Hudson River Valley, N.Y.: How to get there, where to stay, what to do
By Daniel Fromson,
if you go
US Airways offers connecting flights from BWI Marshall Airport to Albany, N.Y., with December fares starting at $161 round trip.
WHERE TO STAY
Union Street Guest House
345-349 Union St., Hudson
Greek Revival home turned boutique hotel in historic downtown Hudson. Rooms from $200.
Inn at the Falls
50 Red Oaks Mill Rd., Poughkeepsie
A 36-room inn in a quiet part of town, recently bought by the Best Western chain and fully renovated. Rooms from $110.
WHERE TO EAT
Cafe Le Perche
230 Warren St., Hudson
Homey French-influenced fare featuring artisanal breads. Sandwiches, salads and entrees $9-$22.
The Historic Village Diner
7550 N. Broadway, Red Hook
A remarkably well-preserved early-20th-century diner offering classic American dishes. Breakfast specials from $4.50.
WHAT TO DO
Soons Orchard and Farm Market
23 Soons Cir., New Hampton
A family-run orchard featuring apples, fresh cider, homemade baked goods and other produce and regional products, with a hard-cider tasting room coming shortly. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
14 Grist Mill Lane, Gardiner
Adjacent to the historic Tuthilltown Gristmill, offering tastings of its handcrafted spirits (Thursday through Sunday, $10) as well as tours (Saturdays and Sundays, $15 including tasting, $10 without). Tours by reservation only; may be booked online.
Montgomery Place Orchards and Annandale Cidery
8 Davis Way, Annandale-on-Hudson
The orchard isn’t regularly open to the public, but its hard cider and other products are available at its farm market at routes 9G and 199 (Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed after Thanksgiving). Group tours can sometimes be arranged by calling in advance.