New Concord Bed & Breakfast Rooms
There are 4 guest rooms at the New Concord Bed & Breakfast. One is on the ground floor; the other 3 are on the second floor. All rooms have a newly constructed private en suite bath. See below for guest room photos, descriptions, and rates.
Pictured above, the Lovejoy Room is on the ground floor in the front of the building, facing north and east toward New Concord’s miniature “town green.” This is the ideal room if you don’t want to tackle the stairs. The Lovejoy Room has a comfortable Queen-size bed, luxurious linens, a great spectator chair and a large private bath with a walk-in/roll-in shower and safety features.
History: New Concord local history abounds with Lovejoys, one of the original settler families here. Andrew Lovejoy (d. 1843) was one of the early owners of this property. Andrew was an elder of the New Concord Church. His father (Daniel) owned the other house on the corner of Elliot Road.
Van Volkenburgh Room
Pictured above, the Van Volkenburgh Room is our largest guest room. Perched on the sunny and bright second floor, it faces the crossroads and town green of New Concord. You’ll enjoy the King-size bed, deluxe linens and the all-new private bathroom with a vintage corner sink and modern stall shower.
History: Bartlett Van Volkenburgh (also sometimes spelled Van Valkenburgh) built the original structure that was known as The Publick House. It became a regular stop for stagecoach travelers and the workers building the Albany-Boston railroad. Bartlett served in various community roles such as School Inspector and Commissioner and Overseer of Highways.
The pretty blue Gardner Room is at the top of the stairs on the second floor in the front of the building, looking out at the town green. It has a Queen-sized bed, luxury linens, and a bright private bath with borrowed light, vintage fixtures and a modern stall shower.
History: Historical records show that the Publick House was sold to R.F. Gardner in 1841. Some indications show that this Quaker family has deep roots in both Columbia and Dutchess County, New York. This owner may be the one who used the home as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Tucked away on the second floor, the O’Hare Room is in the oldest section of the house from the 1780’s. (Right outside you’ll see the closet-size hiding place for the Underground Railroad!) The O’Hare Room has a comfortable Queen-size bed, comfy linens and the en-suite private bath for this room has a vintage bathtub with shower.
History: Dorothy and Allen O’Hare were the most recent owners of the New Concord Bed & Breakfast before Nancy Vazac Jackson’s brother and son bought the property and later sold it to her. Dorothy was a schoolteacher in Queens, New York who with her husband purchased the house for $2,000 in 1939 and summered here for over sixty years.
Nightly rates for our 4 guest rooms are shown below. Room rates vary with season, and day of the week.
During the May 1 – November 15 season there is a 2 night minimum for weekends.
All room charges are subject to 8% New York State and Columbia County tax.
|Seasons||May 1 – Nov. 15||Nov. 16 – Apr. 30|
|Lovejoy Room||$200/night weekends||$170/night weekends|
|$185/night weekdays||$155/night weekdays|
|Van Volkenburgh Room||$210/night weekends||$180/night weekends|
|$195/night weekdays||$165/night weekdays|
|Gardner Room||$190/night weekends||$160/night weekends|
|$175/night weekdays||$145/night weekdays|
|O’Hare Room||$180/night weekends||$150/night weekends|
|$165/night weekdays||$135/night weekdays|