FARM TO PILLOW: Upstate New York Bed and Breakfast Offers ‘Pie on Pillow’ Turndown Service
Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast in Salisbury Mills is taking farm to pillow top amid prime pie season
Move over chocolate mint, you’re just too boring. At theCaldwell House Bed and Breakfast in Salisbury Mills, New York, it’s a miniature pie using locally-sourced ingredients that rests atop a pillow waiting to be discovered by guests as part of the inn’s nightly ‘Pie on Pillow’ turndown service. And to be clear, it’s not just any pie – this fall, the inn’s got farm-fresh produce, a reduced carbon footprint, and a pie-making schedule to keep.
“We wanted to take the success from last year’s ‘sweet dreams’ turndown service and up the ante,” said Dena Finneran, who co-owns the bed and breakfast with her husband, John. “Anyone can do a chocolate mint or a store-bought pie but we wanted to offer something surprising and exclusive to our region during the fall, when pie season is in full swing.”
Mrs. Finneran, a culinary artist with a cookbook on the way, makes every miniature pie herself using seasonal fruits from the nearby Blooming Hill Farm, Grove, Soon Orchard, Roe’s Orchard, and Jones Farm for the filling. The inn has put together a two-month ‘Pie on Pillow’ Calendar for September/October 2015 of its miniature culinary treats but guests who call ahead may request their favorite pie for pre-slumber bliss.
*Mini pies subject to change based on availability/seasonality of ingredients
About Caldwell House
The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast is a 14 room multi-award winning member of the prestigious Select Registry and Diamond Collection groups of Inns. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley– close to the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Storm King Arts Center, Brotherhood Winery (and many of the Shawangunk Wine Trail Wineries), and the Woodbury Premium Outlet Mall. Some of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful hiking/biking trails are within walking or easy driving distance. Built in 1802, this historic inn is full of many original features, antiques and original paintings, as well as modern amenities. Each guest room includes its own private full bath (several with Jacuzzi tub for two), smart TVs with Netflix/Hulu, free Wi-Fi Internet access, individual room temperature controls, iPads and more. The property sits on approximately 8 immaculately manicured acres.
The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast is located at 25 Orrs Mills Road, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. To make a reservation call 1-800-210-5565 or visit www.caldwellhouse.com. Also at:facebook.com/CaldwellHouseBandB