I've stayed in many, many B&B's/Inns and there aren't many I've found that are of this caliber. The house itself is beautiful -- very tastefully restored with the highest quality materials and workmanship throughout. Room furnishings and decoration are very tasteful. The grounds are idyllic. In terms of guest services and amenities, the attention to detail is outstanding -- everything from the bed linens to the breakfasts are absolutely top quality. We stayed in the Jenkins Suite, which is truly lovely. In addition to the large bedroom, it has a separate sitting area, a fireplace, and an enormous bathroom. Both the bedroom and the bathroom feature natural stone accents that add a lot of character. Due to the warm weather while we were there, I didn't get a chance to try out either the steam shower or the very inviting claw-foot tub. Will have to return some time to do so!! Nor did we use the fireplace but I'm sure would be wonderful if you were there in colder weather. There is a fridge/microwave out on the landing for guest use. The fridge was always well stocked with water -- both plain and fizzy -- and tea-makings.
Breakfasts were truly delicious. Each day -- we were there three nights -- Patty very kindly brought us thermos of coffee first thing in the morning to help us get up and going. Even this was beautifully presented, in a wicker basket with a lovely checkered cloth. Breakfast is served in the oldest part of the house -- which I believe dates from the 18th century -- on a table that sits in front of an enormous old fireplace with beehive ovens. The room opens out directly to the front lawn and the old stone well -- it's really an idyllic place to begin each day.
I would return to this Inn anytime -- and truly hope I have the opportunity to do so sometime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maplestone Inn - where the comforts of the present honor the past. Relax in our spacious guest rooms, all with private baths, fireplaces, A/C and wireless internet access, as well as a 3 course gourmet breakfast, served each morning. This renovated 1790 stone farmhouse is your home away from home, minutes from New Paltz, and a short drive to Mohonk, Minnewaska Preserve, local wineries and all the wonderful attractions of the Hudson Valley. Come home to Maplestone. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maplestone Hotel New Paltz