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6 Reasons to Visit Buttermilk Falls

One of our favorite areas in the Hudson Valley comes alive with these can’t-miss experiences.


The first thing that comes to mind when I think of getting some R & R that will tremendously rejuvenate me isn’t the beach nor some far Mediterranean seaside. When I close my eyes I want to hear chirping birds, the sound of rustling leaves, and probably the slow hush of a river. This is what I always envisioned as a perfect getaway. Far enough from the city to feel like you’re out in nature, yet close enough not to get exhausted during traveling.

6 Reasons to Visit Buttermilk Falls

Me, soaking in the scenery at Buttermilk in upstate NY’s Hudson Valley

So when I decided to go for a quick getaway from New York City, I found myself in the Hudson Valley area of upstate NY, about an hour and a half north of NYC. If you’re looking for more reasons why you should go to this side of town, here are just a few of them:

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 13 Comments


  2. Robin Collins

    Such gorgeous place. Another must go vacation spot that I have to see.

  3. I’ve only been to this area once, but I never thought about staying in this inn. Now I know where I can have some quality R and R.

    • Hannah Meyers

      I also didn’t know this place existed and its so close to the chaos that is NY. Don’t get me wrong, I love NYC. 😀

  4. Sarah Evanston

    I toured the Vanderbilt Mansion a few years ago — it’s incredible. Highly recommend it. Next time I’ll also check out Buttermilk – looks like heaven.

    • Francis Woods

      I’ve never been, but I adore the Gilded Age. Have you seen the new show on comedy central called Another Period?? It’s about that time period and people like the Vanderbilts — so hilarious.

      • Hannah Meyers

        I watch that, Francis! It’s so crazy funny. And it gives me an idea how life was before. Nothing different, to be honest. It’s still all about the fame and fortune 🙂

  5. Buttermilk Falls looks so picturesque! The next time I’m in NYC for an extended period (which should be soon, hopefully), I’ll make a trip up there. 🙂

  6. Oh wow – Buttermilk Falls sounds incredible! I’m always on the hunt for great weekend escapes from NYCrazy… thanks for this one! Sounds like fall would be the ideal time to visit, when the leaves are changing. Can’t wait!

  7. Wow, this place looks amazing! It’s so close to NYC, you’d think it’s in Montana or something like that. I have to talk my BF into booking us a trip up there. Looks like it’ll have to be after the summer, they’re crazy booked up right now! It’s all your fault Urbanette, haha 🙂

  8. Christine Muchoe

    Definitely adding this to my list of places to visit! So close to the city too, thanks for sharing!

  9. Trish Potter

    Terrific, comprehensive article on Butternut Hill and vicinity in the Hudson Valley. So much info, including Storm King Art Center, Vanderbilt Mansion, Rhinebeck, area inns and restaurants, it’s almost a mini travel guide (with great photos) to the region. Well done!

  10. I’ve always wanted to go to this part of the Hudson Valley. You’ve given me more reasons to go! Thanks, Hilary 😀

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