Chrystie House

300 south ave , beacon, NY 12508 USA (Show map)


The Chrystie House (“The House”) is a fully restored nineteenth century Federal-style mansion with four acres of historical garden. The House and garden are exceedingly elegant and beautiful, and have strong cultural and spiritual ties with early American history. The House is within walking distance of Beacon’s Main Street, train station and waterfront, and within the reasonable distance of the entire Hudson Valley and Catskills. It provides any traveler, vacationer, or people looking for a tranquil retreat a luxurious and comfortable environment for a memorable stay at the beautiful Hudson Valley.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

My wonderful stay....

5 on July 09, 2015

I flew in from San Francisco to visit my daughter and transportation was frozen leaving JFK. The owner was so patient to accommodate my arrival at 1am. The rooms are immaculate and still comfy. The breakfast was fresh and continental. I was enamored of all the beautiful art work and enjoyed that the artist was in house! I booked another note in the larger room and the owner asked me to invite my daughter over for breakfast. I often view my trips to NY as stressful but I was pleasantly surprised of how I was able to walk the area and find such solstice. If someone whom appreciates art, luxury and historical intimacy this is the place for you. -M.Stewart

An Illustrious Experience

4.2 on March 13, 2014

Chrystie House is a delightful mansion in Beacon, NY. The owner, Yuan Lee, is a world-renowned illustrator with a passion for American history. Mr. Lee is happy to regale his guests with stories of the American history- he knows a great deal about the life of founding father William Few. Each morning, breakfast is served hot: fresh croissants, blueberry scones, and quiche are on the table with a glass of fresh orange juice and a mug of coffee. The B&B is decorated with many of Mr. Lee's paintings and illustrations.

Delightful stay at Chrystie House

5 on August 25, 2012

Chrystie House is a beautifully restored colonial home with all modern conveniences and complete cleanliness. The innkeeper was extremely attentive and served us with a delicious fresh breakfast of fruit, quiche and croissants. I would definitely return.

A true gem in Beacon New York, a memorable experience

5 on June 11, 2012

This was our first experience at a bed and breakfast; we were unsure but after our experience at the Chrystie House we wished we lived closer and could visit more often - share this experience with our children, family and friends. The house was full of history and we have not slept so comfortably since I can remember. We enjoyed our conversations with the inn keeper, Yuan and his home was full of goodness and grace; I'm a tough customer and every night I was happy to return after our day out. My husband and I easily found many things to do in Beacon. We had the fortunate timing to enjoy the strawberry festival; many displays from local farmer's markets, craftsmen and music; an abundance of things for kids to do and participate in. We strolled the downtown area, taking in the galleries and local shops. The Roundhouse was a perfect stop for a scenic lunch from a gourmet hot dog to the ceviche I loved, and several craft beers to sample. We drove around enjoying the area and exploring its history. We found beautiful parks, remnants of turn of the century industry - really loved that, amazing being in a place where so much American history originated . At night the Newburgh waterfront was a 10 minute drive with riverside patio seating at impressive restaurants and bars - from fine dining to casual. And at the end of your day or to relax for a bit in the afternoon I can honestly say the Chrystie House is where you should return - we just loved it. For a small town like Beacon you will easily find things to do from the time you check in until it is time for you to return home.

Honest review - You should give them a go

3.8 on September 30, 2011

If, like me, you're no fan of cookie-cutter plastic hotels then you'll enjoy Chrystie House. It is a very old historic building with original character that the Innkeeper maintains and supports. If you're expecting to find a receptionist, concierge and head chef then you'll be disappointed, at Chrystie House, you're staying at Yuan Lee's. He's an artist by nature and his vibrant personality is imprinted everywhere in the rooms in the form of pictures that he has created, the well stocked book shelves and the extra twist you'll need to give the faucet to stop it dripping. I give you my honest review because I think that simply hitting 5 stars for everything detracts from the nature of Chrystie House - it's not perfect, it's far from the glitz of a 5-star manhattan hotel and much, much better for it. Overall, we loved our stay and would consider Yuan Lee as a friend that we stay with in Beacon.

A gentleman with uncanny taste!

4.0 on August 14, 2011

I adored the owner's deep intelligence, exquisite taste and talent for art and most importantly for me, conversation! This was a low key luxury experience for me. And I was there for one evening only in October of 2010. He was very gracious and helpful. I truly hope more people continue to stay at this lovely inn. K

A Beautiful, comfortable gem of a Place.

