I’ll use pretty much any excuse to travel, so when my husband recently told me that he didn’t want anything for his birthday, I started thinking about trip ideas. He said he didn’t want any thing, but travel isn’t a thing; it’s an experience. And so began my search for a romantic getaway.
After my parents generously offered to watch our daughter, I started hunting for idyllic inns within two hours of the city. First on my list was Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa and–fortunately for us–it was available. I’ve been eyeing this place for a while, and especially since its new farm-to-table restaurant, Henry’s, opened last year. (As an aside, the restaurant is named after the owners’ son, who’s a frequent guest. And as romantic as our getaway was, Buttermilk is also super family friendly, making me excited to go back with our daughter one day.)
Let me tell you: Buttermilk did not disappoint. From our cozy room in the main house, to the small farm and picturesque pond, to the on-site spa to the delicious food, we had everything we wanted within a ten-minute walk. And with a new barn for events, the property really reminded me of where we got married. Even better, the surrounding area of Ulster County is full of things to do. I could have stayed for a week. Check back tomorrow for a few highlights and book your own trip soon… Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is coming up: March 18-31.
Photos of Buttermilk Falls by Jen Swetzoff; 10-11 March 2012.