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.
Montgomery is an antiquer's delight! Check out the half dozen other antique shops right here in the Village. Come to the River Valley Auction, down the street. Stay late, go out to dinner, and stay overnight with us before returning home with your treasures. Auctions are on Saturday evenings. Don't miss the Pine Bush Auction, 2 blocks away, for some great entertainment and surprising finds. Lots of wrought iron, china, old musical instruments, etc.
Cross the street for our local farmers'market every Saturday.
The local music scene is just down the block. On Thursdays head to Garrison's Tavern for acoustic music or Copperfield's Irish Pub to showcase your talents at their Open Mic Night. Fridays and Saturdays offer a line-up of bands at the National Hotel Bar and Grill.
Right around the corner from the Borland House is the Tranquil Touch Day Spa. You can even pad over in your bathrobe and slippers if you really want to. Tranquil Touch offers a wide range of treatments and will readily accommodate your specific needs.
Contact information: 845 457-7533 www.tranquiltouch.vpweb.com
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!www.stormking.org
Dia Beacon is a contemporary art museum with bigger-than-life installations to challenge your imagination. http://www.diabeacon.org/
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts offers world-class entertainment in a state-of-the-art outdoor venue and is 35 minutes away. bethelwoodscenter.org
Eisenhower Hall at West Point is the 2nd largest theatre in the state. www.ikehall.com
Mohonk Preserve (http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/) and Minnewaska State Park (http://www.lakeminnewaska.org/), 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 (http://www.walkway.org/) 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! www.fantasyfliers.com
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. www.prideofthehudson.com
The Borland House is located right in the middle of the Shawangunk WineTrail (www.gunks.com and http://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.
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! They also have a beautiful restaurant that serves the best cocktail in NY State.
Woodbury Common, a premier shopping outlet is only a 25-minute drive. www.premiumoutlets.com/woodburycommon
Orange County Choppers is a popular destination for the motorcycle enthusiast. You have watched them on TV, now, check out some of their most outrageous designs when you visit their retail store, 10 minutes down the road. www.orangecountychoppers.com
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.
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. www.usma.edu
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home and library is 35 min. away and features the actual furnishings that were in the mansion. (www.nps.gov/hofr) Eleanor's home, Val-Kill, is across the road. It has recently been restored and presents a personal look at this strong leader. (www.nps.gov/elro)