Love this B&B! Joan was very sweet and hospitable. She welcomed us with area info and delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies. Buck's Homestead is a farmhouse that Joan grew up in, which I totally love. Room was very comfy, felt at home....I could live in this house no doubt. And Joan throws down quite a breakfast! Next time we are in the area we would love to stay at Buck's...and for longer! Shannon & Matt Connelly Grass Valley, CA
We stayed here in August with two other couples for a friend's wedding in the area. Anna was extremely accommodating as we needed 3 rooms to be ready earlier than normal check out. She also gave great suggestions on where to go the next day and we had a wonderful day out. Best of all is the food here. Breakfast was amazing and people that work there are very nice. We are coming back to the area in September, unfortunately the rooms were booked, but will be coming in for the dinning. You will enjoy your stay here.
My husband and I last minute decided to take a mini vacation to Montgomery NY. Last minute we booked our stay at Buck's Homestead B&B. We had never experienced staying at a B&B and Miss Joan made this experience wonderful. We were warmly greeted by her and her cats and delicious cookies.Her house is very clean with a lot of history everywhere you look.Our bathroom was equipped with all the needed necessities. We would get up every morning to the smell of a breakfast that you'd die for¿¿. She was really helpful in being a tour guide. We will definitely visit her again.
I will just give the pros and cons and you can make up your own mind. Pros - The area is lovely. The property itself is across from a farm and is also lovely. Great to be in an historic 1800s home run by Joan, the friendly host. Elaborate 3 course breakfasts. Keurig coffee and tea maker in the room (ours didn't work) and in the hallway (did work and we used it). Cons - We stayed for two nights. After our first night we left for the day at about 10AM. We returned at about 5:00PM to find our room hadn't been touched. I mean everything was as we had left it when we headed out that morning: Bed still unmade, trash still there, used coffee cups still where they had been. IOW - No one had come in to at least tidy up. We didn't necessarily expect fresh sheets, but NOTHING done? Also - There was a door was in our room with a sign "Private". We guessed the other side was Joan's private residence. When we came back on that same afternoon she must have been hosting a group party. We could hear everything. It felt like the people were in our room with us. Tough to relax after a long day. Luckily it didn't last beyond 7PM.
Not ever having been to the Hudson Valley, it was difficult to select a location as our base for our 2 day visit. The Borland House in Montgomery was perfect. We took a 2 hour tour of West Point, toured the Eleanor Roosevelt site and had lunch at the Culinary Art Institute of America in Hyde Park. Returning back to our room each day we were able to refresh ourselves with quiet and a comfy bed and get ready for a short walk to two great restaurants: Ward's Bridge Inn and Wildfire. The Borland House offers many different breakfast options. We were quite happy with our room...Isabelle, which was very private.
We just returned from a two night stay at Buck's Homestead B&B. The few days leading up to our stay and the day prior to our arrival had been especially difficult due to the loss of one of our cherished cats. From the moment we arrived at Buck's Homestead, we felt welcomed and relaxed. Our room was comfortable and lovely with beautiful period furnishings. Very spacious bathroom in the Queen En-suite Room. The entire house was charming and warm. Joan had chocolate chip cookies to welcome us and delicious breakfasts each morning. She was also so helpful in recommending places to eat and to visit in the area. Her home is situated on a lovely country road and, of course, the fall foliage was just gorgeous! We met two other lovely couples at breakfast each morning which was an added bonus! And not to be forgotten, little Chippie put a smile on our faces each day. Meow! Thank you Joan for a lovely stay and for your warm hospitality. Ellen & Marc
My wife and I (newlyweds!) wanted to skip town on Labor Day weekend, and the Borland House was the perfect spot for a getaway. Anna was amazing and friendly, and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and the history of her beautiful home. She gave us great advice on vintage shops, live music, distilleries, and local restaurants, and everything from her cooking to her cheery disposition made our trip as wonderful as it could be. I'm sure we'll definitely be back at some point soon. Thanks Anna!
Augusst 28 2015 Thanks, Joan -my son and I had a wonderful stay in your home.! The room was great -so clean and comfortable and the breakfast was superb. And we so enjoyed the conversation with you-we learned so much.and we did go to Beacon!! We didn't go to the Mohonk tho -that is for another time so we can come and stay with you again Thanks again Nancy and lee
Joan runs a fantastic little B&N in Montgomery. The room was very nice and comfortable. The food - well it was just wonderful. We stayed 3 nights and had just amazing meals. The eggs benedict was to die for. Joan also had some great tips for activities. We never would have seen the outdoor art at Storm King if she hadn't recommended it. The property is off the main road but close to the village center and close to sites to visit. Just a beautiful county home. Thank you so much for delightful time. Joe and Lori P. Denver CO.
I stayed at the Borland House in the fall, when the foliage in the Catskills was at its peak. It was something of a last-minute get-out-of-the-city lark, and it ended up being so perfect I went back again in December with my boyfriend for a quiet pre-Christmas celebration. The house is very charming and comfortable, located in the equally charming one-stoplight town of Montgomery. There are a couple of good restaurants in the town, but you can eat dinner at the house - the proprietor, Anna Frumes, makes a killer gnocchi. You'll get to eat her cooking even if you don't have dinner there when you come down for breakfast. There's a pretty impressive menu - I had the fried chicken and waffles, yum! Borland House was the perfect place to stay, both the amenities and the hospitality were excellent. Everything was comfortable and warm. I'll definitely be back again.
