Upstate New York

Whistlewood Farm B&B

For our anniversary, we decided to visit the Hudson Valley where we both spent a ton of time as kids. We decided to stay at Whistlewood Farm Bed and Breakfast in Rhinebeck, NY (We chose Rhinebeck as the destination right before Chelsea Clinton coincidentally got married there!). It was our first time at a bed and breakfast and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I’m happy to say it was one of the best experiences we’ve had staying anywhere away from home.

We felt instantly at peace from the second we walked in the door. The owner, Maggie’s warmth and charm combined with the quaintness of the indoor setting and the pure beauty of the outdoors made for the most relaxing time. No pictures could do our stay justice (especially between using an iphone and the cloudy weather – bear with me, we really need a new digital).  After twenty four hours, we were hugging Maggie goodbye already discussing another stay this fall. It was simply perfection.

The main house where our room was (much bigger than it appears).

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Entrance to the main house on a sunny day.

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The cozy sitting room complete with a fireplace and tons of great magazines. :)

Our names on the door of our room – such a cute touch!

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The view from the main house.

They board horses as well so there were horses everywhere! We pet these guys for at least an hour before we left the last morning.

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Where we had afternoon tea and homemade sweets as well as breakfast. The tree providing the peaches for our fruit salad was right outside!

The nearby source of our scrambled eggs… you can’t get any fresher than that!

A gorgeous palomino. I lovvvve horses.

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We also had a delicious dinner in the adorable town of Rhinebeck at Terrapin, which is in a renovated church built in 1825. The cuisine is described as New American, which is “a blend of the classical French approach with the influences of Asia, Italy, and the American South West”.  The menu had an array of classic and unique dishes filled with very fresh and local ingredients. I can’t wait to go back again!