Journey Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Journey Inn Bed & Breakfast, located in Hyde Park, New York, in the heart of the Hudson Valley, is your perfect spot to explore all the area has to offer. Directly across from the Vanderbilt Estate, we are a gateway to all the region has to offer. Just down the road from the FDR home and library, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill, the Mills Mansion, Wilderstein mansion, and the Culinary Institute of America. 10 minutes to the village of Rhinebeck. The entire bounty of the Hudson Valley is within an hour of the Inn – from West Point and Kykuit to our south, up to Olana and Hudson to our north, and east to Millbrook Winery and Innisfree Gardens. And easy access to the Shawangunks and the Catskills across the mighty Hudson River.
Throughout your stay, we invite you to enjoy beverages and homemade baked goods, read or connect to our powerful Wi-Fi, or just relax in our outdoor sitting area. Retire to one of our 7 guest rooms reflecting the places we love – from the English countryside to metropolitan NY – or pay homage to our neighbors the Roosevelts and the Vanderbilts.
In the morning you can enjoy fresh brewed coffee, tea, and cold fruit juices with your morning papers or iPad. A two-course hearty breakfast will greet you in our sun-filled dining room as well as the opportunity to meet other guests and share your experiences of the wonderful Hudson Valley.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Valerie Valente for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
There is so much to do in the Hudson Valley and therefore lots of reasons travelers stay with us. But the two main reasons are to visit the FDR home and library and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill. And just as popular is to dine at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Both the FDR/Val-Kill and the CIA are less than 3 miles from the Inn.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for our location which is directly across the street from the Vanderbilt Estate – with grounds that are open from dawn until dusk, it is a virtual extension of our property and guests can walk on the grounds, with amazing views of the Hudson River, at any time. We are also unique because we are one of only a few B&Bs in Hyde Park, with the most rooms and the best location for visiting the Hudson Valley. Literally everything you would want to visit in the valley is an hour or less from the Inn with many important sites within 10 miles. What we love most about our Inn is the proximity to the Hudson River, the views, and the walks – PLUS near some of the best restaurants in the country including the Culinary Institute of America.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Food and history. Amazing restaurants and locally fresh items from the many farms in the county. And some of the most interesting historical buildings in America from Presidents homes to Gilded age mansions to famous Hudson River school artist homes.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
That we are the best B&B they have ever stayed in because it is a combination of being like a home away from home, but cleaner and with better food.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
How much there is to do besides the history and food. We have amazing art galleries, hiking trails, biking trails, farmers markets, wineries, antiquing, boating/kayaking, horseback riding, microbreweries, music festivals, and a drive-in movie theater just down the road!
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Day 1: FDR home and museum and FDR’s Top Cottage. Grab lunch as the Apple Pie Bakery Café at the CIA.
Day 2: Vanderbilt Mansion, the Mills Mansion, then grab the walkway across the Hudson. Dinner at the CIA
Day 3: Take a drive to DIA Beacon or Storm King Sculpture Gardens – check out West Point at the same time OR visit Innisfree Gardens and take a drive to the Millbrook Winery. Grab dinner in the village of Rhinebeck.
Day 4: Visit the Hudson River school painter’s homes. Frederick Church’s Olana and Thomas Cole’s home are just north of us and only 3 miles apart. Grab lunch in Hudson and an ice cream on the way home in Red Hook .
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Yes! The Vanderbilt Estate and Gardens with views of the Hudson River and a walk way right to the banks of the Hudson.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The area is full of amazing restaurants. You will never have a bad meal here. There are literally 30 or more restaurants I would recommend within 15 minutes of the Inn.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
7 rooms including 2 suites.
Do you accept pets?
Regrettably we are not a good option for pets.
All of our rooms are centrally air-conditioned with comfortable seating and good light for reading. Our freshly pressed linens ensure a good night's rest, and we provide all baths with a variety of fine European soaps, shampoos, lotions, and hair dryers. Enjoy wireless internet access in every room.
Get a Great Start at Our B&B in the Hudson Valley
With the morning papers, savor a cup of robust coffee or your favorite selection from our tea chest, then indulge in a full gourmet breakfast served in The Morning Room. Breakfast is complimentary with your accommodations and is served family style at one sitting at 8:30 a.m. every day. It’s a great way to start your getaway!
The Hudson Valley is known for its family-owned farms, farmers’ markets and farm stands. There’s nothing like starting your day with farm fresh eggs, local fresh fruits, and the greenest of local salads. We have some of the best bread makers in the Hudson River Valley and they start by grinding their own flour, you’ll never go back to store-bought bread!
Winter Breakfast (November - March) is served at one sitting at 9am every day.
Look at our Sample Menu by visiting our website!
Things to Do & See in the Hudson Valley
Regardless of the season there is always something to be discovered in the Hudson River Valley. It will never cease to amaze, and it will entice you to return.
Journey Inn Bed & Breakfast is within easy driving distance to all of the Hudson Valley’s most exciting attractions.
For the history lovers, there are Colonial homesteads through the Gilded Age of The Vanderbilts. For the art lovers, Dia: Beacon, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, many other museums and art galleries await your critical eye. The great outdoors offers walking & hiking trails, biking, horseback riding, golfing, zip lining, and baseball just to mention a few. Kayak the Hudson River, or experience the wonders of a hot air balloon ride at sunrise.
The Hudson River Valley has been reflected in the works of painters, writers and landscape architects. To this day the beauty of the scenery remains an inspiration, with unparalleled views and sights to behold.
Come and start your journey of a lifetime in the Hudson Valley!
Visit the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) refers to non-professional foodies as “food enthusiasts” and they should know….don’t you think! So if you have a passion for food and a hunger to learn, then The Culinary Institute of America’s boot camp classes are just what have been missing from your life!
Whether you take their 2-3-4 or 5 day boot camp class, Journey Inn Bed & Breakfast will be your restful oasis after spending your days immersed in the culinary world. Their famed chef-instructors will instruct and guide you to cook and bake like a professional. With the other members of your class you'll prepare and enjoy the most fabulous dishes together. You’ll be using top-quality ingredients and working in the most up-to-date professional kitchens. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow classmates, who come from all over the world and from all different professions. You’ll be surrounded by food-lovers to your heart’s content.
And when your class is done, you may just surprise yourself with how much you've learned, and you’ll be planning your return visit for your next class!