Lodging Spotlight: Scudder Hill House

Scudder Hill House, a charming bed and breakfast run by the Brenner family in Roxbury, NY, was born out of a desire to offer a vacation lodging experience that the owners themselves always wished for in their travels – a place with genuine hospitality, comfort and elegance with great value. They wanted their guests to feel welcomed like family and to create fond memories of their Catskills getaway.

Built in 1860, Scudder Hill House is an historical farmhouse that sits on five acres of pine, fruit, and maple trees, just across the road from the serenity of Lake Wawaka. Wall-to-ceiling windows, original wide plank floors and spacious rooms create an old world charm that is perfectly balanced with the luxurious amenities. All five guestrooms are spacious with a private bath each, quality beds, 450-thread count sheets, and wifi. Guests can wake up to a fresh cup of coffee and start their day with a hot breakfast and home baked goods.

Scudder Hill House is located within a 6-mile radius of a world of outdoor activities. Plattekill and Belleayre Mountains, just minutes away, offer skiing, snowboarding and tubing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. You can swim, rent a kayak or just stroll around Lake Wawaka across the road. Horseback riding, parks, lakes, reservoir fishing and golf are also within an easy distance. There are several restaurants and plenty of shopping and sightseeing in Roxbury and the nearby town of Margaretville.

"Rae and Bruce are the perfect B&B hosts! Looking out the old, wavy windows at a lush country landscape from the lovely apartment at the Scudder Hill House takes you back in time. Each room is positively darling, comfortable. I’m going to have to return to stay in each one. Group accommodations are excellent as well, and Bruce’s cooking is something to look forward to! The radiant heat in the floor keeps toes warm under original wide-planked flooring."

"We loved staying at the Scudder Hill House — it is so quaint and cozy, and we felt like we were staying with friends. "

The Scudder Hill House has become our home away from home in the Catskills... the perfect place for the entire family... We love the atmosphere that you have created... tastefully decorated and yet very comfortable and user friendly. Breakfasts in your dining room have become a family favorite... Bruce, you are always welcome in my home to cook up your delicious homemade scones and muffins. Even your coffee is exceptional...I like the way you set up the table with all kinds of breakfast goodies which are ready for us to enjoy at our own pace before we go out for the day. We look forward to seeing you and enjoying your Inn during the Spring, Summer, and Autumn months.

"Throughout the years my wife and I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts throughout Northern New York, preferring their charm to the impersonality of hotels. I would without a doubt rate Scudder Hill House as one of the most inviting and well-kept accommodations we have ever visited. Bruce and his wife Rae were welcoming, charming, and personable... We will definitely stay at Scudder Hill House again and highly recommend it to others."

Scudder Hill House
24 County Highway 8/Scudder Hill Rd
Roxbury, NY 12474