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WhistleWood Horse Farm Bed & Breakfast

52 Pells Road , Rhinebeck, NY 12572 USA (Show map)

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WhistleWood Farm is set on a hilltop in Rhinebeck, an historic town in New York's Hudson River Valley. We offer you a private country retreat from the bustle of your everyday life, only two hours north of Manhattan. Animals grazing in the sun, and wildflower gardens in bloom make the perfect setting for solitude or lively conversation. Pull up a chair on the deck or a private patio to enjoy the views, or explore the woods on the walking trails that wind through the property (find the pond!). The Rhinebeck Tennis Club is right next door, and so is the Center for the Performing Arts. If golf is your pleasure, the Red Hook Golf Club is nearby. You can also do what most of our guests enjoy most - just relax! The Lodge features a fieldstone surround for a crackling fire, spacious rooms with antique furnishings, beamed ceilings, handmade quilts, oriental rugs and colorful Pendelton blankets. Acorn rockers sit on the sunny front porch. Maggie's eclectic taste and her many collections welcome you and make you feel at home. Come enjoy our warm hospitality in a relaxed, light-hearted atmosphere!

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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Slice of Heaven!

5 on April 05, 2015

Just spent 3 nights / 4 days at WhistleWood with my daughter and it more than met our expectations. Maggie, the owner, was not present during our stay, but Barbara, the host, went above and beyond to make sure that our time at WhistleWood was relaxing and comfortable. Because the B&B part of the main lodge is separate from the owner's living quarters, this really felt like it was our home -- just without the added work. A fire in the common area was laid each night and it was so cozy that, instead of eating out one night, we chose to bring some light snacks back to the farm and spend the evening around the fire. I greatly appreciated the bowl of fresh fruit and accompanying side of yogurt made available every morning as I am not one of those who likes a big, cooked breakfast upon wakening. But for those that do, breakfast was made to order and abundant. Although there are those who may grumble about the lack of cable TV, I was thankful for the "forced" retreat from the outside world. This is a perfect place for those who are looking to escape the daily grind; a peaceful, bucolic part of the Hudson Valley which affords its visitors a tranquil stay from which to explore Rhinebeck and the surrounding area. Can't wait to go back when the gardens are in bloom!


None Better

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.


Refreshingly rejuvinating

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.


Charm and Character

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


Loved Whistle Wood!

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.


Top of the Line!

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


Peaceful and Warm

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


Beautiful getaway

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.


Great place to stay in Rhinebeck area.

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!


Our place to stay in Rhinebeck

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!


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Rooms & Rates

Wyoming

King 4 poster bed, twin antique brass bed in its own niche, loveseat sleeper. Sit cozy and warm by the fireplace or on your private patio, and take in the views of the farm and horses. The rustic luxurious decor includes a vintage canoe hung from the ceiling, a sitting area with a hide-leather fringed chair and loveseat, an Adriondack style writing desk, and a huge pine armoire with robes to enjoy during your stay. The bath/whirlpool/shower tub is a great place to soak your cares away. DVD/VCR and wi-fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $275 - $310

Nightly Rate: $275 - $310

Juniper

King-size mahogany four-poster bed and a twin bed. Hunt country decor. From your private porch, enjoy the views of informal gardens, stone walls and the forest beyond. Get your morning exercise walking the trails and discover the forest pond. The generous rustic style bathroom has a large shower and a vanity. DVD/VCR, A/C, Wi-Fi. Romantic or family friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $260 - $275

Sweet Violet

Four-poster queen bed. Furnishings include a birdseye maple desk and dresser. This room faces southwest and has mission style sliding doors leading 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $225 - $255

Tumbleweed

A four-poster queen size bed graces our coziest room furnished with an antique dresser and night stands. There are garden views from the window. The private bath is just across the hall, and has a large shower, two side-by-side sinks and a skylight for great natural daylight. DVD, A/C, DVD, Wi/fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $210

Northwind

This large room has a cathedral ceiling, skylights, a gas fieldstone fireplace and a private patio. The seating area is dressed with a rustic shed antler chandelier, a leather loveseat , and comfortable leather chairs. The suite has a CD/MP3/radio player and a TV for watching DVDs. Country furnishings include antique armoires, an Empire dresser, and oriental rugs. The bed is a large oak kingsize four poster with lots of pillows. The spacious bath has a separate shower and a whirlpool tub surrounded with natural bluestone. A/C, Wi fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $325

Nightly Rate: $275 - $325

Morningside

High pine ceilings and skylights complement the rustic golden colors of the oreintal rug. This room has 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 a whirlpool/shower combination for you to enjoy. DVD/VCR A/C Wi fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $260 - $300

Nightly Rate: $260 - $300

Sunset

This room has a high ceiling, warm pine walls and a large kingsize four poster bed facing west. Enjoy the sunset from your private fieldstone patio. Lots of windows. An antique rustic table/writing desk and a loveseat that converts into a twin sleeper, and two arm chairs and a Adirondack table furnish this room. The private bath has a generous double-size shower. DVD, A/C, Wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $275

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Ranch, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 45 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Hudson River Cruises, historic sites such as Mills Mansion, Roosevelt homes and library, Vanderbilt mansion, and Wilderstien to name a few. The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Bard Music Festivals, Red Hook Country Club, and the Dutchess County Fair are all major attractions., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Farm

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Woodland walking trails with views of ponds and cow pastures. Visit the horses and donkey, feed the chickens, watch the birds. Event and country wedding location with informal wildflower gardens. Horse boarding short term/long term. Relaxing . . . a world away.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Adjacent to the Rhinebeck Tennis Club - indoor and outdoor courts. Adjacent to the Center for the Performing Arts of Rhinebeck. 
 Lakes, ponds, streams near the area for recreation., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Quiet intimate atmosphere limits the age of children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Saturday night booking requires two nights
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card held as deposit for seven days, by then we must receive a check for 50%, or 100% FOR ONE NIGHT STAYS.
  • Cancellations: An acceptance of your deposit is the confirmation of your reservation. We accept credit cards as temporary deposit for ten days, but by then we must receive a check for 50%. Deposits, less $25.00 will be refunded only if cancellation is made 14 days in advance. If booking three rooms or more, the cancellation period is 30 days in advance, fee is 20%.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Maggie

Languages spoken

Some Spanish, some German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Horses, donkey, cows, chickens

About the innkeepers

I've always loved nature, animals and people. Collecting country antiques, decorating, gardening, cooking, and taking care of horses, dogs, and all the other animals 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 seeing many of my guests who now return as friends.

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Meals

Breakfast

Country farm to table

  • Time Served: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Patios, decks, outside seating areas. Breakfast is served buffet style, so you can easily move to a place of your choosing., Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, There is a dessert table available all day with a rotating array of treats. At any time, you might find cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, muffins, or fresh fruit. Help yourself!


Signature Dish

Buttermilk Griddle Cakes
Light and fluffy, melt in your mouth silver dollar pancakes, topped with our freshly sliced fruit salad and some real maple syrup. Yum!


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52 Pells Road , Rhinebeck, NY 12572 USA (Show map)

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