Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast

25 Orrs Mills Road, Salisbury Mills, New York 12577
Innkeeper(s): Dena and John Finneran & Meagan Finneran - Asst. Innkeeper

Authentic Cuisine at Silvio’s Italian Villa Restaurant, NY 5 Feb 2016, 8:18 am

Would you agree with us that there is something special about finding a restaurant that not only has amazing food, but also makes you feel like family when you walk in the door? Many say that the best place in Orange County to get this special quality and incredible Italian food is Silvio’s Italian Villa Ristorante & Martini Bar in Warwick, NY. We agree! For guests looking for amazing Italian food at a restaurant where you can relax and dine in elegance, check this one out the next time you are staying with us at our bed and breakfast.

Silvio’s has a wonderful history as it started out as a home built in the 18th century by a Revolutionary War veteran. The home changed hands a few times over the years and was also expanded and upgraded along the way. In the early 1980s it was sold to a man who converted it to a restaurant. Around ten years later, the restaurant was sold to its namesake, Silvio, who has been serving diners authentic Italian food now for over two decades.

Being in a gorgeous, original 18th century home, the ambiance is inviting and elegant. In the cooler months the two fireplaces will keep you warm and cozy. The menu is extensive and they only use fresh, local, sustainable, homemade ingredients and the flavor of the dishes reflect this commitment. The portions are generous and the staff is attentive and friendly. Some of the favorite specialties include the Pollo Venus, Genovese, Ravioli della Casa, Fettuccine Alfredo ai 4 Formaggi. They also offer some amazing steaks with an assortment of sauces and rubs, pizza, and fantastic wine pairings.

They also have a variety of events going on during each month including live music, wine and design parties, art exhibits, special holiday dinners, and more so be sure to check their events page regularly to see what is coming up.

So, whenever you are in the mood for some made from scratch, authentic Italian cuisine, try Silvio’s—it’s only a half-hour drive from our bed and breakfast so you can come back and continue to relax in your suite with a glass of wine by the fire, or a game of chess in the game room. Planning a memorable weekend getaway is at your fingertips—book your room online today or contact us for more information.


2016 Leap Year Engagement Special at The Caldwell House 29 Jan 2016, 9:44 am

If you’ve ever wondered how the whole business about leap year came about, allow us to share a bit of fun information! In the Gregorian calendar, an extra day is added to the calendar every four years in order to synchronize it with the solar year. In a leap year, the extra day is added at the end of February and it’s called a leap day. If you haven’t noticed, in the U.S., leap year always coincides with presidential election years. At our bed and breakfast, leap year takes on a little bit different of a meaning.

We have strong Irish roots that we are very proud of and it just so happens that Irish tradition has it that on leap day, a woman can propose to a man. To celebrate our heritage and leap year we have come up with a fantastic, one-of-a-kind package that we are so excited to tell you about. It is called the “Take a Luck of the Irish Leap” package and it includes the following:

  • 1-night stay at the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast plus an additional FREE night on Monday if the woman proposes
  • A bottle of wine or champagne from one of our local Shawangunk wineries and a box of chocolates
  • Complimentary three course gourmet breakfasts
  • Complimentary parking
  • Free WiFi at the inn so you can share your post-engaged glow on social media

This incredible package starts at $245 (plus tax); and price will vary depending on room selection. So, ladies what do you think? Are you ready to get down on one knee for a leap year proposal? It is such a special holiday and it only comes around once every four years so if you and your sweetheart have been talking about tying the knot, why not plan a big surprise and let us help you with this great package. Contact us for further details – we’d love to be a part of the start of your romantic love story!


Sleepless in Salisbury Mills: Romantic Getaway Package in NY 22 Jan 2016, 5:27 pm

Did you know that the U.S is not the only country to celebrate Valentine’s Day? You will also find a day full of love, flowers, and chocolate celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, Italy and Japan. Here in Salisbury Mills, we are honoring this special day at our bed and breakfast by offering a fantastic package called Sleepless in Salisbury Mills!

