5 on February 09, 2017
My husband needed a break from his hectic business. I decided on Hudson Valley and Buttermilk Falls seemed perfect. It beat all expectations. The Maynor Flat was perfect with the fireplace and soaking tub adding to the romance. The property is so serene that stress just melts away. The sound of the falls is zen-like while the animals and farm brought us back to Mother Earth. We slept like babies and ate like royalty! I hope this positive review doesn't make it more difficult to get a reservation. Thanks for everything!
4.4 on February 02, 2017
The grounds of Buttermilk Inn are beautiful, even in the middle of winter! Quiet . Great for walks and photographs. The room was comfortable and clean. Nice afternoon tea. The spa services were fantastic!
3.8 on January 24, 2017
My wife and I stayed for one night at the riverknoll downs. Everything was great besides the heat in our room would not go down, slept in 80 degree temp all night long and my wife is pregnant. This put a damper on the trip and we were supposed to hear back from management about compensation but never did. Having said that, we will see go back, place is perfect for easy getaway from BGC.
5 on January 17, 2017
We usually stay at Mohonk, and this was a pleasant change, prolly half the cost. The staff were outstanding and made us feel royal. The grounds are gorgeous, there was a problem with the pool the first day and they adjusted our bill accordingly. Close to the Walk Across the Hudson. Just wonderful.
4.8 on January 05, 2017
Delighted with the stay, everyone exceptionally nice, tried to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Henry's a bit pricey but the Bakery connected to them was so so reasonable and food delish. Stay here!
5 on January 05, 2017
i stayed with my girlfriend for 3 days. Everything was perfect, the complex is big, you can take walks around the property (which have two ponds and a waterfalls) and walk around in the are. Beautiful landscapes and very friendly and cozy environment
2.8 on December 31, 2016
Loved our stay but the food at henry's was terrible, especially for three price we paid. Vegetarian options we minimal and what they did have was just unsatisfactory. However the breakfast served at buttermilk Inn was fabulous, it was the best meal of of day and the service was amazing.
4.4 on December 30, 2016
Very warm and friendly staff, lovely rooms, fabulous pool, steam room and spa, also an excellent restaurant (Henry's). On the drive up, which was beautiful...I noticed a lot of fun things to do. Once I walked into the inn, checked out the Farm, pool and spa...I realized I had no desire to leave until I checked out. All in all...a top notch experience. I had an amazing time. I plan to return in the Spring.
4.6 on December 28, 2016
Great place to stay for Xmas holidays. Everything was just perfect: enjoying waterfront of the Hudson River, snow and fire place at the same time. We will certainly go back again.
4.6 on December 13, 2016
Was a great 3 day getaway after spending time in New York City. Loved the peace and quiet and the staff was helpful and attentive. We stayed in Riverknoll Downs which was right on the river away from the main house and you could hear the waterfall from our private deck. Food was excellent and made to order and the grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Will definitely return.
3.6 on December 08, 2016
The staff is great. Tea time was lacking on the day we stayed. Henry's has a phenomenal brunch!
3.2 on November 21, 2016
Nice place for a romantic getaway with local fresh food
4.4 on November 21, 2016
I went here for a fall weekend getaway with 6 friends. We stayed in the Birch House which gave us tons of space and a wonderful place to hang out and catch up. The spa was so relaxing, and we walked to Henry's for a delicious dinner. All of this for such a reasonable price. We loved it.
4.6 on November 16, 2016
Great vistas, good food, beautiful rooms. Buttermilk Falls was all we could have hoped for in a weekend getaway -- close to the city, close to our child's campus, and yet secluded.
4.8 on November 05, 2016
My husband and I were married here in September 2016. The magical grounds, enchanting reception space, and exceptional service made for a fairytale wedding weekend. THE INN: We spent the weekend at Buttermilk with our closest family and friends. The majority of our guests came from Long Island, Manhattan and Connecticut; it's an accessible venue that somehow manages to feel completely off the beaten path. The Inn has rustic charm -- and the cottages and houses on the property have modernized amenities. There was a hiccup or two in coordinating the room assignments for the weekend, but all worked out in the end. We heard nothing but great things from our guests about their weekend stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Pony's Pad, which overlooked the stunning grounds. THE WEDDING: The wedding was absolutely magical. The rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, held on the patio outside the Inn, ran so smoothly. We had our ceremony near Swan Pond, and the grounds were meticulously groomed in preparation for the big day (despite there having been rainfall the night before). The Barn, the site for our cocktail hour and wedding reception, was gorgeously intimate and romantic. The barn's balcony, which overlooks the surprisingly not-stinky farm, has a lovely view. Unlike many other rustic reception sites, this barn is climate controlled and has a full kitchen. Two major pluses! THE FOOD: Henry's at the Farm, the onsite restaurant, catered our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. The farm-to-table fare was absolutely delicious. All of our guests appreciated the unique menu that Michael helped us craft. Breakfast was included as part of staying at the Inn -- and the offerings were delicious and much more special than cold eggs and stale muffins. We were completely satisfied. OVERALL EXPERIENCE: Tremendous! We had an amazing weekend. The whole experience was everything we could have imagined -- and more. We're tremendously grateful.
4.6 on November 05, 2016
A beautiful setting, thoughtful amenities & wonderful vistas.
