Post # 1
My ‘maids and I originally planned a girls’ weekend at a dude ranch in Texas for my bachelorette, but given the current economy, most of the girls could not make it to both the wedding and the bachelorette weekend. So, now we are looking to spend a day or two near West Point the week before the wedding. While we’re not adverse to partying/ clubbing, we would love either a spa or similar retreat in the Hudson Valley area. I’m not from the area, so I’m not that familiar with the options. Any suggestions from local bees?
Post # 3
Try the Bird and Bottle Inn in Cold Spring, NY. Cold Spring is an adorable quaint village with fun antiques and cute restaurants. The Inn itself is full of history and beautiful old architecture. Also the Mohonk mountain house is gorgeous but a little far north. I believe they have a spa there but also ice skating in winter, horse and carriage rides, beautiful landscapes, etc. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I’m not from that area, but I have also been researching the hudson valley area for wedding venues and events. Here are a few things I have come across I don’t mean to sound like an advertisement, bc I have not been to these places, only their websites.
Emerson Resort and Spa Mt Tremper, NY This place oozes decadence! It is a little further north. In the peaceful and serene Catskills!
Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz, NY The views and pictures of this place look amazing!
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa Kerhonkson, NY This one has the least about of pictures on their website so I can’t get a real feel for their rooms or spa but they are in the Shawangunk Mountains, and close to Minnewaska State Park.
Buttermilk Falls Inn , Buttermilk Falls Spa Milton, NY This is the one I’m most interested in, it has a quaint bed and breakfasty feel, and is eco-friendly! They have two different websites for the inn and the spa, so i put both here. They have a party option in the spa, I’m not sure what you have in mind, but check them out.
I hope this helps you!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I’m not too familiar with the Hudson Valley either, but I love Mohonk! There is so much to do there from horseback riding, hiking, apple picking, ride a boat in the gorgeous lake so full of fish you can just see them jump out of the water!
Mr. Bee has never been and I’m definitely taking him one day. It’s a great place to have fun and relax!
Post # 6
I have been to the Mohonk Mountain House once and it seemed a bit worn down to me. Plus there were a ton of elderly people there – maybe it was some sort of group thing, but it kind of made it feel like a retirement home! But the land and location ARE gorgeous!
We had some guests stay at the Bird & Bottle Inn – Cold Springs is cute and quaint, and lots of great outdoorsy stuff nearby.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone. I will pass this along to the Maid/Matron of Honor and ‘maids.
Post # 8
I got my nails done at the Emerson Resort and Spa the day before my wedding (and bumped into supermodel Helena Christensen while I was there!). It’s REALLY nice. The staff was pleasant and helpful. They accomodated my large group (BMs and moms). I would recommend it.
Another thing to consider if you are going to drive up to the Catskills is The Copperhood Inn and Spa (it’s only a couple minutes down the road from The Emerson). I’ve never been, but considered doing my bachelorette there because for a flat fee (only $30!) you can have access to the spa facilities (ie sauna, steam room,pool etc.). That way when you and your friends aren’t getting treatments you can hang out together!
Post # 9
Another fun thing you could do while here (I live in the Hudson Valley) if you like the water; is go on a boat tour. They even have dinner tours, which are 2 hour long river tours and I believe the food is catered by Torches on the Hudson. They take you passed Mt. Beacon, Bannerman Island, and West Point. It’s absolutely gorgeous. After the tour you and your girls could have drinks at Torches and relax, and maybe get your dance on 😉