Boscobel does not have its own cafe, and while we welcome you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while at the property, there are a number of great restaurants and cafes in the neighboring and charming town of Cold Spring. For a sit down lunch, try Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill, The Cold Spring Depot, Hudson Hil’s, The Riverview, The Hudson House Inn, or Brasserie Le Bouchon. Or, if you are just looking for a quick bite or a coffee for the road, stop in at the Foundary Café or the Cup-O-ccino Café. And, for refreshing, icy-cold treats, Frozenberry or Moo Moo’s Creamery is the place for you.
Farther afield, we highly recommend Brother’s Trattoria in Beacon, Il Barilotto in Fishkill, the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant at the Thayer Hotel in West Point.
The Hudson River Valley is home to many nationally-known artists and craftspeople, traditional and artisanal farms and creative and culinary entrepreneurs. Whether you enjoy shopping for art and antiques, handcrafted furniture, knitwear, designer clothing, ornaments, farm preserves, handmade chocolates or locally-made wine, you’ll be sure to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your family, friends or even yourself. In addition to the Boscobel Museum Shop, some of our favorite local spots are Highland Baskets at the Country Goose, Art to Wear Too, and Hudson Valley Outfitters. Also nearby is the ever-popular Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall (30 minutes from Boscobel).
Places of Interest
Boscobel is a great place to spend a day, but if you plan to combine your trip with a visit to another nearby cultural attraction, there are a lot of great choices even within an hour’s drive.
Museums, Galleries and Art Centers
Art lovers should be sure to check out Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center, Storm King Art Center, DIA:Beacon, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Hudson River Museum, Garrison Art Center, the Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum or The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, all within a 45 minute drive from Boscobel.
The Hudson River Valley boasts a wide selection of nationally-significant historic sites. Within a 15-minute drive of Boscobel are Constitution Island, Fort Montgomery and the West Point Military Museum. Within an hour’s drive are sites such as Kykuit, Sunnyside, Van Cortland Manor, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site/Val-Kill, FDR Museum and Library, Samuel F.B. Morse House/Locust Grove, Vanderbilt Mansion, Wilderstein, Olana State Historic Site, Staatsburgh State Historic Site/Mills Mansion, Lyndhurst, and Chapel of Our Lady Restoration.
Gardens, Farms, Environmental Centers and Outdoor Exploration
Known for its magnificent natural beauty, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Stonecrop Gardens, Hudson River Valley Greenway, Jones Farms and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Places with excellent children’s programming include the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Every Saturday from May through October, Boscobel hosts the Cold Spring Farmers Market in the lower parking lot.
Where to Stay
Looking for great accommodations? The Hudson River Valley has many wonderful hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts to suit all tastes and budgets. Some of our nearby favorites are The Pig Hill Inn, Hudson House Inn and the Kittleman House. Right across the river is The Thayer Hotel at West Point (click here for a special Patriot Package with Boscobel) and more hotels are only 20 minutes away on Route 9 in Fishkill, NY.