the geographer

"The Geographer" was painted by Vermeer in Delft circa 1669 - which is about the same time that the first settlement was established here, and named "Nieuw Dorp" or "New Village" (now Hurley). The developing sciences of Geography and Cartography where vitally important to the Dutch at this time, as they expanded their influence out into the world.

four poster canopy bed, original beams, en-suite bathroom with whirlpool

Connect with the past in this historic yet luxurious room.

The original beams, low ceiling and painted wide plank floor dating from the 1700s make this corner room one of the most historic in New York State! One of the two windows pierces the stone gable end of the house and neatly demonstrates how the early Dutch settlers "flared" their window frames to allow more light through the thick fieldstone walls. Both windows have views of the surrounding lawns and woodland beyond.

The authentic four poster queen canopy bed is richly encased in silk check fabric, and down- filled pillows and a duvet are covered in the highest quality Frette sheets. The room includes an antique chest-of-drawers and Shaker style peg-rack to offer storage space, as well as antique chairs and a table. Individually controllable air-conditioning is provided.

The in-room bathroom features the original stone knee-high wall, exposed beams and a glorious wide plank floor. The vessel sink echoes wash bowls of the past and the tile surround to the whirlpool tub and shower contains facsimile blue Delft tiles. A far cry from the days when this room was used to store grain!