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Welcome to Schoolfield


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

I purchased Schoolfield in 1998, and have found the best way to enjoy the place is to share it with others. Visitors can stay as bed and breakfast guests, and Schoolfield may also be rented in its entirety for vacations or weekends.    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