Bed and Breakfast
A Classic Greek Revival Inn Bed and Breakfast
Located On the Erie Canal In Halfmoon, NY
In the Historic Village of Crescent
A waterfront property, known to be the best view of the Erie Canal
(Southern Saratoga County)
Welcome to Oakcliff!
A Locally Owned Bed and Breakfast
Tired of the soulless hotels and cafeteria style breakfasts? We get it; we once lived it too. No continental breakfasts here! You will find plenty of soul at Oakcliff. We cater to any and all dietary needs. Our beds have custom made mattresses topped with the finest imported sheets, feather beds and down pillows for a perfect nights sleep. Coming for business, going to SPAC, the Symphony or the Saratoga Race Track? Give Oakcliff Bed and Breakfast a try!
On the National Historic Registry since 1998, Oakcliff, in the breathtakingly beautiful Saratoga County, (near Troy, Albany, Schenectady Colonie, Latham, Cohoes, Waterford, Clifton Park and Saratoga) is the gateway to the Adirondacks, and likely the best decision you will ever make when it comes to out-of-town accommodations for pleasure or business.
Oakcliff boasts a B & B like no other in the Saratoga County region. A distinctive mix of sustainability and the historical. Relax on the veranda at cliff side and feel the wind off the waters of the majestic Mohawk River. Or take a stroll down a long, winding dockside path and enjoy a picnic at the river's edge on a lazy fall, leaf-blown afternoon.
Oakcliff has a fully equipped business center with a copy center, high-speed wireless internet in every room. You can enjoy several quiet places in the Inn to do your work, including the T.G. Younglove Library. Sit at the very desk President Grant sat at to do his own work over 150 years ago.
Former Guests at Oakcliff Bed and Breakfast, Circa 1860s.
A Perfect Afternoon At Oakcliff, Circa 1860's
Four presidents in total have stayed at Oakcliff: Presidents Grant, Hayes, Arthur, and Garfield - all former guests of the 2nd estate owner, banker/financier Truman G. Younglove. Oakcliff was originally owned and built circa 1830 by Saratoga County Judge Duncan Mac Martin.
Museum quality period antiques fill every single room in the house from classical Empire Federal, QueenAnn and Chippendale as well as fine French and European Marquetry and Parquetry , adding old depth and beauty to an already quaint and striking bed and breakfast setting. The Inn is decorated with the goal of having a warm and comfy atmosphere with Eco-Friendly furnishings at their finest.
Take a walk into the estate parlor, where a room filled with music from a Masterly Restored 1929 Steinway Duo-Art reproducing piano, (restored by Puls Inc., Roger Puls), that fills the air with modern jazz by Pauline Alpert, George Gershwin, or if you prefer Chopin, Beethoven or Tchaikovsky. Sit. Relax. Reminisce.
Rent a waterfront room with a view of the Mohawk River as it winds down a mountainous terrain of trees, soaring hawks, and wildflowers. Around late-September, October, enjoy a breathtaking fall view with colors like you've never seen before. Breakfast includes a healthy, hearty combination of diet-friendly selections with fresh squeezed orange juice, German baked muffins and cakes, and local breads warmed inside an Aga stove that never sleeps. European coffee is served fresh and piping hot via a French Press with local baked goods from bakeries throughout.
Dine with other guests, for all over the world, in our formal dining room. (See Where Our Guests Come From)