WhistleWood Farm - a unique departure from the ordinary B&B. The farm is set on a hilltop in Rhinebeck, part of NY's historic hudson valley. We offer you a private retreat from the hustle of your everyday life, only two hours north of Manhattan. Decks, pastoral views, wildflower gardens, a setting for solitude or lively conversations. Pull up a chair on the deck to enjoy the views. Explore the woodland trails thru woods and by the pond, walk to the tennis club next door- Rhinebeck Tennis Club, or walk to the Center for the Performing Arts also adjacent to the farm or golf at the near-by Red Hook Golf Club or just relax! The Lodge-A fieldstone fireplace-a crackling fire, spacious rooms with antique furnishings, beamed ceilings, handmade colorful, quilts, orientals and colorful Penelton blankets. Acorn rockers sit on the sunny front porch, and decks with peaceful views welcome you. Maggie's eclectic tastes and collections help you feel at home. Come enjoy our warm hospitality in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
5 on January 10, 2014
If there are better B & B's than Whistlewood, we haven't stayed in them. The bucolic setting, the wonderfully appointed rooms (ask for the Wyoming Room), the complete and delectable breakfasts and the eight-minute drive to the many terrific restaurants in Rhinebeck all made for a most memorable five-night stay in October 2013. And topping it all off is the warm welcome by Maggie, our friendly and accommodating hostess with a wealth of knowledge about the Hudson Valley. All in all, a great stay.
4.8 on October 06, 2013
Driving up to Whistlewood Farm you start to feel relaxed as you wind your way up the driveway. You see horses, mules, chickens and the expanse of open space. You are in the country. Complete with a barn and enough rustic antiques to make you feel you have taken a step back in time to a more slow paced friendly time. Maggie usually greets you and makes you feel immediately welcome (more on her later). The place reeks of a welcoming warmth and you won't want to leave. I have stayed numerous times. Some rooms are modest and others spacious. Nothing fancy - just comfortable and nicely decorated. For those that like flowers the place is landscaped beautifully. For those that like antiques and knick-knacks there are plenty. For those that like pastries on the table and fruit available all day long there is that too. Breakfast is tasty and changes every day. I am partial to the yeast waffles and pancakes. I don't think you can go wrong here. Close to town, but you will need a car or cab to get around. But if you do go wrong Maggie will bail you out. Or at least she will try. In my case I forgot something in my room when I left and ever so the hostess she checked my room after I left saw what I had left and called me. Li was at the train station so she got in her car and brought it to me. Hard to. Bat that kind of service. I hesitate to write this because it isn't going to make it any easier for me to make a reservation but she deserves an excellent review for the labor of love she has created. Thank you Maggie.
4.8 on August 23, 2013
I just visited Whistle Wood for the 6th time. My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. The farm is beautiful. If you love the smell of wild flowers and the charm and character of a well groomed farm then you will enjoy Whistle Wood. Wake up to horses outside your window and chickens scattered around the stable. Hostess Maggie thoroughly enjoys cooking breakfast for a houseful. The eggs from those chickens are delicious! Maggie bakes all day and you can expect a table of pies, cakes, and muffins all day long. Perfect place to stay if you are visiting the FDR Library and would like a romantic place. My wife had never visited a Bed and Breakfast until this past weekend and now she would like to visit again. You will enjoy the peace and quiet and relaxation. sal & antonietta
4.8 on August 11, 2013
My husband and I and our friends stayed at Whistle Wood B & B recently and really enjoyed our stay. The B & B is very charming and we were welcomed as soon as we arrived with iced tea and pastries. Maggie's breakfast is unbelievable! Eggs made to order, French toast, wonderful homemade pastries, you name it! The best breakfast we've ever had at a B & B. We will definitely return to this beautiful property.
5 on August 11, 2013
We travel a lot/stay mostly on Eastern Coast but my brother & his wife needed a "pet friendly" place and chose Whistle wood for that reason. Well, the room was such a distraction from our busy, everyday lives. I forgot my agenda/forgot my focus/left my troubles behind and RELAXED/enjoyed the smells/sights of horses and fields of flowers/grass/trees. Top of the line in relation to a true "get-away"...the food/the guests/the comfort is what a get-away is about. Maggie catered to our every unspoken need. Thanks, Ann Butler
5 on July 19, 2013
My husband and I were looking for a quick get away from our hectic pace in NYC. We fell in love with Whistle Wood. The grounds were exquisite, our room comfortable and cozy, and Maggie and her staff made us feel comfortable and welcomed. We enjoyed the treats that were available all the time, especially the most amazing peach pie! Breakfast was wonderful and we certainly left with plans to return. Carol and Bryan
4.4 on April 25, 2013
Came for long weekend last year with my friend and her family (husband and 2 young girls. The property is beautiful and well kept. The rooms a very very comfortable. You can see how much time, effort and money go into the gem of a B&B. The young girls loved the horses and chickens. We all wish we could have stayed longer. Looking forward to visiting again this year.
5 on April 07, 2013
Beautiful and peaceful setting, very comfortable inn. Delicious and varied breakfast, and the pleasure of seeing farm animals -- horses, donkeys, cows. Maggie was very warm and welcoming and provided helpful advice about the area, places to visit and good restaurants. Great place!
