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A historic private estate dating back to 1765, steeped in tradition and often frequented by Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain
Offers a wealth of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking and horse riding
Farm-to-table dining bringing local produce from the Hudson Valley to the restaurant
Outdoor decking area for a la carte dining, complete with a crackling fireplace
Autumn and summer are Upstate New York's most glorious seasons, though spring is pleasant as well. These times bring in healthy-sized crowds due to favourable weather and special events. Weather usually remains warm throughout September, while cooler temperatures in October bring out the colourful foliage. Winter lasts too long for most people's tastes, stretching from December to April. During this period, visitors can expect temperatures below freezing and plenty of snow.
Nestled in 45 acres of rolling Upstate New York countryside, Troutbeck is a tastefully refurbished country house retreat within reach of the cultural and outdoor pursuits of the Hudson Valley and beyond.
Having played host to various luminaries over its 250-year history, including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mark Twain, Troutbeck is well versed in creating a convivial, social atmosphere. This extensive country house in Amenia, just a two-hour drive from Manhattan, boasts various living areas, with a Sunroom, Living Room and Library; just a few of the welcoming and homely spaces to retreat to with a cocktail and good book. With a pool, acres of gardens and lush countryside to explore and access to the cultural and adventure activities of the region, it is a reviving and restorative destination for families, couples and honeymooners.With just 36 guest rooms, including nine suites, Troutbeck is a relatively small and personal hotel, creating a social ambience while also offering intimate dining options and plenty of space to hideaway. Spread throughout the main house, an annex and two cottages, the guest rooms are tastefully decorated in muted tones, with the traditional elements of the building perfectly balanced with contemporary touches. Luxury amenities create a supremely restful space while smart TVs and high speed Wi-Fi bring the historic house firmly into the 21st century. New American farm-to-table dining brings local produce from the Hudson Valley to the restaurant, with meals served in elegant surrounds with a fireside farmhouse table and cosy corner booths. Perch at the copper-topped bar for a cocktail crafted from regionally distilled spirits or settle in for the night in one of the antique velvet armchairs. The pool table of the Sunroom offers further sociable space and additional dining areas, while a well-stocked pantry is open all day on an honesty basis, with cookies, sandwiches and drinks, again using the freshest local produce. This feeling of space continues outside, with winding garden paths, hammocks dotted around the grounds, a walled garden, two tennis courts and a pool. While the temptation would be to stay ensconced in Troutbeck’s homely surrounds for the duration of your stay, there is a range of activities within reach, including horseback riding, skiing, fly fishing, kayaking and hiking.
The 36 Guestrooms, including nine suites, are spread across the main house, an annex and two four-bedroom cottages dotted around the grounds. Traditional features and contemporary touches are balanced in an understated, tastefully pared back decor by Champalimaud Design, the company behind the decor of Raffles Singapore and The Carlyle in New York City.
Ideal for families, the Spingbarn Suite can be connected with a second guestroom, while the Two Bedroom Suite and Grand Double can also accommodate families in comfort. Children’s toy boxes are available on request while the acres of outdoor space allow little ones space to explore.
Troutbeck lends itself to a relaxing break, with a Library, Living room, Sun Room with pool table and a cosy bar. Outside, the pool and loungers call for lazy days with just a book and good company, with perhaps an occasional walk through the extensive grounds. Meals are served in the convivial atmosphere of the farm-to-table restaurant, while locally distilled spirits feature heavily in the elegant bar. Breakfast in bed and picnic lunches can be arranged on request.
Should you be tempted from the hotel, the area around Troutbeck offers much in the way of outdoor activities, with 5,000 acres of wilderness to explore on horseback, hiking, kayaking or skiing. The Wassaic Project, a local artist community is leading a cultural revival in the area, while a number of literary, music and theatre festivals take place across the region, from Tanglewood to Kent Presents. For a more highbrow experience, Tanglewood is 47 miles away, Music Mountain is 25 miles, and children will love the retro novelty of the local drive-in movie theatre.
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from £4800 pp
inc flights & transfers for 14 nights
Troutbeck is located in Dutchess County in the renowned Hudson Valley.
Seven hour flight to New York followed by two hours drive to Troutbeck. Alternatively, take the train from Grand Central to Wassaic and enjoy the bucolic scenery of the Hudson Valley.
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