The Hudson Valley’s 1850 House Inn & Tavern:
A Step Back in Time, A Step Forward in Style

Take a nostalgic trip back to the Hudson Valley of yesteryear with a visit to the 1850 House Inn & Tavern in Rosendale, Ulster County. You won’t have to give up modern conveniences of client-controlled heat and air conditioning, flat screen TV’s, DVD players, WiFi and contemporary and comfortable accommodations. With its central location in the heart of the Hudson Valley, visitors can enjoy a host of activities for the adventurer, the shopper, or just those looking to hunker down for a quiet country weekend. Try your hand at fishing in the local rivers, antique shopping in nearby villages, fine dining at riverfront restaurants or sitting beside the Rondout Creek as it sleepily passes by.

This charming 12-room boutique-style inn sparkles after extensive renovations completed this past March that have not only enhanced the hotel’s many amenities, but respected the historical significance of the almost 125 year old building. Each spacious room has been carefully designed by owner Mike Ruger (and partner Kristin Tully) who regularly reviewed comments made on hotel travel sites, like TripAdvisor, in his quest to address almost every traveler’s needs. Examples include creating cozy sitting areas in the rooms, installing user-friendly nightlights, and providing clocks on night tables that play and charge iPods. Other over the top features include plush robes, custom-made bed linens, and window-sized enlargement of postcards from Rosendale’s past that make guests feel they’ve travelled back to a simpler time.

The list of seasonal attractions and activities in this part of the Hudson Valley seem endless as innkeeper, Amy Stroope, explained. With Fall around the corner, there’s no place like this part of New York State for orchards, wineries, apple picking, and country drives. After a buffet breakfast complete with local farm products in the hotel sitting room, guests can travel west to the Mohonk Mountain House, south to get their groove on in New Paltz, east to Kingston’s historic waterfront or cross the river to visit FDR’s “summer white house” in Hyde Park. North can bring you to the best hiking, kayaking and fishing in the region. Come Winter, the area is tops for skiing and other snow sports at nearby Hunter and Belleayre mountains; a handy bus in town delivers hotel guests right to the slopes.

Make your plans now to visit Rosendale in October for the extremely popular Woodstock Film Festival (October 10 through October 14), since the Rosendale Theatre, a short walk from the hotel, has the pleasure of being one of the venues for the festival that has drawn stars from TV and film like Melissa Leo, Steve Buscemi, and Edie Falco.

Prices range from $149 to $225 depending on season and day of the week. The 1850 House & Tavern, 90 miles from New York City, is readily accessible by car, train or bus. Transportation between the bus or train and the hotel is easily arranged.

The 1850 House & Tavern
435 Main Street
Rosendale, New York
Toll free: 1-855-658-1850

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MJ Hanley-Goff was a frequent contributor to Long Island’s Newsday for ten years before moving to upstate New York in 2000. She immediately began contributing to the Times Herald-Record where she continues to write on health and area events. Her work has appeared in many publications including Hudson Valley Magazine, AAA’s Car & Travel magazine, and Orange Magazine. In 2007, she self-published "The Bench," her first novel. She recently ended a stint as editor of a parenting magazine as she realized her true calling: writer. Having founded MJWRITES, INC, she is now at work on two books, “How Writing Can Get You Through Tough Times: No Experience Necessary,” and “PR Tips and Secrets.” She is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to write for Woman Around Town, and the amazing adventures it offers.