4.6 on May 25, 2011

This B&B, in a historic, colonial style, painstakingly restored house was a real treat. The home is beautifully furnished with museum quality furnishings, antiques, and new period furniture. The owner, is a talented artist, a knowledgable historian, and a great conversationalist. Our room was very spacious with a king bed, wood burning fireplace and huge bathroom with original tiles and rain shower head. From the huge windows, we overlooked the four landscaped acres of trees and gardens. Very quiet and peaceful sleeping! If you don't have a car, it's a quick taxi ride from the train station, and to the quaint main street of Beacon for shops, restaurants, etc. You could walk both as well. Great breakfast provided daily. If you're looking for a quiet, elegant retreat in a tranquil setting with an attentive innkeeper who makes you feel welcome and at home, this is your place!

Picture Perfect

5 on August 13, 2010

This charming, newly renovated 19th Century home was the perfect place to stay, away from the city for the weekend. The furniture, artwork, architecture, was elegant and meticulously designed. The service by our host was warm and welcoming . My husband and I stayed in the Henry Winthrop room and it had all the basic amenities. The room and bathroom had windows with views of the property. We felt like we were brought back in time. We highly recommend staying here!


5 on June 09, 2010

Chrystie House is a dream come true. My girlfriend and I had come to Beacon without many expectations and our stay at Chrystie House turned it into a truly memorable experience. The history of the house (home of one of the Founding Fathers), how perfectly it has been renovated and decorated (just take a look at the pictures and you'll see the level of detail and care), the gorgeous grounds, the attention of the owner- a formidable artist with a clear passion for Bed&Breakfast and Chrystie House, the comfort of the room (fantastic bed, and I am very picky!), delicious breakfast...all of the above make Chrystie House a MUST if you visit Beacon and plan on spending a night or two.

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Rooms & Rates

Albert Chrystie Room

This spacious and beautiful room was named after the original owner of the House, and for generations has been the master bedroom. The 510 square feet of interior space with 11 foot ceiling is enhanced by two large windows, one overlooking the Wodenethe garden, backed with mountain views and the other overlooking the South Avenue with distant seasonal river view. The room and its dressing area include two shoe/bag closets, a six drawer closet, an eight drawer dresser, and two walk-in closets with two full length mirrors.

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

CJ Slocum Room

This dramatic suite, named after the previous owner who relocated the house from river front to its current location, is also nicknamed “Don Quixote Room” for the beautiful but eccentric bathroom he installed in this suit. The room has 310 square feet of interior space with 11 foot ceiling. The beautiful bedroom includes an 8 drawer dresser, and its own small library with books of variety interests. Three large windows overlook the wooded area backed with beautiful seasonal river views.

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

Henry Winthrop Sargent Room

This elegant room was named to honor one of the Fathers of the American landscape architecture—Henry Winthrop Sargent, who originally designed the beautiful ground surrounding the House as part of his Wodenethe Estate. A number of the trees he planted more than a century and half ago still stand beautifully in the garden. This room has 240 square feet of interior space with 11 foot ceiling, with two large windows overlooking the stone patio and wooded area backed with the seasonal river view. Another window overlooks the garden with circulating stone walkway. In addition, this beautiful room features the following:

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

William Few Room

This sophisticated and elaborate suite was named after the original occupant of the room, William Few Jr, a Founding Father of the United States. The 380 square feet of interior space with 11 foot ceiling boast beautiful decor, three closets (including a six-drawer closet) and an original full-length mirror. Through the hand-carved arch walkway, the elegant bedroom area is embellished with wainscoting, crown molding and plaster roses, with three large windows overlooking the Wodenethe garden, backed with the mountain views.

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

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Location Type

Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Beacon’s most major route is Interstate 84, which passes through the city’s north side, providing a connection that is minutes to the Taconic State Parkway, New York State Thruway and Stewart International Airport. Train Commuter service to New York City is available via the MTA Beacon Train Station, served by Metro-North Railroad. The Station is one mile away from the Chrystie House.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Eco-tourism, Lake, Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Tours

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • 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: minimum 2 nights in the weekend and holidays
  • Cancellations: Christmas to New Year (December 23–January 2), July 3–5, Thanksgiving and Valentine Day: Minimum of 10 days’ notice of cancellation—no charge; 7-10 days’ notice of cancellation—60% charge; Less than 7 days notice of cancellation—100% charge. If the reservation is made within 7 days of arrival, the following apply: Minimum of 5 day’s notice of cancellation—no charge; 3-5 days’ notice of cancellation—60% charge; Less than 72 hours notice of cancellation—100% charge. Other period Minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation—no charge; 24-48 hours notice of cancellation—50% charge; Less than 24 hours—80% charge. Cancellation should be done by phone with confirmation from the innkeeper by email or fax.
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Languages spoken

chinese mandarin, English

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  • Time Served: 8:30AM
  • Serving Location: patio, Dining Room

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