TOP PICKS

Ah, romance. The stuff that makes the world go round has couples coming from all over, popping the question at gorgeous sites within the lush landscape of the Hudson Valley. Plan the excitement of “Will you marry me?” at a bed and breakfast or other special location in the Hudson Valley. Make it memorable with a weekend getaway, a cozy fireside dinner, a scenic spot. Everyone remembers the day they said “I will.” Marriage proposals made in the Hudson Valley turn “Marry me?” into “I do.”

Albany

Morgan State House Inn
The Morgan State House is an excellent example of late 19th century elegance and design. Restored to provide the most unique accommodations, it offers the perfect environment for guests in a comfortable, secure and restful atmosphere. 

393 State Street, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 427-6063 • www.statehouse.com

Washington Park Inn

A brick, turreted Victorian mansion built in 1884 has been transformed into an all ensuite mansion inn with private baths. The Inn is situated directly on historic Washington Park, a short walk to downtown Albany and the hip Center Square neighborhood. The Inn caters to busy professionals who just need things to work or the leisure traveler who wants to relax and take things in.

634 Madison Ave Albany, NY 12208
(518) 225-4567 • www.washingtonparkinn.com

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Columbia

Mount Merino Manor
Experience the gracious hospitality of a luxury bed and breakfast sitting on a lush hilltop, surrounded by 100-acres of shaded woodlands with magnificent views of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River. Romantic guestrooms offer beautiful views, candle-lit fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and spa-jetted showers.

4317 Route 23, Hudson

518-828-5583 | www.mountmerinomanor.com

Clermont State Historic Site
Seven generations of Livingston's lived at Clermont, a riverside mansion with a rich and varied history. Now a museum, with views of the Hudson River, gardens, and 5-miles of trails.

1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

518-537-4240 | www.friendsofclermont.org

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Dutchess

Brinckerhoff Inn Bed & Breakfast
Cozy up at one of Dutchess County’s new, historic boutique inn’s located in Fishkill. The Brinckerhoff Inn Bed and Breakfast offers a luxurious experience with high-end amenities, while withholding the integrity of the historic mansion with original wood flooring and traditional lavish furnishings of the 18th-century. Wake up each morning to a gourmet breakfast served fireside before venturing out to experience the treasures of the Hudson Valley region.

1577 NY-52, Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 765-2535 • www.brinckerhoffinn.com   

 

Shadows on the Hudson
One of Dutchess County’s premier steak and seafood waterfront restaurants, Shadows offers award-winning cuisine, specialty cocktails, modern décor and unmatched views of the Hudson River. The perfect spot to enjoy a lovely evening out and impress that special someone.

176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-9500 • www.shadowsonthehudson.com

Greene

Shinglekill Falls B&B
Located in Purling, NY and is directly adjacent to the breathtaking thirty two foot Shinglekill Falls.  Nestled at the base of  Windham Mountain in the beautiful Northern Catskill Mountains this renovated 1800's house has been a favorite all season getaway destination for generations.

508 Mountain Ave., Purling, NY 
(845) 216-2587 • www.shinglekill.com 

 

Rosehaven
Perched at the head of the famous Kaaterskill Clove, you are surrounded by timeless beauty and endless opportunities for outdoor fun. Indoors, enjoy splendid surroundings in comfortable Victoriana with delightful touches of Arts and Crafts architecture. Intricate Bradbury & Bradbury wall and ceiling papers and a cozy fireplace reconstructed in unusual handcrafted tiles grace the inviting sitting room.

147 Sunset Park Rd., Haines Falls, NY
(518) 589-5636 • www.rosehaveninn.com

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Orange

Orange County Arboretum
35 acres of professionally planned gardens, tree plantings, and water features. Site of Orange County’s 9/11 Memorial. Available for rentals and events. Daylight hours.

41 Grove Street, Montgomery, NY 12549
(845) 615-3830 • www.orangecountyarboretum.org

Fantasy Balloon Flights
Hot air balloon rides. FAA certified pilots. Flights include champagne and flight certificate. Departs from Randall Airport, Middletown. Reservations. May-October.

2 Evergreen Lane, Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 856-7103 • www.fantasyfliers.com

Putnam

The Garrison
The Garrison offers guests an 18-hole golf course with stunning views, a critically-acclaimed fine dining restaurant called Valley, overnight accommodations in the four-room Inn, private event spaces for weddings and celebrations.

2015 US 9, Garrison, New York 10524
845.424.3604 • http://www.thegarrison.com/

Rensselaer

The La Perla Restaurant
Chef Alfonso Acampora will delight your senses with an authentic Italian dining experience. With four candle-lit dining rooms offering fine dining, you will be made to feel right at home.

3016 NY Highway 43, Averill Park, NY 12018
(518) 674-3774 • www.gregoryhouse.com/laperla

Taconic Crest Trail
One of the Northeast’s best-kept secrets, the Taconic Crest Trail features breathtaking views in three states. Challenging and easy trails offer views, a snow hole and more.

651 Taconic Trail, Petersburg, NY 12138
www.taconichiking.com

Rockland

Restaurant X
When you’re up for the weekend or an evening to profess your love, bring your intended to Restaurant X in Congers. Sit by the roaring fireplace in the bar before dinner, a romantic setting for any twosome. The stylish restaurant serves American cuisine flavored with international seasonings, all served within an elegant country atmosphere. Stay at a B&B or boutique hotel nearby.

117 North Route 303, Congers, NY 10920
(845) 268-6555 • www.xaviars.com/restaurants/restaurant-x

Ulster

Mohonk Mountain House
This award-winning National Historic Landmark Resort offers space for meeting/conferences, lodging and weddings, as well as meals by award-winning chefs, an award-winning spa, fireplaces, indoor heated pool and fitness center. Outside you’ll find a pristine lake, miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, an ice skating pavilion, areas for rock climbing, boating, tennis and golf.

1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz
(866) 966-0348 • www.mohonk.com

Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
Diamond Mills is a 30-room boutique hotel, tavern and special events venue located in the historic Village of Saugerties. Nestled above the Esopus Falls, Diamond Mills offers a lodging and culinary experience like no other in the region.

25 South Partition Street, Saugerties, NY 12477
(845) 247-0700 • www.diamondmillshotel.com

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Westchester

RiverWalk in Tarrytown
Historic homes maintain their popularity with lovers, perhaps because many a mansion was built for newlyweds. RiverWalk in Tarrytown winds through the grounds of Lyndhurst, an 1838 gothic Revival mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The esplanade offers views of the river and the Palisades stretching to the Manhattan skyline. In this dramatic setting, who would dare say no?

250 W. Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-8347 • www.scenichudson.org/parks/riverwalkparktarrytown