When Thomas Holy Suckley purchased a stunning plot of land along the riverfront back in 1852, he had a vision for building a residency that paid homage to the natural beauty the Hudson River Valley was known for. The building’s exterior originally took on the look of an Italian Villa, while the home’s interiors were designed by the now-famous Joseph Burr Tiffany.
Visitors to this iconic home just in the heart of the Hudson Valley will be able to journey through time as they walk through the picturesque hallways of this well-preserved destination. The interiors showcase some of the best of early American design and the grounds offer up one of the most breathtaking romantic landscapes in the Valley.
In addition to exploring the Wilderstein’s beautiful interiors, travelers can also check out the network of trails, walkways and carriage routes that wind through some 40-acres of land. Although tours of the home are available between May and October only, the grounds are open year-round from 9am-4pm and are free of charge to walk.
The Wilderstein is located at 330 Morton Road in Rhinebeck, New York. It is accessible via Amtrak from New York City by taking the train from Penn Station to Rhinecliff-Kingston Station. The historic site is about 1.5 miles from the train station. Tour season is May through October, Thursday through Sunday. Entrance is $11 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.