Guests of Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, NY, are often loath to leave. We ourselves frequently return by perusing the photos from our feature A Hotel with a Sense of Place. Proprietors Ray Pirkle and Kim Bucci found themselves responding so often to requests for extended stays and area rental recommendations that they decided to come up with a great answer: they purchased a dilapidated historic house within walking distance of the hotel and Hudson’s main drag, and turned it into Rivertown House.
Built in 1910 and “pretty destitute,” says Ray (scroll to the end to see what it looked like Before), the structure was an apt project for the duo, who, in addition to being hoteliers, run a design business they call Ramshackle Studio.
Every inch of the 1,400 square foot structure received attention, and the results are now in. The house has a newly opened up main floor, charmingly old-style new kitchen included; a stately rebuilt front stair; two well-dressed bedrooms and baths (Pirkle and Bucci know a lot about these things); an office/guest room; and lovely detailing (such as button light switches). Join us on a tour.
Photography by Lawrence Braun courtesy of Ramshackle Studio.
Go to Remodeling 101 to learn The Difference Between Herringbone and Chevron Floor Patterns.
Rivertown House sleeps five and is newly available to rent for a minimum of two nights and a maximum of a month. Hudson is two hours by train from NYC.
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Frequently asked questions
Where is the rental house located?
The rental house is located in Hudson, NY.
What is the name of the rental house?
The rental house is called Rivertown House.
What can you find nearby the rental house?
Nearby the rental house, you can find shops, restaurants, and art galleries.
How many people can the rental house accommodate?
The rental house can accommodate up to six people.
Are pets allowed in the rental house?
Yes, pets are allowed in the rental house.
Is parking available at the rental house?
Yes, parking is available at the rental house.
Is the rental house fully furnished?
Yes, the rental house is fully furnished.
Can you provide more information about the amenities?
Certainly! The rental house offers amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and a patio with outdoor seating.
What is the nightly rate for the rental house?
The nightly rate for the rental house starts at $450, and it varies depending on the season.
How can I make a reservation for the rental house?
To make a reservation for the rental house, you can visit the website and follow the booking instructions.