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

About MJ Hanley-Goff (81 Articles)
MJ Hanley-Goff has been contributing to WomanAroundTown since its inception in 2009. She began her career at Newsday and for ten years wrote for the Sunday Real Estate section. A move to the Hudson Valley brought her to the Times Herald-Record where she continued to write for a Sunday Real Estate section, and also joined the writing team at the monthly Orange Magazine. MJ then became editor of Hudson Valley Parent magazine, and contributed articles to Hudson Valley Magazine, AAA’s Car & Travel, and Tri-County Woman. After completing her novel and a self-help book, she created MJWRITES, INC. and conducts writing workshops, and as a self-proclaimed book “whisperer,” works with new writers on their books. Now back on Long Island, she continues to enjoy the opportunity to write for Woman Around Town, and the amazing adventures it offers, including reviewing concerts, events, and tourist attractions in New York, and around the world. “I particularly enjoy drawing attention to the off the beaten path kinds of events and experiences,” she says. “It’s great big world out there, with so many talented and creative artists, doers, and thinkers.”