From the first moment I walked into Hopkins House with my very large dog, we felt welcomed. The house is a delight - from the 1932, 8 burner Magic Chef enameled stove in the kitchen, to the wood burning stove on the brick surround that Charlie and Aggy built. Copper tea kettles, and comfy rocking chairs add to the ambience and Brandy, their lab looks over everything from the vantage point of her bed. I suppose, I should mention the Palladian windows, fan lights at the front door, the gracious architectural proportions, and wide board flooring that are all part of the Hopkins House charm. But honestly, they pale in comparison to the comfiest bed I have ever slept in, and the warmth and hospitality of Aggy and her husband, Charlie. It was hard to leave the bed, but I did, early on Sunday morning, to come downstairs and find Charlie amidst the warmth of the wood stove, hand grinding the coffee he had just roasted. Could it get better? Well, yes. Breakfast was offered - a dazzling array of choices. I went with the Duveen Scramble- Charlie's own concoction of freshly laid eggs, with onion, broccoli florets and cheese, and some whole meal toast which was delicious, and Max my Mastiff/Lab cross enjoyed his first peanut butter spoonful, generously offered by Aggy. Neither of us wanted to leave..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A cozy 1790 farmhouse with comfortable beds and a full nutritious breakfast, made with mostly local products. Located in the hamlet of Hebron, NY in beautiful Washington County. ... more less