Perfect in Winter

Looking for a getaway spot – The Croff House is perfect in Winter!

The Croff House just participated in the first Hudson Historic House Tour.  It was a wonderful day – the weather was perfect: snow gently falling to create just the right Holiday mood.  We brewed up a batch of fresh mulled cider and a whole bunch of Duncan’s famous “Snickerduncans”.  Tour participants had the opportunity to visit 5 different historic homes that are currently being operated as bed and breakfasts/inns.  The afternoon event took place from 2:00-5:00 followed by a reception at a 6th location.

Upon entering The Croff House everyone commented on the festive holiday smells: the scent of the wood burning in the fireplaces, the spices coming from the mulled cider and the rich aroma of the cookies.  People commented how the inn looked perfect in winter – all dressed up for the season – and remarked at the beauty of the 1870’s details throughout the house.  Warming themselves by the fires, guests also had the chance to view several of Duncan’s handmade needlepoint Santas, which were displayed in all the Library, the Living Room and the Dining Room.   Some actually thought the pieces were paintings until they got a close look and marveled at the detail of each.  It was truly a highlight for many visitors.

Before long it was time for each tour guest to move on to the next property.  We wished them Merry Christmas and that we hoped to see them back again, next time as guests.  Almost all agreed that The Croff House was just perfect in winter!

Hudson Valley Holiday celebrations – Winterwalk 2013

Hudson Valley Holiday celebrations once again kick of this year with the Hudson Opera House’s Winterwalk 2013.

A Christmas Story

If you’ve ever seen the move “A Christmas Story” (check out clips from the movie), you’ll remember the scene where Ralph and all his family and friends celebrate the holidays with a parade down the main street ending (naturally) at Higbee’s – the local department store.  Hudson’s Winterwalk harkens back to this slice of Americana, where things were simpler creating unforgettable holiday traditions.

Winterwalk is in its 17th year and is described on the Hudson Opera House’s website as,

Hudson’s mile-long commercial district transforms into a festive thoroughfare with twinkling lights, brightly decorated shops, horse-drawn wagons, live reindeer, stilt walkers, African drummers, carolers, hula hoopers and ballroom dancers, as well as a legion of other characters and performers.

The event provides something for everyone, and a stroll down Hudson’s historic Warren Street in the snow is sure to put you in the Holiday spirit.

The Croff House still has availaiblity for Winterwalk weekend.  This is an event you won’t want to miss!