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227 Montgomery St., Newburgh, NY 12550, USA    
 
 
Innkeeper/s:

Nancy Billman, Chuck Billman

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Circa 1820. Poised in the historic district of Newburgh, New York, the Goldsmith Denniston House was built around 1820. The Federal house was later modified with Victorian touches that include a Downing-style bay...


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Creating Family Memories

My parents live in an apartment with their 4 children and spouses spread through several states; so, their dream of having the whole family together under one roof for their 50th wedding anniversary seemed like a tall order. Nancy took our challenge to heart and made our visit extraordinary. She catered a very special dinner that was able to include my parents siblings, in addition to providing excellent accommodations for my siblings and parents. Her food was great and well presented and the house was picture perfect. Exceptional is the only word that can describe her dedication and attention.
Jeanmarie O'Herron
Concord, NH

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Fantastic place to stay.

Beautiful, comfortable, clean. Excellent accommodations and great breakfasts. Nancy is a charming hostess with a wealth of information about the area.
Aileen Kernohan
Ann Arbor, MI

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B & B and Beyond!!

From the initial contact for reservations to our goodbyes two days later, our special family gathering could not have been in a more comfortable, historic and elegant place. Our hostess/proprietor, Nancy, was always available, whether it was for the exquisite breakfasts, history of her beautiful home as well as Newburgh, and even in her immediate referral for our emergency car repair. Along with immaculate bedrooms, the home provided our family with beautiful areas to gather, both inside and out. We would not hesitate to return.
Ruth S
Syracuse, NY

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birthday lunch

I had a lunch for my husbands birthday. The food was wonderful..the atmosphere was restful and created interesting comments from the guests. It was a surprise to many that Newburgh had such a wonderful bed and breakfast. Thank you Nancy, the owner, for a wonderful day.
Rosemarie S
Newburgh, NY

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Lovely home

We stayed at the Goldsmith Denniston House in July 2010 for three evenings and had a wonderful time. Nancy is a lovely hostess with a lot of knowledge about the area and its attractions. Her home is very clean and the breakfast each morning was a delicious treat. We would definitely stay there again.
Linda Shea
8/13/2010

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Delightful

I had a delightful weekend at the Goldsmith Denniston House in Newburgh NY. I had a very comfortable room with beautiful view overlooking the Hudson River. The Innkeeper, Nancy Billman, served fabulous breakfasts in a beautifully appointed dining room. I felt very pampered! The House has spacious rooms, restful, inviting grounds, and there’s plenty to do and see in the Newburgh area. A great destination, close to NYC!
Ann Joyce
Groveport, OH
6/21/2010

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Great house and great location!

We stayed at another B&B in Newburgh several years ago for a wedding, and several of the guests stayed at the Goldsmith House and we were envious of them. We made up for it on this trip and had a lovely weekend with some friends from NYC (short train ride from Manhattan). Nancy has done a wonderful job restoring the house and grounds. We especially enjoyed our evenings on her back patio drinking wine listening to the trickle of the fountain. The inn is within walking distance to the restaurants and bars on the riverfront and the rooms were very clean, had private baths, and were decorated with an interesting array of artifacts, like antique toys and a cool old stereoscope with old photographs. Shame on the New York Times for trashing this city for its crime...we found it lovely while not being completely gentrified, and not the "gangland" it is rumored to be.
K Schaller
6/17/2010

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The best of the best B&Bs

Heavenly B&B experience! I can only echo what others have said—classy yet welcoming, historically charming and lovely down to the smallest detail. Nancy Billman provides personal but professional personal attention to guests —not to mention exquisite breakfasts in a beautiful dining room to start each day.
fran seigel
6/6/2010

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Great B&B

If you are looking for a wonderful B&B experience in the Hudson Valley, visit the Goldsmith Denniston. It is a charming historic Mansion run by Nancy Billman. We stayed in a beautifully decorated, immaculate room overlooking the Hudson River. It had a large private bathroom. The breakfast was served in a lovely dinning room was delicious. We also spent some time with Nancy in the very comfortable library/TV room. She was a very attentive host without be intrusive: we would definitely stay there again.
Lois Horowitz
3/8/2010

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An excellent experience

Over the long Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, my wife and I had the pleasure of staying here. We had stumbled upon it online while planning a last-minute roadtrip from NYC, and having never been to this area before, didn't quite know what to expect. We couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. Situated on a street of 19th century gilded age mansions overlooking the Hudson River, the Goldsmith Denniston House is an immaculately restored home dating from 1820, when Newburgh was on the rise as a prominent Hudson River port. Originally built for the family of a wealthy lawyer, the interior is beautifully appointed and true to the building's Federal style of architecture. Stepping inside is truly like stepping back in time. We were warmly greeted by the House's proprietor, Nancy, who invited us to use any of the rooms on the ground floor including the spacious and bright living room with its antique piano and the warm library stocked full with books. Much of the house's charm lies in its faithful upkeep of the past- from the hand-pulled dumbwaiter to the marvelous bay windows in the living room, which,were added as "modern improvements" in the 1870's. There is much literature in the house documenting its story and its amazing restoration, and the proprietors are a wealth of knowledge about the home and the area. It's a history buff's dream. There are four bedrooms to choose from and each is equally beautiful and unique in its own way. One of the many delights of staying here was finding little antiques in our room- old eyeglasses, a bottle of bath oil that seemed a century old- even the hand-towels were from a bygone era. Our bed was amazingly comfortable and the temperature of the room was perfect. And despite its age, the house is immaculately neat and clean, and the temperature very comfortable. We felt very much at home. Breakfast was another great experience- delicious eggs, banana bread, coffee, juices, and fruit served on Federal era dining ware- again, it was like stepping back in time. As city-dwellers, we found Newburgh to be quite sleepy. There is not too much going on and people turn in very early. However, this is not necessarily a negative, as it only heightens one's sense of visiting the past, and makes for a serenely quiet retreat only an hour or so north of NYC. Also, there is much to take in in the surrounding area, only minutes away- such as the Dia modern art museum across the river, and many wineries and high-quality microbreweries. There was nothing negative I could note about our experience at the Denniston House and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a unique, relaxing, and historical experience within an easy drive of New York City.
Anon Anon
1/27/2010

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An Actual Classy B&B

My Husband and I spend our overnights at B&Bs not at hotels, so we have a little bit of experience all the way up the east coast. This is the best experience I have had. The home is gorgeous is quiet and beautiful. Clean and tasteful without the usual flowery over-decoration. Its like a Home and Garden Magazine. Her husbands paintings in the library are literally breathtaking. The rooms are so comfortable- the sheets are literally luxury; beautiful bathroom and a view of the river. We had a candlelit breakfast, and help to find out what to do with our day. Nancy is just lovely without being OVER-helpful, which I have found at other B&B's as well.
Kelly M
NY, NY
10/19/2009

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Delightful

The Denniston House is wonderful - it is a large historic house with tall ceilings that has been restored with great care and impeccable taste. Nancy strikes the perfect note between friendliness and respecting her guests' privacy.
Jim Hoekema
Grand Rapids, MI
9/15/2009

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