I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of bed & breakfasts. I’ve stayed at a few and it just seems too cramped, not enough privacy and I never feel like I get the same amenities that I do at a hotel. That whole perception changed when I stayed at The Inn at Five Points in Saratoga.
I reached out to the owners and asked for the opportunity to stay at their beautiful facility in hopes to change all of my thoughts on Bed & Breakfasts. We were welcomed by knocking on the front door. There was enough parking in their small lot and the area isn’t too busy so you could always utilize the street as well. Taking a quick look around, The Inn at Five Points is the cutest building. There are games set up, a bar for a welcome drink and a beautiful seating area for breakfast.
The room was wonderful. We stayed in room 1 and we were welcomed with each of us having a bottle of Saratoga water, soap/shampoo/lotion in the bathroom, the password for the free Wi-Fi as well as instructions for the smart TV. It was like they honestly thought of everything.
We decided to have dinner at Wheatfields, drinks at Hamlet & Ghost and a show at Putnam Den. All of that was just a quick walk from The Inn at Five Points, it was so easy! We got back from our night out, had a quick drink at the bar inside the B&B and then went to bed. The room was sweet, the bed was comfortable and I slept like a rock.
We coordinated our breakfast time the night before with one of the owners and she was so kind to serve us one of each of the choices so that I could best describe the meal. First, we had yogurt and granola. The yogurt they get from Argyle Farm Greek Yogurt and the fruit they get from the Poughkeepsie Farm Project once per week. It was delicious, everything tasted so fresh, like they had just picked it out of a garden. Next, the hearty part of our meal, the Mexican home fry nachos. Home-fries topped with tomato, bacon, onion, cheese, avocado and eggs. That was probably one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had, until we were served French toast. Thick bread with homemade vanilla maple syrup, how do you beat that?
I love the touches of local found throughout the building. The tea & honey is Saratoga Tea & Honey Company, there’s a box for Battenkill Milk outside of the door, and there are pamphlets everywhere for great local things to do while staying at The Inn at Five Points. I could honestly go on forever about what an amazing stay I had at this Bed & Breakfast and if you’re looking for somewhere to spend a night in Saratoga, look here first because you will not be disappointed.
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