Kyle, the young man who seems to be handling everything when the owner/innkeeper is away is, above all, a master of the sweet, paper-thin crepes available on the sumptuous breakfast menu. (He even gave his recipe to my wife!) And of course there are many other delights laid out: tiny muffins, fruit, eggs benedict, etc., etc. The OJ was cold. The coffee was hot, and all was served by a charming and efficient waitress. Oh yes, there were
home-made chocolate chip cookies available "24/7."
That covers the "breakfast" part of "B&B."
The "bed part" was satisfactory in every respect: comfortable, spotless in our view; with plenty of towels, drawer space and typical charm associated with quaint, Hudson Valley towns like Cold Spring, Garrison and others. That means there won't be telephones, TV's and internet hook-ups, but there WILL be good books on the nightstands, creaking wide pine floorboards and wall paper that may have slightly separated from the walls in a few inconspicuous areas. The rooms are smallish (as is the whole inn) but lacking nothing necessary for a restful night's sleep.
This is definiitely the place for a night or two of comfort, delicious breakfast and attentive staff. It is probably not the place for partying.
Above all, Vera, the owner/innkeeper, was exceptionally helpful and accommodating in several important ways ways.
As we missed the Shakespeare at Boscobel this trip, we will definitely be retuning to the Inn next year.
- Also Known As:
- Pig Hill Hotel Cold Spring