Area Attractions and Things to Do


Columbia County, situated between the Hudson River and the Berkshire Mountains in upstate New York is well known for its open spaces and agricultural heritage and is a perfect place for your vacation getaway at Thyme in the Country. Farmlands, orchards, scenic views and quaint small towns are all part of what draws travelers to the Hudson Valley looking for a simpler, more natural way of living with a creative and quirky flair. There is an eclectic variety of shopping in one-of-a-kind stores where the word “chain” is never spoken. Restaurants are first-class eateries where farm-to-table dining is considered a norm. This is a great place to wander on foot, on a bike, or by car. Hudson is considered to have some of the most historic architecture in New York State, and America’s history had its foundations along the Hudson River. There are many historic sites to explain it to you firsthand. Take a river cruise; enjoy a hot air balloon ride; go to a play; spend a day picking fruit; tour wineries, distilleries or a brewery; and attend a farm festival with your children. You will have fun and help out the local economy of people working together on the challenging task of keeping this county so beautiful and livable.



Things to do at the B&B:

Read…in front of a fire, in the privacy of your room

Take a bubble bath

Have a massage

Go for a relaxing walk in the snow

Gather chicken eggs

Take beautiful photographs

Paint, sketch a picture…the scenery is lovely

Ice skate on our pond

Make a snowman

Things to do in our neighborhood

Visit The Nature Institute

Hawthorne Valley School

Columbia Land Conservancy: Find nearby areas for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and many walking trails to follow

Art Omi Outdoor sculpture and more

Hudson Chatham Winery : Wine tastings every weekend, (518) 392-9463

Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail : Sample locally produced wines, beers and vodka.

Within a 10-mile radius of our B&B:

Hudson, NY, only 6 miles from Thyme in the Country


A small, riverfront city with roots in the 18th-century whaling industry, Hudson is now an ideal destination for art, antiques, boutiques, architecture, and farm-to-table food. The city prides itself on supporting small and local businesses, some of which can be found in the area’s historic homes. Featuring farmers’ markets, fairs, festivals, and a variety of events, you will surely find exactly what you’re looking for!

Looking for Night Life?

Club Helsinki, 518-828-4800
Basilica Hudson, NY http://basilicahudson.com


Eat Organic Food:

Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street Philmont, NY

Local 111 Restaurant

Grazin Restaurant


Visit nearby Farms; bring home fresh food:

Cowberry Crossing: Biodynamic meats, Vegetables and eggs
Farm at Millers Crossing: Organic produce
Hawthorne Valley: Biodynamic Farm and Farm Market
Columbia County Bounty a web site listing farms with local produce and restaurants with local food

Nearby Historic Sites:

Places to take a walk, cross country ski, sled ride:

Places to Rent Bikes

Enjoy artworks, Plays, Concerts, movies:


Listings of Current events in the area: