Henry’s at the Farm – Reopening!Henry's at the Farm, tucked away in the Hudson Valley's orchard and wine country - at Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa - is thrilled to reopen as an outdoor dining venue at the tented Buttermilk Inn Patio, with options for takeout and picnic dining, as well.
This Little Catskill Wedding Is Big on Hudson Valley RomancePhotos by Little But Fierce Photography The Hudson Valley couple rented a home in Greene County for their bitty ceremony, then invited their closest family and friends to revel over one fun-filled weekend. Prediction: Little weddings are the next big thing. We’re not just talking during the months following the COVID-19 pandemic, either (although they […]
Summer Getaways 2020As we emerge from sheltering at home, summer still has arrived on time. While many summer camps and the usual summer vacations to far away destinations may have been put on pause, the Hudson Valley is making sure that getaways don’t have to be put on hold. There are plenty of exciting adventures to explore just a short distance away.
Meet the NYPD’s Official Beekeeper From MiddletownPhotos by Toshi Tasaki Middletown’s Darren Mays wears many hats: police officer, dad of three — and official beekeeper for the NYPD. Yes, even in the concrete jungle, honeybees have a stronghold. Urban rooftop beekeeping grew popular in 2010, when New York City lifted a ban on the practice. An unexpected side effect: Occasional swarms […]
2020 Summer Sip & Savor GuideAs Hudson Valley restaurants slowly begin taking careful steps to reopen, take advantage of the summer months to sip and savor at some of the Valley's favorite dining destinations.
Your Next Vacation: No Flight NeededAt Mohonk Mountain House, everything you need for an unforgettable getaway is at your fingertips, the only thing you need to focus on is relaxing and exploring the mountaintop.
Hudson’s Historic Second Empire Home Is a True Upstate BeautyPhotos by Deborah DeGraffenreid Photography Designed by architect G.B. Croff, the recently renovated Willard Place abode welcomes with gas fireplaces, heated floors, and its very own wine cellar. Address: 4 Willard Pl, Hudson Description: A short way away from Hudson’s charming Warren Street, this Second Empire abode is eye-catching from the start. The 6,446-square-foot property […]
Choose the wow factor!: The Abbey Inn & SpaHost your event in an enchanted retreat. Set at the gateway to the Hudson Highlands in Peekskill, The Abbey Inn & Spa is nestled on a hillside overlooking the Hudson River. The boutique hotel welcomes visitors with distinctive guest rooms and suites, stunning meeting and event settings, serene gardens, a tranquil spa and fitness center, […]
This Over-the-Top Catskills Hotel Is the Most Enchanting Fairytale EscapePhotos by Nils Schlebusch unless otherwise noted Trust us when we say that The Roxbury at Stratton Falls is a whimsical, wonderful retreat unlike anything you’ve seen before. There’s a fairytale happening just outside Greene County. Location? The Roxbury at Stratton Falls in Delaware County. Plot: Well, it’s a little bit of everything, to be […]
Embrace Countryside Elegance at This 1860s Manor House in GhentPhotos by Deborah DeGraffenreid Photography With a 200-year-old barn, a spring-fed lake, and 56 sprawling acres, the Columbia County retreat is paradise in the Hudson Valley. Address: 654 Country Rd 9, Ghent Description: In the quiet countryside of Columbia County, “Paradise Found” brings new meaning to idyllic living in the Hudson Valley. The property dates back […]
10 Hudson Valley Summer Camps That Are Quarantine-ApprovedA camper at Phillies Bridge Farm Project / Photo by Jazmine Langlitz With summer camps allowed to begin on June 29, local camp directors look forward to providing warm weather fun for children – and a respite for their families. With the online school semester coming to a close, students across the Hudson Valley are […]
Pasta All’Amatriciana Is Garklicky, Gourmet, and Guaranteed to PleaseAdobe Stock / Alessio Orrù Pancetta, garlic, and a very special secret Hudson Valley ingredient make this noodle dish a true showstopper for lunch or dinner. The situation is all too common. As the dinner hour draws nearer and nearer, you head to the kitchen for a quick consult with your pantry. Pasta sounds good, […]
Pick Your Perfect Blooms From These Hudson Valley Flower FarmsBrittany Hollow Farm / Photo by Debby Mosher From dahlias to zinnias, the colorful blooms at local flower farms are a surefire way to brighten someone’s day. The outdoors have never been more appealing than right now, with social distancing keeping many indoors despite sunny days and blue skies. Thankfully, the Hudson Valley’s multi-acre flower […]
Parties, Weddings & CelebrationsThe celebrating continues despite the unforeseen postponement of many special events, from weddings to graduations to the celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries, and other important milestones. Better days are ahead and when they arrive, don’t sweat the small stuff in making your plans. Let Hudson Valley event planners help make your celebration easy, worry free, and beyond-your-dreams delicious.
