Nothing is Lost,
Everything is Transformed
Like a monument frozen in time, Bartlett House stands alone on an acre of land on iconic route 66. Once surrounded by a cluster of buildings, it was a flourishing hotel from 1870 to the mid-1900s, serving as the social center of the then industrial town of Ghent, New York. If its walls could talk, they would tell tales of rowdy caucuses and lively parties.
A national historic site, Bartlett House has remained quiet for decades—until now. Its communal spirit has been revived through high-quality food and high-quality company. A hub of creativity and companionship, the building now hosts a collaboration of masterminds—chefs, bakers, farmers—all dedicated to creating extraordinary experiences for the taste buds with the best of what the Hudson Valley has to offer.
Abuzz with the hum of a state-of-the-art kitchen and bakery, Bartlett House cafe offers the most approachable, freshest fare around, from scrumptious soups, salads and sandwiches to mouthwatering skillet chicken and roasts. The air is filled with irresistible aromas of the world’s best baking traditions, including exquisite breads, flaky croissants, and reimagined muffins. Complementing these tasty eats is exceptional coffee sourced from Sightglass, a San Francisco-based company specializing in sustainable harvests, and a carefully curated selection of fine organic teas. Guests can also shop an eclectic collection of housewares and specialty foods.
The third floor is the creative center of Bartlett House where we cater to our culinary curiosities, experimenting with all things food to ensure that we are constantly delighting our guests with innovative, mouthwatering recipes. Here, we research and develop new menus, plan the next growing season, and ideate ways to transform the local bounty into our very own jams, butter, cheese, and more. The third floor gives each and every member of our staff the opportunity to participate in the creative process and pursue their passion for food. It will also serve as a space for members of the community to take a small cooking class or meet a featured chef. By raising the curtain on food preparation, we invite people of all ages to be fully immersed in every aspect of the Bartlett House experience.
The Hudson Valley itself is an important part of the Bartlett House experience. We are surrounded by farmers that have been cultivating the same fields for generations as well as a new breed of growers that have traded in their laptops for land. During the warmer months, we will celebrate the local landscape by hosting farmers’ markets on our lawn, providing a platform for this agricultural community to come together and flourish.
No matter where they are from or where they are heading, everyone is welcomed at Bartlett House like family to enjoy the Hudson Valley’s incredible bounty. Guests can savor breakfast, lunch, (and soon dinner) or pick up a takeaway parcel to enjoy later. A home away from home, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a good book or catch up with neighbors over a beer or a glass of wine. Once again, Bartlett House stands in its original glory, alive with the energy of the community, providing nourishment through the experience of good taste.
Bartlett House, Ghent, 1934
By Walker Evans
from the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.
To share our passion for people, comfort, art and design we create inspiring environments and experiences
that spark curiosity and awaken the spirit.
With imagination and determination, we bring our ideas to life.
We are obsessed with the quality of each element that goes into the making and shaping of everything we do.
We provide luxurious spaces and unparalleled comfort at a cost to us and not the environment.
We transform daily sustenance into pleasure and nourish ourselves through the experience of good taste.
We invest in art education programs that encourage and nurture creativity.
We support social and economic growth in the communities we call home.
Bartlett House Team