The Clark House Bed & Breakfast

3292 Route 23A P.O. Box 465, Palenville, New York 12463
Innkeeper(s): Christine and Michael Clark
  • Introduction

    The Clark House Bed & Breakfast

    This grand Victorian home in Palenville New York, original inside and out, offers a country retreat in a fabulous Bed & Breakfast.

    Situated at the foot of the Catskill Mountains on 4.4 acres, it boasts a stunning and extensive private back grass meadow, bordered by pristine woodland sprinkled with wild thyme, sage and blackberries and an unobstructed view of the mountains.

    Each of the 6 gracious and light-filled bedrooms include private, full bathrooms with original detailing. The main floor master suite boasts a Jacuzzi tub and sleep loft, and a private entrance to the back deck and garden.  There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor, all with private bathrooms and access to our wrap around porch. The room have an eclectic mix of themes: Sea room, French Quarter, and Asian.

    “Delicious breakfast” is simply the phrase that guests use regularly. Our original rustic full barn, in a sun-drenched blue wash exterior, is available for a special occasion, party site, or wedding.

    An easy 2 hours from NYC, a quick city get away that contains a lifetime of adventure or relaxation.

    On the path of the art trail of The Hudson River School, we are at the Bottom of Kaaterskill Clove. It is a year-round destination for hiking, exploring the many famous Kaaterskill waterfalls and lakes, swimming, boating, kayaking or tubing on the majestic Hudson River. Also ideal for snow shoeing or winter skiing at Hunter Mountain, antiquing, horseback riding or checking out all the summer and fall music and year round art festivals. Tour the historic and quaint neighboring villages of Woodstock, Saugerties, Tannersville, Hunter and Hudson. Take advantage of the bounties of the Hudson valley, support farms, and pick your own fruits.

  • 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 Christine and Michael Clark for sharing their secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Many guest stay to experience the Catskills and Hudson Valley or simply for a getaway to relax.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our sense of hospitality, our breakfast and our personality attract a wonderful mix of guests.

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

    Palenville is a small hamlet where guests can enjoy the natural beauties, reconnect with nature, have a break.

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

    When guests say "we made a difference."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Palenville and "its falling waters."

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

    Visit Kaaterskill falls, North/South lake park, Woodstock, Light House in Saugerties, HITS and many more sites.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Hiking trails, swimming holes, and a golf course.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We are surrounded by amazing restaurants that use farms, local grown vegetables and offer a huge range of flavors. It is difficult to say just one name.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We are proud to play concierge, but for motivated hikers, has everything you want to know about the hikes in the Catskills.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    5 rooms, all with a private bathroom.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets, but we have a pet facility close by.

  • Our Breakfast

    Artisanal foods fresh from local farms are prepared with love. Our farm table is laden with linens and silver, and framed by a wall of salon-style art. Our healthy fare lends an extraordinary start to each new day’s dawn. The region is bountiful with pick-your-own farms, markets, stands and country stores.

    Farm Stands & Pick Your Own:

    • Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
    • Wednesdays in Woodstock
    • Saturdays in Saugerties
    • Certified Organic Berry & Apple Picking

  • Room Information

    We offer five guest rooms decorated with individual style, from homestyle country american, the simplicity of asian chic, romantic old world, sea breeze of cape cod to a mountain lodge retreat.

    Each Room Includes:

    • A private bath
    • Robes
    • A seasonal gourmet breakfast

    Non-Holiday Room Rates: Rooms and suites, all with private bath - $115 - $225

    Ask about rates for booking entire house for weddings, family reunions, birthdays and your special event.

    No pets or smoking are allowed.

    Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa & American Express.

  • Relax and Play in the Area


    From a leisurely walk in the woods to a rigorous hike. Discover incredible vistas across the Hudson Valley, The Kaaterskill Wild Forest, North South Lake park, and Long path.


    Cool down with a swim in pristine mountain


    Highest and longest in North America.


    From skiing, snowboarding to fly fishing, Hunter and Windham Mountain. &

    Horseback Riding:

    A variety of scenic trails for all abilities.


    Flea markets, yard sales and Antiquing. Set up an easel or tripod to stretch your creativity.

    • Hudson River School of Painters Art Trail.
    • OPUS 40 Bluestone Sculpture Park.
    • Wine trail and wineries.
    • Woodstock Film Festival.