If you're yearning for a trip to France, look no further. This room contains genuine baroque French furniture and molding from a French chateau. Includes a private walled-in garden, 50' pool, spectacular views of the Catskill mountains, pond, private hiking trails, and a meandering river for miles. All this within one mile of the "Coolest small town in America" according to AAA. This is an experience of pure serenity. No TV available, no corporate franchise architecture. Just bliss!
Experience the magic of a French castle in The Chateau Room…
Located in the historic Village of Saugerties, in Upstate New York, this enchanting room is nestled in a separate wing of an historic English Tudor mansion that was built by one of Hudson River Valley’s renowned industrialist families. The Tudor dwelling was fashioned after Sir Edwin Lutyens’ estate in Surrey, England.
The breathtaking Chateau Room features 18th-century paneling from a French chateau, sparkling Czech chandelier, a delightful 19th-century gilded French bed, a museum-quality Chinese stone sculpture, hand-hooked rare Aubusson rug, Venetian mirrors…
The Chateau Room has a separate entrance with private bath (caveat: narrow shower) with hand-hewn English tiles and its very own garage. Enjoy the panoramic views of the towering Catskill Mountains, your very own walled-in garden, and stroll the 8 acres of landscaped gardens, woods, and pond, which gracefully lead you to the private, secluded waterfront on the Esopus Creek, the perfect place to contemplate the delightful Sculpture Garden which is the private collection of the owners. The property borders the 150-acre Esopus Creek Conservancy with nature trails ideal for hiking. The owners are a German sculptor and an American writer/painter. Recently, a new play by the owner was staged in the mansion’s Great Tudor Hall. Josepha's painting studio is available for viewing.
Hidden back behind tall pines lies a quiet respite far from the busy noise of life’s bustle, yet within walking distance of Saugerties Historic District. This lovely Tudor estate, built in the Roaring Twenties by prominent Manhattan architect Henry Corse, boasts a pond and over five hundred feet of private riverfront and two very different rooms for guests, all ideally suited to please the discriminating traveler… For those of you who yearn to visit Europe, The Chateau Room is your trip to Paris, The Tudor Room (listed as "Best Views in the Hudson Valley") is an English castle retreat… (Remember to click on the individual listings for more details about The Tudor Room!)
A large, hearty breakfast is sometimes, occasionally available at $15 a person. Payable upon service. In warm weather, the breakfast is served out of doors in the garden in front of your room, with stunning views of the Catskills…. In the cooler months, the manor’s elegant Early American dining room is sometimes open for hearty breakfasts — with a roaring wood fire in the fireplace — and always there are those awesome views of the Catskill Mountains!
The Sculpture Park:
The art connoisseur will enjoy the internationally acclaimed outdoor sculptures sited along the wooded paths. The magical Turtle Isle is the owners private two acre Sculpture Park that continues to be a vision in the making with new sculptures added to the collection every month. Turtle Isle offers an inspiring overview of sculptural styles from the earth sculpture movement of the sixties to minimalist and abstract and to the present day imaginative figurative works. Materials range from native wood to forged steel and found objects.
We are an easy drive to all your favorite destinations in the Hudson Valley, the Catskills, and Ulster and Dutchess counties. Only 2 hours from Manhattan | 20 minutes to Woodstock, Woodstock Film Festival, and Kingston | 20 minutes to Bard College, Bard College Music Festival, and Rhinebeck’s Dutchess County Fair. Minutes away from HITS (Horse Shows in the Sun) and Saugerties’ Garlic and Mum Festivals, and the very special Miriam’s Well and glorious Opus 40. 40 minutes to Hudson, to Hunter Mountain, and to Poughkeepsie. 30 minutes to New Paltz, Rosendale’s Women’s Studio Workshop, and Olana.
Get away from your hectic life and treat yourself to a vacation without internet or TV in this elegant, Air-Conditioned, room. Complimentary snacks and coffee/tea provided in the room. There are special rates for extended stays.
You've heard from us. Now we'll let the guests explain:
“The Chateau Room is like a step in time we playfully step in: luminous, gracious, like crystal… so delicately beautiful and perfectly poised on the edge of the most beautiful vista of the Hudson River Valley. The Catskill Mountains we see from your grass knoll catches, or rather hooks, the passing clouds, and it gives it the air of a volcano! And it’s a view we kept coming back to, over and over again. Its pull is magnetic! We came here for our anniversary and were rewarded with gracious hosting, a perfectly tranquil time, cool waters, nature walks, deer, swans, rabbits, and fireflies! And the birds, ah! We feel renewed. Thank you, ” Johanne
Marilyn from New Jersey said, “i am well-travelled and believe this is just about as close to paradise as one can experience.”
“The perfect way to start our honeymoon!” from Helsinki, Finland
The room has its own entrance (and garage) but guests are welcome to request a tour of the house occupied by the owners.
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We value our guests' privacy, but we are available whenever needed and can always be contacted by cell phone/text.
This is truly a "retreat room" -- no WiFi, no TV (sorry!). But: WiFi can be accessed in the private garden for the room as well as in the pool area. (The pool is used by the hosts as well as by guests). Please note also: The bathroom is small, with a narrow shower. Housekeeping is available at $25 a day.
I am a playwright and a visual artist and my husband is a sculptor, born and raised in Augsburg, Germany; some of his work can be seen in our Sculpture Garden on our waterfront. (My paintings are piled in the library and can be seen at your request!) We were "introduced" by Salvador Dali in Cadiques, Spain, over 40 years ago (obviously a long story). We have a wonderful daughter, who is a licensed social worker, and we recently rescued two adorable little dogs. My family has traveled extensively. We have been to at least 12 different countries, so I know what makes a Bed and Breakfast experience feel special. We love the opportunity to meet people from all around the world, and look forward to meeting you!