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,
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
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
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.
guest rooms are decorated with antiques in a simple Victorian
style, each with its own private bath.
continental breakfast is available every morning between 8 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
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.