This is our third time at the Stickett Inn. We always stay in the cottage that is perfect for a family or group of friends that want to stay together. It is a very private little cabin that has everything that you may need for a pleasant weekend out of the city. It has a small kitchen that is very convenient if you want to have breakfast before heading out or something in the evening after a long day. The vintage decor is very charming and you have a lot of space to hang out in the living area and chill listening to some records. The private firepit in the backyard is a plus, perfect to enjoy a glass of wine.
Rustic, yet comfortable and clean. I like that each room has a theme, makes you want to come back and try a different room each time. I love the Bang Bang bar. The bar tender really makes you feel welcome. Don’t miss the cider!
We have been guests of the Stickett Inn for several years and have always had a memorable stay. The rooms are unique and charming. There is ample seating in each room and the beds are very comfortable. The bathrooms are clean with fun products and soft towels! The Inn is in rural Barryville and reflects that environment, so don't be surprised by an occasional "country" bug. And I mean occasional. And the little pub downstairs is noted for it's Cider, as well as other libations and food. It's a great little rustic Inn that's incredibly cute and accommodating.
Was going to leave a 3 star, but my mind was very quickly changed from one conversation. Our stay in the Drink room was subpar because of a lot of bugs, loose toilet seat, and a few other issues. I reached out to Johnny and was refunded 1 night, which was very gracious of him. Problem solved, right? Wrong. A few weeks later, I was charged the exact amount that was refunded. I emailed twice and received no answer. Then today I was charged AGAIN. I called Johnny and have never dealt with such an unprofessional owner/manager before. He threatened ME because I was going to leave a negative review about my stay. My card should absolutely not be getting charged 1 month after my stay. Very very poor professionalism.
I recommend that you steer clear of the Stickett Inn. I found the proprietor to be unprofessional, dishonest, and spiteful. Here’s the evidence: I had to cancel a 3-night reservation at the Stickett Inn because of a sudden scheduling conflict, and I only had a few days to do it before losing the $200 deposit that the Inn had already collected. I was shocked to discover that there’s no way to cancel reservations on the Inn’s website, so I tried calling. For two full days no one answered the phone! Also, the voicemail box was full, so I couldn’t even leave a message. (I don’t know how anyone can run an inn this way.) Next I tried emailing, but again, no response, and the refund deadline was rapidly approaching. At the end of the third day of failing to reach the Inn via phone, email, and even Facebook messenger, my girlfriend cleverly started calling other inns in Barryville, assuming that some of the innkeepers might know each other. Neither she nor I have ever had to work so hard to cancel a reservation. It cost each of us a great deal of time and aggravation. After contacting nearly half a dozen businesses in Barryville, one of them kindly gave us the personal cell number of the Stickett Inn’s owner, whom we texted right away. He was blasé, at best. Without even acknowledging the tremendous inconvenience he had caused, much less apologizing for it, he responded to my refund request by sending me a copy of my original reservation but with the amount zeroed out. That’s neither a refund nor even an acknowledgement of cancellation. The document suggested, in fact, that my 3-night stay was still on the books and was going to be free of charge. Several more days passed without a refund. Long story short, the innkeeper spent the next WEEK AND A HALF pretending he had submitted my refund while claiming that it “wasn’t being processed” for one reason or another. First he blamed his credit company, then his bank, and when I finally called his bluff and sent him a Venmo link, he simply ghosted me. To get my refund, I had to issue him an ultimatum: “Vemno my refund by 5:00 pm Saturday, or I’ll report you to my credit company and fill the Internet with negative reviews.” In textbook passive-aggressive fashion, he responded at 4:59 pm and sent the refund five minutes later. The Stickett Inn certainly has an amusing name and marketing scheme, but if you’re more interested in professionalism, competence, and honesty than you are in titillating puns, better (and less expensive) options abound in and around Barryville.…
The first time we tried to stay we arrived to find our reservation had been cancelled with no notice via phone or email. We made alternative arrangements for the night, but it was only after I reached out to the owners that we were offered a free stay, because he "didn't realize" I wanted to talk to him. Didn't realize I needed to mention I was annoyed to drive 2 hours only to find my room was occupied and I had to turn back around. We showed up the second time looking forward to a romantic evening to discover our room was full of bugs. I counted 30 ladybugs but honestly every time I looked, I found more. The floor had holes in it. The toilet was dirty and had a ring in it, and the tub was so filthy that we had to find rubbing alcohol to clean the sides. What's more odd is that there was no door on the bathroom, so it was impossible to have some privacy in there. When we tried to fill the tub, the hot water ran out halfway through so we discovered 45 minutes later that our bath was freezing cold. I heard some people sitting outside at the restaurant complain that the propane heat lamps ran out of gas. It just seems like nothing about this place works the way it was supposed to. The owner is full of excuses too. "We have so many positive reviews online!" or "people usually really like staying here!" Well that's awesome, but it doesn't do anything to solve the issues I'm having. We left at 10pm so we could go sleep at home in a comfortable bed with no bugs.…
We are so happy to have found the Stickett Inn. We stayed two nights and loved both the Soak and Drink rooms. We we very glad to stay for dinner outside - the burritto was fabulous and don't think about skipping the cider. I had many during our stay. Johnny and Roswell are consummate hosts. If you're an early riser you can request the coffee machine for your room. So nice to see people be creative in their work. It really shows here. Can't wait to come again.
My husband and I were in the Steam Room. I was there for work, only 1 night, and I am so happy we found this spot. So laid back, we were able to relax, even in this crazy Covid time. Bang Bang bar drinks were great, the room clean and very cool, and the steam shower perfect. We will be back.
I had to attend a business trip/training in this area and the Stickett Inn made the trip so much more enjoyable. I did not see the owners during my stay, regrettably, but they were accommodating when we communicated over the phone, setting up my room and offering use of the hot tub. The room itself was spacious and well decorated but cozy. I would definitely recommend a stay here if you’re in the area.
If you're visiting Sullivan County or thinking about a weekend upstate, the Stickett Inn is an absolute MUST! The rooms are beautifully designed and well appointed, bed was super comfy, loved the spacious shower and soak tub, great bath products, and cozy sitting area (wine fridge? yes please!). The Bang Bang Bar / gift shop at the Inn offers a well curated assortment of local treats and cool products, plus good company ... we had a lot of fun hanging out there and drinking with a very eclectic mix of local folks and other guests! They serve Intelligentsia coffee (my favorite!), fabulous cocktails, Stickett Inn's very own cider (I'm normally a wine gal but I couldn't get enough of this heavenly brew), and deliciously fresh food (get the nachos, trust me). John and Roswell are such kind, funny, and gracious hosts. We didn't end up leaving the compound for the entire weekend, it was great. I suspect the Stickett Inn is even more charming in the autumn when the leaves start to change ... I cannot wait to come back!…