This is not so much a resort for the indulged and privileged as it is a chance to feel what it is like to be the guest in a very rich, and tasteful,person's home. While the dimensions are on the grand scale, there pervades a sense of intimacy and illusion that every staff member is obsessed with only your comfort.
The Seigneur assoluta of Glenmere is Alan who commands a brilliantly trained and gracious staff that seem to make you feel that you are their first and only guest; they delight in your arrival,anticipate your every need and seem bereft at your departure. They cook for you in dueling restaurants for your palette-one supremely formal and bewitching,even at breakfast and the other cozy and comforting in its clubby confines. The food is world class and the portions, especially the desserts, are extravagant. Look among your fellow diners and you will find a conspiracy of gluttonous exultation. Glenmere knows one needs to indulge from time to time and that such indiscretions are best served over the top.
Of course to balance this, there is an equally munificent spa with perhaps the finest relaxation salon ever produced. The staff there attends to the senses corporeal as ardently as the chef feeds the palette. A gym that is special for its ability to inspire you to work up an appetite for more dining indulgence rounds out the amenty offering.
Beyond the obvious, Glenmere embraces its guests with winning details from a Nespresso and snacking station near the bedrooms to books that are stacked everywhere, from the gameroom, the guestrooms and even the spa. Music proliferates throughout the common areas to tranquilize the soul.
Glenmere is a gem that you will probably want to keep a secret, because once a guest you will be a devoted returning one hoping ,that despite all the changes in the outside world, the experience of Glenmere will stand permanently in its present perfection.
- 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