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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2018

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 Milton

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:
  • 1800 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 4.818182 based on 46 reviews

Fall get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend at Mary Ellen’s wonderful home!! The house is situated on the Hudson river and very spacious and extremely clean and well equipped. The natural light coming through the expansive windows was so pleasant and allowed us to see the beautiful fall colors from all over the house. Mary Ellen was extremely generous and helpful with all that we needed!! It was a perfect weekend and we would definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share with others what you loved about the River House. Please come back; **returning guests get a $100.00 discount. Until then Mary Ellen & Michael
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Wonderful Home!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We loved the views of the Hudson and the quaint setting

Good location as we had day trips planned up to Poughkeepie and Hyde Park...The amenities this home has to offer was perfect for our 4 day vacation plans. The home is well kept and we would definitely consider returning to this home!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Essex Fells, NJ

clean,charming and lovely with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

We rented the River house so family members could be together for the graduation of our son from Marist. It was closer to the campus than I thought, very easy to get to, and was a lovely respite after the hubub on campus! It was comfortable and had everything we needed, and was sparkling clean. The views were so lovely even in the rain. My sister and I are planning a trip back for a girls' getaway we enjoyed it so much!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot, perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly situated and exactly as described. We found everything we needed there, couldn't have asked for a more wonderful property. We were well prepared with complete instructions before we arrived and we were met with loads of local information in the front foyer on the table. There were helpful notes and directions everywhere, we didn't have a single question. We were instantly comfortable and at ease in our temporary home away from home.

The house is lovingly restored and decorated with nothing lacking. The view is breathtaking; our surroundings inside and out, immediately relaxing and calming.

My family could not have been happier and we did not waste any time reserving our next weekend in 2018. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing all that you liked about the River House and the Hudson Valley. As a thank you to returning guests, we credit $100.00 upon check out. Looking forward to your return Thanksgiving 2018!
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Exactly as promised

  • 5 of 5

This property delivered perfectly on the written and photographic promises made in the posting. Completely satisfying from start to finish. If you like the description (we did) you will love the visit (we did). Top score from us!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the charm inside the home and walking around the grounds, walking to veggie and apple picking, going to the Falcon for live music, wine on the porch, and a good nights sleep. Hard to pack up and head home!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $125

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.