We arrived late Friday night, it was dark but glad we found our accomodation for the weekend. Maggie the Innkeeper greeted us with warmth and alot of local knowledge. We had rented the Northwind in the adjacent Carriage house. Maggie walked us down and gave us a detailed tour of the room, kitchen and bathroom.
It was well furnished, king size bed and jazuzzi tub. Everything you need to relax. It wasn't until the morning when you truly appreciate the beauty of the Hudson Valley. THe sprawling 40 acre farm with horses, chickens and a donkey gave a sense that we were truly away. THe country breakfast made by Maggie herself was one of the highlights and got the stay off on the right foot. We would recommend this to anyone who with a short drive north can relax and get away from city life.
One other perk was it's a short 15 min drive to Millbrook Winery - a must stop for anyone who enjoys a drop of the grape!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WhistleWood Farm is located on a hilltop, in Rhinebeck, less than two hours north of Manhattan in New York's historic Hudson Valley. Open decks, outdoor fire pit, pastoral views, wildflower gardens, the starry night sky form a setting for solitude or lively conversations. Pull up a chair on the deck or a porch to enjoy the views, or settle on a cozy fireside sofa with a good book. Explore the nature trails to the pond, the woods, the scenery, visit the retired horses, the donkeys, the Dexter cows and our chickens for the freshest eggs or just... Relax! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Whistlewood Farm Hotel Rhinebeck
- Whistlewood Farm b&b