Fodor's Expert Review Millbrook Country House
506 Sharon Tpke., Millbrook, New York, 12545, USA
The house, built in 1810, was remodeled in 1838 when classical detailing was all the rage (witness the majestic columns in the front hall). If the interior recalls 17th-century Italy, it's because most of the furniture came from the current owner's palazzo near Modena. Elegant marquetry tables grace the parlors and lush silk draperies dress many windows. Extensive gardens surround the house, and a sculpture garden displays works by local artists. If arranged three days in advance, guests can order a three-course dinner prepared by your hosts.
- afternoon tea
- lovely lawn shaded by enormous maple tree
- remote setting