Be prepared to walk up to a mile and climb a flight of stairs in order to see the mansions today.
Wake up to a hearty breakfast buffet. Daily entrées will rotate, but you can look forward to a variety of breakfast foods including scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, oatmeal, toast, muffins, yogurt, cold cereal, and hot coffee, tea, and orange juice.
Board the charter bus for Tarrytown, NY. Enjoy a docent-led visit to Lyndhurst, America's finest Gothic Revival mansion and magnificent Hudson Valley estate of railroad magnate Jay Gould dressed for the holidays. Board the charter bus to a local restaurant for lunch.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Board bus for Garrison, NY. Enjoy a docent-led visit of Boscobel Mansion. Boscobel is a glorious example of Federal domestic architecture that is furnished with fine American decorative arts and antiques from the Federal period. The house has been exquisitely preserved over the years, along with gardens and extensive grounds facing the beautiful Hudson River. Board the charter bus for the return to The Warwick Conference Center.
A plentiful buffet dinner will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Room.
After a relaxing dinner enjoy an expert-led lecture and view slides on Hudson River mansions from our architectural historian in preparation for our visits to the remaining mansions this week. After a short break we will resume with an overview of New York City to prepare you for your independent exploration of Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, and other spectacular sites. Independent walking tour handouts with maps and a list of possible Manhattan eateries will be distributed. Conclude the evening with a Christmas Dessert Reception in the East House Dining Room.