Botsford Briar Bed and Breakfast

A convenient retreat with a Hudson River view
Ten-minute walk to 
Metro North Train Station  -  Main Street  -  Dia:Beacon 


Established in 1994, Botsford Briar is located in Beacon, New York. Set high on a hill in Beacon's Historical District, it is a quiet, relaxing spot with remarkable views of the Hudson River. It is conveniently located within ten minutes walking distance of Main Street, Metro-North, and Dia.


Botsford Briar is a beautifully restored high Queen Anne Victorian designed by Arnout Cannon, the architect responsible for the 1888 redesign of Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck, NY.  Built around 1889, it features a turret that reaches up through the three stories. The deck, with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, was designed and built in 2008 by Innkeeper Charles Fincham. High ceilings, rich woodworking, and ornamental fireplaces add to Botsford Briar's Victorian charm.


Botsford Briar was featured  in Hudson Valley Magazine (10/97) and Condé Nast Traveler (5/08). It was also used as a set location for the film Nobody's Fool, starring Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith.


The guest rooms are decorated with antiques in a simple Victorian style, each with its own private bath.


A continental breakfast is available every morning between 8:30 and 9:30 am. It includes coffee or tea, choice of juice, assorted bread basket, and fresh fruit plate. We do not serve a hot breakfast entreé.


Botsford Briar is Beacon's first bed and breakfast. It complies with all of the regulations and safety measures as required by the City of Beacon permit. 

Botsford Briar Bed and Breakfast
19 High Street (Between Beekman St. and Tompkins Ave.)
Beacon, NY 12508