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Review of WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast

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WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 15 Rhinebeck B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Charming and romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

My husband and I spent two wonderful nights at the farm, including Christmas. This was our second time back, and while we enjoyed our first visit, this time was even better than we remembered. Not only is the setting idyllic, but the other guests were soon fast friends and Maggie's breakfasts scrumptious. We had the Wyoming Room during our first stay. It has a fireplace but we were charmed by Sweet Violet, especially the first evening when the bathroom window framed a grazing deer, twice. For animal lovers, which we are, Whistlewood is such a treat: the horses, donkeys, cats and of course 'Jake' make Whistlewood more than a B&B, they make it a warm, enchanting place anytime of the year. For someone like me, who has had horses in the past, another huge plus is the pristeen conditions in which the horses are kept. Nothing has been left to chance, everything is well thought out, all to help ensure the safety and happiness of the horses lucky enough to call Whistlewood home. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SPINNER123, Owner at WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you so very much for writing a great review of the farm and my bed and breakfast. Again I think it is my guests that make the experience so wonderful for me and Jake, and the other animal that call WhistleWood their home. We love to have animal lovers here at the farm. We are expecting a few new calves this spring come see them. I enjoy serving and making food for people who like to eat and enjoy wholesome breakfasts and desserts. Thank you so very much again for your wonderful review hope to see you again.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Whistlewood Farm is an excellent stay. The locale is superb, just outside of town, with an easy drive in. The rooms are large, inviting, comfortable, clean and cozy. Our hostess, Maggie, was tireless and lovely in her care for us, as well as a wonderful baker, with her rich offering of freshly baked goodies to choose from. Breakfast was excellent. An added plus is the beautiful landscape and accessibility to many docile and beautiful farm animals, well accustomed to visitors. This is a great place to lay your head and take in some Hudson Valley fresh air as well as meet other travelers from around the globe. I wished I stayed longer!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HudsonHaven
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SPINNER123, Owner at WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
THANK YOU! Thank you, thank you... It has been a pleasure reading these great reviews, I'm so very happy that you have had a good experience here at my farm. Reviews like yours make it all worthwhile for me. Our farm animals are friendly and look forward to interacting with guests. Thank you for visiting with them. Hope if you come and visit again when the woodland trails will be more easy to walk than they are now with the heavy snows. Come back soon and have a wonderful rest of the winter:)
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Massapequa, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Just returned from a one night stay at the WhistleWood (boo hoo) and couldn't have been happier with everything about it. My husband is from London and although there is beautiful countryside there this was a tranquil and relaxing experience like no other. The entrance alone is lovely and warm and inviting with a crackling fireplace ready for her guests. In fact, Maggie the innkeeper had called when we were on route to let us know that our rooms were all ready (with little name tags on the door of your bedroom suite!) and that the fire would be ready for us and also the dessert table is available with homemade cakes and cookies, pies, fruit, tea, coffee and hot chocolate and don't forget the homemade apple cider we can help ourselves too. Amazing! I cant praise Maggie enough for her knowledge and enthusiasm for the local area including restaurants and things to do. Sleeping there was a slice of heaven in our very large and cozy Juniper room with its king size bed and twin bed for my 16 year old. We even watched a film in our room from the selection in the communal living room area. Breakfast was superb with homemade everything; eggs, waffles, all kinds of breads, homemade jam (the cherry is to live for!) homemade pear muffins, sausage and the list goes on and on. She really does encourage you to have as much as you like as some B & B's you feel like there is a limit. I give our stay 5 stars!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lindam747
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SPINNER123, Owner at WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Wow, wow, wow... How can I say anything to your review except THANK YOU! I can only apologize for not writing a proper response earlier. I don't know what to say (blushing) I thank you so very much for coming and staying with us and I do hope that you come again and again, thank you, thank you, thank you. Love having guest reviews like yours, and so many others who get the full feeling of the farm that I try to make as comfortable as I can for my guests:) :):)
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Palisades Park, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

There are 2 main reasons why we prefer to stay at B&B's over hotels/resorts: Ambiance and Service. Whistlewood excelled at both! Right from the beginning we were overwhelmed by the beauty, charm and elegance of this B&B. The ranch house has the stately charm of a mountain lodge of a grander time. We spent a couple evenings just relaxing by the fire and chatting with her and the other guests. Maggie is an gracious host and went out of her way to make sure we had every comfort. I also appreciate the extra attention she gave me (I recently broke my leg and have limited mobility). The breakfasts were very good and always had variety - there are also snacks/fruit available throughout the day. The four of us enjoyed our time so much, we decided to extend our stay by an extra day. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer but we look forward to our next visit soon!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NashvilleBouvier
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SPINNER123, Owner at WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
It was wonderful to have you and your family here for the Christmas holidays. Thank you for your wonderful review. I never know how to respond when people feel so much like family to me. Hope you are all well and have a great healthy and Happy New Year!
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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

