ECCE Bed and Breakfast
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ECCE is an award-winning 5 bedroom B&B located in the southwest Catskills region. The finely appointed rooms have private baths (some with whirlpool tubs), A/C, in-room televisions with built in DVD/VCR/CD players, free internet access and refreshment centers with built in refrigerator, coffee/tea makers and complimentary snacks and beverages. Panoramic views of the river valley and surrounding mountains of New York and Pennsylvania can be seen from nearly all rooms in the house.
ECCE is abundant with welcoming amenities. Enjoy the use of several common guest areas. Curl up with a good book in front of our wood burning fireplace or gather to play games in the warm and welcoming sunroom.
From the large outdoor decks, marvel at the breathtaking views and watch the wide variety of wildlife, including the American Bald Eagle or just relax in the serenity of nature. ECCE is situated on 60 acres of wooded private property to hike, bike, paint, sketch and photograph the wonders of nature.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Alan Rosenblatt and Kurtis Kreider for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Incredible views, attention to detail, immaculate premises, unbelievable breakfasts, beautiful accommodations, fabulous hosts
What are you best known for?
We are located on a bluff 400 feet above the upper Delaware River. The views from the rooms are "breathtaking" to quote our guests.
What makes your inn unique?
We are unique in that we are very personal to each guest. For example, when there is a special occasion, there are surprises for the guests in their room when they arrive. We are located on 60 acres and have hiking trails throughout the property. Each room has a refreshment center with refrigerator, coffee tea maker. We provide complimentary snacks and beverages for the refreshment centers. We spot clean each room while guests have breakfasts. The room are then re-cleaned and turned down w/a variety of chocolates when guests are out to dinner. After dinner cordials are available in common areas. We host a guest reception prior to guests going to dinner. The reception includes hors d'ouvres and complimentary beverages including wine, beer, etc. The reception gives the guests an opportunity meet each other and the hosts. All of our offerings are included in the room rate. There are no "additional charges." We are a "Green Lodging Partner" with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy www.delawarehighlands.org.
We host a rotating art exhibit which includes: Outdoor metal/stone sculptures, prints, oil paintings, photography pottery and jewelry.
What do you love most about your inn?
What I like most about the inn is our clientele. Really nice, interesting, thoughtful people. We often receive "thank you" notes, photos and gifts from our guests. 75% of our clientele are either returning guests or referrals from our guests.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
There are four equal reasons visitors come to our area:
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Go to www.Tripadvisor.com and see for yourself.
We are the #2 rated B&B on Tripadvisor in all of the Catskill region which includes 4 counties in NY State (Over 100 B&B's).
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The 1969 Woodstock was held in our area (Bethel, not Woodstock, NY) and there is now a museum and 15,000 seats, state of the Art Performing Arts Center at the site of the original concert. See www.bethelwoodscenter.org.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
-Go on the river- canoeing, rafting or kayaking
-Go to a concert or summer stock theater
-Go to a local winery or farmer's market or working farm
-Visit historical sites:1969 Woodstock museum/Fort Delaware
-Eagle watching/bird watching
-antiquing, pottery, craft fairs
-gaming at Monticello Racino
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The Upper Delaware River
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Many of our restaurants feature locally produced ingredients which is very important to our visitors.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
An excellent website for everything tourism related: www.scva.net
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 5 bedroom/5 private baths; 2 bathrooms have whirlpool tubs.
Do you accept pets?
Although we do not accept pets there is an excellent facility in the area: www.dogmountainlodge.com.
Savor a sumptuous country breakfast while overlooking the river from one of our many outdoor decks or breakfast room. Enjoy such unique fare as ECCE's Classic "Eggs in the Clouds Benedict," or our "Stuffed Baked French Toast" with cream cheese and seasonal fruits. All our dishes are made to order and will cater to both your taste buds and dietary needs.
Enjoy many local activities and area attractions including canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, skiing, antiquing, craft/street fairs, gaming and historic sights. The area features many entertainment venues including summer stock, cabaret, experimental theater, opera and concerts at the newly opened Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts.
ECCE is the perfect place to celebrate those special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and reunions. In addition, ECCE is an excellent venue to host offsite executive retreats. Experienced facilitators are available for such events. Whatever the occasion, it will be personal and long remembered.
Things to Do
There are many things to do arround the area all season round.
- Eagle Watching
- Cooking Classes
- Arts & Craft Fairs
- Horse Racing
- And many more!
Check our website for links to specific places you can go!
If you enjoy historic sites, there is Fort Delaware, the Minisink Battle Ground, Zane Grey Museum, the Woodstock Museum, Grey Towers, and the historic Roebling Bridge.
Go to: National Park Service/Upper Delaware River
Entertainment & Dining
Sullivan County is home to a variety of entertainment including The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Summer Stock, Experimental Theatre, Opera, and Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Racing. The area also has a wide selection of fine restaurants and eateries for casual dining. Go to: Sullivan County Visitors Association.
Shopping and Special Events
For shoppers, the river valley and the surrounding area features antique shops, art galleries, flea markets, craft fairs, farmers markets, as well as special events such as "Riverfest", "Eaglefest", "The Black Bear Film Festival", Bethel Woods Fall Harvest Festival, "Pumpkinfest" and local street fairs. Go to: Sullivan County Visitors Association.