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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.

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Drive-in Movies

Your getaway, which is so far packed with history, tranquility, and healthy meals, won’t be complete without a drive-in movie! Drive-in movies are a classic staple for anyone who would like to get a feel of what it was like when movie theaters were not a part of the vocabulary yet. For $9, you’d be able to stay inside the comforts of your own vehicle, whilst enjoying the latest movie releases.

6 Reasons to Visit Buttermilk Falls

There are two drive-in movie places located in this area. One is in Hyde Park, which is close to the Vanderbilt Mansion and the Culinary Institute of America, and the other one is in Poughkeepsie. Do check their movie schedules, as most of them start around 8 to 9 pm.

This weekend getaway really got me relaxed and pumped up for a new week of work. If I had it my way I would have planned for a longer stay. Being surrounded by nature and being able to eat farm-to-table food greatly reenergized me. There’s also something magical about walking inside old mansions that house so much history. It’s like walking in the footsteps of others and seeing things through their eyes, if only for a momentary glimpse.

Try to spend some getaway time in this area and you will definitely see what I’m talking about.

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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 lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 34 Comments

  1. You’ve really convinced me to book a stay there. I really like how the Buttermilk Inn looks like. It’s plain and nothing really too fancy, but the surroundings and the views are really great. I will literally turn off my phone just so I can really relax during my stay here. No social media or gadgets aside from taking pictures. No WiFi for me and no data connection either. I just want a vacation that’s away from all the pressures of daily life and I just want to chill!

  2. It must be very fun to travel to a lot of places. If only I had that luxury too.

  3. Sorry, but I’m not a fan of historic places. It’s just nice to take pictures but it just doesn’t feel fulfilling for me.

  4. ERICA

    Rhineback looks like a very colorful place to visit. It’s an eye-candy to look at. I bet pictures and OOTDs would be amazing here. But I prefer the scenery in Buttermilk more than the Hamptons style one. Sometimes, luxurious hotels aren’t the key to a great vacation. It’s the amount of lush greenery that I see around me. We’re always surrounded by hotels in the city anyway and I want a change of scenery when I’m on a vacation. I don’t even mind sleeping in wooden beds.

  5. Where’s the falls? Of all the things… That’s what you didn’t show.

  6. I didn’t think drive-in theaters still existed. It’s a nice thing though! I want to experience it.?

  7. Jeanette Cobb

    A facial sounds really good right now. I agree with your philosophy that our skin will reflect what’s on the inside. I’ve never encountered Babor products, but if I ever encounter them I’ll avoid it because I don’t want toxic products on my skin. Cucumber toner sounds really great and refreshing on the skin, I would also want to try that apple honey mask. It probably smells like delicious pie. I really want to try. I’m asking my friends to go here with me.

  8. KELLY

    If you enjoy places like this or museum like visits, this can be a good place. But if I wanted R & R, I would rather go elsewhere.

    • Carol Hopkins

      I kind of feel the same. This place looks beautiful but there isn’t much to do.

  9. The Vanderbilt mansion looks really cool. It looks like something from the movies. It would be really great to take pictures here.

  10. Llamas are so cute. I like that the wildlife here is very abundant. I really think that there should be more places that are like this– a sanctuary for wildlife and a haven for people to enjoy nature at its finest. I find it really rare for places like this to be frequently be visited by people, unless you’re a nature lover and you’re in a vacation. But places like this need regulars so they can appreciate the beauty of having nature around us instead of skyscrapers.

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