6 Reasons Why a Bed and Breakfast Makes a Great Local Staycation!

Olana State Historic Site

Olana State Historic Site-Photo courtesy of Amos Newcombe

With the pandemic still a cause for concern with many travelers and traveling any distance with State regulations on stays, and with visitors coming into or from other states and having to quarantine, many travelers are staying locally for their vacations.

Considering that most Hudson Valley residents only have visited or explored a small fraction of what the Valley has to offer, staying local is not a bad idea. Save on travel costs, explore your backyard and meet some new friends (who are local as well!)

What are some great reasons to stay locally? Here are just a few…….

Caldwell House B&B

Caldwell House B&B

Our B&Bs and Inns are our homes too. The kitchens are ones that we prepare our own meals in, the laundry where we do our clothes and linens is the same as the one that we wash your sheets and towels in, and the property, ones that we walk in every day.

Safety is paramount of concern to us because your home away from home from a vacation is our home ALL the time.

Yes, you could stay in a local Airbnb, but do you really know whether the linens were changed and every implement and fixture touched by a past renter was cleaned and sanitized? Hotels and Motels are trying their best for safe stays, but it’s not the owners who are cleaning your rooms; it is housekeepers and cleaning attendants.

Our owners take the same care in making sure your rooms are safe and clean as they do their own because, again, this is THEIR home as well.

Barclay Heights Pear Breakfast

Barclay Heights B&B Breakfast

Breakfast of course, is an obvious one. Starting the day with a good meal is one of the best things you can do for your body to keep it healthy. When you stay at one of our member properties, you get a delicious, nutritious, healthy, and hearty (did we mention delicious?) home cooked specially prepared meal for you prepared in a safe and clean environment.

Start your day off with a mouthwatering breakfast to give you the energy to go off and hike, ski, or explore the Hudson Valley.

Inn at Silver Maple B&B Breakfast

Inn at Silver Maple B&B Breakfast


While you might find a local Airbnb that has cheaper rates than a B&B, what do you “really” get for it? You ‘might” get a home-cooked breakfast (but is it nutritious AND delicious?), or you might have to raid the pantry for some leftover cheerios. You could stay at a hotel and pay $2 for a small bottle of spring water or enjoy free water bottles at most B&Bs.

Hotel breakfasts, you might get a danish and be jonesing all day for a decent cup of coffee, or you could get a cup of hot delicious java at a B&B. In addition, Most of our B&Bs offer complimentary afternoon snacks and cookies, courtesy hot chocolate or cider by a roaring fire. With all of the additional amenities (plus no added cleaning fee like an Airbnb) you receive more value staying at a B&B than at a hotel, motel, or rental property. Plus we have FREE WIFI!

The Woodstock Inn On The Millstream

The Woodstock Inn On The Millstream

Local Expertise
If you are a local, do you REALLY know the best places to get a sandwich or the best local takeout? Do you know the best places to hike or the best ski rates? Your innkeepers do. If you’re a local, have you really explored all the Hudson Valley has to offer? We bet you haven’t!

Because our properties are also our homes, expect warm, gracious service because we are not just “renting” out a room, we are welcoming you to stay with us. We take great pleasure in cooking you a fantastic breakfast, in pointing out and giving guidance on the best places to check out locally.

It’s our job to make your vacation, whether you are a local and just want a small getaway or romantic outing with your significant other, to make it as wonderful as possible, no matter how near or far away you may come from.

WhistleWood Farm B&B

WhistleWood Farm B&B

No B&B and Inn are alike; some are historic renovated properties, some sleek and modern, and some with cultural themes to appeal to niche interests. No cookie-cutter properties here; we reserve our cookie cutters to make delicious cookies for our guests.

Cozy nooks inside and out, gardens to enjoy, and deck and Adirondack chairs await you on gracious porches and lawns where you can enjoy scenic vistas of mountains, streams, rivers, or forest havens.

We await your visit with smiles (behind masks), but our eyes are smiling, and you will hear the warmth in our voices. When you are looking to get away, please consider one of our member properties for a visit.

Stay local and make memories. We guarantee you will want to return again and again.

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