Stay Spa Close to New York City – Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa – Worth the Ride By Susie Ellis SpaFinder Insider
Last Saturday was a honey-do day for me. Not the melon kind but the “honey do this, honey do that” kind. Peter loves his motorcycles and just loves riding in the beautiful countryside outside of New York City. Although I have done long rides with him in the past (thousands of miles), these days I am only up for shorter rides. And he knows that if there is a spa at the end of the ride, I am more apt to say yes.
So, we decided to check out the new spa at the Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa. It’s only about 90 minutes from the city and I had been hearing good things about the place. I even had a chance to mention it to some reporters who are doing stories on “Staycations”…where New Yorkers can stay close to home yet get far away. So off we went on his Boss Hoss motorcycle (it’s a bit like a Harley on steroids.)
A quick summary regarding Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa: 70 acres, right on the Hudson, romantic, 13 cozy inn-like guest rooms, new spa with a contemporary eco-building design and some wildlife including chickens who lay the eggs you eat for breakfast. On the other hand…they don’t serve dinner (only breakfast and lunch) which would probably be ok if you know that ahead of time. And they do take day spa guests and have lots of weddings and special events. That may make the experience a bit less luxurious but it is a good trade-off because the price is very reasonable.
Although we didn’t have time to stay for a spa treatment, I imagine they are excellent. And here is why: what many people don’t know is that Buttermilk is owned by the same person who owns the Great Jones Spa in Manhattan. You may have read what I have written in the past in my blog about Great Jones…it is one of my favorite day spas in the city because all the therapists are superb. If they achieve that level of excellence in their spa services at Buttermilk, I think this would be a home run.
Best to go soon…they aren’t going to be a secret much longer.
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