Fox Hill Bed and Breakfast

55 S. Chodikee Lake Rd , Highland, NY 12528 USA (Show map)


Quiet Country Comfort, Award Winning Hospitality. 5 New Paltz or Hyde Park. 90min-NYC. 3 immaculate rooms-all Priv.Baths, AC, TV/VCR, Tin ceilings, Ceiling fans, Air Filters. One room has fireplace. Inground Pool, spacious Sun Decks, Fitness Center, Whirlpool Spa in outdoor gazebo. Free wireless internet. Centrally located in NY's Mid Hudson River Valley near: Great Shopping, Outstanding Restaurants, Hiking at Mohonk, Minnewaska, the Gunks, Historic sites, Mansions, Wine trails, Pottery Trails, Antiques, Skydiving.Central to 6 colleges: Vassar, Marist, SUNY New Paltz, Bard, West Point, and the Culinary Institute of America. Your proprietress Sheila Fishman is a trained chef and nutritionist and is dedicated to a comfortable home experience for all.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

The best place you could hope to stay!

5 on November 25, 2014

Sheila is wonderful and makes you feel at home. We were served amazing breakfasts everyday, each one varied, and oh so filling. We gave up lunch reservations at one of the Culinary Institutes resturants for lunch because we would rather enjoy Sheila's breakfast . She is trained chef and nutritionist and it shows. The B&B itself is beautiful and convenient to everything in the Hyde Park and Hudson Valley area. Comfortable bedrooms with a private bath and sitting room. We had lovely teas, chocolates, coffee, fruit and snacks whenever we wanted, as well as DVDs, books We already started planning our next trip in the Spring.

Innkeeper Response
Flatbush and I thank you for your compliments and so do hope you come again!!

- Sheila (innkeeper)

Charming with Terrific Value - So Much To Do Nearby!

5 on April 28, 2014

We have stayed at Fox Hill twice since Sheila took over. The entire inn is beautiful and tastefully furnished. The bedrooms are all quite large and well appointed. Sheila makes a great breakfast and is very accommodating to people with dietary restrictions. The grounds are beautiful. The location is amazing - easy to get to and convenient to so many area attractions - beautiful parks for walking, hiking and climbing; rail trails, the new walkway over the Hudson and all the historic places to visit on the east side of the river. Oh - and did I mention it's really quiet? Great place...

Innkeeper Response
Yes, I am a chef as well as a nutritionist, so I think I can just about handle anyone's special diets at this point! Glad you enjoyed yourselves, I love the Hudson Valley…..

- Sheila M. (innkeeper)

New Owner Sheila is Fantastic!

5 on June 12, 2013

I thought Fox Hill deserved an updated review since Jerry & Jeri retired, and also because Sheila is doing a wonderful job as new the owner. My boyfriend and I stayed at Fox Hill B&B from June 4th- June 6th for a belated anniversary getaway, and it was our first time at any bed and breakfast and we were absolutely thrilled with the experience. You'd have no idea that it was her first season there! Firstly, the accommodations (we stayed in the Aglaia) were perfect, with an additional living space and fireplace in a very large bedroom. As for the breakfast of the bed and breakfast, Sheila is an amazing cook, with different menu items daily, all I could have easily chosen. She is also an active member in the local food movement (which I wholly appreciated) and that is represented in her cooking, using local and organic ingredients when possible. The property itself is gorgeous. Although we didn't make use of the pool, the hot tub was wonderful (and HUGE) and excellent under the gazebo. The garden and the koi pond really add to the serenity of the property. Don't forget to go bike riding! Sheila has 2 loaner bikes, and given the ideal location to the historic pedestrian bridge (and other key areas), bike riding was perhaps one of our favorite parts of the trip. Perhaps my other favorite part... Flatbush the Cat! He is Sheila's cat who lives at Fox Hill, and is a sweet, quiet, loving boy. Never an intruder, he is nonetheless affectionate if given the attention (of which I gave plenty). Truly, Sheila herself is what makes Fox Hill the pleasant getaway that it is. She is extremely accommodating, flexible and laid back. She's there when you need her, yet is very respectful of privacy. A great getaway from the city. We would definitely come back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words, and Flatbush says a particular " Meow" for you!

- Sheila M. (innkeeper)

Great place to stay, close to virtually everything!

5 on June 07, 2012

Jeri & Jerry are dynamite innkeepers. So clean, quiet, amenable and down right homey is the best way I can put it. Made us feel right at home immediately and were there for anything we needed. Been to MANY different B&Bs in NY and CT and Fox Hill ranks up there with the best!!

Attentive hosts

4.8 on October 18, 2009

Spacious rooms, excellent breakfast, super-efficient hosts a mine of information, quiet, laptop for internet access - a great stay!

Wonderful BandB

4.6 on September 28, 2009

Wonderful hosts. Great facilities. Ideal if you want peace and quiet. Will recommend this BandB to others.

Look no further

4.6 on September 24, 2009

Wonderful B&B in a great location. The hosts, Jerry and Jeri ,made us feel right at home. Their knowledge of the local area is a huge plus point. Breakfasts were excellent as was the accomodation. Free internet access was much appreciated. Lots of books, videos, etc for those rainy days in. Swimming pool and hot tub. Great garden with lots of wildlife. But best of all was the time that Jerry and Jeri were willing to spend just chatting with us.

Fox Hill Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on August 25, 2008

Great Place. Excellent hospitality, definitely will recommend.

very memorable stay

5 on August 10, 2008

had the opportunity to stay only 1 night, wish it was longer. very comfortable, beautiful grounds, excellent hostesses made us feel extremely welcome. nothing was missing. good stress reliever. will definitely return.

Planet-conscious hosts

4.4 on June 15, 2008

Our three day stay was wonderful. We had a two room suite which was a surprise. There was a beautiful koi pond, the delicious breakfast was made to order and both hosts were gracious and helpful. They are concerned about the planet and try to reduce carbon footprints wherever possible.

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Location Type

Ideally located in the center of Hudson Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 14 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Premier rock climbing cliffs "the Gunks", Pottery Trail, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Skydiving, Worlds largest Kaleidoscope, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Telephone, Workout facility , Guest Refrig, Fitness center, Air Filters - all rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4-8pm by appt.
  • Check Out:: Until - 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoke Free property, no smoking in buildings or grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No pets on property
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights on holiday weekends, 2 nights on weekends May-Nov.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit due when reservation is made. 50% of reservation per room, or full payment if a one night reservation. Balance due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Deposit returned minus $20 service charge if cancellation received at least 14 days prior to arrival. Otherwise forfeit deposit unless room is rebooked. No shows will be charged the full reservation amount. No refund for early departure.
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Sheila M Fishman

Languages spoken

Hebrew, English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

I enjoy gardening, breathing, singing Broadway show tunes & folk music and meeting people of the world

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Full Breakfast Always !

  • Time Served: 7:30 am - 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor veranda/ or Cozy Sun Room with fireplace, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free, kosher style

Signature Dish

different every day!
Try our delicious Stuffed French Toasts: Peachy Pecan, Apple Cranberry, Fresh Blueberry, or Strawberry cheese. Enjoy our unique Eggs Benedict Crepes, Fresh Vegetable Quiche, Old Fashioned Jumbo Hotcakes, and Crisp Belgium Waffles! What a wonderful way to start your day!

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