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The Van Schaack House
20 Broad St.
Kinderhook NY 12106
Phone: 518-758-6118 ~ Fax: 518-758-2850
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Built in 1785, the Van Schaack House (reputed to be the first law school in New York State) has retained the beauty and elegance of its time - much like the quaint countryside town of Kinderhook, NY where the mansion stands (only a stone's throw from the heart of this historic community.)

Upon entering the Van Schaack House, you'll be greeted in a spacious foyer whose spectacular stairway is an inviting path to your accommodations.

Four rooms are available for visitors' sleeping quarters. Two (the John Jay and Martin Van Buren rooms) of the four are

John Jay Room

Martin Van Buren Room

Sarah Roosevelt Room

Judge Benson’s room


Upstairs Porch

Dining Room

Downstairs Porch

Sitting Room

larger than the other two (the Sarah Roosevelt and Judge Benson rooms).
All have private baths.

Guests may also enjoy the serenity offered by two porch areas each with a view of the beautiful grounds.

The Library may offer a selection to keep the mind sharp and free WI-FI helps you keep in touch - even from our remote location.


The Dining Room has served prominent guests and the sitting room is the perfect spot for an after dinner drink shared among friends.

Several other rooms are weaved through the intricate layout of the mansion. Each offering guests a private, comfortable setting. The entire home is filled with art, artifacts, and antiques from around the globe, but there is a hint of modern day conveniences. Each bedroom

has cable TV and a VCR. Irons, ironing boards and hair dryers are also found in your room.

Robes and bath products are provided.