4.4 on October 02, 2016
Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa was a lovely and truly relaxing experience. The grounds are beautiful and our room was comfortable and charming. Having food and the spa itself right on site made it easy to unwind. We loved our massage treatments. We did wish there was a hot tub option at the spa. We also loved getting hot breakfast and delicious tea at the inn. One minor issue is that the kitchen is a bit heavy handed with the salt. But the staff members were all gracious and thoughtful and so much care was clearly put into the dishes. We had a more mixed experience at Henry's. The service was slow and our waiter got our order wrong. The halibut was extremely over cooked and dry although the scallops were perfection as was the dessert. Overall we loved our time at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa -- what a nourishing treat!
5 on September 17, 2016
This is my favorite local escape to get away to rest and relax. The grounds are so peaceful, the service is fantastic, the spa is superb and the food (both at breakfast and the onsite restaurant) is amazing. Can't say enough good things.
4.8 on September 04, 2016
Outstanding property, great views of the Hudson, spa and resteraunt and breakfast were outstanding.
4.0 on September 02, 2016
I really enjoyed the farm and inn here. Beautiful grounds and a relaxing atmosphere. The staff was courteous and helpful.
4.4 on August 30, 2016
Everything was beautiful and we will surely go again.
5 on August 29, 2016
This is actually the most perfect getaway location out of anywhere I have ever been, and I go to a lot of spas. I have returned here many times since my first visit and will continue to do so as well as recommend it often to friends!
5 on August 26, 2016
My wife and I had a very nice time at Buttermilk, we are planning on returning sometime in the fall.
4.0 on August 22, 2016
I have eaten at the restaurant on property several times, but I had never stayed on property. Staying on property was perfect. The view of the Hudson River, the gardens and the walking trails make it nice place to just relax and take in the sights and sounds of nature. My stay at the Inn was okay - I happened to stay at one of the hottest times of the year - heat index over a hundred - so the air condition was not as good as it could have been. It was okay after the sun set but once the sun came up in the morning - it got hot quick. Will I stay again probably but not in the summer - it's too hot to enjoy the beauty of the area. But no matter what we will always go back for the food at Henry's on the Farm because it s truly amazing!
3.4 on August 20, 2016
Very nice, charming property.however, expected suite to have comfortable sleeping for four. ,instead queen and full for four.But linens blankets were quite luxurious and comfortable as well as the bathrobes.
3.4 on August 09, 2016
Beaurtiful setting over the Hudson. We enjoyed touring the grounds. The staff (espeically Olivia) were very helpful. The room was freezing when we arrived and they were unable to turn down the AC-We had to light the artificial fire.
3.8 on August 04, 2016
Very friendly and professional staff. BEAUTIFUL setting and grounds. Poured rain one day but we got the unexpected pleasure of using the fireplace in July, and fantastic Buttermilk Falls itself the next day.
4.8 on July 20, 2016
The inn and its grounds are really lovely. Very near the wine trail and just across the bridge from Poughkeepsie.
4.0 on July 11, 2016
The place is great and the staff was incredible. We ran into one problem and the front desk fixed right away. I won't list the problem because this place is amazing and they took care of it!
2.4 on July 10, 2016
I was really looking forward to staying at Buutermilk Falls Inn & Spa; but, must say the experience was underwhelming. The people at the front desk weren't well-versed on things to do in the general area, there was hair in the bathroom (which clearly meant that it had not been cleaned well), the bedroom area seemed a bit run down outside of a "shabby chic" vibe, and the service at Henry's slow and inattentive. Conversely, grounds are beautiful. Unfotunately, I will not be returning.
4.6 on July 07, 2016
We had a very relaxing 2 days at Buttermilk - we stayed in Sage Left which while small, was very comfortable. Breakfast and tea were delicious both days and we enjoyed our meal at Henry's. There's quite a bit to explore in the area as well (FDR library and birthplace, Culinary Institute of America and the Hudson River Bridge Walk). If you need a few days to decompress, I highly recommend Buttermilk!
5 on July 04, 2016
We had another amazing stay at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa! We had facials, hiked, ate at Henry's, enjoyed breakfast and tea at the Inn. We, also, spent time in the steam room, sauna and pool. Soooooo relaxing. We spent time on our Patio! I highly recommend the Gindelle Suite--it's gorgeous!
4.2 on June 16, 2016
Having a hectic work schedule lately my fiancé and I were overdue for a mini getaway. We stayed the night in Sweet Basil and the room was so beautiful as were the views - a different one around every corner! The vibe of the property is relaxed yet romantic- we loved the inn so much we booked our upcoming wedding here!!
3.6 on June 14, 2016
Stayed at Buttermilk one night during the month of June. Unfortunately we did not get to spend a ton of time on the property itself exploring but we found our room, the Sweet Basil, very charming and the working fireplace was definitely a nice bonus. Check-in and out was a piece of cake, and breakfast in the morning was outstanding. The view from the breakfast dining room to the Hudson on a sunny day was breathtaking.
4.8 on June 12, 2016
We so enjoyed our special anniversary "get away". Our room, the Grand Laurel was beautifully decorated. Thought to little details were noticeable. Example a small refrigerator was present, having two oversized chairs to lounge in, the little step ladders to help one reach the bed. However, what was lacking was some amenities. Yes there were soft thick robes, shampoo, conditoner, etc. But we fely bottled water in the room would have been a nice added touch
4.4 on June 11, 2016
Charming B&B with great grounds and wonderful staff. Breakfast and dinner were terrific. My wife said her massage at the spa was the best ever. We've already booked a few return trips.
5 on June 08, 2016
This was a great place to relax, enjoy great food and the surroundings are so beautiful! We cannot wait to go back.
