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Sun-filled, elegant, spacious 3BR, 2BA historic home in Downtown Hudson

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Downtown Location with back garden

Our house is a fully renovated, brick, Italianate freestanding building, in the center of the historic downtown, on Union Street, one of the best residential streets in Hudson. Union Street is one block south of Warren Street, the main street in Hudson

. Everything, including the train station, is in a few minutes walking distance. There is no need for a car.

The house is on a corner so light floods the elegant high ceilinged rooms through the multiple tall windows and two bay windows. There is a double parlor with original sliding pocket doors and a separate study with a large flat screen TV and pullout sofa. There is cable service and wifi. There is a full bath with tiled shower on the first floor. The renovated eat in kitchen is fully furnished and has two big windows and a door onto the back porch leading to the private shady landscaped garden.

The grand stair hall leads to the second floor with its three good sized bedrooms and huge full bath with an oversized clawfoot tub as well as a large tiled shower.

Two of the bedrooms have queen sized beds and one is full sized. These rooms also have tall ceilings and large windows. They are cheerful and bright.

The house is fully air conditioned and heated and has an alarm system. It is probably best suited for adults or families with older children.

More Details

Sara Johns Griffen
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Sara Johns Griffen

My sister and I own the house. We raised our families and worked nearby, and have always loved Hudson. We think this is one of the most beautiful houses in Hudson and we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to buy it and make it available to people wanting to experience the beauty and excitement of this special little riverside city.

One of us is an architect, specializing in historic preservation and restoration, and the other is president emeritus of The Olana Partnership, the private partner of Olana State Historic Site, home of famed 19th century American painter Frederic Edwin Church. We discovered Columbia County 27 years ago, having grown up in NYC, and have lived here ever since.

The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the world and its proximity to NYC makes it a favorite spot for weekends away. The train ride along the river is worth the trip by itself!

Sara Johns Griffen purchased this house in 2013

Why Sara Johns Griffen chose Hudson

Our house is one of a kind and in beautiful condition. It is both comfortable and elegant. The proportions of the rooms are perfect. The natural light is superlative. The location is perfect for experiencing the city of Hudson and all its charms.

What makes this house unique

So many of the original architectural details were intact, including the bracketed archways at each bay window. The polished wood floors. The charming garden and private back porch in the middle of an urban environment. The great restaurants and shops you can walk to. Lively street scene. New York Magazine wrote a great article about Hudson as a perfect weekend getaway:


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Hudson, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Full Baths, one on first floor with tiled shower, one on second floor with large tiled shower and clawfoot tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Queens. Pullout bed in TV room can be used as extra bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
We have an exciting exclusive catering arrangement with the popular new restaurant whose garden backs up to ours, Fish and Game, Hudson. The celebrity chef, Zak Pelaccio, is offering to deliver special breakfasts and late afternoon drinks and hors d'oeuvres to our house, to be ready for you when you get there, so you can just relax and settle in. They have also offered to make special arrangements for dinner reservations at the restaurant for guests at our house. The restaurant has a unique email for our guests to use to arrange the particulars and payment with them directly. The email is Be sure to tell them you will be guests at The Artist's House for this very special service.


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Sun-filled, elegant, spacious 3BR, 2BA historic home in Downtown Hudson
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in an ideal location, literally steps from shopping and dining in cool Hudson. The outside is lovely and the inside gorgeous. So many personal touches and incredibly accommodating. The kitchen and bathrooms are extremely well stocked, and the bedrooms are comfortable and lovely. Plenty of blankets, towels, etc. My husband and I agree that we would like to return with family. We had six people, and it felt plenty spacious and private. I can’t say enough positives about this lovely place. I communicated with Sara, who was responsive and helpful. I loved it!!

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the house as much as you did - it means a great deal to us. I hope you come back often!
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Elegant, comfortable, ideally located

  • 5 of 5

Light-filled, beautiful details, moldings, and high ceilings, decorated by the owners’ father’s lovely paintings. A wonderful home base for Hudson River Valley explorations.

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Banglamung, Thailand

Gorgeous Property

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Hudson. This home is beautifully furnished top to bottom from dishes to beds and bedding. The location to Main Street is fabulous; the only issue is that it sits on a very busy corner; one side you have a truck route and another you have a bus stop. If you are an early riser you’ll have no issues otherwise plan on being wide awake with noise at 6 am.

  • Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Thanksgiving Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family met here over Thanksgiving and had a wonderful, relaxing stay. The kitchen was well-stocked and had everything we needed to prepare a holiday meal. The house was beautiful, comfortable, and spacious -- great location for browsing the shops on Warren Street or walking to the Hudson. Also very convenient to the train station, which made for easy travel to/from NYC. There was plenty to do in the area over the long weekend. We all left with great memories!

  • Submitted: 9-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hudson NY

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Our party enjoyed the house very much. It is wonderfully appointed and very comfortable. exactly as described. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

The Artist’s House has been renovated and decorated to perfection, yet remains an exceptionally warm and inviting home with a true sense of place and history. The location could not be better (central Hudson in easy walking distance to Warren Street, restaurants, and the most popular venues for weddings and special events), and the owner is exceptionally responsive and easy to work with. Multiple friends and family members rented properties in Hudson over the weekend of Oct. 20 for a multi-day wedding celebration. The Artist’s House was unanimously considered the most lovely and well maintained of the properties that we rented. Very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests like these confirm my and my sister's joy in offering our home to our guests. It was a wonderful connection from the beginning -- a clear interest in a historic home, easy backs and forths on conversations, and after they had left, the report that the house was left in perfect condition. Thank you for your review, and please come back any time!
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Nearest Airport
47.2 Miles
Albany International, Stewart Airport, NYC airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fish and Game bar and restaurant
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Amtrak, Hudson Station within walking distance
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 87, NY State Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Fish and Game Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Hudson River Park,( not for swimming)
Car: not necessary

Hudson is an historic american city founded on the whaling industry after the revolution. It has maintained its historic architecture and charm to a large degree. It has experienced a renaissance in the last 20 years and is now a world reknowned antiques center as well as home to multiplying numbers of chic shops and restaurants, including the brand new restaurant, fish and game, by famed restaurateur, zak pelaccio, of fatty crab and fatty cue in nyc, whose garden backs up to our garden.

The main street, warren, is one block over. The world headquarters for face stockholm is located there, as well as numerous art galleries, such as the carrie haddad gallery and the john davis gallery. Many interesting and unusual shops, bars, restaurants and coffee houses line the streets. Le gamin country is a great french bistro relocated from nyc, le perche is a new french bakery and restaurant, with a brick baking oven imported from france. The best pizza and salads ever are to be had at informal baba louie's. Swoon kitchen bar, ca' mia, the crimson sparrow are all very elegant, some with outdoor dining. Club helsinki is a cool venue for music and performances as well as being a bar and restaurant.

Of course, if you have a car, or want to rent one once you get here, from enterprise rent-a-car, hudson is a perfect location for exploring the great historic house museums of the hudson valley, such as marvelous olana, home of hudson river school painter frederick church, the thomas cole house, lindenwald, home of president martin van buren, clermont and montgomery place. All with in about 15 minutes of hudson. A little farther afield, there is the beautiful countryside and farmland of the berkshires and northern columbia county.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Hudson, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall '18
May 15 2018 - Nov 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$166.46
Damage Deposit C$665.85

Weekend rates apply to holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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