Saturday, June 11, 2011
As you can see from these two pictures taken the other evening in the nearby Minnewaska State Park Preserve we live in an area of great natural beauty. The Mountain Laurel was blooming and a baby Red Salamander wandered across the trail.
With the Lower Esopus Creek passing through our property, The Catskill Mountains just to the north of us, The Shawangunk Ridge just to the south and the magnificent Hudson River immediately to the east, we are literally surrounded by unique, rich and diverse ecosystems.
We feel that providing accommodations for guests in such an area brings with it a responsibility to protect the environment that we inhabit. So over the last few months we have been working with The Green Concierge Project to gain accreditation for our environmental sustainability practices. Now we have added a page to our website detailing our Environmental Policy. Let us know what you think - any feedback to help us extend this work is very welcome.
Posted by Sam and Nadia Scoggins at 11:42 PM
Friday, June 3, 2011
It was early Spring and we had a booking from Eve Dumas, journalist for the quality broadsheet La Presse in Montreal, who had heard great things about Fleisher's in Uptown Kingston and wanted to stay somewhere nearby. Did we have any places to recommend for the gourmet tourist on a trip to the Hudson Valley? We had more than a few, and sent her many links. She visited all of them.
It turns out that her extensive trip encompassed Saratoga Springs down to Tarrytown. The four page article (published April 30th) really celebrated our local area, and one page listed us together with Tuthilltown Spirits, Damon Baehrel at the Basement Bistro, Bedford Post Inn, and Stone Barns, as "Five places to visit in the Hudson Valley". WOW!
Posted by Sam and Nadia Scoggins at 6:38 PM