Known for its incredible fall leaf-peeping and quaint downtown, Warwick Valley is the perfect place for a small-town getaway. The jewel of Hudson Valley is also home to the annual Applefest (every October), the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (every August), and The Black Dirt Feast (every August), making it a great destination any time of year.
Just over an hour outside of Manhattan by car, Warwick is very accessible. If you don’t have a car, you can jump on the NJ Transit bus from Port Authority to downtown Warwick any day of the week.
While a day trip is definitely doable, why not spend the night at one of these boutique boardings?
This Relais and Chateaux luxury mansion inspired by Tuscany is located just outside of Warwick. The 150-acre estate has stunning gardens, 2 exceptional restaurants, and elegantly-designed guest suites.
The family-owned premier wedding destination has rustic-chic accommodations. The Creamery and The Historic Estate have been converted into guest houses, open to the public.
Bed and Breakfast estates are easy to come by in the Hudson Valley, but Chateau Hathorn stands out among the rest. The European-style home boasts 5 cozy guest suites with fireplaces, plus an upscale restaurant which is a premier dining destination in the area.
Walk down the charming Main Street and Oakland Avenue, while wandering in and out of mom-and-pop shops including Frazzleberries Country Store, Newhard’s, and Warwick House Antiques. Have a sweet tooth? Don’t skip The Candy Apple Shoppe where owners Lauren and Leigh take the classic treat to a new level.
The newest addition to Orange County, New York’s art scene is Playa Gallery, a minimalist space that specializes in modern and contemporary art.
Cafe’s, farm-to-table restaurants and wineries rule the dining scene in Warwick. Here are some highlights.
The Grange is exactly what you would want from your neighborhood restaurant: it’s casual, cozy, and rustic with real farm-to-table dishes sourced from local farms. Order the beer-battered onion rings.
This casual, American bar and grill is known for burgers and pub fare. And yes, it’s pet-friendly and has outdoor seating.
Homemade, small-batch ice cream served in homemade waffle cones are worth the visit, and the breathtaking views just add to the charm.
Head over to Applewood Winery for a scenic wine and/or cider tasting, complete with light bites and live music. Some of our other favorites include Clearview Vineyard and Warwick Vallery Winery and Distillery.