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Outside NYC: Bed & Breakfast Inns Of Hudson Valley

In need of a romantic - or maybe just relaxing - weekend not too far from home? Hudson Valley has some beautiful and historical choices for your pocket. Treat that someone special or even yourself to some tranquility. By Erin Semple.

Mountain Meadows Bed & Breakfast

Mountain Meadows
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New Paltz, NY

In the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley sits Mountain Meadows Bed and Breakfast. Take in the breathtaking views of the gardens and the Shawangunk Mountains. Choose from king or queen bedrooms and dine in the quest kitchen.

The Copper Penny Inn

The Copper Penny Inn
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Poughkeepsie, NY

Not far from Vassar College sits a cute and quaint farmhouse. Dating back to 1860, the house was converted in to a bed and breakfast offering a gourmet breakfast in a relaxing environment. Four decorated rooms: The Master, The Penny, The Nest and The Lion all offer antique and decorative fixtures. If you enjoy the outdoors, you'll love the outdoor terrace and 12 wooded acres with trails to streams and a pond.

Cromwell Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast

Cromwell Manor House
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West Point/Cornwall, NY

Cromwell Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast has been ranked as a top 10 inn of New York, best romantic inn, "highly recommended' by USA Today and described as "fantastic" by CBS Early Show. This country estate features seven acres of woodlands, lawns and gardens also in the Hudson Valley. While on your stay, visit nearby West Point and see the town's scenery, shop the well-known Woodburn Common Premium Shopping Outlet or share your artistic eye at the Storm King Art Center. No matter you decide on, you will find a nice weekend getaway.

The manor house features nine guest rooms and was built in 1820, while the Chimneys Cottage also located on the property offers four guest rooms hailing back to 1764. You can also choose from tailored special packages for any special event and enjoy a gourmet breakfast.

Alexander Hamilton House

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Just under an hour from the city is a historic hub including this now B & B surrounded by historical houses and nearby towns such as West Point and Blue Hill. The eight rooms are designed after themes like the Bridal Chamber, Victorian Suite and Garden Room. Spend your leisure time touring wineries, biking or hiking, especially the New Croton Dam. Check out the variety of packages and treat yourself or anyone else to a themed weekend vacation.

Inn at Stone Ridge

Inn at Stone Ridge
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Stone Ridge, NY

The 1700s Dutch Colonial Mansion features a restaurant and tavern on the first floor of the main house, nine bedrooms with private baths, fireplaces and parlors or stay at the Carriage House in a large two bedroom suite with a full kitchen. Just a 95 mile trip from Manhattan, it is nestled in the valley, Catskill Mountains and Sawangunk Ridge.

Caldwell House

Caldwell House
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Salisbury Mills, NY

Voted Best Bed & Breakfast in 2009 and 2010 by the Hudson Valley Magazine, the Caldwell House, once owned by John Caldwell Jr., is a well-liked country inn. Each morning, enjoy a three-course homemade breakfast while staying in one of five guest rooms. One of these even features a jacuzzi. After your stay, take a piece of the delicious food home with you by purchasing their cookbook, I Would Like That Recipe: Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast Best Rated Recipes. You'll find several attractions nearby including shopping outlets, wineries, farms, art centers, museums, biking, hiking and even balloon riding.

Erin Semple is a New York City-based freelance writer.
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