4.2 on May 14, 2016
My mom and I had a wonderful time at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa - we utilized both the inn and the spa as part of their Spring and Spa promotion, which was a good deal. We both had bamboo massages, which were awesome particularly because of the heat used for the massage. We found the people at the inn and spa to be very kind and accommodating - from the front desk, to our servers, to our massage therapists. We also had dinner one night at Henry's, and based on mixed reviews I was a bit worried, but our meals (and cocktails) were truly excellent and fresh. The breakfast was also good (and included). I had fried eggs both mornings, which were very good. The only meal that wasn't quite up to par was the lunch we had in the spa. It was fine, but nothing special. We stayed in the Juniper room, which was lovely - we enjoyed the fireplace, the balcony, and our comfortable bed! The grounds are gorgeous and we enjoyed walking around and exploring them. We fell in love with the free-roaming ducks and geese and the rescue animals. However, it seems that the peacocks and the chickens could certainly be allowed more room to roam. It would've been nice to have seen them in much larger spaces. A few other areas for improvement: 1. The spa pool could use a facelift and a pool vacuum. We certainly enjoyed swimming in it, but it wasn't super clean and the fading paint distracts from the ambiance of the beautiful room. 2. The steam room smelled quite musty, so we were afraid to use it. 3. We used the fitness room - elliptical and stationary bike, which were great, but we noticed that a woman who tried to use both treadmills couldn't get either of them to work. (It would also be great to offer regular fitness classes like many other spa retreats do - even just one a day). Overall, however, we loved our stay and we were sad when it was over.
4.4 on May 05, 2016
Front desk could be friendlier. We've now stayed twice and have love our stay. Nice, cozy rooms. Good food.
4.0 on May 05, 2016
It is obvious that the leadership team has created a culture of providing high quality of customer service. Everyone we met was the outmost solicitous, pleasant and aimed to make our stay, easy, comfortable and very pleasant. I am already planning my next visit!
5 on May 02, 2016
Very friendly staff! Excellent restaurant!
3.4 on April 29, 2016
This inn has a good combination of country sophistication and serenity. Rescue llamas are adorable and all of the animals add a touch of uniqueness to create a happy, peaceful vibe. Henry's restaurant is really good as well. Enjoyable on many levels.
4.8 on April 04, 2016
This is a great place to stay for rest, relaxation, and quality time with loved ones...the site is beautiful and if you love outdoors there are surprises all around..breakfast is unique and great...Tiffany
3.6 on April 02, 2016
This is a beautiful place with great amenities. We enjoyed taking bubble baths and hanging out by the fireplace. We came in 2013 as well and the food then was amazing! Now it's just so-so and even Henry's is forgettable. I think they used to make their own bagels but now they taste like supermarket bagels. The 'hot' breakfast is prepared hours in advance and tastes that way. The tp/tissues/paper towels seemed super cheap which was not consistent with everything else. Bed was a bit too soft for my liking. A nice splurge, but overpriced for what you get.
5 on March 28, 2016
We stayed in the Gindele Suite, which was gorgeous, comfortable and spacious. It has two fireplaces, wonderful views, a patio and a kitchen. The room was stocked with everything we could need. The breakfast at the Inn is complimentary and offers choices for everyone. In addition to their buffet, which includes fruit, homemade granola, fresh bagels and lox, muffins, scones and all types of juices, teas and coffee, you get to chose an entree from the menu. They made me a lovely vegan breakfast. The afternoon tea is delightful and includes pastries--the day we were there a farro salad was included. Dinner at Henry's is delicious and the setting is perfect. The waiter even went across the street to get soy milk for my coffee!!! The spa services are great and the cleanliness of the pool, sauna, steam room are outstanding. The views, grounds, hiking are all breathtaking. There's, also, a farm where you can visit the llamas, goats, sheep, chickens and beehive. Everything you need is right on the grounds and all within walking distance (even a fitness room and full service salon). This is a great place to stay with friends or family--girls night out or romantic getaway--it's perfect!!!!
5 on March 07, 2016
My partner and I had a wonderful weekend at Buttermilk Falls Inn. We escaped NYC to get engaged on the Hudson river and everything worked out perfectly. I would definitely recommend this place.
4.0 on March 02, 2016
My husband and I had a wonderful single weeknight stay at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa on February 23. We chose to stay in the Juniper Room and were not disappointed! The fireplace was a warm comfort on a day that included a fresh snowfall (which made the balcony unusable, but still fun to stand and look out on). With such a short time on the property (having arrived around 4pm and needing to leave by 9am the next morning) we were thankful the check-in process was smooth and quick. We were given a map of the property which we used to walk to Buttermilk Falls, the wildlife sanctuary (with llamas, chickens and other animals) and the Spa. Being able to enjoy a heated pool and sauna with glass windows all around showing the cold, snowy Hudson Valley view was such a luxury. We decided to eat dinner on the property at Henry's at the Farm. Other reviews had set my expectations low - but I was surprised! The Winter Prix Fixe offered a great value for $29 for 3 courses and we ate every last bite off our plates (those truffle fries are a must!). While it was a significant price to stay for one night, I do hope to return soon to celebrate a special occasion in the future, especially because it's easily accessible by Metro North trains from New York City.
5 on February 29, 2016
My husband booked buttermilk falls in and spa for my birthday near the end of February. It was our second stay at the inn and came highly recommended by a friend of mine. We liked that each room has a fireplace and is updated and clean. We stayed in the cottage rose this time and I enjoyed my soaking tub and champagne upon arrival. My husband also booked a prenatal massage and it was great! The spa was relaxing and next time I'm going to make sure my husband takes part in a spa visit. I was also surprised to find two other guest pregnant as well makes for a great Babymoon destination!
4.4 on February 21, 2016
We had a wonderful evening at buttermilk falls, the staff were all very attentive, the grounds were lovely. We had a very nice dinner at the on site restaurant as well.
