Richard Gere owns Bedford Post (954 Old Post Road; 914-234-7800; from $500), a 1762 homestead restored with ecoconscious building methods. Each of the eight rooms is unique, but all have working fireplaces and double soaking tubs. Eat breakfast in your room or in the parlor that opens out into the garden.
Homestead Inn (from $250), a Relais & Chateaux property, is located twenty minutes from Bedford and re-opens for the spring season on March 26. Eighteen rooms and suites are furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique pieces. Plush beds are dressed in Italian Fili D’oro linens and the (heated) bathroom tiles were all handmade in the south of France by Carocin.
Owned by three generations of Scalas, the Elms Inn (from $155) in nearby Ridgefield, Connecticut, has eighteen colonial-style rooms with four-poster beds and claw-foot tubs. The high-end suitesówith living rooms and cathedral ceilingsóare located in the adjoining Seymour House, which dates to 1760.