Just got back from a 2 night stay at the Hudson House with my 22 yr old daughter, a bonding kayak trip and 1st time visit to Cold Spring.
I'm sorry but we loved the old quirky place! No it is not a Lord Ashley Inn like the Inn at Perry Cabin in St Michaels, MD or the Inn at Sawmill Farms in West Dover, VT. Please... the rooms at the Hudson House are 175-+not $400 per night. Let me explain what excited us about the H. H. I.
The common areas reflect the owners caring responsibility to preserve an historic feel to their Inn. An Inn since 1682 the wide pine floors, fireplaces and decor recalled the days of Washington and the Revolution. Both dining areas were lovely! One w/French country blues, yellows, & white also oak chairs and windows overlooking front porch, new small waterfront park and gazebo. The other room we noticed was large and used one of the days for a Bridal (or Baby)Shower located off the bar area with Windsor chairs and white table clothes, dark walls & fireplace offering a totally romantic venue or terrific party room.
The food made US very happy! My daughter raved about her filet mignon and bananas foster, my surf and turf was to be a lobster tail with steak( at my request they happily substituted the lobster with the evenings' specialty Diver sea scallops, as I had lobster the night before elsewhere) the hot veggies were fresh and bread came with a tomato/basil bruschetta spread. Only downside was the tables were a little too close.Oh by the way the restaurant was packed by 6:30 ,seemed like a very elite happy crowd too. The dress code is liberal.
The private entrance to 2nd story rooms offered the lemonade and WOW choc. choc. cookies were a nice treat if needed one. Had a Queen bedroom with small balcony, perfect for our brief use and river view. Bed was comfy,our bathroom was fine, had AC to give relief from the 92 degree heat both days. We were always greeted with a "how is everything" and I'm sure if I had a problem they would somehow try to help out.
The way the town was set up was unusual or unexpected and unique. If you go for the first time by train (we left car at Tarrytown which was wonderful as we came from Delaware a 4 hr drive), you get off and see trees on one side and parking lot on other with river beyond. Follow the train platform either side to the pedestrian Tunnel that takes you to the upper town (hilly, some antique shops, restaurants and Hudson valley Outfitters (kayaks, etc)or around tunnel entrance to go to river and park and Inn.
I enjoy an adventure, but I have also eaten and stayed in some VERY nice places, we liked where we stayed and would stay there again. Hope this helps! kt
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This old inn began doing business in 1832. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hudson House Hotel Cold Spring