Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast at Smythe House
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"1890 Victorian fully restored with old world charm and all the modern amenities"
For your accommodations in the country choose our micro hotel offering the best breakfast fare and among the finest lodging in the Hudson Valley Catskill area. Stay in a carefully renovated three story 1890 Classic American Shingle Style Colonial.
Your hosts David and Justine are career hospitality professionals inviting you into their warm, comforting home. Each of the guest rooms is uniquely and beautifully appointed and all have private bathrooms.
Interior emphasis is toward comfortable, convenience appointed with functional period antiques, Persian carpets, Tiffany lamps.
All guest rooms include A/C, Wi-Fi, Flat panel cable TV, DVD players, in-room refrigerators, telephone, wine set-up, organic toiletries, deluxe all-cotton & down bedding, full length bathrobes, hair dryers, etc.
Your host Justine Smythe, MBA Cornell Hotel School at Paris, offers concierge service to help you plan your lunch and dinner reservations. Choose from plenty of seasonal local activities, historical sites and trails to follow. Call in advance for special arrangements for your birthday, anniversary, or whatever event you wish to celebrate.
Wander outside and enjoy the view or sit by the koi pond and watch and listen to the relaxing sounds of the waterfalls.
Of course, you may just want to snuggle in the extremely comfortable deluxe pillowtop bed or unwind in a double Jacuzzi.
Chef David Smythe, 29 year Chef-professor at the Culinary Institute of America, makes sure that everything is just right for the most sensitive meal of the day, your breakfast. Choose from the extensive farm fresh & organic menu.
Personalized gourmet breakfast - make your selections from the menu and enjoy cafe style dining at your chosen time.
Please inquire in advance for specialized menus (vegetarian, vegan, celiac). Enjoy a refreshing fresh fruit starter while Chef Smythe prepares your meal in the open French style country kitchen.
Enjoying your day: Wake up and ease yourself out of the bed with its crisp all cotton linens and restorative pillow top hand stitched mattress.
Get into the Jacuzzi and relax yourself awake. Come through the parlor and enter the lively tiled, chef designed kitchen.
Stop for a minute to talk to the chef and see your breakfast being prepared, then flow through into the beautiful, warm dining area.
Pause to enjoy the mountain-view, fresh cut flowers on the table, subtle lively music, smell the coffee being brewed, then begin to enjoy your best meal of the day. Once completely satisfied push back from the table. When you're ready, set out on your business or your adventure, plans and map in hand, or just go back upstairs and jump back into bed. We won't tell.
Chef David Smythe will prepare your personalized breakfast just the way you like it. Dine while you enjoy the koi pond and Catskill mountain view.
Hosts David and Justine Smythe welcome you as guests in their newly-renovated Victorian "Shingle Style" Cottage.
The Esopus Creek Cottage, a waterside vacation rental, is perfect for your Hudson valley friend or family vacation getaways.
From the Guest Book
"A wonderful stay. Fabulous breakfast. The rooms are cozy and the best mattress I have ever slept on. We appreciate your attention to the little details. It makes all the difference." ~ Stephanie & Randy, Ontario Canada
"We are frequent visitors to bed and breakfasts in the New England area, and yours is among the best we've had the pleasure to experience. The breakfasts we amazing, the conversations enlightening, the house an ideal base for our explorations of the Hudson Valley / Catskills region." ~ Best wishes, Jen & Joe, Newton MA
"Your hospitality is unparalleled. We had such a wonderful weekend thanks to your B&B. The room was beautiful and the personal touches made it very homey." ~ Danielle and Joseph, Manhattan, New York
Smythe House Breakfast
Smythe House Breakfast prepared by Chefs Smythe just the way you like it. For a complete hot personally prepared breakfast, reserve the night before. Upon check-in guests choose from the menu and indicate time of desired breakfast.
