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Review of A Mountain View Retreat

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A Mountain View Retreat
Ranked #1 of 2 Germantown B&B and Inns
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san antonio
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56 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A repeat visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

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.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MVR444, Owner at A Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
You all are the best… See you in October! Patricia
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English first
NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We traveled up from NYC to get some fresh air and catch the end of the beautiful colours on the trees in the Hudson Valley. As per other comments from fellow travelers, we could have not experienced a friendlier greeting from the graceful host Pratricia. It is all that we wanted from a retreat - relaxing, clean, and the homecooking was scrumptious - and we look forward to coming back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jason S
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MVR444, Owner at A Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Happy Holidays! Thank you for thinking of me and sending the lovely review. Looking forward to your next getaway here! The wood stove and fireplace make it a true winter wonderland.
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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at A Mountain View. Patricia is a warm and generous host who made us feel welcome right away. Her inn is a combination of art gallery, antique shop and mountain lodge. Breakfasts were wonderful and our room was comfy and spacious. Be sure to walk the trails leading to her meditation gardens.

Room Tip: The master suite even has a window seat where you can enjoy the mountain view!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynn C
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MVR444, Owner at A Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Hi Lynn, it was great having you for three days. So glad you got to experience the "best" at Le Petit Bistro (booth and food!), your Rip Van Winkle ferry ride up and down the Hudson. Kindest regards, Patricia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Although it's a little tricky to find, the journey is well worth the effort. A Mountain View Retreat is a cozy B&B -- just 3 bedrooms arranged around a comfortable great room and kitchen/dining area. Our room -- the master -- was large, warm, very tastefully decorated. The attached BR was very well lit and, thankfully, had it's own temp control (important on a chilly morning). The bed was very, very comfortable and the linens were first-rate. But all that aside, the real gem of this place is the owner, Patricia Heller. She is extremely gracious, warm, friendly and an excellent cook! PH was eager to help with information about the surrounding area and very helpful with securing last minute dinner reservations on a very busy fall weekend.

Room Tip: Ask for the master suite.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kdsa
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MVR444, Owner at A Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Hi Texas! Wish you were still here...you are missed, it was a fun, special time. Thanks for the great review! Patricia
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Patricia Heller was a wonderful host during the 4 days I stayed at her bed and breakfast. She was warm, cheerful, very helpful, informative and extremely accommodating. She happily made restaurant reservations on my behalf, suggestions regarding antique stores and provided me with interesting facts on the area. The breakfast she made was excellent and included fruit, eggs, toast, warm scones and coffee (she also offered to make me pancakes). The accommodations were also warm, spacious and comfortable, I really loved the house. (The water pressure was fantastic!)
But, the grounds (her B & B sits on 22 acres) were amazing..with beautiful pathways through the woods and secret resting/meditation spots that she created. I highly recommend her special home, the Mountain View Retreat.

Room Tip: Only 3 to choose from. I stayed in the king suite which is off the kitchen but set away from the oth...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank marnim8
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MVR444, Owner at A Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you M, I loved having you here...
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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

My family were met at the front door by Patricia Heller, a host who brings charm and knowledge to her inn. The rooms were beautifully appointed and the Inn blended with the environment. There are places to walk while contemplating the beautiful environment and views of the mountains from restful areas she has created for her guests. Breakfast was creative and delicious. The attention to detail is clear.

After dinner, while our kids engaged in their electronics, my wife and I enjoyed wine and delightful conversation with Patricia Heller both inside and out.

Room Tip: Talk with the Inn keeper by phone prior to the trip so she might recommend
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eric C
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MVR444, Owner at A Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Thanks! I really enjoyed your visit, you have a beautiful family.
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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

My friend and I spent 2 nights -- I loved the decor! Now on a home and garden decorating spree . . . . Great hostess, great breakfast, especially the scones, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout. This is recommended for anyone looking for something luxurious, different, artistic, and spiritually renewing. Our visit included playing with Patricia's karaoke machine, so our 2 night retreat provided belly-laughs to go with the relaxation!

Room Tip: I liked the back room, with in-room access to the bathroom.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tripz1
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MVR444, Owner at A Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thanks! We did have a great time and new singing stars are born!
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Property: A Mountain View Retreat
Address: Address will be given upon reservation, Germantown, NY
Location: United States > New York > Germantown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Germantown
Number of rooms: 3
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 

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