Troutbeck is the ultimate upstate New York getaway. The 250 year old estate was recently renovated in 2017 and is now reminiscent of its former glory – a place that inspires and provides much needed respite and restoration for visitors as well as a community which nurtures not only its treasured guests but the surrounding land too.
Originally owned by the Benton family, the private estate’s country inn and tavern was built in 1765 and has played host to distinguished guests in the arts, matters of policy and social justice. Troutbeck was also a vital place to civil war liberties and has been a beloved place to relax by figures such us the famous naturalist John Burroughs, Ernest Hemmingway, and even Teddy Roosevelt, among many others and we can completely see why.
The estate itself is 45 acres in size and is a two hour drive from Manhattan which makes it ideal for New Yorkers to escape the city for a night and for those travelling from further afield, Troutbeck is just a 55 minute trip from Stewart international airport.
Open seasonally, it is hard not to image yourself relaxing on a sun lounger by the pool after a game of tennis swiftly followed by a trip to the pool grill which serves large parties and casual lunches. The grill serves American style classic cuisine and offers house made crisps, grilled food, lobster (claiming to be one of the best you will ever try) draught local beer, cocktails and freshly squeezed juices.
The wood panelling in this library at Troutbeck is original to the house. The room has been furnished with soft leather seating, chairs and tables so that guests can easily relax with a drink from the bar whilst enjoying a favourite book by the wood burning fireplace which quite simply sounds like absolute perfection.
The restaurant serves American farm-to-table cuisine using locally sourced ingredients from the Hudson Valley. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch to both resident guests and the public and seating 76 in total, you can choose an intimate booth or take a seat at the restored farm table by the fireplace for a cosy winter meal. For an al fresco dining experience the restaurant offers a seasonal outdoor deck and lounge seating for cocktails around a fireplace. Perfect for when the seasons change.
The beautiful copper bar features tap beer from regional brewers and regionally distilled spirits as well as artfully crafted coffee. But your choice of drink hot or cold is not limited to the bar area, you can enjoy your G&T throughout Troutbeck’s living space, including the sun room which has a pool table and even the library.
Adventurous guests will be excited to learn that Troutbeck is surrounded by 5,000 acres of accessible wilderness, state parks and an Appalachian trail and they are invited to explore every inch possible on bike or on foot. (Pro tip: request a packed lunch to take with you).
Nearby are stables, polo clubs and hunt clubs, however if you are looking for a calmer and quieter form of exercise during your time away you can also partake in yoga, pilates and meditation.
As well as hiking you can try out the fly fishing, Troutbeck has three trout pools in a secluded stretch of Webutuck river, reserved for residents only or guided fishing and rafting trips which can be arranged for you during your stay.
This beautiful walled garden was built in 1916 and is spread over two tiered levels that can be used for ceremonies but is also a lovely spot to stroll around in the afternoon sun….
The Manor house has 17 modernised guest rooms and suites to choose from, one bedroom suites consist of a bedroom, bathroom and separate living room. For families however you can book a two bedroom suite, three bedroom suites and for larger parties you can book the beautiful Century Lodge.
For more information on the rooms available and the manor visit Troutbeck’s website.