Nature, Art, Hip Hudson Valley River Town 70mi NYC
From $260 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
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This home in beautiful Hudson Valley is a lovingly restored 1930's bungalow in the up and coming community of Beacon, which sits on the Hudson River. The interior has been redone with warm colors and, as it's on a corner lot, you will find the sun streaming in through the many windows on all sides. There are comfortable, collectable and unique furnishings throughout. The master bedroom is particularly ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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Additional Location Information
The house is perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood only 3 blocks from Main St and it's galleries, cafes and variety of great restaurants, Beacon Theater, antique stores and shops. A 20 minute walk can get you to DIA museum, and the Hudson River front, where you can laze on or swim off of Long Dock, walk, kayak or bike…even sail on Pete Seeger's boat The Woody Guthrie. A 20-minute walk in the other direction will take you to the base of Mount Beacon and the many hiking trails on the 6000 acres of The Hudson Highlands State Park.
The New York Times said about Beacon:
"IF you were an investor wagering on any Hudson Valley town or city, it might be Beacon, with a world-class attraction in Dia: Beacon (Art museum), its walk-able downtown, and an emerging art scene a 80-minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal.”
"The view of the lower Hudson Valley from the top of Mount Beacon on a cloudless day is panoramic and humbling. Visitors can take in the Hudson River’s flat, wide surface (in summer and fall, it’s often dotted with sailboats), identify and point to the city’s Main Street, lined with it’s stoic red brick buildings."
Don't miss Storm King art center across the river in Harriman or the Russell Wright house in Garrison. You'll find information on these and the many other interesting places mentioned below in the dining room cupboard.
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is held during July and August on the expansive gardens of one of the most magnificent, beautifully restored period homes in the United States...Boscobel, with it's pristine views across the river and down the valley. It’s just south of Beacon in the charming village of Cold Spring, which is well worth a visit. The sweet Garrison Theatre in the old train station on Garrison Landing also offers plays, musicals, and concerts throughout the year.
In Beacon during the spring, fall and summer months there are various outdoor festivals, as well as a farmers market on the waterfront on Sundays. In the winter months the area is recognized for it's many cross country skiing trails. Year round, on the second Saturday of every month the galleries in Beacon stay open until 9 PM serving wine and snacks. Join the crowds wandering Main Street. Don't forget to stop at Hudson Beach Glass in the old firehouse for a glass blowing demonstration... or sign up for lessons and do it yourself!
Speaking of food... Beacon has many fine places to satisfy your hunger. You'll find all that information at the house. Or why not dine in one of the restaurants across the Hudson on the rivers edge in Newburgh? You can take the ferry across and explore the mansions and historic sites of Newburgh where George Washington was based during the Revolutionary War. Beacon also has it's own historic sites, including the Madame Brett Homestead built in 1709.
Head up river to the Walkway across the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. From there continue north to visit Roosevelt's Home and Library or the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, and stop at the renowned Culinary Institute Of America for a DELICIOUS meal on the way. Book ahead for anything other then the Tea Shop (which you shouldn't pass by without tasting their of mouth watering dishes). Continue up to Rhinebeck where you can attend events at Omega Institute or visit the Dutchess County Fairgrounds which host the famous Dutchess County Fair, the annual Sheep and Wool Fest, as well as Rhinebeck Antiques Fair.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the spectacular hiking, biking, kayaking and sailing in the region. Bike and Kayak rentals are available in town. You may also swim in the Hudson River at Stony Point in Coldspring. There's a children's floating pool at the Beacon dock... go ahead and swim off the Long Dock in Long Dock Park, or walk the trail along the river bed... catch the stunning views at sunset.
There are several beautiful golf courses with in a 30 minute drive. Ask me for details.
More About This Location
Nearest airport: Stewart Newburgh Airport, 15 miles
Car is not necessary