Winter Escape Upstate Part 2: Rivertown Lodge


For night two of our winter escape upstate, Dave and I headed further north to Hudson.  The hygge factor reached another level while staying at the River Town Lodge.  


A lot of little details at River Town help to make it a special place.  The TVs are all setup with Netflix and Amazon Prime, perfect for a little binge watching followed by a nap before dinner.  We also loved having a speaker to plug our phones into for some in room tunes.


The lobby of River Town has two roaring fireplaces and insanely comfortable furniture.  The staff are also some of the nicest people I have met, and made me feel perfectly at home and very relaxed.  Hudson has so much to offer in terms of food and shopping, but Dave and I didn't really leave the hotel.  After our Netflix and nap we went downstairs and enjoyed a delicious dinner and awesome drinks.  The next day we also stayed in for brunch.  It was hard choosing what to eat on the menu which includes belgian waffles, egg dishes, fresh juices, and coffees.  


River Town would also be a great place to stay in the summer.  


It has a screened in porch that wraps around the hotel with lots of little nooks to sit and enjoy the warm night air. 


On the way back to New York we stopped in Kingston,  a small town with some fun shops on its main street.  We grabbed a drink at Brunette Wine Bar.  It adorable and girly, you'll even find bobby pins in the bathroom and a gallery wall of brunette ladies.


We chatted with one of the owners, Tracy, over a bangin pinot noir and plate of cheese.  Not only do her and her husband have great style, they have delicious taste in wine.


To Dave's dissapointment I am not a fan of beer.  He however, considers beer a hobby and so we had to stop at a few breweries as we made our way further south.  Suarez Family Brewery is a great place for a later afternoon drink.  If you get there before they run out, make sure you also get a pretzel.  We also loved the newly opened Hudson Valley Brewery in Beacon which is an easy drive from the city (meaning Dave will probably be dragging me up there to refill his growlers soon).