Bavarian Manor

Guest Comments

We love all the notes and cards we get from our guests.  These are some of the comments folks have sent to us in cards or letters or written in our guest book….

Dear S & S, This past holiday season we fed approx. 600 people at each giveaway.  On a weekly basis we feed about 30 families.  Thank you for your yearly party which sponsors the pantry.  You donated lots of food and contributed to our milk fund.  We are grateful for people like you who contribute so much to our community…M., Cairo Food Pantry.

Dear S & S, It has been a truly memorable celebration of our family’s reunion on 8/2013 at the Bavarian….  Our taste buds were sparkling during and long after the completion of a superb meal and fine desserts.  The dining room ambiance immensely contributed to a feeling of home.  We, the family, one and all (Polish Hungarian and American) thank you…for making it such an unforgettable experience.  We hope  to see you for Thanksgiving.

Thank you very  much for your hospitality – have thoroughly enjoyed it! – Room 36 (September 2013)

Thank you – everything was great!  especially the food!  Carolyn & Tom M. (September 7, 2013)

Dear Stan & Suzanne, Thank you once again.  We had a wonderful time in the Catskills and a lot of it was the mood set by the accommodations and delicious meals at the Bavarian Inn.  We certainly will suggest your lovely Inn to our friends and family as a wonderful place to stay for a get away.  Thank you, Steve & Rebekah S. (August 27, 2013)

Thank you – your inn is absolutely perfect – your grounds are breath taking – Betty W.  8/2013

Vielen dank!  Alles ist ganz gut!  Danke Schoen!  Sean & Heather M.  (August 2, 2013)

Danke!  Das hotel ist seht schoen und unser Besuch war seht gut.  Haben Sie einer guter tag.  (I hope I got the grammar right!)  Auf Wiedersehen!  Pam and Ed M. (August 2013)

 We of the Cairo Fish & Game Club wish to thank you for your donation in support of the 15th Annual Children’s Fishing Derby.  Your continued generous support is extremely appreciated.  It would be impossible to find another location that is nearly as ideal or gracious.  We had over 84 registered fishing youths along with their parents for well over 150 people in attendance.  A total of 406 fish were caught and released in the 2 hour window.  …….. Helping kids experience the time honored joy of fishing is just one of the many things we can do to help guide our youth towards a life filled with an appreciation and respect for our environment.   The Cairo Fish & Game Club  (July 2013)

Thank you for your incredible hospitality. By far the nicest, most welcoming place I’ve ever stayed.  I’m already planning a return trip!  xoxo Carla W. (July 2013)  

Thank you Wonderful Dinners!  Rouladen @1  Excellent Service!  S.   (June 2013)

My family just had the pleasure of spending Memorial Day weekend at your Bavarian Manor Inn.  It was a family reunion of sorts as our children have left the nest!  My brother and sister-in-law hosted the event so they could present our family history which they  have been slaving away at for years!  Your hospitality made it possible for our weekend to not only happen but become a huge memorable success!

I want to personally thank you for being so patient and tolerant of my little granddaughter.  Without your kind-hearted flexibility, it could have been kind of boring for a six year old!  But she ended up having a great time.  Thank you again for letting us truly feel at home!  We will be back!  Rosie J, on behalf of the S/J Family!  (Feel free to share this card with whoever you want!)  May 2013


I just want to thank you, Suzanne and Nancy & Peggy for all the warmth and kindness you show when we visit…I always look forward to staying with you.  it’s truly a home away from home thanks to all of you.  Looking forward to seeing you this fall….all the best, big hug…Patty (May 2013)

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for arranging the reservation for us.  Our table was perfect.  We had a delightful evening and everything was delicious.  The Manor is beautiful….Linda H.  Freeport, NY (May 2013)

Thank you.  Dear Susan, Bavarian Manor has always been special to us.  Years ago as guests in the hotel, thank God, it is now open to the public to enjoy the beauty and great food.  You and your crew making everyone feel special.   Thank you for the birthday celebration & that delicious cake!  Thank you – The Garuc Family

Dear Bavarian Manor, I wanted to say thank you very much for a wonderful night.  Both me and my wife absolutely loved spending Valentine’s Day with you.  We eat at the Manor from time to time, but we will definitely come back to stay again in the near future.  The rooms are charming, the food is out of this world, and the service is outstanding.  Please tell Suzanne, “Thanks for the water!”  Sincerely Jerry S.

