A Room with a View in Upstate NY by

Issue 79 · Made in America · July 1, 2013

A Room with a View in Upstate NY

Issue 79 · Made in America · July 1, 2013

Justus Kempthorne and Inez Valk-Kempthorne, who fled Manhattan a while back, make a good team: He's a carpenter and cabinetmaker, and she's a chef/caterer. When they refurbished an 1860s house in the Northwestern Catskills and opened Table on Ten, it was cause for celebration. Now, there are two rooms at the inn, and weekend visitors from NYC can stay overnight after a dinner at the cafe.

"The two upstairs bedrooms echo the atmosphere and aesthetic of the cafe," the couple says. "By staying with us, you become a de facto member of the community that congregates downstairs; venture down and enjoy the food (gathered from local farms, dairies and producers), join in a workshop, browse around the microshop, or just sit, drink coffee, read or work at your laptop."

For bookings, go to Cozy Room Above Table on Ten or Attic Above Table on Ten at Airbnb.

Photographs by Torkil Stavdal.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: The second floor bedroom features a handmade queen-size bed and north and east facing windows.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: Pillows made from reclaimed grain sacks.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: A wall-mounted shelf serves as a small desk.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: Lilacs from the garden.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: The walls are painted a deep dark gray.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: In the bath, original fixtures and fittings add to the humble feel.

Table on Ten bathtub

Above: A vintage bathtub painted slate gray.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: The stairwell leading to the attic bedroom.

Table on Ten attic bedroom

Above: Under the eaves.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: The biggest room is the entire attic floor of the building, with windows on all sides. Some look out on the life of the village, the others at the hills.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: The king-size bed is made from reclaimed wood.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: Vintage hangers.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: Striped cotton curtains.

Table on Ten B & B

Above: A peeled tree branch serves as hand rail.


 

 



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