The Pawling House Bed and Breakfast is celebrating its tenth anniversary. First opening its doors to guests on September 16, 2007, the business has proudly provided lodging and hospitality to visitors from all parts of the world. This month commemorates the first year under the stewardship of new owner Rosalinda Weiner, who welcomed her first guests last year.
The Pawling House has five distinct rooms for lodging, each featuring tasteful antique décor, while still providing modern amenities. It was constructed in 1799, and fully renovated in 2007. The house retains an old fashioned charm, even featuring original colonial glass panes in some of the windows. Guests can enjoy flat screen TVs, Posturepedic mattresses, and Monarch Cypress bathrobes, as well as air conditioning and Wi-Fi. The common area features a coffee and tea bar, refrigerator, and the home’s original working stone fireplace, as well as pastries, fruit, and snacks.
One of the establishment’s most lauded features is breakfast. “I love people, and I love cooking,” says Rosalinda Weiner. “It’s a full three-course breakfast that can cater to any dietary restrictions.” Weiner is not only the proprietor; she also prepares the lavish meal. The first course typically includes one of Weiner’s specialties, the salpicon de frutas. This dish consists of a medley of fresh fruits prepared a day in advance to let the flavors blend together. The second course typically features a rotating selection of blueberry popovers, French toast, or pancakes with apple, berries, chocolate, banana or sweet potato. The final course serves eggs in various styles and a choice of breakfast meat. The Pawling House has an on-site garden, so many of the herbs and tomatoes used to prepare the breakfast dishes are picked fresh. The establishment attempts to use organic ingredients whenever possible, and can accommodate all manner of special dietary restrictions, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free.
Located at 105 West Main Street, the Pawling House offers a quiet, wooded setting that allows its guests to take advantage of the attractions of Pawling and the surrounding Hudson Valley. Many guests attend performances at nearby Daryl’s House Club. (Pawling House offers a 20% discount on a second night’s stay for those attending a show at Daryl’s House.) Patrons also book their stays during many of the local events, including the Dutchess County Balloon Festival and the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest. The bed and breakfast has also seen its share of hikers seeking a rest from their journey on the Appalachian Trail. “I have a soft spot for hikers,” says Weiner. “It’s all about creating a personal relationship with people.”
Wedding season is always a popular time at the B&B, and many patrons book rooms to visit students at Trinity-Pawling School. Through the years, there have been guests from across the U.S. as well as Canada, Argentina, Australia, and the Netherlands.
When Rosalinda Weiner purchased The Pawling House last year, she set out to continue the tradition of welcoming hospitality established by the previous owners. Under her direction, the Bed & Breakfast has expanded its operation to be open seven days a week, and has promoted partnerships with countless local events in Dutchess County and the Harlem Valley. Weiner operates the business with a small staff, including her son, who handles accounting and finance, her husband, who maintains the property at its best, and her daughter who manages social media.
Above all, Rosalinda Weiner and her family staff enjoy providing a memorable and comfortable experience for their guests, many of which return often. “It’s a very exciting business,” Weiner explains. “Like our slogan says: We want guests to come as strangers and leave as friends.” For booking and more information, please visit PawlingHouse.com, or call (845) 855-3851.