Welcome to my home, Beacon Hermitage. I hope your stay is as pleasant as you hoped for. Here you will find a warm welcome and comfortable furnishing to relax and rejuvenate your spirits. Make yourself at home by enjoying all it’s amenities; from our LP record collections and family board games available for you in the main living room to the variety of books and novels. Beacon Hermitage affords you the opportunity to take a walk or hike in the surrounding mountains or paths that envelop it. Or enjoy a stroll in the beautiful towns of Beacon or Cold Spring. Appreciate what these towns have to offer- shopping, sightseeing, antiquing or the many variety eateries from cafes, casual eating to elegant restaurants. All within a short drive from Beacon Hermitage or a 4 mile walk (about 45 minutes) to Main Street, Beacon. Delve into your creativity for inspiration and self expression on your personal path to the altar of life.
There is an area called “the naturals”. This marvelous fresh stream waterfall is a 5 minute walk from our house and the base is at least 10ft deep making it an ideal area to take a dip; take a picture as you take it all in.
Seek out a “little piece of heaven” and come and rest awhile in the beautiful Hudson Valley.
My home was featured in a music video by the German Band, Still Parade.
Bed & Breakfast in Beacon, United States. I've created a YouTube video ( “Welcome to my home” ) for our guests so that they have some idea of what and where they're coming to. Please contact me for availability. Welcome to my home, Beacon Hermitage. I hope your stay is as pleasant as you… View all listings in Beacon
Romantic Elopement Wedding Package:
Looking for that intimate and romantic elopement wedding ceremony? Surprise your partner and let them know how special they are! You’ll be able to “Tie the Knot” and celebrate your marriage in a beautiful, peaceful and quiet setting in the countryside at Beacon Hermitage.
Upon arrival, specially placed in your reserved bedroom:
* Fresh flowers
* Chocolate-dipped strawberries
* Cheese and crackers
* Bottle of chilled Champagne
* Cooked Breakfast served with mimosa.
* $550 per couple (this excludes cost of over night stay at Beacon Hermitage)
This includes Officiants Stipend.
A perfect secluded setting to pop the question or just an occasion to enjoy each others company. A walk up Mount Beacon, from there with your picnic blanket strewn with flowers and a picnic basket.
Your Proposal/Romantic Package includes:
* bottle of chilled Champagne
* Chocolate-covered strawberries
* Cheese and crackers
* Fresh flowers
* After she (or he!) says “yes,”.
* Cooked Breakfast served with mimosa.
* $350 per couple – (this includes one over night stay at Beacon Hermitage)
The guests have access to public rooms; lounge, dining room and the garden. There is a communal fridge/tea/coffee making area.
The bathroom is shared.
Interaction with Guests
I’m respectful of our guests time and space. I generally take the lead from our guests on how much interaction they want. It’s your vacation!
What attracted me to move to Beacon and the Hudson Valley are it’s contrasting elements: the mountains and the river, the towns and wilderness, the people and nature and the variety of activities. It’s simply brilliant all year round!
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Beacon’s own website for attractions:
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Due to my location the only means of public transportation is by taxi.
Enterprise Car Rental in Beacon will pick up guests from train Station when booking with them and drop them off when returning. Their daily rates are considerably much cheaper than hiring from Manhattan. When confirmed with me I will give my business code for additional discount.
I have arranged with a cab company in Beacon to charge a flat rate from station to my home of $10.
Other Things to Note
Please note I live in the countryside… that means have all aspects of nature. Mother nature has created many beautiful creatures some we like and enjoy and other not so enjoyable; insects are part of that and I try my best to keep them at arms length.
What our guests have said about my home.
Beacon Hermitage was wonderful. Jim was a fantastic host – present, generous and helpful, and also quietly gave us privacy to enjoy his home and property. Highlights include delicious breakfast (pancakes, eggs and bacon on the first morning, a fantastic frittata on the second), easy access to Beacon and surrounding towns for hiking, falling asleep while reading on the hammock in the yard. We even got to meet Jim’s playful dogs, who were kept (along with Jim’s cats) in separate quarters and only came out when we told Jim we’d love to meet them. Jim was very thoughtful and considerate – asked us a few times how our stay was going, and if there was anything else he could do to help. All in all – a wonderful time!
We enjoyed our stay with Jim so much! He took good care of us and provided us with a wonderful breakfast each time based on what we said we could eat. The backyard is enchanting with a trail to a swimming hole not far away! My husband and I enjoyed our conversations with Jim very much. The location was perfect-halfway between Beacon and Coldspring-two charming towns to visit.
My boyfriend and I had never been to Beacon or Cold Spring NY and Jim was such a great host showing us around the house and surrounding area. The room (the Green Room) was nice, clean, with a comfortable bed and the house had it’s own unique charm, outdoor benches and a seasaw! Breakfast in the morning was the perfect amount to fuel us for a 5 hour hike starting at noon through Breakneck. We definitely hope to visit again, staying at Beacon Hermitage no doubt.
Jim was an incredible host. We came here for the weekend as an escape from New York City and were delighted to discover Beacon. It’s truly a lovely town! Jim was a great tour guide and was sure to show us around before we headed to dinner. We arrived before our check-in time at the Beacon Hermitage and dropped off our bags before going on a hike. It was about 5-6 hours (depending on how often you get distracted by the stunning views and babbling brooks). We started at a trail head about 1.5 miles south of the Beacon Hermitage and then followed the trail up a rock face and then deep into the woods before ending up right in the Beacon Hermitage’s backyard! Bring water, snacks, and a camera! Once we had checked in, we enjoyed the grounds (which are really beautiful) and explored the town. Breakfast the next morning was phenomenal: pancakes, bacon, eggs, fruit, tea and coffee! I highly recommend the Beacon Hermitage: it’s comfortable, a good value, and is hosted by a wonderful and engaging couple.
We arrived pretty exhausted from our hike and immediately got an extremely nice welcome! Jim showed us around their amazing place and gave us towels to cool off in the water coming from a cute little waterfall almost next to their house. Afterward we were able to enjoy a refreshing beer in their beautiful garden. He offered us a ride to beacon in the evening, showing us what all the places were and gave us a great recommendation to eat and have a good night afterwards. In the morning, we got served a fantastic breakfast with the specialty being pancakes with all sorts of amazing ingredients. The whole experience could not have been better!
Please ask me for availability and early booking is recommended as this is a popular attraction for holidaymakers, weekend guests and couples like yourselves.