1871 House is a New York City Style 'Bed & Breakfast Inn' that offers an entirely unique experience that can't be found at cookie-cutter hotels. Quirky and full of character 1871 House's Rooms are furnished with antiques, beds with beautiful quilts and include many original ornamental fireplaces.
Tucked away on a tree-lined street, 1871 House is housed in a classic brownstone on east 62nd Street, between Park & Lexington Avenues. The pretty shuttered townhouse is in a nicely quiet location two blocks from Central Park.
Five half-floor suites plus two full-floor suites, each with private en-suite bathroom, offer high ceilings, ornamental fireplaces, four-poster beds covered by quilts, marble-topped dressers and lace-curtained windows. Each of the half-floor and full-floor suites are offered on an individual basis and each have their own keyed entrance much like a private apartment. Our half-floor suites can accommodate 1-3 persons and are furnished with 1 queen bed plus either a sofa-bed, trundle bed or folding twin bed option. The full floor suite options (Lexington Suite and Madison Suite) can accommodate a maximum of five persons and are furnished with two queen size beds plus one twin bed and one bathroom. By unlocking a connecting interior door, two of our half floor suites located on our 2nd floor can be combined to create one full floor suite (Library Suite) with two bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms and a shared kitchen between them. Fireplace mantles, moldings around windows and high ceilings have been preserved. All give the place an elegant B&B feel, as do the antiques scattered throughout. Rooms are modernly enough appointed that you won't feel stuck in the 19th century. Each room is quite large, cozy and country furnished.
The beautiful brownstone building has been extensively renovated over the past 15 years. Close to an upscale shopping zone and surrounded by other Brownstones and Townhouses, the quiet, tree-lined street makes you forget you’re in the heart of the city.
1871 House is conveniently located near a number of exciting New York City attractions such as Central Park, Madison Avenue shopping, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Museum, MoMA, the Whitney Museum much more. Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 92nd Street Y, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, the Empire State Building and Grand Central Terminal are all just a short taxi, train or bus ride away. Additionally, 1871 House is surrounded by one-of-a-kind shops, great restaurants and cafes, Bloomingdales, Barneys New York and more.
If you are traveling in mild weather, reserve the Garden Room which has access to a lovely terrace garden complete with an elegant teak bench, teak lounge chairs & table. A large canvas umbrella creates an ideal spot for tea on the balcony surrounded by containers filled with Peonies, Lilies, lavender, Roses, Hydrangeas, Ivy, and many more (in summer months).
Rates are quoted on a per room basis. Each unit is priced individually. Rates are seasonal. 1871 House is not available to be booked in its entirety to one entity. So that we can better assist our guests and in that we have staffing and infrastructure limitations we limit travel group size to five persons maximum.
1871 House was recently ranked the #1 B&B in New York by U.S.A. Today and the #6 B&B in the USA for business travelers.
An Excerpt from 'New York's 100 Best Little Hotels:'
'Imagine New England Country Charm just steps from Park Avenue! This delightfully warm and welcoming bed and breakfast is located in a classic five-story brownstone on one of New York’s loveliest, tree-lined blocks. Proprietress Lia Raum and her husband, Warren, have furnished this wonderfully special place with treasures gleaned from Connecticut antiques stores and flea markets.
The result is a feeling of home and hearth, as you would dream it to be. More country inn than urban B&B, here personal attention, good taste, and loving care are evident in every detail. Hand-stitched quilts, hooked rugs, sleigh beds, and sporting prints and paintings abound. Most bedrooms feature original mouldings and ornamental fireplaces. Windows look out on either the leafy, quiet street or the tree-shaded back garden. If you can, book the romantic Cottage room, with its sun-drenched second-floor terrace. This book was written expressly to unearth gems like 1871 House a lovely country hideaway in one of New York’s most elegant neighborhoods.'
1871 House was named Country Living Magazine's Inn of the month and has had many guidebook and magazine reviews including: Lonely Planet's NYC City Guide, Conde Nast Traveler National Geographic), MRS Magazine (Japanese), DK New York E guide, 'New York’s 100 best little hotels,” “The Unofficial Guide to Bed and breakfasts and Country Inns in the Mid-Atlantic 1st edition and many others around the world (Frommer).
Keywords: Bed and Breakfast, boutique hotel, small hotel, Inn, Corporate Housing, Extended Stay Apartments, Furnished Apartments, Short Term Housing
Lia grew up in NYC & graduated from Barnard College in New York City. Subsequently Lia completed graduate courses at NYU's Real Estate Institute and earned a graduate degree in Real Estate Investment Analysis.
Lia spends the majority of her time overseeing the affairs and administration of the 1871 House. Extra-curricular interests include gardening and interior design. To that end Lia has done all the gardening and the interior design of the individual rooms at the 1871 House.
The best thing about Manhattan is being within walking distance of so many incredible sites! We chose the Upper East Side because it is leafy, romantic, and genteel, with peaceful streets and historic architecture. It couldn't be a better place to hang your hat!
The location is also perfect for its proximity to Central Park, fantastic shopping and NY Culture. The House is within walking distance of Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, boutiques, museums & galleries, New York’s finest department stores, top restaurants and business districts. In addition, for everyday convenience, we have barbershops, supermarkets, gourmet stores, pharmacies, dry cleaning & shoe repair shops just around the corner.
Access to seven subway lines are one or to blocks away. Museums within walking distance include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, Frick Collection, and the Asia Society.
Shopping Excellence: Lauren, Versace, Barneys, Chanel, Hermes, Prada, Burberrys, Bergdorf Goodman's and the like are all nearby.
Rooms at 1871 House are more spacious than your average hotel room in NYC. Half Floor Suites range from 327 to 484 square feet. In comparison, most standard hotel rooms are 150 to 250 square feet, barely allowing room to walk around the bed. 1871 House also offers two large full floor suites with contain multiple bedrooms and full kitchens. The full floor suites (approximately 1000 square feet) can accommodate up to 5 adults. Most rooms at 1871 House have hardwood floors, fine oriental rugs, bamboo blinds and antique furniture.
Fireplaces: Though the fireplaces are not to be used, all suites (except the Mission Studio) contain fireplaces and most retain their beautiful marble or wood fireplace mantels.
High Ceilings, Operable Windows, a Garden Terrace, Kitchens & Kitchenettes, Antiques: With the exception of the Mission Studio (which is a unique room option at 1871 House for budget travelers who still want to enjoy our great location and homey atmosphere), our rooms are light and airy, with high ceilings and operable windows. Most have kitchens or kitchenettes, and one, the Garden Room, has a large terrace with potted plants and lounge chairs. Having a terrace in New York City is a luxury most Manhattanites do not have.