Outdoors

Getting outdoors at The Croff House after this long winter sounds like an excellent idea!

For the past few months, no matter where you are from, the Winter of 2018 will be remembered for its tenacity; it just didn’t seem to want to end.  At the beginning the snow was charming, as it always is at the start of the season, and dreams of a “White Christmas” drift right up to the Holidays.  Then it went on and on.  Happily, Spring seems to have sprung: the daffodils and hyacinths are in bloom, the trees are budding  and as the temperature warms up day by day our thoughts turn to enjoying the outdoors.

Columbia Land ConservancyHudson has the distinction of being in the perfect location for avid hikers, bikers, and those who simply want to get outdoors.  The Columbia Land Conservancy offers several conservation areas for people to enjoy the beauty of nature.  From walking trails all around the Hudson River to waterfalls and hiking trails the CLC helps people get in touch with the flora and fauna that are coming to life this time of year throughout Columbia County, including birding maps and guides for birders.

Olana

Olana Panorama East to Round Top © Beth Schneck Photography bschneckphoto.com

The many walking trails at Olana offer amazing vistas of the Hudson Valley with wonderful views of the river and Catskill Mountains in the distance.  There are “easy” walks and more strenuous “hikes” available at the property, which is open from dawn to dusk daily free of charge.  The grounds are also the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco picnic (see our blog post below!).

Front porchCloser to home the outdoor areas at The Croff House are perfect for kicking back.  The Croff House is the only property in Hudson to offer private outdoor areas where guests can enjoy themselves; our front and rear porches are covered to provide protection from the sun and elements and our rear patio allows guests to unwind, read a book or enjoy a cool beverage and good conversation while listening to the comforting flow of the fountain.

So if you have cabin fever and need to be getting outdoors then a visit to The Croff House is just what you’re looking for.  For information and room rates visit our Guest Rooms tab.  Already have dates in mind or want to check what’s available?  Click here.


Rear porch and patio