The Borland House is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley and conveniently situated in the historic Village of Montgomery, NY. From our porch you can stroll to your choice of critically acclaimed restaurants or check out the antique shops and gift boutiques. Recycled Style is a classy used clothing boutique right around the corner. The entrance to the Pleasure Grounds trails, in photo, is marked by a gazebo . Visit the Montgomery Village Museum and Fire House Museum, just down the street. The Wallkill River School and Art Gallery is a must see. And, of course, don't miss Richard's Dairy Shed, a Montgomery tradition for all ages.
The local music scene is just down the block. In the Summer watch concerts on the band stand from the porch every Thursday and in the Winter we have a local concert series of classical music. Want to try local beer or have a nice casual meal head to Copperfield's Irish Pub.
Right around the corner from the Borland House is the MOD66 Spa. You can even pad over in your bathrobe and slippers if you really want to. MOD66 SPA offers a wide range of treatments and will readily accommodate your specific needs.
Many historical homes and museums are located in the Hudson Valley. Here are a few of our favorites:
(United State Military Academy at West Point) combines and educational experience with incredible views. Eisenhower Hall is located on the grounds.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home and library is 35 min. away and features the actual furnishings that were in the mansion.
Eleanor's home, Val-Kill, is across the road. It has recently been restored and presents a personal look at this strong leader.
Additional Historical Sites to Visit In the Area on your way to and from NYC
The Brick House Museum - Located in Montgomery, NY, this museum is the former home of Captain Peter Hill, a Revolutionary War hero, and features a variety of exhibits on the history of the area.
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail - Located in New Paltz, NY, this rail trail is a popular destination for biking, walking, and running, and features a variety of historical sites along its route.
The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow - Located in Sleepy Hollow, NY, this historic church is the final resting place of Washington Irving, as well as a popular destination for tours and events.
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome - Located in Rhinebeck, NY, this museum features a collection of antique aircraft, as well as demonstrations and events.
The Philipsburg Manor - Located in Sleepy Hollow, NY, this historic site is the former home of a colonial-era milling and trading complex, and features a variety of exhibits and events.
The Old Stone Church - Located in Fishkill, NY, this historic church is the oldest stone church in New York State, and features a variety of exhibits and events.
Storm King Art Center, a world-renowned sculpture, is only 20 minutes away. Storm King features contemporary works that you can tour via tram and on foot. Enjoy incredible views, take along a picnic and plan to spend the afternoon. Don't miss Andy Goldworthy's stone wall!
Dia Beacon is a contemporary art museum with bigger-than-life installations to challenge your imagination.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts offers world-class entertainment in a state-of-the-art outdoor venue and is 35 minutes away.
Eisenhower Hall at West Point is the 2nd largest theater in the state.
Magazzino Italian Art - Really worth the visit and it has real Sardinian Donkeys. The nonprofit museum serves as an advocate for Italian artists as it celebrates the range of their creative practices from Arte Povera to the present.
Additional Museums to Visit In the Area on your way to and from NYC
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art - Located in Peekskill, NY, this contemporary art museum features rotating exhibitions and events.
The Edward Hopper House Art Center - Located in Nyack, NY, this art center is dedicated to the work of Edward Hopper, a famous American painter.
The Hudson River Museum - This museum features exhibits on art, science, and history, with a focus on the Hudson River Valley.
The Hudson Valley MOCA - Located in Peekskill, NY, this contemporary art museum features exhibitions by emerging and established artists.
The Katonah Museum of Art - Located in Katonah, NY, this art museum features rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as a permanent collection of American and European art.
Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park, a 25-minute ride, are in the beautiful and challenging Shawangunk Mts. where hikers and climbers gather from all over the world.
Check out Winding Hills County Park, 2 miles away from the Borland House. Rent a row boat or paddle boat for lazy, old-fashioned fun.
Orange County Park and Arboretum is only a five minute drive from the Borland House.
