Although winter can be a bit crazy with the weather, the season can have terrific-looking days with a combination of a chill in the air, clear blue skies, and some snow on the ground. With that type of environment, it could be fun to have a getaway to a bed and breakfast, where you can also explore the area around it.
Here are some bed and breakfasts within the Hudson Valley that you might want to consider visiting during the upcoming winter season.
In Rockland County, there’s the Bricktown Inn on Hudson Avenue in Haverstraw. This Victorian establishment has been recently renovated to include all modern amenities, while still keeping the original architectural features, such as a mahogany staircase and ten-and-a-half-foot ceilings.
The rooms have been decorated with beautiful antiques and family heirlooms, all of which provide a rich sense of history throughout your stay.
If you just feel like relaxing, the spacious porch offers guests a comfortable place to sit and talk while overlooking the quaint and quiet street.
In Orange County, you certainly can’t go wrong with spending some time at the Warwick Valley Bed and Breakfast. Built in the 1900s, this bed and breakfast has since been restored, but still holds the charm and architectural magnificence of the era in which it was built.
When staying at the Warwick Valley Bed and Breakfast, be sure to take advantage of their close distance to many notable areas, such as the West Point Military Academy, the Storm King Arts Center, and the Shawangunk Wine Trail. For a day of winter fun, it’s a close drive to the Mount Peter Ski Area.
If you’re in the mood to explore Westchester County, you’ll be heartily welcomed at the Alexander Hamilton House in Croton-on-Hudson, which gorgeously overlooks the majestic Hudson River.
One site you might want to visit on your stay is the New Croton Dam, which is a terrific spot for hikers, and is only a five-minute drive from the inn.
There is also the historic Van Cortlandt Manor that would make for a fun and educational activity during your stay at the Alexander Hamilton House.
The Alexander Hamilton House also accepts dogs. In order to not have any guests experience allergy or noise problems, the inn has a few dog-friendly rooms set aside for canine friends that are brought along by guests.
If you find yourself in Dutchess County, try the stunningly beautiful Chrystie House in Beacon. Situated on four acres of splendid garden, this is a completely restored, nineteenth-century, Federal-style mansion. Both the house and garden have considerable cultural ties to early American history.
Given how resplendent the grounds are, you’ll want to spend a lot of time outside, as long as the winter isn’t too rough.
When you’re ready to eat, the area has numerous cuisines to try. If you’re in the mood for some southern barbecue, visit The Piggy Bank. If you want Italian, there’s Brother’s Trattoria. For Japanese and Chinese, there’s Isamu.
The Hudson Valley offers countless areas to travel to for a getaway where you can take in the culture and history of that place. If you have a chance to go away for a few days and visit a locale within the Hudson Valley that you’ve never been to before, take that opportunity.