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

Romantic getaway for all your senses!

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!

A beautiful place to stay

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!

Riverknoll downs

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.

So close and so far away from worries

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.

Close but enchanting

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!

Excellent and cozy Inn in the Hudson valley

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

Our stay and dining at Henry's

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.

Holiday Getaway

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.

Xmas weekend

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.

Lovely 3 Day Getaway

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.

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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

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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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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

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