Focus on Hudson, NY and the Surrounding Region

Olana State Historic Site

The Hudson Valley Lodging Association has five members in the Hudson, NY radius with a setting, decor and price range to match any guests requirements, please check them out below:

Changing Times Boutique Country B&B
880 NY Route 82, Hamlet of West Taghkanic, NY 12521
(518) 851-3510
Enjoy the sincere service and attention to detail of a Boutique Hotel, the rustic charm and modern amenities of a beautiful Country Inn with the romance and comfort of a historic Bed and Breakfast for an unforgettable lodging experience.

Country Suites B&B is one of our new HVL Members!
319 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165
(518) 610-6633
Artist Steve Bakunas and his wife actress Linda Lavin invite you to enjoy a relaxing country getaway at their newly constructed bed and breakfast, designed and built by Steve, and decorated by Linda. Each suite has a unique theme: Paris, Italy, Manhattan, Hollywood, and Serenity.

Inn at Green River
9 Nobletown Road, Hillsdale, NY 12529
(518) 325-7248
The Inn at Green River offers luxurious lodging in a beautiful rural setting. The Inn is a Select Registry member, offering luxurious lodging a beautiful rural setting, on an acre of lawn and gardens. Located in the upper Hudson River Valley, just two miles from Massachusetts, this 1830 Federal-style farmhouse offers spectacular accommodations.

Inn at Silver Maple Farm
1871 State Route 295, East Chatham, NY 12060
(518) 781-3600
Tucked away in the sweet spot where the Hudson Valley meets the beautiful Berkshire foothills, the Inn at Silver Maple Farm is one of the premiere bed and breakfasts in upper Columbia County in upstate New York.

Thyme in the Country
671 Fish and Game Road, Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 672-6166
Thyme in the Country, a bed and breakfast located just 6 miles from the city of Hudson, NY, is more than a lovely place to stay: it’s a way of life and style of hospitality that is warm, wholesome, visionary, and utterly heartfelt.

The Hudson, NY area is bordered by the Berkshire Region, which by itself offers numerous things for the visiting traveler to do all within a short driving distance of our inns. Columbia County, the town of Hudson itself and surrounding communities and towns, has tourist attractions, historic sites, outdoor expanses and experiences offering a wealth of things to do, see and eat as well!

The list of things to do in the area is very extensive, so we will highlight some of the favorites and direct you to places to find out more as well.

The Hudson Valley abounds in craft brewing and family wineries. The region hosts three wine trails and has one of the oldest winerys in the United States. While the Valley was originally home to mainly table grape wines, it now has hundreds of acres devoted to other varietals. It also has become home to many craft distilleries and fermented cider distilleries. The temperate climate comes up the river from the Atlantic Ocean allowing a wonderful temperate clime for grapes to grow and the rich loam the Hudson Valleys soil provides a wonderful base for the vines. Here are some of the wineries, orchards and distilleries local to our member inns in the region. Hudson-Chatham Winery, Chatham Brewing, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery Suarez Family Brewery , Old Klaverack Brewery , Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards , Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage , and S & S Farm Brewery .

A few of the attractions, festivals and points of interest in the region are the annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival , the Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail , the Oldtone Roots Music Festival, the Lebanon Valley Dragway , Catamount Ski Area , and the Catamount Aerial Adventure Park . The nearby Berkshires also hosts many events and attractions as well.

Lake Taghkanic State Park

Columbia Country also has some very beautiful natural attractions, whether you just want to enjoy the view and the scenery, or go for a hike, take a bike ride or explore the wilds, the area offers state parks and more for any traveler to take advantage of. Check out BashBish Falls/Taconic State Park, High Falls Conservation Area, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, and Columbia Land Conservancy (hiking trails and conservation area)  to name a few of the places to visit.

The region has an overwhelming number of historic places, and is home to many theaters small and large, and is a short distance away from additional cultural attractions in the Berkshires as well. Theater buffs will want to check out Mac-Haydn Theater, FASNY Museum of Firefighting, The Ghent Playhouse, Crandell Theatre, Helsinki Hudson, Art Omi – The Fields Sculpture Park, Time & Space Limited  and Walking the Dog Theater.

Historians and those wanting to just experience a bit of Hudson Valley history can visit Olana, Artist Frederic Church’s home, the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Clermont, Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon,  Jack Shainman Gallery’s The School, and the Basilica Hudson.

The Basilica Hudson is a local attraction that does not get that much publicity, but it a rare gem for the visiting traveler and a highly suggested one for guests to check out when visiting the region. The Basilica is a non-profit in Hudson, NY, that once saw life as a forge and foundry, it was also at one time a knitting mill and then a glue factory, but now a multidisciplinary arts center offering a range of theater, art events, farmers markets, film screenings and much more. Operating April through November of each year, it’s a fantastic place to check out.

The Basilica offers a huge variety of events, including Basilica SoundScape, a weekend-long music and art event, 24 Hour Drone which is an immersive 24 hour long event, the Farm and Flea market which melds farmers market with craft fair and flea market and offers a wealth of edibles and gifts for any visitor to browse. It also offers film screenings and art programs, dancing and other visual and artistic performances. The center has hosted artists like Godspeed!, John Waters, Rufus Wainwright and many more.

To quote from a few news sources about the Basilica Hudson, to give readers more insight into the venue, ““[Basilica Farm & Flea] is a urban-chic-meets-new-rural extravaganza….a stellar shopping be-in.” – Chronogram, 2015″ and ““Basilica Hudson is making it up as they go and they’re making it work, throwing boundary-pushing concert events—and their annual Basilica Soundscape festival—dance performances, literary readings, film screenings, etc. We love watching this place grow.” – Metroland, 2014″ to pick out a few of the many reviews about the space.

To truly get a feel for the many events that happen there, check out their Gallery page  which features performances, live music, crafts and some Hudson Valley bounty to get your taste buds tingling. Imagery from many of their cultural performances gives insight into the variety of performers and events.

Basilica SoundScape, coming up this September, is a full weekend offering music, visual arts and readings and is presented by Independent’s Brandon Stosuy and Basilica Hudson co-founders Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone. Joining them is visual and design director of SoundScape, and former Pitchfork Creative Director Mike Renaud, who is now the head of Chicago integrated creative studio Varyer. Soundscape currently has over 25 performers lined up for the weekend. More information can be found at

Basilica Hudson
110 S. Front St.
Hudson, NY 12534

Some additional resources for things to do and see around the region, and places to eat as well can be found on some of our area member inn’s websites,,, and

We would also suggest checking out Columbia County Tourism , Columbia Land Conservancy and Columbia County Chamber. AND don’t forget to ask your innkeeper what their favorite places are to point guests to go check out in the region!

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