A Guide to Hudson, New York

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

Located in historic Columbia County, lies the city of Hudson. The city’s history dates back well into the 18th and 19th centuries and perhaps even further when the land was used as a pivotal whaling port and trading hub for nautical travelers and merchants alike between 1785 and 1840. Since then, Hudson has undergone a quite sophisticated transformation.

The picturesque but still gritty 19th century town — overlooking the same-named river two hours north of Manhattan — has become a center for art, design, performance, food and drink. It perfectly embodies the old-time, artisanal look of recent years that’s equally loved and loathed — you know, all those Edison bulbs, roughly hewn repurposed wood farm tables and artfully frayed vintage American flags. Hudson is not only burnishing its reputation for midcentury antiques and contemporary art, it has also become a formidable performance hub as well.

Whether you’re planning a day trip, an overnight, a full weekend or a longer stay — and many would say that the best time to visit is the sleepy middle of the week — here’s a look at where to go and what to do in charming, shabby-chic, vaguely melancholic Hudson.


Looking for a place to stay for the night or perhaps an extended weekend stay? We have two great options that are thoughtfully curated for historic and contemporary style accommodations that are located within walking distance to Warren Street and the waterfront district making the ideal local for exploring and discovering Hudson!

The Croff House is a refined upscale bed & breakfast modeled in a Victorian-Era style home owned by Duncan Calhoun and Russ Gibson, since 2008 and officially opened in 2009. Originally built in 1875 by architect G.B. Croff, by which the property is named today, it remains the epicenter of the history present for it’s guests to this day. Owner and innkeeper Russ Gibson shared his thoughts and admiration on their beloved property and provided some detailed context on their location in Hudson and how they’ve remained a notable favorite among travelers throughout the decade. “Hudson is a very eclectic community, very welcoming of all types of people and cultures, and there’s something for everybody.” “We offer personalized service, combines history architecture and modern amenities. We’ve added Wi-Fi and working gas fireplaces. Our property itself has a lot of space for guests to enjoy with a wood burning fireplace in the lobby.” “And we are the only bed & breakfast in Hudson that serves breakfast outside, we call it al-fresco breakfast!”. Each guest room is fully equipped with an ensuite bathroom and clawfoot tub for a sophisticated touch for guest enjoyment. “Our low season is from the beginning of November through the end of March to early April. Things start to pick up in May when Memorial Day comes around and our high season is from then to October for fall foliage season” said Gibson. Gibson provided excellent feedback on the property and looks forward to another exciting season.

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The Croff House Bed & Breakfast

5 Willard Place

Hudson, New York 12534

United States

Wm Farmer and Sons is a contemporary hotel located steps away from the waterfront district and Warr