Places to Elope.

Beach, mountain, Vegas, or vineyard?

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True Romance, it’s what you’re supposed to do, right?


PROLOGUE Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare


Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.



Who’s to say.  Follow your bliss.


Country Living: Give Me Romance Every Time

Maybe a little romance is needed
Lightening our days in all this grey
To place a smile on our faces

You can’t have too much romance
In a life that’s filled with sadness
Making us laugh with pleasure

Give me romance to dazzle me
To make my heart sing out loud
And make me feel I’m alive

Bring on the romance to me
It’s welcome in a soul of tears
Appreciated from this coldness

Give me romantic words and deeds
So pleasing to my eyes and ears
Make me happy for a little while

Give me romance everytime
To make me blush and smile
Instead of all these teasing words

by Fiona Davidson 


Spend a romantic weekend in the country … wake up to the smells of fresh biscuits just from the oven.  

Have breakfast on the veranda.

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Hilltop House Orange Banana Salad 

  • 4 bananas peeled and sliced in 1/8″ thick slices.
  • 3 oranges peeled, sectioned and cut in half.
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries.
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey.
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, (optional).

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let set at room temperature for half an hour; stiring frequently to blend juices together. 

Serves four (4)


June Bug

Love is golfing in the Valley.

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Does your partner play by the rules?  

The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they maybe. This is the spirit of the game of golf.

OK, that’s sounds nice but   . . .
He seems to apply some new math when counting strokes!
I’ve asked him several times why he stamps down on golf balls that land near us on the farway?
What’s a Mulligan?


My grand parents played well into their golden years.  They loved this game.  Seriously, there is no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than to walk a course with your best friend.


Most courses are open by June.  Start planning your golf outing now.  Lots of great courses here in the Hudson Valley.

Carvel Country Club is just 15 miles from Hilltop House Bed & Breakfast!

Carvel Country Club

Thomas Carvel Country Club
Ferris Road
Pine Plains, NY 12567
(518) 398-7101


Climb Stissing Mountain | Weekend at one of Berkshires best inns.

Stissing Mountain has lots of great hiking trails here in the Berkshires.

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Wear good hiking boots and pack a light snack with local farm fresh produce and energy bars befote attempting to climb Stissing Mountain.  Not to worry its a short hike.  Wow, on a clear day the Southern Taconic Plateau provides a breathtaking view of the Catskills!

Loop around to Thompson Pond in this 507 acre preserve located between the Hudson River and Southern Taconic Mountains.

The Harlem Valley Rail Ride begins in Millerton, N.Y. recently ranked as one of America‘s top 10 coolest small towns (Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine).

Hilltop House is a stones throw from the Rail Trail.  Spend a weekend in an authentic bed & breakfast.  

  • Excellent mountain bikes avialble for guests.  
  • The inn is a few minutes from the Wassaic Train Station on Metro North’s Harlem Line.

The Hudson Valley landscape is rich in natural beauty and historic significance.