Rivertown is conveniently located just two hours outside of New York City, and one mile down the road from the Hudson Amtrak station.
Property + History
The Rivertown Lodge is an independently owned, 27-room hotel located in the center of town on Hudson’s Warren Street.
Friends and owners Ray and Kim took over the 40-year-old Warren Inn Motel, which was first a movie theater from 1928 to 1958, and overdue for another transformation.
The property you see now is a collaboration of the owners and the New York design studio Workstead brought to life by a local community of craftsmen. All of the guest rooms’ brass light fixtures and beds were custom-made by Workstead. The communal kitchen was built by Rowland Butler, a Hudson resident specializing in custom woodwork and historical restoration. The bar was crafted by local woodworker and restoration carpenter David Wright. The beautiful cherry front desk was artfully built by Brooklyn’s Marcus Bartenschlager. Pieces from Rhinebeck furniture maker Sawkille enrich the lobby and each of the guest rooms. Upholstery prints from Zak + Fox pop up throughout the hotel. Artwork by Basilica’s Melissa Auf de Mer and upstate native Gordon Hull bring life to the space.
Rivertown’s open-plan lobby is a comfortable spot for working, lounging, eating or drinking. Two wood burning stoves flank the living room area. The communal kitchen is fully equipped with a Bertazzoni induction stovetop and La Marzocco espresso machine. Drip coffee is free for all guests to enjoy in the lobby every morning.
A retail shop at the front desk is stocked with handcrafted souvenirs and some things a traveler might forget.
Rivertown’s tavern serves a drink program designed by Ray Pirkle and Goatboy and a wine list curated by Byron Bates.
The menu of seasonal dishes was created by Jean Adamson of Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill House.
Brunch 10 – 2 sat/sun and bar hours 5-close fri- sun
Sofas and café seating on the screened-in porches make it easy easy to get some work done in the fresh air or relax with a coffee or a cocktail.
24 hour pantries on each hallway offer enticing locally sourced snacks along with wine and beer.
Papillionaire bikes-for-borrow are waiting outside to be taken for a spin around town.