Amenia, New York
Estate of Bliss
What it is
A homey, 18th-century estate on 250 acres with a lauded locavore restaurant and outdoor pool.
What it isn't
Home to a spa. But with guided meditation, yoga, pilates, and plenty of Hudson Valley hiking on the to-do list, who needs one?
What we think
Troutbeck Inn feels like your own private country getaway—without any of the headaches that accompany owning a country retreat (exorbitant taxes; bunnies turning your garden into a veritable buffet). Built in 1765 and one time host to Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, it’s no wonder it still lures. Each room here is outfitted as luxuriously as possible, with Tivoli radios, radiant heat flooring in the just-redone bathrooms, Frette-swaddled king beds, and Malin + Goetz bath products. For total privacy, book one of the outbuildings; we like Century Lodge, built as a tavern in the 1700s and now home to a kitchenette, foosball table and room to sprawl, including four bedrooms and bathrooms dotted with a curated horde of antiques. Don’t miss The Pantry, an honor-system storehouse of vittles from local shops and farms to snack on at your leisure.
You're here because
You’ve got a thing for clay pigeon shooting, and Orvis’s Sandanona hunting lodge—built when Thomas Jefferson was president—is just 14 miles up the road.
You’ve heard whispers about Troutbeck’s farm to table restaurant, helmed by Michelin starred Chef Gabe McMackin, since it opened. Cuddled fireside against the channelled leather of your curved corner banquette, you find it more charming than anything you’ve encountered back in the city—and that’s not *just* your cocktail with local gin talking. After your Maryland crab cakes with chipotle aioli, you wander into the library, lined in its original wood panelling, and cuddle up to a leather chesterfield sofa with Yeats.
Restaurants & Bars
From Farm To Table - Our seasonal menu is locally sourced from Farms and Purveyors located here, in the world reknowned Husdon Valley.
In New York’s Hudson Valley but straddling the Connecticut border. You’re a half hour drive from Innisfree Garden, a famed and dazzlingly manicured Japanese and Chinese garden on 150 acres.