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In the Press

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Northern Lights Studio — Jon H. Davis & Iris Books — World Travel and Culture, Articles, October, 2017

Restoring Hope: The Roosevelts in Hyde Park | Read article online

The Boston Globe - April 2013

“Tank Away” "Culinary delights and presidential might in Hyde Park, N.Y.”
Read article online

New York Magazine
Travel, October 1, 2010

The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan – Admire Blazing Fall Foliage in Poughkeepsie
By Elizabeth Cline | Read article online

Time Out New York, August 9, 2010

The Best Foodie Vacations
Pack your knives for these local gastro getaways.
By Jordana Rothman | Read article online

off Manhattan (The New Yorker's green Travel Guide), May 3, 2010

Culinary Getaways Near NYC by Allison Tibaldi | Read article online


Les jardins de l'Hudson by Isabelle Fougere | Read article online

Northeast Weekender, May 2007

B&B's with Charm in Hyde Park by Corinne

photo of le Petit Chateau Inn"In the town of Hyde Park, a mere stone's throw from the Culinary Institute of America, there sets an inn designed for gourmets, aficionados of fine food, and wine devotees. Le Petit Chateau shines as an establishment that boasts of more than just a pleasant room and solitude. They deliver full and hearty gourmet breakfasts prepared by CIA students who know their stuff. La Chatelaine (inn keeper) Valerie Hail is exactly who you'd want to meet in this environment. As a former French wine saleswoman she has designed the old farmhouse around the classic wine growing regions of France. The large and comfortable two story restored farmhouse is a reflection of her energetic persona, with the calm one needs to recharge their batteries. Le Petit Chateau affords visitors not only an optional gourmet package for a meal beyond breakfast, but classes in basic meal preparation and more, by the advanced culinary students. Wines are, of course, available and once a month guest vintners from around the world present their products for pairing with foods. The house is enlivened even further by its bright and airy character. Guest accommodations on the first floor are available but the building is not yet wheelchair accessible."

Tripadvisor.com, January 15, 2007

Traveler rating: 4.0 of 5 stars
Hyde Park: Le Petit Chateau Inn: "Le Petit Chateau - A wonderful B&B"
Review by: VeronaNJtraveler, Verona, NJ

"This B&B is about a quarter mile from the Culinary Institute and a mile from the Roosevelt Center. A perfect location for Hyde Park. The owner, is friendly and helpful and gave a great recommendation for dinner at a local restaurant. The owner worked in the wine industry and has a wine tasting group once a month. We were invited to join the group and this was a nice extra to a wonderful trip. Breakfast is cooked by Culinary Institute students who live above the garage behind the inn. There is wine and cheese available in the afternoon. The inn is very comfortable and has very nice common areas."

Discerning Traveler, December 2006

“Four rooms named after French wine regions, a renovated 100 –year-old farmhouse with all amenities..the Inn serves vegetarian meals and uses organic products, including soaps and detergents.”

Montreal Gazette, September 2006

“Conveniently located to the Culinary Institute of America, located on tranquil forty acres, CIA chefs prepare gourmet breakfast..”

Ladue News, Fall 2006

“Charming luxury Inn which provides wine, a cheese and fruit plate, fresh fruit and home made cookies, one half mile from CIA…”

Time Out New York, June 2006

“Beautifully renovated circa 1900’s farmhouse, we stayed in the Champagne Suite…exquisite. CIA chefs prepare exceptional breakfast.”

Inside/Out, June 2006

“A magical farmhouse-cum-B & B that transports you from the Hudson Valley to the French wine country…”

Hudson Valley Business Journal, March 2006

“Entrepreneur brings French experience to Inn… don’t have to travel to Europe to get a sense of what it’s like to be in the French wine country…a stylish four bedroom luxury inn, dedicated to the appreciation and enjoyment of fine food and wine for overnight guests.."

Poughkeepsie Journal, August 2005

“A food and wine pairing place..Le Petit Chateau welcomes culinary tourism with Culinary Institute of America trained student chefs.”

Car & Travel, Automobile Club of New York, June 2005

“Each of the good-size rooms is named after a French wine region…I stayed in the Champagne Suite which featured a roomy bathroom and beautiful antique armoire."

Gay City News, April 2005

“When you want more than the Bare Essentials…”

Hudson Valley Magazine, 2005

“An inn that caters to the growing legions of foodies and wine connoisseurs… guests feel they are on vacation the moment they arrive”

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