BVI is a beautiful, serene Inn. If your looking for a place to leave the world behind, this is it. The rooms have no telephone or tvs so relaxation abounds. During my stay I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The two women that work the front desk (Lisa & Yvonne) were wonderful. They helped my husband obtain his fishing license so he could try his hand in the famous Beaverkill river. We were able to eat a delicious dinner outside on the deck at sunset while the deer grazed in the field at the end of the yard. The Chef (Adam) is definately talented. The facilities include an indoor pool, a self serve ice cream parlor, tennis courts and hiking trails.) However wonderful BVI is, there is a downside--THE MEMBERS! They treat the guests as outsiders and the staff like their personal assistants! They seem to take pleasure in making guests feel unwelcome. This is not a good business pratice especially since the rates are so expensive. They should be grateful that people are willing to pay the price they ask. If they feel that we are intruding they should make the Inn their exclusive club. Another downside is that the members children have free reign of the Inn & grounds. Guests are unable to use the pool or the tennis courts while the childrens camp is in effect. With that being said, I would recommend staying at BVI. But during the "off season"!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Beaverkill Valley, by the river where fly-fishing began. At our full-service, 19-bedroom country inn featuring fresh local food, you may fly-fish one private mile, just steps from our porch; hike miles of scenic trails; play tennis, swim in the indoor pool and help yourself at our ice-cream parlor; play croquet, enjoy afternoon high tea, pick berries in season and stroll down the meadow where eagles soar and at night stars are bright.This is a wonderful location for a wedding, family gathering or corporate group. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beaverkill Valley Hotel Livingston Manor