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Jack and Mary Ellen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Stunning Hudson River House on Mt. Merino in Hudson - $400/Night for 2 Guests

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Only a 3 minute drive from this beautiful, secluded home to the heart of Hudson.

This beautiful newly renovated home provides privacy and tranquility as part of an 11 acre estate directly on the Hudson River yet only minutes away from Amtrak and Hudson's Warren Street with all its restaurants, galleries and shops. The home is at the end of a private road on Mt. Merino and boasts the most stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.

The home consists of an over-sized gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and new stainless steel appliances. It opens to an impressive great room with beautiful river and mountain views; wood burning fireplace; 45 inch flat screen TV and plenty of comfortable seating. Off the kitchen is a large elegant dining room with the same beautiful views. A half bath is down the hallway. A completely furnished large screened in porch off the great room overlooks a beautiful large lily pond.

There are two master bedroom suites. The first floor suite consists of a four poster king size bed; armoire with 32 inch flat screen TV; comfortable reading chair and huge walk in closet. The en suite master bathroom has a huge two person walk in marble shower with three shower heads and marble bench. A luxurious bubble tub sits right under the window and double sinks are set in a custom marble top cherry vanity.

The second floor master bedroom suite consists of three rooms plus a private bath. A cozy sitting area greets you at the top of the stairs with a full size camel back sofa perfect for a nap or reading a great book. The large bedroom contains a king size cherry sleigh bed; beautiful chest of drawers; flat screen TV; comfortable reading chair and huge closet. A small office/den with a desk, chair and love seat completes the suite.

The property is abundant with wildlife including deer, turkeys, fox, coyotes and more. Majestic bald eagles, ospreys and red tail hawks are often sighted flying overhead or feeding in the fields. You will enjoy the most breathtaking sunsets from which Frederic Church painted his most famous paintings as well as observe the every changing scenery of Hudson River activity.

The home features a security system; automatic generator for entire house in case of power outage; one car garage; washer and dryer; central air conditioning; Direct TV, BluRay and DVD players; wireless internet throughout; abundance of games, DVDs, books and magazines; Weber gas grill; LL Bean Adirondack chairs; teak benches; beach chairs and towels; coolers and much more.



More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jack and Mary Ellen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Jack and Mary Ellen

The owners are from the Hudson Valley and live full time on the property in a separate home they built in 2000.

Jack and Mary Ellen purchased this house in 2008

Why Jack and Mary Ellen chose Hudson Valley

We love the Hudson Valley and wanted to share our view of the river and mountains with our family and friends and now guests. The property is contiguous to our original property and when the opportunity presented itself we made the purchase and completely renovated our 'guest house'.

What makes this house unique

The views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains are breathtaking and the glorious sunsets never cease to amaze. The privacy and tranquillity along with the astonishing wildlife makes this property a true treasure.


based on 55 traveler reviews

Stunning Hudson River House on Mt. Merino in Hudson - $400/Night for 2 Guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
New York

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

The house is better than the pictures and Jack and Mary Ellen couldn't have been more welcoming. I cant recommend this house more highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your high recommendation is truly meaningful when you think of all the places one can choose to stay in the Hudson Valley! Thank you for choosing our Hudson River House. Please come see us again!
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Magical spot

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect. Easy, comfortable, stunning spot and convenient to so much in the Hudson Valley. The owners were attentive and respectful and the spot is magical. We enjoyed a sunset that was extraordinary. It was just the 2 of us but the upstairs looked lovely and offers privacy for another couple as well. It was the best nights sleep we have had in ages. Love their mattress. A beautifully appointed lacked nothing. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5 star review and the wonderful compliments! We are so happy you enjoyed our home, the beautiful views and yes, the very comfortable mattress! We look forward to seeing you again!
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Beautiful home with beautiful Hudson River views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful home with another couple for a wonderful fall weekend. The house is beautifully renovated and perfect for two couples as it has two master suites. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting around the fireplace and enjoying a little down time each night. Everything was extremely clean and comfortable. It was the height of fall foliage so we had beautiful views from absolutely every window. The house is very close to the town of Hudson so it was just a short drive to dinner each night. Jack and Ellen really thought of everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so pleased you had such a wonderful stay at the Hudson River House. We hope you return again next fall to see the beautiful 2016 Hudson Valley fall foliage!
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Perfect Hudson River House

