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Best value $325 per night 2 people + $68 per night each additional person

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Best of both worlds, enjoy peace and serenity of River life; or day trips to N.Y

The Hudson River House is a spacious residence with majestic views of the Hudson River. Our setting is extremely private, quiet, and peaceful.

The entire house has been renovated and modernized with an emphasis on bright and sunny rooms that offer spectacular views of the river. The kitchen has been completely modernized with a large open wall that allows 'the chef' to prepare food but also socialize with guests in the dining room while they enjoy the huge picture window displaying the beautiful river with all it’s fascinating boats, wildlife, and water sports, even hot air balloons.

You will be within walking distance to Fridas Bakery and breakfast, the new Red House Asian fusion Bar/Restaurant, the famous Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa where you can enjoy their spa services and eat at Henry's farm-to-table restaurant, The's an historic revived 1803 Train station that sits at the River's edge with a doc to observe the River or fish, It has a docking spot for your own kayak or canoe. There's also walkway over the Hudson, where you can walk above the river on a recently renovated bridge. There are lots of trails, Mountains, hiking, biking, wineries, antiquing, horseback riding, sailing, and more.

Close to the Culinary institute, West Point, Roosevelt House---Or Have dinner on the dick (grill is ready!) Sit back on the side porch 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.

Other than the scenic Hudson River, apple orchids, beautiful flowering trees and bushes surround the property making each season exciting and colorful.

There are 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths and 2600 square feet of living space. Four bedrooms, three which overlook the Hudson, and one the orchids. On the main floor, we have an outdoor deck plus an old fashioned porch both overlooking the River. Inside there is a new kitchen with top of the line stainless-steel appliances, custom woodwork and new granite counters. The bathroom downstairs has been totally renovated with unique modern tiling and fixtures. The living and dining rooms are very spacious and nicely detailed with beautiful furnishings,and polished oak floors .

The house has central a/c and oil heating.

There is a deck overlooking the river that you enter from the kitchen with and umbrella, patio furniture, and grill. There is also an old fashioned porch (with hanging wisteria, & relaxing deck chairs) that also overlooks the river

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.

Within driving distance: historic sites, museums, parks, mountains, hiking trails, antique stores and spas.

Day trips: Only 90 minutes from Manhattan, Milton is 10 minutes from Amtrak and Metro-North in Poughkeepsie and is perfectly situated near New Paltz, Gardiner, 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..

More Details

Mary Ellen Maniatis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Mary Ellen Maniatis

We are both artists who lived and worked in the creative fields in Manhattan for thirty years.

Having grown up in Rhode Island, where the ocean is never far away, we stumbled upon Milton and the Hudson Valley. The river views and country landscapes mesmerized us. We dropped everything and moved here.

The best part is that we did not have to give up all that New York City has to offer as it is only 1 1/2 drive or train ride along the river on Metro North or Amtrak into grand central station. We are standing at walkway over the Hudson River. A brisk morning walk is a nice way to get ones cardio up rather than a gym treadmill!

Why Mary Ellen Maniatis chose Hudson Valley

Because it is like nothing we have ever seen!

What makes this house unique

Be it in winter,spring,summer or Fall-- magnificent sunrises; the colors the moon casts over the river…and anticipating what beauty the next day brings: birds,(especially now that the 'eagles' are back) wildlife, boats and barges along the river: Even rain brings the most unusual rainbows!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your lovely home.
Oct 2015
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Milton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , also has hand washing sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , first floor:modern tiled, 1/2 bath hand washing sink-toilet
    basement, next to laundry room - toilet , tub , shower , lower level (basement) bathroom, sink, & shower-
  • half bath on the first floor , toilette and sink (tiled) full bath on second floor - shower, tub, sink, toilette. full bath lower level next to the laundry room, shower, sink, toilette
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms; All of the bedrooms have wonderful views; three have river views, and gardens; and one has garden views and apple orchids. All have fresh linens; pillows; blankets; towels, soaps. They have ample storage and closets, as well as central air conditioning in summer; and radiator heat in winter.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
within walking distance to the beautiful buttermilk falls Inn and spa. You can book all spa services at the buttermilk falls in advance of your arrival and take a leisurely walk or drive to the spa.


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Best value $325 per night 2 people + $68 per night each additional person
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 38 reviews

Don't tell your friends!

  • 5 of 5

This is a PERFECT getaway in the Hudson Valley. The house is absolutely lovely and well-situated for hiking, wine tours, Hudson Valley mansions, or just sitting on the porch staring at the river. It's a secret gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for sharing with future travelers the places and activities you discovered in the Hudson Valley. And, most of all, for reminding us of the simple pleasures in life, like sitting on the porch and enjoying the River!
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beautiful home with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and just as described. Loved sitting on the deck and surveying the views. Everything was spotless. The owner allowed us to check in early, which was really clutch, as we only had a few days. Highly recommended!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, well stocked amenities, beautiful view, great grill and desk, super responsive host...we had a relaxing weekend doing puzzles, going to wineries, and visiting Storm King. Perfect house for a weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and for sharing activities for future guests. hope you will return soon. Mary Ellen and Michael
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Nice view and kept clean and organized.

  • 4 of 5

Property was dated but clean and comfortable. Beautiful view from the outside decks.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last summer and we are still talking about how perfect this mini vacation was. The view from the house was georgious! The house was very clean and full of amenities. The town has a very nice deli/cafe and good restaurants are near by. Thank you for having us at your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing how much you enjoyed the River house. We hope you will return for more fun in the Hudson Valley. Yours, Mary Ellen & Michael Hudson River House
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Sheer Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate. We appreciate staying in a property that is clearly set up to be a vacation home. The location was excellent from we could explore the Hudson River area. The washer/dryer was perfect as were all of the other little touches to make us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the River House. Hope you will be back soon! yours Mary Ellen & Michael
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Stewart International, Newburgh, New York
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red House, Main Street
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Empire Cruise Lines, Poughkeepsie, NY
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Apple Green's Golf Course, South st. Highland NY
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Metro North, Amtrak, Poughkeepsie NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route US 9W, Milton, NY
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Frida's Bakery, Red House, Henry's, Ship Lantern
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
belaire, high mount, hunter, windam
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hudson River, Lake Miniwaska,
Car: recommended

The Hudson River House will inspire you to explore, be creative, unwind, simply relax, enjoy, and observe nature from your view of the River. Be it Eagles soaring over its ice in winter, to ferry boats, tug boats, sail boats, a replica pirate ship and hot air balloons passing. Wake up to spectacular summer sunrises, end each day with a different sunset and a clear moon reflected in the river. Walk to Main Street for Breakfast at Frida's Bakery, Lunch, or evening dinner and Bar at the Red House, or Buttermilk falls, to dine at Henry's restaurant.. Many farm to table restaurants, Wineries, vineyards, orchards, veggie and apple picking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $68 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

Please include ages of children in your inquiry, as there is no charge for children not requiring their own bedroom. -
While pets are not allowed, (Service and therapy pets are accommodated.) we can refer an excellent "pet and play" pet sitting daytime and overnight services so your pets can travel with you & be nearby.
The River House is a non smoking facility and no lit candles please. (we have very realistic- battery-operated candles in each room.)
Sleeping tents are not allowed on the grounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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