Inness, a newly opened hotel complex in the Hudson Valley, is an ode to nature and contemplation. An intimate refuge whose beauty resides in the simplicity modeled on the Protestant values of the first Dutch settlers in the valley, and set in a setting where each point of view transports the guest to a landscape painting by the painter George Inness.
The Catskills are to New York what the Cotswolds are to London! It is in this bucolic setting, located an hour and a half from New York City, that a team of aesthetes has just opened a hotel complex. In the middle of a 90 hectare park are dotted with cabins, an organic farm, a restaurant, a shop, tennis courts, two swimming pools, a spa (coming soon), a barn and a 9-hole golf course with a view impregnable on the surrounding hills.
A clean and elegant haven for families and friends who praise nature, fine dining and outdoor activities, and who seek the wholeness that had drawn and inspired a century earlier, artists and writers subjugated by the landscapes, the changing seasons and the quality of life of the region.
Inness aspires to become the home of a community animated by the love of nature and beauty and which would bring together both the hosts and the inhabitants of the region who came to benefit from their infrastructures.
"Like the artists and writers of the 19th century, we chose the Hudson Valley which invites contemplation."
The hotel has forty rooms divided between twelve cabins and the farm. The interior spaces were designed by the Post Company style office which drew its inspiration from the very sober architecture of the first Dutch settlers, a style characteristic of the region. A discreet and uncluttered luxury that gives rise to calm, discreet and comfortable spaces dressed in neutral colors and equipped with wooden furniture designed or mottled like the restaurant chairs from a Belgian church. Nothing ostentatious.
The restaurant offers panoramic views of the Catskills and its setting sun. The menu is simple and basic and the ingredients come from local producers or from Inness's vegetable garden. Most of the food is cooked over a wood fire in the garden.
The estate covers 90 hectares cleverly landscaped by landscape designer Miranda Brooks in the spirit of 19th century naturalist paintings. The result is a subtle mixture of "wild" parts and other tame parts but all composed exclusively of local vegetation.
In my bag
Our "must-have" selection for a stay at Inness.
Jumper Sheep Intarsia, Sea NY
Derby Michael Paraboots
Quilted jacket AF Agger
Lip2Cheek RMS Beauty
Hat Maison Michel
Room from 350,00$ per night
crédits photos - inness © adrian graut