Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
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... respect their culture of origin. Conducting this research will mean for me a great deal of listening, as I immerse myself in new perspectives and in new sounds, allowing all of it to influence my ears and inspire new ways thinking about the arts, the creative process, and what music can do. It will also mean learning to navigate issues of power, cultural assimilation, appropriation, and exploitation, with relation to my ethnicity, nationality, and gender.
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... Wicked which was amazing! And for my own pleasure, I went to the museum of Madame Tussaud. Yes, I did. It was quite creepy because statues looks so real! Sometime I thought that someone was beside me, but it was always a statue! Also, my luck continued when Marie decided to bring us to the pizzeria called Lombardi's which has a great reputation in New York. I admit: it was the best pizza I have ever eaten in my life. Wow! Famous people came ...
... which I think is a size bigger than what I reserved, but no matter. However after pulling out of Avis and driving away, I pulled over to install my TomTom that I brought over with me with an upgraded USA map. Turned it on and discovered the message that the USA map I had purchased would not work on my device. Lesson learned number 2 for the day, test things well before you need to use them.
Anyway I followed my nose, and ended up in the main street of White Plains. ...
... I have a lovely view of the of the New York State Thruway from the 4th floor.
After spending a few hours recovering, I ventured outside and went up the road to Demeter's Tavern and Sports Bar. Four pints of Samual Adams Winter Lager while watching 16 (count them) TV screems showing baskbetball and gridiron is a very fine way to keep jet lag at bay.
Lessons learnt from my first day? You must look left when crossing the road.
... only get two using my credit card and to me that was more than enough. In hindsight I should have just purchased one with a larger amount but at the time I didn’t know how the system worked. I’m glad if lost it had a smaller amount but it made our entrances like the the 4 stooges with a tag a long. We just couldn’t get the scan down and would swipe our card 5 times for one entrance. Too fast, too slow, and banging against a turnstile was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
Wonderful Weekend Retreat
My husband and I recently stayed here and absolutely loved it. We found the staff to be very pleasant and accommodating. The grounds are lovely, and the breakfasts were delicious. Probably the only negative was that there was not enough parking even though the hotel was pretty empty, and where you had to walk to get into the building was a bit dark at night. However, that said, we would definitely return. Thought it was a wonderful deal for the cost.
We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and though it is not your standard hotel we found it charming. It definitely caters to conferences (hence the name) but it is still a wonderful place to stay for a night or two. We arrived from Los Angeles late and the restaurant had closed but the lady at the reception desk gave us a brochure listing several eating establishments in the area that would deliver. We ordered from our room and had them deliver it to the bar. We had to go upstairs to eat as the bartender said take out food was not allowed in the bar. We understoon their reasoning (why order from their menu if you could have someone deliver something else for less). It worked out well anyway as we sat by the fire and enjoyed our dinner in a quiet and somewhat romantic atmosphere. Breakfast in the morning is good and has a good selection. The rooms are in the process of being renovated and they show the drapery, wallpaper, etc. selection in the lobby. I think it will be spectacular when it is done. The grounds are beautiful and I highly suggest taking some time to meander around. I do not understand others that say the help is rude. We did not encounter this at all. When we asked about taking a train into Manhattan they provided us with the train schedule and told us exactly what to do (we were novices at train travel). If you are looking for a quiet getaway for a couple of days this is definitely the place to stay.
The hotel is really old and you can see they haven't redecorated in years. What's worse is that the staff is incredibly rude and they don't care anything about retaining repeat customers. They just want your money and don't care about service or quality. Absolutely terrible place. Don't bother going there. They have a lot of conferences and weddings there and if that's what you're going for, look elsewhere. If you have a whole group of people, the service will be even worse.
The Tarrytown House staff was uniformly grouchy. They tried hard not to accomodate the simplest of tasks. Rooms were adequate, but clearly in need of renovation. The layout of the rooms kept me wandering in the maze-like halls for long periods of time.
Reserved a room in late July for a wedding in September. Room was to be a smoking room with King bed. Received confirmation of availablity. Changed reservation a week later to a smoking room w/ 2 full sized beds & received written confirmation. Upon arrival was told that there were no smokings rooms available that evening & I was forced to take a non-smoking room even after I showed the clerk my written confirm.
We stayed there for an extended weekend Thurs., July 21 to Mon. July 25. They have a special weekend deal that is a great value.
I stayed for 2 nights in April with my boyfriend. Property had been part of the Dolce chain, but is no longer affiliated. Grounds are nice, with the occasional deer chomping on grass. Initially had a room facing a courtyard; asked for one with a view of the Hudson and was able to move across the hall to a room with a partial view. Room was okay size, same with bathroom. Really nothing exceptional. Long interior hallways and stairs; outdated, bleak sofa and table in one of the areas seemed rather out of place. Breakfast was included, in the old estate buidling. Definitely set up for business travelers, as they only serve breakfast until 9:00, which seems too early. Was upset to find that the indoor pool and gym area was having carpets cleaned with very toxic-smelling stuff, and therefore I was not able to use the facilities. There is an onsite pub, but did not eat there. The whole place could use some sparkle.
Mansions & Royalty
My husband and I needed a place to stay while driving upstate NY to our son's college. The area was busy and most local hotels recommended Tarrytown House as they were sold out.
We paid a bit more than the roadside chains but it was well worth it. 2 historic 19th century mansions and acres of gardens. A well trained service staff who made us feel welcome despite the fact they were busy with multiple conferences. Food was superb but expect to pay, Westchester is an upscale area and charges NYC prices.
We are already booked for a mid summer return as the outdoor pool and spa looks incredible.
We stayed here for the night of the Big East Tournament Championship game. We got the Travelzoo special, one night for $119.