Hudson Valley Travel Guide

Hudson Valley Holiday Lodging

Named after the famous seventeenth century explorer, Henry Hudson, this area is located in New York and is home to the Hudson and Mohawk rivers. While the region is a great option during the summer when you can hike one of the many mountainous trails or go biking on scenic paths, winter is when the Hudson Valley truly shines. With four ski areas in the vicinity, you will not be at a loss for adventures during the cold months of the year. A large selection of chalet rentals, condo rentals and other vacation rental accommodations is available.

Catamount, the northernmost of the resorts offers the biggest vertical drop of 305 m and comes with the longest run of 3.2 km. While the park has a couple of expert trails, the vast majority of them are rated equal parts beginner, intermediate and advanced. Six lifts are available to get you back into the action as soon as possible.

If you have a more experienced snow carver in the group, Tuxedo Ridge may be a better option since many of its trails are tailored towards more advanced skill levels. Located in the south portion of the valley, this resort offers four chair lifts and a vertical drop of 122 m and it also comes with a terrain park. Just west of Tuxedo Ridge lies Mount peter. Known as one of the oldest operating ski areas is New York; this resort is famous for offering free beginner ski and snowboard school and excellent snowmaking. The trails range from beginner to advanced, making this ski area friendlier to people who are starting out.

The final resort in the group is Thunder Ridge. With most of its trails hovering in the lower required skill level, this area is great for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. A chalet rental accommodation is available for you convenience.

But don’t be mistaken, there is a lot more to Hudson Valley than just exhilarating sport activities. Leave your vacation rental accommodation for a while and head down Kykuit, where one of the region’s most outstanding landmarks resides; the Rockefeller Estate. Originally home to John D. Rockefeller, the mansion and nearby garden paradise have been home to four generations of the family. A tour of the estate includes a visit to the six-storey stone manor, a stroll through terraced gardens containing a collection of sculptures and a descent into the underground art galleries that house an assortment of works including some of Picasso’s finest tapestries.

Vacation rentals in the area will give you access to one of America’s longest and most extensively hiked paths, the Appalachian Trail. Spanning more than two thousand miles, this hiker highway passes through over ten states and is home to fantastic natural vistas.

Owner Direct offers a vast selection of vacation rentals including chalet rentals and condo rental accommodations in the Hudson Valley. Check out our lodging today for the best prices!

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  • If You Like the Outdoors

    Catamount: House
    3 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 8 • #121266
    143 to 175 USD/night
    Great mountain views! Take a canoe ride in our Old Town canoe on Robinson Lake. Play Golf at Copak Lake CC, Under Mountain or other local courses. Hike in the Taconic State park 10 minutes away. Ski at Catamount Ski Resort.

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