Our historic inn is elegant, quiet, and inviting, making it the perfect place to enjoy a romantic weekend. This year we are pulling out all of the stops to offer a one-of-a-kind special getaway we know you will love. This package, starting at $855 plus tax and gratuity per couple, includes three nights’ lodging at our inn, a homemade gourmet breakfast each morning, a chef-prepared, farm-to-table, dinner for two on Sunday, February 14, 2016, complimentary parking and round-trip transportation to closest train station if needed, and complimentary WIFI and amenities. The special Valentine’s Day dinner served by the fire in our Great Room will begin with a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres at 5pm, with the seated dinner beginning at 6pm.

During your time with us you can also choose some special add-ons, which are billed separately, to surprise your loved one such as a couple’s massage, local wine, or roses. You can spend your time in the Hudson Valley visiting art galleries, wineries, boutique shops, or enjoy the great outdoors with some hiking or skiing. Our dinner is limited to 40 people so book today and take advantage on this unique romance package—your loved one deserves it!

Ski & Snowboard at Mt. Peter in Warwick, NY 18 Jan 2016, 2:11 pm

One of our favorite things about the Hudson Valley is the incredible beauty that surrounds our bed and breakfast. Not only does this lend to scenic drives and great views but it is also a huge playground offering our guests endless activities to enjoy. Winter is no exception and with the snowfall lately, we figured some of you might be itching to hit the slopes. We encourage you to check out a great local ski spot called Mt. Peter in Warwick, NY, just 20 miles from us.

Mt. Peter is a 1,220-foot mountain with a peak that is located along the Appalachian Trail. The ski area, which is family-run, opened in 1936 and holds the title of the oldest operating ski area in New York. Believe it or not, Macy’s Department Store started the ski hill originally so they had a place to market their ski fashion! You’ll find three double chair lifts and a rope tow to take you to seven different ski runs. They have fantastic snowmaking and have perfected the best grooming techniques so you can be sure all runs are always in great condition.

This year they are offering a brand new area designated just for tubing and they added a Carpet Lift and Sunkid Carousel to the Snowbasin Learning Area. This is great for anyone just learning how to snowboard or ski plus they offer completely free Beginner Lessons on weekends and holidays for skiers and snowboarders at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm. Can’t beat that! At Pete’s Closet you’ll find any winter gear you need and Pete’s Place is where you’ll want to go to relax, warm up, and enjoy some soup or chili.

To use some ski slang—whether you are a ripper, powder-hound, knuckle-dragger, or jibber, we know you will enjoy shredding at Mt. Peter this winter! Book a winter getaway and beat those cold weather blues with some skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and then relaxing fireside with a glass of Hudson Valley wine…perfection!


2016 Hudson Valley Wingfest 9 & Winter Carnival 8 Jan 2016, 10:26 am

If you happen to be a fan of wings, live music, motorcycles, and the NY Rangers, we have probably one of the most unique Hudson Valley events to tell you about. All of these things will be going on under one roof at the Hudson Valley Wingfest 9 & Winter Carnival in Newburgh, NY on January 30, 2016. It’s one wild winter party that we know you’ll enjoy and tickets will go fast, so check out the details below!

There will be so much going for this one-night event but let’s start with the music. Performers include Phillip The Meatbox, The Hillbilly Parade, and the HV Elite Party Band. Then we have the wings. Not only will you have the chance to eat the best wings from 20 different local restaurants, you will also get the chance to win the Cash Prize of $1047.00, which will be awarded to the King of the Wings! To be in the running for this prize, you must FIRST win at one of five wing eating events throughout January. The top five winners will then compete for the big prize at Wingfest. Of course, no party is complete without a bunch of games, prizes, and giveaways.

If that wasn’t enough, to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the New York Rangers, there will also be several members of the New York Rangers alumni for a special meet and greet and autograph session. If you are a NY Ranger fan or have a friend who is, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Players attending will include Glen Anderson, Ron Duguay, and Ron Grescher.

An important note–the meet and greet with the New York Rangers alumni is to be purchased separately. You need a ticket to get into Wingfest and the Rangers meet and greet requires an additional ticket which can be purchased here.

