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November 1st: My Favorite Heiresses: A Bevy of Bostwicks latest post in the Blog

October 5th: Minding Your Mannerism in Italian Gardens latest post in the Inconsonant Gardener

September 21: A Couple of Cooperstown House Histories the latest post in the House Journal

August 29th Nostalgia: The Agony and Ecstasy of Sumer Mornings in Wilber Park latest post in the BlogJuly 29th:  Nostalgia: Go-go Girls and My Hometown's Brief Flirtation with Modernism- latest post in the Blog

June 4th: The Tales They Tell Part 4: Staatsburgh, A palace for the Pretender to the Throne latest post in the House Journal

April 30thth: The Tales They Tell Part 3: Wilderstein, Genteel Poverty and Intermittent Fertility Provide for Perfect Preservation latest post in the House Journal

May April 17th: The Tales Tey Tell Part 2: Montgomery Place, A Classical Confection latest post in the House Journal

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A historic home, ten year project and occassional rental property located in the heart of the Hudson Valley.

I purchased Schoolfield in 1998, and it has a been a joy and a trial to own ever since. I have found the best way to enjoy the place now is to share it with others. For those who enjoy having a good old-fashioned, elcectic quirky experiece, one can stay as a bed and barely breakfast guest.   Schoolfield may also be rented in its entirety for vacations or weekends when available.  I don't run the place as a buttoned-up inn by any stretch of the imagination. It's more like staying at a slightly eccentric reatives or friends for the weekend. Definitiely not for the 40 channel cable, central air conditioning lovng types!   Please see the Contact & Rental Rates page for more details.

This site serves as a resource for guests, friends, and people interested in the area.  It will acquaint you with the history of the place, stories of my time living here, renovation projects and misadventures, chronicle the evolution of the house and grounds over the seasons, as well as my favorite things going around in the area.  It will also delve into some of my favorite topics - gardens, architecture, travel etc .  

The Local Links area on the right hand side of this page has a Business and Services section will guide you to nearby places to eat, shop and other goods and services.  The SitesAttractions and Things to do link will direct you to interesting walks, activites, museums and parks in the area.

The ABOUT PAGE features a gallery of pictures of the house and gardens, as well as a section on the history of my home, and information on the town it is located in.

 April Daffodils

Red Sunset over Schoolfield