When Henry Hudson sailed up our mighty river in 1609, he was the first in a long list of remarkable travelers to the Hudson Valley. Since then, the region has been home to presidents, actors, writers, and world leaders. From the commanding United States Military Academy at West Point to the fabulous Great Estates, visitors are amazed by the rich history and culture found in our famous historic attractions and museums.
The Hudson Valley is famous for being the first wine producing region in the United States, and our bountiful farms have been here for centuries.
The scenery is so remarkable it inspired the first arts movement in the U.S, the Hudson River School. These 1800?s artists/naturalists captured the national beauty of the area and you can see what inspired them, visit their homes, and see their remarkable paintings.
The Hudson Valley is also home to Presidents. Franklin Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park and Martin VanBuren's home in Kinderhook are all open for visitors.
The first Dutch settlements in the country where in the Hudson Valley and the early days of the Dutch colonization was popularized by the stories of Washington Irving, a Hudson Valley native. The "Dutchness" of the Hudson Valley is all around in our architecture and in our villages.
A critical area during the Revolutionary War, see where Washington and his wife Martha lived for most of it. The area was so strategic for defense; America's first military academy was established here. West Point stands commandingly over the Hudson River, producing leaders of our country since 1802.
The manor houses of these early Americans gave way to gilded age mansions now known as the Great Estates. Touring homes of the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Rockefellers, Mills, Livingstons and even Samuel Morse offers visitors an inside view of how the wealthy lived in style.
Over 400 years of history await you in the Hudson Valley.
Hi, we are Valerie Valente and Eric Miller, owners of the Journey Inn Bed & Breakfast. After a lifetime in Brooklyn Heights, NY, we so enjoyed our own excursions to the beautiful Hudson Valley, we decided to make it our home – and to share with others our love for this wonderful part of the world. We are fortunate to also have Val’s parents, Victor and Victoria here to help us show you a warm and welcoming stay in our beloved Inn. We can’t wait to meet you.