Updated 2022. This is a call-out to all the special couples out there! Valentine’s Day is just a couple of weeks away. Why not take things up a notch and skip the card and box of chocolates? Treat your sweetheart to the perfect Hudson Valley Valentine’s getaway. Remember, the entire month of February is the month of romance, not just the one day!
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show your love, have some fun and make some new memories. Whether you have two months under your belt or 25 years of relationship bliss, Caldwell House would love to host a romantic midweek or weekend getaway for you and the one you love.
What makes Valentine’s getaways special? Three things: perfect lodging, fun activities, and exceptional dining. We just happen to have all three!
Caldwell House, Hudson Valley’s Most Romantic Getaway
What is more romantic than a tastefully restored 200-year-old Colonial home with manicured gardens and well-appointed rooms? Choose the individually decorated room that best suits your style with the amenities that clamor “romance.” Maybe that is a flickering fireplace with an exceptional bottle of wine, or it might be a soaker tub with a soft, warm robe waiting for you.
Sleep late and have your breakfast delivered to your room in an insulated picnic basket! Make arrangements ahead of time and have a massage on-site. Relax and really talk to each other, something you may not be able to do when the noise of your world seems to be all-consuming.
Fun Activities to Try
You may decide to spend the entire Valentine’s getaway in your room, and that is wonderful! But if you want to get out and about, there are lots of things to try and there’s something for everyone. Don’t be afraid to plan something new together! Sometimes the novelty of “new” creates the best memories.
Visit a Winery
The Shawagunk Wine Trail is home to 14 diverse wineries sprinkled along an 80-mile route. These also include a cider mill (you have heard of Angry Orchard, right?) and a distillery just in case wine is not your preference. Some wineries have special events for Valentine’s Weekend that include a Galentine’s Day Espresso Martini Making and a Chocolate and Wine Pairing. You are sure to find something to bring back to your room to enjoy.
Try a Night Snowshoe Walk
The moon is out, reflecting on the snow, and you are trekking to the top of the Victor Constant Ski area in West Point! There you will enjoy a bonfire and s’mores under the stars. Snowshoes, poles, and refreshments are covered with your registration. Doesn’t this Snowshoe Walk sound romantic?
Visit a Museum
There are many museums located close to Caldwell House that appeal to a variety of interests. Spend the day outside and view the outdoor sculptures at the Storm King Art Center with their winter faces. If you prefer to stay inside, try a free exhibit at the Wallkill School of Art. Or how about a Motorcycle Museum? There really IS something for everyone!
Try Something Murderous or Otherworldly
If you are looking for something with audience participation, have you ever been to a Murder Mystery Dinner? Solve a fun chocolate-themed mystery while you enjoy your dinner.
Or, how about dinner with a psychic? Have psychic Lisa Morrison try to contact your loved ones while you enjoy dinner. You will surely be amazed and amused.
Go to a Concert
“Reelin’ in the Years,” a band playing the music of Steely Dan is playing nearby, or consider an entire evening of the Funk Junkie’s Valentine’s Show! The Valentine’s show includes a session with the Hudson Valley’s own “Love Doctor” Sheila Pearl. How eclectic is that?
Fabulous Dining Choices
Maybe you just want to settle in and have some amazing food? Let us help you with that! If you are unsure of where you like to go, make sure you ask our experienced staff. We are happy to make some recommendations.
Several of our favorites are:
- Blu Pointe — specializing in seafood with water views
- Bella Luna — with amazing Italian food
- Liberty St Bistro — upscale American bistro food
- Loughran’s Irish Pub — casual fun pub atmosphere
Again, if none of these appeals to you, please ask us!
Book your perfect Hudson Valley Valentine’s getaway now! It will certainly make this year’s Valentine’s celebration one to remember. Contact us anytime if you require assistance in planning your getaway.