The Grand Dutchess is a Second-Empire Victorian Mansion subtly updated to provide elegant and comfortable accommodations for the 20th Century traveler. An extensive collection of antique furniture and decoration provides the ambiance; firm queen-size beds, modern plumbing, and air-conditioning provide the comfort; and a deliciously self-indulgent breakfast provides the sustenance. We designed our Inn to be the Bed and Breakfast we'd want to stay at, and we think you'll enjoy a stay here, too. For the tech-savy traveler, we have a WIFI connection available free for guest use.
'Loretta's Lounge' is a very large second floor corner room flooded with light. The bed is a queen size, four poster bed. 'Loretta's Lounge' is also decorated with period antiques from the 1870's through the 1920's. It is a very private room (being the only one on the second floor), and the second floor parlor is immediately adjacent. The private bathroom includes a whirlpool tub for a luxurious treat.
'Patrice's Parlor' is a light and airy corner room with queen size bed and private bath. The room is decorated with antiques from the 1870's through the 1890's. 'Patrice's Parlor' is filled with lots of light and is in the back of the house.
The 'Quarto de Teresa' is a light and airy third floor corner room with queen size bed and private bath. The room is decorated with antiques from the 1870's through the 1890's.
'Ada's Alcove' is a corner room with lots of light and is decorated with period antiques. It has a queen size bed and seating area within the room.Guests in this room are also provided with big fluffy bathrobes for their walk to the bathroom. 'Ada's Alcove' and 'The Jacqueline' share a bathroom immediately adjacent to the two rooms.
'The Jacqueline' has two twin beds, which can convert to a King size bed, if desired. The room shares a bath with one other room, 'Ada's Alcove'. The room is decorated with period antiques. Guests in this room are also provided with big fluffy bathrobes for their short (three step) walk to the bathroom.
3.6 on August 02, 2014
I stayed at the Duchess while picking my daughter up after her first year at Bard. Our hosts were flexible, graciously accommodating my very late arrival (close to midnight) and the unexpected need to have my daughter join me at the Inn that first night due to a failure of her dryer resulting in wet bedding. The room was lovely, the food was delicious, and the hosts are warm, resourceful and helpful!
3.4 on October 01, 2013
A girlfriend and I visited the Hudson Valley to see the sites and stayed at the Grand Dutchess. So many of the reviews we had seen before were terrible, but our visit was not. The room was small, but adequate. There was a sitting room with coffee and a refrigerator with water provided by the inn. They took great pains with the breakfast meeting all of our dietary requests. Make sure you can do stairs, as there are many and they are steep! Otherwise, our stay was great.
Hudson Valley, Village
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 50 miles
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Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bard College, Cullinary Institute of America, Rhinebeck Aerodrome, FDR Home & Museum, 7 other Mansions for Touring, Vassar College & Marist Collete, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , Refrigerator, Sofabed / Foldaway / Z-Bed
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Fitness Center / Gym, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports
Elizabeth & Harold Gruber
Rat race escapees seeking the better way. Avid antiquers, frequent travelers. Our hobby is watching guests enjoy our Inn.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , upon request