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“Restful and relaxing”
Review of The Bell House

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The Bell House
Ranked #4 of 6 Hillsdale B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 January 2006

The Bell house is a beautiful house filled with fine old furnishings. My wife and I visited just after Christmas and were looking for a nice relaxing getaway. We arrived and were welcomed by Marilyn and her large friendly sheepdog Daisy.

The 4 days that we stayed were a mix of late-rising, relaxing in the living room or den browsing the collection of books, and short ventures out into the surrounding towns. We kept good company with Daisy, who was allowed to join us since we are dog lovers.

The house is furnished with interesting antiques and is clean and comfortable. We stayed in the Edith Wharton Room, which has a quaint attached bath with a claw foot tub and shower.

Breakfast is a real treat. Marilyn prepares some great dishes - this is not restaurant cooking, it's what Mom would make if she was a great cook. There are a number of fine restaurants within a short drive for dinner.

Hillsdale is a great location, central to a number of local interests, including Catamount Ski area.

  • Stayed: December 2005
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2  Thank pgoodwine
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Reviewed 28 July 2005

The pros:
1. The bed was clean
2. It is centrally located

The cons:
1. The whole place is very worn and tired.
2. The pervasive mold in the shower was quite offensive.
3. The food was terrible.
4. It is located on a main road and you hear trucks and cars going by all night.

There are many other inns and B&B's in the area with comparable pricing. I imagine that there is at least one with more to offer than the Bell House. The Bell House is the kind of place you go to because you need a place to sleep at night, not because you are looking for a B&B experience.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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5  Thank costaricabound
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Additional Information about The Bell House

Address: 9315 State Route 22, Hillsdale, NY 12529-5006
Region: United States > New York > Hillsdale
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Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Hillsdale
Price Range: £72 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11

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