The Red Hook Country Inn
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New Guests Beware
I booked this inn based on the reviews on this site and was extremely disappointed...
A room price of $165/night plus tax (approx. $180/night total) you would expect much more than what was presented. The rooms are dark, beds uncomfortable and TVs minuscule (13"). There is also a common area with a slightly bigger TV set (19") located literally at the end of the hallway between two rooms, where anyone could stay up late at night and enjoy watching a movie from the DVD/VHS collection. Should you be in one of those two rooms located by the common area, better hope that you're a heavy sleeper! Although your room reservations are held on your personal credit card, make sure you bring lots of cash with you the day you arrive, as they do not accept credit cards for the final payment of the rooms (only in the restaurant on the main floor). The service and food were good, innkeepers were hospitable; However, the presentation of the room invoice, abruptly shoved in your face, asking for it to be paid before you even have a chance to set your bags down presents a rather tactless welcome.
Outstanding Inn and Restaurant
My sister and I recently stayed at The Red Hook Inn and the three days we spent in the capable care of Pat and Nabil couldn't have more wonderful. We ate dinner twice and the meals were well-thought out and very tasty indeed. Nabil is an instructor at The Culinary Istitute of America nad it shows. Pat went out of her way to make us feel at home and by the time we left we felt we had another sister. The inn is located just north of some very interesting sites and very close to the C.I.A. for culinary trips.
Red Hook Inn
The Red Hook Inn is a comfortable B and B, located very near to Bard College, and right in town, convenient to the college and to shopping. We stayed there for the first time while visiting our son. The rooms were newly decorated, very attractive, quiet, and extremely comfortable. Our hosts couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. The breakast was delicious and generously proportioned. We've arranged to stay there in the future, and recommend it highly.
R. and L. Fishkin
Welcoming and wonderful
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a couple nights and couldn't be more pleased. Upon arriving before chek-in on a very cold day, Pat the owner offered tea and coffee while waiting for the staff to finish cleaning our room. The room was beautifully decorated, stayed a perfect temperature (big deal in an old house in winter) and the bedding was very comfortable. Throughout our weekend, Pat couldn't have been more friendly, helpful and attentive. Nabil, the chef, is just as friendly and all the food was outstanding. We're big fans of Middle Eastern food and this was tops--we ended up eating there both nights. Sunday brunch was decadent and delicious. They recently took over running the place, so had a few glitches to work out (such as the new housekeeper who was running behind because it was her first day.) But nothing that would deter us from going back if we return to the area.
Beautiful Inn and Innkeepers
My mom and I spent two wonderful days at the Red Hook Inn just before Thanksgiving and were treated like family from the start. The rooms were very comfortable, the service was personal and attentive and the food at the Roasted Garlic restaurant was truly delicious. What a wonderful holiday experience! Thank you, Pat!
WARM AND INVITING
Stayed 2 nites at RED HOOK INN, RED HOOK NY, to celebrate our 20TH Anniv. In Sept. Bed super comfy. Room cozy. Food at dinner really good. Innkeepers great- Friendly but not suffocating. Lots of privacy. Lots of stuff to do close by. Good local restaurants. We went hiking, sightseeing , shopping. Inn was clean with onsight restaurant and bar. Only improvement could be breakfast which needed a bit more variety. Had a wonderful time.
We spent some time at the Red Hook Inn during the first week of October, 2005. The Inn is ideally located at the center of charming Red Hook, NY which is convenient to many other points of interest in the Hudson Valley area. The new owners did make us feel like family, as other reviewers have noted. The highlight of our visit was the delightful Sunday brunch at the Roasted Garlic Restaurant, which was one of the best we've ever had. The sheer number of dishes offered was impressive--but more impressive was that each dish had its own sophisticated, yet home-cooked taste that you don't find very often. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and we will definitely return again on our next visit to the Hudson Valley.
Twice in 2 weeks!
I happened upon the Red Hook Inn, purely by accident, and what a treat. My friend, my daughter and I had travelled 7 hours and arrived at the Red Hook Inn, tired, hungary and road-weiry. When we arrived it was a little after 3:00 pm and told that was lunch was just ending. The waitress went and asked the chef (whom we did not know as a owner), told the waitress to seat us and we could have lunch. Before the water hit the table Nabil came out with freshly cooked falafals and handed each of us some. We had a wonderful lunch and retired to our rooms for a short time.
