Stay at the Smythe House for unforgettable hospitality and memorable meals. 

About Us

Your hosts Chefs David Smythe (Culinary Institute of America professor) & Justine Smythe (Cornell Hotel School & CIA graduate) are hospitality professionals welcoming you to their warm, comforting Victorian home. Read the reviews...



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David is a professional chef and 30 year veteran professor of culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. During his vacation time and weekends (for the past 35 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 29 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.


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.


"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

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