Boarding House

This place has some history!  There have been many owners over the years. 

From the 1800's to Present.  While researching the property to be included in the National Historic Register the present owner has a book filled with all the history of deeds, advertisements and news articles.

This lot and premises was first purchased by Joseph Y. Crane (for Hiram Quick) from Gardner Forgerson in July of 1845.  Quick then erected a dwelling on this lot.  Quick then gave the property to John W. Johnston who in turn sold it to George Layman.  Mr. Layman enlarged the house, improved and beautified the grounds that presented for it's location and attractiveness of any land in the area.  It became a summer boarding house in 1899 for travelers.  Entertainment and moderate charges insured a general custom to his place.

Historical Building

This beautiful building was included in the National Historic Register in 2009.
With its wonderful history of old boarding life - it is one of the last boarding houses still standing in Sullivan County.  There are lots of articles about previous owners from the past, as well as mentions in books written in the past and present time.


Many people know this property from the annual Pumpkinfest that would take place here for yearsPeople would come from all over.  There would be lots of vendors selling their homemade products as well as food vendors.  You would be able to take a hayride or a horse and buggy ride.  There would also be the traditional events of pie eating contests, bake-offs and costume contest.  The current owners of the property would also treat the entire town to a wonderful fireworks display over the Delaware River to end the annual event.


We have had some great surprises over the years, while running the Restaurant as well as the Bed and Breakfast.
With Many Celebrity Sightings in the Restaurant and bookings at the B&B.

What a surprise that other people know about Barryville also!

You never know who will walk through those doors..

Rafting, Kayaking and Tubing

In the 1980's this property was also used as a Canoe Livery.

People would be able to rent canoes and kayaks and enjoy a lazy day on the Delaware River.

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Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

Through the Years

The current owner had a lot of fun educating herself on the history of the property.  She found some of these old postcards online.  They hang in the hallway to the cafe, to show how the building has evolved over the years.

Wouldn't you want to own a piece of History?