Be transported back in time at the 1832 Hyde Park Bed and Breakfast which is located 10 minutes from Poughkeepsie Train Station and the Walkway Over the Hudson. You can walk to the Vanderbilt Mansion from the house. The Culinary Institute of American and Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Estate are two miles down the road. The Hudson Valley is a beautiful place and whenever we go away we always ask ourselves why we left. Our grandson Hudson calls it “his” river and my granddaughter Madeline now wants “her” river. There are many colleges in the area to visit as well. Marist, Vassar, Bard, Dutchess Community College are a short drive away. Art galleries and musical events occur regularly to enrich the community. Many of the fine restaurants have chefs who are graduates of the Culinary Institute so the food in Dutchess County is exceptional.