Hudson Valley Attractions

Hudson Valley

Thomas Cole’s studio at Cedar Grove

10 Hudson Valley Attractions were recently highlighted in Hudson Valley Magazine.  Two of them, Olana and Cedar Grove (the home of Thomas Cole), made the list.

We thought it would be a great idea to add more from our corner of the Hudson Valley.

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Lindenwald

For history buffs a visit to Lindenwald is a must see.  The 1841 home of Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States is a step back in time.  Thanks to a recent renovation the site, which continues to be a working farm, is a member of the National Park Service.  Guided tours provide a look into antebellum America and

“a microcosm for us to discover the transformations taking place in America during the 1840’s and 1850’s”.

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Firefighter’s Museum

The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Fireman’s Firefighting Museum offers 300 years of the history of firefighting in New York.  Explore, disc

over, learn and play in the over 50,000 square feet of the museum.  Fun for all ages!

Club Helsinki, one of Hudson’s most popular entertainment venues, offers a wide range of live musical performances. Whether you’re looking for hot, new up and coming artists or legendary bands there’s something for everyone.  Make a night of it and enjoy dinner during the performance.

 

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.