The Walkway Over the Hudson is a 1-mile long pedestrian bridge spanning the vistas up and down the river. It is accessed in Highland, 25 minutes from the Borland House.
Take a hot air balloon ride!
Pride of the Hudson is a tour boat that cruises the Hudson River, offering historical commentary. Located 15 minutes away, at the Newburgh waterfront, you can enjoy the restaurant scene there after your cruise.
The Borland House is located right in the middle of the Shawangunk WineTrail (www.gunks.com and www.newyorkwines.org). These boutique wineries offer tastings, vistas, and knowledgeable staff. Check out their special events! From their website you can find info about limo and bus service so you can sample and return to the Borland House safely.
City Wineries (www.citywinery.com) located right in Montgomery you can enjoy world class wines, music and food.
Magnanini Winery (www.magwine.com) is a wonderful treat! They host dinners and dancing so bring your friends along.
Tuthill Spirits Distillery (www.tuthilltown.com) has an amazing tasting room for their whiskey, bourbon, vodkas and our favorite gin ever!
Woodbury Common, a premier shopping outlet is only a 25-minute drive.
Antique shops abound in and around Montgomery. Just over the Newburgh-Beacon bridge are the many shops of Cold Spring and Beacon. Browsing in the Village of New Paltz is fun. Be sure to stop along the way to pick apples at Tantillo's Farm Market.
The Table (walkable)
(845 769-5625) – 73 Clinton Street - New to Montgomery this place is becoming a fast favorite. With a great fashion forward menu, you will not walk away disappointed or hungry. The burgers are divine. Dinner: Friday & Saturday Only
Ward’s Bridge Inn (walkable)
(845 457-1300) – 135 Ward St -Practically in our backyard, Ward’s Bridge has a lively pub-steak house feel where guest can get everything from a great hamburger to potato-encrusted salmon. Special are always fantastic. This is a local favorite, reservations recommended. Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday
Wildfire Grill (walkable)
(845 457-3770) – 74 Clinton St - Just down the block, this eclectic fusion restaurant offer a wonderful variety of food we love. The food tastes as good as it looks. The crème brulee in filo dough is our favorite. Reservations recommended Zagat rated. Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday
Lady of Montgomery (walkable)
(845) 769-7724 - 91 Clinton Street - Lovely night out at this NEW Montgomery restaurant . Definitely make reservations.
Open for DINNER 4-10PM
Vic’s Pizza (walkable)
(845 457-4466) – Don’t want to go out? Vic’s will deliver or you can order take out. They are just down the block. The pizza is fabulous and they also serve giant pasta dishes and huge Italian sandwiches for lunch.
Liquid Mercantile (20 min drive)
(845) 633-8764 - 128 Main Street, Gardiner - Best drinks in Hudson Valley. Started by the family of Tuthilltown Spirits, now part of the Glenfiddich portfolio, this place knows its cocktails. Great local beer, wine and grub available too. Play board games and have a couple mixed drinks that will blow your mind!
Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant (25 min drive)
(845) 255-9766 -3123 Route 44 55, Gardiner - Want some amazing traditional German food and beer. This place has a beautiful view of the Hudson Valley is near tons of hiking trails and have incredible food and beer available. Be prepared for a crowd during October Fest which is just like being in Germany and so much fun.
PUB & GRUB
Copperfield’s Café (walkable)
(845 457-5257) – 93 Clinton St. - If what you want is the best pub food and a good beer, this is your place. With over 30 beers on tap and a huge pub menu, you can have a great time and good eats. Best nachos and wings. Just down the street. Dinner & Drinks: Closed Sunday
Iron Café (walkable)
59 Clinton St - Sweet little cozy coffee shop to go, sit and read with a good cup a coffee. Just down at the bottom of Clinton Street.
Java Blue (walkable)
8 Union Street - Fresh roasted coffee, treats and kind service.
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