Hudson Heritage / by Glen Proebstel

There's nothing more replenishing than a weekend getaway. Especially when it's only a two hour train ride out of NYC. Full of charm, great restaurants and of course phenomenal vintage furniture stores, Hudson NY has more to offer than one would expect! Below, I have listed a few of my faves. 

Boarded up house with uber charm

Boarded up house with uber charm

seating area in Cafe Le Perche

seating area in Cafe Le Perche

painterly pastimes at Mark Jager Antiques

painterly pastimes at Mark Jager Antiques

Modern take at Hawkins New York

Modern take at Hawkins New York

When you think of NYC and vintage shopping, one conjures up streets full of exquisite antiques and ephemera. Yes, for the better part this is true but in my humble opinion, it's better to get out of the city where you can find much more on offer and at prices that don't reflect NYC standards. 

One such place to visit, is upstate to Hudson NY where the entire strip of Warren St is abuzz with the best furniture and interior stores that I have seen in the state thus far.

The tree change movement has effected the die hard New Yorker as well and many design folk have moved to greener pastures to set up shop. Finch, Hudson is one such story. Moving from Brooklyn to Hudson almost a year ago this perfectly curated showroom will both entice and inspire you. 

For those that prefer to dine on local fare, there are a few standout restaurants that deserve mention. Fish and Game was closed for Feb and March. I only had the reputation to go on, but was informed that it has a reputation for being Hudson's finest restaurant.  Swoon Kitchen and Bar says it all really. With dishes of Carrot Pannacotta, Country Pate and the most perfectly cooked duck breast this restaurant is a definite for foodies alike. If you prefer something more vibrant head to Food Studio where local produce is transformed into South East Asian fare. Finally,  The Crimson Sparrow is another option I have yet to sample. 

If you need somewhere to rest your head, might I suggest the superb decor and hospitality of The Hudson Merchant House A bed and breakfast house just around the corner from Warren St and a stone throw away from the local train station. A pleasure indeed. 

The trip was short, but very very sweet. So hopefully you gain a little insight into this marvelous wee town and if you ever head out this way, take the train to Dia Beacon and then head up to Hudson to stay the night.