Sleepy Hollow - Castle Hotel & Spa

It's July 2019 and 7 month since we went to Sleepy Hollow, also known as Tarrytown, New York. We just got back from a 2 week trip in Sao Paulo, Brazil and going through the 24,000 plus pictures from that trip has left me cross-eyed.

Taking a break from that, I realized that I still needed to post about Tarrytown, so started putting the finishing touches on the 4 posts.

Tarrytown, New York is a gorgeous small village about 1 hour in perfect traffic from Manhattan. It is nothing like its large city neighbors, and has a very quiet old town feel to it. We decided to visit the area for a few days and experience their fall colors as well as Halloween Festivals in October of 2018.
We stayed at Castle Hotel & Spa an actual castle that was built between 1897 and 1910. The castle was owned by the family until their deaths. The Castle was then sold in 1941, the entire castle and all of the 64 acres of land it stood on for a only $45,000. Yes, you read that correctly, 64 acres of New York real estate with a castle on it to boot, for the cost of mid range Tesla car.
In 1981 the Castle was designated a historical landmark by the village of Tarrytown. It was then transformed into a luxury hotel in 1994. In 2013 they renovated the Castle as well as added the Sankara Sancturary Spa, which was the same spa company that operated the wonderful spa and Hotel in Yakushima, Japan, Sankara Hotel & Spa.
The Castle and the grounds around it are gorgeously groomed, and it is hard to believe that you are in New York when walking around the grounds. The interior is filled with crystal chandeliers and original gothic windows.
We dined at the resturaunt inside of the Castle, called "Equus" . Equus is a fine dining resturaunt that creates foods from local, artisanal farmers in the Hudson Valley region.
We also celebrated our birthdays during the trip. ;)
Our room was just as nice as the rest of the hotel. We had our own private fire place, and lovely windows that gave us view of the Hudson River and surroundiong area.
White Plains, New York as seen from our window.

I learned that the windows all opened, and that by leaning out them in very unsafe and not OSHA approved ways, I could capture some very nice pictures of the cities nearby.
White Plains, New York as seen from our window.
White Plains, New York as seen from our window at night.
The Hudson River with New York City in the distance.
New York City
New York City
New York City at night
Tarrytown is as cute as can be as a village, and walking around the "downtown" area of the village almost makes your feel like you are living in a different time period.
Tarrytown embraces Sleepy Hollow, and one of its biggest events are the nearby Haunted houses and estates that are put on by the Historic Hudson Valley Committee.
The rest of the posts should be coming soon, our walk through many of the beautiful New York parks, our visit to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, and much more!