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Where to Stay West of the Hudson: Highland

Crossing over the Hudson, something magical occurs. Suddenly, there are four amazing and unique places to stay. If you have an opportunity to stay in any of these places, grab it. These intimate and boutique lodging will transform your entire trip to a trip that you will be talking about for the rest of your life.

Right off the Bridge: Inn at Twaalfskill

Spa Stay: Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa

On the Trail: Fox Hill Bed and Breakfast

Woodland Delight: Black Creek Bed and Breakfast

Inn at Twaalfskill, named for Twaalfskill Creek which runs by the inn, is in Highland, New York and is right off the Empire State Trail. The 3-room charming bed and breakfast's stately rooms and delicous breakfast will make you want to keep on coming back again. Innkeepers Nancy and Eric Norberg have worked diligently since 2005 to make a luxurious space for travelers to stay in their picturesque neighborhood.

Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa is South of the bridge, is a 3.5 miles out of the way, but certainly worthwhile. There are 10 rooms and 8 cottages, but try to snag a room with a view of the Hudson. Henry's at the Farm restaurant uses fresh produce from their own Milestone Farm to create a tasty menu. Treat yourself to a spa treatment to rejuvenate body and soul, such as their Milestone Farm Massage, which uses lavender grown locally at their own farm. There's also an animal sanctuary on site - go check out those llamas!

Fox Hill Bed and Breakfast is about 2.5 miles past the Walkway Over the Hudson. If you're just passing through for a night, you'll have to come on a weekday, as there is a 2 night minimum on weekends and 3 night minimum on holiday weekends. The inn, which has 3 guestrooms named Thalia, Euphrosyne, and Aglaia, is spectacularly located just two minutes off the trail. Sheila Fishman, who converted the mid 1920s farmhouse to a vibrant bed and breakfast, is also a biker and hiker, so you'll be in great company. Her cat, a great host, will respect your privacy and not enter the guestrooms

Black Creek Bed and Breakfast is 1.2 miles off the trail. http://www.booking.com/Share-tgrbDR The hosts, Dan and Brittany, strive to make every guest feel at home and are super-responsive to feedback. The location is serene and set-back, but still highly accessible. Each room is decorated differently, such as the Zen Room, the Paris Room, and the Master Suite. Black Creek comes highly rated, and is sure to leave you well rested and looking for more.


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