Established by David Rockefeller as a memorial to his wife, Peggy, Stone Barns Center promotes sustainable, community-based food production. The site is the home of the celebrated restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns.
While Tarrytown House Estate made its name as a conference center, this popular destination offers rooms for individual visitors. The “campus” contains a collection of historic and modern buildings and features river views, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and an exercise facility. Cellar 49, with its wine vault in what used to be the private bowling alley of the Biddle Mansion, serves up a modern twist on classic American cuisine in a moody setting of stone, brick, and rich wood. Both Sunnyside and Lyndhurst can be reached on foot from Tarrytown House. Inquire when booking about heritage tour packages that include visits to area historic sites such as Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, and special Historic Hudson Valley events, including The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.
Formerly the convent of the Episcopal Sisters of Saint Mary’s, The Abbey Inn emerges, wholly renovated and re-imagined, as the premier retreat for today’s modern traveler.
Located in Northern Westchester, just one hour from Grand Central Terminal, perched high, overlooking the Hudson River, The Abbey Inn features luxurious guest rooms and suites, exquisite indoor and outdoor private event spaces, a full-service spa and Apropos, farm to table restaurant and bar.
The lovingly and painstakingly restored convent and chapel atop Fort Hill in Peekskill is the ideal venue for celebrating all of life’s meaningful moments.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns is the Barber family’s second restaurant for fine dining, their first being the well-known, highly regarded “Blue Hill,” in Greenwich Village. Their creative, prix fixe menus reflect the seasons and feature food from Hudson Valley and regional farms. In 2004, the New York Times rated this restaurant “excellent.” Reservations for the restaurant (dinner only) are required. Blue Hill also runs a small, informal café for lunch and snacks. Reservations are not needed for the cafe.
Stained-glass windows by European masters Matisse and Chagall, commissioned by the Rockefeller family, adorn this unassuming country church.
Located on the former Pocantico Hills and Rockwood Hall country estates of John D. Rockefeller family and William Rockefeller, the park offers 55 miles of carriage roads for walking, hiking, carriage driving, and cross-country skiing.
Amenities include free WiFi, free hot breakfast, and an indoor pool
You can visit Washington Irving’s grave in the bucolic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, just a few miles north of Sunnyside in the village of Sleepy Hollow. Guided tours of the cemetery, located across the street from Philipsburg Manor, are available for a fee from April through November. Self-guided visits by car or on foot are free.
Afternoon and evening tours are a great way to complement your visit to a Historic Hudson Valley site or event.
Built in 1685 by the lord of Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church is the oldest church in New York State. The church is open on many weekend afternoons in summer and fall. The Burying Ground is open year-round. Combine your visit with a trip to Philipsburg Manor, right across the street.
Amenities include free breakfast, WiFi, a fitness center, and a pool.
A farmer’s market and community gathering with live musicians and more. Saturdays from 8:30am – 2pm; Memorial Day – Thanksgiving.