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Owner of Relais & Châteaux Bedford Post Inn
My Route du Bonheur to New York and surrounding areas

Known all over the world, Richard Gere is an actor with an impressive filmography: Days of Heaven, American Gigolo, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Cotton Club, Pretty Woman, Chicago, and most recently, Arbitrage. The actor has lived in the New York area for years and is the happy owner of the Bedford Post Inn, a Relais & Châteaux property.

I was born in Philadelphia, but grew up in upstate New York. When I was around 20 I came to New York City to start my career, and have been in the area ever since. Years ago I was lucky enough to buy a place in the Bedford area. Natural beauty and quiet – and only one hour from New York City – that’s pretty ideal.

Relais & Châteaux proposes its Routes du Bonheur for your inspiration: they are suggestions of itineraries that you can adapt to your preferences and desired experiences. Our advisors are at your disposal to individualise your routes and help you make reservations at our properties.
Example for a 3 nights stay from 1343 USD*
* Minimum indicative rate per person, subject to availability, on the basis of a double room with double occupancy, including accommodation, breakfast and dinner (menu, without beverages) in the properties suggested for the itinerary.
Activities on site and nearby must be reserved by you.

My Route du Bonheur
Phase 1 : 1 day, 1 night

The Surrey Hotel

The modern, sophisticated atmosphere of a New York townhouse
The Surrey Hotel
Right off of Central Park on the east side of Manhattan, this gorgeous hotel is located in a Beaux-Arts style building. Built in the 1920’s, The Surrey was home to some great personalities when it was a residence building, including JFK and Bette Davis, so there’s great history here. The hotel was recently renovated and now includes an impressive collection of artwork, a relaxing spa, and a wonderful rooftop garden with amazing views of the city. Grand Chef Daniel Boulud has also set up shop at The Surrey with Café Boulud where you can’t go wrong for any meal of the day.

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The Rubin Museum of Art

Since my first trip to Asia in the late 1970s, I have developed a great love and appreciation for Tibetan art. The Rubin Museum of Art has featured incredible works from the Himalayas and the surrounding region. Paintings and Mandalas from Tibet and Nepal sit alongside sculptures and textiles from Bhutan and the Ladakh region. The museum also offers a diverse musical program, film screenings, and Serai, a small restaurant serving delicious food.

Union Square Greenmarket

In the northwest corner of Union Square Park you’ll find farmers and produce from all over the region selling their wares four days a week. It’s a one-of-a-kind meeting place with the freshest ingredients in New York and at any time you might find chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants getting advice from these farmers on what’s fresh and best to buy that day. There can be nearly 150 producers there at any time from local farms, fishermen, cheese makers, bakers and more. There is a unique community feel here and you’ll be able to get your hands on fresh, quality ingredients, direct from the source.

Matt Umanov Guitars

Before I was an actor, I was a musician. My father played the trumpet, my mother a little bit of piano, and all of my siblings an instrument of some kind. As a teenager I listened to Dylan and the Byrds, and decided to pick up the guitar. Somehow I ended up with over one hundred guitars, some of which had belonged to really wonderful musicians. I sold my collection in the fall of 2011 and donated the money to various humanitarian organizations helping our Tibetan brothers and sisters. Many of those guitars came from Matt Umanov Guitars at 273 Bleecker Street. Known to fans of Gibson, Martin, Fender and more, this amazing store has been selling, repairing and buying guitars since 1965 and has a collection that any musician needs to see.

Matt Umanov Guitars

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Phase 2 : 1 day, 1 night

Eleven Madison Park

A soaring art deco dining room that captures the spirit of New York
Eleven Madison Park
This restaurant is a true New York City gem. I have one great memory in particular where Daniel Humm, the Swiss chef, invited me into the kitchen to watch his team during service. The good mood and high spirit in the kitchen particularly impressed me; seeing them in action was like watching the New York Yankees – everyone was on top of their game. The four-star restaurant offers refined French cuisine in an elegant setting, but I suggest securing a reservation well in advance. A true delight.

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Murray’s Cheese

The oldest cheese shop in New York can be found at 254 Bleecker Street. Opened in the heart of Greenwich Village in 1940, it seems like the store invents new cheeses nonstop. An around-the-world dairy tour passing through Vermont, Provence, California, and Wales, Murray’s Cheese is a paradise for goat cheese, Cheddar, Brie, Parmesan, and Tomme lovers. This is where I go to when I need a cheese plate and can’t get a hold of Chef Jeremy McMillan at Bedford Post.

Murray’s Cheese

Blue Note Jazz Club

A must visit for anyone who loves live music. This Greenwich Village staple is the perfect downtown spot, both in terms of atmosphere and the artists who perform. I recently had the privilege of seeing the great Jimmy Scott celebrate his 85th birthday here. On any given night you can see an incredible laidback solo act, an up and coming four-piece, or a high energy improvised group jam so there is something for everyone. Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and other greats sometimes end up on stage together.

Blue Note Jazz Club

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Perhaps the most beautiful museum in the world. Opened in 1872 on the edge of Central Park, two million works of art are hidden among its galleries and reserves. I admit I’m drawn to the Japanese collection and the wing dedicated to Islamic art - they are magnificent. I also like the temple of Dendur in the Egyptian section, offered as a gift by the Egyptian government to the United States for assistance in the preservation of Nubian monuments. The Met is one-of-a-kind, and even had The Mona Lisa on display for several weeks in 1963. What else is there to say?

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Phase 3 : 1 day, 1 night

Bedford Post

The discreet charm of a welcoming inn
Bedford Post
With only eight rooms, the Bedford Post Inn is probably the most intimate Relais & Châteaux property in the world. My wife Carey, Russell Hernandez (our partner in the property) and I would always pass the abandoned building, envisioning the property’s potential and when it came up for sale, decided to bring it back to life. The original structure dates back to the Revolutionary War. We wanted to create a real gathering place for locals and anyone looking to escape for a few days. We offer personalised yoga courses and refined cuisine, courtesy of our Executive Chef, Jeremy McMillan.

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Caramoor, Katonah

Only five minutes from the Bedford Post, Caramoor is my number one recommendation for anyone visiting the property. This beautiful place has been devoted to music since 1928. Spending a few hours at Caramoor, built by Walter and Lucie Rosen, is a voyage through art history. The architecture provides a complete change of scenery, transporting you to Tuscany or Morocco. Make sure to walk through the Moroccan concert hall – a personal favorite. My family and I come here to enjoy live classical, baroque, jazz and tango. Each year, the amazing Caramoor International Music Festival attracts musicians from around the world.

Caramoor

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The John Jay Homestead, Katonah

The home of the ex-New York governor and Supreme Court Chief Justice. A major political figure in American politics during the second half of the 18th century, John Jay was a Founding Father of the United States. His family home, where he lived from 1801 to 1828, is open for visits and provides an in-depth look into early 19th century history and architecture. The site has been listed as a National Historic Landmark. Check their website ahead of time for special events taking place on-site.

The John Jay Homestead

The Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

This is the county’s largest park and everyone enjoys exploring the forests and meadows there. There are farms dating back more than two-centuries to discover and picnic areas dotted throughout that are great for an al fresco bite. We often come here on horseback and cross-country skiers can also enjoy the trail system maintained by the park during the winter. The rest of the year, this serene site attracts bird watchers and butterfly enthusiasts.

We can advise you on booking your route. Contact central reservations :

1 800 735 2478

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