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creepy, nerdy, foodie bed and breakfast near NYC!
March 26, 2012 5:10 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a Bed and Breakfast near NYC for a nerdy, foodie, book and music loving couple's last huzzah before she leaves!

So, the butter to my bread is leaving NYC for the summer season to work magic on a CSA farm in Minnesota. I'm looking for a place (B&B or otherwise) within half a day's drive (less would be terrific) from NYC to spend a night with mon petit chou. We love fresh food, literature, music, all things science and nerdy, creepiness (think Sleep No More style), drinking, reading and quiet. Any suggestions, All Knowing Hive?
posted by AutoPilot83 to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
I love Beacon, as I have said before in more detail. Dia:Beacon is a wonderful strange museum, and the food around all looks tasty. A friend of mine stayed at a b&b there and quite liked it.
posted by mlle valentine at 5:53 PM on March 26, 2012


the goodstone inn. It isn't creepy, but the food is heavenly, the grounds beautiful and quiet, the working farm neat to explore, the rooms beautiful and comfortable. Middleburg has lots of places to eat and shop and history to explore.
posted by dpx.mfx at 7:49 PM on March 26, 2012


I second Beacon. There's some cool small art galleries, a vintage shop, and belgian-style beer bars on Main St, as well as a creepy abandoned loft-like barn with murals all over it, right in front of a picturesque dam. There's a little more exploring you can do by Long Dock Park which is behind the LIRR station. And while you're up there you absolutely must go to Blue Hill at Stone Barnes for the fresh, local food part of the equation. It's beautiful in the spring and they curate a completely seasonal menu with whatever happens to be ripe on the farm that day. There's also a 4 acre sculpture farm at Storm King Art Center about half an hour north. I can't recommend any B&B's because I've only been there on daytrips but there are quite a few in Beacon.
posted by Juicy Avenger at 9:24 PM on March 26, 2012


The Inn at Weathersfield in southern Vermont (4.5hr drive) is amazing. They have a ridiculously awesome chef and almost everything is locally sourced. If you go there, be sure to do the custom tasting menu in the wine cellar. You can also rent a pre-programmed GPS unit from them for $8 and it takes you on a farm/sugarhouse/scenic/etc tour.
posted by melissasaurus at 6:05 AM on March 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


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