Friendly and inviting, a totally hospitable place to stay. Accomodations were lovely. The innkeeper Maggie is friendly, knowledgeable and couldn't have been more helpful! We thoroughly enjoyed her company and that of other visitors. It was so nice to relax in front of the fire with a cocktail and chat away. Breakfast was delicious! Amazing omelettes with the freshest eggs from Maggie's chickens. Would definitely return for another visit in the summer when we can enjoy the grounds. Leslie & Harvey

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Leslie R
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SPINNER123, Owner at WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
I am so happy that you enjoyed you stay at WhistleWood Farm. It is so nice to have people come and make themselves at home and become a part my bed-and-breakfast and farm, thank you very very much and come back soon we are expecting some new calves in the spring. Spring seems like a long time off considering this winters storms. Looking forward to seeing you again and having more good times.
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

From start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away with our close friends Staying at Whistlewood was such a delightful experience. Maggie, the innkeeper, has thought of everything .She is warm,friendly and helpful to all of her guests. The accommodations are charming( we stayed in the Wyoming room).Our meals were delicious with a wide variety to choose from each morning.Don't miss out on those fresh eggs! After checking out the town during the day, it was so nice to head back to the inn to relax before dinner. Maggie again was there to greet us and make suggestions on our dinner arrangements. We were also fortunate to have met several lovely families during our stay. A thoroughly memorable weekend.- sure to return. Ellen & Michael K

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ellen r
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SPINNER123, Owner at WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you so very much for your lovely review, it is a pleasure to have guests that are happy to be here and also enjoy the area. The village of Rhinebeck has so much to offer, in dining as well as unique shops with great Christmas gift ideas of wonderful quality and value. Your personalities made the weekend more fun for everyone of my guests. Thank you again! Come back soon, every season has a special something for you to enjoy.
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

We traveled to NY on the Friday after Thanksgiving to attend a wedding reception Friday night. We decided to stay at the WhisleWood for two nights so we would have some extra time to explore the area. When we arrived at the Farm we were greeted by Maggie who introduced us to several of the other guests before showing us to our room. Our room was very cozy, clean and comfortable. After we got settled in we chatted with Maggie a bit more to get her recommendations for things to do on Saturday. When we awoke on Saturday we were delighted with a hearty breakfast of bacon, farm fresh eggs, French toast, freshly baked muffins and an assortment of breads, pastries, fresh fruit and pies. After breakfast we strolled around the farm and were able to feed the chickens, horses and donkeys, what a treat! We spent the day on Saturday touring the Vanderbilt Estate and walking around the center of Rhinebeck. Maggie had given us several good recommendations for shops to visit and her restaurant recommendations for lunch and dinner were both winners. When we returned to the Farm in the evening we were able to relax in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine and some quiet conversation. Maggie, who seemed to be constantly on the go taking care of her guests, was able to sit for a while and enjoy a glass of wine and talk with us about the joys and difficulties of being an Innkeeper. On Sunday morning we were treated to another sumptuous breakfast before undertaking the unwanted task of packing up to leave. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the WhistleWood Farm and we will definitely return even if we don't have a wedding to go to.

Andy C. - Massachusetts

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank andrew c
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SPINNER123, Owner at WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you so very much for your splendid review. I don't know what to say... It is always a different experience for all guests. Some are much easier to please than others, but I keep
encouraging everyone create a good time. We had a very good group here for the Holiday and you folks were great, hope you come back soon. Have a happy Holiday Season.
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Property: WhistleWood Farm Bed and Breakfast
Address: 52 Pells Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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Region: United States > New York > Rhinebeck
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Rhinebeck
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WhistleWood Farm is located on a hilltop, in Rhinebeck, less than two hours north of Manhattan in New York's historic Hudson Valley. Open decks, outdoor fire pit, pastoral views, wildflower gardens, the starry night sky form a setting for solitude or lively conversations. Pull up a chair on the deck or a porch to enjoy the views, or settle on a cozy fireside sofa with a good book. Explore the nature trails to the pond, the woods, the scenery, visit the retired horses, the donkeys, the Dexter cows and calves, feed our chickens for the freshest eggs or just... Relax! ... more   less 
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