The host is kind and very easy to communicate with. The first night I stayed alone and it felt safe and gracious. It was great to have eggs, fresh bread, coffee and milk in the morning included! And lovely to eat in the host's garden! You're walking distance to downtown so can get on well without a car, too. I worked mostly from the local library, which was great. The second night, two coworkers joined me for a small work retreat. We were able to use the dining room and living room area, and that was a great fit for our group. We enjoyed the beautiful art around the house, and the guitar, too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beacon Bamboo Forest (BBF), a colonial house built in the 1900, is located in the City of Beacon, Dutchess County, New York in the heart of up and coming Beacon.The upper story of BBF, with new hardwood floors, has charming 3 bedrooms with a common bath. PLEASE NOTE that only two out of the three rooms are rented out and that I live in the third room.The rooms are tastefully and stylishly decorated---both have a queen size real bed. The main floor features a kitchen, dining room, living room and an enchanting rustic yard with bamboo growing tall, beautiful and magnificent. The house has an old world charm to it.Walk to galleries, antique stores, restaurants, bars and cafes along Main Street, the amazing waterfall in the east and the Hudson on the west. Easy access to the Metro North Train Station that takes you into Manhattan, NYC.Bring your novel, laptop or newspaper and lounge in cafes, or just walk around in the fresh mountain air. There are great hiking trails all around including one leading to Mount Beacon. Visit charming nearby Cold Spring, Garrison and other waterfront cities/towns a few miles from Beacon, and accessible by car and the Metro north. Minimum stay of two nights at the weekend. Please note that while breakfast is offered it is on self help, self serve and self clean basis. ... more less