1894 Kingsbury House B&B

1894 Kingsbury House Victorian B & B
20 Kingsbury Avenue, Saint Johnsville, NY 13452     518-542-0542 (phone or text)

About Us

The 1894 Kingsbury House is conveniently located between Saratoga Springs and Cooperstown in a quiet village 10 miles from the NYS Thruway. Enjoy the warm fireplace, rocking chairs on the porch, a nap in the garden and a homemade gourmet breakfast.

In our 28 years of stewardship we have restored many features and fixtures original to the building (we are only the fourth family to live here). William Morris wallpaper in the living room, Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper in the dining room, several lighting fixtures original to the construction of the house and original White Oak and Chestnut woodwork give the rooms a comfortable "lived in" feel.

We are certified Bike Friendly by Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Canal Corporation and are located just minutes across the river from the Bridge Street intersection on the Erie Canalway Trail.  We are also paddler-friendly for those putting in at the St. Johnsville Marina and we offer canoe and kayak transport and storage for guests.

We offer lodging for single parties of one to four persons.  In addition to a private room and bath, guests are encouraged to use the living room and dining room.  The front porch and large garden behind the residence offer locations for relaxing, reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine.  During inclement weather, the ballroom, located on the second floor of the carriage house, offers a unique retreat.

An American Elm tree shades our Stick-style Victorian.

A typical breakfast: Quiche, scones, fruit, coffee/tea and the New York Times.

Guests may relax in a lovely, quiet garden with dappled afternoon shade and a view of the carriage house.


The Monadnock Room sleeps up to two people in a double bed. The room is air conditioned and has free internet.

Single Occupancy - $90                         Double Occupancy - $120

The Magnolia Room sleeps up to two people in a queen-sized bed.  The room is air conditioned and has free internet.

Single Occupancy - $90                         Double Occupancy - $120

Off-street parking, laundry facilities, access to the refrigerator, front porch and garden are available for guests.

Call for availability

All major credit cards accepted

Check-in after 3pm              Check-out before 11am

We are a non-smoking facility.

No pets allowed

No children under the age of 10

No cancellation fee


What joy you brought to our tired bodies when we arrived on our bicycles after four days of riding.  Every thought & detail showed a care and love in what you do and your kindness in driving us to a restaurant made my heart sing.  Sue & John, Australia
A truly exquisite stay; thank you for opening your doors to me.  Jake, Ottawa, Canada
Thank you so much for the most wonderful stay in your beautiful home.  We truly appreciate all you’ve done— from taking us to the concert, offering your bikes, suggestions for places to eat and things to do, to incredible gourmet breakfasts— to make this the most wonderful B & B ever!  Kirsten and Blais, New Jersey
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay during our Glimmerglass/Tanglewood adventure!  Cassandra and Patrick, New Jersey
We loved our stay here!  Myself (8 months pregnant) and my in-laws loved every detail of your home.  The food here was so delicious, I looked forward to breakfast so much every morning!  Sophia, (NYC), Angela (Brazil), Herbert (Austria)

The Monadnock Room—  a tribute to our favorite New Hampshire inn.

Another view of the cozy Monadnock Room.

The Magnolia Room is named for the c.1925 wallpaper on the walls.

Another view of the Magnolia Room.

Apple trees shade a bistro table for two in the garden.

The living room is a quiet place to relax, read a book, or sit by the fire.

High-backed rocking chairs on the front porch are just the thing for watching the world go by slowly.

Robert and Ina Smith, Innkeepers

518-542-0542 (phone or text)