Glenmere Opens As Luxury Hotel
Glenmere, the Hudson Valley home of the Goelet family has opened as a small and sumptuous luxury hotel. The mansion has 19 rooms and suites ranging from $550 to $3,500 per night. It was originally built in 1911 as a 35-room Tuscan villa with a central open cortile, marbled column porticos and sweeping interior and exterior staircases. The home has undergone a renovation to restore its former glory and each room features antiques and art from a private collection. Most rooms have working fireplaces and some have terraces with views over Glenmere's 150 acres. Suites include the Penthouse, a two-bedroom suite designed for living with three fireplaces (including one in the master bath), a large living room, and butler's bar, the Goelet suite with three bedrooms and three fireplaces, the Ogden suite, with a private garden, and the Duchess Suite, with a balcony at the front of the mansion. All rooms have custom-designed Italian linens, marble baths with heated floors, and flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docking stations and high speed internet access. The Supper Room is the intimate dining room for candlelit evenings in high style and the Frog's End Tavern has full bar service and serves light lunch fare and informal evening meals.