Plan Your Weekend Escape to This Hudson Valley Lodge Now
Last winter marked the soft opening of Rivertown Lodge, a boutique hotel just a short two-hour train ride from New York City. In expected hipster fashion, the hotel is actually a converted movie theater from the 1920s, retaining all of its charming finishes but outfitted with modern décor. The 27-room hotel offers patrons the opportunity to experience the calm, relaxing environment of a slower, quieter time while enjoying the luxuries of today's technology. Old potbelly stoves and vintage Danish furniture provide contrast to the Bluetooth speaker-equipped bedrooms and the popular all-organic diner next door. Ready to make a trip to Hudson Valley? Keep scrolling to sneak a peek at your new favorite weekend getaway.
Hudson has long been a popular destination for New Yorkers looking for a quick escape—the foodie scene is bustling with locally sourced cuisines, quaint cheese stores, and biodynamic farms. Plus, the local artisan community is alive and well, along with a healthy mix of antique and vintage shops. With Rivertown Lodge now open, there’s one more reason to visit the quiet upstate New York town before beach season.
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The hotel lobby was outfitted with white oak floors and glass and cherrywood panel dividers also designed by Workstead. Most of the furniture was sourced on eBay and reupholstered. Imagine yourself grabbing a leisurely breakfast in the lobby before venturing out to explore the town. Can you picture it?
For those more inclined to spend the weekend lazying around, there's the hotel’s only suite, where a Workstead wall sconce hangs above a built-in bench perfect for getting comfortable with a good book. The suite is also the only room with a standalone tub, although the glass-enclosed showers with brass fixtures in the other rooms are equally inviting.
In keeping with the vintage-modern aesthetic, the suite also features a stunning iron canopy bed, a vintage writing desk, and plenty of unique vintage accents. Each room is complete with a selection of books, so you don't even have to bring your own!
But perhaps our favorite rooms in the hotel are the smallest, most budget-friendly spaces. The cubby-style beds are built-in and outfitted with bookcases. The accent chair is recovered in a pretty Zak + Fox fabric. We can't imagine returning from a weekend at Rivertown Lodge feeling anything but completely relaxed.