If you are looking for a romantic, relaxing getaway near to New York City, look no further than Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa in Milton, New York.
Buttermilk Inn is just a 1 hour 45 minute train ride from New York City. Take a taxi (or inquire at the Inn for a ride) from the Poughkeepsie Metro North station, which is a 10-minute ride from the Inn.
The inn sits on a 75-acre estate along the Hudson River, with beautiful ponds, streams and of course an epic view of the river. The main inn was built in 1764, but it has been updated to include every comfort you might need. Several of the rooms have a private balcony, whirlpool tub and fireplace. In addition to the main Inn, there are several cottages throughout the estate, which can be rented in full for larger groups and families.
Millstone Farm is a short walk from the main Inn, and has chickens, goats and llamas as well as an organic garden, orchards and beehives. There are a plethora of ducks and swans grazing throughout the property and swimming in several small ponds.
The property features its own farm-to-table restaurant called Henry’s at the Farm, which has the most amazing seasonal dishes made from (you guessed it) farm-fresh ingredients.
And last but not least, there is an outstanding eco-friendly Spa that features a glass-enclosed pool, sauna and steam room, and every treatment under the sun.
If you’re not the type who can relax on the grounds and in the spa all day, there are also bikes you can take out to ride along the Hudson River. We rode down to the Walkway Over the Hudson, a 1.28 mile-long walkway that is 212 above the river with amazing views. If you have a car or want to take a taxi, there are also several local wineries within a short drive from the Inn.
Beyond being a wonderful place to relax with the one you love, Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa will always be a VERY special place for us… we got engaged! I hope it will be as magical a retreat for you as it was for us. :)