Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Milton (Ulster County)
After the hustle and bustle of your big day, your “sleepover” at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa will be a breath of fresh air. Set apart from the outside world on an idyllic 75-acre farm estate, Buttermilk Falls offers boutique lodging that integrates Valley scenery, elegant furnishings, and eco-forward intentions. What a great way to take a pause before embarking on your honeymoon getaway — or just on your new life as a married couple.
The property’s Main House was built in 1764 and is decorated accordingly, brought into the modern age by the addition of flat-screen TVs and WiFi throughout. Calming earth tones and natural textures like stone and wood paneling artfully marry these aesthetics and hint at the Inn’s organic philosophy. The bucolic setting takes the serenity outside, where you’ll find fairy-tale-like weeping willows and sweeping views of the Hudson, set adjacent to the Millstone Farm, which supplies eggs, honey, and produce to the on-site farm-to-table restaurant, Henry’s at the Farm.
Book the Romancing the Getaway package and be welcomed by flowers, locally made chocolates, and a bottle of bubbly in any one of 10 charming suites. Then nestle, switch on the automatic fireplace, and slip into a complimentary robe (or not), or roam the grounds via a serenely lit pathway. In the morning, enjoy a delicious country breakfast and buffet.
What’s to Love:
There are virtually unlimited ways to unwind. Stroll the grounds to find your peace amongst the groomed greenery, or head to the eco-friendly spa for any number of rejuvenating body therapies. If “taking it easy” doesn’t exactly put you at ease, don’t worry: The site has a small gym facility and you’re close to some of the area’s best hikes.
Contact: (845) 795-1310; www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
Distance: 1 hour 10 minutes from White Plains; 15 minutes from Poughkeepsie
Rates: from $595 for a minimum two-night stay
Vibe: Rustic Elegance