On a whim we decided to pass through Woodstock on our last day driving through the Catskills, last Christmas. We called up the Twin Gables curious to stay in the oldest guesthouse in Woodstock and a very friendly lady answered and took our booking for a double room.
Having never been to Woodstock we were ecstatic to be greeted with the sight of a gingerbread town covered in snow and to the sight of a beautiful 19th century period house which was Twin Gables.
Greeted warmly by the same lady who took our booking we were shown to our room at the front of the house (room 11) overlooking the street. The temperature outside was very chilly but I noticed immediately that they had taken the trouble to warm our room and it was also lightly scented. It was a charming, spacious room which befitted the house: a queen sized iron bedstead with clean, crisp bedding; floral wallpaper and bedspread; mirrored dresser (complete with silver hairbrush and hand-mirror); brocaded chairs; and fringed lamps. The en-suite bathroom was also well decorated with period sink and taps and also very clean with a nice selection of Eco toiletries.
There is no TV or radio in any of the rooms, but that would have somehow looked out of place here so I didn't mind, but there was WiFi which we welcomed as we had a laptop. Our room was right next to the front door and communal living room and I did worry it would be noisy but actually it was totally fine and we both slept very well.
The living room was very cosy with two large, comfortable sofas centred around a roaring log fireplace and modern art from local artists lining the walls. This was where the continental-style breakfast was served, laid out on a side board, where you could help yourself to a selection of fresh muffins, yoghurts, sliced cantaloupe melon and fruits. I think some of the other guests would have preferred something more substantial but this is what you usually get in Europe so we didn't mind.
The owner of the inn, Henri, was friendly and unobtrusive. Originally from Brooklyn, he told us how he used to be a frequent guest at Twin Gables and bought the place because he loved it so much - and you can really tell. I have pretty modernist tastes but fully appreciate the care and attention to detail which have gone into maintaining the character of this house. I really enjoyed my stay and should I ever get the chance to pass through Woodstock again would love to stay here again.
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