It’s Labor Day.  The unofficial end of summer is here and we’re trying to think

what we did this summer.  Besides it being hot (sometimes unbearably so!) the days seemed to fly by due in large part to Delphina, our former Assistant who we promoted to full-time Innkeeper.  Delphina has taken over full time responsibility for the day to day operation of the inn.  She loves the new duties which also include growing fresh tomatoes and herbs in the garden we dedicated for her use at the side of the inn.  With it she’s been able to experiment with new muffin recipes. Parmesan Pesto and Cherry Sage are personal favorites.  Additionally her signature entree, Eggs Benedict Casserole, features a side of pan roasted potatoes with fresh rosemary and thyme.

applesNow, however, we look forward to Autumn.   Cooler days and nights, the changing of the leaves, shorter days and apples, apples, apples!  The Hudson Valley is home to one of the country’s largest harvests of apples of every variety.   It’s no wonder we use them in our fall menu’s.  A guest favorite is Poached Apples served over Vanilla Greek Yogurt and topped with a homemade Butterscotch Crunch topping.  Fresh made Allspice Apple Butter Muffins are made even better since we make the apple butter right at The Croff House.

Autumn is also the time when thoughts turn to the holidays.  As usual The Croff House will be decked out for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This year the Hudson Business Coalition will be coordinating the Second Annual “Holiday House Tour” on Sunday, December 9.  During the inaugural event last year we welcomed over 150 visitors to the inn and, as the event’s popularity grows we look to see more folks enjoying the beauty of the season.  More details to follow.  Before you know it strains of “Auld Lang Syne” will be sung and glasses raised to 2019.

But for now it’s ok to ask “where’d the summer go?”.  Don’t forget to book your Fall getaway at The Croff House.  Click here for rates and availability.