A couple of weeks ago on our way to New York for Alt Summit, Meredith and I finally had the chance to stay at the Bedford Post Inn, easily one of the first places I ever remember Meredith telling me she wanted to visit. Why it took us so long to book a stay is beyond me, but after the reservations were made, it became pretty much the only thing Meredith would talk about in the days before the trip.
Located just outside of Bedford Village on Old Post Road, we highly recommend that you do as we did shortly after we arrived, and take a drive around the neighboring countryside. You’ll see the 500 year-old Bedford Oak, sweeping views of Cross River Reservoir, countless sprawling farms and stately homes, and a handful of quintessential colonial American downtowns. We made sure to spend some time in Bedford Village during our trip, having lunch on the Green from Bedford Gourmet, and browsing the shops in the tiny village.
Having a feel for its surroundings only seemed to reinforce the amazing parts of the Bedford Post Inn. The inn itself is one of the oldest original buildings in the area, and the architectural details and magnificently-well landscaped grounds perfectly blend with the surrounding countryside. With only eight rooms, the inn can’t help but exude a catered-to, exclusive atmosphere to its guests, and I’m certain that every room must give the same welcoming and comforting feeling that ours did. Meredith fell in love with the exposed beams and warm feel of our bedroom (enough to make a Pinterest board inspired by them), and the heated floors, clawfoot tub, and massive walk-in shower of our bathroom could’ve easily won over even the wariest of travelers.
During our all-to-brief stay, we made sure to take a hike on the inn’s trails (there are also a number of other trails in the immediate area if you have a little more time), relax by the fountain, and enjoy a delicious dinner from the Barn (one of the two restaurants on the inn’s property). It was an amazing experience with the only downside being our own schedules and the lack of time to extend our stay.