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Each season of the Hudson Valley brings forth numerous bounties to be savored. My flower, herb and vegetable gardens will certainly delight both the eye and the palate. In addition,  Millbrook is blessed with an abundance of amazing local farms and artisans, their specialized varieties of foods and products are used daily in my preparations. Here is a list of some local vendors and artisans:

Activities

Walbridge Farms, eggs, butter, sausage and bacon

Mountain Smokehouse

Taconic Distillery, bourbon and bourbon maple syrup

The Corgi Kitchen, Jodie's breads jams and jellies

Harney Teas

Rick LaBonte Woodworker extraordinaire!

Hudson Valley Skincare

Sarah Perfect's Granola

Hudson Valley Fresh Dairy

Ronnybrook dairy

Sprout Creek Farms cheeses

 

Hoof Print Goat Cheese

 

Stonewood Farm Organic Produce

 

Dutchess Coffee

DINING OUT

After your day of explorations, savor some fine dining at Cafe Les Baux, Trattoria San Giorgio,  Aurelia, The Millbrook Cafe, The Iron Furnace, or something light at Babettes cafe for breakfast or lunch. And of course there’s always the famous Millbrook Diner.

Fine Dining

Cafe les baux  http://www.cafelesbaux.com/   

Fabulous French! Millbrook NY

 

Charlottes http://www.charlottesny.comMillbrook NY

 

Millbrook Cafe http://www.themillbrookcafe.com/  Millbrook NY

 

CIA Culinary Institute of America  

http://www.ciachef.edu/visiting-new-york/ 

dining and classes onsite restaurants excellent, Bocuse,

 

American Bounty and Caterina de Medici !  Hyde Park NY

 

Canoe Hill https://www.facebook.com/Canoe-Hill-448011055381192/      3264 Franklin Ave Millbrook

 

Stissing House ( French / wood oven) www.stissinghouse.com  Pine Plains, NY

 

Seravan http://serevan.com/  Amenia NY

 

Monte’s Kitchen   monteskitchen.com      Amenia, NY

Casual Dining

Iron Furnace http://www.ironfurnacerestaurant.com/   Verbank NY

 

La Puerta Azul  http://www.lapuertaazul.com/  

Millbrook NY great for large groups

 

Nooches Pub 156 Church St  Millbrook, NY 12545 (845) 677-3088  https://www.facebook.com/NoochsPub/

 

Babettes http://www.babetteskitchen.com/  Millbrook NY breakfast and lunch

Amenia

 

Steakhouse http://www.ameniasteakhouse.com/  Amenia NY

 

Slammin Salmon 

http://www.gourmettogony.com/slammin_salmon/

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Nearby there are seemingly endless activities to behold. Enjoy wine tastings along the Hudson Valley Wine trail, test your hunting and fishing skills at Orvis Sandanona or Tamarack Preserve. View the horse Trials at Fitch’s Corner and go apple picking in season at one of the renown local orchards.  Exquisite varieties of vinegars made by Monks in a local Monastery. Take in the majestic views on the Walkway over the Hudson. The list goes on and we will gladly help refine your choices. 

Farmers Markets Farms

MILLBROOK FARMERS MARKET http://www.millbrooknyfarmersmarket.com/   Saturdays 9-1 Memorial day through October

HUDSON VALLEY FARMERS MARKET http://www.greigfarm.com/hudson-valley-farmers-market.html  REDHOOK year round  

WALBRIDGE FARM MARKET   http://walbridgefarm.com/   Millbrook Rt 343  

SPROUT CREEK FARMS CHEESES https://sproutcreekfarm.org/   POUGHKEEPSIE NY cheeses used in my frittatas and quiches!

HOOF PRINT CHEESE COMPANY http://www.hoofprintcheesecompany.com/      Cheeses sprinkled on breakfast greens!

STONEWOOD FARM ORGANIC PRODUCE https://www.facebook.com/stonewoodny/     kales and baby greens on the side!!

 

Wineries and Distilleries CHEERS !

DUTCHESS COUNTY WINE TRAIL http://dutchesswinetrail.com

MILLBROOK VINEYARDS http://www.millbrookwine.com/

CLINTON VINEYARDS http://clintonvineyards.com/    tastings of dessert wines, champagnes and award winning cassis!

HILLROCK DISTILLERY  http://www.hillrockdistillery.com/

TACONIC DISTILLERY  https://www.taconicdistillery.com/   Fabulous local bourbon, always on hand by the fireplace in my library!

DUTCH’S SPIRITS http://www.dutchsspirits.com/  Underground bunkers from a 1930’s prohibition distillery brought back to life !

CROWN MAPLE SYRUP MADAVA FARMS https://www.crownmaple.com/visit-madava-farms  The Taj Mahal of Maple Syrup Farms

MONASTIC VINEGARS http://ourladyoftheresurrectionmonastery.webs.com/monasticvinegars.htm

 

Antiques Shopping

MILLBROOK ANTIQUES MALL http://www.millbrookantiquesmall.com/

MILLBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER http://www.millbrookantiquescenter.com/  

MILLERTON ANTIQUES CENTER http://www.millertonantiquescenter.com/

BOWEN BARN ANTIQUES RT 82 STANFORDVILLE 845.868.7085

OLD CAROUSEL ANTIQUES CENTER http://www.olecarouselantiquescenter.com/

HYDE PARK ANTIQUES CENTER – 4192 Albany Post Road (Rt. 9) Hyde Park 845.229.8200

MERRITT BOOKSTORE http://www.merrittbookstore.com/   MILLBROOK

J McLAUGHLIN  http://www.jmclaughlin.com/stores/index/store/id/46/        

PUNCH https://www.facebook.com/ShopPunch/    Unique gifts fashion home goods

LIMONE ITALIAN IMPORTS http://www.limoneimports.com/

 

