Everything we needed was in this house! You and a housemate or two have a whole house! A living room, hall, stairway and kitchen are in common. You are on your own but innkeepers Jonna and Leighann are a breath away by phone or email. Long distance phone calls are free(!) and there is WiFi too with no code! Somebody and her husband enjoyed a lot of Face Time at night:) And all this was $175 per night! I'm very pleased and excited. Less than 2 miles from the Omega Institute. Absolutely the best way to do Omega.
You can turn the heat on or off. We did not watch TV. I got on swimmingly with my housemate. We had loads in common. Sometimes we ate in the kitchen, having brought our own food, coffee and tea. I'm the kind of person who keeps to my room during Omega workshops when I'm not hiking, meditating, checking out the lake, the music house or just sitting in the Ram Dass library.
My housemate is similar although she sometimes had her door open and was quite friendly.
The combination of WiFi in a 1700's farm house, like my grandmother's, updated, was such
a surprisingly welcome combination. In fact, I wish the Hotels Ritz still did colorful decor like this.
Everything about the decor was well-thought out and carefully planned. The two bathroom mats
upstairs were expertly woven with nice reds, pinks and perhaps some blue and purple. They were very handmade and yet with a certain ineffable modern touch to them. A joy to step on. I can see that this house is outfitted for winter, too.
The way I've been living for the last 30 years I had no room for antiques and then I married a man who's design sense is somewhere in between FLW and Frank Gehry(which I love), but this was a special hark back to how well both sets of Grandparents used to treat me and my siblings.
It's a pleasure to pull up in your car up to this little house on the hill, too. Home away from home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic... Elegant... Rustic... Intimate. Walk the original wide plank floors, admire the patina of centuries old buttermilk finishes and lie beneath rugged hand hewn chestnut beams. Lovingly restored, delightfully appointed suites and fine amenities provide plush accommodations for the perfect getaway. Located just three miles outside of the charming village of Rhinebeck, NY, and ideally situated to enjoy the highlights of the Hudson River Valley. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Olde Rhinebeck Hotel Rhinebeck