My husband and I were looking for a sort-of impromptu romantic getaway, but we wanted to bring our dog with us. We are absolutely THRILLED that we found Audrey's Farmhouse, because it instantaneously became our favorite vacation spot. We left Brooklyn after work on a Friday and arrived at around 8:30pm. The manager left a note on the door (addressed to my husband, me, and our dog Mandu!) with directions to our room. The moment we walked in, we could tell we were at our second home. The kitchen smells lightly of maple syrup, butter, and love. There is a bowl of water and a jar of biscuits for doggie visitors, and an equally appealing jar of homemade baked treats for the humans! We took a brief tour of the space, admiring the old architecture and the homey furniture. We went to our room (called the Woodstove Room) and plopped onto the fluffy bed. The room is not large, but it is very comfortable, warm, sweet, and clean. The bathroom was super cute, too.
Fast forward to the next morning. Breakfast. My oh my. Breakfast. At 7:30am, the manager set up the most delicious scones I've ever eaten in my life, along with coffee and tea. All by the fireplace, which was delightfully lit. After, the manager made us a meal of broccoli frittata, bacon, roasted white sweet potato, roasted kale, and a cup of fresh grapefruit. We were so full! And ready for our trek to Lake Minnewaska. I say this as someone who has traveled to many a place (and my husband, who is a native of Italy agrees): this area is one of the most beautiful areas ever. We spent the day hiking with our dog, walking around New Paltz, and ate more delicious food.
After spending a day hiking in the snow, we came home to play available games of taboo and scrabble and trivial pursuit. The next morning, we ate a fresh batch of blueberry scones, and an amazing meal of German pancake, sausage, zucchini carpaccio, and poached apples.
The manager is incredibly friendly and informative. Also, she's a slammin cook. This is the best place ever. My husband and I want to make it a point to come here at least three or four times a year. Next time we come, we are bringing his family from Italy, and my family from NJ. It is amazing. Oh, and our dog had the time of his LIFE.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pet-friendly lodging in the Hudson Valley. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Audrey`s Farmhouse Bed And Breakfast
- Audrey`s Farmhouse Hotel Wallkill