The Bedford Post Inn
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast (full breakfast will start on October 1, 2015), a wine and canape hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and one standard yoga class per person, per night are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Pitch-perfect guestroom design, with clawfoot tubs in mosaic-tiled bathrooms
- Zen, light-flooded yoga loft
- Miles of hiking and riding trails surround the inn
- Free nightly s'mores at the fireplace
What To Know
- Reservations at Campagna are essential
- A cab ride from the Bedford train station to the inn is approximately $18 each way
- Valet and self-parking are free
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Since it opened in the summer of 2009, the Bedford Post Inn has been hopping. That might be because Richard Gere and hotelier Russell Hernandez are the innkeepers of the eight-room B&B, or maybe it’s the buzzworthy Campagna restaurant, which has become a posh clubhouse for the A-list locals since Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group joined the team. But for out-of-towners, it’s the fact that Bedford Post Inn makes for a quick escape — about an hour’s drive — from the bustle of Manhattan. The calming country vibe is matched by the requisite urban/rustic details, like memorable farm-fresh cuisine and subtle, top-notch design.
Bed and Bath
The rooms themselves are done in muted shades of gray, off-white and light blue, grounded with reclaimed wood flooring and appointed with vintage Audubon prints and objects from local antique shops. They feel like a stylish friend’s beautifully decorated country home. Bathrooms are done up in marble and shades of gray and blue, with hand made claw foot tubs (in most) and specially commissioned botanic toiletries by Sponge.
The heart of the property is Campagna restaurant, where local socialites and visiting out-of-towners sip cocktails before dinner. The restaurant opens at 5:30 p.m. and continues buzzing all night long. Chef PJ Calapa and his team use local ingredients to create an eclectic menu of Italian style cuisine. In the morning, after a stroll through the grounds and a stop at the reflecting pool, an hourlong yoga class is the perfect way to start the day. Afterward, pop into the laid-back Barn cafe, where the homemade granola and organic muffins can easily be packed to go, perhaps to the buttery leather armchair in your room or a pillowy lounger near the outdoor fireplace.
In the Area
Immerse yourself in nature at the 4,000 acres of the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation for walking, hiking and fly fishing excursions, then treat yourself to a wide assortment of cheeses and pâtés, and made-to-order sandwiches at the Bedford Gourmet. For a dose of culture, the Katonah Museum of Art, one of the most celebrated small museums in the country, hosts several major exhibitions each year.
How to Get There
Wonderful experience at Bedford Post. This was my second time staying there. Well-appointed room, nice welcome and turn-down treats, aperitif hour. We were invited to join in a West African drumming session by the pool before dinner. Croquet, cornhole outside. Very pretty. Feels like another world yet still close to NYC. Will return.
Lovely setting. Staff very accommodating as four of us were meeting two old friends and we were seated in our own little area. Food was good but not as good as the high price reflected. Servers were helpful.
Thought this would be the perfect spot for a quick get away from NY to celebrate our anniversary. Booked on Thursday for Friday night. Got the last room at $700+. Asked for a dinner reservation (the restaurant is downstairs) and was given a number to call and book. Didn't hear back from anyone so called and booked on Friday night. Arrived and was greeted by a really nice kid at the desk. Shown to our room. Nice but unremarkable for the rate. Super nice bathroom! Went downstairs to watch the Kentucky Derby and have a mint julep. That's when we learned they didn't have a liquor license!@#. They did offer us complimentary wine in the library. Nicely appointed room but nothing special. We had a delicious dinner. Complimentary wine but no champagne!@#$. Decor is subtle bordering on blah. Did write to say we were disappointed that there wasn't full disclosure about the liquor license. No reply to date. They may be under new management? All the more reason to make it an incredible experience.