New Yorkers—and, especially, Quest readers with a passion for New England—are drawn “upstate” with the changing of the seasons. Because, what’s more stunning than the rainbow of foliage in autumn? To toast that tradition, Discovery Land Company hosted its annual “Rockin’ the Ridge” event at its awe-inspiring Silo Ridge Field Club: a new property (90 minutes from Manhattan) that encompasses 850 acres in the historic Hudson Valley. Silo Ridge (which features a Tom Fazio–designed golf course) is the first venture from Discovery Land Company in the Northeast, where it is situated among preserved wildlife corridors, horse farms, and vineyards.
For this event at Silo Ridge, guests were greeted by the beautiful vista with its vibrant fall colors for a day of skeet shooting that included a cornucopia of food/drink (featuring a Casamigos “tequila bar”). This spread was central to the party, as consulting culinary director Jonathan Wright created spectacular vignettes of farm-to-table fare with fresh oysters and lobster rolls as well as specialty stations featuring house-made charcuterie, cheeses, and seasonal vegetable dishes. From start to finish, “Rockin’ the Ridge” brought to life the inherent spirit of Discovery Land Company, seamlessly blending a luxurious lifestyle and world-class amenities with the beauty of a unique, natural setting.
As is the custom for Discovery Land Company, membership is restricted to property owners—which establishes a sense of community. At Silo Ridge, members must purchase land and construct a residence (condominiums and pre-designed, customizable homes provide members with a wide range of options). These memberships will be offered to 245 families for whom the location and amenities will become a getaway (rather than simply a residence).
The unique offerings at Silo Ridge include its “Outdoor Pursuits” program (a Discovery Land Company signature), which is rich with recreational activities centered around a lakeside, “family” barn. The barn also houses a swimming pool, an indoor theater, and a casual dining restaurant. The lake, itself, is the perfect setting for paddle-boarding, kayaking, and canoeing while forming a stunning backdrop for a promenade and an outdoor theater. This retreat is expected to be a destination for ice skating and fireside gatherings when summer gives way to winter and a whole new set of pursuits, including skiing. There is a field house for sporting clay and other shooting activities as well as facilities for squash, tennis, and paddle tennis. Of course, the golf course, with its dramatic mountain views and landscaping, will serve as a focal point for this exclusive community.