Craft House Client, Troutbeck, Debuts with New Ownership



Storied property carries on its 250-year legacy, offering sincere hospitality in bucolic setting

AMENIA, NY (October 16, 2017) – Troutbeck, a historic and enchanting country estate located in the vibrant Hudson Valley region, has officially debuted phase one of its three-phase renovation. Its stone-clad Manor House features 17 guestrooms and suites, livings spaces, bar, farm-to-table dining room, and meticulously-crafted guest programs and amenities. A total of 33 guestrooms and suites will be available by early November. Following an extensive restoration by Champalimaud Design, Troutbeck is once again a gathering place for conversation, food, art, activities and cultural discourse, offering honest hospitality to both locals and travelers alike.

“For over 250 years Troutbeck has consistently been both refuge and inspiration to remarkable figures significant in the matters of arts, letters and social justice; a place where great minds have convened to converse and create. The re-animated Troutbeck uses all of that history as precedent and preface, offering again a place for the romantic and the curious, for the outdoorsman and the entrepreneur. It is a country house open to all, designed for how we work, socialize and play, today.” says owner, Anthony Champalimaud.


Situated on 45 bucolic acres in Amenia, NY, Troutbeck is the gateway to upstate New York’s cultural, culinary and creative corridor. Located in the vibrant Hudson Valley, two hours from Manhattan by car or by train from Grand Central Terminal to Wassaic via Metro North. Nearby, Stewart International Airport offers access to both domestic and International flights to Europe and Canada. Troutbeck is surrounded by 5,000 acres of activated wilderness known for its outdoor activities including cycling, skiing, fishing and hiking. Guests can easily access Mohawk Mountain, Catamount, Lime Rock Race Track, the Appalachian Trail, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, a plethora of farmers markets, and, in addition, shopping in picturesque Millbrook, Millerton, Kent, and Sharon. For those looking to mingle on property, guests have access to two tennis courts, a seasonal outdoor pool with bar and grill service as well as picnic lunches upon request.



Dating back to 1765, the serene property has served as a beloved retreat and gathering place for distinguished guests including storied figures such as Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ernest Hemmingway, Lewis Mumford, Governor Teddy Roosevelt and naturalist John Burroughs. Troutbeck was also an integral component to the civil liberties movement, hosting Sinclair Lewis, W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall and Langston Hughes. Former owner Colonel Joel Spingarn is among the founders of the NAACP and established the eponymous Spingarn Medal, awarded annually by the NAACP still today. Troutbeck continues to tell a compelling story by melding inspiration from its extraordinary legacy with a modern and considerate approach to design, service, food and amenities.



An official member of Design Hotels, Troutbeck has been thoughtfully restored by luxury interiors extraordinaire, Alexandra Champalimaud, who preserved many of the original design features that contribute to the property’s charm (e.g. original stone and wood floors, enchanting mantles, unique spatial architecture) while invigorating spaces with a layer of contemporary character and eclecticism. Each room showcases its own personality through a variety of rich color schemes along with an assortment of hand-selected furniture and fixtures to resemble a home that’s been curated over the course of a lifetime. For optimum comfort, all guestrooms feature king-sized beds adorned with luxurious Frette Linens accompanied by Frette bathrobes and slippers.


Troutbeck’s dining spaces showcase locally-sourced, farm-to-table fare from the surrounding Hudson Valley. Accommodating 76 guests, The Dining Room features a collection of leather-clad, crescent-shaped booths in addition to a grand fireside farm table. Attached to the main dining area is an intimate, copper-topped bar concocting classic libations with regionally distilled spirits and brews. For guests looking for a late-night bite, The Pantry offers a selection of gourmet bites made in-house and available 24 hours.



Indoor private event spaces range from a 3,5000 square-foot Ballroom and bar with capacity for 250 people, seated, to intimate 850-square foot, 500-square foot and 200-square foot Gallery, Sunroom and Gun Room spaces. Outdoor event spaces are flexible and relaxed, ranging from the rustic, tin roof, Pole Barn with capacity for 150, the 1916 Walled Garden or the Pool Deck & Grill with additional capacity for 150 people. Numerous tent sites nestled within the beautiful landscape are also available.

Entry level guestroom prices start at $295-$355. Suites begin at $785 - $856. For more information, please visit



Homesteaded in the mid-1700’s, Troutbeck is an enchanting estate, country inn and tavern located two hours north of New York City. Operating as a living house, the property has an illustrious history having once served as a cultural hub for literary greats such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau in addition to housing Myron B. Benton, a poet-naturalist and later, Joel Spingarn, one of the first leaders of the NAACP. With nods to its past, the property has resurfaced as a humble meeting space for the creative class through rotating art, local partnerships and honest hospitality. Located in the vibrant Hudson Valley area, known for its outdoor activities including bike riding, skiing, and hiking, the property is set to become a place for conversation, food, art, activities and cultural discourse, attracting cultured and active guests.


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Jill DeSantis
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