A Mountain View Retreat master bedroom  

A Mountain View Retreat is a small former hunting lodge renovated into an elegant B&B/Retreat for the discerning guest. In the country on 20 beautiful wooded acres, it has walking paths throughout, yet still is just minutes to everywhere. The furnishings are elegant with a touch of whimsy. Fabulous, mostly organic, big country breakfasts served at 9:00 am each morning. Over fifty 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor and acknowledged as a GreenLeader Gold establishment.
(Definition of a B&B: A type of lodging that is smaller than a hotel and may be in a private residence licensed for guests. Bed & Breakfasts generally appeal to guests who desire a more personal interaction with their destination.)



Please call or email for rates and availability. 

Call: Patricia (518) 537-8444

Email A Mountain View Retreat at:


What they are saying about A Mountain View Retreat

Click here for Trip Advisor Reviews for A Mountain View Retreat, Germantown, New York.

And one recommendation that wasn’t on Trip Advisor

“I came to this spot seeking quiet, perspective and guidance. The views, both the expanse of “the mountain” and in the immediate environs are stunningly constructed to invite just that “perspective.” Patricia’s sense of aesthetic informs every choice from outdoor sculpture gracing the grounds, to the gazebo with hammock, to the nuanced choices of fabric and color in the interior. These accommodations are elegant and inspired without being precious; the food is delicious and nurturing. And then, there is Patricia, herself…a consummate host full of spirit, humor, wisdom and grace.”

  A Mountain View Retreat

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master suite

master suite

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Master Suite

Large Room Beautifully Furnished with Fabulous King Size Bed, High-quality Linens, Private Full Bath, WIFI, TV, DVD, and view of the Catskill Mountains (find the crescent moon coming up over the Catskills). A roll-away bed can be added for a third person or older child.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom: Private Bath
  • Beds: 1 King (rollaway available)


green room

green room

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Green Room

Beautiful antique carved walnut queen bed, with high quality linens. Matching dresser with marble top, everyone’s favorite leather rocking, swivel, reading chair and leaded beveled glass decorative window pane. Private bath with shower or bath can be shared with Floral room if both rooms rented to family or friends. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom: Private Bath unless shared with family or friends renting Floral Room
  • Bed: 1 Queen


floral room

floral room

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Floral Room

Sunny, lovely, cheerful room with a queen bed and a day bed, fine linens. Furnished with Mackenzie Childs table, Stick’s hand-carved dresser, artist’s hand painted antique bookcase with glass doors and beautiful art. WIFI. Bath in hall or share with Green Room if both rooms rented together by family or friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom: In hall shares with Green Room if both room rented by family or friends.
  • Beds: 1 Queen, 1 Day Bed

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Formal Country Breakfast

breakfast spread
(picture by our guest Avril)

A full, mostly organic, country breakfast is served each morning at nine.

After numerous requests, here is the recipe for my

Herb Scrambled Cheddar Eggs

Brown butter in Skillet

Put in two eggs per person DO NOT BREAK THE YOKES

Sprinkle in shredded cheddar cheese

A little seasoning salt (I use Lawry's)

A little dill, fresh or bottle (chopped fine)

NOW here's the secret, while cooking use the spatula around the yokes.

Don't break the yokes until the white has been scrambled

and mostly cooked

and then

at the last minute scramble in the yokes.

Voila! Patricia's Herb Scrambled Cheddar Eggs


Area Attractions

And, we're just...

  • 5 minutes from Bard College
    (and the Fisher Center for Performing Arts)
  • 15 minutes from Rhinebeck Village
  • 15 minutes from the Rhinecliff Amtrak Station
  • 20 minutes from Omega Institute
  • 30 minutes from Poughkeepsie
  • 50 minutes from Albany
  • 2 hours from New York City

Plus, minutes from:

  • Antiquing (Hudson is 10 minutes north with 8 blocks of antigue stores and galleries)
  • Rhinebeck shopping (more antiques and galleries, plus other delightful shops)
  • There's Hudson River Cruises, Kayaking, boat tours
  • Can't not go to Woodstock still has some hippies and dye-tie T shirts
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • Dutchess County Fair Grounds — great fairs all summer and fall.
  • This beautiful area is the home of The Hudson River School, a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters, Thomas Cole's home is in Catskill and
  • Olana, the Persian Masterpiece Home of landscape artist Frederic Church, is 5 miles.
  • Numerous historic sites are on or near the Hudson River Roosevelt, Vanderbilt and, Wilderstein Mansions, Montgomery Place Gardens.

