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The Bykenhulle House Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, between New York City and Albany. The estate is right off the Taconic, between New York City (70 mi. from Manhattan) and Albany (90 mi. ). Whether you're looking for art, history, culture, outdoor activities, shopping or a world class meal, the Hudson Valley’s best bed and breakfast has access all that New York has to offer. For upcoming events in the Hudson Valley, click here.
In the immediate area of the bed and breakfast (3-4 mi.), there are two lake beaches, quiet country roads to walk or bike on, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, and American restaurants, spa/salons, historic sites, bike/outdoor trails, golf courses, farm markets, and antique shopping.
Dia was opened in 2003 in the renovated Nabisco factory in Beacon NY. Along with permanent exhibits they display temporary collections, gallery talks, Mere Cunningham Dance Company Events, and community Free Days for neighboring counties. Spring/Summer hours (April16th - October 19) Thursday-Monday 11am -6pm
*Closed Tuesday and Wednesday*
The CIA is in Hyde Park, NY minutes from Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck in Dutchess County. The world renowned school for culinary arts has four famed restaurants that are open on a rotating schedule. American Bounty, Escoffier, Ristorante Caterina de Medici and St. Andrews Cafe as well as the Apple Pie Bakery Café. The café bakery is open Monday through Friday 7:30-6:30.
The Appalachian trail runs from Georgia to Maine and an entry point is located minutes from the B&B in Stormville, NY. 88 miles of the trail run through New York State and has a difficulty rating between a 2-5. This is a great trail hike, bird watching and nature hike.
There are many great places to shop in the Hudson Valley but Millbrook, NY has the best blend of antiques, cafés, and boutique shopping.
There are many wineries to explore in the area. Millbrook winery is the closest to our location and the link is provided if you click above on wineres. For more information about the dutchess wine trail go to the following website: www.dutchesswinetrail.com.
Spend the afternoon on a river boat tour of the Hudson River. This year is the Quadricentennial (400th birthday) of the Hudson River.
This is a great step back in time to honor the traditions of clay shooting, hunting, and fishing. To learn more about how to sign up to attend one of there classic courses click on the link above.
Right here is east Fishkill, NY the Hudson Valley fiber farm is a great weekend activity. Take a picnic lunch and help out on the farm.
If you have an interest in your ecosystem, the Stonykill environmental center is the place to be. Check out the great website and visit.
The fair grounds has been an historic part of the county and New York State. The fair grounds has seen a large change over the past two years for the better with new updates to the facility, such as the entertainment stage as well as the schedule of events.
Located within a few miles of the Bykenhulle House are two public golf courses in Hopewell Junction. Beekman Country Club - Valley Nine Golf Course is located at 11 Country Club Road and Dogwood Knolls Golf Course is located at Rt 376. Both are 9 hole golf courses.
Branton Woods Golf Club Golf Course is a private 18 hole golf course located at 178 Stormville Rd in Hopewell Junction, NY. Branton Woods is now Trump National Hudson Valley.
At PublicGolfCourses.net you can find out the yardage, par, slope and course rating of these golf courses in the Hopewell Junction. You can also print directions, check the weather and wind speed and book a tee time.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park
Fishing along Hudson River
Hudson River Cruises