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

Sweet as buttermilk pancakes

3.8 on January 07, 2018

The spa is lovely to hang out in, the pool is a bit cool and small but the steam and sauna provide sweating room and then hanging out by the pool with fabulous views... the changing but always excellent afternoon tea and breakfast each morning varieties are wonderfully good quality, from their local bakery. Henry's restaurant on the property is excellent too but leave space for the amazing desserts, which we missed and will be back for.

A mighty stay

5 on January 06, 2018

Quaint and comfortable B and B. Very attentive staff. Great free breakfast and lunch. Stunning location. Easy to get to. Henry's has a great menu and wine list. Cats.

Special birthday getaway.

5 on December 27, 2017

We planned this as a birthday getaway for my partner's birthday...and we participated with great happiness in a special event-tasting dinner organized by the onsite restaurant, Henry's at the Farm. We stayed only one nigh at the INN, but I feel it is a "discovery" and would highly recommend it to others...

Birthday celebration for my husband

4.4 on December 19, 2017

We visited on a Sunday overnight- the weather was not nice, but the inn was great. Warm and inviting, fireplace burning. They had champagne waiting in out beautifully decorated room. We stayed in the main in, rooms are not large but very nicely appointed. Ours had a fireplace at the end of the bed and a jetted tub in the bathroom. We had a nice patio facing the gardens .Breakfast was excellent as was the afternoon tea and pastries. Although the weather was not nice (we visited in early December) we walked the grounds which were very pretty. We will definately be back.

Great getaway from the city; beautiful, relaxing spa

4.4 on December 17, 2017

Loved that you could order a healthy lunch at the spa and just relax and hang out all day before and after your treatment. We stayed in the Winterberry room which was beautiful but next time maybe would have done one of the most secluded cottages. Breakfast in the morning was great! Very easy getaway if you're looking to just relax for a couple of days. Loved dinner 5 minutes away at the Shipyard!

An Incredible Weekend Destination

5 on November 06, 2017

I cannot even begin to describe how beautiful the Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa truly is. My husband and I decided to take a quick weekend getaway from NYC and, outside of how close it was from the City, the Inn's charm (not to mention the incredible restaurant) was an experience we will never forget. We went in October (I definitely recommend this time of year for the foliage). We will be making this a regular weekend spot!

Great stay.

5 on November 05, 2017

Beautiful and relaxing. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

A beautiful and comfortable stay!

3.8 on October 30, 2017

We stayed at Buttermilk just for one night-wish it could have been more. We stayed in a house (River Birch?) which was wonderfully comfortable for our gang. The property is beautiful, and spectacular in the fall. Tea was great, as was breakfast.

Quaint B&B with lovely grounds and farm

4.6 on October 28, 2017

Rooms are unique and decorated nicely. The grounds are BEAUTIFUL. Had a fabulous dinner at Henry's and breakfast the next morning was delicious. Great little getaway on the Hudson River!

Fabulous place on the Historic Hudson

4.8 on October 13, 2017

I found Buttermilk Falls upon an extensive search of this area on the Hudson after reading "Boys in the Boat". We are from the UK, and were looking for a unique bed and breakfast experience in New York State to explore the river valley and were pleased with the beauty and comfort of the accommodation and restaurant. My only recommendation to Buttermilk Falls is to better publicise the Hudson's rowing history and make a feature of this within the living and dining areas. Walking down to the Hudson and imagining the University crews racing with spectators of 150,000 people was very emotional for me. The Poughkeepsie annual university regatta of the late 1800s and early 1900s was the largest spectator sport in the USA at that time - and the train line that travels just below Buttermilk Falls once held moving bleachers to follow the race as the teams competed for 4 miles on the Hudson. The competitors included teams from likes of Harvard, Yale, Cornell and of course the famous University of Washington 8 that went on to win the Berlin Olympics just before the start of WWII. Truly fabulous history and one that Buttermilk Falls would benefit greatly from in targeting history tourists from around the world like myself.

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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

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

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
  • Cancellations: Reservations must be cancelled two weeks in advance.
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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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