Want to disconnect and unwind Upstate in a chic yet cozy atmosphere? Troutbeck, an enchanting estate which features 250 acres, has been a respite for romantics, artists and others who have been inspired by the natural beauty surrounding it for centuries – and now you too can be inspired by this serene and stylish property.
Nestled in the picturesque town of Armenia, New York, Troutbeck’s ideal location offers many fun and convenient day trips – antiquing anyone? Since natural landscapes surround the hotel, they even boast their own trout stream for fishing. This posh property, situated in Dutchess County, is just under two hours by car from New York City, making this treasured spot one easy trip! A Metro-North train will also conveniently deliver you to the hotel. Due to Troutback’s rural location, there are plenty of outdoor activities you can partake in yearlong. We highly recommend visiting one of the three local ski resorts, trailblazing beautiful forests or biking, all of which can be found right at your doorstep.
Founded in the mid-18th century, Troutbeck has hosted such notable guests as President Theodore Roosevelt, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The previous owners of the property were active participants in the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1990s, hosting meetings of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People. The current owners of this family-owned hotel, Anthony and Charlie Champalimaud, recently renovated the hotel, which now includes the main Manor House and the marvelous Walled Garden. When it comes to warm and wistful décor, Troutbeck is beyond anything you’ve ever experienced. Champalimaud Design has done a fantastic job fusing history with sublime elegance. With an infinite number of grand fireplaces as well as hardwood and terracotta floors, the hotel is a monument to timeless sophistication, yet it still remains cozy in the virtue of heart warming and minimalist spaces. The Manor House features several suites with four-poster beds, some of which also have separate sitting rooms and their own working fireplaces. All are decorated in muted, earthy tones and filled with books and games. If you book Century Lodge, which also includes a four-bedroom cottage with its own kitchenette, you can lounge around in understated luxury all getaway long. The Garden House has four large bedrooms and a lounge, decorated in mid-century style, overlooking the walled garden. Altogether, the hotel boasts 37 spacious rooms, varying in size and style – you will also find fine Frette linens in each and every room. This might be a historical hotel, but you won’t missing any of the comforts of home, including smart TVs and Tivoli radios. The bathrooms even feature underfloor heating and luxurious Malin and Goetz bath products.
Whether you decide to play on one of the well-groomed tennis courts or dive into the swimming pool while grilling with your friends and family at the pool house, you will not want to leave the property. You may also organize celebrations in a spacious outdoor events barn that can accommodate up to 150 people. If you’re just looking to enjoy your vacation in serenity, you are welcome to relax in the living, gun or sun rooms. Their fully stocked pantry offers 24-hour snacks and drinks service. The personalized service is another hallmark of this haute hotel!
Dive into deliciousness with the hotel’s farm-to-table restaurant that offers seating for up to 70 guests. Led by Michelin starred Chef Gabe McMackin, the restaurant serves up a seasonal menu made from ingredients that were gathered from nearby farms. For breakfast, their slow-poached eggs with wilted greens, maitake mushrooms and polenta, plus homemade granola with fruit and freshly pressed juice, will get your day off to a good – and scrumptious – start! For dinner, enjoy beef buvette with nettles, fingerling potatoes and spring onions or black trumpet fettuccini with green garlic and maitake mushroom. Pair your dinner with a glass of great wine from the extensive beverage menu.
It’s time to get away to this charming spot which has been a leader in boutique hospitality for centuries.