Glenmere Mansion

About Glenmere Mansion

Image from the interior of of the lobby looking out into the courtyard.

History

Glenmere was built in 1911 as the country retreat of industrialist Robert Goelet. He commissioned the leading architects of the day, Carrère and Hastings, to create an Italianate mansion reminiscent of the villas of Tuscany that had enchanted him in his travels. Goelet perched the opulent mansion on a hilltop overlooking Glenmere Lake amid thousands of acres of land that he purchased at the turn of the century. Beatrix Jones Farrand, America’s first major female landscape architect, was called upon to create the incomparable Glenmere Gardens, much of which remains today.

The Mansion

Glenmere was originally fashioned as a 35-room Tuscan villa with a central open cortile and majestic interior details, including marble-columned porticoes and sweeping interior and exterior staircases. A painstaking restoration now returns Glenmere to its original magnificence, with flowing rooms and broad terraces all centered on the refurbished cortile. Original architectural details have been preserved throughout, and the landscape once more offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills and tranquil Glenmere Lake. The formal gardens are a particular delight. Today, Glenmere is a luxury escape, ready to host the contemporary guest in modern comfort while offering an irresistible opportunity to turn back the pages of time to a more graceful, gracious way of living.

The Gardens

A world-class sanctuary for the senses, the Gardens at Glenmere, comprising the estate’s original 150 acres, are destined to become a modern tribute to traditional Italian gardens, with terraced vistas, numerous fountains, and a chic pool pavilion.

Originally designed by Beatrix Farrand, America’s first female landscape architect, Glenmere’s meadows and gardens provide a private, secluded retreat. The estate’s lower gardens, once a Farrand masterpiece, are scheduled to undergo a major restoration of her original design.

Dining

The Supper Room

Glenmere’s intimate dining room for unforgettable evenings. Candlelit tables sparkle among a collection of antiques and modern furnishings, surrounded by custom-made, hand-painted eglomise panels depicting the hills of Tuscany. Magnificent French doors open onto a broad terrace for fine weather, while a massive Italianate fireplace is center-stage for cooler nights. The finest local ingredients are featured here, along with the treasures of Glenmere’s wine cellar.

Click here to view the menu for Supper Room.

Click here to view the Supper Room Dessert menu.

Wine Series Dinner Menus

Click here to view the Wine Series Dinner Calendar

Click here to view the Wine menu for May 23rd.

Click here to view the Wine menu for May 30th.

Click here to view the Wine menu for June 6th.

Click here to view the Wine menu for June 13th.

Breakfast

8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday 12-3 p.m.

Dinner

Thursday - Saturday

2 seatings: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


The China Room

This warm and intimate room is the perfect place for family celebrations, reunions with old friends and magical evenings with the best of company. Guests may order from the Supper Room menu, or with advance notice, a special menu can be created.

Click here to view the Afternoon Tea menu.


Frogs End

Our cozy tavern is a perfect spot to hide away with a book or chat over a game of chess. Full bar

service, light lunch fare, and informal evening meals are available here, to be enjoyed by the light

of the fireplace (limited seasonally).

Click here to view the Frogs End Tavern menu.

Click here to view the Frogs End Tavern Dessert menu.

Lunch and Dinner

Monday - Saturday

11 a.m. - 9p.m.

Sunday

3 p.m. - 9p.m.


The Cortile

Glenmere’s open central Cortile, with its arcaded marble staircase, makes for incomparable celebrations under the sky. The Cortile offers both lunch and dinner, or it can be reserved for a small cocktail reception, an intimate dinner party, or a customized wine tasting with our sommelier.

The Spa at Glenmere

To contact the Spa directly for services call 845.469.1939 or email spareception@glenmeremansion.com

Sumptuous surroundings, savory food, silky wines and the glamour of a bygone era are the soul of the Glenmere experience.

Likewise, The Spa at Glenmere Mansion reflects the luxury and opulence of the Gilded Age offering guests a splendid respite from today’s frenetic world.

Our spa indulges every sense, lavishing guests with exclusive bespoke services collected from around the globe. The finest products, ancient healing traditions and modern techniques come together to offer what may be the perfect spa experience.

