We were looking for a B&B that was a short drive from Manhattan with a nice country feeling and able to have bring our dog with us. It was only a 45 minute drive. Carolla was a great host and made us a delicious hot breakfast every morning. She upgraded our room.The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We love that her house was a 5 minute walk to the hiking trail. Peirmont was cute small town and close to Tarrytown and Nyack. Definitely will come back when we need to get away from the craziness of Manhattan
I spent one night in the Firehouse Suite, and it was absolutely perfect. I was in the area for business, and decided to find a B&B, rather than a standard hotel. After a night in the Firehouse Suite, I'm really, really happy with my choice. The space was so inviting... kind of hard to describe in words... you just felt it when you walked in the room. From the gas fireplace in the sitting area to the super cozy and comfortable bed to the sound of the creek outside... the stay exceeded my expectations. Some of my favorites: incredibly soft sheets, the gas fireplace, privacy of the suite, the sound of the creek, the proximity to town, a fabulous mattress, the choice of organic/fresh breakfast products in the fridge, the mix of antique and modern decor, super soft towels, tea and honey in the cabinet, robes in the closet and the chaise built for two
We had such a wonderful stay last weekend. We stayed in the cottage which is a great value if you want to bring your own food you have a kitchen. Carolla is a gem. She is wordly & warm, a delight as soon as she greets you she makes you feel so welcome. The inn is just lovely & besta is a sweetheart. We were able to meet some of Carollas friends & we felt so at home. We ate lunch at the Art cafe good food & you can eat outside. At Carolla"s suggestion we also tried a lunch at Freelance restaurant also delicious. Overall a great weekend we highly recommend a stay here. Marla & Mario Macaluso.
We had a great time, loved the room, food, grounds, view and location. Carolla is a terrific host and fascinating person. We enjoyed the other guests also. Thanks also to Besta for her cooking and hospitality.
My husband and I wanted a short, close vacation for our anniversay. Since we both like the outdoors and the Hudson River has many great places to bike or hike we chose RiverView Bed and Breakfast. We were totally surprised and pleased with everything about it.!! Carolla was the best Hostess, very dedicated to making our stay comfortable. She saved our vacation by letting us use her bikes, since the rental store was closed, and went out of her way to make sure they were in working condition. The house itself is beautiful as well as the grounds, and view of the Hudson River. We will be back. Great Donuts too Carolla! Mary and Frank Karlavige
We have stayed at both of Carolla's properties on a few occasions, and each visit has been a wonderful and relaxing experience! For starters, Carolla is a pleasure to know and to stay with. She is a warm, gracious, and lovely woman who will instantly make you feel welcome and at home. Chats with Carolla are always fun since she is such an interesting and engaging person! Whether you stay at the Riverview or the Firehouse, you will not be disappointed. The attention to detail is everywhere at both properties. The rooms are spotless and contain everything you need for a weekend's stay. The bed linens are luxurious and the beds themselves very comfy! Carolla's exquisite taste is evident in all of the rooms she has decorated and furnished. Even the outdoor areas have many of her special and thoughtful touches all about the property. She definitely has a way of creating a serene and magical surroundings! We love staying at either of her places, at any time of the year.
I had no expectations other than to get away and relax but came away with so much more. Where do I begin -Carolla is a gracious host that immediately made me feel at home as if I were staying with family (the kind you like) . The inn was beautiful, serene, peaceful and so comfortable ( yes clean too) Rooms were comfortable and accommodating. Carolla made excellent breakfast served on the veranda. I also was fortunate to take her yoga class which I really enjoyed. Despite not having taking yoga in some time she waked r thru each movement and explained each move. The pool was a nice way to unwind or lay on the hammock and nap as I did. I came back feeling so refreshed and relaxed. I can't wait to book my next visit. Truly exceptional!!!
My wife and I spent over a week in the upstairs apartment of the Fire House in August of 2010. My colleague from South Africa was staying downstarirs. We were working at the Lamont-Dougherty Laboratory. I travel a lot, work and lot and bring my wife along. This is the nicest place I have stayed on any continent. The setting is cozy beyond belief. The area is beautiful and Piermont is charming. The apartment was perfect for us, clean, well kept and well-appointed. If we needed something, we asked and we got it from our charminng proprietor. New York is close by bus. We found the towns along the eastern bank of Hudson to be charming and fun to visit. Everything was perfect.
