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5 Fun Things to Do when Visiting The Thayer Hotel at West Point

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One of our most loved Hudson Valley hotels is the beautiful Thayer Hotel at West Point. Established in 1926 to accommodate the United States Military Academy's personnel and guests, this unique historic hotel is quite a site to see, stay and explore. There are so many fun activities within the Hudson Valley, but here are 5 of our favorite things to do near The Thayer Hotel at West Point:

Enjoy the View of the Hudson River

Because The Thayer Hotel is located high on a hilltop in West Point, the spectacular view of the Hudson River is unlike any other. Feeling adventurous? The Thayer Hotel also offers a variety of Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is home to 220 outlet stores like Armani, Burberry, Coach, Gucci, Michael Kors, Prada, and many more. 

Experience Hudson Valley Wineries

Because the Thayer Hotel is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, you are able to take advantage of the amazing Hudson Valley wineries. Have a blast with your friends and family and book a Hudson Valley Wine Tour.

Explore Historic Sites

There are so many great historic sites to visit all within a few minutes of the Thayer Hotel:

Boscobel in Garrison, New York: this 19th Century mansion, directly across the river from West Point on Route 9D (just one mile south of Cold Spring village), is noted for its guided house tours, period furnishings, groomed gardens and breathtaking views of the Hudson River and its Highlands. Crawford House in Newburgh, New York: built in 1830, the house is modeled after English country homes of the Palladian tradition. Enjoy spectacular views of Newburgh Bay. Open Sundays, June through October.
Historic Warwick Village in Warwick, New York: specialty shops, antiques, art galleries, and historic houses including Baird's Tavern, Shingle House, 1810 House, Ketchum House, and the Old School Baptist Meeting House.
Kykuit Rockefeller Mansion in Tarrytown, New York: Kykuit, home to four generations of the Rockefeller family commands a breathtaking view of the Hudson River and occupies a landscape of extensive stone terraces, formal gardens, and glorious fountains.
Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York: experience a magnificent Gothic-style mansion and 67-acre estate that once belonged to entrepreneur Jay Gould.
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site in 
New Windsor, New York: final encampment of Washington's Army. Visitors Center, exhibits; living history, blacksmithing, musket and artillery demonstrations daily. Groups by appointment.
Sunnyside in Tarrytown, New York: a national historic landmark, Sunnyside is the meticulously restored and charmingly picturesque home of author Washington Irving. It enjoys a quiet and unspoiled riverside setting in Tarrytown, New York.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions.  The Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11), one of the most successful ships in US history, and now a national historic landmark and one of the most unique attractions in New York City.
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor: commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of America's servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in combat. The mission of the Hall of Honor is to collect and preserve the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across generations to ensure that all recipients are represented.
Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York: enjoy a trip back into the past at this 18th Century manor house, tavern, and other historic buildings, with period gardens.
Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, NY: General George Washington's longest stay at a Revolutionary War headquarters occurred in Newburgh (1782-83) at the Hasbrouck family's Dutch-style stone farmhouse. Adjacent museum features orientation video and galleries on the Continental Army's activities in the Hudson Valley. Fort Montgomery Battle Site (site of Twin Forts Rev War battle) and Stony Point Battlefield (site of Mad Anthony Wayne's significant defeat of the British during the Rev War) are only minutes away from the USMA campus. Sunday Brunch

If you are staying at The Thayer Hotel on a weekend, you absolutely must get to the Sunday Brunch. Recently named "Best Sunday Brunch" by Hudson Valley Magazine. Served every Sunday from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. Features cooking stations from breakfast foods to desserts. While dining you can take in the beautiful views the Hudson Valley has to offer, and sip champagne or mimosas while you enjoy all the delicious foods.

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Posted on Feb 27 2014

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