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The Inn at Green River is located in the Hudson River Valley, just 2 miles from the Massachusetts border and the famous Berkshires. The Inn is ideally located near a wide variety of activities and attractions, including Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Co., museums such as Norman Rockwell and Hancock Shaker Village and historic houses such as painter Frederic Church's Olana, Clermont and the Martin Van Buren National Historic site.
This simple 1830 Federal-style farmhouse is shaded by ancient sugar maples and sits above a meadow where Cranse Creek meets the Green River. The Inn offers upscale lodging in seven guest rooms, most with fireplaces, deep-soaking tubs, two-person showers or Jacuzzis. All the rooms have free WiFI access, and 5 have cable tv.
The Inn has become like a country home to many guests, who return repeatedly to enjoy the Inn's casual elegance, and beautiful, tranquil setting, and by the innkeeper's hospitality and scrumptious breakfasts, described as "feasts" by The New York Times.
A full breakfast is elegantly served in the candle-lighted dining room, or in the sun room. Freshly baked ream scones, biscuits, local jams and fresh fruit are constants. The house specialty is Malted Flour Pear Pancakes. See our video for the secret of how to create these.
Bed & Breakfast accommodations in the Hudson River Valley, close to the Bershires & Tanglewood.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Deborah Bowen for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
They are coming to the Hudson Valley or the Berkshires (I am right on the MA/NY border), and they appreciate the clean, simple elegance of the décor. It feels more like a small boutique hotel than a B&B to them.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Great breakfasts and beautiful, restful surroundings, both in the decor of the inn, and the beautiful grounds.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Not the city (rural area) but the county - Columbia City, NY - best known for many antique shops in Hudson - 1/2 hr. from me - and Olana, Persian fantasy castle built by famous 19thc. Hudson River School painter Frederic Church, also Berkshire, City, MA - many cultural venues, and beautiful scenic area with lakes, rivers, hiking, etc.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Guests feel like it is their country home to which they return over and over.
What’s the best kept secret about the area? If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
There are many museums, historic houses, cultural venues topped off by the beautiful rural countryside. Examples, Olana, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Clermont, Norman Rockwell Museum, Hancock Shaker Village, Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony), Jacobs Pillow (famous modern dance venue), Shakespeare & Co., Edith Wharton's home The Mount, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay's home, Steepletop - I could go on and on.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Beautiful dirt roads to take a leisurely stroll, or serious hike.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Top 5 - John Andrews, The Old Mill, Stage Coach Tavern, Crossroads Food Shop, and Baba Louie's Sourdough Pizza.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
No, no pets. I have a cat. But my neighbor is a breeder/trainer/dog boarder.
We are proud to offer one of the best romantic inns in New York State, but don’t just take our word for it. The Inn at Green River consistently receives many positive reviews, in newspapers, magazines, and online.
The Inn at Green River Bed and Breakfast has been featured in:
- The Wall Street Journal Travel
- USA Today Travel - 10 Great Places to Rekindle Connubial Passion
- Travel Smart: 24 Favorite B&B's
- Inside Out Hudson Valley - Sleeping Around
- North American Inns: 2005 Best Dressed Bed
- The New York Times Travel - Frugal Traveler: Hudson Holiday
- Martha Stewart Living Magazine
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com - Autumn in New York
- People Places Plants - Upstate N.Y. Edition
- NewYorkMetro.com - The UnHamptons
- Renovation Style - Antique Highway - The Berkshires
- Los Angeles Times - Shaker Sample
- The Paper
- The Independent
We're starting to think of this place as our country house — thanks for the hospitality and delish breakfast! - E. & J. A. 1/12
Everything was above & beyond … had an amazing time - J. & S. S. 1/11
The perfect setting for our engagement! - K.L. & R.M. 2/15/09
We searched for a B&B with a relaxing setting and good decor and this Inn exceeded our
expectations. - J.L. & B.R. 2/17/09
Thank you for a tranquil, lovely stay at your inn. Hope to see you again. - C.& L. C. 1/08
Wonderful Inn with a cozy feel - fab innkeeper, interesting art, great breakfasts! We'll
be back. - V.& C. W. 1/08
What a great place for a family Christmas. You have a beautiful inn and the breakfasts
are scrumptious. - K & L. S. 12/07
It's so wonderful to be back and to see how the Inn is expanding! Thank goodness it
all fits so naturally into the serenity of the site! - S. & D. E. 10/07
Now we know what Deborah' "B&B" stands for - "Beautiful and Beckoning", Big, Beautiful
Breakfast:. What a wonderful way to spend our 45th anniversary. - M. & D. L. 6/06
Great introduction to USA bed and breakfasts. Will certainly recommend you to our UK friends! - J. & C. P. 4/06
A truly relaxing stay and so special to share the fireside wedding - thank you! - M. M. & A. C. 12/05
We had a wonderful time and felt very welcome in your home. You are a natural hostess.
