A Kingston B&B at the Thomas L Southwick House

131 Fair Street , Kingston, 12401 USA (Show map)


Situated in the historic uptown district of Kingston, first capital of New York, the Thomas L. Southwick House has a storied past. At one point, it was even a brothel frequented by Babe Ruth! Today, fully restored to its original glory, the house boasts elegantly appointed rooms. The main floor features a grand communal dining room where Full breakfast is served Mondays through Fridays, and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, a Full Country Breakfast is provided. In addition there are two spacious, antique-filled reception rooms where guests can relax and enjoy a complimentary coffee/tea service. Proprietor Alicja Kowalska pampers guests with freshly-baked treats and dishes from the bounty of the Hudson Valley’s local produce. Each room features a private bathroom, air conditioning, and TV. In addition to fine dining, the historic Stockade District features important sites such as the Senate House, the Matthew Person House, and other sites of interest. Downtown, Kingston's historic Rondout offers waterfront dining, shopping, museums and galleries, as well as sunset cruises, waterfront concerts and local festivals. The area boasts both new and historic wineries, historic estates, houses and museums, fine dining, world-class scenery, and winter and summer sports. The scenic Walkway Over the Hudson, the famed Shawangunk Mountain, and the Mohonk Preserve are nearby, as are Hunter, Belleayre, and Windham Mountains for skiers. Bard College's Fischer Center for the Performing Arts, Vassar College's world-famous museum, and other significant venues are easily accessible by car. For Reservations please contact via phone, not through email.



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

Wonderful stay

4.8 on July 19, 2013

We stayed over one night on our vacation, and had a very nice time. The home is beautiful, and Alicia was friendly and helpful. I would recommend A Kingston Bed and Breakfast to anyone planning a stay in the area.

Above and Beyond

5 on April 08, 2013

We found this B&B by chance during a sad time when my brother was in Hospice. Alicja was extraordinary in her care of us, even making extra food to bring to the hospital for my sister-in-law. Each day she provided us with just the right amount of care, genuine concern, and the touch of humor that only she could express. By the time we left [4 days] she gave us each a warm hug, and sent us home with more food! Food: excellent!! Rooms: quiet, gorgeous, clean, sumptuous. Hospitality: like you were in your own home. Alicja: one in a million!

Lovely weekend getaway

3.8 on January 01, 2013

My boyfriend and I escaped to A Kingston B&B for one night in mid-November. We stayed in the well-appointed Babe Ruth room which had a lovely four-poster bed and spacious bathroom. In the morning we feasted on delicious cranberry scones and vegetable frittata. Alicia had leftovers so she generously sent us home with the extra scones from breakfast.

1 Night in Kingstone

5 on November 28, 2012

We staid there over night while visiting Kingston And I must mention that is one of the best bed I slept in in my entire life. Furthermore, the breakfast was delicious and the coffee was perfect. The place is very cute and cozy. Thank you so much Alicja for your kindness. Mina

A wonderful weekend

5 on November 18, 2012

We came here for just one night and Alicja was very friendly and warm. We stayed in the Flying Squadron room which was well-lit, warm, and extremely comfortable. We couldn't have had a better sleep or a nicer time. Mr. Socks is adorable and the food is delicious! We would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast and might even come back in the spring!

Stay here!

4.8 on September 02, 2012

I took my fiancee to Kingston for a short weekend getaway and by luck happened upon A Kingston Bed and Breakfast. I couldn't have been more fortunate. Alicja made every effort to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. She is open and warm; she told us about how she came to open the establishment (only open the past year), about the house, and about her "partner" Mr. Socks, a sweet cat. She was accommodating and gracious on every level. Breakfast was delicious and filling: warm, freshly baked biscuits with cranberries, a sliced melon, excellent coffee, orange juice, and a perfectly cooked vegetable frittata (she asks about dietary restrictions before you book). Some people might be disappointed in the lack of hair-dryer (although she lent us hers and said she'll get one for guests soon) or the front door not being accessible by guests or that she is still undergoing small renovations in some parts of the house, but it is still a new place and Alicja is making every effort to improve her growing business. It's warm, comfortable, clean, and well located. If you go to Kingston, don't pass up the opportunity to stay here-you'll be happy you did.

A charming B & B

5 on August 29, 2012

Lovely place, delightful hostess, delish food, warm and inviting atmosphere. Only negatives: no hair dryer or shampoo in bathroom and no guest key to the front door. We would definately stay there again.

A most wonderful experience

4.8 on August 28, 2012

Our stay was wonderful; the owner was gracious and told us all about the history of the home as we enjoyed a breakfast that was prepared for us with an outstanding blend of coffee. The room was spacious and the bathroom recently redone with a wonderful shower. We enjoyed the location as it was perfect for exploring the Mid-Hudson Valley. I would highly recommend a Bed and breakfast in Kingston N.Y.

Warm, friendly, spacious, and delicious

5 on August 12, 2012

On a whim, my wife and I headed upstate from Brooklyn to relax, and booked the Babe Ruth suite (he is said to have stayed here back in the day, when it was a different sort of establishment). We were greeted warmly by Alicja, the owner, who gave us tips on the two dining areas of Kingston. Our room was clean, quiet, and charming, and the whole house was newly restored, with period furniture in excellent condition. The bed and pillows were comfortable. Breakfast in the morning consisted of fresh canteloupe, OJ, coffee, a delicious frittata, and homemade muffins. Alicja was attentive throughout our stay and quite friendly. You can tell she loves people and loves making them feel at home. We would definitely go back, and would highly recommend it.

Stay at A Kingston B&B at the Thomas L Southwick House

4.8 on August 10, 2012

This is a beautifully restored home with lovely large rooms with high ceilings. I had a wonderful stay here and enjoyed the fact that this B&B is within walking distance of the Stockade district. I also walked to the Roundout district (although I recommend a taxi to this part of town). The owner, Alicja was extremely hospitable, cooked delicious breakfasts and when she found out that I have cats, let me pet her cat Socks which really made me feel at home. I also like her taste in antiques and curtain treatments in each room, and the beds were very comfortable. I would recommend this inn to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay, and I plan to return with my sister.

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Rooms & Rates

Flying Squadron

The Flying Squadron has a queen bed with private bathroom, TV, and air-conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $175

Babe Ruth

The Babe Ruth is a master deluxe room with a king size bed, private bathroom, and with one other room.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $250


The Victorian room is a junior suite with a full size and a twin size bed with a private bathroom. Both are original Victorian beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $225

Legs Diamond

The "Legs" Diamond room features a private marble bathroom, TV, and AC.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $225

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

, Private Bathrooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, TV

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  • Check In:: 2 pm - 10 pm
  • Check Out:: 11
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 days minimum for a long weekend, 2 for weekends
  • Cancellations: There is a $15 service fee for all cancellations. Cancellations made within one week of arrival date will be charged a one-night room fee should we be unable to re-rent the room. Cancellation fees will be applied to the credit card provided at the time of booking.
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