3.4 on February 20, 2016
We recently stayed at Buttermilk Falls in Milton, NY. It was below freezing so we were not able to enjoy the property as we would have liked. The rooms were nice and very clean; but they are pricey. The spa experience was lovely.... we got terrific massages and I would recommend Heidi to anyone who would like a signature massage. The food and service in the restaurant was outstanding.... we had a phenomenal Valentine's Day dinner. We are planning on going back to enjoy the property when the weather is more conducive to walking about.
4.4 on February 18, 2016
The room was amazingly beautiful! The rose and chocolate covered strawberries were a nice addition.
4.2 on February 10, 2016
We had the most relaxing of stays, rooms were comfy and the staff made us feel very welcomed
5 on January 12, 2016
We will come back. Very nice place.
4.0 on January 04, 2016
Decided to have a night away to recharge - everything about the inn and spa was great. Massages for both of us after sitting around the spa topped off by great food at Henry's. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the ambience was just right. We enjoyed walking around the grounds too. Given that I found the place last minute, I was very pleased at how virtually everything exceeded my expectations.
4.8 on December 02, 2015
Beautiful grounds & location, great rooms and staff. Great place to unwind and relax.
4.0 on December 01, 2015
Enjoyed a stay over Thanksgiving. The grounds are quite lovely and the view of the Hudson is a bonus. Rooms are snug and warm and the breakfast was tasty. Only complaint was the gym equipment was quite old and limited.
3.6 on November 27, 2015
enjoyed walking the well maintained grounds, & seeing the local animals.
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!
4.4 on October 29, 2015
Beautiful grounds, wonderful spa, excellent breakfast and dinner.
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!
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.
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.
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 .
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".
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.
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.
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.
3.4 on August 23, 2015
Cottages in a wooded estate. very bucolic and pretty. the rooms are what to expect in a country cottage. nothing fancy. we stayed in the Captain;s Room which is the least nicest but we booked late. so do not stay in that room...small and unattractive. floors creak everywhere due to old cottage....you hear people across hallway but a 2 night stay is all that is needed here for a relaxed getaway and you do relax and stroll. the food is surprisingly good. fresh farm food and pastries at breakfast and a lovely menu with good coffee. Tea at 3 with delicious fresh pastries. Dinner at Henry's right on the property. Some dishes very good some just ok. get the chicken without the sauce or the lobster risotto or salmon. skip the duck, skip the ravioli (a mess of heavy cream) stay simple. you can walk to the farm and view the llamas, sheep, goats and peacocks and chicken so all in all a delightful country stay.
3.8 on August 09, 2015
Room was beautiful and the property was breathtaking! The onsite restaurant was excellent. Highly recommend!!!
3.6 on June 04, 2015
Nice little place. really enjoyed the farm. Food was great.
4.6 on June 04, 2015
We had a beautiful room. As always, I loved being with the birds and animals
5 on June 04, 2015
Great service and location. We stayed in the may or flat and it was cozy and romantic. Perfect spot for our honeymoon. Henry's food was amazing and reasonable in price. The spa is beautiful and the massages were fantastic. The pool was awesome with the stellar views. Loved the grounds and the stay all together. We will definitely come back.
3.8 on May 30, 2015
We only had a one night stay; however, we very much enjoyed our short time at the Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa. We had a spectacular room above the check in area that was quite spacious and relaxing. The grounds with the small animal area, open areas, and falls, were tranquil. We enjoyed the informal tea and breakfast.
4.6 on May 26, 2015
It was our 20th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place, Greeted with a bottle of champagne and an incredible view was a hint of what was to be a superb experience. The spa treatments were divine, the facial (and I have had my share) transported me to another planet. My skin glowed. Henry's ,located right on grounds, had delicious treats for dinner and the wine was perfect. Forget the diet , there are too many homemade treats for the picking and you will not want to deny yourself.Indulge, enjoy this special treat. We will be back.
5 on May 18, 2015
Absolutely beautiful here. Stunning views. Incredibly romantic. Food was amazing. Our cabin was lovely. Definitely coming back.
4.2 on May 08, 2015
We LOVED our stay! We went for two nights right after our Hudson Valley wedding. We staying in the Juniper room and the private deck was amazing! The spa- amazing and SO relaxing! The Henry restaurant had really GREAT food and the service was wonderful. Most of the staff were really kind and really helpful. The breakfast is so good! We ate really well. They have a 3:00-5:00 snack/tea time and that was super tasty too! The only reason I check 4 stars and not 5 for the cleanliness is because of the gym. The fitness area is really old and kind of gross. The equipment is all rusty and the ceiling is yellow and nasty. I enjoy a daily workout and looked forward to keeping up my fitness while on vacation but I didn't enjoy their "fitness area". I don't think it gets cleaned and it is not a place you will want to go to workout.
4.4 on May 06, 2015
My wife and I enjoyed our brief stay. In my way of thinking the best compliment you can give an establishment like this is repeat business. We will return. They do need to clean up a few things: Dust off the gym and make the website more informative. Other than that it is a great hide-away and the grounds are scenic and tranquil.
4.6 on May 01, 2015
Had a glorious 4-day visit at Buttermilk Falls Inn with my daughter. From the moment we drove up to the gate, we knew that the website had not exaggerated! It was really that magnificent! We enjoyed the beautiful sights and sounds of the land, the trees, the walkways, the lakes and falls, the ducks and swan, the goats and miniature donkeys and lambs and llamas and alpacas! The cottages/accommodations are both rustic and elegant! The spa is peaceful and soothing! The service was above and beyond expectation, in a friendly family way. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Buttermilk Falls Inn and I look forward to my next visit there!!
