Well, we read all the rave reviews here before booking into to Maplestone Inn (we were visiting DIA:Beacon, Vassar and journeying on to the Catskills) and couldn't have been more delighted with our choice. After a month on the road in the USA, from the moment of our arrival this was an oasis of tranquility, beauty and charm.
So much of it is special - the extraordinarily lovely old house perfectly renovated in a way that 'gives it back to itself'. The peace of the gardens and setting. The super-comfortable bed, bedroom and shower. But what lifts it even higher, into the realm of 'Absolutely Fabulous' (well, we are English!) is the warmth and welcome of Patty and Sean.
From the helpfulness on our arrival, to fascinating talks - ranging from travel and acting to the election and how to choose where to make your home - it felt like we had friends for the 2 days we were there, not just hosts - which makes them, surely, the most consummate of hosts. The food was fresh and healthy and delicious, they helped us set up the lounge tv so we could feed our election-coverage addiction and even provided a New York Times (another addiction - well we ARE English!) at breakfast. Patty's suggestion of a walk round Lake Minnewasaka was a total success and made our day. Try it if you have time when you're there.
In all, this was the nicest and most memorable place we stayed in our month of traveling - we're so very glad the TA reviews here enabled us to seek it out. Don't hesitate - book today!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maplestone Inn - where the comforts of the present honor the past. Relax in our spacious guest rooms, all with private baths, fireplaces, A/C and wireless internet access, as well as a 3 course gourmet breakfast, served each morning. This renovated 1790 stone farmhouse is your home away from home, minutes from New Paltz, and a short drive to Mohonk, Minnewaska Preserve, local wineries and all the wonderful attractions of the Hudson Valley. Come home to Maplestone. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maplestone Hotel New Paltz