To Rosalinda Archibold Weiner, finding the 1799 Pawling House Bed and Breakfast last summer felt like destiny. "I was about ready to give up—I wasn't finding the special venue I was looking for," she says. Then she rolled up to the PH. "The magnificent views of forests, enveloping a house with character, caught my attention. A breath of serenity and calmness took over my being." That was before she learned that the house had been built by Archibold Campbell for his daughter Catherine Rosalinda.
Now she's focused on custom-tailoring healthy breakfasts and sightseeing suggestions to the tastes of guests staying in the five tastefully appointed rooms just a 10-minute stroll from the heart of Pawling village. And lovers of Hudson Valley history, whether looking for lodging or not, will savor her retelling of the Pawling House story on the B&B's history page. "I love people," she says. "Lives fascinate me. And I love cooking. So what better place than a B&B to surround myself with wonderful people every day?"