The Catskills B & B

156 West Main Sreet , Stamford, 12167 USA (Show map)


We are in a historic antique filled Victorian home. which also serves as the Headquarters of the Catskill Art & Culture Festival - catskillartandculturefestival/ We offer comfortable rooms with comfortable beds, a full breakfast, a special “quiet room” for contemplation and meditation, private outdoor “wild flower” summer garden, relaxing front and back porch, safe private parking, art gallery, swimming, golf, tennis, antiquing, extensive film library, and reading room, lake and hiking trails, Friday Night live music, Country Family Style whole fooods Breakfast, Mount Utsayantha State Park. Waterfalls, boating, nearby gym. We also offer ala cart Spa services like massage, classes and lectures.



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  • Guest room3.2
  • Service3.4
  • Value2.6
  • Cleanliness3.4
  • Onsite Dining2.6

All of these nice reviews are FAKE!

1.0 on December 05, 2017

I've read all of the reviews and in all honesty, I can't believe any of the positive ratings are real. More than likely Lewis, the host, either created the accounts or had his friends and family write them. Our room was on the first floor. There was really no security and the only way to lock the door was from the inside, and that was a $2.00 slide bolt. We travel with laptops, cameras, and cell phones. I was reluctant to leave any valuables in the room unattended and locked them up in the car. Our room was dirty beyond reasonable understanding. There were dead bugs in cobwebs on the ceiling and on the floor at the baseboard. Walls were dirty as though they had not been painted or even washed in years. They were cracked and the ancient wallpaper borders were curling up. There was a "closet" in our room that was previously padlocked but that was unsecured. On investigation, we found that it lead to the basement. Since it was unsecured, anyone could enter our room via the basement. In addition, there is a hole drilled into the wall, that one standing in that closet, can see inside the room without being detected. The bathroom had no towels or soap and the sink, soap dish, and bathtub were stained and the faucets were encrusted with what looked like a thick layer of soap scum, or mold. In fact, we didn’t hang around there. We left immediately after check in and returned late at night. We slept in our clothes on top of the bed sheets, which smelled badly, and we found that the mattress was wrapped in plastic and had duct tape holding it together. Check out the unhappy guest reviews on other booking sites and see for yourself. Read the owners incredible replies. Consider this a public service message,

Lewis and Lilia are great!

5 on October 14, 2017

My fiance and I stayed here a few months ago, and it was like staying with two old friends. Lewis and Lilia are really great. Take time to talk to them during your stay, they're very warm and friendly

Innkeeper Response
We really love having this B & B and enjoy getting to know our guests - their likes, hobbies, and simple pleasure. Thanks for your kind words. Lewis and Lilia

- Lewis Harrison (innkeeper)

Disappointing experience

1.6 on October 02, 2016

The photos and description of this B&B set expectations that, in my opinion, were not met. The following is a list of the deficiencies: (1) My room didn't have a lock on it; (2) There were no outlets in the bathroom; (3) Many of the lighting fixtures didn't work; (4) There was no flexibility in the breakfast time; and (5) The room didn't have a serviceable mirror or a desk. Further, I selected this B&B because I thought it's price point indicated that it would be better than other B&Bs in the area. I think I paid a lot for my room (especially when I compare it to the B&B I stayed in the previous week) and it was not worth it.

Fun times with Lewis!

3.4 on June 20, 2015

A unique B&B experience. A beautiful old house with a butterfly garden. Lewis and Lilia are lovely lively people with many stories to share. Tip: Brush-up on Game theory before you go.

Nice quick stay!

4.2 on September 21, 2011

My boyfriend and I had a lovely stay, a good night's sleep and a nice breakfast while visiting relatives in Stamford. Stamford is a lovely small town with a gem of a B and B. Lewis and Lily are pleasant folks and lively conversationalists. We'd enjoy staying again to try another room.

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Rooms & Rates

Garden View

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Gabor Room

For an additional $35 per night,​ there is a hot tub available. The bathroom has a bidet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Mountain View

It is a lovely 12x16 room - with a great view, private bath with tub and shower. Room includes dresser, king size bed, clock radio, back door hooks to hang clothes. There is no clothes closet in the room. THere are four east facing winsdows with a view if the meditation garden. *** Please note that if you are a late riser (after 8:30 am) you will hear voices at breakfast and folks coming down the stairs ***

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Bus: Directly from Port Authority 42nd Stree to out front door. Driving From NYC •Take Interstate 87 North (the Thruway) to exit 19 (Kingston). •At the loop, follow the sign that goes straight onto Route 28 (Pine Hill). •Continue for approx. 45 minutes to Arkville. Make a right turn onto Route-38– and travel for about a mile. •Make a right at the T (Route 30) and stay on it until you get to Grand Gorge. •Make a left at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 23 (there will be a gas station on the left side). •Continue westward on Route 23 all the way to Stamford. •At the first traffic light, drive forward up the hill. That’s West Main Street. •At the stop sign, cross that street (Lake St, or Route 10) and continue going up the hill. •156 W. Main Street is on the right side. •Look for the big pinkish Victorian house.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Howe Caverns, Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, Various State Parks, Shaker Village (One Hour Away), Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Spa

On-site amenities

CD player, Ceiling fans, Copier, DVD Player, Private entrance, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi , There is an electric keyboard in the game room.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, yoga and meditation retreats, Host is radio host - great conversation, Large film library, massage, weight loss programs,, Spa services, Full meal menu available, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only You are welcome to smoke in the park across the dtreet
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes A special floor is set aside for families with special exits
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment is required before check-in
  • Cancellations: 14 day cancellation notification required for refund.



Lewis and Lilia Harrison

Languages spoken

Tagolog, Vesian, English

About the innkeepers

Lewis is a radio talk show host and has published 9 books on wellness, personal finance and personal development. He an Lilia are knowledgeable people always open to a good conversation on almost anything.

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Vegan - Vegetarian

  • Time Served: 8:00 am - 9:45 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Vegan

Signature Dish

Chinese, Indian, Italian
Lewis Harrison has owned a catering business and was a party planner. All meals are lacto-vegetarian but are extremely creative and tasty even for confirmed meat eaters. Breakfasr includes eggs, hot and cold cereal, pancakes, waffles, butter, bagels, cream cheese, toast butter, jams and jellies, fresh blackberries from our garden when in season