Smythe House Breakfast Menu
(note: menu subject to change or may be customized for dietary preference) Chef's Note: Please submit menu by 7 pm each night for the following morning. Please select one entree and beverages from the menu below:
CREPES & PANCAKES
with choice of bacon, ham, or sausage
Farm eggs scallion, & mushroom crepes with orange cream sauce
Chantilly Crepes filled with fresh fruit and whipped cream
Blueberry Buttermilk pancakes or Banana Walnut pancakes
French Toast with warm berry compote and Chantilly cream or vanilla yogurt
OMELETE (stove-top) or FRITATTA (oven-baked)
Create your own--mix and match from the following ingredients:
Cheese: cheddar, swiss, jack, mozzarella, cream cheese, sour cream
Meat: steak, ham, bacon, sausage, smoked salmon
Vegetable: tomato, mushroom, bell pepper, scallion, basil, dill
Omelets served with chef's choice potatoes and whole grain toast, bagel, or croissant
SPECIAL BREAKFAST DISHES
Eggs Benedict - poached eggs on crouton with Canadian ham and Hollandaise
Eggs Barclay - poached eggs on crouton with smoked salmon and Hollandaise
Eggs en Cocotte - baked in ramekin with cream, Swiss cheese, and scallion
Bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, and red onion
Herbed Tofu Scramble, grilled tomato, wheat toast, seasonal greens, chef's potato
EGGS ANY STYLE
With chef's choice potatoes, toast, and choice of:
Bacon, ham, sausage, steak, portabello mushroom, grilled tomato
Toast, choose from bagel, whole grain, English muffin, or croissant
Parfait, fresh fruit and organic yogurt (vanilla or plain), croissant or whole grain toast
Cold cereal, choose from: Cheerios, Cornflakes, or Granola
Hot cereal, choose from: Cream of Wheat or Oatmeal
Hot: regular or decaf coffee, black or herbal tea, mulled cider, hot chocolate, mocha
Cold: milk, orange juice, grapefruit juice, berry juice, tomato, apple cider, iced tea or coffee
Fruit smoothie with banana, berries, and yogurt
How To Find Us
Coming from the North on 9W we are on the right side of the street. Coming from the South on 9W we are on the left side of the street.
There is a green and gold sign "Smythe House" in the front yard and a gold "Smythe House" sign over our front door.
Our physical address is 158 Burt Street, Saugerties, NY 12477.
We are right across from Trinity Lane. The Village of Saugerties Welcome sign is also directly across the street from our driveway.
Directions from NYC via the NYState Thruway:
Exit the NY State thruway at exit 20, if you are coming from the South at the first light
(across from McDonalds) make a right onto Route 212 "aka" Ulster Avenue, around the fourth light turn right onto Market Street, go one block and at the light turn left onto Main street,
go one block and at the light turn right onto Partition Street, follow Partition down the hill,
follow the traffic left and up the hill (Hill street "aka" 9W/32) and the road turns right and then left and then right (on your left is Knights of Columbus)...then go two blocks on 9W and
we are on the right hand side across from Trinity Place and a graveyard. Look for the Smythe House sign and fence on the right, two houses before our home is Hellmsmoortel Insurance...you can't miss our place, but if you get to Overbaugh street (on the right) turn around and its the second driveway on your left across from the old graveyard. Looking forward to your visit...
Directions from Albany or other areas to the North via the NY State Thruway:
Exit the NY State thruway at exit 20, if you are coming from the North make a left onto Route 32 and then another left onto Route 212 "aka" Ulster Avenue. Around the fifth light turn right onto Market Street, go one block and at the light turn left onto Main street, go one block and at the light turn right onto Partition Street, follow Partition down the hill, follow the traffic left and up the hill (Hill street) and the road turns right and then left and then right (on left is Knights of Columbus)... then go two blocks on 9W and we are on the right hand side across from Trinity Place and a graveyard. Look for the Smythe House sign and fence on the right, two houses before our home is Hellmsmoortel Insurance... you can't miss our place, but if you get to Overbaugh street turn around and its the second driveway on your left across from the old graveyard. Looking forward to your visit...
Directions from the Taconic Parkway:
Take the "Route 199 Intersection" going West towards Red Hook, Rhinecliff, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge (one exit past Cold Spring Road). Follow Rte 199 West to Red Hook, follow Rte 199/Rte 9 towards Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Go over Bridge and take first exit, Rte 32, North a few miles to Route 9, take a right going towards Saugerties (see the Stewarts store on left). Go one mile North on Route 9W to the Historic Saugerties Sign. See Smythe House on the left, sign over door "Smythe House". Our house is across from Trinity Place. If you get to the Knights of Columbus building you have gone too far, turn around, find our B&B on the right, two doors past Hellsmoortel Insurance.