We made a visit to the Hudson Valley, New York in January 2015. My intention was to post about out visit upon our return. It’s been on my mind, this tiny corner of New York, so here it is.
Did you ever have one of those days. You’re in a moment of peaceful solitude as you awaken and time softly folds into itself and you lose hours?
I’m not sure if it’s because no one can interrupt us here or if it is the peacefulness of this place. We are tucked in at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa, in Milton, New York. There is nothing here, just like our quiet corner in Pennsylvania, but our view of the Hudson River, a powdery coating of snow, the hippy college town of New Paltz and the two of us.
We were not caught up in the #snowpocalypse hubbub. We only heard about it as we checked in. Twelve to twenty four inches were expected over 24 hours. Dan wanted to leave. I talked some calmness into him. I had planned for at least one day cozied up by the fireplace, in our room or downstairs in the common areas, tucked into a leather sofa big enough to swallow us while being warmed by the fire.
A mouthwatering breakfast spread made mornings perfect. Local baked goods were always a must and hot dishes to order were also offered.
Sleepy. The spa’s view is wide open dreamy walls of windows. Soft shades of gray, white and a blue, blue indoor pool. E’ve come to read by the pool twice now. Today was to be the big blizzard day. #snowpocalypse they said. We planned to spend the day here, at Buttermilk. No spa services because of the snow but just being in the pool area with this view, a cup of herbal tea, a book and Dan. Sigh….
An hour or two each day at the spa is necessary. The view of the snow covered property and Hudson River from within three walls of windows was soulfully, toe warming and deep breathing goodness. Dan treated me to a Millstone Massage. The Signature Millstone massage incorporated a lavender scalp massage with locally grown lavender and it was heaven.
If you are looking for any of these things you might enjoy this destination.
- Room with a chair or a sofa. It’s nice to get comfy for a day in.
- Pool and sauna amenities.
- No Children.
- A cozy, common area to get comfy, read or play cards.
- Outdoor hiking or something to see.
Here are some of the destinations we visited from our home to New Paltz
Vassi’s Drive-in Make the stop, on 222, when heading out of the Allentown area.
Denning’s Point Distillery The owner will answer your technical questions, he was a chemist in his professional career.
Raccoon Saloon People love their burgers. We loved Newburgh Brewery.
Newburgh Brewery Again, we loved this stop.
The Guilded Otter
Tuthilltown Distillery, Great bourbon and a restaurant on site.
Dohnut Brothers Be sure to spend time in the little village of shops just next door to Donut Brothers.
Moxie Cupcakes They have vegan and gluten-free cupcake options.
Main Street Bistro Do this.
Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz was founded in 1678. It is the oldest street in the U.S.
Walkway over the Hudson, New York State Park
Mill House Brewery A Chef friend suggested and we were not disappointed.
Rossi Rosticceria Deli Yes. Then grab a seat a the park with the Hudson River view.