We love A Mountain View Retreat so much that we didn't consider staying anywhere else on a repeat visit to the area. And for our purposes -- a trip to the Bard College campus -- there isn't a closer hotel/motel/inn or B&B. A Mountain View Retreat is only a 15" drive from the Bard campus.
Owner Patricia Heller goes all out to make your stay memorable. Her exquisitely set table makes the scrumptious breakfast of eggs, toast, thick whole wheat toast, bacon and fruit all the more special. Don't want eggs and bacon? No problem; she'll make homemade blueberry pancakes. And homemade scones are always on the menu.
The master suite continues to be a comfortable place to spend the night -- individually controlled climate control, top of the line linens, lots of closet/drawer space.
The common area is inviting with antiques, comfortable couches and lots of indirect lighting. The focal point of the common area is the fireplace. Mrs. Heller lights the fire for an all-day sense of coziness and warmth. Have a snack in front of the fire before you head out for the evening -- it really sets the mood for this magical place.
We love A Mountain View Retreat so much that we've already reserved the entire B&B for a family visit in late October. The folliage should be magnificient by then.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the serenity of the Catskill Mountains, the Hudson River and the magnificent Hudson Valley! A Mountain View Retreat is a lovely respite from daily life. Come enjoy 20 private wooded acres with views of the Catskill Mountainsat this former small hunting lodge renovated into an exclusive, posh retreat for the discriminating guest. (Bring good walking shoes to enjoy the many paths.)Definition of a B&B: A type of lodging that is smaller than a hotel and may be in a private residence licensed for guests. Bed & Breakfasts generally appeal to guests who desire a more personal interaction with their destination. ... more less