This sophisticated inn, in an imposing, historic house with white pillars, which was once owned by a descendant of Oliver Cromwell, sits on 7 acres next to a farm and is just minutes from Storm King Art Center and 5 miles from West Point. Well managed and largely successfully decorated in period style (rooms are elegant, but a few touches and bathrooms may strike some as a little modern and functional), it is one of the best B&Bs in the Hudson Valley. It faces a 4,000-acre nature preserve that is spectacular in autumn. The 1820 manor house has nine rooms, six of which have wood-burning fireplaces. The Cromwell Suite has a private entrance and a bathroom so large that the owners have stuck a StairMaster in it (kid you not!). The separate Chimneys Cottage, the oldest part of the house (1764), is the most charming; it has four guest rooms, one of which has an enormous sitting room. Rooms are all quite different, so visit the website or call for additional details. The hands-on owners host a number of special events, such as weekend chef dinners and cooking classes, so check for scheduling as well as golf and spa packages and special offers.
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- Highly Recommended 2010