Stay in Comfort at a Bed and Breakfast in Hyde Park or Poughkeepsie
Hyde Park, New York, located in the Middle Region of the Hudson Valley, is best known as the beloved home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His family’s estate, Springwood, is a National Historic Site maintained by the National Park Service and includes his presidential library and museum. Just down the lovely Farm Trail from Springwood is Val-Kill, home of Eleanor Roosevelt, and Franklin’s private retreat Top Cottage.
Poughkeepsie is the home of Vassar College, which sits on a beautiful 1000-acre campus in the middle of the city, with many significant architectural buildings, hundreds of tree varieties, and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center – one of the best museums in the nation for Hudson River School paintings.
Catch a performance at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, the oldest continuously-operating theater in New York State, and see everything from comedy to jazz to rock to opera.
And visit Locust Grove, home for Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph. The 180-acres includes an Italianate-style mansion, carriage house, ice house, trails and gardens overlooking the Hudson River.