There is a special kind of feeling that only comes with autumn, especially on the east coast. Trees full of gorgeous red and gold leaves turn the once-green horizon into a kaleidoscope of vivid colors. There’s no better way to enjoy the fall foliage and seasonal activities than with a Hudson Valley fall getaway. Peaceful and rural, the unobstructed views seen here are a far cry from the urban sprawl of nearby New York City, but the quiet surroundings make for an unforgettable experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Embark on The Dutchess County Wine Trail
Spend the day trying delicious wines and taking in the views at these three stellar wineries and get a taste of local NY wine culture. Millbrook Winery, Clinton Vineyards, and Milea Estate Vineyard are all within 15 minutes of walking distance to each other. Just sip then stroll to discover each of these three wonderful wineries in the Hudson Valley… just follow the green signs! All three boast award-winning wines with distinct differences that make each worth the visit. Millbrook Winery was regarded as “Hudson Valley’s flagship winery” by the New York Times, Clinton Vineyard’s white wine was voted “best white in the Hudson Valley” and Milea Estate Vineyard made the list of 12 best wineries in New York State by Travel and Leisure Magazine! Explore and discover what makes each of these vineyards unique and taste incredible wines along with savory snacks and the wonderful memories you are sure to take home with you.
Sip Your Way Through Top Distilleries
In the mood for something more spirited? Tenmile and Shady Knoll distilleries both offer a unique experience catered to lovers of good spirits and each brings something special to the table. Tenmile specializes in high-quality Scotch-style whiskey along with their special citrus-based gins and the smoothest grain-to-glass vodka. Drink in a relaxed but refined atmosphere with tastings, food pairings, tours, and much more! Shady Knoll has the distinction of being both a first-class distillery as well as a working orchard from which they harvest the apples used to make their signature apple brandy and whiskey. You can pick your own apples as well as taste their superb spirits that we serve at our very own bar! They’re only 5 minutes down the road from The Millbrook Inn and we highly recommend a visit if you have the time. In addition, you can try a delicious Apple Brandy Caramel made using their spirits that we serve with our special fall dessert.
Soak Up the Sun and Stunning Scenery
One of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage is with a hike and picnic at Innisfree Gardens. This world-famous botanical garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and for good reason! 185 acres of meticulously crafted design taking inspiration from both east and west philosophies, the sheer beauty of this place is quite simply unparalleled, a true masterpiece of 20th-century landscape architecture. We would be more than happy to pack up a picnic lunch for you to take on your journey, or you can head on down to Babette’s Kitchen in downtown Millbrook and pick up one of their famous packed lunches. Share beautiful memories together and see the absolute best view of the fall foliage that you can get.
Visit the Local Farmer’s Market
Visit the Millbrook Farmer’s Market and see the best of fresh produce, handcrafted goods, and specialty foods from local vendors. Now entering its 32nd year, the long-running market is a community mainstay showcasing everything that makes Millbrook so unique. Held every Saturday from May 28th through October 29th, fall is an especially good time to visit as the harvest season produces a variety of delectable treats like baked goods, seasonal fruits, and much more. Grab a healthy snack, find the perfect gift for a loved one in your life, or just look around and browse the stalls, there’s always something interesting happening at the market.
Savor and Stay at The Millbrook Inn
Have the best of both worlds at our serene Hudson Valley Inn with everything you need to have a truly special time here amongst the beauty of the autumnal colors. Our property combines the unparalleled comfort of a boutique hotel with the charm and intimacy of a country inn for an unpretentious stay with all the luxurious amenities you expect from a high-class getaway. A jewel in the heart of the Hudson Valley, you can stay in beautiful rooms with decor inspired by the colonial history of the area and decorated with art pieces sourced from local artisans for a unique aesthetic. Sleep in comfortable king beds, warm up by the fireplace in the George and Henry rooms or get a gorgeous view from the private terrace in the Anne room. Have an authentic farm-to-table dinner at our in-house Millbrook, NY restaurant, try a drink made from local spirits at the bar, and relax by the fireplace in the lounge, an ideal way to end a day exploring the surrounding area. We’ve put together the signature Hudson Valley experience at Millbrook Inn, the perfect home base for a fall foliage getaway in New York!Book Now