Barclay Heights Bed & Breakfast at SMYTHE HOUSE, is owned and operated by David and Justine Smythe, accommodating hosts who live in an apartment on the ground level of the house.
David is a professional chef and 25 year professor of culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. During his vacation time and weekends (for the past 20 years) David has devoted himself to the restoration of his home, with the consistent vision of a Bed & Breakfast at the Smythe House in Barclay Heights.
Justine, David's wife and partner of 17 years, is also a professional chef with a Bachelor's degree from the CIA and an MBA in International Hospitality from Cornell in Paris. She is also an experienced herbalist with a natural foods background.
Stay at the Smythe House for unforgettable hospitality and memorable meals. Chef David Smythe will prepare your personalized breakfast just the way you like it. Dine while you enjoy the koi pond and Catskill mountain view. Hosts David and Justine Smythe welcome you as guests in their newly-renovated Victorian "Shingle Style" Cottage. The Esopus Creek Cottage, a waterside vacation rental, is perfect for your Hudson valley friend or family vacation getaways.
From the Guest book:
"A wonderful stay. Fabulous breakfast. The rooms are cozy and the best mattress I have ever slept on. We appreciate your attention to the little details. It makes all the difference." ~ Stephanie & Randy, Ontario Canada
"We are frequent visitors to bed and breakfasts in the New England area, and yours is among the best we've had the pleasure to experience. The breakfasts we amazing, the conversations enlightening, the house an ideal base for our explorations of the Hudson Valley / Catskills region." ~ Best wishes, Jen & Joe, Newton MA
"Your hospitality is unparalleled. We had such a wonderful weekend thanks to your B&B. The room was beautiful and the personal touches made it very homey."
Danielle and Joseph, Manhattan, New York
Reservations: 845-246-3788 or Reserve Online