THE RIVERTOWN LODGE BRINGS SOME CITY COOL TO HUDSON, NY
Hudson, New York is a good two-hour drive from the island of Manhattan, but it’s become a trendy getaway destination for New Yorkers in recent years. A sure sign that the area is on the up and up? A cool hotel has arrived.
The Rivertown Lodge, on Warren Street, has opened within an old 1920s building that was originally intended to be a movie theater but went through several reincarnations of hotels and “guest houses” until its new life as a 30-room boutique hotel.
Ray Pirkle, who recently worked as F&B director for Grand Life Hotels, and who has done stints with Morgans Hotel Group and Condesa Hotels (read more about him on A Hotel Life) is the hotelier behind the lodge who tasked the Workstead, the designers behind the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, to do the interiors.
Here’s how the New York Times describes the “lodge”:
The hotel channels a cozy, updated version of early Americana, with wood plank floors, a library and a mix of vintage and refined custom-built furniture pieces that are almost Scandinavian in their restraint….”
Judging from the photos, we’re getting a very Ace-y vibe, no? Check out Travel + Leisure’s write-up for more on the in-room amenities. A restaurant and bar are expected to open later this month.
Rooms start at just $199 a night for a single double room, which is a quaint price to go along with the quaint experience. However, the hotel has a rather rigid cancellation policy. If you cancel more than 60 days before your reservation, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel within 59 days, your 50 percent deposit will not be refunded.
This is understandable for a small hotel in a small town. But we just hope the Rivertown Lodge doesn’t go the way of the Union Street Guest House, also in Hudson, and which gained notoriety for charging guests $500 for bad online reviews.