4.4 on April 05, 2015
The grounds, food and spa made for a great weekend near the city. Breakfast and afternoon tea were excellent.
3.6 on March 30, 2015
I love everything about this place. The weather was not great so we didn't spend as much time walking the grounds. I have done a bike ride and a hike here on a prior visit.. My only complaint was the restaurant food quality. My food arrived cold and could have been better.It was not what I expected from a Farm to table restaurant. Service in the restaurant was excellent.
4.8 on March 15, 2015
We came during a very cold week in February and loved staying in the Cottage Rose room, which featured a fireplace. The staff was welcoming and helpful, and the breakfasts were amazing. The grounds were beautiful (although I'm sure even more so once there is no more snow!) Henry's provided incredible dinners (we ate there three times!) and we loved visiting the ducks, geese, llamas and donkeys on the grounds. It was a very peaceful, relaxing stay and we'll definitely be back!
5 on February 21, 2015
Every year, my boyfriend and I stay at a bed and breakfast in Saratoga Springs for our anniversary. Since they changed their stay and reservation policy, we decided to look elsewhere and fell upon this gem. It was much closer to home and had much more to do. We were able to get massages after we checked in and later in the evening ate at Henry's (which was absolutely AMAZING and worth every single dime spent). We stayed in the Winterberry room and soaked in the whirlpool tub after dinner. I'm already anticipating our anniversary next year as this one such a pleasant experience from check-in to check-out (and beyond). Wouldn't change one thing about it.
4.8 on February 17, 2015
I stayed at buttermilk a few years ago and have been wanting to return. it was lovely as before. the room and the inn in general are beautiful. staff is friendly and attentive. the dinner at henrys was wonderful.
4.8 on January 31, 2015
My husband and I don't often stay at high end places or spas, but after wanting to go to Buttermilk Falls for years we finally made the trip. We had a wonderful relaxing time, and being 7 months pregnant it was exactly what I needed. Couldn't ask for more, thank you!
3.4 on January 11, 2015
It was a very good experience. I've already recommended to several people and will visit again.Top notch and I said met my expectations because I had high expectations for this adventure and they delivered.
4.2 on January 04, 2015
We spent a wonderful two nights at the Inn. The room was overly large, very comfortable. (Grand Laurel) The help was very helpful, the breakfasts scrumptious, and the location close enough to our home in Northern Westchester to make the trip easy and far enough to be an escape . The proximity to Hyde Park, Vassar and its museum, the CIA, and the short ride to Rhinebeck was an advantage. Henry's restaurant was very good, as was the Ships lantern, a few miles away. All in all, a great way to get away.
4.2 on December 30, 2014
Pros: The spa has a lovely pool, sauna and steam room. Tea & snacks were a nice touch. Breakfast was very good. Henry's restaurant is top class. Everything we asked for was provided (additional wood, suggestions for buying a Christmas tree etc) Room for improvement: The website advertises hot apple cider during Winter which was not provided. The floors could be cleaned better in the accommodation. I would also suggest oiling the door to the pool to stop the creaking.
5 on December 19, 2014
I took my wife to Buttermilk Falls for one night during the week for our wedding anniversary. From the time we checked in to the time we left, everyone at the inn, restaurant and spa were amazing. The food was outstanding from both the Inn and the Restaurant. The views could not be beat and I can't wait to go back!
5 on December 15, 2014
You're in for a treat! We have just booked our third stay at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa in our favorite house and we look forward to it with great anticipation. Our first stay was a leap of faith, based on great reviews, and a desire to find a place that our family could spend 48 uninterrupted hours together; relaxing, being pampered and eating great food. We were overwhelmingly surprised and delighted with our stay. From our accommodations (perfect) to the spa (amazing) and of course to dining at Henry's (superb!) we could not have found a more blissful getaway. A stress free drive from Manhattan, everyone arrived easily, and happily! If that doesn't relieve some tension you can go straight to the barn and visit the animals which works at all ages! The animals provided endless entertainment. You can choose from guest rooms at the inn, cottages and beautiful homes, each more spectacular than the last. A bountiful breakfast menu, tea time in the afternoon and dinner in the evening kept us fueled for hiking, working out in the gym and several laps in the pool. Who could blame us for needing massages and a little extra time in the steam room? Our second stay was even more magical as the grounds were covered with just enough snow to make it a winter wonderland. The property is always picturesque but this year was breathtakingly beautiful. Buttermilk Falls Inn will always have a special place in our hearts. I know we will return every year. It fulfilled our every wish for a weekend for a successful together; tranquil, intimate setting just far enough away, a comfortable feeling and great attention to detail. We wanted for nothing. Everyone wants to return .. together ... and that says a lot!
3.2 on December 09, 2014
Buttermilk Falls' stars are it's exteriors. The property, the animals, all wonderful Inside is great too, but just a hair off. Get a real wreath for your front door! You have a farm! I liked some of the artwork and furniture, while other pieces felt kind of yard sale. But the service was great -both the tea and the breakfast were delicious and Henry's put up a really nice meal.
3.8 on December 01, 2014
The Buttermilk Falls Inn is a great place to rest during a couple of days, such as a long weekend. Excellent acommodations and food. The Henry's restaurant is a very good option for dining and enjoying without having to leave the property. If you are interested in the Spa, consider booking well in advance. We tried to book upon arrival, and there were not many options still available.
4.6 on November 29, 2014
Will be back again.
