We stayed this past weekend at the Renwick Clifton house ("RC"). Candidly, we were looking to stay in Rhinebeck, (not Saugarties), but most of the usual suspects in Rhinebeck had already been reserved months ahead of time. We settled on Saugarties and the Renwick Clifton house as it was 20 minutes to Rhinebeck (over Rhinecliff Bridge) and 25 minutes to Woodstock - so, proximate to lots to see and to do. The RC is a lovely large home built in 1812. The owners have spent considerable time and effort restoring the house and "modernizing" it. I have stayed at many BnBs and, hands down, this was the best BnB experience I have had. The pros and cons:
>House is lovely and well maintained.
>Bathrooms have been renovated within the least 5 years and feel clean/new.
>The owners are completely lovely and unobtrusive; extremely accommodating. For example, when I usually stay at BnBs, there is one breakfast entree and that is it. Here, the owners endeavored to do it your way; they even would make gluten-free scones and gluten free french toast - if that was your thing!
>Good wine was put out in the early evenings with some cheese/crackers.
>Loved being served 4 course breakfast on china with beautiful silver on the large veranda with views of the river!
>Only 4 guest rooms!
>A/C units in the windows were a bit noisy.
>No bathtub in each guest room.
If you are going to be in this neck of the woods, great place to stay! Would stay here again!