Wake up to a beautiful view of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River. The smell of good, strong coffee will help you rise before you make your way to a light-filled dining space. There, you’ll taste the goodness of locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs and bacon from a local butcher. You’ll nosh on homemade muffins or breads, a hot entree and seasonal fresh fruit. The gourmet country breakfast at Mount Merino Manor will have you fueled for the day. And if breakfast isn’t enough to entice you to plan a Hudson getaway, let’s discuss even more reasons why you should visit Hudson Valley this season.
After a good night’s rest and delicious breakfast, it’s time for a little holiday shopping. With more than 50 antique shops, 19 art galleries, 12 home stores, four jewelry stores, and eight clothing and vintage shops, you’re certain to find the perfect gift. You’ll find things you simply can’t find anywhere else. Forget that department store and browse items in unique shops and boutiques. Wow your loved one, or buy something special for yourself!
If you or your spouse aren’t into shopping, perhaps you enjoy trying different wines and spirits. Celebrate as you visit Hudson Valley by stopping by Hudson Wine Merchants, Harvest Spirits Distillery, or Hudson-Chatham Winery! In fact, you can pick up a bottle of wine or pear brandy to take back.
Spend time walking through Hudson in the afternoon and take in the preserved architecture on the National Register of Historic Places. Hudson is surrounded by natural beauty and is so rich in art and history. If we haven’t struck your fancy just yet though, how about some skiing and snowboarding? Nothing says winter like these seasonal activities. If you’ve been waiting all year for it, there are some excellent choices nearby for all levels of ability. The Catskills and Berkshires abound with peaks and trails for snowboarding or skiing. We suggest Catamount, Windham, and Mountain Trails Cross County Ski Center. They are all so beautiful!
Now that you have spent a day out and about in the Hudson Valley, return to your room or suite at Mount Merino Manor and sip champagne with your traveling partner. But let’s not forget dessert… Cafe le Perche is a great option when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth. Try their classic pumpkin pie, carrot cake with brown butter cream cheese frosting or New York cheesecake. In addition to a baked goods market, their location features an intimate bar, elegant dining room, lounge and outdoor terrace. Dine in or enjoy in the privacy of your own room at Mount Merino Manor.
In your room, you will find all the best travel amenities, including beside chocolate, plush robes and fresh flowers, that will complete your perfect bed and breakfast experience. We are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable, memorable and enjoyable as possible!
Photo courtesy of: Mountain Trails Cross County Ski Center