Jeff and I met with a bride-to be at Troutbeck in Amenia, NY this week.Â We typically meet with couples in our home, but we were happy for an excuse to visit the gorgeous inn.Â Â We performed for a wedding there over 3 years ago, and at the time I was struck by the beauty and history of Troutbeck.Â You can see a bit of the outside in this video clip.Â (We’re just playing with our new Flip video camera, so it’s a little clumsy.Â I promise we’ll improve!)
The Troutbeck Inn is rich with history, boasting guests such as Ernest Hemingway and Teddy Roosevelt back in its hay day.Â You can just feel the history when you’re there; in the leaded glass windows, beautiful stone work, the dark wood floors and bookcases crammed with antique books, the impressive stone fireplace in the ballroom, its deep red walls.Â A calm, cozy relaxation settled over me as soon as I stepped inside.
Troutbeck’s equally impressive exterior is the essence of an English country manor.Â Of course, you can’t see the gardens in the winter, but that’s where our bride plans to marry, beneath the stone archway in the garden.
It’s the perfect destination wedding location nestled at the foot of the Berkshires, an awesome way to introduce your guests to the Hudson Valley.Â Troutbeck fits the bride planning a sophisticated, elegant wedding and looking for a historic location to host an entire wedding weekend.
One of my favorite features are the streams running through the property.Â On our way out, I made Jeff stop our van on the bridge to listen to the water.Â My amateur film doesn’t come close to capturing the picturesque scene, but you can hear the running brook and imagine its lush, green brilliance in spring time.
I love it!Â Have you ever visited Troutbeck?Â Feel free to leave me a comment.