Romantic Getaways in Newburgh, New York

by Lisa Henshall
Romantic Getaways in Newburgh, New York

Located just a half hour south of the Catskill Mountains is the city of Newburgh, home to numerous restaurants, splendid shopping and outdoor parks and many places for romantic getaways. Bed and breakfasts and resorts in the Newburgh area and the surrounding small towns are within minutes of America's oldest winery, West Point, Bear Mountain State Park, and the largest outdoor sculpture park in the United States. Driving north from New York City or south from Albany, Newburgh is a great choice for a romantic getaway that is not far from some of the more populous cities in New York State.

Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast

Just a short drive from Newburgh's city center is Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast. Named Best Bed and Breakfast in the Hudson Valley in 2008 and 2009, this restored Colonial features five well-appointed guest rooms with private baths. If culinary delights are important to your romantic getaway, co-proprietor Carmela Turco (who has honed her skills at the Culinary Institute of America) will produce pastries, baked goods and breakfasts to fit that bill. An overnight stay at Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast will delight your senses and create that feeling of privacy and romance you've been longing for. Caldwell House--A Hudson Valley Bed & Breakfast 25 Orrs Mills Road Salisbury Mills, NY 12577 800-210-5565 caldwellhouse.com

Cromwell Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast

Cromwell Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in historic Hudson Valley and is a getaway unto itself, complete with gourmet breakfasts and luxurious rooms. Set on seven acres of woodlands, gardens and lawns, this country estate was simply created for long romantic walks--and weddings. In the Manor House, an all-brick mansion that was built in 1820, your wedding party can relax in nine well-appointed guest rooms. Or, if you'd like a little more privacy, reserve a room in the property's original home, the Chimneys Cottage, which was built in 1764 and offers four charming Colonial guest rooms. The scenic property encourages togetherness for any couple--from sharing a romantic meal to strolling hand in hand on the glorious grounds, it all adds up to a wonderful getaway sure to be filled with romance. Cromwell Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast 174 Angola Road Cornwall, NY 12518 845-534-7136 cromwellmanor.com

The Storm King Lodge

This cozy lodge, which was converted from an 1800s post-and-beam barn, has four comfortable bedrooms with generous views and private bathrooms. The Storm King Lodge property also houses a guest cottage and plenty of space to host a country-themed wedding. Enjoy a homemade buffet breakfast while gazing out at the mountains from the dining room or the veranda. The cozy setting of the rooms coupled with the breathtaking mountains in the distance give this location an appeal all its own, and visitors warmly remember their time spent here. The Storm King Lodge 100 Pleasant Hill Road Mountainville, NY 10953 845-534-9421 stormkinglodge.com

Sugar Loaf Bed & Breakfast

Located in the historic Sugar Loaf Arts Village, a quaint community of craftspeople and artists in the Hudson Valley, is the Sugar Loaf Bed & Breakfast. Quiet, with fresh country air perfumed by the inn's fragrant perennial gardens, this charming bed and breakfast has a rustic ambience. A collection of primitive furniture sits upon plank flooring and under rustic hand-hewn beams dating back to 1750. Hearty breakfasts are served--fireside in the winter or in the garden during warmer months. Whether lounging close together in front of a toasty fire or out and about enjoying the quaint shops and plentiful arts and crafts, time spent at the Sugar Loaf Bed & Breakfast is always unforgettable and romantic. Sugar Loaf Bed & Breakfast 16 Pines Hill Road Sugar Loaf, NY 10981 845-469-2717 sugarloafbb.com

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