4.6 on November 17, 2014
....to Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa! Our overnight stay was much too short. We needed more time to explore our beautiful surroundings and make friends with the wonderful animals. Breakfast was sublime and dinner at Henry's compared favorably with fine restaurants in NYC and Fairfield County, CT. We're planning a longer stay for next summer and recommending it heartily to family and friends.
4.6 on November 16, 2014
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Buttermilk Falls Inn. We had chosen the North Cottage, which overlooks the Hudson and is exceptionally comfortable and cozy. The entire property is pastoral and easy to walk. What a treat to saunter down a country byway for breakfast, high tea or dinner at Henry's. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. The spa adds another great level of service and relaxation. Your close proximity to NYC is an added bonus. If I was a Manhattanite, I'd be visiting Buttermilk regularly! Thank you for a refreshing retreat in the Hudson Valley
4.0 on November 15, 2014
A bed and breakfast in the Hudson Valley with llamas? Check. A gourmet restaurant with good farm to table food? Check. Beautiful rooms with gas fireplaces? You get the idea. A wonderful place at any time of year.
4.8 on November 13, 2014
I am so glad I stumbled upon Butermilk Falls when looking for somewhere to stay in upstate NY during our "fall foliage" trip. The property is so serene, lush, well maintained, and clean. We stayed in the Gindelle suite, which was more of an apartment than a suite. We were not expecting it to be so spacious! It was decorated just right, with a fantastic view of the pond with swans, ducks, and geese. Our kids loved having their own special "hideaway", and we enjoyed the 2 fireplaces, among so many great features. I can't forget to mention the barn with the miniature donkeys, llamas, goats, chickens -- ALL of the animals so well taken care of!!! The food at Henry's was delicious and served quickly. I truly do not have anything negative to say about our stay...we can't wait to return!
3.0 on November 10, 2014
We stayed in Cottage Rose...Very nice room. change the bulb in the fixture over the bed to something less bright and add another lamp on the table by the window... The room lacked any ambiance at night with that annoying light on..yet we were in the dark without it.... so another lamp in the room beside the one on the night table is in order. Drinks at the bar were good. The food at Henry's was ok. Breakfast was good variety...might be nice just to be able to get eggs any style. Pancakes not very good..heavy and under cooked. The inn was not that busy. The staff were very nice and friendly but guests not engaging... I would hate to see what the parking is like when the inn is full. had to park down by the spa one night...... otherwise enjoyed our stay...very quiet...
4.0 on October 20, 2014
The rooms are exactly as they appear on the website, cozy and reminiscent of the original setting. The restaurant is great and the grounds are about as peaceful, serene, and pristine as you can get. What a wonderful experience!
4.2 on September 30, 2014
Buttermilk Falls is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. The inn is set on a beautiful piece of property overlooking the Hudson with plenty of beautiful scenery and walkways to enjoy. Whether you want to be active or just sit quietly and read a book, it's the perfect place to be. Some of the rooms in the main house are on the small side (it is a B&B after all!) but there are also plenty of options if you want more room. We stayed in the Gindalle flat which was both cozy and spacious overlooking the pond. The spa is a quiet haven. The breakfasts in the main house change daily and are always delicious with many options both healthy and decadent. Finally, Henry's at the Farm, the restaurant on site is a gem. The atmosphere is comfortable and casual with top notch farm to table food. All in all, the perfect place to escape hectic NYC life!
3.8 on September 27, 2014
My husband and I decided to take a mid-week getaway to the Hudson Valley and booked an overnight stay in the Juniper room. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. The grounds were spacious and picturesque. Our dinner and breakfast at the Inn were also quite good. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.
3.8 on September 22, 2014
Great breakfast and midday tea. Beautiful grounds, upscale spa and pool, and lovely staff. Loved the llamas. Only complaint is that I had no control over climate control in my room.
3.2 on September 20, 2014
Due to prior rating we booked it. Room was huge, breakfast was fair, service at breakfast was fair. Great deep tissue massage at spa. Restaurant on site was okay.
4.8 on September 18, 2014
My husband and I stayed 2 nights in Sage Left, a very nice room with French doors opening to a terrace and a view of the Hudson. The grounds are beautiful and unique, including a farm with llamas and peacocks as well as a garden. Many of the ingredients in the breakfast dishes as well as those at Henry's - the restaurant on the property - come from their own garden. We ate at Henry's twice and our dinners were exceptional. I also enjoyed a wonderful massage in the spa. We are looking forward to another stay.
4.8 on September 16, 2014
Everything about our experience at Buttermilk Falls Inn was excellent. From the room to the service, we felt like honored guests. Breakfast was delicious! We ate at Henry's and that was very good. Excellent service! Loved the animals and walking around the property. We will be back!
4.2 on September 10, 2014
We had a wonderful relaxing stay on our recent trip with friends to the inn. We stayed in the Juniper room, which is lovely. Nice size bathroom, walk in closet, small refrigerator, TV and comfortable bed. Decorated nicely and clean. There is a balcony off the room. This is the only area that could use improvement. I did let the inn know on their evaluation and they replied they would look into it. Hopefully they do, it would be a lovely place to sit, relax, and enjoy the view. Our friends stayed in the Winterberry room, which was directly next door to ours. Both rooms are off their own hallway that can be closed off from the other rooms. Nice feature when traveling with friends. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The breakfast was very good. The grounds are beautiful, I especially enjoyed visiting with the animals. I did experience an amazing massage, then enjoyed a spa lunch in the pool area. You do need to book your massage in advance as they fill up. They also offer a nice size pool, steam room and small gym. The restaurant was wonderful, from appetizer to dessert. Again the staff was outstanding. If we do venture to the area again, we will be sure to stay here again.