Event Details:

Date: January 30, 2016

Place: Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, New York.

Time: 4:30pm-9pm

Cost: General admission is $25 or you can buy a special VIP pass for $45. Your ticket gets you admission to the event plus the motorcycle museum with over 500 motorcycles in its collection.

We’ve got you covered for accommodations—our bed and breakfast in Salisbury Mills is only 10 minutes away from the museum! A great event and a relaxing weekend with a gourmet breakfast each morning comes out to being a fantastic winter getaway. Book online today or contact us for further information.

Fireside Dining in the Hudson Valley 31 Dec 2015, 12:49 pm

When the wind shifts and brings that chilly winter air, it usually makes one want to cozy up at home under a big blanket with a favorite movie on TV. If you live in or will be visiting the Hudson Valley this winter, you may also want to enjoy a night out on the town with so much to see and do in the area. If you love dining out, we’ve found some fantastic cozy restaurants with fireplaces where you can warm up and enjoy some delicious local cuisine.

First to mention is Restaurant 1915 in Bear Mountain, NY. It has a great ambiance and gorgeous scenery surrounding the restaurant. They are open Thursday-Sunday starting at 5pm and their menu offers a unique mix of global cuisine with options such as Zuppe De Pesce, House Made Gnocchi, and Steamed Maine Mussels. With a massive fireplace as the focal point, it is a perfect place to settle in during a chilly winter evening.

Next we suggest checking out Cold Spring Depot in Cold Spring, NY. The beautiful stone fireplace sets the stage for a cozy, romantic evening. The atmosphere inside is relaxed and charming and their menu offers a wide variety of comfort food choices including signature burgers, St. Louie Style Ribs, Baja Fish Tacos, and the favorite Chicken Pot Pie. They are open Sunday-Thursday from 11:30 am – 9 pm and Friday & Saturday from 11:30 am – 10pm.

Each and every room at our bed and breakfast comes with a fireplace as well so if you are not feeling up to a night on the town, you can simply relax and unwind in your private suite with a fire roaring, a favorite book, and glass of wine in hand. Ahhh…what a fantastic way to start the New Year! Book online today or contact us for further information.


Adam Trent: The Futurist at Eisenhower Hall, NY 26 Dec 2015, 11:33 am

The Eisenhower Hall located at West Point happens to be the Hudson Valley’s Premier performing arts center. It also happens to be just a few minutes away from our bed and breakfast, making it a great place for out guests to grab a show during their stay with us. We wanted to tell you about a special show coming up on January 23rd, 2016. Adam Trent: The Futurist will be in town and he is a highly acclaimed up and coming magician that you will want to check out.

Adam Trent has been taking the magic world by storm and has been described as having a mix of David Copperfield and Justin Timberlake. Although young, Trent has been performing on stage for 16 years and has entertained audiences of all ages locally and internationally. US News & World Report Magazine identified him as one of  “The 10 Most Influential Youths in the Nation,” and he is one of the youngest international award-winning magicians in history. His show, which combines magic with dancing and singing, and creative illusions, leaves audiences in awe.

During an interview with BroadwayBox, Trent shares that his first trick was a card trick played on his mom and that her reaction was the hook to get him into learning more. He has definitely learned more and honed his craft. He is charming, full of wit, and provides a show that you won’t forget. It will be a great night out to help beat the post-Christmas January blues so check it out! It is on a Saturday night, making it the perfect excuse to book a winter weekend getaway.


Bella Luna Italian Restaurant: Committed to Tradition 20 Dec 2015, 8:49 pm

We are so fortunate to have our bed and breakfast in one of the most beautiful and desirable areas of the Hudson Valley. We are flanked on all sides by breathtaking natural beauty and in every direction you can find something to do, places to visit, and areas to explore. From trendy shops to fine dining restaurants—we have an abundance of each within minutes of our home. One of our favorite spots to eat is a gorgeous place under 10 minutes away called Bella Luna Italian Restaurant.