The room was wonderful and we had dinner the following night at the Roasted Garlic. The staff and owners, Pat and Nabil make you feel as if you are the only people there, however it can get quite hectic there, but not to your notice.
On checking out, I tried to get a room the following weekend and was told it was sold out, however, Pat said she would call me if there was a cancellation. I was returning on business and had to find a place in the area. Pat called me a day later to let me know she had a cancellation. You can imagine how thrilled I was!
Since my experience was so GREAT, I convinced my fiance to join me for my working weekend. What a great weekend we had. Very relaxing and wonderful.
The combination of food and homey accomodations makes this place the most unique inn, I have every stayed in. If you are in the area, or need to get away, choose this charming place. You will not regret it.
I personally cannot wait to go back!
New Onsite chef and family ownership November 2004!
I stayed at The RED HOOK INN during a March visit to Bard College with my son and husband. Although we had planned to begin our return to Pennsylvania the same day ( a 7 hour drive), a snowstorm caused us to suddenly find accommodations. Bard College had recommended The Red Hook Inn and we arrived at 9PM, unannounced, cold and starving,and were greeted by Nabil and Trish, who immediately made us sit in front of the fireplace, gave us turkish coffee and hot soup!
As we were feasting on this unexpected treat, we learned that Trish and Nabil had recently bought the Inn after having a restaurant in NJ. They lived upstairs on the same floor as the rest of the guests. This was a Sunday evening and there were 3 of their 5 rooms booked. The house was warm, decorated nicely (not frou-frou) and we fell into fabulous beds! Trish explained that all the bedding and linens had been replaced and we noticed immediately, the pillowtop mattresses, high, high thread count sheets and cozy down comforters. Trish even offered us the option of a non-down pad and comforter in the event either of us had an allergy to down!
Trish showed us the 'guest service' closet where we could get ice water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and the refrigerator with snacks and creamers. She had mugs, spoons and anything we might have left at home, including shaving kits, hair dryers, nail polish remover..what else can I say?
In the morning, Nabil treated our palate with a true 'chef's breakfast'. We ate delicously fresh eggs, sausage, bacon, farmers potatoes (not to be believed...so good!) and juice, fresh fruit, coffee and toast. We rolled out in the morning to begin our drive back to PA.
We have returned twice now to visit our son and will not stay anywhere but The Red Hook Inn! Trish has our cell # and will call in the event they have to leave their home during 'check in' time. We have a relaxed visit each time and feel like 'family'.
Nabil runs an onsite restaurant called Roasted Garlic (turns out, that was the soup of our arrival!) and the dining room is lovely with gold tablecloths and green cloth napkins. Trish and Nabil take wonderful care of you, whether you are an inn guest or a dining room guest.
We can't emphasize enough how things seem to have changed since the 'review of July 2004'. Not in anyway did we have a smiliar experience, but then, Nabil and Trish ARE the NEW OWNERS!
You can see their website at --- and enjoy the view. We have stayed in Room 1, a charming King or Twins in the front of the house and we've also stayed in Room 5, a very elegant King bed, jacuzzi, fireplace, wide plank floors, heated towel bars..oh, all the rooms have fresh flowers AND warm, cozy robes!
Our visits have been consistently wonderful and I high recommend The Red Hook Inn!
Oh, I took a photo of our room 1..Enjoy!
Treated like family
The Red Hook Inn is a lovely B & B located right in the quaint town of Red Hook, NY. The proprietors, Pat and Nabile - husband and wife team are
gracious and accomodating. The rooms are spotless, spacious and tastefully decorated. I have to say, the beds, linens and pillows were so soft and comfortable that you may not want to leave!
Nabile is a formidable chef with undying energy and a passion for food of all cultures. Do not miss their incredible Sunday brunch.
They know how to make you feel like family - and readily care for your needs. I traveled with my 6 year old son - and there was an extensive selection of VHS movies to entertain him. By the time we left (a three night stay) - my son was hugging them goodbye and promising to return!
It was truly a pleasure to stay at the Red Hook Inn.
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