Soho Farmhouse opened in the Cotswolds countryside in 2015 and is now one of 27 Soho House properties across the world
A hundred miles north of Manhattan, where the loudest noise might come from the clipping of hedgerows, Rhinebeck is the sleepy historic village known for having America’s oldest operating Inn, the Beekman Arms. The inn is famous for hosting key figures of the American Revolution (most notably George Washington, Philip Schuyler, Benedict Arnold, and Alexander Hamilton), who would convene over dinner to discuss how to overthrow the British in the Americas. Rhinebeck looks set to be colonised by the Brits once more however, with the likely opening of Nick Jones’ Soho Farmhouse.
Yesterday, the trendy private members’ club - known for its insta-famous picantes and ‘creatives-only’ admittance – was reported to be considering Rhinebeck as the location of its first US Soho Farmhouse. The outpost will be modelled on the incredibly popular Cotswold retreat, which opened in 2015, and has been a honeypot for celebrities, socialites and media types. Prior to her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, Meghan Markle enjoyed a low-key hen weekend with a couple of pals at the Oxfordshire retreat.
We can expect the Rhinebeck location to be just as aesthetically pleasing as other Soho House members’ clubs. Vicky Charles, the former Soho House design director, has worked on interiors for Victoria Beckham, George and Amal Clooney and you guessed it, Meghan Markle.
It looks like the village of Rhinebeck is set to get a tad less quiet.