GARDENS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
Grand landscapes, grand estates and grand visions. They come in many forms in this region. We’ve tried to include at least a taste of each in this exciting trip developed in partnership with
June 22nd to June 27th
Double Occupancy/$550 single supplement
Trip includes 4 nights accommodations, double occupancy; all trip-related fees and admissions; ground transportation and three dinners. Excluded: airfare and airport transfers, meals not specified in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages. Supplemental fees apply for activities listed as ‘optional’.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 22nd
For those arriving in the area by mid-afternoon
please see optional activities listed at the bottom of this itinerary
Our trip officially gets underway with a relaxed—and delicious!—get-acquainted dinner at this topnotch neighborhood spot
DINNER :: MIMA VINOTECA
THURSDAY JUNE 23rd
Today we stay within the orbit of the great city to the south which has shaped--and been shaped by--this region for 4 centuries.
Considered one of the world’s great botanical gardens and with a special connection for North Carolinians, this former Lorillard estate is now a National Historic Site that boasts over one million plants spread over 250 acres. And lucky us, thanks to Ciener's very special connections, we will be getting some VIP treatment of our own!
A historic home and garden overlooking the Hudson, Wave Hill is noted for the wide variety to be found in its 28 acres of gardens including an alpine area, an aquatic garden, a conifer slope, elliptical garden and a noted conservatory.
Located on a hillside above the Hudson River, Untermeyer Gardens is a fine example of formal early 20th century landscape design and features a rock garden, a 'Persian Paradise' garden, a small Grecian-style amphitheater as well as a classical pavilion, pergola and statuary.
FRIDAY JUNE 24th
We visit unparalleled sites and end with a dinner at the renowned MacArthur’s at the Thayer Hotel on the campus of West Point
Built in the early 19th century, Boscobel is an estate overlooking the Hudson River. The house and grounds are considered outstanding examples of design during the Federal era.
A public garden since 1992, Stonecrop Gardens was originally the home of Frank Cabot, one of the founders of The Garden Conservancy. Covering approximately twelve acres, the gardens contain a diverse collection including woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, a cliff rock garden, perennial beds, and an enclosed English-style flower garden.
A garden of a different sort--Storm King spreads over more than 500 acres and is the largest and finest sculpture park in the United States
Fine dining converges with the American experience here at MacArthur's; located in the historic Thayer Hotel on the campus of West Point
SATURDAY JUNE 25th
We tour the house and gardens of this 3400-acre Rockefeller Estate. The oft-repeated quip about Kykuit may say it all-- 'It's what God would have built, if only He had the money'. The grounds include many fine examples of Beaux Arts landscape design including the Morning Garden, the Grand Staircase, the Japanese Garden and Tea House, the Italian Garden and a formal rose garden.
PRIVATE GARDEN VISIT
Private garden visits are always a special treat and we think we have lined up one or two of the area’s finest!
DINNER :: MP TAVERNA
A stylish taverna meets bistro down nestled up next to the Hudson makes this the ideal spot for celebrating our time together
SUNDAY, MAY 26th
PLEASE NOTE THESE ACTIVITIES, SCHEDULED FOR THE AFTERNOON OF WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22nd
are optional and a supplemental fee of $75 per person applies.
We think we have a couple of very special optional activities for those of you who arrive in the area by early!
Chef Dan Barber’s grand vision for sustainable and delicious agriculture is centered around the Stone Barnes of this former Rockefeller estate.
This intimate chapel boasts stunning stained glass windows by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall
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