Admissions Events

All are invited to attend and learn about the educational opportunities offered at Hawthorne Valley, meet some of our teachers, view student work, and tour our campus.

Regularly scheduled Open Houses occur at various times throughout the year:

  • An All School Open House – Columbus Day weekendFall Festival
  • Visit High School Morning Lessons – Mid October
  • High School Open House – Early November
  • All School Open House – Yuletide Fair
  • Meet The Rising 1st Grade Teacher – Late February
  • All School Open House – Early Spring TBD

Visiting From Out of Town?

There are lots of places to stay in Columbia County — from bed and breakfasts serving farm-to-fork meals, to camping and cabins, to motels and hotels. Please let us know if you have trouble finding a suitable place to stay! The list below offers some suggestions for local accommodations.

Vanderbilt House

161 Main Street
Philmont, NY 12565

Built in 1860, this recently refurbished hotel offers cozy rooms decorated for relaxation with views of Summit Lake. The restaurant downstairs serves dinner every night and brunch on Sundays that feature ingredients produced on local farms.

Silvanus Lodge

9350 State Route 22
Hillsdale, NY 12529

This 1950s motel is located on 5 acres that offer guests a comfortable, country escape at affordable prices with easy access to multiple cultural attractions.

The Honored Guest B&B

20 Hunt Road
Hillsdale, NY 12529

Offering an impressive architectural history and breakfasts served in the formal dining room. Menu changes with the seasons.

Inn at Green River

9 Nobletown Road
Hillsdale, NY 12529

Upscale c. 1830 b&b featuring 7 romantic rooms with amenities like gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, cable TV, WiFi, AC in a serene country setting. Mention that you are visiting Hawthorne Valley and receive 10% off.

The FarmStay at Kinderhook Farm

1958 County Route 21
Ghent, NY 12075

Offering visitors a unique opportunity to stay in a restored barn on a beautiful, 1200 acre working farm; rustic, elegant, loft-like accommodations with full kitchen.

Thyme in the Country B&B

671 Fish and Game Rd
Claverack, NY 12534, USA

Only 6 miles from Harlemville, this eco-friendly B&B serves farm-to-table breakfasts each morning in an 1880s farmhouse.  Our guests enjoy natural fiber bedding and organic mattresses, organic toiletries and handmade soaps, guest pantry with beverages and afternoon snacks, wildlife-filled pond and meadows, salt-filtered swimming pool in summer.

Swiss Hutte Restaurant & Lodging

Route 23 (at the base of Catamount Ski Area)
Hillsdale, NY 12529

Charming country inn with a European flair overlooking Catamount ski area.

Rivertown Lodge

731 Warren St.
Hudson, NY 12534

Independently-owned, 27-room boutique hotel housed in an old movie house on Hudson’s Warren Street. Open-plan lobby, white oak floors, spare decor – a clean, vintage-modern aesthetic.

Mount Merino Manor

4317 State Route 23
Hudson, NY 12534

A charming bed and breakfast with gorgeous views of the Catskill Mountains and a location near all the sights that Hudson has to offer.

CrossRoads Food Shop – in Hillsdale – featuring seasonal, locally grown farm-to-table dining; beer and wine list includes a selection of local producers. Distance from Hawthorne Valley: 10 miles, 18 mins

Fish & Game  – in Hudson – celebrating the bounty of the Hudson Valley in a restored historic blacksmith shop. 2016 James Bear Award Winner: Best Chef Northeast; 2016 Wine Enthusiast Magazine: America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants. Distance from Hawthorne Valley: 12 miles, 26 mins

Grazin’  – in Hudson – diner serving food made with fresh ingredients from local Animal Welfare Approved, organic and biodynamic farms. Distance from Hawthorne Valley: 14.0 mi, 21 mins

Local 111 – in Philmont – serves American food, and features seasonal, local produce. Distance from Hawthorne Valley: 3.9 mi, 6 mins

Main Street Public House  – in Philmont – organic pub fare featuring local and biodynamic foods when available. Distance from Hawthorne Valley: 3.9 mi, 6 mins. 518-672-7346

The Vanderbilt House  – in Philmont – recently restored, 150-year history. Distance from Hawthorne Valley: 3.8 mi, 6 mins

Swoon Kitchenbar – in Hudson – a neighborhood brasserie serving local, organic, and natural foods. Chef Jeffrey Gimmel, James Beard Nominee: Best Chef Northeast, 2012; Zagata rated one of America’s Top Restaurants 2007-2013. Distance from Hawthorne Valley: 14.5 mi, 22 mins

Ca’Mea Ristorante  – in Hudson – Old family recipes and Italian hospitality, garden dining in season. Distance from Hawthorne Valley: 14.5 mi, 22 mins

Baba Louie’s Organic Sourdough Pizza Company  – in Hudson – Organic pizza, pasta, salad. Distance from Hawthorne Valley: 14.2 mi, 23 mins