Drive along a private, mile long driveway. The driveway itself lies alongside the Corlear Creek which flows in the Hudson.
Come out of the driveway clearing, and there ... is your house.
With panoramic views going south and north for 270 degrees.
'This is a place totally unique... as if you had your own private river it,' said one visitor. The private river we hasten to add) is the Hudson.
The style for lodge is classic, rustic. Right out of Ralph Lauren ad.
Perfect for groups of any size, big or small! We have had small families of 5 + their dog fly in for the weekend from NYC. Then, we have had bigger groups like Dave's college reunion friends(see review) that came to play croquet and catch up for the week. The thing that is great about the River Lodge is the fact that it welcomes you. You feel comfortable the second you walk into it. (Each room, and the lodge itself.) Each of our 11 bedrooms has a queen size bed. This is the ultimate upstate retreat.
The River Lodge is Great ALL YEAR ROUND....
It is cozy in the Winter... There are three wood stoves!
The River Lodge is directly across the Hudson River from Olana Historic Side: There is a nearly a mile of river front. You can walk along the path along the river, or walk the sandy beach.
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Just installed brand new hot spa-tub and added a heater to our pool. Last year we were able to keep the pool open until November!
You are at the doorstep of Hudson, New York!
Hudson was recently described by a national magazine as 'one of the coolest towns in America.'
You are right there in 10 minutes, with all the privacy you need.
Gaze into the Hudson from our hot tub for 8.: It doesn't get more relaxing. Watch the ocean going freighters go by as you sip you wine and relax in the heated sulphur water. Heated pool.
We are 30 minutes from Windham & Hunter Mountains.
These are great skiing destinations.
The thing that is great is that there is something for everyone here. For the hikers, bikers, kayakers, swimmers, explorers.. You can do it all right on our property.
Those that want to sit on a cozy couch and spend the weekend reading, visiting and just enjoying the view... they can do that in just about every room.
The kitchen is great for cooking any meal to satisfy any size group. Equipped with a counter top burners with a grill feature, dishwasher, two built ovens and a fridge with an ice maker.
Owen's background is in publishing: at the age of 30, he launched American Health magazine which won the National Magazine Award for Excellence, and later was owner and editor of several other magazines including Psychology Today, Mother Earth News and Spy. The Wall Street Journal called him the 'Wunderkind of the '80s.'
Upon moving to the Hudson Valley, he became managing partner and editor-in-chief of InsideOut magazineOwen Lipstein — founder of Shakespeare on the Hudson — says that the next phase of Shakespeare on the Hudson has been 'the biggest project of [his] lifetime.' Call it, if you will, unfinished business. After purchasing the disparate properties that now make up the grounds of Shakespeare on the Hudson nearly 15 years ago, Owen has steadily been working towards turning it into a fully functioning, self-subsidizing cultural center. Shakespeare on the Hudson not only provides space for private events (such as weddings, parties, and romantic getaways for two), but cultural events, such as readings with authors and live, 'Inside the Actor's Studio'-style interviews with important figures who make the Hudson Valley their home. He also hopes to host adventure weekends for kayaking and rock climbing, organize bird watching retreats, and have storytelling conferences that feature first-time authors to New York Times bestsellers.
Shakespeare on the Hudson originally started as a space to stage critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare's plays. After several seasons of packed houses and positive press, Owen saw the potential for SoH to morph into something more. With the intention of SoH one day becoming a self-sustaining space for a variety of events, he began developing the three houses on the property. The covered bridge made out of Oak and Pine trees harvested from the property and the in-ground heated pool with a light-house and an oak beam porch are just some of the innovative additions.
Imagine being able to step into a Thomas Cole painting and see the Hudson River Valley as its first inhabitants must have. With its 100 acres of forest crisscrossed by streams and hiking trails and its near mile of riverfront property, Shakespeare on the Hudson allows its guests the opportunity to turn back the hands of time while still enjoying the comforts of the modern day.
This remarkable property is the ideal setting for weddings, corporate retreats and cultural events. Located in Catskill, NY on the shores of the Hudson River, SoH can boast some of the most unique and breathtakingly beautiful property in the Hudson Valley. The three guest houses that comprise the lodging available on site all feature riverfront views that you will find nowhere else, unspoiled by trains, buildings or power lines. At night, the lights from the city of Hudson just across the river are a reminder that there are people out there, somewhere, but our guests delight in their own privacy.
We believe that the grounds themselves are the most impressive part of Shakespeare on the Hudson. The near 100 acres of land that make up SoH are home to almost every variety of tree native to this area of New York State. Hundreds of species of birds, including herons, bald eagles, hawks and owls can be seen on the property. Deer and red fox abound, creating a magical natural world right outside your doorstep just begging to be explored.
The river itself boasts more than 200 species of fish, most notably shad, Atlantic sturgeon, and striped bass, which come swarming up the river from the open ocean in mid-spring. Kayaking, fishing and boating are encouraged as this is one of only a handful of locations along either side of the Hudson that does not require you to cross over train tracks or under huge power lines to access the water.