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“Memorable and delightful!” 5 of 5 stars
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53 Travis Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hyde Park B&B and Inns
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Gibsonia, PA
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“Memorable and delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is our second three-night stay at the Willows and we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else when we visit Hyde Park. The house is charming and is filled with beautiful antiques and whimsical decorations. How often does one get to stay in a house that is older than the USA??! Our room was cozy and comfortable, but what made our stay most memorable were our gracious hosts, Lee and Lisa. Warm and welcoming, generous and helpful, we felt instantly at home. We looked forward with great anticipation to Lee's delicious, artfully prepared breakfasts. Lee is a masterful chef. The dishes he prepared were made from local ingredients; he grows fruits and vegetables on the property, grinds his own flour, makes his own butter......and we savored every bite!! Perfection! (Ask him to make the lemon sorbet - it's so-o-o good!) We highly recommend the Willows and look forward to returning again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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upupandawaygrammy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The room we stayed in was very small. The staircase leading to the upstairs was quite difficult for anyone to manage who has knee problems, or other mobility issues. The bathtub was a beautiful claw foot, but it was so high, that stepping in to take a shower was almost impossible. There were no grab bars or safety features.

We were never shown the living room, and assumed it was non existent, so we were forced to spend our evening in a little room with poor reading light.

Although the mailing address is Hyde Park, the Inn is actually in Pleasant Valley. It was still a distance from the Roosevelt Estate.

Have stayed in many bed and breakfasts, and must say this was one of the least appealing we ever stayed in,

Room Tip: Second room is larger. Only two bedrooms in the Inn.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bellaire, Texas
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59 hotel reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My wife and I spent the night at The Willows last month. The Willows is a small “farmhouse’ in a farming area. It was a little hard to find. They have two rooms. Our room was small but comfortable and the other was vacant. The accommodations are not luxurious but they are fun.
Our host, Lee, was very friendly and helpful. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute was full of information. We enjoyed talking to him.
He fixed a very nice breakfast.
I would enjoy staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We spent a night at The Willows after visiting the Roosevelt home.
Lee started well by giving us excellent directions to reach The Willows and a warm welcome when we arrived at the delightful cottage. We stayed in the Green Room,beautifully furnished in antique style,in keeping with the property(but with a comfortable 21st century bed).
We were given good suggestions for restaurants and particularly enjoyed Lee's home prepared and home cookedbreakfast which met the vegetarian requirements we had asked for.
An excellent stop which we would recommend.

Room Tip: only 2 rooms___both delihtful
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

In mid-May, my mother, mother-in-law and I stayed at the Willows on our way to Vermont to pick up my college daughter. It was the first stop on a trip of B&Bs and inns, and the "moms" still feel it was the best of the journey. The house is old - dates back to the 1700s - and the floors in particular showed the charm and character of age. Our room - the Green Room - was delightful: pleasant, comfortable and with it's own modern bathroom. The inn is in the countryside, but only about 15 minutes from the sights of Hyde Park and the Culinary Institute. But the heart and soul of the Willows is Lee: a graduate of the Culinary Institute, our breakfast was superb, with a bowl of perfect berries topped with meyer lemon sorbet, a wonderful baked egg dish, homemade bread and homemade sausage. When possible, all the ingredients are from his garden or local farms. Lee is a character: ask to see his I.D. from college!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights at the Willows B&B. The homeyness of the 1700s bed and breakfast is matched by the warmth of the inn keepers, Lee and Lisa. The breakfasts prepared by Lee, a CIA graduate, were delicious!!!! And everything was homemade right down to the bread and butter. I would definitely recommend a stay if you are visiting the Culinary Institute!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We just truly relished our stay at Willows. My husband and I had the opportunity to spend some magnificent quality time with our oldest daughter. The peace and quiet (no TV or phone interruptions) allowed for great conversations. The environment of the 1765 farmhouse was cozy and welcoming. The breakfast feasts were over the top and made even better by informative, welcoming and non-intrusive owners, Lisa and Lee. Within a short riding distance we took in the top sights of choice. The restaurants suggested for dinner were top Zagat rated experiences. All in all we'll do it again!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 53 Travis Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Location: United States > New York > Hyde Park
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Hyde Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and unwind in a lovingly restored 1765 farmhouse on a quiet county road in the heart of historic Hudson Valley. Two guest rooms each with private bath. Breakfasts are prepared by the owner, a Culinary Institute of America graduate. Homemade butter, jams, breads, and sausages. Honey from our own hives! ... more   less 
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