On the National Historic Registry since 1998, Oakcliff, in the breathtakingly beautiful Saratoga County, is the gateway to the Adirondacks, and likely the best decision you'll ever make when it comes to out-of-town accommodations for pleasure or business. Tired of the soulless hotels and cafeteria style breakfasts? We get it; we once lived it too. No continental breakfasts here! You'll find plenty of soul here at Oakcliff. We cater to any and all dietary needs. Here on business, going to SPAC, the Symphony or the Saratoga Race Track? Give Oakcliff Bed and Breakfast a try!For starters, Estate at Oakcliff is set up on a cliff, overlooking the breathtaking, historic Erie Canal waterway. Oakcliff is said to have among "the best views on the Erie Canal" with "a spectacular view of the Mohawk River" (The Erie Canal Legacy, 2000; Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley, 2001). Oakcliff boasts a B & B like no other in the Saratoga County region. Minutes off the Northway (I87) and a stones throw to Troy, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs or Albany. Relax on the veranda at cliff side and feel the wind off the waters of the majestic Mohawk River. Or take a stroll down a long, winding dockside path and enjoy a picnic at the river's edge on a lazy fall, leaf-blown afternoon. Cozy up with a book in the famous library where General Grant would converse with T. G. Younglove, first Speaker of the Assembly and guest of the home's previous owner; let the intellectual energy of the Great Library feed your soul. And speaking of intellectual energy: Oakcliff has a business center comparable to any 5-star hotel with a copy center, high-speed wireless internet in every room. You can enjoy several quiet places in the Inn to do your work, including the President Grant Library. Sit at the very desk President Grant sat at to do his own work over 150 years ago.Four presidents in total have stayed at Oakcliff: Presidents Grant, Hayes, Arthur, and Garfield - all former guests of the 2nd estate owner, banker/financier Truman G. Younglove. Oakcliff was originally owned and built circa 1830 by Saratoga County Judge Duncan Mac Martin.Period antiques fill every single room in the house from classical Empire Federal, QueenAnn and Chippendale as well as fine French and European Marquetry and Parquetry , adding old depth and beauty to an already quaint and striking bed and breakfast setting. The Inn is decorated with the goal of having a warm and comfy atmosphere.Take a walk into the estate parlor, where a room filled with music from a Masterly Restored 1929 Steinway Duo-Art reproducing piano that fills the air with modern jazz by Pauline Alpert, George Gershwin, or if you prefer Chopin, Beethoven or Tchaikovsky. Sit. Relax. Reminisce.Rent a waterside room with a view of the Mohawk River as it winds down a mountainous terrain of trees, soaring hawks, and wildflowers. Around late-September, October, enjoy a breathtaking fall view with colors like you've never seen before. Breakfast includes a healthy, hearty combination of diet-friendly selections with fresh squeezed orange juice, German baked muffins and cakes, and local breads warmed inside an Aga stove that never sleeps. European coffee is served fresh and piping hot via a French Press with local baked goods from bakeries throughout.
Property Name: Oakcliff Bed and Breakfast
Address 1: 78 Church Hill Rd
City : Halfmoon - New York
Postal Code : 12188
Contact Name: John Szemansco
- Baggage storage
- Concierge desk
- Fax services
- Photo copying service
Check-In / Check-Out Policies
This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.
Check-In: 3:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM
Late Check-Out Hour: 12:00 PM
Late Check-out Fees: 0%
Late check out (after 11:00 AM and before 12:00 PM) may result in a fee.
Property and Cancellation Policies :
With the exception of Saratoga Racing Season, cancellation must be within two weeks for a full refund. Anything outside of this is subject to a $50 surcharge and/or reservations credit. Early departure and last minute cancellations are non-refundable. Reservations made less than two weeks before arrival date are non-cancelable and will be charged to customer’s credit card, or credited to a future reservation.
Terms and Conditions
Please confirm your arrival time by calling or emailing us.Check-in: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PMCheck-out: 11:00 AM
Please call us to arrange arrivals before or after our check-in hours. 518-281-4434
Smoking Policy: In deference to everyone's comfort and safety and the beauty of our grounds, smoking candles or incense is not permitted in the Estate or on the property.
Children: As much as we love them, Oakcliff Bed and Breakfast is not suited for children under the age of 14 years old.
Pets: Sorry, we do not accept pets.
Alcohol: By current New York State law, we are prohibited from supplying you any alcohol. The NY State Liquor Authority requires that alcohol is only allowed to be consumed in the confines of your private room. We have wine glasses, champagne flutes, corkscrews and bottle openers for your convenience.
Lost Skeleton Key Fee: $150
With the exception of Saratoga Racing Season, cancellation must be within two weeks for a full refund. Anything outside of this is subject to a $50 surcharge and/or reservations credit. Early departure and last minute cancellations are non-refundable. Reservations made less than two weeks before arrival date are non-cancelable and will be charged to customer’s credit card, or credited to a future reservation. Room Rates:All room rates are based on double occupancy, or two adults. Rates include a full breakfast. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.
In order to secure your reservation, a minimum deposit for one night stay is required.