We chose the Borland House mainly because of its location--we wanted to visit the FDR library in Hyde Park and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on the same weekend. The location was ideal for that. The proprietors of the Borland House were very accommodating and generous. All the breakfast options were delicious. We stayed in the oldest part of the house, which was interesting but the room is small.
Joan has reestablished her childhood home into a wonderful B&B with amenities from the earliest part of the families history to the present. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. And the breakfasts were awesome!
My boy friend and I like to get away for long weekends and drive somewhere not too far from the city. Our stay at the Buck's Homestead Bed & Breakfast worked out perfectly for one such get away. We spent two nights at Joan's warm and cozy home which meant we got to have two of her delicious and hearty country breakfasts. We were also lucky to have been the only guests those two nights so we enjoyed complete privacy moving about our bedroom, the sitting room and our private bathroom. The welcome we received from Joan was warm yet unobtrusive. It started with packages of chocolates and homemade cookies and ended with her own little booklet of her favorite breakfast recipes. And in between, there were bottles of water in the refrigerator and a Keurig machine with a supply of single-cup coffees and teas. Everything was clean, the queen-sized bed was comfortable, and there was a full supply of basic amenities, even dental floss and toothpaste. We would go back to Buck's Homestead if we happened to be in the neighborhood again.
My wife and I recently stayed there for our wedding night and had a great time! The owners were very personal and professional. They even surprised us with a bottle of champagne in our room for our special day. I would recommend the Borland House to friends and family and will definitely consider staying there again!!
Thank you Joan for an awesome stay at your home. We had a most delightful stay in your charming Bed and Breakfast. My girlfriend and I typically go away in the fall for a "Girls Get Away" from all our kids and husbands. This was the terrific spot for us to start our adventures in the Hudson Valley. We thoroughly enjoyed your warm welcome, comfy accommodations and fabulously delicious breakfasts. The little town of Montgomery was adorable and your tip to head down to Cold Spring for antiquing and lunch was perfect too. Thanks again for a marvelous stay.
Staying at the Borland House was like visiting old friends. Bill & Carol were warm and welcoming, and always helpful with information about the house, the village, and the area. We stayed in the Isabella Room, in the part of the house that was built in the 1700's - very comfortable, impeccably clean. The breakfasts looked as if they came from a magazine, not only beautifully presented, but generous and delicious as well. I hope to return there in the future.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our far too short stay (one night) at Buck's Homestead. This is a beautiful farmhousethat is filled with memorabilia of its former dairy days. The room was great and Joan has thought of all the amenities you might have forgotten and need in the bathroom like toothbrushes, health and shower products etc. Our room looked out on a field of sweet corn with the workers bringing in the harvest. Breakfast was hearty and delicious in a relaxed atmosphere with the satellite radio playing Josh Grobin. We will be back.
I stayed here on a recent trip to the area. The home is really beautiful and the location is convenient but peaceful. Fortunately, I really like cats, but if you are looking for a B&B in this area and don't like cats, don't stay here. They are everywhere and the first floor smells like cat litter (that really perfumy clean cat litter smell, not like cat poop). There are also some issues with bathroom ventillation and smells in general, so you shouldn't stay if you have sensitive sense of smell. However, our room was clean and comfortable, the bathroom was very spacious and up-to-date for a house from this era, the breakfast was delicious, and we had a very pleasant stay.
We could not have had a better stay at the Borland House Bed & Breakfast! The owners were friendly and welcoming, and simply amazing cooks! Innovative and creative breakfasts were served each day with warm smiles and good tips for "must see activities" in the area. Thanks Carol and Bill!
We stayed for two nights over a weekend in August 2014. We stayed in the Montgomery room which was very spacious, clean and comfortable. It was our first time to the Hudson Valley and very much appreciated all the suggestions for local restaurants, hikes and wineries that Bill and Carol (the proprietors) shared with us. The breakfast was outstanding!!!!! We plan on definitely returning. Their hospitality and accommodations were just lovely!
Visited the Borland House for 2 nights in August 2014. Being new to B&Bs, we were not sure what to expect - and were beyond pleasantly surprised by the hospitality and food provided by Bill & Carol. We reserved the Isabella room, but were graciously upgraded (free of charge) to the Montgomery room - which was a treat. I cannot say enough about how warm and welcoming Bill & Carol both are - they truly make it a welcoming home to visit. Even if the hospitality and lodging weren't superb, I would also likely return simply for the amazing breakfasts. Highly recommended and cannot wait to return!
Simply glorious. Carol and Bill are wonderful people and great hosts. We stayed in the Isabella room which is part of the original late 1700s part of the house. It was a very unique experience, extremely romantic, and well furnished with a private bathroom and perfect for a few nights to explore the Hudson valley. 20 mins from wineries, Beacon, Storm King, and it's situated in Montgomery which is the epitome of quaint, small-town picturesque awesomeness. But let's talk about breakfast. One word; amazing. For a few jaded NYC restaurant buffs, this was the surprisingly best part. Homemade, fresh and delicious. We found ourselves looking forward to each morning. This place is a gem.