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Borland House Bed & Breakfast is a gracious Greek Revival home that will entice you to escape from your daily routine. Our desire is to offer our guests the very best of what we have enjoyed about bed & breakfasts over the years. Kick off your shoes, share a glass of wine, relax in one of our cozy reading nooks, browse in our antique shop, and sleep on Egyptian cotton before waking up to a sumptuous breakfast.
Borland House Bed & Breakfast offers five guest rooms with private baths. Each of the rooms is air-conditioned and can accommodate a maximum of two persons.
A special feature of the Borland House is Blue Shutter Antiques. The shop is located in the original kitchen of this home, built in the 1790's, and features the original hearth and beehive oven. The shop is a "must see". A specialty of Blue Shutter Antiques is European enamelware which Carol and Bill have purchased on their frequent buying trips to France. Your hosts buy what they love and offer these items at reasonable prices. In fact, many of the pieces you will enjoy during your stay at the Borland House are also for sale. Just think, you could arrive to spend the night and leave with the bed!
Room rates include a full three-course breakfast. Carol and Bill, your hosts, will provide a late afternoon treat on the porch, in the garden, or in the dining room. If you are lucky, Carol will bring out a fresh batch of her Black and White Cookies. You are welcome to help yourself to our extensive selection of paperbacks and sink into a big wing chair in one of our public rooms. In fact, feel free to take the book with you when you check out.
The Borland House is conveniently located in the heart of the historic village of Montgomery. From our porch, you can stroll to your choice of critically acclaimed restaurants or check out the antique shops, bicycle trails, and gift boutiques. Let us help you plan your outings and offer suggestions. Wherever you wander, you will have chosen the perfect place to return to each day.
Orange County Choppers is a popular destination for the motorcycle enthusiast. You have watched them on TV, now enjoy the experience of browsing their shop and checking out some of their most outrageous designs. They are located just 1 mile from the village.
Things To Do
Art - Explore the grounds of Storm King Art Center just 20 minutes away. Spend a rainy day at the renowned Dia, just over the bridge in Beacon.
Hiking - A 15-minute ride will take you to the challenging and beautiful Shawangunks. Spend the day hiking at Mohonk Mountain House or Lake Minnewaska.
Outdoor Antique Shows - The Borland House is less than 40 minutes to many seasonal antique shows and flea markets.
Shopping - Woodbury Commons, a premier shopping outlet, is only a 30-minute drive. Antique shops abound in and around Montgomery. Just over the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge are the many shops in Cold Spring and Beacon.
Historic Homes - The many historic homes along the Hudson are just a short drive.
Wine Tours - The Hudson Valley features many wineries to visit and sample.
West Point - A "must" and only a 45-minute drive. Let us arrange a tour for you.
Newburgh Waterfront - The beautifully restored Newburgh waterfront on the Hudson features shopping and riverside dining only 10 minutes from the Borland House.
The original house was built in the 1790's with the large Greek Revival addition constructed by General Charles Borland, Jr. around 1830. He and his wife, Isabella Hill Borland, lived there until their death. General Borland was a prominent citizen who graduated from Union College, became a lawyer, and had an illustrious political career. He served as a congressman, state senator, and mayor of Montgomery. General Borland founded a law school in the building next door, now the Village Sampler. General Borland was asked by Governor Clinton to oversee the construction of the famous Erie canal which began in 1817.