Day Five: The Rain in Spain

Today we visited some lovely houses and ate gorgeous meals and blah blah blah you get the point. Here’s the photos!

We started at Wilderstein, a charming non-profit run almost entirely by volunteers. Their devotion to the house was palpable and the collection was expertly maintained.

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The house was painted red, green, and purple; an atrocious sounding combination that was actually quite lovely.

We carried on to a private home nearby called Rokeby, built in 1811.

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In the afternoon we visited Edgewater, another private home cared for by Dick Jenrette and his wonderful staff. Completed in 1825, the Greek Revival home boasts immaculately restored interiors, a huge collection of Duncan Phyfe furniture, and some of the hardiest climbing hydrangea I have ever laid eyes on.

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Tonight is a free night in Rhinebeck. Any suggestions?

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