5 on February 14, 2013
We feel so blessed to have discovered Whistlewood a few years ago, and have returned over an over again, for relaxation and fun. At Whistlewood, every season brings something new and exciting. Maggie and team do a great job of making guests feel comfortable and cared for, while the animals take care of the entertainment. It's simple wonderful!
5 on February 08, 2013
From the moment you pull up the driveway and see the beautiful horses, chickens & roosters you immediately take a deep breath and feel great! My husband and I stayed in the Carriage House and we were alone the entire weekend. It was lovely, a warm fireplace, comfy bed, and hot tub. It was the perfect recipe for rest & relaxation. The rustic decor, and comfy couches made us feel at home. Maggie the Inn Keeper is an angel. Her home baked goods are available your entire stay, her warmth and hospitality are impeccable. We are excited to plan our next stay!!!
King 4 poster bed, twin antique brass bed, sleeper loveseat. Sit by your fireplace cozy, warm and take in the views of the farm, the horses thur glass doors past your private patio. The designer decor-includes a vintage canoe hung from the ceiling, a sitting area with a hide-leather fringed chair, loveseat and a lovely Adriondack style writing desk and a huge pine armiore for your clothing and robes are found there to enjoy during your stay. The bath/whirlpool/shower tub a great place to soak your cares away. DVD/VCR, wi-fi, Romantic or family friendly room.
Nightly Rate: $250 - $295
King sized Cherry Four Poster bed and a twin bed- Hunt country decor with a private porch, enjoy the views of informal gardens, stone walls and the forest beyond, walk out to the trails for a morning view of the forest pond. The rustic style bathroom has a large shower and a vanity. DVD/VCR, wi-fi, robes included. Romantic or family friendly.
Nightly Rate: $235 - $250
Four Poster Queen sized bed. Birdseye maple desk and dresser furnish this room. This room faces southwest and has mission style sliding doors that lead out to your private porch. Custom duvet in Waverly Sweet Violet prints and pale green walls show off vintage handemade quilts. A french door leads to the bathroom which has a vanity and a large shower. DVD/VCR, wi-fi.
Nightly Rate: $195 - $240
A four poster Queen size bed graces our coziest room with a antique dresser and night stands. There are garden views from the window. The PRIVATE BATH for this room is JUST ACROSS THE HALL, has a large shower, and two side by side sinks and a skylight for great natural daylight in this bathroom. DVD and wireless access.
Nightly Rate: $175 - $195
This large room has a cathedral ceiling, skylights, a fieldstone fireplace and a private patio. The seating area is dressed with a rustic antler chandelier, a leather loveseat , leather chairs, quite comfortable. The suite has a CD/MP3/radio player and a TV for DVD. An antique amoires and country furnishings including an Empire dresser, oriental rugs. The bed is a Large Oak Kingsize four poster bed with lots of pillows. The spacious bath has a separate shower and a whirlpool tub surrounded with natural bluestone.
Nightly Rate: $250 - $310
High pine ceilings and skylights compliment the rustic golden colors of the oreintal rug. This room has a two large wing backed chairs near the corner fieldstone fireplace a cozy place to sit. The Queen sized handmade four poster bed looks out thru french windows and doors onto its own patio and the south pasture. The bath also with a high pine ceiling has an whirlpool/shower combination for you to enjoy.
Nightly Rate: $250 - $295
This room has a high ceiling and a Large Kingsize four poster bed facing west looking at your private fieldstone patio. Lots of windows. Antique rustic table and wing back chairs and a loveseat, that converts into an extra twin sleeping accomodation, furnish this room.The private bath has a generous double size shower.
Nightly Rate: $235 - $250
Countryside, Lakeside, Ranch, Small town, Wine country
Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 45 miles
From the Taconic Parkway - Exit Rt. 199 West (Rhinebeck/Red Hook) go 4 miles to traffic light. At light bear left on Rte. 308 West, go 3 miles, turn right at crossroads (Pells Rd.) and WhistleWood Farm sign continue to the fifth driveway on the right come up the hill to the main lodge. From Rhinebeck - At the center traffic light in Rhinebeck turn East on Market Street/Rte. 308 and go 3 miles East, turn left onto Pells Rd., go to the fifth driveway on the right, come up the hill to the main lodge.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, River Cruises, Historic & Mansion sites, Kayaking , Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome , Golfing , Biking and Hiking, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Homestay, Working Ranch, Farm
Board games, Copier, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , nature, ponds, walking trails, visit the horses, donkey, chickens, cows, event/wedding location, horse boarding short term/long term, informal wildflower gardens.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Some Spanish, Some German, English, German, Spanish
Cats , Dogs , 10 Horses and Two Donkeys
I've always been an active type, love nature, trees animals and people. Collecting country antiques, decorating, gardening, taking care of horses and dogs, I love and keeps me quite busy here on the farm. Sharing my farm with my guests and meeting folks is always a pleasure, and I look forward to many of my guests/friends returning as they often do.
, Cakes and cookies, Dessert table,pies
Maggie's Buttermilk Griddle Cakes
Light and fluffy, melt in your mouth silver dollar size pancakes, top with our freshly sliced fruit salad and some Maple syrup. Yum!