The Salvato Mill is objectively one of the Hudson Valley’s most unique group getaways. Besides the powerful waterfall literally flowing through the historic building, the property features a beautifully-designed interior and a courtyard built out of the ruins of another former mill.
The 18th century stone mill – listed on the National Register of Historic Places – stands stoically within a peaceful, wooded property. A rushing waterfall and stream flow beside it.
A step inside reveals a surprisingly modern oasis; the result of remarkable restorative work by the present owner’s family. Its common spaces and bedrooms (many of which have views of the waterfall) are flawlessly styled to contemporary standards, while the historic stone walls remain ever-present.
Despite all of this, the Salvato Mill’s highlight may actually be its deck and courtyard. Surrounded by the remnants of a former mill building’s stone walls, it offers a surreal opportunity to share an outdoor meal amidst historic ruins.
The reviews confirm the hype. Past guests have described the Salvato Mill as “truly incredible”, “a truly unique place”, and “a truly magical setting.” (Apparently, the experience’s emotional impact brings out an urge to use the word “truly”; it’s used 6 times to describe the home.)
While the Salvato Mill is not the only vacation rental with a waterfall, its architecture, history, and exceptional renovation & styling make it a truly unique place.