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
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Lovely two day getaway

3.8 on August 31, 2018

Positives—this was a great value for the summer sojourn. The Riverknolls cottage was clean, spacious and private. The on-site restaurant was nice and convenient. The spa was restful. Negatives—this place seems to lack management. Very y

The best

5 on August 28, 2018

My husband and I have been going to Buttermilk Falls for years. We love it, it has only gotten better over the 13years we have been going there.

Great Spa Treatments, Great Restuarant, Inn Not So Much!

2.4 on August 17, 2018

The spa treatments were amazing. Both Dana Maria and Kara were fantastic. Their professionalism, experience and just their overall friendliness was great. The only sad thing about the spa was the "communal" changing room. Henry's Restaurant was absolutely fantastic! The wait staff was friendly and made you feel at home. The meals themselves were very delicious! I was disappointed with the inn. I was told they'd help me with my luggage, given a map and then dismissed with no help. I was in the Maynor Flat and walked up a set of stairs that hadn't been swept in months. I was navigating cobwebs! Stairs should be kept clean especially if they are being used by guests. There were instructions etched on the door on how to open, close and "jimmy" the door in order to make it work. The room across from the flat had the same instructions. Please fix the lock! The TV remotes did not work properly. The staff attempted, even changed the batteries upon suggestion. In the end they still didn’t work. Other than making the bed and replacing the towels, I don't think the bathroom was cleaned. The garbage by the toilet wasn't removed, the toilet tissue wasn't replaced, and I don't think the floor was swept or washed. As for the shower, please clean the window as no one wants to see cobwebs and the remains of an insect. I waited almost 15-20 minutes at breakfast before staff acknowledged me. Please work on their greetings and how they should interact with your guests. Some niceties go a long way! Otherwise, breakfast was delicious. Lastly, I went to the front desk about early checkout and how it was handled. I also asked if I could possibly have something to take with me in the morning for breakfast. I was told to just drop my key on the desk and maybe we could give you a stale bagel or something. NO THANK YOU

Another great stay at Buttermilk

5 on August 08, 2018

My husband and I love Buttermilk Falls! It is the perfect getaway. The food is amazing!!! We also enjoy getting massages, using the pool, seeing the animals, and walking the gorgeous grounds. I absolutely recommend a long weekend at Buttermilk Falls.

Enjoyed our stay

3.8 on August 06, 2018

Our second trip to Buttermilk Falls. Lovely B&B. Simple elegance with warmth and friendliness.

Peerless as always

5 on July 27, 2018

This is my fourth time at Buttermilk and every experience has been the best of the best. The first time I was on a mother/daughter weekend. Followed by a retreat with 15 faith leaders And then 2 more times on my own. Each time I was impressed by the beautiful spaces and the kind staff. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!

Beautiful retreat

4.6 on July 27, 2018

We were 4 friends from college getting together for a couple of days. Buttermilk Falls Inn provided us with the perfect spot to relax, catch up, and enjoy things to do in the area. The cottage we stayed in was lovely. We could hang out in the living room or on the deck overlooking the Hudson. Beautiful!

Great getaway

4.2 on July 24, 2018

I took my mother here as a mothers day gift for us to get away for the night. All the staff was great, the grounds beautiful, rooms are clean and food fantastic! Was too hot so lamas were hiding. Recommend remembering bug spray if you are out and about for a walk in the warmer weathers.

July 4th Get away

4.8 on July 22, 2018

Spectacular grounds and food . A wonderful surprise for a getaway from the city

Romantic getaway

5 on July 03, 2018

My husband surprised me on a getaway to buttermilk falls inn and I could not be more delighted and pleased. The grounds and room were beyond beautiful, staff could not be made re hospitable and the restaurant could not have been more delicious!!! Very romantic!

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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

102B 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: 3
  • 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 Queen

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

Newly Renovated! Pet and family friendly, and 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

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

05A River Birch Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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

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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
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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

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