The Hudson Valley is an inviting escape for New Jerseyians who want to be thrust into nature, or who are simply looking for some peace, quiet, and a break from the daily grind. There’s a vintage, yet modern hotel located in the historic Stone Ridge, NY by the name of Hasbrouck House – and trust us, you’ll want to bookmark this for the next time you’re planning a trip north. Located about an hour and a half outside of the Montclair area, Hasbrouck House makes for an ideal weekend getaway or mid-week retreat. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Hasbrouck House, a hidden gem of the Hudson Valley.
About The Hotel
Hasbrouck House is a historic property that was restored in 2016 and transformed into a boutique hotel. The restoration preserved the historic integrity of the property while providing modern accommodations and amenities. The centerpiece of the hotel is an 18th-century Dutch colonial stone mansion, which houses many of the guestrooms as well as the farm-to-table restaurant, Butterfield. Nearby are the carriage and stable houses where some of the other rooms are located. There are 25 total guest rooms.
As shared on the hotel website, “Each [guest room] offers elegant, yet understated accommodations and no one room is the same. Beautifully designed in a palette of soft grays and blues, each room is furnished with a collection of both vintage and modern pieces, with large windows overlooking the stunning grounds.” There’s just the right touch of luxury to the rooms without taking away from the hotel’s charm. We especially love the Aesop bathroom products, fluffy down bedding, and heated bathroom floors (MG pro tip: they have deals when booking during the week among other seasonal packages).
Centrally located in Mid-Hudson Valley, there are a number of quaint towns that neighbor Hasbrouck House, while the larger communities of Kingston and Woodstock are only a short drive away. The staff puts a lot of value in the property’s rich heritage and position in the Hudson Valley region, highlighting all that the area has to offer by partnering with local makers on its food, drink, + more.
Butterfield is a true farm-to-table dining experience, as the restaurant sources its ingredients from local Hudson Valley farmers. Executive Chef Jesse Frederick has lived and worked as a chef in the Hudson Valley for the majority of his culinary career, and brings with him a strong knowledge of local farms and food systems as well as a deep-seated connection to the area. He also revitalized an abandoned smokehouse that was left on the property, which allows him to serve up slow cooked meats.
Menu highlights include the pilsner battered cauliflower, smoked trout rillettes, pappardelle with braised duck ragu, and a black trumpet-crusted venison loin. In addition to farm-forward fine dining, guests will find an extensive wine list and specialty seasonal cocktails. The dining room is open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner and Saturday + Sunday for brunch, while the bar is open daily serving select menu items (like the widely popular burger). Nearby the bar space is a cozy room with a fireplace, perfect for a nightcap or curling up with a good book, and a downstairs billiard room. In the warmer months, guests can enjoy a more casual outdoor burger and salad shack with Butterfield Bluestone, and in the autumn and winter, the Cauldron Bar boasts an apres-ski-inspired outdoor winter lounge.
Situated on 50 park-like acres, there is so much to do right on-site at Hasbrouck House. The property features a groomed walking trail and a private lake with a dock – a great hidden hangout from the rest of the hotel. There’s even a bocce ball court in this area.
If you’re looking to relax and recharge, the hotel has a luxury massage service that’s available by appointment in their private wellness room. They offer couples massages, Therapeutic Swedish, Deep Tissue, Gentle Prenatal and Aromatherapy. There is also a barrel sauna, which is open year round to guests and offers the perfect outdoor oasis. Guests also receive complimentary access to Whole Sky Yoga Studio in Stone Ridge, as well as complimentary daily access to a fitness center close by the hotel. In the summer months, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and seasonal events like outdoor movie nights and flea markets.
And no upstate getaway is complete without a bonfire. Guests can pick up a cozy blanket, lantern, Sonos Speaker, s’mores kit, or bottle of wine from the front desk, and head out to the bonfires or down to the lakeside fire pit. Hotel staff light the Great Lawn bonfire nightly when weather permits.
Things To Do in the Area
Hasbrouck House offers free day passes to the nearby Mohonk Preserve, a stunning nature preserve with sweeping views of the Catskills that makes for a great day of hiking. For adventure seekers, the rock scramble along the Bonticou Crag trail is a challenge worth taking for the breathtaking views at the top. New Paltz is the ideal spot to grab a post-hike bite (we like Huckleberry) and while there, you can peruse the boutiques and antique shops of Water Street Market.
Hasbrouck House is a short driving distance (20-30 minutes) to quintessential upstate towns like Woodstock and Kingston, which each make for a fantastic day trip or dinner out. There are also so many gems in the immediate area, including Black Dot in Stone Ridge for coffee (and quite possibly the best banana bread we’ve ever had), Arrowood Farms brewery in Accord for a free flight of beer (as provided by Hasbrouck House), and Cherries in Stone Ridge for an ice cream sundae.
All of this, and we’re just scratching the surface. For more, Hasbrouck House has compiled the ultimate guide to help guests navigate the area in every season. If you’re interested in learning about what else the property has in store for guests, be sure to check out the Hasbrouck House Guide for where to eat, drink, shop, and play in and around the area.