I love the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley, and the Silvanus offers a beautiful, cozy little lodge reminiscent of the fifties and sixties! Set back from route 22 in the quiet village of Hillsdale, the lobby and rooms rest on a gorgeous expanse of land with a pristine pool open for round-the-clock swimming. The rooms are immaculate and decorated in a funky fifties style. You will never find character and charm like this in a chain motel. Steele, the innkeeper, offers a good cup of coffee and stimulating discussion in the lobby, classical music in the background. If you are a bibliophile, I recommend these places: the Book Barn (about seven minutes from the lodge); the Bookloft (in Great Barrington); The Spotty Dog and Hudson City Books (both in Hudson). If you like biking and running, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in Copake Falls is awesome! Good work, Steele! We'll be back. I want to see the foliage and the Norman Rockwell Christmas festival.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edgy - yet friendly lodging, imaginative, wonderful country experience - peaceful and great for the happy adventurer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Silvanus Hotel Hillsdale
- Silvanus Motel Hillsdale