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The Bell House

The Bell House is located in Glen Falls, New York. The home has two stories with five different rooms each decorated with an 'old lady' inspired touch. Each room has large beds, high speed internet access, and a sitting area. The larger rooms have fireplaces and large jacuzzi like bathtubs. Breakfast is served daily with a full menu served in the home's formal dining area. Children and pets are not allowed at the Bell House to inspire and further the property's sense of relaxation and retreat from daily life. The Bell House is open year-round.


The Bell House offers guests five different rooms to choose from. The rooms are named after the owners' grandmothers, adding a special touch. The Lillian Room, The Sadie Room, The Florence Room, The Beatrice Room, and The Dorothy Room. All rooms offer a king or queen bed, a closet, a sitting area, and a flat-screen HDTV. Free high-speed internet is provided to guests at The Bell House. All rooms have an attached private bath with toiletries. Guests can control the temperature in their own rooms. Each room has a mini-fridge for snacks and drinks that guests may want to keep in their room. The Lillian Room offers guests a king bed, fireplace, and a private bath with a bath and tub. The Sadie Room offers guests a queen bed, a fireplace, and a private bath.

The owners, Bill and Nancy Turner, strive to provide clean, comfortable rooms with a home-like feel. In the mornings, guests can enjoy a breakfast made fresh from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM on weekdays by the owner, Nancy. Weekend breakfast hours are 8:30 AM to 10 AM. Guests can choose from the full breakfast menu, items such as eggs benedict, French toast, poached eggs, yogurt parfait, blueberry crepes, and more. Coffee, hot chocolate, tea, juices, and fresh fruit are available. Bill and Nancy attempt to make breakfast a romantic experience for guests with candles and flowers to add to the setting.

Guests can check in at 3 pm, as well as call if a check in later than 7 pm is needed. The Bell House is a smoke-free inn. The owners ask that guests refrain from burning candles or incense anywhere on the inn's property. The Bell House wants to create a tranquil environment for adults to step away from their busy schedules. In order to help create this kind of atmosphere, children and pets are not permitted to stay at The Bell House.


The owners, Bill and Nancy Turner, aim for a relaxing and friendly atmosphere at The Bell House. The Bell House is the only authentic bed and breakfast in the area that is not a form of AirBnB. The Bell House caters to couples. Though the owners love children and pets, they are not allowed on the property. This adds to the environment that can be found at The Bell House. It is a peaceful, quiet getaway where guests can relax. Guests have commented on how enjoyable and extensive the breakfast was that was provided. Bill says that they have asked where they got the mattresses because of their good night's rest. Guests have commented on how helpful Bill and Nancy are and have appreciated how they were willing to direct them to local restaurants and attractions.

Other reviews have mentioned the cleanliness of the inn, the comfortable and welcoming feel, and how it was a good place to get away from the kids for a little while. The owners have lots of ideas for guests looking for things to do in the area. They recommended The Hyde Museum where guests can see a variety of unique art exhibits and displays. There is also a lot of biking opportunities in the area, guests can enjoy a scenic bike ride from the Hudson River all the way to Lake George. There are two nearby theaters in the area where guests can find musicals and a variety of performances. There are multiple breweries in the area that guests can visit and have a drink. Glen Falls is in the Saratoga/Lake George-region and is 2.5 hours away from New York City. Lake Placid is about 1.5 hours away and is known for the holding Winter Olympics events.


John Lavery was the original owner of the property and the Victorian-style house. John purchased the property in 1892 and moved in one year later with his family. The house has served a variety of different purposes throughout the years. At one time, the house was used for professional offices. Bill and Nancy were looking for a house that they could turn into a bed and breakfast. They found the house in 2014 and started from there. In March of 2015, they started making the changes necessary to create the bed and breakfast that they wanted. Bill and Nancy loved the elegant feel of the house, and wanted to keep that elegance, as well as make it homey. Before owning The Bell House, Bill and Nancy were innkeepers in Altamont, New York for 12 years before moving to Glen Falls in 2014.

The couple feel that they are very seasoned innkeepers. Bill says that they started because Nancy used to watch the Newhart series and wanted to be an innkeeper ever since. Bill and Nancy live on site and provide guests with whatever needs they may have. They are also very willing to help guests know what there is to do in the area, good restaurants, and other information that guests may be interested in knowing about the area. Bill and Nancy love the people that come and stay at their house and hope that guests can feel comfortable during their stay.

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153 Bay Street
Glens Falls, New York 12801
United States


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