The SpaceThis listing is for the Emerald Suite at Aunt B’s Bed and Breakfast; it offers a two bedroom suite with private entrance and private bath on the first floor in a comfortable and charming mini-estate set in the picturesque Hudson Valley (in Cornwall, NY). The Emerald Suite is outfitted with a Queen-size bed and a Twin-size bed; and can easily sleep three adults comfortably.
This amazing mini-estate (built in the early 1800’s) has retained a great deal of its original architecture and classic details. Its gentle, winding staircase is distinctly elegant and most of the original wide plank wood floors are in beautiful condition.
The rooms are large and open with 12’ ceilings, and the house has a delightful front porch with stone accents. The home sits back from the road and is perched on a peaceful knoll with lovely mature trees; some are 70’ – 80’ tall. The over-sized brick patio with fenced backyard provides a quiet and cool place to enjoy the seasons; and is especially perfect for families with children, or pets, who would like to play outside.
The Emerald Suite is a size-able accommodation, featuring two spacious rooms, furnished with a Queen-size bed and a Twin-size bed. It has its own private entrance and private bath. Both rooms also are furnished with electronic fireplaces to keep you cozy and warm at night.
The main room hosts the extremely comfortable Queen-size bed and comes equipped with a flat screen TV (with Cable and BluRay/DVD Player), a computer, and WiFi. In the adjoining room with the Twin-size bed, there is also a dorm fridge, a microwave, and a small dining table. The bathroom has been completely renovated recently and includes dual showerheads and an oversized mirror for shaving and makeup application. Suite will accommodate three adults comfortably.
We love to accommodate children, as well as pets; however they may require an additional charge. Fresh towels and linen are always provided upon arrival. Laundry facilities are also available, especially apt for longer stays with us.
For breakfast, coffee and tea are always available. The coffee maker is typically all stocked and setup the night prior and with a push of a button makes the morning easy, especially if you are the first to wake up. Depending on our in-house chef’s breakfast special, mornings delicacies vary. Aunt B is a fantastic cook, so you may be presented with fruits, pastries or other light fare; or bacon, eggs and toast! Aunt B’s famous Bavarian waffles are an occasional treat but her delectable quiche can always be found. Guest AccessGuests have access to all rooms on the first floor – including the enormous Front Room, formal Dining Room, and ample Kitchen, outfitted with its own Butler’s Pantry.
The Front Room can entertain many with its multiple couches and comfortable chairs. It is an exceptional place to relax, as it hosts a Cable TV, a wood burning stove, a comfy hammock to lounge in, and an alluring massage chair to help soothe any stress.
The Dining Room hosts our formal dining table, with seating for four; and an elegant baby grand piano. There are other cards and games available upon request – please do not hesitate to ask.
The fully-stocked Kitchen has all the anticipated modern accoutrements and is undeniably the heart of the house. If you would rather eat-in, please feel free to prepare and cook here while you relax with us.
As we walk out the back door from the kitchen, we are met with the beautiful fenced in backyard. Please enjoy this peaceful environment with the comfortable lounge chairs, or eat outside on the beautiful antique brick patio that wraps around the house. This Federal Period home has an expansive front yard you are also welcome to explore.
This fully furnished house offers restful lodging and is a lovely space to unwind. Please come join us anytime. We love to accommodate children, as well as pets; however they may require an additional charge. Fresh towels and linen are always provided upon arrival. Laundry facilities are also available, especially during longer stays with us. Interaction with GuestsAunt B grew up in Fall Church, VA (right outside of Washington, D.C.). She has fond memories of coming to this area on family road trips through National and State Parks. She has lived in this beautiful home for over 30 years and takes great pride in her home and her hospitality.
Frequently, the whole family will help welcome you to the house and the area. Amy and Megan, Aunt B’s daughters, are usually in and out throughout the day with more family and friends.
Our wish is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for all of our guests. We love living in the Hudson Valley and can assist with finding area events and activities to do. However, to best cater to your interests, please look online for more information about the area and events; as we like to give you the space to explore the area on your own.
Please contact us with any questions and we would be more than happy to assist. Thank you for looking and we hope to see you soon! The NeighborhoodThere are many amenities within a mile of the house, offering everything you could need – even a gourmet grocery store! The house is convenient to everything; it is quite close to many of the area’s local attractions and there are many activities to enjoy in the area. Whether you are looking to hike, shop, or explore a local museum, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy.
As far as nearby attractions and towns offering shopping, nightlife, restaurants, local farms, historic landmarks, and sweeping scenic vistas and hikes, look no further – Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, West Point, Newburgh, Beacon, Garrison, Cold Spring, Sugarloaf, New Paltz, and Woodstock are all a short drive away.
Cornwall, itself, is a quiet country town and is the perfect weekend getaway to relax. It is located just 60 miles north of New York City. There is plenty to do around the area; hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, fishing, apple picking, sight-seeing, boating, horseback riding, kayaking, hang gliding, sky diving, shopping and antiquing - depending on the season.
Some of our favorite places and things to do, would have to include – visiting area festivals and fairs (especially the NY Renaissance Faire), hiking Storm King Mountain and the trails in and around Bear Mountain, shopping at the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, apple and pumpkin picking in autumn at local farms, visiting the outdoor Storm King Art Center sculptures, touring the Brotherhood Winery (the oldest winery in the country), spending the day at the quaint shops in Beacon after going to the DIA Museum, and dancing the night away at Front Street on the Hudson in Newburgh.
Within a 30 minute drive, you can find the Culinary Institute of America, the Vanderbilt Estate, Hyde Park (home to FDR), the Minnewaska State Park, the Mohonk Mountain House, Sugarloaf, the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, New Paltz, Sterling Forest, and the Catskills – just to name a few.
Getting AroundIt is also convenient to many main roads, such as 87, 84, and 17; and as far as public transportation, we are near many bus routes from NYC, NJ Transit train routes (closest station – Salisbury Mills/Cornwall), Metro-North train routes (closest station – Beacon), and just 15 minutes away from Stewart International Airport (SWF). Manhattan and Albany are also within 60 miles.
For a nominal fee, we can also provide transportation to and from the NJ Transit (Salisbury Mills Cornwall stop – Train to Penn Station) and the Metro North station (Beacon stop – Train to Grand Central), if needed. However, it is best to have a vehicle so that you can travel the area freely and discover all it has to offer.