Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hyde Park

So this year I took a long weekend and stayed at "Rhinebeck" until Monday. I really stayed in Poughkeepsie. On Monday after leisurely laying in bed, I got up and lugged all my stuff out to the car.

I headed north and went to Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt's home. It was a great visit and very interesting. I couldn't take any pictures inside, but the park was very pretty, too...The house was originally a factory that she turned into a house. There is also another house called Stone Cottage on the property, but she let some friends live there...

Then I continued up Route 9 and stopped at "Hyde Park," the Vanderbilt Mansion. I have been to many mansions, including the Newport ones. Although this is not one of the largest I've seen, it's setting was nothing short of spectacular!!!!!! I decided not to tour the mansion, as I was tired by this time, but I walked around the park...

The front lawn
The view over the Hudson.

The House

Another view over the Hudson and the front drive. I just went through two massive gates...


  1. it looks like you really made the most of your visit to the area this year!

  2. i've been wanting to visit hyde park - it looks as wonderful as i'd imagined! i'm really glad you had such a long lovely weekend.