Travel Radar | A Columbus Day Getaway in Hudson Valley / by Brackett Bilodeau

There’s no better excuse for a fall getaway than a three day weekend. Named a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and boasts a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. Check out our Columbus Day Hudson Valley itinerary for the perfect foray up north.

Start the weekend off in style and board a 30-minute private helicopter ride to Chester’s Glenmere Mansion. Land on the front lawn of the hilltop estate, just steps from the mansion’s front door and sprawling grandeur. Settle in and gear up for a quick trip down the road to Warwick Winery and Distillery for apple picking and wine tasting followed by a seven course tasting dinner back at the mansion. Take it easy the next morning with the ultimate pampering treatment at The Spa at Glenmere, an ode to the opulence of the Gilded Age. With a full afternoon ahead, choose from a vast array of world-renowned outdoor activities in the Appalachian backyard of the Hudson Valley. Boutique lovers, look forward to shops galore with antique vendors and artisans around each corner in town and farmer’s markets aplenty. There’s something for everyone in this picturesque, history-laden destination; contact your Attaché for a bespoke itinerary.

Eat: The Supper Room at Glenmere Mansion

See: Appalachian Trail

Do: Hudson Valley Cider Week

Stay: Glenmere Mansion

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