Room 39 – We had an excellent stay at cozy inn.  The staff were very friendly and cordial.  Thank you so much for everything.  Anthony & Stefani, Bayside, NY

Back again!  Kathy & Ralph – Great Time !

Maryanne & Bob M. – We love it here! – Highland Falls, NY

Thank you so much for a lovely stay.  We thank you especially for all the helpful info about how to get to the places we came to see.  Lewis & Candice M.

Had a ball as always!  This is one of my favorite places!  See you in the winter !  Michelle & Robert

Great memories from 50 years ago!

You have created a dream of an inn – great warm hospitality, comfort and wonderful food and service.  many many thanks and all the best in the future – The Andersons, Seattle

Room #35 – Great view!! Nice sunny morning to wake us up. loved the trails to hike, the birds and pond and at night on the beautiful porch…the croaking frogs – loved it all!!! Thanks for the wonderful stay!

Wonderful xperience – lovely woods!  Xcellent staff!  Thank you!

Great time, thank you for your hospitality.  The only issue was that at dinner there was a very loud guy who talked about zoning laws!


We’ve have had a wonderful time.  Lots of R & R.  See you again soon, #11

Thank you so much for the warm hospitality.  We enjoyed ourselves very much!  The room with the fireplace was absolutely charming and your restaurant was delicious.  My husband loves German dishes and yours was fantastic!  The K’s, Bethpage, Long Island

Thank you so much, we had a great time.  The staff was excellent.  One of my best stays at a bed & breakfast.  Will be back soon! – Sami at/Sonia

Thank you guys so much for the lovely stay and your hospitality!  We look forward to coming back sometime soon!  Best, Steve R & Trish H.

We had an enjoyable, welcoming stay at the Bavarian Manor.  We frequently stay at B&B’s and this one is at the top ofour list.  Although it was our first stay, it won’t be our last.  Lix & Tom (New City, NY)

We had a lovely RELAXING time.  Your hospitality was delicious, and we look forward to coming back – even if there isn’t a bike rally!  Curtis & friend , Long Island & Newport, NY

Totally enjoyed our visit – Auf Wiedersehen.  Dan M & Katherine B., New Jersey

Thanks so much for another wonderful weekend.  See you again in the summer and on FB.  Suzanne & George, Merrick, NY

Many thanks for a short but excellent stay!  If we are in the neighborhood, we will definetely come again!  God bless – Kris &  Cindy, Belgium, Europe

Thank you so much for an excellent stay.  The location is exquisite and the staff is super friendly.  We were feeling completely at home.  Not to forget the excellent food, drink choices and a great new year’s party!  We will be recommending to friends and family and will visit soon.  All the best & happy new year.  Sammer, Amruta, Hridaan, (NJ, VA & India)

Thank you so much for an awesome stay.  We enjoyed very much.  When we came here it was way better than we expected.  We were really at home!  Your staff was very very friendly and we loved the food, drinks and I can’t forget the New Year’s party!  We will come again!  Simran, Sid, City, Surjeet (NJ & VA & India)

Sara & Tim 12/16/11 – 12/17/11   ENGAGED !!   HERE!!! Magic room #38!!!!  Thank you so much !!  We will be back!  From Wappinger’s Falls NY !!!!

Had a beautiful weekend.  Sister Debbie  married Friday night here and Hunter Oktoberfest Saturday.  Thank you for the wonderful hospitality.  Lovely accommodations and great food!

