Top Boutique Hotels in the Hudson Valley for Luxury Weekend Getaways
The Hudson Valley’s beautiful scenery, picturesque towns, and slower pace of life feel a world away from the 24/7 towering urban jungle that is New York City. Its proximity to the Big Apple means it’s an ideal weekend getaway destination to escape the pressures of modern city living. The region is home to a growing number of high-end restaurants and luxury accommodations catering to the discerning tastes of city dwellers. Here are some of the best Hudson Valley boutique hotels to consider for a weekend getaway.
Perched just above the banks of the Hudson River, the Rhinecliff enjoys stunning views of the surrounding area. This quaint property exudes historic charm, but this isn’t surprising since it dates back to 1854. It was recently renovated by its new British owners who have beautifully restored the original wood flooring, high beams, and stone fireplace. All rooms enjoy their own private balcony, whirlpool, and flat screen TVs.
The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls
Even the most discerning guests will struggle to not be impressed by the stylish Roundhouse at Beacon Falls. The recently-opened boutique lodging, designed by an award-winning architect firm includes 14 rooms, including two penthouse suites all with excellent views over Beacon Falls and Fishkill Creek. There is also an on site spa facility, three gourmet dining venues under the guidance of Chef Brandon Collins and daily yoga classes.
Old Stone Farm
Situated on a 263-acre equestrian farm, this boutique environmentally sustainable getaway is an oasis of calm where guests can forget about their outside troubles. The 200 year old property has been beautifully restored with its antique furnishings that are within keeping with the farm’s history. There’s a wellness center with full service massage and spa, but the real highlight is the delicious organic gourmet cuisine that uses locally-sourced ingredients and products. Other on site facilities include a yoga barn, library, as well as indoor and outdoor riding rings.
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
This opulent country retreat on the banks of the Hudson River is just a short 90-minute drive north of New York City. Its main building dates back to 1764 with a choice of 18 rooms all with fireplaces spread across four guest houses decorated in a country chic style. A full range of fresh local ingredients are sourced on site for Henry’s at the Farm, the hotel restaurant. A wide range of trails are available to wander through lush forests, ponds, and on to Buttermilk Falls (the namesake of the hotel).
Glenmere Mansion is a relatively new Italianate luxury 19 room boutique hotel situated on 150-acres of farmland in the Lower Hudson Valley. Located in a glamorous 1920’s retreat, this getaway is the perfect place to enjoy some old school luxury. Each of the stunning rooms are individually decorated, and the hotel features a unique fine art collection and a range of superb antiques. Those coming from Manhattan can take full advantage of their helicopter services and gain an aerial perspective when arriving. Guests will appreciate the decadent fine dining restaurant complete with private dining rooms. It’s the perfect spot to indulge in a weekend of stress pampering and luxury without limits. Glenmere Mansion also features a spa, intimate tavern, and they offer activities including croquet and tours of their impressive garden.