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19 High Street, Beacon, NY 12508
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Botsford Briar
Ranked #4 of 5 Beacon B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Botsford Briar for three nights (in the Magnolia Room) and it was a one of a kind experience that I will not forget. Although I have been on a number of day trips to Beacon prior to this extended visit, staying at this inn has given me a brand new perspective on the town and the region.... More

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New York, NY
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you need rest and relaxation and an escape from the city, look no further. The innkeepers were incredibly friendly and helpful. We took all their recommendations. Everything you would want to do was in walking distance. We will definitely be returning. The Magnolia room was quiet, clean and secluded. Sunset was amazing.

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New York City
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We were travelling by train and needed a B & B close to Dia:Beacon Art Museum and this was great. We ain't kids anymore, so we had to take a taxi from the train station, though it also isn't a bad walk (15 min.) if you don't mind hills. Though it was cold, it wasn't a bad walk (some hills,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We were greeted by Charles ,a really nice man, who seems to do just about everything here but only nearly completing his various and numerous tasks . As we entered the house it felt very dark and quite eerie, rather like a gothic movie set. So much is unfinished between their two properties, the guest house suffers as a consequence.... More

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Never been to this area before but this looked like a convenient place to stay while taking in a tour of West Point, an Army football game and dinner at the CIA. After a fantastic lunch at the "HOP" checked in at the Botsford Briar. Charlie welcomed us as we drove in the driveway. He was always available and everytime... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This inn is run extremely professionally and seamlessly, which might not be the first thing you'd look for with a b&b but it was what I appreciated most. Yes, this place is a very opulent yet comfortable victorian home with very sociable and considerate proprietors who take care of you very well and serve a very nice breakfast right to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

My husband, son and I stayed here and really enjoyed it. Charlie and Shirley (who own/run the place) were so lovely and kind. They went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable. As a bonus, this place is quite well located: easy walk to Dia, or to Main street shops and restaurants. And frankly, this was very affordable... More

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Philadelphia PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I'm from the Hudson River Valley area originally and thought it would be a nice experience to stay in a B & B I hadn't been to in the past. My boyfriend and I were warmly welcomed by the innkeeper Charlie and the owner Shirley, immediately upon our arrival. The house itself was quite warm and inviting, with unique features... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

My boyfriend and I booked a room here last minute, and from the moment I spoke with Shirley, the owner, on the phone, she was sweet and warm as can be. The only room they had left to book for the evening was "their best room," she said, which was the Magnolia Room. It was definitely the best! With a... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Very friendly owner. Cute house. Great location (a few minutes walk to main street, 20 minute walk to Beacon). Breakfast was solid. My wife and I went for our anniversary and plan to come back again.

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Address: 19 High Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Location: United States > New York > Beacon
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Set high on a hill in Beacon's Historical District, Botsford Briar is a quiet, relaxing spot with remarkable views of the Hudson River. It is conveniently located within ten minutes walking distance of Main Street, Metro-North, and Dia. Botsford Briar is a beautifully restored high Queen Anne Victorian. The guest rooms are decorated with antiques in a simple Victorian style, each with its own private bath. A continental breakfast of your choice is brought to your room. ... more   less 
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