This Historic Italianate Villa in Newburgh Will Steal Your HeartPhotos by Ann Stratton Dating back to 1839, Niven House is a masterpiece with exquisite architecture and Hudson River views. Address: 201 Montgomery St, Newburgh Description: Midway between Liberty Street and the Hudson River, this Italianate villa echoes back nearly two centuries in Newburgh. The property was first constructed in 1839 by reputable architect and […]
Welcome summer with the extraordinary produce of the Hudson Valley: Henry’s at the FarmAlthough Henry’s at the Farm cannot host your special dinners and events at this time, we can recommend the fine produce available up and down the verdant Marlborough corridor! All along Route 9W our neighboring farms are preparing pick-up locations for their fruit, vegetable, and beverage boxes. Looking to brighter days ahead, we are offering […]
Choose a caterer who can see your vision: Cosimo’s TrattoriaIt’s important to work with a caterer who understands and appreciates your vision. Cosimo’s Restaurant Group is the Hudson Valley’s premier destination for excellence in service and catering. For more than two decades, Cosimo’s Restaurant Group has been a local favorite for hosting celebrations of all kinds at your place or theirs. Cosimo’s takes the […]
Cure your kids’ cabin fever: Emerson Resort & SpaAt this point, instead of planning a major event, you’re probably pulling your hair out searching for activities to occupy the kids while school is closed. The Shops at Emerson, located in the Emerson Resort & Spa, have created a selection of Cabin Fever Kits to keep little ones busy. Featuring art, science, and interactive […]
Remain calm and carry on: Gracie’s LuncheonetteGracie’s Luncheonette’s best event advice: Don’t stress, and plan ahead of time! We will stay with you throughout the entire process to make sure that you have everything you need and are always available to answer your questions. At Gracie’s, we try to make it as easy as possible for our clients by offering a […]
Stay safe while having fun!: Johnston Transportation LLCTake your event to the next level, with professional, affordable transportation service by Johnston Transportation, LLC. Imagine traveling to and from your event in style — door-to-door, worry free — complete with sound system, comfortable seating, and a professional, courteous driver. Whatever the event — whether for your wedding day, bachelor or bachelorette party, prom, […]
Bring local flare to seasonal dishes: Lola’s Café & Gourmet Catering In the Hudson Valley, every food has its season. Using local, fresh ingredients makes meals taste even better. At Lola’s Catering, a full-service, boutique-style catering company, menus are custom designed with the highest quality local ingredients to give any party a local flare. The expansive catering menu is perfect for any occasion, whether small or […]
Savor award-winning wines and soak in the view: Milea Estate Vineyard Whether you’re enjoying a tasting of our award-winning wines while reveling in the exquisite landscape of the Hudson River region or serving our extraordinary vine-to-glass accessible wines at your own event, you can’t go wrong with Milea Estate Vineyard. Stay on the lookout for events taking place at our winery where you can join […]
Keep it simple!: RoostEntertaining guests can be very stressful. Keep it simple! Now is not the time to experiment with that new dish you’ve never made before! Prepare dishes you do well and allow time with guests. Foods prepared ahead of time that can be served at room temperature or just warmed up help keep it simple. Subsidize your […]
Create a Micro Wedding by the Waterfall: The RoundhouseThese smaller-scale affairs were trending well before COVID-19 happened and we can see why! A micro wedding is typically shorter in duration with a more relaxed format accommodating 20 to 50 guests or so, offering a more intimate experience and the flexibility to do more with less. Spend more time with your partner, enjoy your […]
Set your event in elegance and luxury: Diamond Mills Hotel & TavernDiamond Mills is a luxury boutique hotel, contemporary American tavern, and special event space located in the historic Village of Saugerties. With over 7,000 square feet of versatile event space, the Grand Ballroom at Diamond Mills is unrivaled by anything in the Hudson Valley. Overlooking the picturesque Esopus Falls, the elegant event space and world-class […]
What Families Can Do to Adjust to the Hudson Valley’s New NormalPhotos by Astor Services for Children & Families Astor Services for Children & Families CEO Yvette Bairan shares how families can make the most of the challenging time. The Hudson Valley is on the path to reopening. Yet for families living in self-isolation in the region, life during the COVID-19 crisis isn’t any easier. With […]
Reopening Phase 2: What Hudson Valley Hair Salons Are Doing to Prevent COVID-19Headspace Salon in Saugerties / Photo by Jasmin Attala Local salon owners reveal their plans to ensure proper hygiene while giving picture-perfect cuts, trims, and blowouts. Reopening Phase 2 is on the way, Hudson Valley. After Phase 1 commenced in the Capital Region on May 20 and in the Hudson Valley Region on May 26, […]
These Hudson Valley Restaurants Are Offering Curbside Pickup, Delivery, and TakeoutSavor your favorite dishes at home and support small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Cuomo’s mandate that all restaurants and bars in New York State must close on-premise operations and can only offer delivery or takeout rippled through the Hudson Valley as soon as it went into effect on March 16. Since then, local […]
Education for all ages and stagesWhen a pandemic suddenly forced schools to immediately and unexpectedly shift to online classes for the remainder of the school year, Hudson Valley Schools met this major challenge head on to make sure their students didn’t lose ground.
What COVID-19 Means for Hudson Valley Fairs & FestivalsAdobe Stock / leszekglasner Find out which of the region’s spring and summer events are canceled, postponed, or rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Spring and summer are looking quite a bit different in the Hudson Valley right now. In a normal year, buzz about craft fairs and outdoor concerts would already be rippling across […]