places to stay in Hudson valley, new york

Old Aug 16th, 2011, 03:31 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 35
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
places to stay in Hudson valley, new york

Will be in new york first week of october. can you reccomend some places to stay in Hudson valley.
jokaca is offline  
Old Aug 16th, 2011, 04:07 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 10,255
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Anyplace you need to be near? Because the Hudson River has only a few bridges, it would be good to know if you need to be in a particular area.
ellenem is online now  
Old Aug 16th, 2011, 04:59 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,305
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Hudson Valley covers a lot of territory. In what part of it do you expect to spend your time?
HowardR is offline  
Old Aug 16th, 2011, 05:00 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,886
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Who/how many are you? And what is your budget?

Are you a couple looking for an upscale inn? Or a family looking for a budget family-friendly motel?
nytraveler is offline  
Old Aug 16th, 2011, 06:16 PM
  #5  
J62
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,058
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Generally speaking one can divide the Hudson valley into several regions.

- lower Hudson, near Tarrytown & Tappan Zee Bridge, extending up to about West Point/Bear Mountain Bridge.

- mid Hudson, around Newburgh/Poughkeepsie/Kingston/Rhinebeck/Hyde Park

- not sure what it's called, but the more rural area between Rhinebeck & Albany, including the town of Hudson

- Albany metropolitan area

There's also the area north of Albany, but when one speaks of the Hudson valley it usually means between NYC and Albany.

There are different things to see and do in each of the regions. So, as the others have indicated if you know which area you're considering we can help with you details.

If you're not sure then that's fine too. Tell us what your interests are and we can give you pointers.

Here's a very nice recent trip report on the Hudson Valley.

http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...m#last-comment

Scroll down to the Aug 12 post by abram.

>>>abram on Aug 12, 11 at 7:32am

Today is our seventh (and last) day of a Hudson River Valley trip--and we certainly could have used more time. We've had a wonderful vacation-- combination of history, art, and nature.

We started in Tarrytown, had lunch at Lefteris (very good) and toured Kykuit (I recommend the three hour "Grand" tour), had an excellent Indian dinner at Tanjore in Fishkill.

Sunday we went to Boscobel, Manitoga (fabulous) and DIAeacon (reminded me that I'm too unsophisticated to "get" modern art),liked the Eveready Diner in Hyde Park.

Monday, the Vanderbilt Mansion, the Roosevelt sites, Poet's Walk Park, good sushi at Wasabi in Hudson.

Tuesday, Olana, the Martin Van Buren site, afternoon with an old friend, dinner at an odd place in Tannersville--hiking to Kaaterskill Falls got rained out.

Wednesday, first Senate House (not worth it), river boat cruise in Kingston, Maritime Museum, Walkway Over The Hudson in Highland, hiking in Mohonk Preserve, very good Thai dinner at Lemongrass in New Paltz.

Thursday, Huguenot St, Washington's HQ, Storm King (amazing), good Mexican dinner at Maria Bonita in Highland Falls. We're staying at the Thayer Hotel in West Point--what a mistake!.

Today, we'll tour West Point, go to Fort Montgomery, then back to Tarrytown for the weekend. The reason for our trip is the Ardsley HS class of '66 reunion.
J62 is offline  
Old Aug 16th, 2011, 06:33 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 8,219
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It was challenging to find the kind of lodging we like--it seemed that our choices in many spots were dumpy motels or pricey B&Bs, neither of which really suits us. I wanted mid-range hotels, with free wifi, a frig, and a cofee maker.

Here's where we stayed and a brief comment about each:
Fishkill Homestead Suites: nothing fancy, but not dumpy; I liked having a kitchen.
Hyde Park Quality Inn: also OK, nothing special, good enough
Hudson Inn at Ca'Mea: small but beautiful room, great manager
Palenville Clark House B&B: pretty room, missing a clock and bathroom storage, delightful owners
New Paltz Motel 87: just barely good enough
West Point Thayer Hotel: our list of complaints (that the hotel agreed was legitimate) was so long that they credited us $80
Tarrytown Doubletree: beautiful large room, the nicest place we stayed
abram is offline  
Old Aug 16th, 2011, 08:48 PM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 35
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
wow thanks for your help...We are going out to a wedding on Long Island the 1 of Oct then thought we would travel up the hudson Valley and then across to MIddlebury vermont...and down into Connitecut. We'll take off on the 14th from JFK..There are just the two of us..We just want nice lodging, doesn't have to be Bed and Breakfast. We are from California..thanks
jokaca is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2011, 02:45 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 8,219
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
ou may want to read a guidebook, look at a map, and tell us what towns you are going to visit. That would make it easier for us to be helpful.
abram is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2011, 07:04 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 23,061
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You may want to read my report on a trip up the Hudson valley, although it would be of no help for the type of accommodations you are looking for; click on my name to find it.
Michael is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2011, 09:32 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,802
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We loved Mohonk Mountain house in NewPaltz, NY (very romantic, although expensive).
steviegene is offline  
Old Aug 18th, 2011, 08:46 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 31
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn in Rhinebeck, NY dates back to the 1700's and is one of the oldest operating inns in the US. You can stay in the historical building or one of the newer additions. There's a restaurant and pub too. The village itself is very quaint and there are many little shops and restaurants. Arielle's on East Market serves good food in a nice setting. Also in this area to visit is historical Hyde Park, NY. There you can visit the Roosevelt Mansion, Eleanor Roosevelt's (Val-Kill) cottage, and the Vanderbilt Mansion. The views of the Hudson River from the Roosevelt Mansion are beautiful. There are places to sit and enjoy this view. If you do travel to this area I have to suggest you stop at The Eveready Diner for any type of meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, desserts, shakes)you desire. It's an institution, so to speak. If you desire finer dining, the Culinary Insitute of America is there too and you can choose from different options. All of these places have websites, which will help you make a decision. I think it's one of the best areas to visit in the Hudson Valley.
cjap is offline  
Old Aug 18th, 2011, 08:50 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 31
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I forgot to mention the Belvedere Mansion on old Route 9 in Staatsburg for lodging. There aren't any tv's in the rooms, but they serve a gourmet breakfast. Rhinebeck is also home to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, where you can watch air shows.
cjap is offline  
Old Aug 18th, 2011, 11:47 AM
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 35
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Each response helps so much..We will be in the area for 10 days starting on the 30 of sept thru the 10th of Oct..have a wedding on Long Island..After NYC...thinking we will do the coast of Conn. then head thru the west side of Conn up thru mass to about Middlebury Vermont (to see a little color) then back via the Hudson valley. WE are leaving the night of Columbus day so I'm thinking for traffic purposes maybe we should stay near JFK the night before. Any other thoughts or loding suggestions appreciated.
jokaca is offline  
Old Aug 18th, 2011, 11:58 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 23,061
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
State highway 100 might be the best way to see Fall colors. It starts at the Mass. border and goes up the spine of the Green Mountains.

If going during Fall colors, you had better make reservations now.
Michael is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
sf7307
United States
26
Feb 6th, 2020 05:52 AM
eawagner
United States
13
Mar 22nd, 2015 07:28 PM
jsolo50
United States
9
Jun 14th, 2010 10:10 AM
poss
United States
4
Jun 4th, 2005 10:54 AM
BM
United States
5
Sep 21st, 2002 04:27 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Your Privacy Choices -