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Great winter rates for this historic home in downtown Hudson

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Downtown Location - Near ski areas (Windham)

Our house is a fully renovated, brick, Italianate freestanding building, in the center of the historic downtown, on one of the best residential streets in Hudson, one block south of Warren, the main shopping street. Everything, including the train station, is in a few minutes walking distance. There is no need for a car.

The house is wonderful in the fall and winter – many things to do in the area and two major ski areas – Windham and Catamount – are less than an hour away. There are a number of parks that offer winter activities – snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and ice skating, and many cultural attractions are open throughout the winter. Our house has a state of the art heating system, so it will be warm and cozy on the coldest of days. After a day of skiing, you can soak in our oversized claw footed top and curl up with our blankets and throws. Or you can wander nearby and sit by a fire at the world famous Fish and Game Restaurant.

A highlight in Hudson is Winter Walk on Warren Street, just a block away – a free event on the First Saturday of December from 5 – 8, with carolers in Victorian costumes, musical ensembles and dancers performing in the stores, with abundant refreshments and gift opportunities.

The house is on a corner so light floods the elegant high ceilinged rooms through the multiple tall windows and two bay windows. There is a double parlor with original sliding pocket doors and a separate study with a large flat screen TV and pullout sofa. There is cable service and wifi. There is a full bath with tiled shower on the first floor. The renovated eat in kitchen is fully furnished and has two big windows and a door onto the back porch leading to the private shady landscaped garden.

The grand stair hall leads to the second floor with its three good sized bedrooms and huge full bath with an oversized clawfoot tub as well as a large tiled shower.

Two of the bedrooms have queen sized beds and one is full sized. These rooms also have tall ceilings and large windows. They are cheerful and bright.

The house is fully air conditioned and heated and has an alarm system. It is probably best suited for adults or families with older children.

More Details

Sara Johns Griffen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Sara Johns Griffen

My sister and I own the house. We raised our families and worked nearby, and have always loved Hudson. We think this is one of the most beautiful houses in Hudson and we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to buy it and make it available to people wanting to experience the beauty and excitement of this special little riverside city.

One of us is an architect, specializing in historic preservation and restoration, and the other is the president of The Olana Partnership. We discovered Columbia County 27 years ago, having grown up in NYC, and have lived here ever since.

The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the world and its proximity to NYC makes it a favorite spot for weekends away. The train ride along the river is worth the trip by itself!

Sara Johns Griffen purchased this house in 2013

Why Sara Johns Griffen chose Hudson Valley

Our house is one of a kind and in beautiful condition. It is both comfortable and elegant. The proportions of the rooms are perfect. The natural light is superlative. The location is perfect for experiencing the city of Hudson and all its charms.

What makes this house unique

So many of the original architectural details were intact, including the bracketed archways at each bay window. The polished wood floors. The charming garden and private back porch in the middle of an urban environment. The great restaurants and shops you can walk to. Lively street scene. New York Magazine wrote a great article about Hudson as a perfect weekend getaway: http://nymag.com/travel/weekends/hudsonnew/


Nearest Airport
47.2 Miles
Albany International, Stewart Airport, NYC airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fish and Game bar and restaurant
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Amtrak, Hudson Station within walking distance
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 87, NY State Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Fish and Game Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Hudson River Park,( not for swimming)
Car: not necessary

Hudson is an historic american city founded on the whaling industry after the revolution. It has maintained its historic architecture and charm to a large degree. It has experienced a renaissance in the last 20 years and is now a world reknowned antiques center as well as home to multiplying numbers of chic shops and restaurants, including the brand new restaurant, fish and game, by famed restaurateur, zak pelaccio, of fatty crab and fatty cue in nyc, whose garden backs up to our garden.

The main street, warren, is one block over. The world headquarters for face stockholm is located there, as well as numerous art galleries, such as the carrie haddad gallery and the john davis gallery. Many interesting and unusual shops, bars, restaurants and coffee houses line the streets. Le gamin country is a great french bistro relocated from nyc, le perche is a new french bakery and restaurant, with a brick baking oven imported from france. The best pizza and salads ever are to be had at informal baba louie's. Swoon kitchen bar, ca' mia, the crimson sparrow are all very elegant, some with outdoor dining. Club helsinki is a cool venue for music and performances as well as being a bar and restaurant.

Of course, if you have a car, or want to rent one once you get here, from enterprise rent-a-car, hudson is a perfect location for exploring the great historic house museums of the hudson valley, such as marvelous olana, home of hudson river school painter frederick church, the thomas cole house, lindenwald, home of president martin van buren, clermont and montgomery place. All with in about 15 minutes of hudson. A little farther afield, there is the beautiful countryside and farmland of the berkshires and northern columbia county.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hudson in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Full Baths, one on first floor with tiled shower, one on second floor with large tiled shower and clawfoot tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Queens, 1 Full
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
We are starting an exciting exclusive catering arrangement with the popular new restaurant whose garden backs up to ours, Fish and Game, Hudson. The celebrity chef, Zak Pelaccio, is offering to deliver special breakfasts and late afternoon drinks and hors d'oeuvres to our house, to be ready for you when you get there, so you can just relax and settle in. They have also offered to make special arrangements for dinner reservations at the restaurant for guests at our house. The restaurant has a unique email for our guests to use to arrange the particulars and payment with them directly. The email is sarah@fishandgamehudson.com. Be sure to tell them you will be guests at The Artist's House for this very special service.


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Great winter rates for this historic home in downtown Hudson
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

We love the Artist's House! Just finished 2nd stay there!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love the Artist's House. It is beautifully, comfortably, decorated. The beds are SO comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed. And the location couldn't be better (neighbors Fish & Game and steps from Warren Street). The little rear courtyard is perfect for kiddos to play in. We love this place!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! Having such perfect guests for a second time is so rewarding for us and makes the whole VRBO experience a joy. Please come again!
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Great House & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Artist House from 3/31/17-4/2/17 and our experience at the Artist's House was amazing, even the rainy weather didn't dampen the weekend.

I would recommend this special home to anyone looking to get away for a quick weekend or

an extended stay. The town had great shops and better restaurants. Make sure to enjoy all the wonderful art in the home, it's a gallery in itself. The owners were extremely attentive and helpful. You will not regret staying here. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Artist's house over new years and couldnt be happier with our selection. The home is spacious, beautifully decorated, and situated in a prime location: a block away from the main street where all the shopping and restaurants are. The host was wonderful to deal with and made sure our stay was perfect from the start. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely and perfectly located within Hudson to access everything (right next door to Fish and Game). Sarah and her sister were very helpful getting us in and settled and answering questions as they came up over the weekend. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gorgeous, art-filled, warm and inviting home in the middle of enticing Hudson!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Artist's House for a long weekend and it was a special treat. Photos cannot capture how special it was to be in such a beautifully renovated, historic home, covered in original oil paintings. The space was warm and inviting. It was also not too precious to be a perfect spot for two families (each with a toddler) to sleep comfortably. It is right off the main street of Warren, directly next to the famous Fish & Game restaurant. We cannot wait to come back - hopefully soon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a magical week in hudson

  • 5 of 5

The Artists House was a fabulous place to call home the week we were in Hudson to prepare for our daughter's wedding. It is a beautiful comfortable space that had everything we needed to make the house feel like a home for us and the number of people who stopped by to share a moment or meal with us. Sara is lovely and attentive. We look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hudson, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
15 May 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
New Years 2017
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer/Fall '18
15 May 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £379.1
Cleaning £94.78
Tax Rate 4.0%

Weekend rates apply to holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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