3.6 on September 08, 2014
I received 2 gift certificates for our wedding. Service was great and the north cottage was really beautiful. Some sweeping and outdoor maintenance could have helped to make the exterior as wonderful as the interior. Dinner at Henry's was very nice. Overcooked my pork chop slightly, but an accommodating staff, even if they had been thrown a curve ball with the dinner and a movie program, nonetheless. Didn't sleep too much with the peacocks. That would have been nice to know about when booking the cottage. Also, lots of trains... Nothing one could do about them. .. but again, would have liked to have known. Maybe would have booked another cottage or room.
4.4 on September 08, 2014
Had a wonderful stay at Buttermilk. The grounds, food and staff were wonderful and the room was immaculate when we arrived. Would definitely recommend.
4.6 on September 06, 2014
Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa is absolutely lovely! It was just perfect for us. We stayed in the Gindele Suite which provided plenty of space for me, my husband, our daughter and her friend. The creatively designed and meticulously cared for grounds provided a great campus to stroll and relax. The staff were all wonderfully welcoming. Our stay was one of the highlights of our late summer vacation.
4.6 on August 27, 2014
My husband and I had a peacefule and tranquil time at this lovely place. The Inn is a diamond in the rough. Beautiful views, great service, nice comfortable rooms. Everything was just great. I highly recommend.
3.8 on August 26, 2014
We had a wonderful week-end at Buttermilk, and we look forward to return. The Juniper room was elegant and comfortable-lovely balcony. The air-conditioning controls were great. Breakfast was delicious. On-site restaurant was good but not great. The grounds with animals on site was a treasure.
3.6 on August 25, 2014
We've just returned from a visit to this beautiful property. The grounds were amazing. The staff was fabulous, friendly and very helpful. We stayed in the Winterberry room located in the main building and were very happy with our accommodations. The room was large as was the bathroom and the adjoining deck which overlooked the patio, the property and even had a view of the Hudson River. We enjoyed the Spa and the restaurant....how wonderful to have both located on the property. The food was delicious and there was a lot of variety on the menu. Also, the offerings for breakfast and tea were great.
4.0 on August 25, 2014
We had a wonderful time and will most definitley return!
4.4 on August 21, 2014
My fiance and I could not have been happier at Buttermilk Falls! We enjoyed the comfort of our room, our morning breakfasts, and the warmth and courtesy of the staff. I took advantage of the spa on site and scheduled a massage. Next visit, I'll indulge more. Even on a rainy day, this inn is charming. We plan to return in the fall. It's close enough to we where we live on Long Island, yet we felt we were "away!"
3.8 on August 12, 2014
We've been to the inn 2x now and have really enjoyed our stay. It's a beautiful location, rooms are quaint, clean, and comfortable. Henry's restaurant is very good food, a nice atmosphere, and couldn't be more convenient. All in all a wonderful escape that we plan to do again and again!
4.6 on August 04, 2014
Beautiful accommodations... Loooved the restaurant ... Spa was amazing.. Staff were so helpful and friendly... All in all an amazing one night getaway!!! A very special place ....
4.6 on July 29, 2014
Buttermilk exceeded our expectations on all counts. We loved the room, the property, the friendly service, the amazing afternoon tea, Henry's (for lunch), and the spa. Can't think of anything that wasn't great. It's not cheap but worth it.
3.0 on July 27, 2014
Really loved this place and will definitely be back, but felt our stay was compromised because of the restaurant being closed Mon-Tue and the pool area not available to our children.
4.6 on July 26, 2014
An amazing escape only a short drive from home. not cheap, but worth the expense.... gorgeous ground, inviting staff, large and clean rooms and delicious food. We highly recommend this to couples (especially those that might need a night or two of pampering away from the kids) :)
3.4 on July 17, 2014
beautiful inn, idealic location. arlo is just wonderful!
4.8 on July 07, 2014
My fiancee and I had a relaxing and reinvigorating weekend stay at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. The grounds are immaculate with short hiking trails to take in some nice views. The rooms are cozy and welcoming. Make a dinner reservation for Henry's on the Farm - it's a great place.
4.4 on July 07, 2014
Stayed in both the Juniper and Grand Laurel rooms. Both were fantastic, especially the Grand Laurel. Loved exploring the grounds. A delicious breakfast is included every morning. Ate at Henry's on the property one night for dinner - also delicious. Would definitely go back!
4.2 on July 05, 2014
We enjoyed two nights here to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. The grounds were very pretty and we loved the breakfast and afternoon tea - great food. Our room was nice though it was a bit warm (you can't control the temperature yourself) and the bed/sheets/pillows could have been more comfortable. It was a bit pricey for the room we got - but I understand it was peak season on a weekend, and included all the great service and food. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were disappointed that on both days they were doing some minor construction (mainly banging on rocks to fix a pathway for an upcoming wedding, but it was disruptive to the peaceful atmosphere as it occurred both times during afternoon tea and during breakfast). after it went on for the second day, I talked to the staff at breakfast and was told it would stop for the day. But then it started again in the afternoon, which was frustrating given what the manager had communicated earlier, so once again I talked to the staff. They were kind enough to give us a discount and explained why it had to go on - so that was a nice gesture and made us feel better. Going forward though, I would not think it's wise to have someone making a lot of noise in a fairly pricey B&B on a busy summer weekend, where people go to relax. Thankfully we found some great chairs overlooking the hudson away from the noise and it was very peaceful. Overall a nice stay - we also enjoyed the restaurant and the spa very much.
