WhistleWood Farm is open!
Hello my dear guests, I am looking forward to hosting you this summer and fall. We are following the cleaning requirements put out by the CDC regarding Covid-19 and will also follow social distancing guidelines by offering rooms on either end of the Main Lodge. We request wearing masks when in less than the 6 ft distance.
The Carriage House is now rented for one party of four to six people as a vacation rental where you may isolate as well, until December 2020.
My heart goes out to those infected with the virus and Pray for healing. If you are not feeling well please stay home, safe, take care of yourself and come another time.
Hugs and Handshakes are temporarily being replaced with bright eyes and welcoming smiles.
Located in Rhinebeck, N.Y., WhistleWood Farm Bed & Breakfast provides a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere with eclectic antique furnishings, fireplaces, comfy sofas and chairs, warm handmade quilts and delicious breakfasts. Every room in our main Lodge and Carriage House has a unique sensibility and character shaped by Maggie, WhistleWood’s owner and caretaker for more than 30 years. We have several seating areas and dining areas suitable for social distancing and your comfort.
Guests can take advantage of miles of hiking trails, say “hi” to our friendly horses, our donkey “Tigger” and chickens, and take in breathtaking sunsets and clear starry nights. Three miles down the road, the town of Rhinebeck beckons with over 300 historic homes mixed with unique shops, antique stores, fine dining and an active arts community. Go a little further, and explore the Hudson Valley’s many wineries, golf courses, restaurants, historic mansions, rail trails, spectacular views and more.
In the early 80s, Maggie got the idea to turn a country ranch style home on a quiet Rhinebeck farm into a bed and breakfast. Although the details have changed here and there, her kindness, warmth and sense of humor have been a constant force as she has helped thousands of guests escape from their daily routines to take a break in comfort and style. She will be happy to advise guests, with suggestions for your taste in places for dinner, in Rhinebeck and the local area. Which hiking trails, may suit your skills and the best day driving trips. She will often be seen cooking breakfast for guests too, and offer them fresh taste treats over the course of their stay.
8/31/2005 — 11/10/2016
Jake was our beloved Bernese mountain dog who was often seen napping in sunny spots outside and following Maggie around. Last November, he passed away at the age of 11.
Pearl is a Long haired German Shepherd. She loves to play with the Frisbee and tennis balls she is very energetic and reliable, she will play all day.
Sam is the happy to greet you dog with a smile on her face and a loud bark to go with it. Then she will sit down and want as much love and petting as you would like to give her.
During their stay, guests are encouraged to fully explore our property. There are miles of trails with views alternating between serene woods and scenes from our farm, which is home to horses, free-range chickens, our 30 year old donkey “Tigger” outdoor barn kitties, a Bernese Mountain dog named Sam and Pearl a energetic German Shepard. We no longer accept pets as guests at WhistleWood, but we have plenty of animals on the farm to love during your stay.
There are 26 free range chickens on the farm, which supply our eggs and help with bug control. We have Rhode Island Red, Plymouth Rock, Cochin, a light Brahma, Wyandotte, Bantam and Ameraucana, which lay our green eggs. We love them all and guests enjoy feeding them some of our scraps and peelings from our fruits and veggies we clean to serve for breakfast.
Horses & Boarding
For many years we foaled out Thoroughbreds, Quarter horses, and Morgan horses, and now offer board for riding and retired horses of all kinds. We presently have several Natural gaited Tennessee Walkers at our farm from a 2 year old to a 19 year old mare.
We offer full care boarding which includes hay and grain, a box stall and turn out, with run in sheds in a few pastures. Our six pastures are woven keep-safe wire with a top rail.
We charge $600.00 a month full board at this time.
Our horses are privately owned and boarded at the farm. You may visit with them on your stay; they love posing for photos and a friendly scratch on the neck.There are Quarter Horses, a Palomino Tennessee Walker, a Kentucky Mtn. Saddle Horse, a Danish Warm Blood and our Donkey, Tigger. There is a riding ring and trails that weave around and through our property. We link up with the Landsman Kill Trail system, which you must be a member to ride on.
After waking up from a restful sleep, our guests may want to enjoy breakfast staples like robust coffee, or herbal teas available in the country kitchen in the morning as well as a continental breakfast of fresh scrambled eggs from our chickens with fresh garden herbs, or cheese plus a fresh fruit compote, and muffins will be offered from 8:30 to 10 A.M.