Services are performed in beautifully appointed suites featuring a private restroom, changing and vanity area, steam shower, soaking tub and treatment area.

Our lavish duet suite boasts side-by-side soaking tubs and treatment tables, allowing guests to partake in most of our services with a friend or loved one.

Each of our rituals include pre-or-post-treatment tapas and a selection of organic teas, juices or water infusions in our Relaxation Library.

The foundation of The Spa at Glenmere Mansion is our stunning Carrara marble Bath House and Hammam.

Here, we have gathered our favorite water therapies from around the world including an Herbal Steam Room, Dry Heat Sauna, Stimulating Swiss Shower, Cool Mist Room, Aqua Massage Vitality Pool and Warm Marble Bellystone.

Glenmere Penthouse

Image of the penthouse, with a fireplace and comfortable plush couched sitted next to brigh windows.

To book this suite please call us at 845-469-1900

The pièce de résistance, Glenmere’s most marvelous accommodation. Nearly 1,250 square feet perched atop the mansion, with commanding views in every direction. Private elevator access leads guests to a two-bedroom/two-bath suite with two working fireplaces including one in the master bath (limited seasonally) and one decorative fireplace, a large formal living room, dining area, butler’s bar, and expansive private terrace. The ample rooms flow together easily, combining an overall sense of refinement and comfort with a touch of the contemporary.

Goelet Suite

An image of one of the main bathroom, covered in marble tile from floor to ceiling.

To book this suite please call us at 845-469-1900

Expansive. Extraordinary. Overlooking the formal parterre gardens, with a large private terrace, offering three bedrooms, three baths, and no fewer than three fireplaces (limited seasonally). Panoramic views of Lake Glenmere.

The Duchess Suite

An image of one of the bedrooms, a bed with white linens sits across from a fireplace and seating area.

To book this suite please call us at 845-469-1900

Once the private rooms of Mr. Goelet’s sister, the Duchess of Roxburghe, this beautiful two-bedroom suite lies just off the Grand Staircase, overlooking the front of the mansion. Sumptuous master-bath, large gas fireplace (limited seasonally), and a perfect Juliette balcony.

Farrand Suite

Image of the main bedroom, a bed sits next to the main windows. The room is light and airy.

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Named for Glenmere’s original landscape architect, Beatrix Jones Farrand, this two-bedroom/

two-bath suite has a private foyer and direct, sunny views of the formal gardens from each bedroom.

The Ogden Suite

An image of one of the bedrooms, a bed with white linens with a purple seating at the end of the bed.

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On the main floor of the mansion, this three-bedroom/three-bath suite boasts a beautiful gas fireplace (limited seasonally) in the master bedroom, your own private garden, and utter seclusion.

Superior Rooms

A bed sits across from a fireplace and the flatscreen TV. The mantle above the fireplace has two mounted bullhorns sitting on either side of the television.

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Gracious bedrooms, many with fireplaces (limited seasonally) and terraces, featuring king or queen bedding. Estate or garden views.

Junior Rooms

A white linen bed sits in the middle of a light and airy room. Windowed french doors lead to an exterior balcony.

To book this suite please call us at 845-469-1900

Spacious and elegant, Glenmere’s Vanderbilt and Princess junior suites offer grand bedrooms with kingsize beds and large seating areas. Spacious bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs. All junior suites offer fireplaces (limited seasonally) and marvelous views of the Glenmere Estate.

Deluxe Rooms

Image of a bedroom, filled with a large white linen bed and a fireplace.

To book this suite please call us at 845-469-1900

Glenmere’s most intimate accommodations are charming and romantic. Luxurious marble baths and indirect views.

Contact

Glenmere Mansion

Address

634 Pine Hill Road
Chester, NY10918

Phone

(845) 469-1900

Fax

(845) 469-1919

Hours

Monday: 24 hours
Tuesday: 24 hours
Wednesday: 24 hours
Thursday: 24 hours
Friday: 24 hours
Saturday:24 hours
Sunday:24 hours