We needed to get away for a few days, he had never explore the Hudson Valley, the Alexander Hamilton House was the perfect fit. Tom is simply a perfect innkeeper - warm, welcoming, charming, witty, and a wonderful cook!! If there were an award for Best B&B Guestbook, Tom would win it yearly - everything one could possibly want or need to know is included in his guestbook: a history of the house, a history of the Hudson Valley Region, a TON of restaurant recommendations, information on all local attractions - if you could want to do it, it is in his book - historical sights, shopping/antiquing, hiking, water sports, &c, &c, as well as practical information - hospitals, supermarkets, train stations. It is detailed down to driving directions, walking directions (where applicable), and public transportation options as well.
Our room - the Turret Room - was spectacular. Period pieces abound throughout the house. The inn offers the usual little touches - bathrobes, toiletries, extra pillows/blankets. The extra touches are what make your stay special - afternoon snacks (freshly baked chocolate chip cookies with iced coffee, lemonade and muffins), free use of the phone for domestic calls, free internet access, cd player and iPod docking station in each room, and a inground pool!!
The property offers a breathtaking view of the Hudson River - we could have sat in the garden for our entire stay and never tired of the view! The property is also perfectly located for sightseeing - Sleepy Hollow, West Point, Bannerman Castle, the Croton Dam (to just point out a few things) - are all a short drive. Whether your idea of relaxing is laying poolside, getting out in nature, exploring eccentric little shops, or touring stately homes, the Alexander Hamilton House is the perfect base for your getaway.
We cannot wait to return in Autumn - we can only imagine how beautiful the area will be once the foliage is changing colour!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1889 Victorian House with 8 guest rooms. 5 rooms have working wood-burning fireplaces, 2 have two person whirlpool tubs. We serve a full breakfast, and accommodate people with special dietary needs. We've been in business over 20 years and are very knowledgeable about the area. Accessible by car or train, 15 minutes to Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, 30 minutes to West Point. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alexander Hamilton House Hotel Croton On Hudson