A walk around the grounds and through the house at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside feels like a walk through a fairytale. The storybook house reveals itself as you round a tree-lined path. Sunnyside, which The Legend of Sleepy Hollow author affectionately referred to as his ‘snuggery’, has many interesting architectural features. The exterior of the home, which is covered in exotic wisteria, boasts styles inspired by Spanish, Scottish, and Dutch architecture. Inside, there are window seat nooks that look out to the Hudson River and furnishings and items that sit in the same spot Irving left them. The nature surrounding the property was designed by Irving to reflect his romantic views. Visitors to Sunnyside can enjoy an informative tour led by a costumed guide and then ramble about the grounds for as long as they please and take in the spectacular views of the Hudson River.