Monday, April 30, 2012

We're one of the BEST!

We're thrilled to be listed as one of nine BEST inns and B&Bs in New York State, in Frommer's 5th edition of their guide. They've given us 3 stars (= a "must-see") and listed us as a "special find"!

Here's what they have to say (p.236):

"In a charming, 300-year-old stone house in Hurley, one of the Catskills towns with old Dutch roots, this lovely property pays tribute to the area's heritage by naming its rooms for paintings by Johannes Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch master. And they're suitably aesthetically minded, with four-poster beds and luxurious Frette sheets. It's nearly impossible to choose a favorite room, but "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" seems to be the consensus pick. This is the type of elegance and historic character not often (ever?) seen in B&Bs, and the husband-and-wife team, Sam and Nadia, run it with aplomb and great attention to detail, serving terrific breakfasts and orienting guests to the Catksills' great offerings. The grounds and views overlooking the Esopus Creek are outstanding. Look online for great package deals, such as 3 nights of the price of 2."

We'd like to thank our guests for recently pointing out to us that we were listed, it really made our day! We might add that we're just as well positioned for the Mid-Hudson Valley as for the Catskills. We feel very lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of the world. Come and visit, and enjoy....

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Time to do some gardening

At last, we've had some rain! Time to do some gardening.........Above (top) are wildflowers on the river bank, Nadia busy getting rid of some weeds, and pansies that seem to have planted themselves.