Sunnyside, Tarrytown

Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Sunnyside (1835) is a historic house on 10 acres (4 ha) along the Hudson River, in Tarrytown, New York. It was the home of the American author Washington Irving, best known for his short stories, such as "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820).

This cottage-like estate, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, reflects Dutch Colonial Revival, Scottish Gothic, and Tudor Revival influences, with its wisteria-covered entrance and jagged crow-stepped gable.
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  • Lovely room newly decorated. Excellent breakfast with friendly service. Grounds are worth meandering through with a great cup of coffee from lobby. A restful,beautiful nook nestled atop a mountain...  more »
  • When visiting Sleepy Hollow to get the full experience one must visit Washington Irving‘s home, Sunnyside. I walked into the room that Irving supposedly wrote the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and looked.....  more »

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