Historic Sites:
For sites and information: Friends of Clermont Nearby Attractions

Or visit our parks:

Restaurants nearby:

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Driveway to Lodge
Foo Dogs greet you at entrance to the property
b and b
Lodge Front
  A Mountain View Retreat
Lodge Front
living room
Lodge Common Room
Lodge Deck
christmas table spread
What you missed not being here Christmas!
Our guest, Avril, took this gorgeous picture of our Goddess Walk.

mediation spot
Reflect in Quan Yin's Garden on a Glider...

benchRead on rocker  
Meditate on benchesbench
                      Now has a "Prayer metal Pergola around it.
And gaze from The Gazebo at the Catskills Mountains
  Pictures coming of more sacred spaces.  

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Please call or email for rates and availability. 

Call: Patricia (518) 537-8444

Email A Mountain View Retreat at:




NO SMOKING, PETS, PERFUME, or HEAVILY SCENTED PRODUCTS and, we’re sorry, no young children... We are going for a green facility as much as possible, not that children aren’t green, we’re just not set up child safe or proof.



Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay required on all weekends throughout the year. Holiday weekends are a three night minimum stay. Some conferences and events have minimum stays. See cancellation policies below. (Call though, occasionally there is an overlap and a room available for one night.)

Rates: Rates include a country breakfast served at 9:00 am, wireless Internet, and are subject to a 15% tax and handling. Call for rates, please. (518) 537-8444

Payment: A credit card number will be taken (Visa, MC, Amex) at the time of booking for ID and to guarantee payment for your reservation until a check arrives within three to five days for 100% of your reservation.

In the unlikely event that damage occurs to lodge property, additional charges may be affixed to the guest’s credit card in the amount required to remedy the damage.

Last minute reservations — credit card information will be taken for ID and to guarantee your reservation, at which time we guarantee to you your room/rooms and will not accept any other requests for them. Since there is no time for your check to clear, please pay cash upon arrival. No shows? Your credit card will be charged for the full amount of your reserved stay.



Monies will be refunded if cancellation is made at least 30 days in advance for one room, (for certain large popular events the 60 day cancellation policy with no refunds or credits will apply for one room, please ask (ie. events such as at Omega (John of God, Brian Weiss) and Festivals (Sheep and Wool) at Duchess County Fairgrounds, Weddings)* after that time there will be no refunds, or credits. If two or more rooms are rented by the same party there is a 60 day cancellation with no refunds or credits. Of course, reservation is confirmed when payment is received, reservation begins when you commit to a room(s), check for the full amount is expect within 3-5 days.

We are a small exclusive Bed and Breakfast off the beaten path — it is very difficult to re-rent your room on short notice.

The Cancellation fee is 25% before thirty days (sixty days)* for one room and 30% for two or more rooms before 60 days.

Payment for your room is guaranteed by your check and in return we guarantee your room will be available only to you and accept no other reservations.


Check In: 4:00-6:00pm | Check Out: 11:00am

Directions and address will be provided when reservations are made.

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As well as being a former “Washington DC Hostess” entertaining and hosting Congressman, Senators and other dignitaries at dinner parties at her and her famed Health Lobbyist husband’s gracious home, Patricia Heller is a Best Selling International Author and a professional singer/entertainer.

Her first book, If You Hear the Message Three Times, Listen was written in New Mexico. When asked the subject, she replies, “It’s about self-healing, self discovery and enlightenment, that’s all you’re allowed to write about in New Mexico.” She goes on with a smile to say the book is her stories told with her sense of humor, and promises if the reader is not totally enlightened, they will be entertained!

From twenty years of studying psychic, energy and spiritual healing around the world, Patricia has become a remarkable Intuitive Coach, reader and gifted healer sought out worldwide.

What is Intuitive Coaching?

In a Heart-Centered Intuitive Coaching session Patricia works together with her clients using intuition as well as the many other modalities covered in her book to help achieve their goals, good health and work through obstacles. Rather than always telling what she sees, she guides her clients into their own inner wisdom to learn the answers for themselves creating tools for on going self-healing and self-discovery. Intuitive Coaching is a dynamic process designed to create a stronger, healthier future.

Patricia also does heart-centered Intuitive Tarot readings. She is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition, and excludes none.

Sessions are 45 minutes in person or by phone. For more information go to: http://patriciaheller.com/coaching.html

For rates and to schedule a session or reading, please call or email Patricia (518) 537-8444 or patriciaheller2@yahoo.com

Book and Patricia’s Website: If You Hear the Message Three Times, Listen

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