Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Cromwell Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast offers the ideal place to enjoy history and the best of the 21st century! The perfect "home base" for a visit to the area any season of the year, many attractions are within an hour's drive, and most are fewer than 15 minutes away. Unpack once, and enjoy something different every day! You can even be in Manhattan in about an hour, if you like.
Your hosts, the Hartmann's are friendly and knowledgeable. Let us help with your planning, whether your interests are historic homes, art, fine dining, or world-class shopping.
Historic West Point
The United States Military Academy at West Point celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2002. Enjoy a football game, an outdoor concert, the cadets on parade, or the stunning views. Visitor's center, Museum, and tours available year-round. Less than 15 minutes from Cromwell Manor, with a gorgeous drive in-between. learn more»
The "Mansions" of the Hudson
Some of the wealthiest families in the nation chose to live in the Hudson Valley. With breathtaking views of the river, the mansions of the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers (Kykuit), and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are the crown jewels of area homes.
Cromwell Manor is in the best possible location, since all of these may be reached with a 30-60 minute drive in various directions.
Several organizations oversee the estates of the Hudson Valley:
- Historic Hudson Valley oversees the Sleepy Hollow region estates of Sunnyside, Philipsburg Manor, Kykuit, and
Van Cortlandt Manor, as well as the Montgomery Place estate in Annandale-On-Hudson.
- NY State's Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation maintains Clermont, Olana, and Mills Mansions.
- National Park Service oversees estates such as the three Roosevelt homes known as Springwood, Val-Kill and
Top Cottage, and Martin Van Buren's estate Lindenwald.
- Other historic trust estates include Locust Grove and Boscobel
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Located in New Windsor, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is only a short five minute drive from Cromwell Manor Inn. The mission of the Hall of Honor is to collect and preserve the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across generations in an attempt to ensure that all recipients are represented. Their stories will be preserved and shared through a series of exhibits, live and videotaped interviews with veterans themselves, and the Roll of Honor, an interactive computer program detailing the stories of each individual. learn more»
Storm King Art Center
Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature. Five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists. The grounds are surrounded by the undulating profiles of the Hudson Highlands, a dramatic panorama integral to the viewing experience. Only five minutes drive from the Inn. learn more»
Dia Art Foundation, one of the world’s preeminent contemporary art institutions, opened a new museum on May 18, 2003, housing its renowned but rarely seen permanent collection, comprising major works of art from the 1960s to the present. Located on the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon occupies a nearly 300,000-square-foot historic printing factory. Dia:Beacon is a short 20 minute drive from Cromwell Manor Inn. learn more»
With 4000 acres of hiking trails just outside our front door, and the Hudson River minutes away, Cromwell Manor Inn is ideal for those seeking fun and adventure out of doors. Allow us to arrange horseback riding, a cruise on the Hudson River, hot-air ballooning, mountain biking, kayaking, golf at the Jack Nicklaus designed Mansion Ridge golf course or the beautiful Central Valley golf course, tennis, snowshoeing, and many other sports. We will even pack a picnic with prior arrangement, and can frequently accommodate one-way transportation.
Storm King Adventure Tours
Experience a three hour guided educational hike including your choice of a dendrology hike, a history of Storm King Mountain hike, a history of paper-making hike, or an airplane crash site hike. Various degrees of difficulty. Also for three hours, try kayaking with a guide to Bannerman's Island, the Moodna Creek Marsh, a sunset paddle, or a full moon paddle. Mountain bike in Black Rock Forest Preserve (bike rentals by the day or by the hour, two hour min.) by yourself or with a guide for three hours. learn more»
VINEYARD AND WINERIES
Vineyards and Wineries
Both the oldest vineyard in the U.S.(Benmarl) and the oldest continuously-operating winery Brotherhood Winery in the country are nearby. Follow the Shawangunk Wine Trail, with tours and tastings at more than a dozen wineries, many of which have underground cellars, or cross the river for the Dutchess Wine Trail. Enjoy at six course dinner, wine, music and dancing at Magnanini Winery. Five minutes for Cromwell Manor Inn is Palaia Vineyards Winery with live music and wine tastings Thursday thru Sunday! Two day Hudson Valley Winery Tour. learn more»
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
The largest outlet shopping center in the United States, Woodbury Common offers incredible designer shoes and clothing, electronics, housewares, and jewelry in more than 220 stores in a setting like a charming small town. An easy 15-minute drive from the Inn, and we can supply a VIP coupon book to increase your savings. learn more»
FESTIVALS / OUTDOOR CONCERTS
New York Renaissance Faire
Leave the modern world behind for the Faire, where pleasure is the order of the day and entertainment is everywhere! Eleven main stages offer continuous performances by jugglers, jesters, minstrels and magicians. Witness a daring joust of armored knights on charging steeds. Watch fascinating demonstrations in age-old crafting traditions.
Tantalizing aromas tempt you at every turn to feast, or quench your summer thirst with fine ales, sweet mead or refreshing soft drinks. Less than 30 minutes away, the Faire is a treat in August and September. learn more»
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is a critically-acclaimed regional theater, attracting audiences from the tri-state area and beyond. Shakespeare scholars, critics and enthusiastic fans laud its spare, clear and compelling productions. Set on the beautiful property of Boscobel Restoration, plays are offered all summer. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn before the show. Twenty minutes drive from the Manor, or a swim across the Hudson! learn more»
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Enjoy live entertainment in this state-of-the art amphitheater at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts presents some of the country's leading classical, rock, pop, jazz, and country entertainers. Click the link for a calendar of performances. learn more»
FOR THE MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST
Orange County Choppers
As seen on the TLC Channel's American Choppers series, Orange County Choppers world headquarters is only 10 minutes from Cromwell Manor Inn! The showroom is open every day. learn more»
Are you into motorcycles? This museum includes Indian motorcycles for every year from 1902-53, Charles Lindbergh's 1913 motorcycle that he traded for his first plane, Richard Nixon's 1971 Harley Davidson with sidecar and over 250 other interesting motorcycles. learn more»
Lawrence Farm Ochards - Pick Your Own Produce
Experience the enjoyment of picking your own produce at Lawrence Farms Orchards, a family owned farm about 20 minutes away from Cromwell Manor Inn. Enjoy fresh grapes, peaches, vegetables and apples. learn more»
A short walk from the inn brings you to a small, family owned farm where you can buy homemade fudge, cookies, pastries, or very unique gifts. Pet the miniature horses, feed the chickens, goats, pig, or check out the bee observatory. learn more»