The Berkshires comprise large tracts of wilderness noted for its beautiful natural scenery.
If you’re looking for a nice easy (about 1.5 miles) hike to head to this Spring, Summer or Fall, the dramatic Bash Bish Falls is the tallest single-drop waterfall on the New York/ Massachusetts border Bash Bish Falls
There are so many hiking spots near this Amenia B&B and we’ve only just touched the tip of the iceberg, but Bash Bish is one that we kept hearing about and it didn’t disappoint! It starts out as an easy slightly uphill trail thru the woods. If you have small children with you, you’ll need to keep them close because of the steep drop to one side where the water from the
Bash Bish Falls
falls runs thru. As you approach the top it opens up into a beautiful double sided waterfall. You can climb down the stairs to get close.
The “home-away-from-home” atmosphere at Hilltop House Bed and Breakfast makes for a relaxing weekend escape. Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires amidst beautiful horse farms, Hilltop House in Amenia is a peaceful and quiet hideaway where you can get in touch with nature’s beauty.
Amenia is located in the scenic Hudson Valley, rich in historic tradition as well. The inn is only a short distance from the Harlem Valley Rail Ride, which begins in Millerton. Millerton was named one of the Top Ten “coolest small towns” in America by Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine. The Rail Trail includes 15 miles of hiking and biking trails that weave through Dutchess and Columbia counties. Hilltop House has a variety of mountain bikes available for guests to take advantage of this biking trail or to bike around the town.
Hilltop House offers access to some of the Hudson Valley’s most amazing cultural attractions. Within a short distance are Clermont and Staatsburgh State Historic Sites, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Sites in Hyde Park, and Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie. Art exhibits are featured at Dia: Beacon, and performing arts fill the stage at the Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, and the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. Tour and taste delicious wine at several area vineyards. Cascade Mountain Winery is on a scenic hilltop right in Amenia as well!
There are five guest rooms available at Hilltop House, each quaintly decorated with antique furniture and quilts, providing all the necessary comforts for a serene and charming getaway. The living room, complete with a fire place, is a great place to unwind and enjoy the gourmet cooking by the chef and innkeeper Sandra Johnson.