For those perusing these reviews and want a quick summary: This place is heaven. Beautiful grounds, amazing main house and public rooms, extravagant guest rooms and, best of all, impeccable and charming We pulled up (in a snow storm no less) and were expertly greeted by a warm and welcoming staff. The main rooms are gorgeous yet inviting. We loved the library, which overlooks the lake. The main house is elegant but warm.
We stayed in Room 5. Room 5 is perfection. Wait, did I say room 5? Silly me, I meant room 4 or room 6 heh heh. Please leave Room 5 alone! Drat, well now you know which room to book. It's ok, I doubt this place has a bad room. The impeccable service, exciting and delicious food,and the luxurious but comfortably appointed dining and lounging rooms reveal a level of dedication that suggests the proprietors mean business but also see Glenmere as a labor of love. Homemade made jam composed of stone fruit and brandy is a small detail but an example of the loving attention to detail and the sophisticated taste of the proprietor who makes them. I sure wish he sold his jams, but alas they are only available to visitors.
Unlike Twin Farms in Vermont, which is also lovely, you don't have to walk out into the snowy cold after your gourmet dinner back to your rooms. Glenmere is easy to reach by car, but you feel like you area million miles away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glenmere Mansion is a Relais & Chatueax, 18-room luxury boutique hotel on 150 Hudson Valley acres overlooking Glenmere Lake. The Gilded Age mansion, circa 1911, underwent a 3 year renovation, opening Jan. 2010. Acres of beautiful gardens, heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis, bocce and croquet courts, and 2 restaurants on site. Spa opens summer 2011. Romantic getaway, (children over 16). Voted "Top Ten Small Boutique Hotel in the World" by Gayot Hotel Guide 2011. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glenmere Mansion Hotel Chester