Comments as of July 2011 – Sonny and I enjoyed our visit with Uncle Donald…..The Manor is lovely and we will return.  Please tell Stanley that the Brie in Puff Pastry was out of this world!!  The entire dinner was great.  Everyone is so courteous and genuine.  It is no wonder why the Manor has survived these many years and will continue to do so.  It was a pleasure meeting you and look forward to seeing you again in the fall.  Sincerely, Sonny &   Pat C.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity in taking care of my family and provding a wonderful space for the memory of my Uncle Klaus.  You made some things emotionally easy that would have been otherwise very difficult.  Thanks so much…W.   from Los Angeles, CA

Very lovely stay – Everything exquisite – Jan & Bonny V. – Castile, NY

What a stay! It has been such a pleasant experience to visit Bavarian Manor Inn and the beautiful Catskill Mountains – Magnus, Ida, Jacob & Kirsten – Denmark (just next to Germanie & Poland!)

Ricky & Stephanie M. loved everything about your Inn.  The food and courtesy of your staff has been excellent and we enjoyed our stay very much.

Thanks for a restful weekend and good food.  Father Day 19, June, 2011 – Ursula & David K. – Schnectady, NY

Always a great time  – best in the Catskills – John L. (Soccer)

This was truly a beautiful place to stay – I especially loved your porch!  - Kandace G.

Wowzer !  We had such a great time.  It’s not easy to leave.  Great folks, lovely accomodations and the best food ever!  Love Carmen & Brian Mc.

Great Time, great people Thank you very much.  H.S. NY

Thanks for having us!  We had such a great time and we’ve never met so many nice people than we did here!! People here are real Germans!  Florian & Birgit from Germany – Suzanne’s Bavarian Family !

Thanks for everything!  Loved the porch and setting. Took great care of us.  Hope to see you next year!  April C & Phil F.  from Ohio!

We enjoyed your facilities and hospitality.  Food was great.  My grandson Aaron Gwin just won his 4th World Cup in Mountain racing.  Yeah!  – Evelyn A. and Bernie

We had a wonderful time, great food.  We enjoyed sipping wine on the porch & the beautiful view.  We also enjoyed Sadie & Sally. (The hotel cat & dog)  – Hand & Laura S.

Stuart & Shelly had a very peaceful, relaxing & lovely time here at the Bavarian Manor.  Thank you for everything.  See you again.

So quiet & peaceful.  We love the porch!  Thanks for a very nice stay.  And, the breakfasts were great!  Greetings from Lancaster County, PA – Dan & Boni

My hubby’s birthday and Chloe’s lst Bed & Breakfast experience.  It was a wonderful experience here:  room was cozy and warm, dining experience was amazing, house abiance/decor was splendid, a lovely garden and lots of little corners for a book/unwind yourself.  – Love Christina, Waimin & Chloe – Singapore

As of June 2011 -

Thank  you for your wonderful hospitality this past weekend.  We had a fantastic stay!  Everyone was so kind and welcoming to my dog, Joey (and to me as well!) that it really helped us have a temendous time.  I also want to let you know how much enjoyed your food.  never have we had such fine German fare!  Thank you so much and we look forward to visiting again in the future.  Regards, C.

Thank you again for such a wonderful time on Wednesday.  The CDTA, student, parents and guests all had a wonderful time at our annual Friends of Education/Scholarship dinner.  Sincerely,  JK, CDTA President

Thanks for a wonderful evening – Room 37

Suzanne & Staff – enjoyed our 35th “meet & greet” sooo much!!!  Love and thanks Patrick & Mayrose C.

Charming B&B.  Friendly staff/owners.  Loved having wine on the prch.  Great food.  Hope to return.  MJC

Last summer my husband and I spent a weekend at the Bavarian Manor for my birthday and had such a wonderful time… I decided to include your establishment in recent article highlighting great pet-friendly getaways.   When  we arrived for a few days to stay in one of your comfy rooms we had no idea that it would not only prove to be a mini-break for us, but for loving dog Lola as well…….We have stay at several different  places since acquiring Lola and not all pet-friendly hotels/inns add up to the experience that we had at the Bavarian Manor.  The restaurant on-site was also one of the best German meals that we have ever had and included a fantastic breakfast. 

