Where’d the Summer go?

 

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.

Top Events in Columbia County in May

Now that the weather seems to have finally turned and Winter 2018 is in our rear view mirror we thought that it’s time to look ahead to all the fantastic events taking place in and around Hudson.  To see the full list click here.

Some of the most popular events we are excited about include:

Event: Hudson Children's Book FestivalThe Hudson Children’s Book Festival: Over 75 children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, hundreds of books to browse, author and illustrator presentations, arts & crafts and workshops.  This is one of those events that appeals to kids of all ages.

 

Event: Basilica F&FBasilica Farm and Flea Spring Market: In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange. With more than 60-90 vendors, the marketplace consists of a diverse group of regional makers, farmers and vintage collectors. Visitors can browse vintage and artisanal goods and eat locally sourced farm-fresh food. One of Hudson’s events that draws visitors from near and far.

Event: Our Town“Our Town”: The Ghent Playhouse is thrilled to present Edward Albee’s definitive version of Our Town: Set in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece is narrated by a Stage Manager and performed with minimal props and sets, as the audience follows the Webb and Gibbs families, as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theater history – die.

Event: Food festivalThe 6th Annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival: Featuring the five beverage trail members plus other regional wineries, distilleries, cideries and craft beverages. There will also be delicious foods for sale and sampling including gourmet cheeses and creameries, baked goods, grass fed meat producers and more! Throughout the weekend there will be special guest appearances and book signings, seminars of wine and food pairings, home brewing, and cheese making by some of the region’s foremost experts.  Culinary events like these are becoming more and more popular!

Event: Artisanal Beverage TourComing in June don’t miss the Columbia County Artisanal Beverage Tour!

With all this and more going on in the area there are so many reasons why you should be making a trip up to Hudson this May!  Make sure to book your stay at The Croff House for the perfect Hudson Valley getaway.

So much to do in September!

Autumn LeavesWondering where the summer went?  Sad to see it go?  You don’t have to!

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce has assembled a wide range of activities to appeal to everyone!  Apple picking, paddling on the Hudson, historic house and church tours, and SO much more await to help you get more out of the end of Summer.

Why not take a mid-week getaway and have some fun?  The Croff House still has good availability.  Check it out!

Don’t forget – the leaves have already started to change, too!