Although Jonna Paolella may have been one of the youngest innkeepers in America when she opened the Olde Rhinebeck Inn, her experience in the industry has hardly been short lived. From the age of seven, owning her own inn has been her dream. Everything that followed lead her to where she is now. At 17, her mother Liana, turned their 1890's Victorian Brownstone in Park Slope Brooklyn into the city's premier Bed and Breakfast.
Jonna acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel/ Hospitality Management from Johnson State College in Northern Vermont, she then worked for a historic hotel in La Jolla, California, the prestigious, private dining University Club in San Diego followed, and most recently, she returned to the east coast to run her mother's B&B in Brooklyn, helping to successfully make it one of America's busiest inns.
A slower pace beckoned her to the Hudson River Valley, with its rich history, beautiful landscape and architectural diversity. At 27, she acquired this very special building in April 1998, renovated that spring and opened for business that same summer. Jonna was off to a phenomenal start when a film production company booked the entire inn for July and August. Olde Rhinebeck Inn was immediately put on the map hosting guests like Brooke Shields, Deborah Unger (The Game) and Jared Harris (Who Shot Andy Warhol). A guest of the inn introduced Jonna to the very handsome Dave and the two were married in August 2000.
Deriving pleasure from the details, this natural, relaxed and gracious young host will ensure your stay at the Olde Rhinebeck Inn to be one you wish to repeat.