The Inn was as beautiful as the pictures on the website! - P. & S.P. 6/05
Thank you. Brooklyn seems a million miles away. - B.S. & R.F. 5/05
We love it here! Our 4th year! - C.A. & K. A. 4/03
So comfortable - it was like visiting a good friend! - S. & D. E. 10/02
Things To DoThe Inn at Green River offers first-class lodging near Tanglewood and many other Hudson Valley attractions, making it an ideal vacation spot. The Inn is located in Columbia County, in the northern part of the Hudson River Valley, and close to the Berkshires in Massachusetts.
In the summer, the Boston Symphony concerts at Tanglewood are a short twenty minute drive away, and we will show you the "back way" to avoid the traffic on Route 7. The Inn is also convenient to the Hancock Shaker, Berkshire and Norman Rockwell Museums, Clark Art Institute, MASSMoCA, Shakespeare & Co., the Berkshire Choral Festival, and Jacob's Pillow. Many summer stock theaters are nearby, and historic museum houses abound in Columbia and Berkshire counties, including Olana, Clermont, the Martin Van Buren home, the Mission House, Edith Wharton's The Mount, and Naumkeag.
Outdoor lovers may start the day with a leisurely walk down a quiet dirt road known to the locals as "the Dugway." Looking for a more energetic hike? Try Bashbish Falls in Taconic State Park, the Appalachian Trail or Bartholomew's Cobble, climb Monument Mountain or Mt. Greylock. Don’t miss the new Catamount Forest aerial adventure park, open May through October. Fishing, golfing, swimming and boating are close by.
Regardless of the day's activity, a visit to several area wineries for a tasting is always a good plan. You are here to relax after all. In the Berkshires, visit Les Trois Emme in New Marlborough and Furnace Brook Winery in Richmond. On the New York side, perhaps on your way home from antique hunting in Hudson, visit the Hudson-Chatham Winery in Ghent.
Even after the busy summer months, there are plenty of cultural options including the Berkshire Bach Society, the Berkshire International Film Festival, the Chatham Film Festival, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the Colonial Theater, and Close Encounters with Music. Antique shops, auction houses, and galleries abound in the area and are open year-round.
Winter brings cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing right to our back door, while "downhill" is minutes away at Catamount Ski Area or Butternut Basin.
Great shops and fabulous restaurants are always beckoning. Many of our fine restaurants strive to work with local farmers and purveyors to offer fresh, often organic, greens, fruits, vegetables, and meats.
The Cultural Scene
- Berkshire Film Festival
- Berkshire Theatre Group
- Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
- Norman Rockwell Museum
- Hancock Shaker Village
- Shakespeare & Company
- The Mount
- Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
- The Clark
- Barrington Stage Company
- Berkshire Choral Festival
- Columbia County
- Clermont State Historic Site
- Martin Van Buren National
- Historic Stie
- Olana State Historic Site
- Mac-Haydn Theater
- FASNY Museum of Firefighting
- Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
From New York:
- Taconic Parkway to Rte 23 (Claverack/Hillsdale exit)
- Turn right and go east for 8 miles to light in Hillsdale
- Go left and north on Rte. 22 for 7.4 miles
- At the fork with Rte. 71, bear right. The Inn is on the right, about 150 yds. from Rte. 22. Do not go through a yield sign or you went too far
- You may also take the Amtrak train up along the Hudson River to either Poughkeepsie, NY and rent a car from Enterprise. Ask Deborah for details
From Boston or Albany:
- I90 to Exit B3 (New Lebanon/Austerlitz)
- Go south on Rte. 22 for approx. 9 miles
- At the junction with Rte. 71, bear left down the steep hill
- Take the first (hard) right, 200 yds. from the junction, at the bottom of the hill (Nobletown Rd.) The Inn is the first house on the left
From NW Connecticut:
- Rte. 7 north to Rte. 23 (west)
- Turn right on Rte. 71 (north/west). Continue on Rte. 71 through North Egremont
- Five miles beyond that village, bear left at the green sign saying "Hillsdale, 7 miles and Rte. 22 South."
- The Inn is the first house on the left