We very much enjoyed our stay with you.  We enjoyed the “classic style” & the stories by Sir Donald!  See you soon   we’re sure.  Excellent breakfast !  N. V.

Thank you for a lovely stay – Carol O and Myra B.

Thank you for making our stay so delightful on such short notice.  We were rushing to catch a ferry on Saturday and we left our diaper bag behind with some of my medical supplies (I’m diabetic) and I heard you are already shipping it back to us!  Thanks for being so thoughtful and also for being so warm to our kids.  …. Please know that we were very pleased and the breakfasts, the staff and the overall ambiance!!!!  All our best,  Israel B. and family

Thanking you for your incredibly kind help and support and an incomparable experience at The Bavarian Manor..Love, Penny & Erica

Hi.  I see here you have a great business and your family is amazing.  Lacie A.  Danny A’s daughter

Thanks for everything!  We enjoyed our (quick) stay!!  Best, The L’s



 of January 22, 2011 – (I guess it’s been awhile since I posted some of our guests’ notes!)

Best dinner ever!  (Last night)

Thank you for the lovely stay in Room 40 of the Bavarian Manor!  – Lauren T.

Room 31 have left – had a great time (wife had too good a time!)  So many thanks and a Happy New Year.  S.

Suzanne – This was really delightful.  Thanxs for everything.  The G’s of Ca.

Great time  Great Staff!!!  Room #39-  The G. Family

Keep up the good work – Hans

Dear Nancy, Thank you for arranging such a lovely evening for Lea.  The table set with ballons was such a nice touch and we all enjoyed very much.  Lea thought the food definetly tasted German .  We will definitely be back, Sincerely, Laura C.  (This was from an exchange student host family.)

1/1/11 – We had a great evening – w/ my BFFs.  Thanks  Donna from Ohio

We had a great time here.  And your Inn and restaurant are fabulous – so peaceful and quiet.  Thank you once again.  Sharon & Bill McG.

We had a wonderful stay at the Manor.  Everyone is so friendly and helpful.  Two small suggestions would be: a box of tissues in each room; a full length mirror on the front of the bathroom door.  Otherwise, this is a very charming country inn.  (We now have tissues in each room, thanks.)

Bavarian Manor, We had a great stay!  The staff was friendly & the food was great.  We’ll be back!  Elain & Charlie from Pa.  Room 12

As a resort customer of Greene County for more than 25 years, my hope is that Suzanne and her husband (Stan) are able to do things at present to ensure the future of not only Bavarian Manor but for the community area.  Having resorts die around us here affects local residents and the future preservation of this beautiful area.  Best Wishes!  P.S.  That water tower can fetch good money for scrap.  Solar panels on the property and water reduction can help curb your costs.  (Good ideas, thanks!)

Thank you all!  Had a great time!  The M’s  Room #36

Thanks for a great stay!  The “Warriors” from Room 25

Thanks for a lovely night :)  The C’s and the DeF’s

Thank you Suzanne – dinner was amazing!  :)  Excellent waitstaff.  Great way to celebrate buying our new house!  Sarah & Cody

Suzanne!  Great time!  Excellent food and thanks to Adrian.  We will be back!  Steven H.

(October 2010) Nice place with a beautiful story! Happy to see that people care about heritage, like this welcoming Manor.  I mean, to keep it in the family is great – All the best.  Room 51

Dear Suzanne & Stan, Just want to say thank you to you and your staff.   The food was delicious, the atmosphere spectacular and the service the best.  We always enjoy ourself whenever we have the pleasure of being in “your home”.  You guys are the best!  Sincerely, Bob and Dawne Y.

