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Inness: A Rustic, Design-Minded Retreat (with British Standard Kitchens) in Upstate New York

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Inness: A Rustic, Design-Minded Retreat (with British Standard Kitchens) in Upstate New York

November 5, 2021

You may be surprised—as we were—that this idyllic, design-forward property we’ve been following on Instagram is, in fact, a golf course. It just may be the best-looking one we’ve ever seen.

Inness, a rural retreat in Accord, New York, is situated in 225 acres and also has 28 cabins, a 12-bedroom farmhouse, a restaurant and clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis courts, hiking trails, an organic farm and farm shop, and, soon, a spa and wellness center. It’s the work of a slew of standout designers—restaurateur (and trained architect) Taavo Somer, landscape designer Miranda Brooks, and design studio Post Company, among others—and is named for the landscape painter George Inness.

Don’t let words like “clubhouse” dissuade you. The interiors are rustic and quiet, early American farmhouse meets Scandinavia—far removed from the country club aesthetic.

Take a look.

Photography by Adrian Gaut, courtesy of Inness.

Farmhouse

the land is &#8\2\20;cultivated meets wild,&#8\2\2\1; according to inne 9
Above: The land is “cultivated meets wild,” according to Inness. Somer and Post Company drew from the Catskills’ Dutch Colonial architecture in designing the minimal, utilitarian buildings, with early-American details like cedar shakes, divided-lite windows, and clapboard siding.
the entryway of the farmhouse, the hotel and main building. 10
Above: The entryway of the Farmhouse, the hotel and main building.
the farmhouse serves as a central gathering point for guests, with communal spa 11
Above: The Farmhouse serves as a central gathering point for guests, with communal spaces like a laid-back living area.
the kitchen is by british standard and is open for guest use. 12
Above: The kitchen is by British Standard and is open for guest use.
a dining room is fitted with ladder back chairs, a long communal table, and, as 13
Above: A dining room is fitted with ladder-back chairs, a long communal table, and, as a centerpiece, a towering arrangement of branches.
we particularly like this larder by plain english, a focal point in a coat of o 14
Above: We particularly like this larder by Plain English, a focal point in a coat of ochre paint.
the farmhouse also has a library and a game room, one of many old fashioned pur 15
Above: The Farmhouse also has a library and a game room, one of many old-fashioned pursuits on offer.
bedrooms in the farmhouse are filled with a mix of vintage and custom finds. 16
Above: Bedrooms in the Farmhouse are filled with a mix of vintage and custom finds.
some guest rooms have fireplaces and handcrafted canopy beds. 17
Above: Some guest rooms have fireplaces and handcrafted canopy beds.
a simple guest bath. 18
Above: A simple guest bath.
all rooms have mountain views. 19
Above: All rooms have mountain views.

Cabins

clean lined, blackened cabins—\28 in total—are tucked throughout the proper 20
Above: Clean-lined, blackened cabins—28 in total—are tucked throughout the property. Each is designed for longer, more independent stays, with a front porch, dining and sitting areas, and a fully stocked British Standard kitchenette.
one such cabin has pleated lampshades, frette linens, and a custom coverlet dra 21
Above: One such cabin has pleated lampshades, Frette linens, and a custom coverlet draped over the bed.
another cabin, with a room divider/headboard/bookshelf. we particularly like th 22
Above: Another cabin, with a room divider/headboard/bookshelf. We particularly like the artful window coverings, which can be stretched across the windows and affixed to the hook on the opposite side.
the room divider creates a small dining area on the other side. 23
Above: The room divider creates a small dining area on the other side.
kitchenettes come fully stocked with each cabin stay. the custom furniture and  24
Above: Kitchenettes come fully stocked with each cabin stay. The custom furniture and lighting was all made in collaboration with Roll & Hill.
a wood stove, for bundling up in colder weather. (the property also offers ice  25
Above: A wood stove, for bundling up in colder weather. (The property also offers ice skating and cross-country skiing.)

Clubhouse

the &#8\2\20;clubhouse&#8\2\2\1; is actually a farm to table restaurant 26
Above: The “clubhouse” is actually a farm-to-table restaurant that overlooks the organic farm.
also on offer: rush seat rockers and views of the landscape. 27
Above: Also on offer: rush-seat rockers and views of the landscape.

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