As soon as you arrive, the location, amenities and charm of this cozy (1000 sq. ft) 1787 farmhouse sets the stage for your relaxing time in the country. Whether you need an outpost to explore the treasures of the historic Hudson Valley or a place to slow down and enjoy time, this cottage possesses the modern amenities wrapped in timeless charm. Minutes from the center of Rhinebeck, it is conveniently located to everything, day trips to Olana and antiquing in Hudson to a lunch at the CIA and a tour of FDR and the many historic mansions on the Hudson River. An easy distance from the Taconic Parkway, La Petite Maison makes visiting Omega or the kids at Bard, all the wonderful shopping and restaurants in Rhinebeck and the surrounding towns convenient. We are within walking distance from Rhinebeck Tennis club and the Performing Arts Center. Lose yourself in the country and stay connected with Wifi.
The cottage is best described as a tastefully renovated classic American farmhouse with a touch of France. It seamlessly drifts between Toile and American chestnut wide plank floors. The brand new bathroom affords a soak in the claw foot tub with European style hand held shower, while you peek out the windows at the wildlife in the gardens. Wide plank floors, plastered walls, vaulted ceiling and herbs out of the kitchen garden, the newly renovated kitchen invites the chef in all of us to create dishes to inspire. Enjoy dining al fresco on the blue stone patio just off the kitchen. The house is just right for curling around a good book as the fire crackles in the wood stove. With views of two ponds and streams with bridges, the outside spills into the house from a private garden for relaxing to fresh cut flowers in the rooms. We invite you to enjoy the thoughtful stocked kitchen, 700 count linens, and robes and fluffy towels.
The layout of the house is as follows: downstairs there is a full size bed in the small bedroom off of the front room. Upstairs are two bedrooms, you have to walk through one to get to the other one so it is ideal for families traveling with small children, this allows you to be side by side in rooms. We have a toddler bed in one room and king size bed in the other (the king can also convert into 2 twins). Also downstairs in the front room is a sleeper sofa, queen size.
I stayed at La Petite Maison over New Year's weekend, and it was the perfect way to start off 2010. My fiance and I were looking for a place where we could just relax, watch movies, sleep in and do a bit of nothing to welcome in the new year. This cottage was a quiet, peaceful, lovely and cozy respite from the city.
The welcome gifts were such a nice touch, and we had one of the best meals of our lives at the owner's restaurant in town (Le Petit Bistro). (Reservations recommended.) We had a great experience with Jennifer and Joe, the owners - they are extremely warm and welcoming! We also LOVED the clawfoot tub and the comfy robes. Although we ventured out just twice: once for the delicious dinner and once for a trip to the supermarket, we appreciated the location - it's just a short drive from adorable downtown Rhinebeck.
I've already recommended the house to several friends and I'm planning my next trip back when it's warmer - I can't wait to see the yard / garden area when the snow clears!
Thanks for a fantastic stay!
We had a lovely relaxing time at La Petite Maison. The home and gardens are charming. And we appreciated the little extra touches of hospitality - the welcome gift and the breakfast treats! Thank you so much.
Geraldine and Aaron