In addition to the private Wyoming, Tumbleweed, Juniper and Sweet Violet rooms, the main lodge features several sunny, communal areas for relaxing, socializing and eating (sometimes all at once). Meet your fellow guests in the dining room and adjoining kitchen while snacking on breakfast; later, curl up by the fire with a glass of wine, play an old-fashioned board game or watch a classic movie.
The Carriage House is a Vacation Rental
The Carriage House is a renovated barn just a short walk from the main lodge, featuring two unique bedrooms, and private bathrooms, the Morningside and the Sunset. The house can comfortably accommodate four people, or it is a pleasant space for just two or a small family. Just in case there is a fold out Murphy bed for an extra person, extra charges would apply.
The generous size living room with a gas fireplace, has wood paneled walls and high ceilings with skylights. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, gas stove/convection oven and a refrigerator/freezer. There are conveniences such as a coffee pot, electric tea kettle and lots of utensils plates and some pots and pans too.
You are on your own to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner here if you would like, but be aware there are many wonderful restaurants in the Village of Rhinebeck only a mile and a half away. These restaurants will also provide take out and a few will deliver your lunch and dinner choices. Please go to Enjoy Rhinebeck for ideas and suggestions.
There are books, games and an old DVD/video collection for quiet nights. Guests have lots of light and space in the Carriage House. The Morningside and Sunset rooms each offer their own unique character. Each room has a private patio with views of the surrounding pastures where the horses graze, informal pollinator gardens, and trees with lots of color in the fall and shade in the summer.
Planning on staying with us? Here’s what you should know first.
Reserving a room
When you reserve a room, we agree to turn away all other requests for the room you select and hold it for the requested days. You agree to pay the rate quoted for the number of days you reserve it.
A two-night minimum stay is required. Holidays and Special Area Events have three night minimums; on holidays and some weekends in July and August, the minimum is three or four nights. Sundays and the occasional one night availability are possible, please call and just ask we will be happy to let you know. Please check our availability calendar for each room.
For stays of two or more nights, a 50% deposit is required to guarantee your reservation. For stays of one night, the deposit is the full amount. Rates are subject to 8.25% New York state sales tax and 4% Dutchess County tax.
Deposits are refundable, less a $45 per room service charge, if your cancellation is received 14 (fourteen) or more days in advance of scheduled arrival. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than fourteen (14) days’ notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that you will lose your deposit.
Whole House and Holidays Cancellation Policy
Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and for special requests. A 60-day cancellation notice is required on whole house bookings or when three or more rooms are booked, and for some holidays and special events. The cancellation fee is 20% of the total deposit. If less than 60-day notice is given, you will lose your deposit.
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
Our Environmental Footprint
We COMPOST all food scraps, which eventually turn into great soil for our gardens or snacks for the chickens, horses and donkeys. We recycle plastic, glass, aluminum, and paper. We urge you to enjoy our own natural well water and avoid purchased water in plastic bottles. We never put poisons or weed killers on the lawn or gardens. Hence, there is a healthy frog, toad, and bird population for you to enjoy watching and listening to, as we haven’t killed all the insects!
We ask you to tell us if you wish to use your towels more than one day to save water and energy, but we’ll certainly abide by your wishes if you want them changed daily.
We GROW our own herbs, and some fruits and vegetables in season as well as our own eggs. We offer locally grown and made produce, milk, fruit, jams, baked goods etc. as often as possible, and we can direct you to great farm stands, farmer's markets, and restaurants which offer the same. We pride ourselves on making our breakfasts the old fashioned way...from scratch, wholesome and plentiful. You will enjoy the difference!
Smoking is not permitted.
Extra People/Minimum Age
Our Main Lodge rooms can accommodate more than two people; there is a charge of $45.00 per extra person including children over 12 years of age.
Children 7 years old to 12 years old are a $25.00 charge.
If renting the entire property, children under the age of 8 are welcome, but there is a $25.00 charge per child.
Due to the nature of our farm, gardens, livestock and wildlife outside and its many antique furnishings inside, pets are no longer accepted at WhistleWood Farm.
We apologize for any inconvenience.