Rivertown Guest House
244 Allen St., Hudson
An offshoot of the Rivertown Lodge, this recently restored Victorian-style 19th-century guest house features two generously sized apartments. On the parlor level, the owner's apartment sleeps two (there's also a twin sofa bed), and the marble-accented bathroom is outfitted with a soaking tub. Come warmer temperatures, there's a large garden with a BBQ grill. A slightly larger second-floor apartment sleeps four, and the highlight is a light-filled, wood-paneled kitchen with a Viking cooktop—making it a great option for those who want to hole up inside for the weekend. The house is within striking distance of the action on Warren Street and a quick 5-minute drive from the Hudson train station.
Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions
323 Warren St., Hudson
If you're looking for a spot to pick up a good chunk of cheese and a crusty baguette, this is it. (At any given time, there's a selection of some forty to sixty cheeses from northwest purveyors like Jasper Hill Farm and Sugar House Creamery.) There's also a nice spread of freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, and baked goods that change often based on what's freshest locally. P.S. The mini loaves of ginger cake are topped with lemon frosting and make for a great road-tripping indulgence.
717 Warren St., Hudson
Down the street from the Rivertown Lodge, Grazin’, opened by local farmer Dan Gibson of Angus Acres in nearby Ghent, is an organic burger joint in a throwback-y diner setting. The most popular burger (100 percent grass-fed beef) is the Uncle Dude, topped with house-made chipotle mayo, jalapeño relish, Hudson Valley cheddar, bacon from the farm, garden greens, and tomato (if they’re in season). For lighter appetites, there are smaller-sized portions, too.
Fish & Game
13 S. 3rd St., Hudson
Still one of the hottest tickets in town (more than two years after opening), Fish & Game is a reservation worth nabbing. The warm, cozy tavern-like vibe (it’s housed in a former 19th-century blacksmith’s shop) is punctuated with mounted taxidermy, ornate velvet wallpaper, and a hearth. The menu draws from the surrounding valley’s freshest produce, fish, and livestock and changes daily. Look for sugar snap peas tossed with young garlic and herbs, grilled soft-shell crab and smoked eggplant, as well as a whole roast chicken, which is cooked to perfection.
Wm Farmer & Sons
20 S. Front St., Hudson
Wm Farmer & Sons prides itself in its home-away-from-home vibe (the rooms are named after proprietors William Kirby Farmer and Kristan Keck’s relatives). Rooms vary in size and layout depending on your needs, but each one is comfortable, appointed with antiques, and some with a clawfoot tub and gas stove fireplace, too. In the evening, it’s worth swinging by the barroom for their specialty craft cocktails. If you’re in a festive mood, a Hudson Valley Rye Flight showcases some of the area’s best spirits.
731 Warren St., Hudson
Housed in a former 1920's movie theater, Rivertown Lodge is one of the newer spots in the Hudson Valley.
Red Chair Antiques
606 Warren St., Hudson
This adorable little antique shop in Hudson is curated by Jocelyn Sinauer, who sources her pieces during extensive trips abroad in France, Sweden, and Belgium. Her emphasis is on European antiques, and the entire store has somewhat of a New England farmhouse feel—perfectly faded french linens and vintage tablewares are plentiful. There's a lovely garden in the back, where visitors can look through a collection of worn terra cotta pots and rustic outdoor furniture. It's the perfect stop along a trip upstate.