Friday, December 10, 2010

A romantic weekend in the countryside ......

At Bedford Post, an elegant and charming inn painstakingly restored in 2007 by actor Richard Gere, his wife Carey Lowell and their partner Russell Hernandez. Bedford Post, a fourteen-acre retreat located just under an hour drive of New York City in the hamlet of Bedford, is home to an eight-room luxury inn, two restaurants and a yoga studio.
The original structure that now houses Bedford Post dates to before the Revolutionary War. Built in the early 1760s in Dutch Colonial style, Bedford Post is one of only three original structures from the 18th century that remains in Bedford today.
Decorated in a palette of soothing neutral tones by Carey Lowell and designer Tiffany Vassilakis, the rooms on the upper level are framed by hand-hewn reclaimed wood beams original to the property and reminiscent of a romantic country cottage and the white oak wood floors are burnished to a warm glow.
Bedford Post was recently named as a new member of Relais and Chateaux luxury hotel group, and Richard Gere as the new 2011 Relais and Chateaux ambassador, succeeding the French actress and wine grower Carole Bouquet in 2010.
" It was important to us that Bedford Post embrace its Colonial roots. Accordingly, we used reclaimed wood and stone from the property whenever possible. We also wanted to ensure that the entire property was designed to be eco-friendly  and that our menu at both restaurants reflects seasonal, local ingredients as much as possible in order to support the community," stated Gere.

The Yoga Loft

Restaurant The Barn

Private dining-room at the Farmhouse

Courtesy Bedford Post
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