Whether it’s flowers, handmade home-decor items or a long drive, discover unique opportunities for pampering in the Hudson Valley
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (August 12, 2020) – Amid the pandemic and back-to-school stresses, many residents in Orange County, N.Y., may be looking for ways to safely rest, relax and recharge while staying close to home. A vast array of local businesses offer products and services that may fit community members’ self-care needs.
“Grab a cup of coffee and unwind with a good book, or join your fellow yogis for an outdoor session in the park,” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “The nice weather provides great opportunities for us to explore the endless possibilities for relaxation and fun right in our own backyard.”
Below are some unique opportunities for pampering in Orange County, N.Y.:
C’est La Vie Spa & Salon, 552 NY-17M, Middletown: Treat yourself to a much-needed haircut or nail treatment. Open Tuesday-Saturday, C’est La Vie offers a variety of spa and salon services. For safety, masks must be worn at all times for both guests and technicians. cestlaviespa.com
Secret Garden Florist, 1092 NY-17K, Montgomery: Spruce up your table or send love, encouragement or sympathy to a loved one with handcrafted florals from the Hudson Valley’s premier one-stop shop for all floral needs. secretgardenfloristny.com
Soons Orchards, 23 Soons Circle, New Hampton: Sweeten up your meals with homemade baked goods and locally grown fruits and vegetables. The farm store at Soons remains open daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Elderly, immunocompromised or disabled patrons are welcome to shop early on Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Delivery and curbside pickup options are available for eligible items. soonsorchards.com
Foundry 42, 42 Front Street, Port Jervis: Historic Downtown Port Jervis’s creative workshop and home furnishings retail space now offers an online collection for shoppers, while delicious items from the store’s coffee bar and selection of baked goods are available for carry-out and pickup. f42home.com
Two Alices Coffee Lounge, 117 Broadway, Newburgh: Located in the City of Newburgh just three miles from New York Stewart International Airport and within walking distance of City Hall, Orange County Community College and Mount Saint Mary College, Two Alices offers top-notch coffee and espresso drinks and delicious food options like mac and cheese, bagels, soup and pastries. Open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2alicescoffee.com/newburgh
Charlotte’s Tea Room, 15 Oakland Avenue, Warwick: Not your average tea room, Charlotte’s boasts its conscious decision to take things slow: There’s no wi-fi, no television and no 30-minute maximum. Enjoy a cuppa tea and an ever-evolving menu that combines traditional English cuisine with homespun American favorites. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. charlottestearoomofwarwick.com
Hawk’s Nest, Route 97, Sparrowbush: Take a drive down New York State’s newest scenic byway as it winds along the Delaware River. A snake-like portion of Sparrowbush, the Hawk’s Nest connects the railroad city of Port Jervis to the bluestone village of Hancock. The unique highway has been featured in many car advertisements and commercials. upperdelawarescenicbyway.org
Caldwell House, 25 Orrs Mills Road, Salisbury Mills: Opt for a change of scenery with a staycation at the Hudson Valley’s most romantic getaway. This award-winning, historic country inn is located in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, just minutes from Storm King Art Center, Brotherhood Winery, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and more. caldwellhouse.com
Yoga at the Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 Route 416, Montgomery: Hosted by Sol Full Yoga, guests can enjoy a botanical yoga experience at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery. The class will be limited to 10 participants and available via Zoom if the outdoor event is cancelled due to rain or lightning. Please bring a mat, towel and water for your practice. facebook.com/events/619507552299133
As the world reopens, Orange County, N.Y., invites residents and visitors to escape, enjoy and explore its wide-open spaces. For a full list of attractions, lodging and dining options available at this time, please visit OrangeTourism.org/summer. Additionally, a new fun, free, 56-page travel guide is available for digital download or by request at OrangeTourism.org/travel-guide.
About Orange County Tourism
Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging and events can be found at OrangeTourism.org. Like Orange County Tourism on Facebook for the latest news on local happenings.