Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

220 North Road , Milton, NY 12547 USA (Show map)

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A “world away” resort retreat only 69 miles from New York City, Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa is named after the impressive on-site waterfall that flows down to the Hudson River, one of many natural attractions on our sprawling estate. Only 54 guests can call Buttermilk “home” at any one time, relaxing in an intriguing variety of accommodation options - ideally configured for romantic getaways to family gatherings - with working fireplaces and captivating river, garden and / or grounds views, along with the “basics” expected by today’s discerning travelers, such as flat screen TVs and complimentary WiFi. All rooms, suites and guest houses are a delightful short stroll from the full service eco-friendly spa, Henry’s at the Farm dining destination restaurant, gym and organic working farm



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great weekend getaway!

4.0 on November 09, 2015

We rented the Riverknoll house which was beautiful and had spectacular views of the Hudson. It is a short walk to the inn for breakfast. The waitresses could not have nicer and the food was terrific. I would go back in a minute! The only thing wrong with our stay is that it wasn't long enough!

Fantastic Visit!

5 on October 22, 2015

We stayed in the Riverknoll house and it could hardly have been any more fabulous. The view and privacy were fantastic The breakfast at the Inn was delicious and the staff were super friendly and accommodating. The Inn is beautiful and I would go back in a second!

Lovely get-away!

4.6 on October 15, 2015

A beautiful place to go for relaxation! Fabulous breakfast and afternoon tea daily. Stunning grounds to explore. Immaculate and pretty rooms. (Gindele Suite) Pleasant, helpful staff.. The fare at Henry's (onsite restaurant) was scrumptious, but the service could have be a bit better.


4.4 on October 08, 2015

Perfect spot for a getaway. They made my 15 year anniversary perfect.

Great place for a Mini-Moon!

5 on September 06, 2015

My husband and I went here right after the wedding for a little mini-moon. It's romantic, quiet, and perfect for a honeymoon setting. Also the breakfast and tea time food is outstanding. We stayed in the Juniper Suite, which came with a king size bed, balcony view of the Hudson and a whirl pool tub, which was fun. The spa and pool are also lovely. Great place for a little escape.

Bucolic country cottage stay

3.0 on September 01, 2015

Lovely grounds for relaxing and a stroll . We stayed in the captains room which is the smallest and least attractive so don't stay there. Other rooms are larger more charming with views. Cute farm on site. 2 days is enough as there isn't much to do but relax. Lovely tea at 3 with delicious pastries freshly baked. Henry's restaurant on site with delicious farm raised salads. The plain roast chicken wo the sauce is very good and moist . Skip the pasta. Risotto also very good All in all a relaxing lovely getaway .

Stay at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa

4.0 on September 01, 2015

Recent stay at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa was perfect. Had a lovely room in the main inn, grounds are beautiful and the service was impeccable. Also enjoyed a fantastic Farm to Table dinner at the on site restaurant Henry's at the Farm. Delicious full breakfast and a nice touch with an afternoon tea. All in all, highly recommend a visit. I would have given all "Outstandings" in my review ratings but the site did not allow me to do that so I will suffice with "Exceeded my expectations".

Great overnight getaway

4.4 on August 30, 2015

I needed a quick break and Buttermilk was the perfect place. The room was small but nice, the grounds were impeccable and gorgeous. I ate at Henry's and the food and service were great. The spa was very nice. I would have loved a larger pool though. It was Barely long enough to swim laps.

Lovely Escape but Staff Could Be Better

3.6 on August 29, 2015

The inn is perched alongside the Hudson and has a stunning view of the river. There is a very nice onsite spa, a duck pond, onsite vegetable plantings. A great retreat. If... We arrived behind a cranky older guest to check in, and the staff member seemed tired. It was August, and very busy. She was pleasant but clearly going through the motions. No big deal for us. That night we ate at the onsite farm to table restaurant. The food was very good but not great. The real issues were with the staff. We had to get up to get glasses of wine directly from the bar. The bartender comped them, very nice. But the timing of everything was really off. We do like a pretty slow pace, but the beginning was very fast and then forever between the app and the entree. The most annoying thing was that our server and the others were far more focused on cleaning up the dining room than us. The worst was when they turned up the lights! It felt like last call at a bar! We also got massages at the spa, which were really good, until the end of mine. The therapist peremptorily yanked a towel off of me and snapped in the lights! Usually you are "brought back" with a little more finesse. It was mid afternoon, so not the end of the day.... I might come back at a less busy time because the setting is so lovely, but other places at this price point do offer a higher level of service.

Great weekend getaway

4.4 on August 26, 2015

A beautiful setting to spend a quiet weekend getaway. Excellent food and service. Interesting nearby attractions included FDR Museum and several vineyards.

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Rooms & Rates

100 Foxglove

Located in the oldest section of the house, this room is handicap accesible, has a fireplace, and view of the front Gardens

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

101 Sweet Basil

Located in the lower wing, this room has a fireplace and door to the front gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

102 Sage Left

Located in the lower wing adjacent to Sage South, this room has a view of the Hudson, a fireplace, and a stone terrace. Sage North and South can be made into a suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

102A Sage Right

Located in the lower wing adjacent to Sage North, this room has a river view, stone terrace, and whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

103 Lotus Blossom

Located in the lower wing, this room has french doors leading to the front gardems, a whirlpool tub, and a lovely Zen atmosphere

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

200 Grand Laurel

Located on the second floor, the Grand Laurel is our premium room. Comforts include four post bed, dining table, plush couches, large fireplace, shower and jacuzzi tub overlooking the river.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

202 Cottage Rose

Located on the second floor, this room includes great view of the river, the fireplace, and a tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

201 Captains Room

Located on the second floor, this room has fireplace, whirlpool tub, and a view of the front gardens

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

204 Winterberry

Located on the river side of the second Floor, this room has a private balcony overlooking the river, fireplace, four post bed, and whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

206 Juniper

Located on the river side of the second floor this room has a fireplace, whirlpool tub, and balconies overlooking the front gardens and the river.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

303 Pony Pad

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

307 A Riverknoll Downs

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

300 Gindele Suite

Located outside of the main inn, this suite has a private entrance, deck, two fireplaces, full kitchen, master bedroom and guest bedroom with pullout couch, living room and dining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

301 Maynor Flat

Located outside the main inn building, this room has a fireplace, views of the ponds and fields, a claw-footed tub, shower,

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

302 Rooks Nest

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

305 River Birch House

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 4 King

306 Riverknoll House

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen

304 North Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin


Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban, Village


Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-87 North to exit 17 (Newburgh) Continue on I-84 East to exit 10 (9W, Highland). Travel approximately 11 miles North on 9W until you come to a traffic light at an intersection with the Milton Turnpike. Make a right at this light, onto Milton Turnpike. At the stop sign make a left onto Main St. This becomes North Rd. Buttermilk Falls is the first right after River Knoll Rd.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Walkway Over The Hudson, Hudson River, Culinary Institute of America, Vassar College, Bard College, Marist College, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm-9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes not allowed to stay in main house, outer cottages yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes with fee, must stay in outer cottages
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Reservations must be cancelled two weeks in advance.



Deb Longto

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

gardening, hiking, visiting museums

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  • Time Served: 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian