I don't usually take the time to write reviews but my booking at this estate warrants one... I decided to escape the madness of Trumpified tourists-plagued Holiday-time in Manhattan for an intimate overnight retreat for my fiance and some of our close friends. I just wanted something cozy and unique and somehow stumbled across this magnificent listing. Our group of a dozen hopped on the MetroNorth from Grand Central and took a beautiful 35 minute train ride alongside the Hudson. For those who have never experienced this trek up the river at sunset, you need to pronto!
Once we got off at the station, we strolled up the hill for maybe a quarter of a mile and entered the secluded driveway to the estate. The pictures on this site simply do not do the mansion the justice it deserves... Usually properties look great online but then when you see them in person, you're left disenchanted. This place had the complete opposite effect on all of us. We honestly couldn't believe this house was for real. In fact, it felt surreal and fairytale-esque like it had been delivered straight out of a Disney movie. It had character, charm and amenities galore... After getting an extensive tour of the grounds, we were settled in by the host, who made sure we had everything we needed. He even gave us a bottle of vino left by previous guests- Thanks Jordan ;)
The mansion is expansive, it's a wandering maze where you can get lost. Every room is luxurious and you can see no expense was spared on any of the fine details, from the crown molding in the billiards room to the leaded glass in the conservatory, which is an awesome gathering room. The kitchen (there's 2) is terrific for cooking- I tried my hand at making lasagna for my crew and then we chilled out downstairs in the theater room and binged on WestWorld in between playing games of shuffleboard and ping pong. While the house is over 150 years old, it certainly didn't feel that way on the inside... We had adequate Wi-Fi coverage (I think there's a router in like every room, which is crazy) and my fiance was in love with the water pressure in the master shower.
The list goes on and on as to why this property is truly remarkable. It made for a splendid and much needed retreat and my friends said I definitely lucked out with finding this gem. It is a special and versatile space- I can see endless uses for it and am planning a company outing to be held here. I seriously can't wait to go back!