What a magical place! Carolla creates an environment of comfort and beauty on her lovely property which is unsurpassed in my b and b experience. Her breakfasts are delicious, consciencious, and generous and are served with glorious views of the Hudson River. Immaculately presented with great attention to detail. Thank you! We'll be back!
Can't say enough about the charm, cleanliness and hospitality of the River View. Fascinating discoveries fill this house. Carolla has created a fabulous relaxing and inspirational feeling throughout the house and grounds. We'll be back!
Aside from all the amenities described on the website and in other reviews, I would like to add that the innkeeper, Carolla Dost, is far more adjustable than most any B&B you will find. Rather than state a time for breakfast, she inquires what would be the best time for you; rather than post a simple & bare-bones menu, she asks what you would like, and can offer a wide variety of choices. She is a very good cook and has not disappointed yet! My wife and I just had our second stay there in a year. Aside from the splendid location, she keeps her home in a state of country beauty that makes you think you have stepped into Monet's home, where everything has the purpose to delight the eye.
i have stayed in countless hotels, rentals and b&b's, and always have many complaints, but i have to say that this is one of the most comfortable, luxurious, well-kept places i have ever been to.The owner, Carolla, is extraordinarily hospitable and has converted her charming accommodation with a rare attention to detail.I have never before stayed somewhere where the bed and bedding was even better than one's own! the kitchen is beautifully appointed, the lighting amazing, evrything is kept wonderfully clean, and the setting is delightful.THE BEST!!!
Our stay in the Firehouse Suite was so comfortable. Each of the small rooms has everything we needed and the suite is decorated just the way I wish my home was decorated. Carolla has exquisite taste and did everything to make us comfortable and satisfied. We'll definitely be back.
We booked the entire Firehouse for family and friends who came in from Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin for our daughter's graduation. Our stay was wonderful. We all were together in the Firehouse, but had so much privacy. Attention to detail from the moment you checked in was outstanding. Had I known of this place sooner, I would have stayed here everytime I came to West Point to visit my daughter. You feel so pampered from the fine linens to the organic foods in the kitchen. This is a beautiful treasure hidden away and so worth the time and money!
The Riverview B&B exceeded all my expectations. The home was beautifully maintained and sparkling clean. The breakfast omelet was the best I ever had, and Carolla, the host, was charming, helpful and kind. I felt completely at home. What a gem!
We thought you had to travel several hours outside New York City to get something like this. What a wonderful place--and affordable, too! Carolla was charming and attentive to our every need. We took a gorgeous bike ride up the river and around the lake (bikes courtesy of Carolla), spent the afternoon lounging by the pool, retired to our clean and quiet room for a nap and hit the town for dinner and ice cream. We haven't slept that well in a year. Carolla has a way of making you feel like it's your home. And we fell in love with Cody the cat! We will be back. --Russell and Loren Adams
We stayed at the Riverview in Nyack. My wife and I go to a bed and breakfast each year for our anniversary. This one, by far, is the best one. The grounds are just gorgeous... and so well maintained-- lush gardens all over the place, with an incredible view of the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. When we arrived after a long, lovely day in Piermont, we took a nap on the hammock that is next to the beautiful pool. Carolla and her staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was delicious. If I had a complaint, it would just be that the bathroom didn't have a big enough tub for both me and my wife to enjoy, but perhaps there were oversized tubs in the other rooms. I highly recommend this place-- we were only about an 1 1/2 hours from home, but it seemed like we were miles and miles away! Go for it-- you'll be pleased with your decision.
My fiance and I booked this B&B months before our wedding which took place this Saturday past. We loved staying at the Riverview Cottage and felt so welcome and at home. Carolla and the staff were wonderful and flexible with everything my husband and I needed. The location and scenery are beautiful. I recommend this B&B to anyone who needs a romantic and private get away!
Riverview exceeded our expectations in EVERY way possible! Every aspect of our stay: rooms, view, amenities, graciousness of accommodating host, and lavish, lovingly prepared meals; and the price was far less than the owner could charge is she wanted to!
This is a great find just outside the little quaint town of Piermont. All the rooms have a great view of the Hudson River. The host is very friendly. She drove us into town to have a great dinner, and came to pick us up.