Benfield's 2014 Travels travel blog


The Coach House (formerly the Stables) - Upper Level






Stairs to Somewhere

Love the Chandeliers in the Stables!



1949 Crosley Hot Shot and a 1966 Datsun 1600

1918 Crane Simplex Tourer

1959 Chrylser GHIA Limo used by Governor Nelson


1956 Lincoln Continental Coupe owned by David Rockefeller


1924 Auto Red Bug Buckboard used by the Rockefeller brothers in their...

The upper level of the Coach House where we met the bus...


The last stop on the Grand Tour of Kykuit was the Coach House. The upper level is a museum and the lower level has been converted to a meeting and conference center.

What a fabulous tour. We would recommend the Grand Tour to anyone that is able to go up and down a lot of stairs. It is the tour that lets you see everything.

As we were leaving the estate, we drove past Rockefeller Play House. The Play House is a rambling French Norman two-story structure completed by Junior in 1927. The building is three times the size of the Kykuit mansion. It stands alongside the nine-hole, reversible golf course, and an outdoor swimming pool and two tennis courts. It contains an array of sporting facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and tennis court, fully equipped gym for basketball, a squash court, a billiard room and a full-size bowling alley. It also has dining and living rooms, and a huge reception hall. Maybe someday they will open it to the public!!

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