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 Dining4.2

Family Get-a-Way

4.6 on September 04, 2017

This is a great spot for trips around the area. Enjoyed the breakfast and afternoon teas. We did come a few years ago and there was wine in the afternoon--we missed that. There was a wine tasting meal on Sunday night--overlooking the river and hosted by the Inn and local merchants. We had a blast. It was the highlight of our stay. Everyone is so nice. We stayed in the North Cottage, so very quiet and plenty of room. Make sure you plan your visit way in advance. The Spa was booked up and I was told you need to make reservations weeks in advance--but guests are welcome to use spa facilities. Rooms are hard to get at the last minute, too. I highly recommend Buttermilk Falls.

AVOID if looking for premium lodging & customer service

1.2 on September 03, 2017

It's unbelievable to me that what was supposed to be a wonderful one week relaxing get away turned into a 24 hour nightmare. Upon checking in to RiverBirch House and being charged in full for a four night stay, in less than two hours I discovered that the house was unsanitary and uninhabitable. The floors were inexplicably and pronounce-ably dirty and sticky, resulting in my dogs white paws turning charcoal black in the span of 90 minutes.The kitchen had molded over food in the sink and a dishwasher full of dirty dishes. The temperature on the living room AC unit read 57 degrees F however the house was extremely and uncomfortably muggy and warm. Based on the filth and dirt that could be seen by the naked eye in such a short period of time, I was positive - and disappointed - that the house in full had not been properly and fully cleaned and sanitized in preparation for my check in. After requesting to speak to management several times, the house remained warm and muggy despite the maintenance workers attempt to resolve. Given the uninhabitable, uncomfortable conditions of the accommodations, and the pronounced lack of action to remedy what are actually the basics of hospitality & lodging - cleanliness, comfortable temps during summer months, hospitable and warm service - I was forced to evacuate the premises due to personal health & safety concerns and abandon any hope of a relaxing stay as well as any acknowledgment by management of the concerns shared and unresolved. This is by no means a complete and exhaustive view of the poor customer service and complete lack of hospitality I received in attempting to spend a week relaxing and unwinding.

Review of my stay

4.0 on August 28, 2017

Staff was wonderful and helpful. Spa was incredible. Food was incredible. My room was just ok, but the bed was downright awful. Worst sleep we had in a long time. That was disappointing.

Nice evening at Buttermilk Falls Inn

3.8 on August 20, 2017

We spent a nice evening at the Buttermilk Falls Inn recently. The landscape and gardening is very beautiful. Dinner at Henry's at the Farm was excellent, and it was convenient to have an exceptional restaurant on the property. Breakfast offered variety and was really good.

Ok - but - not great

3.4 on August 18, 2017

We stayed in Captain's Room. It was tiny. The bed and pillows were lumpy and the sheets just ok. Towels were fine. The grounds were lovely; we had a nice walk throughout down to the Hudson. The "falls" are sweet. Henry's Restaurant was very good. The food fresh and service nice. Our massages were also good. Overall, it was fine, not fabulous.

Unexpected Treasure in the Woods!

5 on July 31, 2017

Great 3 day getaway. Blend of old Inn, great modern spa, top-notch restaurant, excellent service from staff and good vibes with rescued animals around. Breakfasts were tasty, unusual and different recipes, and served professionally. Wonderful experience!

Great nights sleep!

4.2 on July 25, 2017

The Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa sets the bar high. Our room was charming,clean and oh so comfortable the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. After a long day of exploring the grounds of the Storm King Art Center. The whirlpool tub was just what the doctor ordered! and the breakfast? WOW! I don't know what to say other than Amazing! so if your looking for a great get away with a WOW factor? then look no further. You found it at...Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa.

Beautiful Inn

4.6 on July 15, 2017

Buttermilk has amazing grounds and we stayed in one of the houses which was spacious, clean and the views from the deck were incredible

Delightful stay

5 on June 22, 2017

Everything about Buttermilk Falls was outstanding from the attentive staff, the beautiful grounds, to the various amenities, and a truly outstanding restaurant in Henry's. The morning buffet and afternoon teas were also totally enjoyable. My wife and I were celebrating two special events, our Birthdays and Anniversary. This stay at the Inn & Spa will always be thought of fondly.


5 on May 11, 2017

this is a real gem. From the moment we arrived to when we left we were treated like family. Anna at the front desk was welcoming and always had a smile on her face. What a great trip cant wait to go back

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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

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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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