When the “Greatest Cellist of the 20th Century”, Mstislav “Maestro” Rostropovich bought the property in 1979, he decided he would build an 8,300 square foot mansion that would be a present to his wife, Galina Vishneskaya, soprano singer of the Bolshoi Opera. The mansion was designed with the greatest detail to acoustic perfection and private retreat.
The Mansion offers 4 two room suites with private bathrooms, featuring 2 Master suites with their own fireplaces, formerly belonging to Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya respectively. All suites provide the comfort of fine linens and luxuriously comfortable beds. Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards can be provided upon request.
With its warm and inviting fireplace and grand piano, the Ballroom offers a wonderful setting for both large affairs and intimate gatherings alike. Combined with the veranda and decks for outdoor enjoyment, the Ballroom is the perfect place for your next event or special occasion. For weddings and events we can also setup our Marquis tent outside on the lawn.
Built to fit Rostropovich's acoustic needs, this chateau contains a music production studio designed specifically to deliver precise sound. We also welcome both professional and student filmmakers to use the mansion for location shoots.
Nestled on the upper levels of the mansion you will find Rostropvich's private chapel and breathtaking overlook where he spent his time meditating in prayer. For those wanting a little discretion we can arrange intimate ceremonies of all religious beliefs in the Chapel.
In addition to being your choice location for weddings and events, The Masterpiece Performance Center is available for long and short-term stays as well as your artistic needs. Contact us and someone will assist with your request.
Discover one of the many private areas in this comfortable mansion and allow the majestic views of the Mohawk Valley to embrace and refresh your soul. Once you arrive you will never want to leave.