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
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Beautiful oasis

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!

Favorite Relaxing Getaway.

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.

Pat's review

4.8 on September 04, 2016

Outstanding property, great views of the Hudson, spa and resteraunt and breakfast were outstanding.

A beautiful place

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.

Peaceful relaxation

4.4 on August 30, 2016

Everything was beautiful and we will surely go again.

Incredible experience

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!

Great Place!!

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.

Beautiful View & Gardens, Comfy Stay and Awesome Food

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!

Lovely, but

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.

Buttermill Falls

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.

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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

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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

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