Olana, Cedar Grove, the Bronck Museum
Frederic Church is acknowledged as a leader within the Hudson River School, often called the first truly American style of painting. The main house at Olana, sited impressively at the top of a long slope, is a unique mixture of Victorian architectural elements and Middle-Eastern decorative motifs.
Olana’s 250-acre naturalistic landscape is one of Frederic Church’s great works of art, and it exists today as one of the most intact artist-designed landscapes in the United States. The view of the Hudson River is exquisite. There are plenty of walking trails, and regular tours of the house.
Olana is a 10 minute drive from Caleb Street’s Inn.
Located in the Village of Catskill, Cedar Grove was home to the Father of the Hudson River School of Painting.
Visit the Thomas Cole Historic Site and join a guided tour of Cole’s home and studio, see the film about his art, view one of the special exhibitions, stroll through the flower gardens and enjoy the sweeping view of the Catskill Mountains.
Cedar Grove is a 20+ minute walk / or 5 minute drive from Caleb Street’s Inn.
The Bronck Museum is the Hudson Valley’s oldest home. The complex includes the eleven remaining structures that once comprised the Bronck family farm. The land was purchased from the local Mohican tribe in 1662 by Pieter Bronck, a Swede and his Dutch wife Helletje Jans. Pieter built the first dwelling on the farm in 1663.
The Bronck Museum is a 15 minute drive from Caleb Street’s Inn.