I am often asked why I opened my own Bed and Breakfast, especially by those who know I'm a retired law enforcement officer. The answer is simple; I wanted to spend time with nice people! I genuinely enjoy entertaining and creative cooking. I also love dogs, and owning the most pet friendly B&B in the Hudson Valley gives me the opportunity to continually make new four legged friends as well.

I'd like to share with you what some of my guests have shared with me. I think it's important that you know how special your stay is to me, and how much pride I take in making sure every detail is in order. With each passing season and each passing year here at my Inn by the Lake, it becomes more and more apparent that it truly is a wonderful life.

Just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful weekend. It was great meeting you and staying with you in your home. Lesley and I really enjoyed relaxing on the property and the hiking. Kayla just didn't seem to want to leave. And your bacon changed my life.

Everything was perfect. Thanks for the exceptional hospitality. Truly a gem!

We found the Wilderness Room very civilized indeed, and found it contained our dog's energy well too. Thank you for being a lovely host.

Thank you so much! We had such a wonderful time here. Your home is beautiful, and so comfortable and welcoming. You are a wonderful hostess - as is Lola!!

Thanks for a 5 star weekend. Your are a diva in every way. Hope to see you again in the Fall.

Thank you for a wonderful weekend! The place is great; awesome food, nice company. I will be back! Biscuit had a blast also.

Thank you for making our anniversary weekend a truly memorable one! Your beautiful home, those amazing breakfasts, your wonderful pool and hammock all helped to make is so special!

I loved my room, the quiet, and the warmth of your hospitality. Many thanks for a much needed get-away!

Beautiful room, delicious breakfasts, warm hospitality...what more could we ask for our anniversary visit? Thank you!!

This is what it's like to be a Princess! Wish it could last forever. Bernetta is a very special person as you will learn in a short time.

We had an absolutely fabulous time here. You are an amazing host, your food was delicious, the house and room were cozy and welcoming, and we loved the salt water pool. We look forward to returning sometime soon.

Every time we come to the "Ponderosa" it gets better and better. It never gets old.

I must say that this B&B was the best I've ever visited. It shows your persona and this makes us feel cozy and comfortable. I was very happy that other B&Bs were full so I ended up here.

I appreciated all your effort, dedication, care, and the detail of your house. I wish I could stay longer. We'd love to come back.

This place is simply magical. Your hospitality is outstanding. We will see you again for sure.

You've got a great place in beautiful surroundings. We've never seen nature in such abundance. We've had a really comfortable and homey stay and love your scrumptious breakfasts.

We love love love your Inn! All of your special little details in each of your rooms really speak to your guests and make us feel welcome. We can't wait to come back! Oh, and the yummy snacks and amazing breakfast!

Thank you so very much for opening your beautiful home up to us. We love it here and can't wait to come back. You are the perfect mix of Martha Stewart and Bob Villa! The food was amazing! Many, many thanks.

Thank you for creating such a serene, comfortable and welcoming place to stay. We truly enjoyed our stay and feel completely rejuvenated. The work you have done on the house is amazing and your cooking is phenomenal!

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