Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast

913 Route 213, High Falls, New York 12440
Innkeeper(s): Robyn Smith
  • Introduction

    Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast

    Welcome to Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast in High Falls, New York!

    Situated beside a rushing mountain trout stream & waterfall, this historic inn is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley between New Paltz and Kingston at the base of Mohonk Mountain and minutes from the Catskill Mountains and Woodstock. Near wineries, antiquing, gourmet restaurants Lake Minnewaska, Mohonk Preserve, golf, headless horseman hayrides, snow boarding & snow tubing, hiking, rock climbing, cross country skiing, spas, pottery trail, ice skating, fishing, biking, SUNY New Paltz, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, Ulster County Tourism Events, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, and the oldest street in America.

    Our Inn's namesake was a Revolutionary War hero who built the Stone House in 1760. Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley between the Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains, Captain Schoonmaker's is the perfect getaway for romance or relaxation. The area offers miles of beautiful hiking trails, fishing, antiquing, golf, biking, rock climbing, and dozens of fabulous restaurants

    We are situated on 10 landscaped and wooded acres, with two seasonal waterfalls and the remains of a stone grist mill. Depending on the season guests are welcome to sit by a cozy fire, fish in our trout stream, take a dip under the seasonal waterfall or just relax in the hammock. The choice is yours.

    Feel free to wander through the 1760 Stone House and enjoy Judy's Antique Collections! Many items are for sale! Relax by the Wood Burning Stove in our solarium, which is available for use as a common room by our guests, with Cable TV/ VCR player with movie library and guest telephone. Sip Iced Tea on the deck or your balcony in spring & summer or hot cider by the fire in winter and fall.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Bill and Judy Klock for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Our guests love our breakfasts & that we are centrally located in The Hudson Valley.

    What are you best known for? 

    Fireside Breakfasts.

    What makes your inn unique?

    Rushing Mountain Trout Stream.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    It's History & waterfront property.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Hiking & Restaurants.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "This is The Shire" & "Better than a Frogs Hair Split 3 ways"!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The abundance of Live Music & Arts.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Hike the 'Gunks', visit FDRs house, then dinner at The C.I.A, Do the Shawangunk Wine Trail, Play Golf then relax by the Fireplace before listening to live music at The High Falls Cafe!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The hamlet of High Falls with: Antique shops, 4 Restaurants, Sunday Flea Market, gift shops, café.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Inn at Stone Ridge & The Eggs Nest.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?,,

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 5 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets, but we can make suggestions for pet lodging.

  • Amenities

    • 4 wood burning fireplaces
    • Whirlpool tubs honeymoon suite
    • 2 seasonal waterfalls
    • Stream fishing
    • Wireless internet
    • Gourmet breakfasts using our own farm fresh eggs
    • Air-conditioners
    • An antique filled romantic B & B

    Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast-Outside ViewCaptain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast-Bathroom

  • Breakfast

    Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast-Dining

    Our Candlelit Country Gourmet breakfast is served on Antique China (a different service each day) in one of our dining rooms by an original Wood Burning Fireplace. We use local produce, farm products, Eggs from our own hens, homegrown herbs and vegetables whenever possible. Your Breakfast may include delicacies such as:

    • Pumpkin Pancakes w/ Cranberry Butter
    • Apple Cheddar Quiche
    • Homemade Cinnamon Buns
    • Homemade Granola
    • Stuffed French toast
    • Individual Brie & Herb Souffle using our own Farm Fresh Eggs
    • Home Baked Scones
    • Breads
    • Muffins
    • Fruit juice
    • Fresh fruits
    • Sausage
    • Ham or bacon
    • Fresh ground coffee and teas

    (Private dining at Breakfast may be available, please ask in advance).

  • Area Attractions

    • Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast-Fall ViewMohonk Preserve
    • Lake Minnewaska
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Hiking
    • Rock climbing
    • Antiquing
    • Tours of local wineries
    • Golf - Six courses in the area
    • Bike Rentals
    • Pottery studios
    • SUNY New Paltz
    • Hyde Park Mansions
  • Guest Comments

    Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast-Water View

    "The spot was gorgeous and we really appreciated the genuine hospitality and warmth. We hope to stop back as soon as we get a chance." - L.E. Brooklyn, NY

    "This is a really beautiful place, wonderful company and amazing breakfasts. We will definitely be back." - B.R. Southington, CT

    "We had a wonderful 2 days in the Carriage House, our first as husband and wife! We will always remember warm fires, warm beds, warm hospitality & yummy breakfasts!" - M. & T.G. Pawtucket, RI

    "A Perfect getaway!" - C.S. Westown, PA

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely B & B. Beautiful views, incredible breakfasts, truly memorable." - D.B. Denver, CO

    "Thank you for a wonderful relaxing weekend. The sound of the stream was heaven!" - P.W. Bermuda