Suzanne, Thanks so much for the hospitality!  Hope to see you again soon!  Stephen & Colleen B.

(Here’s a note left early in the morning)  Checking out of Room 28…Ronda & Andrea.  Thank you!  The room & stay was beautiful!  :)

Dear Stan & Sue – It was great shooting (photographs for a book) is a classy place!  Thank you!  Bill

Your food is really great.  We’re planning to come back again really soon.  Love, M.


August  2010:

We went to Saratoga Racetrack and lost but when we came to The Bavarian Manor for dinner we won! – Jennie

Hi Suzanne – Great to say hello again to all! - Vi from Eva’s Farm.  (Eva’s Farm was a great family resort just down the road.  It is closed now but lots of people stop by looking to see where they used to stay.  By the way, she looks great!)

We had a lovely stay here at the Bavarian Manor.  The food and service were outstanding!  Thoroughly enjoyed – Thank you! ;) – Annette &  Paul W.

Sue, Stan, et all, Thank you for all your wonderful preparation and appetizers!  We were all grateful that we could go somewhere that everyone would be happy!  We had a great time!  Thanks so much! – The P’s.

Since visiting the BM a few weeks ago, I just had to write you.  We visited there … for dinner…..You have a great menu and the food was prepared to perfection.  (The beer was excellent too.)  I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed such an authentic meal.  Keep up the great work.  We will be up again as soon as time allows….It was a true pleasure meeting you and learning a bit of history of the Bavarian Manor.  See you soon and again thanks  for operating such a wonderful place.  – The best always – Michael S.

July 2010:

“On behalf of the M. family members who stayed at the Bavarian Manor this weekend, thanks for your hospitality and warm graciousniess.  I am speaking for my whole family when I say we truly appreciated the accommodations and your welcoming environment.  If we ever return to that beautiful part of New York State and need a place to stay, your place is certainly #1 on our list.  Thanks again. …You helped make it an even more delightful weekend.” – Kevin M.

“Dear Suzanne & Stan, Carmela and I want to thank you so much for taking such good care of us and our family on my 80th birthday weekend.  The food & drinks were wonderful and everyone had a great time!  Thank again.” –   Lee & Carmela W. & Family   (Lee & Carmela have been guests at the inn for over 25 years!)

We are returning our key for our room.  We had a very pleasant stay.  Thank you”  Marilyn T.

“Dear Suzanne, hope you like the little stein, Say hello to family.  Your place feels like home…my parents would be very happy.” Ed & Bobby

“Good Wieners! Bye bye – we’ll see you soon, have a great year!”
Shannon, Nicole & Cristina McC.


June 2010:

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend.  Beautiful rooms, great food, clean, friendly.  We’ll be back!”
Margaret & Tom L. Churchville, NY

“Suzanne – thanks so much for the hospitality!  Hope to see you again soon!”  Stephen & Collen B.

“Lovely little Inn, will definitely recommend your hospitality and good food.  Enjoyed immensely.”
The F’s from Syracuse

“Dear Suzanne & Stan, just want to say thank you to you and your staff.  The food was delicious, the atmosphere  spectacular and the service the best. We always enjoy ourselves whenever we have the pleasure of being in “your home”.  You guys are the  best!”  Sincerely, Bob & Dawne


May 2010:

“Special thanks to the Bavarian Manor for a fabulous meal.” -The Cairo-Durham Teachers’ Association.


April 2010:

“My mother and I just want to thank all of you….for the most wonderful, delicious and relaxing time at the Bavarian Manor. This was our 4th year and it keeps getting better. The room’s decor was quaint and clean…and the lobby looks so nice! We just loved what was done to give the historic setting a bit of a facelift! And then there’s the food…Stan again outdid himself! The Duck was awesome and thanks for the special request of blueberry pancakes, our FAVORITE! We will definitely look fondly at the memory of our stay and look so forward to returning same time next year! I have told all my friends and neighbors about the gem in the mountains! – Until next next time..God Bless and thanks again! Sincerely Lynnette K and Judy S.

