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“Beautiful Inn - Great Host” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chrystie House Bed and Breakfast

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Chrystie House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Beacon B&B and Inns
Binghamton, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Inn - Great Host”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

I just happened to read the stink bug review and felt the need to write one myself. We recently had the pleasure of staying in the Albert Chrystie Room for three nights. The room as well as the entire home was perfectly clean and charming - no bugs. Our breakfast each day was delicious. Mr. Lee, the inkeeper, is probably the most charming, intelligent, and interesting person you will ever get the chance to spend some time with, as well as a very talented artist. He has worked very hard to create and maintain a beautiful Inn. We would have no reservations about staying there again. We live in the country in an environment very similar to his. My wife keeps a very neat and clean house. In the fall, we have experienced periodic clusters of lady bugs, flies or other creatures trying to stay warm by gathering around windows on the south side of our house. There is nothing you can to to prevent this, it's nature. This just happened to be an instance of bad timing. Even Mr. Lee can't control nature.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank BobandEl
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

This place was infested with stink bugs... I am aware that they have become a problem in our area... but get an exterminator!
What's worse is that the owner thought this was normal and acceptable. He even left a pamphlet about stink bugs on the night stand, and taught us how to catch them and dispose of them ourselves. Needless to say, we left. We weren't about to pay him $220. a night to exterminate his house which was crawling with bugs. disgusting!!

Room Tip: Entire place is infested with stink bugs.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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15 Thank HGZnj
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ChrystieHouse, Owner at Chrystie House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
The stink bug problem has never been taken lightly by Chrystie House; since this
agricultural pest first appeared in the area three years ago, the contracted
exterminators have screened through the 4 acres of ground and garden, and found
almost no sign of infestation. However with many gardens, farms in the area, the
bugs showed up sometimes in the Autumn days when the temperatures go up or down
drastically. Through the routine visits, exterminators have sprayed synthetic
pyrethroid in the areas near the house. Even though the house had just gone
through three years of restoration, all the possible cracks and gabs had been
resealed. According to the articles released by Entomologists, which I
printed for my guests to read whenever the bugs showed up and got into the
house... the best way to remove the bugs is to use vacuum, or catch them by
hand... since all the pesticides are poisonous. In a house has 30 operable
traditional windows and three entry ways for the guests to use, I think it's
important to let people understand the issue and know how to handle the
bugs if they have seen one.
The guests came in the late afternoon at 10th, the warmest day in the October,
and stink bugs had showed up in large number in almost every households in the
neighborhood, I told them that the bugs were using west walls to sun-bath,
and would leave when sun went down and temperature drop; and I have to close the back door for a few got though the storm door. I also told them that since the heater in their room had been turned up, the bugs would try to go there; I will go into the room and take the bugs out when they leave for dinner. When they informed me that they are leaving, I told them that I understand that there are people sensitive to bugs and I will not process the charge.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

We stayed here one weekend last summer and were charmed by both the property and the owner. The rooms and bathrooms are comfortable and beautiful, and assembled with extreme attention to detail. The porch is a perfect setting for a leisurely (and delicious) breakfast. The best part for us was the easy walk to the train station, Dia Beacon, and Beacon's main street. We'd definitely like to go back!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank phillipstravel
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

Chrystie House is the place to be for a perfectly relaxing retreat: peaceful, romantic, soothing, beautiful natural surroundings, meticulously reclaimed historic home, owned and run by the lovely Yuan whose demeanor makes you feel at home the minute he greets you at the front door.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank jcallaci
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New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2011

This B&B, in a historic, colonial style, painstakingly restored house was a real treat. The home is beautifully furnished with museum quality furnishings, antiques, and new period furniture. The owner, is a talented artist, a knowledgable historian, and a great conversationalist. Our room was very spacious with a king bed, wood burning fireplace and huge bathroom with original tiles and rain shower head. From the huge windows, we overlooked the four landscaped acres of trees and gardens. Very quiet and peaceful sleeping! If you don't have a car, it's a quick taxi ride from the train station, and to the quaint main street of Beacon for shops, restaurants, etc. You could walk both as well. Great breakfast provided daily. If you're looking for a quiet, elegant retreat in a tranquil setting with an attentive innkeeper who makes you feel welcome and at home, this is your place!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank murraja
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2011

Chrysties House is a gem away from an city chaos. The perfect place to have a small reception or a bday party. Families have lots to do because of the amazing nature that surrounds the grounds that belongs to Chrysties. One of the greatest collection of arts on the east coast, the Dia Beacon, is located 10 mins by foot from the In. The small towns that are located close to Beacon, including Beacon, all have nice little restaurants and shops.
If you are a nature lover, I can promise you that the great Hudson Vally has terrific hiking trails and panoramic views, that will amaze anyone. And the greatest thing of all, while staying at Chrystie House, Yan the owner will tell you anything you ought to know about the place, both historical and present. His stories will bring you on a time travel back in time when this part of the Vally was at it's peak.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank ResandeAnnie
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2011

A great and comfortable place to stay for a quick getaway. The owner made us felt really welcome during our short stay. The house is filled with an eclectic mixture of art pieces-East meet West, and many are paintings by the owner himself. Stayed for one night, including a 3 hours hike, dinner in town, nice chat with the owner over tea before calling it a night, delicious breakfast and a visit to DIA. Definitely be coming back!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank sylviasiow
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Additional Information about Chrystie House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Chrystie House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 300 South Ave, Beacon, NY 12508-3610
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Region: United States > New York > Beacon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Beacon
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Chrystie House Hotel Beacon
Chrystie House b&b

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