Outdoor Activities Gardens Hiking

ORVIS SANDANONA FLY FISHING SHOOTING CLAYS http://www.orvis.com/sandanona

INNISFREE GARDENS  http://www.innisfreegarden.org/  

WETHERSFIELD ESTATE AND GARDENS  http://www.wethersfieldgarden.org/    PINE PLAINS NY

STONECROP GARDENS http://www.stonecrop.org/   COLD SRPING NY

CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEMS http://www.caryinstitute.org/ HIKING TRAILS

TREVOR ZOO AT THE MILLBROOK SCHOOL http://www.millbrook.org/page/School-Life/Trevor-Zoo

WALKWAY OVER THE HUDSON https://walkway.org/ POUGHKEEPSIE

HARLEM VALLEY RAIL TRAIL  http://hvrt.org/ 

HUDSON VALLEY RAIL TRAIL http://hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net/

DAY HIKES HUDSON VALLEY http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/the-hikes/#East

DAY HIKES MINNEWASKA / MOHONK http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/minnewaska-state-park-preserve/

DOVER STONE CHURCH ( not a church!)  http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/dover-stone-church/  

CONSTITUTION MARSH AUDOBON SANCTUARY http://constitutionmarsh.audubon.org/GARRISON NY

THE LINKS AT UNIONVALE GOLF http://www.thelinksatunionvale.com/

LIME ROCK PARK AUTO RACING http://limerock.com/  

OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME  http://oldrhinebeck.org/

NUCLEAR LAKE  http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/nuclear-lake/

FAHNESTOCK STATE PARKhttps://parks.ny.gov/parks/133/hunting.aspx

JAMES BAIRD STATE PARK https://parks.ny.gov/parks/101/maps.aspx

 KAYAK TOURS http://www.atlantickayaktours.com/

 

Cultural, Historic, Music and The Arts

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL  http://www.hvshakespeare.org/

VANDERBILT MANSION http://www.nps.gov/vama/index.htm HYDE PARK NY

ROOSEVELT ESTATE AND LIBRARY  http://www.nps.gov/hofr/index.htm HYDE PARK NY   

 LOCUST GROVE SAMUEL MORSE ESTATE   http://www.lgny.org/   POUGHKEEPSIE NY  

OLANA FREDERIC CHURCH’S ESTATE HUDSON RIVER PAINTER http://www.olana.org/  HUDSON NY    

USMA WESTPOINT MILITARY ACADEMY     http://www.usma.edu/SitePages/Home.aspx

BARDAVON 1869 OPERA HOUSE http://www.bardavon.org/   POUGHKEEPSIE NY

BARD FISHER CENTER  FOR PERFORMING ARTS http://fishercenter.bard.edu/  ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON

MIDNIGHT RAMBLES LEVON HELM’S BARN  http://www.levonhelm.com/   WOODSTOCK NY

BOSCOBEL MANSION AND SUMMER THEATER http://www.boscobel.org/ GARRISON NY

DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS EVENTS  http://dutchessfair.com/

SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL http://sheepandwool.com/  OCTOBER 

DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS http://dutchessfair.com

HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY  http://www.hudsonvalley.org/ 

DIA ART GALLERY  http://www.diaart.org/sites/main/beacon BEACON

VASSAR FRANCIS LEHMAN LOEB GALLERY http://fllac.vassar.edu/  POUGHKEEPSIE

 

SPA EXPERIENCES               

SPA MARLENE WEBER POUGHKEEPSIE   http://www.marleneweber.com/

 

Equestrian

MILLBROOK HORSE TRIALS http://millbrookhorsetrials.com/ AUGUST EACH YEAR  

 

FITCHS CORNER HORSE TRIALS http://www.fitchscorner.com/ JULY EACH YEAR

 

WINTER SKIING 

HUNTER MOUNTAINhttp://www.huntermtn.com/

SKI WINDHAM http://www.windhammountain.com/

 

FAHNESTOCK STATE PARK http://nysparks.com/parks/133/details.aspx CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

CHURCHES  

www.lyallmemorial.org/

www.gracemillbrook.org/

https://stjosephmillbrookny.org/

 http://stpeterslithgow.org/

COLLEGES AND PREPARATORY
BOARDING SCHOOLS IN THE AREA :

VASSAR  COLLEGE http://www.vassar.edu/ POUGHKEEPSIE NY

MARIST COLLEGE https://www.marist.edu/ POUGHKEEPSIE NY

BARD http://www.bard.edu/  ANNANDALE ON HUDSON

SUNY NEW PALTZ https://www.newpaltz.edu/

 

Maplebrook School

845-373-9511 

13 miles away

 

Kildonan School

860-373-8111 

16 miles away


Millbrook School

845-677-8261 

9 miles away

Hotchkiss School

860-435-259

22 miles away


Indian Mountain School

860-435-0871 

21 miles away


Trinity Pawling School

845-855-3100

23 miles away

FUN DAYTRIPS TO HUDSON VALLEY TOWNS;

MILLERTON, BEACON, COLDSPRING ,RHINEBECK, REDHOOK,  HUDSON, ALL HAVE FABULOUS ANTIQUING, SHOPPING AND DINING