Fodor's Expert Review Peter Van Schaack House
20 Broad St., Kinderhook, New York, 12065, USA
Symmetrical topiaries flank the steps to this 1785 Georgian manor with leaded-glass windows. A major renovation in 1865 resulted in the Victorian demeanor you see today; amid all the original artwork, period architectural details, and antiques, you could easily mistake your surroundings for a museum. In the dramatic crimson hall, stairs rise to the four guest rooms, all stocked with plush bathrobes, 360-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, boxes of chocolates, bottled water, and fruit baskets.
- chef prepares breakfast
- plenty of period charm
- children under 12 are not allowed
- not all rooms have air-conditioning