three or more nights @ $199 plus taxes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Aberdeen

The Aberdeen Studio on the very private mezzanine level flaunts an old Scottish decor with a vaulted ceiling, sky light and medieval and ancestry art. The king bed may be moved back to transform into a sitting room for the daytime. The white marble EN SUITE bath with a shower continues the Scottish theme with plaid towels and robes. There are in-room cooking facilities with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and sink, bar and stools. One night $220; two nights @ $180; three nights or more @ $160 plus taxes.

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

The Louvre

Aptly named, "The Louvre" features Old World Masters art and statuary. The curio cabinet houses a worldwide collection. Your pillow-topped queen bed is the perfect place from which to ponder the artists' inspiration, then compare that to the illustrated art history books in your night stand. The view from the large sunburst transom window is of the rose garden in the cour d'honneur and the Roman Pergola and statuary atop rocky "Golgatha." Your PRIVATE BATH with a claw foot copper tub is adjacent (not en suite, but private); the fireplace parlour is next to you with doors opening to the veranda for lounging and views of the pool and the Hudson River. One night $240; two nights @ $195; three or more nights @ $175 plus taxes.

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

Adventure

This two- bedroom suite is ideal for two couples who want to get two suites for the price of one large suite. BR 1, Serengeti, features Kenya and Tanzania art and artifacts with a four-poster king canopy bed. BR 2, o'Sashiburi, has a queen bed with Japanese and Chinese art and artifacts. The black and white marble bath between the two suites(private, not en suite) has two sinks and a tub with a shower. One night $475, two nights @ $325, three or more nights @ $290 plus taxes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Directly overlooking Hudson River, Countryside, Mountains, Secluded, Small town, Waterview, Wine country

Airport

Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 18 miles

Directions to property:

FROM THE SOUTH, go to the end of the Palisades Parkway and around the Bear Mountain Circle to Rte 9W North. Continue for 2 miles to Garrison Road (between Barnburner BBQ and Mobil) and turn right. Go 2 blocks to the end and turn left onto Overlook Place. Go 50 yards to the end and ***turn left onto Hillcrest Road. Go 25 yards to the end and turn right into the driveway (between the blond portals with bronze tigers). Go 200 yards TO THE DRIVEWAY END. Park on the right or left parking pads in front of the blond house. FROM THE NORTH, take Rte 9W past the West Point signs and just after the Holiday Inn turn left onto Garrison Road. Then follow the same directions as from the South. FROM THE EAST take Rte 6 over the Bear Mountain Bridge. Go around the Bear Mountain Circle. From there follow the same directions as from the South. FROM NYS 87, RTE 17 or RTE 32, go East on Rte 6 for a few minutes, then go around the Bear Mountain Circle. From there follow the same directions as from the South.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, River Boat Tours, Brotherhood Winery, West Point Golf -Robt Trent Jones designed, Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, Storm King, Hudson Valley Ctr for Contemporary Art, Woodbury Common Outlets, Bear Mtn Park ice skating, zoo, boats, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Mansion

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Billiards, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Pool, Radio, Sauna, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Workout facility , billiards, ping pong, air hockey, archade, golf putter, tennis, croquet, sauna, pool, theatre, library books, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, horseshoes, metal detector, moonlight swimming with fantasy lighting

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Walk to mass transit, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, All activities at your own risk release., Certain activities require a guide., Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Strictly-designated places and marked receptacles.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No An adults-only facility.
  • Childcare Provided: No Not applicable.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Not applicable.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Gift cards except during peak season or events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Advance payment required per reservation.
  • Cancellations: No refunds if less than one month in advance. Full refund less 20% handling charge if at least one month in advance. Does not apply to special events or West Point event deposits which are by arrangement with the Innkeeper per reservation. Adults only.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Karen Bryant, owner. Edward, IK

Languages spoken

social Japanese, English

Resident Pets

tropical fish, lily pond frogs

About the innkeepers

The Bryant Family "landed" in Fort Montgomery for its natural beauty, rich history,The Mighty Hudson River nestled in the mountains, thousands of acres of Palisades Park trails, and the waves of patriotism one feels when watching our nation's finest in the village or the famed West Point.The mansion decor is a tribute to memories of their travels and experiences and multi-cultural respect. Breakfast is filled with good food and stimulating conversation of worldwide guests and varied lifestyles.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: veranda, poolside in season, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Requests welcome


Signature Dish

Early Morning Specials.
Tell us your early morning plans for la bel Worstell activities, West Point golf tee time, Bear Mountain bicycling/ice skating/cross country skiing, fishing or other local attractions. We will talk you into taking it easy over a yummy breakfast followed by a sauna and languishing in the heated pool, prep your preference of a quick and tasty continental breakfast to eat before you leave, or make you a take-out goody basket.