by: Molly McCorkle
A breath of fresh air.
Me + my travel compadre.
Green as far as the eye can see.
This courtyard is one of the many elements of the Glenmere Mansion that feels less like NY and more like a chic European getaway.
The guest rooms are the perfect mix of elegant design + cozy comfort.
The sitting area outside the Supper Room feels less like a hotel common area and more like the kind of living room I aspire to have...dreamy!
Nothing says vacay like an afternoon bubble bath (with wine, of course).
The restaurant, Supper Room, is top notch.
This library made for the perfect place to hideout from an afternoon thunderstorm.
And what library would be complete without a martini bar?
This grand staircase to the second floor guest rooms is one of the million wow moments throughout the property.
Fit for a postcard, this place is.
The Glenmere Mansion...she's a beaut!
Highs + Lows
The Glenmere Mansion has the look and feel of an Italian countryside escape without the 6+ hour flight…more like a 45 minute car ride!
The impeccable design…owners Alan Stenberg and Daniel DeSimone are world travelers and took all of their carefully logged notes from years of adventures to make sure that every detail has been looked after.
Set against rolling hills and a lake in the distance the tranquility of the grounds really forces you to stop and take a deep breath. Ahhhh.
The only low was leaving this little slice of heaven for the smelly NYC...
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
The kind of place you could move into and call home...a few nights just aren't enough.
Located just 45 minutes outside of the city, Glenmere makes for a quick and easy weekend getaway.
A baby grand piano sets the tone for happy hour in the stately sitting room just outside Supper Room.
- Year Opened
The estate was originally built in 1911 as a 31 room country home and in 2007 underwent a full renovation + restoration, converting the property into a hotel.
- Designed By
Interior Designer Scott Snyder converted this regal estate into a chic upstate getaway in 2007.
The pool is the perfect place to idle away a Saturday afternoon with a book...perfectly tranquil. I can't speak to the gym - this was vacation, after all.
Two restaurants...the fancier Supper Room serves a prix fixe dinner set in a dining room fit for royalty. Frogs End offers a more casual tavern-like vibe.
From the handsome library to the scenic terrace, there are many places scattered throughout the property to enjoy a cocktail.
No minibar, but the room comes stocked with fresh baked treats. Sodas and snacks are put out in the afternoon, free of charge.
Maybe not the best spot for the kiddos...
Pricey...but worth every penny.
In the Area
Storm King Art Center
Grab a bike and explore the impressive collection of larger than life contemporary sculptures scattered about 500 acres of undisturbed green spaces.
3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508
Continue the art crawl at Dia: Beacon. Just a short car ride away from Storm King, the space (a converted Nabisco factory) is almost as impressive as the art it houses.
634 Pine Hill Rd, Chester, NY 10918
Neighborhood: Upstate New York
Hotel Location: 634 Pine Hill Rd, Chester, NY