The Newburgh, New York Area sits in the heart of Orange County, adjacent to the scenic Hudson River and about 60 miles North of New York City, and 90 miles South of Albany. The area that became Newburgh was first explored when Henry Hudson went through during his 1609 expedition up the river that was eventually named after him. His navigator, Robert Juet, is quoted to have called the site “a pleasant place to build a town” and so its history started as people settled in the area. Newburgh’s history can be traced all the way back to 1850 when Washington’s Headquarters was designated as a state historic site. The National Register of Historic Places has recognized its East End Historic District as a one of its historic places, as well as the Montgomery-Grand-Liberty Streets Historic District, which has the most contributing properties of any historic district in the entire state of New York. The area with 3 major state parks and a wealth of history, offers attractions for the outdoor types and the history buffs as well. Both of our member inns are convenient to New York-Stuart International Airport, as well as in easy driving distance between major metropolitan hubs.
Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast
25 Orrs Mills Road, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577
Recently named a top 25 Bed and Breakfast in the United States by BedandBreakfast.com, and member of the prestigious Select Registry and Diamond Collection of Inns, the multi-award-winning, historic country Inn is located in Salisbury Mills, NY in the heart of New York’s lower Hudson River Valley
The Dominion House Bed & Breakfast
50 Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY 10914
Located just miles away from West Point, the historic Dominion House Bed and Breakfast is an ideal place to stay for a vacation, romantic getaway or casual trip with friends. The elegant inn was built in 1880 by local farmer Benjamin Strong and is comprised of spacious rooms, stunning marble mantles and original furnishings.
A few points of interest near our member B&Bs:
The Moodna Viaduct is a stunning trestle about 3,200 feet long and rises almost 200 ft above ground level at its maximum height. The trestle is still in use for both passenger and freight trains. As the longest and highest railroad trestle east of the Mississippi, it is well worth visiting. This is a fantastic place in the fall when the leaves are changing for some incredible fall foliage photographs. The open design of the trestle was used to reduce wind resistance and is a reason why the trestle is still in service today. Fun fact! The Moodna Viaduct appears as a prominent feature in the 2007 film Michael Clayton!
Weir’s Ice Cream serving hard and soft ice cream, shakes, floats, sherbet, yogurt, Italian ice, slush drinks, cyclones, and ice cream cakes. It is an old fashioned ice cream stand at its finest! You can also find them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Weirs-Ice-Cream-128614780499402/) where they post specials and flavors of the week.
Loughran’s Irish Pub, “The Hudson Valley’s Happiest Irish Pub” is located just next door to the Caldwell House B&B and has an huge menu with daily specials. The restaurant is known for its Prime Rib and the portions of everything are quite generous with a good selection of bottled and on tap beer as well as wine available by the bottle.
Museum Village is a unique open-air historical museum offering a sampling of what 19th century American life was like to visitors. A living history museum committed to exploration, interpretation & preservation of 19th century life including exhibits, hands on workshops and demonstrations.
Brotherhood Winery, America’s Oldest Winery, established in 1839 by Jean Jacques, who planted vineyards in Blooming Grove in 1837 and produced his first commercial vintage in 1839. The winery is listed on both the National and New York State Register of Historic Places.
Palaia Winery offers live music every weekend. The vineyard also hosts several large events every year, including a Celtic Festival, Beatles Tribute Festival, Woodstock Festival, The Hudson Valley Grape Jam and a Fall Festival in September.
West Point offers much for visitors to do. The Visitors Center and West Point Museum are open to the general public on a daily basis, but the grounds and facilities also offer a museum, historic cemetery grounds, concerts and Shows at Eisenhower Hall, parades by cadets and Constitution Island tours. It’s recommended that visitors visit West Point’s website before visiting. Check out an Aerial Tour Of West Point and the U.S. Miltary Academy West Point Aerial.
Storm King Art Center is celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. Storm King has been enthralling visitors for over fifty years with its huge acreage of fields and hills spanning over 500 acres, with over 100 sculptures from artists around the world. Storm King was featured on hit show Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, and has been featured in dozens of magazines, articles and newspaper around the globe.
There are some beautiful aerial and ground level videos of Storm King to check out:
Storm King by Drone – Condé Nast Traveler
Flying Films NY – Storm King Arts Center from a Drones Perspective
A Day at Storm King Art Center Sculpture Park
There is an additional wealth of things to do in the area, The Caldwell House has a terrific list of area things to do and a good list of area restaurants, check out Orange County Tourism, Travel the Hudson Valley and the Warwick Valley Chamber. Each has some wonderful suggestions about additional places to go, things to do and wonderful local food and drink to eat and imbibe as your travel through the beautiful Hudson Valley,