Snow, Snow and more Snow

For all of you who love winter activities, have we got snow for you!  In the past three weeks, we’ve had three major snow storms that have dumped nearly 5 feet of snow over the Hudson Valley.  Nearby ski areas like Catamount and Windham Mountain report near perfect ski conditions and cross country skiing trails are in prime shape.

For all of you who prefer curling up in front of a roaring fire, you won’t be left out in the proverbial cold either.  With fireplaces in both our library and our living room, as well as fireplaces in our two Suites, there’s plenty of space for you, a friend and/or a good book!  And with the center of town only a two blocks away, it’s just a quick dash to some of the finest restaurants in the Hudson Valley.  The nearby Amtrak station makes getting here from NYC a breeze and we’ll even pick you up at the station and make sure you’re well pampered.

Winter is the perfect time to visit us and our best rooms are often available with shortly advance booking.  So check our our reservation link now to see when you check spend some quality time with our snow!

A Garden Reborn!

After six weeks of concentrated effort, the gardens outside the house are finally starting to get back into shape and are coming back to life. The process began with the removal of the two Catalpa trees in the front that were replaced with two new Autumn Red Maples (matching the other trees along Willard Place).  Massive weeding and trimming back revealed a number of beautiful rose bushes, iris and peonies, all of which are thriving with the renewed attention.  New stone work throughout the front yard provide better access, shape and definition to the front gardens, including resetting the front curb and widening the sidewalk to the front door.  Existing day lillies were replanted to accent the new walk, while peony bushes were divided and transplanted throughout the front and back.

 A new arbor has been installed to give the existing trumpet vines support and will probably be well grown over by next summer.  A new cast iron lamppost provides a warm welcome to our guests while low voltage lighting illuminates the front walkway, our (soon-to-be installed) street sign and other landscaped elements.  The existing back yard fence has been relocated, reset and reworked to include a new side gate and new “main” gate for easy entry to the back.  Finally new trees and flowering shrubs have been planted in the back gardens so that their spring blooms are well timed for our Grand opening.

Now it’s onto bulbs!!!