The Castle Hotel & Spa’s vast backyard is rich with American history and legends. The surrounding Hudson Valley is filled with fascinating things to explore and experience. The village of Tarrytown boasts numerous historic sites and quaint antique shops. Tarrytown is also the home to Sunnyside, the romantic homestead of Washington Irving, author of "Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." In nearby Pocantico Hills you will find the premier cultural attraction of the Hudson River Valley. Kykuit, the famed Rockefeller mansion and estate, features world-class art and stunning Hudson River views. The spectacular gardens of Kykuit were begun by the oil billionaire John D. Rockefeller and served as a Rockefeller family summer retreat from 1913 to 1991. Other attractions of the Historic Hudson Valley include the 18th-century Philipsburg Manor and the Union Church of Pocantico Hills with its world-famous stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. Minutes away is Lyndhurst, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the great domestic landmarks of America.
For shoppers, there are numerous places to go including "The Westchester," an elegant mall which houses Neiman-Marcus, Nordstrom's, Tiffany & Co. and many more. Opportunities for antiquing around and nearby restaurants serve a variety of cuisines.