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Bitter Sweet Bed & Breakfast

470 Wurtemburg Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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Bitter Sweet Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 15 Rhinebeck B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New Haven, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the Hudson Valley, where artists, politicians , old and new money all found beauty that spoke to them, is a wonderful place to recharge. We went there this weekend with several friends and visited FDR home, Storm King Art Center , Olana, home of Frederic Church renowned landscape artist. We ate great meal at Culinary Institute of... More

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Van Nuys
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I can't say enough good things about the Bitter Sweet Bed and Breakfast. The main thing is that Edith, the proprietor, will make sure you are 100% satisfied. Food is good and plenty of it. Need suggestions for a good restaurant, a hiking area or scenic morning run, Edith will help you out. After all she's been in the area... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This lovely property, situated in a bucolic setting, seemed magical upon our arrival. The antiques and furnishings in the dining area and hallways were fitting for the old home and quite beautiful. Our room was rather small, but quite lovely and comfortable; however, it was not the room we'd reserved. The owner chose not to apprise us of that fact... More

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Stone Ridge, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I got a "special" from the owner: 4 nights pay for 5 nights stay because I would not be partaking of the breakfast. Still, it was no value because for my $130 nightly fee (that is $650 for the 5 nights, one being 'free') I had a rather awful experience. The room looked tired and was full of pots and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

After reading the reviews of the Bittersweet B&B, I am a bit disappointed. I thought Ms. Edith was especially kind because we "clicked", but now I see that she's wonderful to most everyone! I felt as if I were simply visiting an Aunt or close family member. I arrived a little late with my two children after driving all day.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a tad late in being posted. I Returned to Ms.Edith's home again in mid-May to bring my daughter back to New Orleans for the summer. (She is a Bard student, just finishing her Frosh year.)Ms.Edith was her usual bubbly and warm self as she welcomed me in the early evening. A lot of driving plus packing the car... More

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Simi Valley, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Overall our stay was excellent. We came here for a wedding that was to be in Rhinebeck, but there were no available B&B's or hotels that had 2 rooms available. We came with our parents and were sharing a car together so wanted to make sure that we were at the same place since everywhere is such a drive. We... More

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Staten Island, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Edith Thomas' Bitter Sweet Bed & Breakfast! Edith is a marvelous, dynamic, warm, generous, lady who welcomed us with opened arms. I knew by her greeting that we would have a great stay here. I felt that I was just like a family member. Our room was spacious with a porch to sit and... More

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long island,new york
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Let us begin with the fact that I really did not want to write this review (you will see why) but felt it was necessary. We rely on reviews from trip advisor when traveling and felt it our obligation.Starting with the entrance to this B & B....Awful. The proprietor Edith was not there... the house was unlocked and no one... More

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northampton, ma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Edith was a pleasant person. BUT, that being said, this B&B, as many other visitors wrote, is dusty, dirty and moldy. I found the smell, like a floral car 'freshener', overpowering to the point of feeling slightly sick in my room. This charming old house needs a lot of work and a complete cleaning should be first on the list.

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Address: 470 Wurtemburg Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Location: United States > New York > Rhinebeck
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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