  • 5 of 5

A great house for two couples to enjoy the splendid view of the Hudson River and the Catskills from a private hillside setting at the end of a quiet wooded road just a few minutes drive from restaurants and shops in Hudson. My husband and I rented this house for 3 nights with another couple. The house is meticulously renovated and beautifully furnished. The kitchen is well equipped and well suited for friends who like to cook together. Cooks will love preparing meals in this kitchen after shopping for groceries in Hudson or the local area farms and farmers markets. The wood burning fireplace is perfect on a cool fall morning, and the screened porch overlooking the small pond is perfect for an evening cocktail. The beds are very comfortable with beautiful linens, and bathrooms are very well appointed. We enjoyed watching birds at the kitchen window feeder, deer in the surrounding woods, wild turkey cross the grounds, and river traffic from sailboats to cargo barges from the Adirondack chairs on the hillside. The owners are wonderful hosts and gave us a thorough tour of the house and made themselves readily available but we had everything we needed. There are plenty of materials in the house to research the area and plan day trips. A fabulous house to come home to at the end of the day after touring the Hudson Valley area. We will definitely go back again and highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The hard work that we put into the Hudson River House is all worth it when we have such wonderful guests and such wonderful reviews! We are delighted you enjoyed our home so much. Thank you so much for the outstanding review. We look forward to seeing you again!
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New York, NY

Perfect rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a weekend at the house with another couple. The home is beautifully renovated and kept in perfect shape. Everything you can think of is provided. The owners are meticulous, organized and thoughtful hosts. The wood burning fireplace is a delight on a chilly afternoon and the kitchen is great to cook in. Beds are super comfortable. Bathrooms are really nicely renovated. Hudson River views are unobstructed and the location is great- on a quiet and private street but within a few minutes drive of the restaurants and shops in Hudson. This is the best run rental property I've rented on any site. Fully intend to make repeat visits.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you found our home perfect for your stay! Guests love the seclusion of the property; the fantastic views of the Hudson River & Catskill Mountains; and the close proximity to Hudson and all the area has to offer. Thank you so much for such a great review! We look forward to seeing you again!
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prince george, VA

Hudson River House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I met my sister and BIL for our second visit to the Hudson River House. We have stayed at more than 2 dozen VRBO properties and this is by far the cleanest most well appointed place we have stayed. The gourmet kitchen is to die for and there is nothing missing. There are plenty of glasses, dishes, knives ( real ones and sharp too ) as well as paper goods etc. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The weather was picture perfect (as requested). We visited the FDR house as well as Olana ( both recommended ) as well as the Tomas Cole museum. There is plenty to do and many fine restaurants to suit all tastes. We had a lovely meal at Da/Ba but mostly we toured during the day and cooked for dinner out on the porch. I highly recommend watching the sunset over the Hudson in the Adirondack chairs and I highly recommend the Hudson River House as the perfect get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We were so pleased you returned for a second visit! The Hudson River House is a perfect place to come home to after a day of exploring the area. We are so happy our home exceeded your needs and expectations again! We look forward to seeing you next year for a third reunion!
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Nearest Airport
46.3 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Amtrak Station -HUD
Nearest Beach
14.2 Miles
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Car: necessary

Historic sites including Olana, Thomas Cole House, Montgomery Place, Staatsburg (Mills Mansion), Vanderbilt Mansion, Wilderstein and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library; Lake Taghkanic State Park, Hunter Mountain, Windham Mountain, Scenic River Cruises, Tanglewood, shops, galleries and restaurants on Warren Street in Hudson.


Rates & Availability

Hudson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Direct payment by personal check accepted to avoid VRBO surcharge.
Rate is based on 3 or 4 guests.
Rate for 1 or 2 guests is $400 per night or $2,400 per week (This discount is not reflected in VRBO rate calculator)
Maximum of 4 adult guests. No guests under age 21.
3 night minimum stay for all holidays.
Refundable damage deposit equal to 25% of rental cost required.
$100 Cleaning Fee

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Hudson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Beautiful marble shower for 2, bubble tub, double sinks
    2nd floor Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedestal sink
    1st floor half bath - toilet , Pedestal sink, located right off hallway on first floor
  • Luxurious towels; premium bath products including shampoos and conditioners; body washes and scrubs; scented hand soaps
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1st floor Master BR Suite - 1 king , 4 poster bed, beautiful views, marble bath, lg walkin closet
    2nd floor Master BR suite - 1 king , Cherry sleigh bed, 3 rooms & private bath with views of pond
  • Two (2) Master Suites with King Size Beds for a comfortable, relaxing sleep; luxurious bed linens and pillows
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Home Security System; automatic generator for entire house in case of power outage; office/den; wireless internet; pond; perfect location for privacy and tranquility yet minutes from Warren Street restaurants, galleries, shopping and Amtrak. NO SMOKING. NO CHILDREN. NO PETS.

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