Bella Luna is truly a hidden gem in Orange County and we get the pleasure of having it so close to our inn. The outside is understated – located in a strip mall with a small sign, but when you walk in the place transforms. The ambiance is elegant yet cozy, with hand painted murals and oil paintings from local artists hanging on the walls. They have an extensive menu and wine list and everything is reasonably priced. You will find the service to be superb as well. If you are a pizza fan, they have some absolutely delicious choices in their pizza parlor.

They offer lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am-2pm and then dinner is served from 4pm-10pm. Saturdays dinner only is served from 4pm-11pm and Sundays from 1pm-10pm. They can get quite busy at certain times so it may be best to call ahead for reservations. If you are looking to try this place out, just let owners John and Dena know and they will be happy to set up a reservation for you.

So, if you are ready for some delicious, family-style Italian food, we suggest trying Bella Luna. We have a great list of area attractions that are also nearby so if you are looking for a holiday getaway with lots to do, the Hudson Valley is the place to be!


Holiday Shop & Stay in the Hudson Valley 11 Dec 2015, 8:00 am

The countdown is on! Christmas is under two weeks away! Are you ready? We love this season in the Hudson Valley—not only are all of the stores and streets decorated beautifully, there is a sweet holiday spirit in the air that gets everyone excited for Christmas. Now we know many of you are fully on top of things—you’ve got everything wrapped and ready. However, we know some of you reading this still need to get some last minute shopping in so we are suggesting you come on over for a Shop & Stay getaway at our bed and breakfast!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, it is a great time for a midweek getaway. Our bed and breakfast is luxurious, quaint, and quiet. Enjoy a bit of peace and privacy as you relax and renew before Christmas hits full force. Now the big plus for coming our way is just 15 minutes down the street are the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets! How is that for convenient shopping?

Fresh off a three-year, $170 million expansion,these premium outlets literally have every store you need to find something for each person on your list. They have special holiday hours and December 19-20, 2015 they are even staying open until 12am and until 11pm on other select days. There are over 220 stores including 220 stores including Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Coach, The North Face, Nike, Banana Republic, DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Bose, Under Armor, Disney, and so many more. The Market Hall has a ton of food options to keep you going during your shopping extravaganza.

Throw your bags in your trunk and then head back to your private suite to relax and unwind in a Jacuzzi by a warm fire with a nice glass of wine. That is what a shop and stay is all about! Don’t forget you will also enjoy a delectable homemade, right from our kitchen, gourmet breakfast in the morning. Book online today and enjoy a little Hudson Valley holiday escape. Make sure you stop by the Inn first so we can give you a valuable coupon book which will help you save plenty on top of the already great prices!

DM Weil Gallery: Impressive Artwork in New Paltz, NY 5 Dec 2015, 3:03 pm

The Hudson Valley has city streets all over that are filled with antique shops, jewelry stores, award-winning restaurants, vintage clothing and furniture stores, and an impressive number of incredible art galleries. It is truly a haven for those with passion and creativity and it is home to one incredible artist named DM Weil.

According to guest reviews on Trip Advisor, the DM Weil Gallery holds the top spot for things to do in New Paltz, NY. When others rave about their experience, you can be confident it will be a day well spent. DM Weil started winning drawing contests when she was 9 years old and her talent exploded from there. In 2004 she discovered a passion for using acrylics and started painting bright bold images on canvas. Her first painting sold in 2005 and by 2011 she had built the DM Weil Gallery, a 3000 square foot museum style space that showcases her work.

Weil’s paintings are dramatic and are truly alive with color. If you love contemporary art you will thoroughly enjoy visiting here and the artist is often available to give you a tour and explain the process of going from painting to print and the stories behind her pieces. The gallery is bright, warm, and welcoming and all of the paintings showcased are engaging and inspiring to look at. Complimentary wine and espresso is served and you can also take a tour of DM Weil’s adjacent studio if you are interested in learning more about the artistic process. Both DM Weil’s originals as well as paper prints are available at reasonable prices. The best part of all is that admission here is free!

Spend an enjoyable afternoon at the gallery, grab dinner nearby and relax with a glass of wine in your suite back at our bed and breakfast or enjoy a game of chess in our Game Room. We still have room available during the holiday season so book your winter getaway today!


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