Staycations

Staycations

Staycations.  Whatever happened to them?  First off, what are they?  Staycations are longer getaways, usually 4 or more days, at a destination close to home.  They are the perfect opportunity to get to know places closer to home.  Indeed, many people have seen sights in other countries, but have little knowledge of what’s in their backyard.

The Croff House opened in April 2009, 6 months after the stock market crash of September 2008.  At that time we had many people, who had lost money in the crash, booking staycations.  One memorable couple stayed for 5 days as an alternative to their annual vacation to Paris.  They had lived in New York City their whole lives but hey’d never been to the Hudson Valley.  As a result, they discovered long overdue.

So the question becomes, “What’s there to do that will keep me busy?”

Well, there’s tons of options.  First you can just “chillax” at the Inn.  The Croff House is offers the most common spaces, both indoor and out, of any property in Hudson.  Read a good book.  Binge watch on Netflix or Hulu.  Or just take a nap.

Are you a foodie? Grab a bite at one of our favorite eateries in town.  Take a ride down to the Culinary Institute of America for a delicious (and reasonably priced meal).  Wine afficionado?  Check out nearby Hudson-Chatham Winery or Tousey Winery.  History buff?  Olana, Cedar Grove and Lindenwald are not to be missed.  Hiking enthusiast?  Get you blood pumping at Kaaterskill Falls or Bash Bish Falls.  Don’t feel like doing the driving?  Let Table to Farm tours take you on adventure throughout Columbia and Greene counties.

There’s plenty to do to fill your days!  What about the nights?

With all the entertainment venues in and around Hudson there’s always something to choose from.  Helsinki Hudson, Hudson Hall, Time and Space Limited, PS21, The Fischer Center at Bard and the list goes on.  Everything from classical concerts to cabaret to open-mic nights are on tap.

Book your staycation with us and let us help you discover all there is to do so close to home.

Getting Outdoors

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