The Hudson River House is a spacious private residence with majestic views of the Hudson River set within a peaceful landscaped environment. You can spend your time relaxing and enjoying River life from inside the house, from the porch or deck. Outside explore country roads through paths of apple orchids, beautiful flowering trees, and bushes that surround the landscape making each season exciting and colorful.
Brink your Kayak, or canoe, (see photos of the launching spot at the edge of the River which is a 3-minute drive down the hill) at Milton Landing Park. You can fish on the doc, enjoy the Riverboats, watch eagles, cranes, and ducks fly overhead. Have a picnic on the grounds. The park also includes a revived 1803 Train station.
More about the House:
The entire house has been renovated and modernized with an emphasis on bright and sunny rooms that offer spectacular views of the river. We upgraded the kitchen with an open wall that allows 'the chef' to prepare food while chatting with guests in the dining room while they enjoy viewing the vast river through the picture window. Or Have dinner on the deck (grill is ready!) There is also an old-fashioned side porch to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, bird watch, have cocktails, watch the boats go by, wake up early and see a spectacular sunrise directly over the river, or fall asleep to a full moon reflecting into the river.
More about the rooms:
There are four spacious bedrooms, two and a half baths and 1400 square feet of living space. Three of the four bedrooms have river views, and one overlooks the apple orchids. On the first floor, there is an outdoor deck off the kitchen. In the parlor, you can enter a porch through French doors. (Both have River views) The kitchen is new with top of the line stainless steel appliances, custom woodwork, and granite counters. The downstairs laundry room also has a renovated modern bath with unique tiling and fixtures. The living and dining rooms are very spacious and nicely detailed with beautiful furnishings, and polished wood floors.
The house has central a/c, oil heating, Wi-Fi with a dedicated password, cable television, washer dryer.
Milton is a charming little town on the Hudson River in the Hudson Valley. It is home to several wineries, orchards, and farms where you will find fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, produce and 'U Pick orchards in-season - apples, pears, cherries, peaches, grapes, berries, pumpkins and Christmas trees, just minutes away, plus ample shopping and dining, and much more.
You are within walking distance of Frida's Bakery for pastry, breakfast, and lunch-- on Main Street. The famous Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa is a ten-minute walk along a country road. You can reserve their spa services and dine at Henry's farm-to-table restaurant there.
Drive to Walkway over the Hudson, a recently renovated bridge high above the river, for your morning jog or walk.
Another renowned restaurant is the Ship Lantern Inn: excellent American cuisine- white tablecloths- and excellent wait staff. Explore the infamous Culinary Institute (Reservations in advance suggested for all).
Milton is not far from West Point, Roosevelt House, Vanderbilt Mansion. There are lots of trails, Mountains, hiking, biking, wineries, antiquing, horseback riding, sailing, historic sites, museums, and parks, mountains, hiking trails, antique stores, and spas.
There are pamphlets and brochures inside the home.
Day trips: Only 90 minutes from Manhattan, Milton is 10 minutes from Amtrak and Metro-North in Poughkeepsie. Milton is conveniently situated near New Paltz, Gardiner, Beacon, Woodstock, Saugerties, Rhinebeck, and Millbrook.
History of 'The Hudson Valley': It is one of the most historic places in the USA. The area is famous for being the first wine-producing region in the country, while bountiful farms have been here for centuries. The scenery is so remarkable it inspired the first arts movement in the U.S, the Hudson River School. These 1800's artists/naturalists-on-canvas would not be surprised to learn that 20th century residents were crusaders in saving the Hudson Valley landscape at Storm King Mountain where the Mountain where the country's environmental movement was born.
Ramble over forts from the Revolutionary War, and see where Washington lived for most of it. The area was so strategic for defense, America's first military academy, West Point, was established here in1802. 100 years later, Great Estates were built by the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts and Rockefellers.
Excursions: LOCALLY; Enjoy day trips to amazing places like West Point Military Academy, Boscobel, Shawangunk Wine Trail, Mohonk Mountain Preserve, the village of Millbrook, the village of Woodstock, the village of Rhinebeck, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Olana- home of the famed Hudson River Art movement, the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt estates, the Culinary Institute of America and….
IF you want to explore further into New York City, take a 90 minute train ride along the Hudson, into Grand Central Station or drive in, see a Broadway play, visit the many famous Art, and History Museums, or shop to your heart's desire.
Have dinner or snack at the Grand Central station, (which feels like is a small city within NYC.) and then take the train home.
It's all here..