Our last stop on the “house” tour is the massive Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY. Visually impressive is was designed to simply awe people with the wealth that was on display. Inside is it impersonal and cold. My least favorite of this week’s tour, except for the location which is breathtaking. I like the “lodge: they built to stay in when they came to see progress on the mansion. It too is large but much more warm and cozy.