Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The small town of Hyde Park, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley, known for its spectacular fall foliage, is conveniently located only 90 minutes from New York City and 84 miles from Albany. Hyde Park and surrounding area boast a great diversity of attractions, such as the renowned Culinary Institute of America, the Franklin Roosevelt Home, Eleanor Roosevelt Historic Site, the Mansion of Fredrick Vanderbilt, the Great Estates region and much more. You will also find plenty of places to go antique shopping, hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing and cross-country skiing. Other attractions include pick-your-own orchards, wineries, gardens and river cruising.
Le Petit Chateau Inn is located one-half mile from the Culinary Institute of America in lovely Hyde Park, nestled in the country, le Petit Chateau Inn is convenient to major cities, historic villages, the train station and airports. Culinary Institute of America Chefs do all the cooking and baking. They also welcome and greet the guests!
Guests experience impromptu cooking lessons during breakfast from our morning Chef. Our evening chefs give a casual food demonstration in the afternoon while they prepare fresh baked goods for the breakfast. The inn serves Artisinal Cheese Plates from Hudson Valley purveyors and Afternoon Refreshments. The innkeepers can make restaurant reservations for you.
Disappointed that the CIA is closed when you want to visit? Don’t be! Hyde Park and it’s nearby villages Rhinebeck and New Paltz boasts at least ten CIA owned and staffed restaurants. Our Culinary Getaways offer one-hour Gourmand classes any day of the week.