Just two hours north of New York City is the Hudson Valley—with it’s rolling hills, hiking trails, and quaint towns. But these days the idyllic scenery isn’t the only thing drawing visitors. As the area has seen a resurgence, so have the lodging options. From historic mansions to charming inns to contemporary hotels, there are plenty of postcard-worthy places to stay on your next trip upstate.
The Hudson Milliner in Hudson, NY
This boutique guest house blends vintage and industrial-inspired furnishings. Whimsically named after old school hats, each suite is appointed with unique touches, like the canary yellow 50’s Philco fridge in The Fedora and the antique sleigh bed in The Bowler (pictured).
Audrey’s Farmhouse in Wallkill, NY
This historic 1740 farmhouse turned pet-friendly bed and breakfast is everything you’d expect of an upstate retreat. The ambiance is warm, cozy, and rustic. Think: original hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, fireplaces, and antique poster beds. You’ll also find modern conveniences, like AC and flat-screen TVs.
The Roundhouse in Beacon, NY
The Roundhouse occupies the former factory of the Matteawan Manufacturing Company. Perched atop a cascading waterfall, the property pays homage to its industrial roots through the use of upcycled materials. Suites are complete with vaulted ceilings, exposed concrete, and oversized factory windows—ideal for taking in the views of Beacon Falls and Fishkill Creek.
Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge, NY
Hasbrouck House (formerly Inn at Stone Ridge) is set in a restored 1750’s estate on 55 lush acres. The property boasts 30 rooms, lofts, and suites that harken back to the luxury of the original residence. Expect velvet upholstery, Frette linens, ornate rugs, Kiehl’s toiletries, and soaking tubs.
Wm. Farmer and Sons in Hudson, NY
Husband-and-wife team Kirby Farmer and Kristan Keck not only own and operate Wm. Farmer and Sons, but the pair designed the entire inn. With an emphasis on “intention and heritage,” the 13 guest suites and common spaces blend sophistication with a rustic appeal that makes the property feel relaxed and inviting.
Glenmere Mansion in Chester, NY
Once the country estate of the Goelet family, Glenmere Mansion is now home to an equally spectacular 18-room resort. Designed by Scott Snyder, the property evokes elegance and grandeur at every turn—from the one-of-a-kind furnishings to the custom artwork.
Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, NY
Hudson’s hippest new haunt is Rivertown Lodge—formerly a 1920’s movie theater (the original marquee still hangs out front). The aesthetic is best described as Brooklyn-chic. Each of the 27 guestrooms is simply decorated with custom iron beds, crisp white sheets, plaid blankets, brass sconces, and Hiroko Takeda textiles.
Published on April 27, 2017