In search of a quick getaway to immerse ourselves in nature, my friend and I hit the Metro North again, although this time we weren't Connecticut bound.
Situated just outside of Cold Spring, New York, Boscobel is a historic nineteenth century estate overlooking the Hudson River. Built in the Federal-period style, the house was originally situated in Montrose, New York, but was saved from demolition in 1955 and moved to its current location in Garrison. While we didn't opt to take a tour of the house in the interest of time, we did enjoy roaming around the estate's 60 acres of property, which included a rose garden, herb garden, woodland trail, and of course, the sprawling front lawn with incredulous views of the Hudson River, West Point Military Academy, Constitution Marsh, and the Hudson Highlands! Wearing my floral sundress and straw hat paired with the colorful landscape, I felt as if I had stepped into a real-life Renoir painting.
Who: Friends, family, parents, grandparents, children… would make a great family affair.
What: A historic estate on 60 acres of land on the Hudson River.
Where: Boscobel House & Gardens located in Garrison, NY right outside Cold Spring, NY
Wear: Lots of sunscreen if it's a hot day— oh and a floral dress and straw hat if you want to twirl around and feel like a real-life Impressionist art subject.
When: Summer is best to enjoy the grounds and blooms, but the estate would definitely look stunning with a touch of snow.
Why: The finest example of Federal architecture in the state of New York, gardens, orchards, and wooded trails, and breathtaking views of the Hudson River.
Tyro Tidbit: The estate has frequent yoga classes on the lawn and often hosts
artists out on the lawn painting in the hot sun. The estate also hosts a Shakespeare Festival
every summer that draws over 60,000 people.