4.4 on July 05, 2014
This place is not only beautiful, but the service is also outstanding!!! The spa is great, and so is the restaurant... Breakfast spread is to die for!!! My favorite place... Really, no complaints, so we just keep coming back....
4.0 on June 30, 2014
Buttermilk Falls in proved to be everything my husband and I were looking for from the minute we arrived. The place is so quaint, and the cleanliness and helpful staff were just fabulous...but you don't want to miss the breakfast in the morning and the afternoon tea. The cook to order breakfast included with your stay does make the complete package price worth it, and they do a terrific job with the snacks make available at the afternoon tea. The dinner that we enjoyed at Henry's far exceeded the dinner we had that follow Saturday at a local restaurant. Buttermilk Falls has an excellent cooking staff, housekeeping service and front desk employees. I would recommend this place to anyone! Believe me, you will be glad you came.
4.8 on June 23, 2014
The staff was friendly, helpful, really went out of their way. The room was just delightful and the grounds worth exploring. I enjoyed the farm animals--especially the white peacock! Perfect place for restoring equilibrium. HENRY'S the resident restaurant is superb.
4.2 on June 21, 2014
This is a great getaway for people who like boutique feel and amenities but are looking for a secluded B&B type experience. The service is great, the breakfast is good, and the property is amazing. I wish I could have stayed longer!
4.8 on June 17, 2014
My husband and I needed to be close to NYC, but far enough away to feel like we had left home. This spot on the Hudson felt almost magical. The breakfast was worth the trip.
4.8 on June 08, 2014
Our visit was divine! We had reservations for two nights and stayed three because we didn't want to leave. The breakfasts were awesome too.
5 on June 05, 2014
Stayed Sunday night to Monday. Ate at Henry's Restaurant. Got a facial at the spa.
4.8 on May 20, 2014
Love staying at B&B's. We've been here several times as it's the best so far!
3.0 on May 12, 2014
We booked a room for a 2 day stay the first week in May. We stayed at the 'Sage Right' room and enjoyed most of our stay. Pros -Delicious brunch at Henry's restaurant, which is run independently from the inn. Flat bread and country potatoes were soooo good -Inn grounds are beautiful and relaxing -Thoroughly enjoyed the spa which has excellent amenities -Room comes with inn breakfast with a good selection of items -There is afternoon tea with snacks, 3 to 5 pm at the inn -Room had accessible patio, a clean bathroom -Many area attractions within 20 mins drive Cons -No brunch mimosas listed on Henry's drinks menu and the juices were diluted with too much ice. -Dinner at Henry's a total disappointment. Skip and instead drive 20 mins to the riverfront marina in Newburgh NY where there are multiple restaurant options. Front desk provided list of recommendations Also if you want bread at Henry's you have to ask for it. -The biggest downer was the bed - super soft mattress that offered no spinal support and the pillows were completely worn out. When we walked into the room it had a sweet, sickly smell that to me equals an attempt to mask some smell from pet pee, smoke,... who knows Spent the night rubbing eyes, cringing nose, & woke up with scratchy throat. I've stayed in many hotel rooms across the globe and this room had the worst air quality. The 'Sage Right' room needs a complete over haul. The spa, inn breakfast, and grounds melted away much of the sleepless night . We would certainly come back after a more careful room selection.
5 on May 12, 2014
My wife and our two dogs recently stayed at Buttermilk falls, what a beautiful and peaceful place! The grounds are immaculate and calming. The restaurant on the grounds is fantastic. They are also centrally located to many great shopping destinations in the Hudson Valley. More importantly they were happy to see our two dogs and were encouraged to explore the property. We will certainly return!
5 on January 14, 2014
Everything I could hope for on an overnight stay. The Juniper room was awesome, the staff went out of their way to accommodate us with a specially made birthday cake waiting in the room, spa was great, and the restaurant and service were superb. The drinks were excellent. The grounds were fun to explore on a wintry day. Highly recommend, hope to visit again.
5 on January 02, 2014
I have stayed at the Buttermilk 5 times. I have stayed in the Inn, in the cottages and all experiences have been amazing. I live nearby but my family visits me often and we always stay at the Buttermilk. The Spa is one of the best I have been to. The food at Henry's is beyond perfect. The breakfast that you receive every morning when you stay there is always amazing and different. The staff try their best to make your stay the best it can be. Once I stayed and snow storm came and we lost power and they did not make us pay for that night. I have only wonderful things to say!!
4.8 on December 18, 2013
My husband and I booked the inn for a quick, short honeymoon. We were both in need of a place to unwind after a stressful few months. Buttermilk was just what we needed. We stayed in the Sage Left room. The room was immaculately clean, as was the rest of the inn, and the atmosphere was so relaxing. The breakfast served in the main common dining area was delicious! Unfortunately Henry's restaurant was closed both nights we were there (Mon and Tues), but we plan to go back to try it out. The spa was fabulous. Had a great hot stone massage and relaxed in the pool and the steam room. The grounds are beautiful, especially in the snow. We are looking forward to going back. It's perfect for a romantic getaway or a group outing, like a girls getaway. We will definitely be back!
5 on December 12, 2013
4.8 on March 12, 2013
My husband and I were looking for a quick getaway for our anniversary, and the Inn exceeded our expectations. We stayed in Sweet Basil, which was immaculate, and thoroughly enjoyed the in-room fireplace. The staff was friendly and courteous, and the breakfast was delicious. We also enjoyed a delicious dinner at Henry's. The spa was very relaxing, and they allowed us to use the saunas and indoor pool even after checkout. The grounds were lovely, and we enjoyed a short hike to the falls and some tennis. We've already raved about it to all of our friends and will definitely be going back!