Monday, December 22, 2008

A Winter Fairy Land

We finally had a nice picturesque snow! We got about 8 inches on Friday and another 8 inches on Sunday. It was wonderfully fluffy and light - which is great when you are clearing walkways with a shovel!

I took these pictures on Sunday. It was so quiet as I walked across the street to take the pictures of the front of the inn. Every noise was hushed by the snow.

The shot below is looking towards the carriage house from driveway by the main inn.

The lighting is still gray and overcast in these photos, but as I was out clearing the walkways around the carriage house (yet again) on Sunday, the clouds suddenly parted to reveal a brilliant blue sky. It was absolutely stunning. I had to pause and just drink in the sight. I quickly finished the clearing and ran in to get my camera to try to capture this awesome sight, but just at that moment some inn guests arrived and by the time that they were checked in and everything squared away, the blue sky was dimming. Sigh. I'll have to try to catch it again some other time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

History of the Inn

This post will be used to tell you about the history of the inn.

Shop Til You Drop

Greenville Booksmith: Books, Espresso Drinks, Gifts, and More

They have a wonderful selection of books, plus a small cafe where you can get espresso drinks and pastries to enjoy while reading your new book! They also offer free wireless access.

The Greenville Booksmith is located just a short walk away from the Greenville Arms.

Good Eats - Local Dining Adventures

Fish & Game - Hudson, NY

About the Innkeepers

The Greenville Arms 1889 Inn is owned and operated by Kim and Mark LaPolla.

We arrived in Greenville, NY on New Year's Eve 2004 excited to begin our latest adventure as innkeepers and hosts of the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops.


The moving van and our daughter arrived a week later (along with the first snow of the season) and the fun began.

Our first guest arrived January 15th and we immediately jumped into the role of innkeepers.

I took on the role of breakfast chef (my favorite meal), along with the duties of office manager, art workshop director, and a host of other tasks.


Mark became the executive chef and discovered he had a flare for creating exciting and unique dishes.


The other members of our family include Hudson, our Dalmatian and Bree, our Rhodesian Ridgeback.