Rivertown LodgeA Vintage-Modern Oasis
Bright daylight and subtle hues pervade the rooms, and in the open plan lobby, the warmth of two wood burning stoves mingles with the smell of coffee.
For over a century, The Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains have offered New Yorkers a welcome respite from the turbulence of the city. You might just as easily stumble upon a secluded resort tucked between the trees, a hiking path leading deep into the forest, or an acclaimed restaurant alongside the river – a potent prescription for those seeking solitude and a chance to breathe. But amongst these seasonal visitors is a growing community for whom the Hudson Valley is becoming not a place to escape the daily grind, but a place to call home.
The Rivertown Lodge smartly answers the demands of these two demographics. Perched near the top of Warren St, Hudson’s main drag, the independently owned 27 room hotel is both a haven for visitors, and the linchpin of the town’s burgeoning creative community. While guests decompress and peruse the carefully curated wine list, locals are equally inclined to swing by for a cup of coffee or cocktail in the open-aired seclusion of the hotel’s screened porches.
The former movie theatre maintains its original 1920’s signage and façade, but step inside, and you’ll notice the contemporary character of this vintage-modern oasis. With astute appreciation for local craftsmanship and keen attention to detail, owners Ray Pirkle and Kim Bucci worked side-by-side with Brooklyn-based design firm, Workstead, to create a refined but approachable environment. Bright daylight and subtle hues pervade the rooms, and in the open plan lobby, the warmth of two wood burning stoves mingles with the smell of coffee – setting a welcome scene for those in search of respite.
- Words & Photos: Matt Johnson