“Dear Suzanne, Thank you for all the joyful times. Love, Jeanne & Fred P.

“Dear Suzanne, We all had a wonderful time at Karl’s party. You and your staff went the extra mile to make sure we had a perfect day. Thank you so much, Love Jean K. and Family”


March 2010:

“Hi, I see that the rooms have been upgraded, how nice! Thank you for the hospitality.  I will return with my wife later in the Spring.  The food was great. Thank you so much.” Francisco

“Dear Suzanne, Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. Everything about the Bavarian Manor was very enjoyable. Both of the meals we had were so delicious… tell Stan what a great chef he is. We found everything so enjoyable and look forward to returning.” – Matthew, Jennifer, Bodie & Stella


February 2010:

“Room 33 – Thank you for the lovely room” – The deC’s

“We had a great stay.  Thanks for the early breakfast & basket.   It made our day.  Kind regards” – Judy & Taylor M.


January 2010:



December 2009:

Dear Suzanne & Stan,

Thank you so much for the wonderful time we had at your Inn this past weekend. both you andyour staff were just delightful & made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere was terrific. The food was some of the best we have had. We can’t wait to return for another stay. Best wishes and Happy holidays, L & S


November 2009:

“I just wanted to let you know that we had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving meal.  This was for sure the first of an annual tradition.  For once I actually got to enjoy the meal.  Not having to do dishes was worth it!  It was our first time at your lovely place.  I think we are going to have to come back and try the prime rib Thursday.  Thanks again!” -Michelle M.


October 2009:

“We have enjoyed our stay at the The Bavarian Manor. You and your staff are so warm and welcoming. We really feel we were guests in your home. We look forward to learning more about your history on our many returns! Thank you, Clinton & Gail D.”


“I am writing to say thank you for the great stay at your inn the weekend of June 23rd. We loved your setting and hospitality. The inn is a great way to experience a little of the past of the Catskills while offering very comfortable accommodations. Sending you all my best, Guy M., Windsor, Colorado”


“Hey all of you! Thanks once again – ‘A job’ – WELL DONE!! Best, Dorothy & Jim”


“Thanks for the room upgrade. I REALLY appreciated the down comforter & fridge. The breakfasts were excellent too. Thanks for the home away from home. – Jean”


Dining out at the Bavarian Manor by Morgan E.

Restaurant Review – Mrs. DePoala’s 5th Grade Class

“I went to the Bavarian Manor On October 12th, 2008. It is located in Cairo, NY.. That night I had sauerbraten for the main course. On the sauerbraten there was a delicious gravy sauce. It was very tender, just the way I like it. It was absolutely delicious. For a side dish I had mash potatoes with gravy on it as well. I got a very oddly shapped mash potato. It was round. Also, I had red cabbage. I don’t like red cabbage though. It reminds me of broccoli. Other than that the dinner was perfect.

“The service was magnificent. We had a waitress. She was very polite. She introduced herself and checked up on us just when we needed here. She also made sure we got the right order. She told the chef exactly what we wanted. So everything came out perfect. The waitress we had made our night perfect.

“I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I would because everything we got was great. Like the food, drinks and service. Also you never had to wait long for anything. I would give this restaurant five stars. I would go this restaurant any day!”


Thank you so much – we had a great time – We will be sure to come back again! -

Chris & Marcy


I wanted to thank you for your hospitality. You Inn is a very cool and special place. Say hello to Sadie and Sallie.  My brother and I had a great time skiing and visiting. If and when you ever come to Richond VA, again, please call. We could catch a drink or a meal. Thanks and God bless, Kevin P.


Dear Suzanne and Stan,

What a lovely gift you gave us! Thank you so much. The food was excellent and everyone raved about it. Your staff is wonderful and you all made our day extra special. Thank you! Jennifer & Michael A.