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An Iconic 1780s Hudson Valley Landmark Hosts One of the Oldest Surviving Barns in the Country

The 7-acre property also has a carriage house with two rental units.

Crawford NY Hopewell Farm

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Location: 678 State Route 302, Crawford, NY

Description: Built in the mid-1780s, the historic Hopewell Farm, which is also known as the John I. Crawford Farm, is one of the best preserved farms in the Hudson Valley and remains an iconic landmark in the Orange County town of Crawford, named for its founding family.

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Romantic Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

Looking for a place to wine and dine your Valentine? Make it memorable with a visit to the historic lower Hudson Valley—just a short ride from New York City— where opportunities for romance abound. Whether you are looking for a relaxed, intimate or first-date spot in Hudson Valley, there is a medley of diverse eateries and cuisines to suit your palette. Check out some of our restaurant picks offering cozy fireside dinners to scenic waterfront views. Love is in the air.

Old ’76 House, Tappan, New York

Old ’76 House, Tappan, New York
76house.com

If you are looking for a romantic meal by the fireplace in cozy 1776 surroundings, try the historic Old ’76 House in Tappan, New York, a national historic landmark that boasts the oldest dining room in America. The three-centuries-old tavern and restaurant served meals to George Washington and Alexander Hamilton and once was a temporary prison for British spy John Andre, who conspired with arch-traitor Benedict Arnold during the Revolutionary War. Yankee pot roast is a hearty menu staple. 110 Main St., 845-359-5476, 76house.com

 

Blu Pointe, Newburgh, New York

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Blu Pointe, Newburgh, New York
www.blu-pointe.com

Set on the historic Hudson River, Blu Pointe in Newburgh, New York, offers a farm-to-table menu featuring fresh seafood and prime beef, raw bar, local craft beers, and spirits. The temperature-controlled, walk-in wine room holds over 3,000 curated New and Old World wines and serves as a dramatic backdrop to a cozy lounge and dining room complete with a bluestone fireplace and river views. Enjoy a romantic seasonal Valentine’s Day menu Feb. 14-17, including oysters and champagne for two and prime beef, carved tableside. 120 Front St., 845-568-0100, www.blu-pointe.com

 

The Hudson House, Nyack, New York

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The Hudson House, Nyack, New York
hudsonhousenyack.com

The Hudson House restaurant, housed in a former village hall and jailhouse in the quaint Victorian village of Nyack, New York, offers contemporary American cuisine in an upscale but relaxed and welcoming setting. The cozy eatery’s walls and ceilings are covered in original pressed tin dating from the 1800s, and its jail cells have been repurposed as wine cellars. Co-owner and pastry chef Matt Hudson makes guests feel at home, and his desserts alone are worth a visit. 134 Main St., 845-353-1355, hudsonhousenyack.com

 

Harvest on Hudson, Hastings, New York

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Harvest on Hudson, Hastings, New York
www.harvesthudson.com

Resembling a Tuscan villa or Napa Valley lodge, Harvest on Hudson in Hastings, New York, couples Italian-Mediterranean cuisine with spectacular Hudson River views and a dining room with soaring ceilings. The inventive menu uses ingredients from the restaurant’s own herb and vegetable garden. One River St., Hastings, 914-478-2800, www.harvesthudson.com

 

Freelance Café and Wine Bar, Piermont, New York

Freelance Café and Wine Bar, Piermont, New York
freelancecafe-piermont.com

The historic and charming waterfront village of Piermont, New York, has become a dining hot spot in Rockland County. Its artsy, bohemian feel, quaint shops and eclectic restaurants make it ideal for date night or Sunday brunch. The Freelance Café & Wine Bar menu consists of small plates, large plates and daily specials of modern American cuisine with global inspiration. Favorite dishes include Thai pasta, braised short ribs and classic crème brulee along with a robust selection of wines by the glass or bottle. Cozy, casual and intimate, it’s a local favorite. 506 Piermont Ave., 845-365-3250, freelancecafe-piermont.com

 

Red Hat on the River, Irvington, New York

Red Hat on the River, Irvington, New York
redhatbistro.com

Nestled on the waterfront in Irvington, New York, Red Hat on the River is a French-American modern bistro housed in a 100-year-old renovated factory with spectacular Hudson River views. Banquettes, a pewter bar and period art accent the space evoking a feeling of a turn of the century Parisian bistro. Menu offerings at this popular date spot always include French bistro mainstays like moules frites, steak frites, rillettes and profiteroles with some global influences and brasserie-style comfort foods. One Bridge St., 914-591-5888, redhatbistro.com

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