Win a date with Richard Gere!


Quick! You only have 7 days 4 hours and 35 minutes to beat out “bigbidder” for a rendezvous with the ravishing Richard Gere. Charitybuzz, which holds online auctions for nonprofit agencies, lists Gere as Lot# 3601. The bidding began on March 20th at $200 and is already up to $13,500.

The dreamy date will take place at Gere’s new Bedford inn, which is scheduled to open this fall. Gere, wife Carey Lowell, and business partner Russell Hernandez, bought the 14-acre site at 954 Old Post Road—home to the former Hoppfield’s Inn—for $2.7 million January 2006. Gere, a Pound Ridge resident, plans to renovate the beat up building into a 125-seat restaurant and a nine-room inn, complete with a yoga studio, bar, cafe, and horse trails.inn.jpg

It will be the perfect place to discuss the Dalai Lama over a cup of joe before hopping on a stallion and riding him into the sunset. No, not that stallion…the horse. I’m talking about the horse.

(L-R: AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude; Rory Glaeseman/TJN)