Hustle! Hustle! Hustle! Alarm clocks, work, tight schedules, and chores…all necessary, but things that can rob you from spending quality time with the one you love, doing the things you love. It is time to pull your loved one away from the day to day routine for a romantic getaway that allows you to enjoy each other and enjoy life. The following romantic getaway ideas are within two hours of Manhattan, but seem like worlds away.
Mount Merino Manor
You cannot schedule a romantic getaway without a having a great place to stay. Schedule your stay in our luxury bed and breakfast located on a private country setting in Hudson, New York. Our stately Victorian manor was built in the 1870’s and has seven beautiful guest rooms. Several of our rooms have scenic views of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River. Enjoy candle-lit fireplaces, spa-jetted showers, and whirlpool tubs. Mount Merino Manor serves a full gourmet country breakfast.
Cruise the Hudson River aboard the Rip Van Winkle as you wind your way past large estates, Hudson River lighthouses, small villages, vineyards, orchards, and scenic preservation sites. A river cruise is a wonderful way to share the day with your loved one as you experience all the beauty, history, and recreation the Hudson River has to offer. The Rip Van Winkle Hudson River Cruise is located in Kingston, NY.
Katterskill Falls claim to fame came in 1819 when Washington Irving mentioned them in his story “Rip Van Winkle.” Located between Palenville and Haines Falls, this two drop water fall spans a distance of 260 feet. The hike to see the falls is estimated to take one to two hours round trip and is ranked as an easy to easy-moderate climb. The falls were a popular subject for American Landscape painting by students of the Hudson River School. Beautiful views can be seen from the falls, including Bastion Falls and Kaaterskill Clove.
Olana State Historic Site, located in Hudson, NY, was owned by mid -19th century Hudson River School Artist Frederic Edwin Church. Tour the beautiful home and studio displaying a personal collection of Church’s paintings. The 250 acre estate reveals Church’s own romantic landscape design which can be viewed through five miles of carriage drives.
Warren Street in Hudson, NY is a main street America must see! Warren Street boasts theater, music, art galleries, antique shops, and dining! The Hudson Opera House is located at 327 Warren Street. It was built in 1855 as the first city hall for Hudson, but has since become New York’s oldest surviving theater. The Hudson Opera House is a multi-arts center with performances, exhibitions, and workshops.
Mount Merino Manor neighbors Olana State Historic Site and is minutes away from the shopping, dining, arts, and antiques of Hudson. Plan your romantic getaway. Reconnect with your loved one. Relax! Relax! Relax!