It’s also known for its Tom Fazio-designed, 18-hole championship golf course. But maybe the best part of the course at Silo (and all Discovery Land communities) are Discovery’s tradmark “comfort stations” where golfers can grab a cold drink, (maybe with some Casamigos Tequila) and a snack. “The idea for comfort stations came about because of my kids,” says Discovery Land Company CEO Mike Meldman.
“I would set up a cooler with candy bars and sodas at every tee box, and my kids would eat candy bars and drink soda then run down the golf course to the next tee.”
But as anyone who has played at a Discovery course will know, there Comfort Stations have evolved into contemporary and chic buildings that look like the inside of a chef’s kitchen.
And at Silo Ridge, Chef Wright turned the snack offerings up a notch, featuring bites like garden crudité, hummus, carrot purée, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa and hot-off-the-grill, locally-sourced beef sliders. Hot foods are made fresh daily, including the warming drawer filled with venison empanadas, muffins and soft pretzels. The back wall is lined with mason jars and trays labeled with dozens of different types of candy, better than any candy store you’ve ever seen.
My favorite are the homemade ice cream sundaes with every topping imaginable. Freshly made ginger snaps. Handfuls of peanut butter and freshly made jam options for PB&J sandwiches.
The refrigerators are stocked with Recover 180 hydration drinks, sodas, water and more. Root beer floats are nearby along with an adults-only Casamigos cocktail on tap.
With 245 homes and condos located on 800 acres, Silo Ridge is the only gated community in the Hudson Valley. The community is accessible by train and car, located 90 minutes from Manhattan and nearby the top private schools in the country.