Photo courtesy of INNESS
In idyllic Ulster County, the property invites visitors to relax in the countryside, on the organic farm and orchard, in the spa or in the restaurant.
What if we tell you your dream vacation is right here in the Hudson Valley?
No, it’s not too good to be true. Thanks to Inness, nestled in the charming heart of Ulster County, Accord is a haven of food, golf, shopping and relaxation.
Inness, slated to open in the summer of 2021, has already caused a stir on its state-of-the-art nine-hole golf course, designed by acclaimed golf architects King-Collins Golf, the same team that developed world-class Sweetens Cove in Tennessee. In contrast to conventional 18-hole courses, the Inness is primarily about enjoying sports. The rules are minimal, scoring is optional and fun on the flowing greens is encouraged.
Golf, of course, is only part of the experience on the 225 acre property that calls itself the “intimate Country Refuge and Member Club” in the Hudson Valley. During the brainstorming of the room concept, the partners Taavo Somer, the restaurateur and architect of the Hotel Kinsley in Kingston, the Designer Post Company (formerly Studio Tack) and the development team CBSK Ironstate and Lee Pollock imagined an environment that could offer a break from urban life . Inness now lives in Ulster County and invites locals and townspeople alike to escape and relax on the beautiful, curated property.
From the ground up, the destination embraces a duality of cultivation and natural freedom. Landscape designer Miranda Brooks oversees the thoughtful harmony between these two aesthetics, creating a peaceful ethos that visitors can enjoy.
Since Inness is a hideaway, it only makes sense that the property have a hotel that visitors can stay at. The hotel makes the most of the Inness countryside with 28 cabins and a 12 room farmhouse available for booking Hudson Valley tours. Both the cottages and the farmhouse are inspired by the area’s Dutch colonial architecture, along with the natural aesthetic that defines the entire valley.
From the hotel, guests of the Inness can jump over the property at will. When it comes to shopping, The Outfitter is a treat for year-round adventures. The storefront is a retail cooperation between Somer, Michael Williams of ACL Golf and the Brooklyn-based brand Adsum and offers everything visitors need for golfing, skating or cross-country skiing in the Hudson Valley.
For those who long for a place to breathe, the pools and spa await. Inness has not one, but two pools on the property, one outside the farmhouse for private use by hotel guests and the other near the Event Barn for club members and events. The spa will open later in 2021 and will be a combination of indoor and outdoor areas with private treatment rooms that combine idyllic views with relaxing packages.
As for the foodie, visitors to Inness have a plethora of attractions to choose from. The Farm Shop is the right place for breakfast and light snacks. It is located in the center of Inness and is right next to a three acre organic farm and orchard. Inside, guests can take away coffee, pastries and treats, fresh fruit and vegetables, or supplies and treats for the day. After commissioning, the farm will supply the restaurant (and catering program) on site. The restaurant with 100 seats in two rooms is open to the public, Inness members and hotel guests, which makes it a great destination for meeting friends or for a bite to eat after a game of golf. The menu includes a farm-to-table focus and seasonal ingredients, as well as meals cooked on the outdoor smokers and grills in the warmer months.
With so much to do on site (did we mention tennis?), Inness is a popular destination for both Hudson Valleyites and visitors to the area. That’s why it offers guest and member experiences to ensure there is something for everyone. The golf course and the restaurant are open to the public (with a day pass) as well as to members and hotel guests. The pools and spa are open to members and hotel guests. In addition to all-inclusive access, members can benefit from discounted hotel rooms, special tee times, restaurant dinner reservations, access to events and shopping discounts.
Golf in Inness is currently open to the public, and tee times can be booked online. The hotel will debut in July 2021, with the spa opening scheduled for later in 2021.
10 Banks Street, Accord