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“The Best B&B Stay Ever” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hyde Park B&B and Inns
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“The Best B&B Stay Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My wife and I have stayed in many B&Bs over the years. This was the best experience for value, room and Valerie's wonderful breakfasts. Valerie is a foodie and prepares the breakfast based on your desires. Do yourself a favor and try this B&B the next time you are in Hyde Park. You will not be disappointed.

  • 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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Valarie N, Innkeeper at Inn the Woods Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review. We always are grateful for you taking the time to share your visit with others.
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I recently stayed at Inn the Woods in Hyde Park NY. We are new to the B&B experience and have always enjoyed the anonymity of a hotel, but wanted to see what we were missing. We still had our privacy, but our surroundings were very much like a good friend’s home. The difference was that we made new friends during breakfast that we otherwise would never have met. The Inn is clean, quiet and cozy, the food is wonderful, and the company was delightful. I especially enjoyed watching the wild birds at the feeders from their cozy front porch and walking through their beautiful garden, which was in full bloom. If you want to know more about what the area has to offer, the Inn keepers Valerie and Harry are knowledgeable and helpful in planning fun and interesting activities. Overall it was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Thanks to our hosts!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Valarie N, Innkeeper at Inn the Woods Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Very happy your first B&B experience was shared with us and that it was so positive. You were a pleasure to have and we hope you find your way back to us.
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Denville, New Jersey
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Hillary and I stayed in the Cliffside Room July 20 and 21. This was my first experience in a B&B and I enjoyed it very much. Room was very quiet, comfortable and clean. The owners, Valarie and Harry, were very friendly and helpful. Hillary brought up her bicycle to tour the area and Valarie gave her excellent advice on where to go and how to get there. Harry is a wonderful chef and the breakfasts were wonderful. We are looking forward to coming up again when the CIA is open

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  • 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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Valarie N, Innkeeper at Inn the Woods Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Wonderful review, we thank you and are pleased your stay with us was a fun time.
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Libertyville, Illinois
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This B&B is hosted by Valerie and Harry, who are kind, gracious hosts who run a fabulous kitchen. I stayed in the Woodview, which was really like staying in a bedroom in someone's private home, and I used the large clean bathroom one doorway away from me. Terry robes were provided.
Breakfasts were delightful, with homemade scones and muffins, an herb cheese omelette one morning, and homemade waffles the next, that smelled like heaven. Homegrown honey, local milk and butter, local grape juice, and homemade jams were part of the offerings.
Valerie was knowledgeable about the area, and provided maps and pamphlets. Ask her about the newspaper photo of her with Anna Roosevelt!
Inn the Woods was less than a 5 minute drive from Springwood/FDR Library.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Valarie N, Innkeeper at Inn the Woods Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you. Thank you very much for sharing some of the details and how close we are to the FDR site. Hope you find your way back to us.
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Had a wonderful stay Inn the Woods! Stayed in the Cliffside room. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The location was convenient but off the beaten path. What really makes this place special are the owners. Valarie was great host. She was very friendly and accommodating. She really made sure that we were taken care of. She also knows a lot of about the area and gave us recommendations of things to do and see. Breakfast was delicious, a home cooked meal made especially for the guests. The fireplace was lit, there were candles on the table - all nice little touches. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 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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Valarie N, Innkeeper at Inn the Woods Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for the terrific review. We are so gald you appreciated our "touches and that you will return to us for another getaway.
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Took advantage of the winter special, pay for one night, get the 2nd night free. Stayed in Cliffside room. The room was very clean and quiet. The bed was comfortable. There were little extras you don't always get: refrigerator with bottled water, robes, plenty of towels, a flashlight, ring holder, q -tips and cotton balls, matches and candles in the room. There is only a shower stall in this room, no tub, but for us, that was ok. The BEST was the breakfast. Served in the dining/sitting room with floor to ceiling windows and a warm fire in the fireplace. Homemade muffin, scone, multigrain toast, jams, cheese omelet, fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea all presented on a well set table that gave you the feel of eating in an upscale restaurant Sunday morning was waffles with fresh whipped cream. different syrups, the apple cider syrup was so good. Started with a baked apple with homemade yogurt, scone and a muffin. Meant to take pictures, but the food was so incredible, I forgot.. Not to leave out, Valarie and Harry the owners and chefs and tourist guides. They were friendly, informative and made you feel comfortable. The location is perfect for seeing sights, FDR, Vanderbilt Houses, Walkway over the Hudson, Culinary Institute and many eating places around.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Valarie N, Innkeeper at Inn the Woods Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you so very much for sharing all the details of your recent stay with us. Happy to have you share about the breakfast setting and offerings, we enjoy making it the pleasant and relaxing time you experianced.
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West Orange, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Enjoyed every aspect of our stay at Inn the Woods in Hyde Park, NY. The location was great, scenic and secluded, and yet close to everything in town. Hyde Park is a great place to visit, historic and interesting (allow at least 2 to 3 days). The Innkeepers were knowledgable, friendly and thoughtful. The hospitality was outstanding. Our room was very clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Amenities were excellent. The view of woods and cliffs was relaxing. The breakfasts were delicious. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 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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Valarie N, Innkeeper at Inn the Woods Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Always glad to read from guests that they enjoyed both the Inn and out touring. Thank you also for sharing that in order to fit everything in and relax while doing it, is to give themselves a 2-3 day getaway. Hope you can find time to visit us when the weather gets warm and everything turns green. Remember the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome will start their "dog fights" mid June...did you know you can even take a flight up in a Bi-plane?
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Address: 32 Howard Boulevard Extension, Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Location: United States > New York > Hyde Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Hyde Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restfulness awaits you at "Inn the Woods" Bed and Breakfast, in Hyde Park, NY. TreeTop Suite with private entrance and balcony. Artisan breakfast offerings. Relaxing outdoor whirlpool spa. Centrally located for Antiques, Walkway-Over-the-Hudson, The Culinary Institute of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt's Home, Museum & Presidential Library, Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Home, Vanderbilt Mansion and the "Great Estates" Region. Discover trails, pick-your-own orchards, Drive-In movies, wineries, gardens, Hudson River cruising and the Dutchess County Fair. A convenient location while visiting the areas Colleges of Bard, C.I.A., Marist and Vassar. Come explore the beautiful Hudson Valley! ... more   less 

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