VanWinkle Inn
est. 1830

Visit Our Enchanting Bed and Breakfast in Greenville, NY

We hear that word quite often. We ask our guests what enthralls them the most and it's never just one thing..."It's so charmingly beautiful"..."we feel as though we stepped back in time"..."the beds are divine - I could have slept all day" guest threatened to take the bed home on top of of her car. Others can't seem to leave the front porch, while some are captivated by the elegant decor of the mountain loding.

Our historic inn was built during the 1820's while Isaiah Robbins and his sons lived in the log cabin, which is now the Lillian Suite.  The house and the store were completed in 1830 and became the epicenter of the property procured by Wm. Van Rensselaer in a grant from the East Indies Trading Company and the King of England. This storefront was the mercantile, hardware and supply center for the entire area and later added the post office and gas station for the area. The house was later purchased by the Palmer family in 1911 and remained in that family until Bert and I purchased the property in 2010. The house began its swift return to its glory the very next day.

Each part of the house and cottage has been restored back to the style and grandeur of the stately Georgian era....but with all the important modern day nuances....such as the fireplace that we returned to the parlor.  It had been removed when the previous owner felt that steam was avant-garde. Friends, children, neighbors and of course our contractor, helped us bring the house back to its original beauty. It was a crazy, chaotic time but with their positive attitudes and help we managed to finish and open in 5 months. Notably, when the Palmer family descendants came to see the Inn finished, they told us the house felt 'Happy'.

Nowadays, mornings here at the Inn begin with gourmet breakfasts created by Holly, served with delicious coffee and fruit plates...then off you go to spend your day in the foothills of the Catskills. Hike our country roads or head to the majestic mountains to climb the passes; fish the some of the finest trout streams in the state only feet from the front door! Head over to the farm and visit the Alpacas.  We have babies (known as Cria)!! Say hi to the neighbors horses and goat. Go antiquing or shopping in town, or get wild and head over to the ranch and saddle up a horse for a ride. Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled with the number of challenging and beautiful championship courses only minutes from our doorstep! Take a few moments to view this video link of just a few of those incredible courses awaiting your arrival when you come and stay with us at VanWinkle Inn!

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Chipped, Tarnished, and Torn 

This year our guests will get a big kick out of our 'sister' store on the grounds of VanWinkle Inn.  Merchants, Ray and Charlie have really done a wonderful job of bringing their vision of "Chipped, Tarnished, and Torn"  to new heights and direction!  The store has something for everyone from the collector, to the "re-purposer", to those looking for vintage clothing, historic documents, vintage furniture, mid century lighting, estate jewelery, persian rugs, and I could go on and on and on........  If you don't see it, just ask!!  Get on Ray's dream list!  He will find that special something  for you as he does for scores of his satisfied customers from coast to coast.  The man is amazing and Charlie is the buyer's buyer!  You HAVE to come visit.  Best yet????  As a guest of the VanWinkle Inn Holly and Bert GIVE you a $10 gift certificate to spend during your first visit to  Chipped, Tarnished and Torn!!  Trust us, you won't be disappointed,  It's just hard to pull yourself away from the store while browsing through all the interesting items!  Come indulge yourself.  It is a shopping experience like none you have experienced before.  We promise! 


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