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Hillside Schoolhouse
New York, New York, United States
1 review
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“Beautiful, hidden gem and amazing hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Stayed here in October with my girlfriend and this was an amazing find. Pictures don't do this place justice, it's like something you see in a magazine. Feels like home... if your home was a beautifully repurposed schoolhouse that was designed with care and purpose. The atmosphere is perfect for a couple's getaway. Not too far from the city and a great location for outdoor activities like hiking and apple picking. The hosts were helpful and attentive. My girlfriend forgot her boots and they even mailed them back right away! Can't say enough good things about the place and the hosts. I'm certain this place won't stay hidden for long.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Me and my husband stayed at this boutique Inn in October 2013. We absolutely loved, the place, tasteful decor and super warm hosts. The Inn is surrounded with beautiful trees. There are great places to visit at a close-by distance, great restaurants as well as scenic locations. Overall this place turned out to be a hidden treasure for us!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed at the Hillside Schoolhouse in October 2013. It was a perfect stay! While many inns in the Catskills region are a bit on the dowdy side, Hillside Schoolhouse really stands out because it is brand new and perfectly appointed. My boyfriend and I chose to stay there based on the stunning photos on the website and found that the real thing was even more beautiful! The furnishings are an incredible mix of modern and antique, creating a comfortable but elegant atmosphere. Every last little touch and decoration was clearly well thought out and perfectly placed. It really looked like something out of a design magazine. The unbelievably huge first floor included a full gourmet kitchen, an extra bathroom, and huge couches. Our room had a king sized bed with very high thread count sheets and super fluffy towels. It was wonderfully quiet and we couldn't ask for more in terms of accommodations.

The couple who owns the inn were really sweet. We couldn't get out of the city until pretty late, but they stayed up waiting for us and set up beautiful little lights along the walkway to welcome us. They also wrote a whole list of things to do for the weekend on the chalkboard in the living room area, including locations and times. They were ready with plenty of activities and restaurant recommendations - we tried a place for dinner at their suggestion and it was super delicious.

The location was ideal for a weekend getaway from NYC. It was about a 2 hour drive from the city. The inn itself is close to a bunch of different hikes and also some cute towns. We went on a hike one day, went to a farmer's market, and also went apple picking. The leaves were absolutely stunning and insanely colorful everywhere we went. We also stopped at the Storm King Art Center on our way home. While the inn has fast wifi, it is worth noting that AT&T and Verizon did not always get signal up on the mountain - but for me that was actually a big plus.

Overall, I very strongly recommend this place!! I am definitely going back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Schoolhouse is the perfect blend of style and comfort: 15 ft. sofas for lounging, cowhide rugs, handmade furniture, luxe down comforters, Bigelow Apothecary bath products, iPod connection, vintage vinyl and turntable, espresso machine...the list goes on. My husband and I stayed here with our two children (1 and 4 year old) in July. We had a ball hanging out and enjoying the "simple life" - hiking, swimming, cooking, watching the deer and turkey, visiting the farmer's market, local restaurants and shops. We have traveled extensively and few places can rival the natural beauty of the Catskills. The proprietors are fantastic people who were always available to answer questions, suggest restaurants/outings and make reservations on our behalf. If you are looking to get away from it all, look no further than The Schoolhouse. + We are art lovers and enjoyed the easy access to Beacon and NYC.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

A beautiful old schoolhouse in a very private natural setting converted into an intimate two room hotel with a huge common space to play records, hang out and rest in. Everything we needed was right there and the hotel was immaculate and very well considered aesthetically. Stayed here a couple weeks ago and would return in an instant the next time I have a couple days to spare. Peace and quiet. Lots of fun stuff to do within a 15 min drive. No brainer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hillside Schoolhouse
Address: 259 Van Tuyl Rd, Barryville, NY 12719-5640
Location: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Barryville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Barryville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillside Schoolhouse is a boutique inn located in Sullivan County – only 90 miles from New York City. Built in 1893 as a one-room school, this landmark has been lovingly restored – combining historic charm with contemporary design – to create a spectacular Catskills getaway. ... more   less 

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