Cromwell Manor Inn

Top 10 Inn of New York, "Highly recommended...USA Today, "A fantastic B&B!"...CBS Early Show.

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Location: Cornwall, Hudson Valley Area/New York, United States

Monday, February 28, 2011

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and Baked Eggs

It's that time of year again when the Hudson Valley celebrates Restaurant Week. From March 14 - 27, 2011, participating restaurants will offer a 3-course lunch for $20 and a 3-course dinner for $28. This year is even better than last, as many more restaurants in our area are involved! A few of our favorites , The Canterbury Brook Inn, Il' Cenacolo, and Cena 2000 are participants. They are only a short drive from Cromwell Manor.

Our coveted and secret (until now) recipe for Hudson Valley Baked Eggs
We are often asked by our guests if we have a Cromwell Manor cookbook. At this time we don't but we are happy to share recipes when asked for one. I thought we would share one of our signature dishes with you today. As we often serve breakfast to more than 20 people at a time, it's a good thing when we find a delicious recipe that is simple to prepare for that many guests. Hudson Valley Baked Eggs is one of those dishes. The recipe listed here serves 8 but it can be prepared for smaller groups also.

Cromwell Manor's Hudson Valley Baked Eggs

12 eggs
16 oz. tub of cottage cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 stick melted butter
scant 1/4 cup self rising flour
8 slices tomato
sliced green onions for garnish

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Place all ingredients except melted butter and tomatoes in large mixing bowl.
Using whisk attachment, mix on medium speed for 1 minute.
Turn speed to low and slowly add butter until thoroughly mixed, about 2 minutes.

Spray an 11" by 14" glass baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
Pour egg mixture into baking dish, scraping sides of mixing bowl with a rubber spatula.
Place dish into oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until eggs are set.

Add tomato slices to the top of egg dish, equally distanced apart (as placement of slices will distinguish how you'll cut the servings) and bake for another 5 minutes until eggs are fully cooked but not browned.

Take dish out of the oven, and let sit for a few minutes.
To serve, cut into 8 equal slices, topping each slice with green onions.

Let us know by commenting below how your Hudson Valley Baked Eggs breakfast or brunch was enjoyed.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Girlfriends Getaway

What can be more fun than escaping your busy daily life, enjoying a one hour full body massage or Jurlique signature facial, shopping at the largest premium shopping outlet in the world with your girlfriends and staying in one of New York's Top 10 Inns? Sounds like fun to me except there should be a cold bottle of sparkling white wine upon arrival!

Well if this is what you are looking for, Cromwell Manor Inn located in the heart of New York's Hudson Valley has just the ticket for you with their Girlfriends Getaway package. Here is what the package includes:

  • A two night stay in one of Cromwell Manor Inn's standard (non fireplace) rooms

  • One bottle of icy cold white sparkling wine upon arrival

  • Your choice of a one hour full body massage or a signature Jurlique aromatherapy facial at a great spa, Wellness Springs (10 minutes away)

  • A $25 gift certificate to any store at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, the largest premium outlet in the world - 220 legendary stores

  • A VIP voucher for additional savings at Woodbury Common

  • A full, world reknowned gourmet breakfast to start your day each morning
Photo taken at breakfast by one of our guests, Henry Solorzano. We always start with dessert!

$325 per person, double occupancy
Anything you'd like to see added to the package? Please post a comment below.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Winter activities in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley offers beautiful scenery all year long, though most visitors to the area only see the greener side. It is amazing how a light dusting of snow changes the look of the area, needless to say how 12 inches or more transforms the Valley into a Winter Wonderland. Add a little bit of ice on the trees and you will want your camera so you can capture the glistening sparkle of the branches before the sun melts it away. If you believe Punxatawny Phil's prediction that Spring weather is right around the corner, you'd best use your free days now to partake in some of Hudson Valley's winter activities before the weather gets too warm. Try one of these destinations for outdoor activities while marvelling at the beautiful Hudson Valley scenery around you!
Go ice skating at Bear Mountain State Park Outdoor Icerink. The rink is open through the first weekend in March. Try downhill skiing or snowboarding at Mt. Peter. In it's 75th year of operation, Mt. Peter offers over 10 ski and snowboard trails and free beginner lessons. Sterling Forest State Park offers cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Thomas Bull Memorial Park offers a myriad of choices for the winter sports enthusiast.The park hosts a free outdoor ice rink (bring your own skates) as well as 3 miles of free cross country ski trails(bring your own skis). The biggest draw at Thomas Bull Memorial Park ,though, is their snowtubing hill which has a cable tow for your return to the top of the hill. After a day of outdoor fun you may find the cozy atmosphere at Cromwell Manor Inn very appealing. Relax in the oversized jacuzzi tub for 2 in the Oliver Cromwell Suite or in one of the antique clawfoot soaking tubs in the Arcarian or Hambleton Rooms. Embrace the cold winter weather by cozying up with your loved one in front of one of 6 woodburning fireplaces in the bedrooms. Why not order a one hour side by side massage in your room? Make your plans now to enjoy the great Winter Wonderland in New York's Hudson Valley!

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