A few weeks ago we took a trip to Upstate New York.  I found the most adorable cabin on Airbnb right outside of the town of Hudson.  The fall foliage was at its peak and it was so nice to get out into nature, enjoy some relaxing time by the fire, eat good food, and get away from crazy city life.  If you are looking to get away but still have access to some nice meals and a little shopping, Hudson is the place.  Below are some of my recommendations for Hudson.

 

Eat

Gaskins Located in nearby Germantown this gastropub serves seasonal comfort food and is run by the nicest couple who have worked at several well known restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Bonfiglio and Bread A small cafe that serves wonderful food.  I recommend it for breakfast.

 

Drink

 

Do

Stair Galleries  There are several antique stores on Warren Street with lots of great finds.  When you are there wander into Stair Galleries where you can view their archive before it goes up for auction.

Hike There are some wonderful hikes in the Hudson River Valley.  I recommend going when the fall foliage is peaking so that you can enjoy all the amazing colors. 

 

Shop

Dish You guessed it, a store that carries adorable dishes (my weakness) and other kitchen accessories.

Hawkins New York High quality blankets, pillows, and mugs you never knew you needed until you walk through the store and then you need one of everything in every color.

Woodstock General Supply Go here if you forgot to bring a good wool hat or a pair of gloves.  

Flower Kraut A flower shop filled with unique blooms and fun gifts.

 

Stay

Airbnb We stayed at the most adorable and cozy airbnb about 20 minutes outside of Hudson.  It was so nice to have a fireplace and a back yard for Leila for a weekend.  

Rivertown Lodge  If you don't have a car a hotel is the way to go.  The recently opened Rivertown Lodge is a renovated 1920s movie house.  Not only is the design on point (screened in porches, iron bed frames, and a sleek bar), it's located in the heart of Hudson and perfectly situated for exploring.

Hasbrouck House If you have a car and want to stay somewhere a bit more secluded the newly opened Hasbrouck House is a lovely option.  Each room is beautifully designed with awesome amenities such heated bathroom floors and in room fireplaces.  Butterfield, Hasbrouck's in house restaurant serves american comfort food and creative cocktails.  Even if you don't make it to Hudson Hasbrouck is a great place to spend a weekend.

 

Go

Hudson is about a 2 hour drive north of New York City.  If you are going for a weekend you should keep in mind that leaving anytime after 4pm on a Friday could add up to two hours to your journey.  If you do not have a car you can also reach Hudson by the Amtrak train departing from Penn Station.