Hilltop House Bed and Breakfast

43 Depot Hill Rd. , Amenia, 12501 USA (Show map)


Welcome to Hilltop House Bed & Breakfast, a lovely rambling asymmetrical shingle style home built in 1909. Located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley, amidst a bevy of beautiful horse farms in the Berkshire foothills. Hilltop House is a great weekend getaway with a cozy 'home-away-from-home' atmosphere.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Exceptionally nice B&B

5 on October 16, 2016

Love this B&B. It's like a home away from home only better. This is our second time staying at Hilltop House, and we will definitely be back. Everything about it is wonderful -- the rooms, the house itself, the hostess, the breakfasts. And the area is so beautiful. A little piece of heaven in upstate NY.

Nice place in a beautiful location, great hospitality

4.2 on October 14, 2015

Sandy has created a beautiful oasis in Amenia. My only wish is that there were more choices for dining during the week.

Innkeeper Response
We're glad you had a nice stay. Many of the higher end restaurants are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Any other day, there are so many great options you'll have a difficult time choosing! So come back and visit us on the weekend soon!

- Sandy (innkeeper)

Perfect stay in delicious Amenia.

5 on September 07, 2015

Unfussy friendly attention to details in beautifully restored light-filled home in quiet location make for ideal base to enjoy Amenia and environs. Sandy cooks delicious pancakes and muffins. Beds and linens and towels all new and comfortable. Amenia has two top restaurants as well, Serevan and Montes. So happy to have found all these wonderful places and people. S&N

Excellent B&B

5 on June 10, 2015

My wife and I stayed there for two nights in June of 2015. Sandy runs a very, very good B&B. Not chichi or country pretentious but well appointed, clean, excellent breakfasts and well located. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for noticing the lack of chichi. I worked hard to avoid it. And thanks so much for the great review! So glad you enjoyed your stay!

- Sandy (innkeeper)

Peace and quiet

5 on May 28, 2015

We stayed at Hilltop while attending a family event. The room was comfortable and the breakfast was delicious!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! Come back again!

- Sandy (innkeeper)

Great Time

5 on February 27, 2015

Everything you could ask for in a bed and breakfast. Very friendly, professional service. Very clean and comfortable. And, the food was restaurant quality. Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for posting a review for us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come back soon!

- Sandy (innkeeper)

Beautiful and comfortable

4.6 on August 12, 2014

Hilltop House is exactly as advertised, and Sandy was a lovely, non-intrusive hostess. We so enjoyed eating on her porch and looking out on the beautiful lawn. Was a completely worthwhile experience—and the beds are amazingly comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the nice review! I'm so glad you enjoyed our porch!

- Sandy (innkeeper)

Recharge your batteries!

4.4 on July 31, 2014

Great area for biking and hiking, we reserved the place for the HVRailRide, owner was accommodating on early breakfast day of ride, clean, quiet, comfortable!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the nice review! I do my best to accommodate our guests and make their stay enjoyable and comfortable in every way possible!

- Sandy (innkeeper)

Great Place to Stay

4.6 on July 24, 2014

This was our first B&B experience, and it was definitely worth it. The place was very clean and well decorated. Sandy made sure we were comfortable, but also gave us enough privacy, which was important to us. The food was pretty good, as they hide a wide array of bagels, muffins, but also served hot food like eggs, french toast, and bacon. We would definitely stay here again,and would highly recommend it.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your first B&B experience!

- Sandy (innkeeper)

At last

4.4 on June 09, 2014

We have tried to stay at Hilltop on several occasions but it was always filled. I understand why now. It is lovely and Sandy made it more so.

Innkeeper Response
We're glad you were able to book a room this time! Thanks for the nice review!

- Sandy (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


This bright and sunshine-filled bedroom is adorned with beautiful antiques and fine linens and has a cozy cottage feel, hence the name. Private on-suite bath. Max of 2 guests. Queen-sized Bed, Private Bath

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


The Firefly Room has a full-sized bed and shares the hall bath right outside the bedroom door with the Rose Room (if occupied). This room has an interior door that leads into the Sunshine room with its private on-suite bath, for guests in need of additional space. Firefly Room max 2 guests, Firefly and Sunshine Room together max 4 guests. Double-sized Bed, Shared Hallway Bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double


Our largest of all our rooms has a king bed with an additional rollaway if needed. Beautiful wallpaper with dogwood vines and gray background sets the mood for a romantic weekend in the country. This room shares the hallway bath with the Firefly Room (if occupied) and allows a max of 3 guests. Room rate applies to two guests. Additional charge for 3rd guest. King-sized Bed, Shared Hallway Bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King


This romantic bedroom has a pretty crystal chandelier over the bed and features a luxurious asian-themed private bath. An interior bedroom door opens to the Firefly bedroom transforming to a spacious suite, room rates apply. Max of 2 guests in Sunshine, Max of 4 guests in suite (Sunshine & Firefly) Queen-sized Bed, Private Bath

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


Blue and white tropical-themed wallpaper adorns the walls and features an antique sleigh bed. This room has a private on-suite bath with a large corner shower. Additional roll-away available for a max of 3 guests. Room rate applies for two guests, additional charge for 3rd guest. Queen-sized Bed, Private Bath

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 86 miles miles

Directions to property:

Take I 678 N - to Hutchinson River Pkwy N - to I 684 N towards Brewster NY. Take NY 22 N to stoplight in center of Amenia. Turn right at stoplight Rte 343 to Mechanic St - turn right and drive one half mile to Hilltop House on the left corner.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Boarding Schools, Race Track, Horseback Riding, Horse Trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Homestay, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , bicycles for renting on property

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wineries, Antiques, Culinary Institute of America, Historic Sites, Lime Rock Race Track, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night weekend minimum from May-Oct 3 night holiday weekend minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made 15 days prior to check in. There will be a $50.00 charge per canceled room. For high-demand weekends such as graduations, horse trials, etc. a 30 day notice is required for above policy to be in effect. For multiple room bookings (3 or more) deposits are non-refundable. In the event that an early departure is necessary, the full balance will, nevertheless, be due.



Sandy and West Johnson

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About the innkeepers

I love to bake and cook and I love hosting guests from all over the world and providing them with a comfortable and welcoming place to stay.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

organic and local