About this listing
Blue Skies is the second floor of an 1870s house in a lovely mid-town area. Walk to it all: restaurants, bars, antiques, art, the train, and the Hudson River. Bright and airy, with wood floors, vibrant art, and super comfortable beds and furnishings. Wifi, basic cable, full kitchen.
Depending on season and availability, rates can vary. Special rates always available for weekday and longer stays. All inquiries welcome!
Please also see my first-floor listing, "GRACIOUS 3-BR APT IN TOWN."
Blue Skies is named for its gracious ambience and sky-colored ceilings throughout. This second-floor apartment can comfortably accommodate six guests in three bedrooms, with a daybed for a seventh in the "libraryette," a small, book-lined room with French doors off the living room. Blue Skies is very clean and very comfortable, and exudes the welcoming warmth of an art-filled salon. It's a cozy home base for a weekend in Hudson, and is well-provisioned enough to feel and function like home for longer-term stays.
This house was built shortly after the Civil War, and the public spaces — living room, dining room and kitchen — are spacious. The bedrooms are cozy, and generously appointed with soft linens, blankets, pillows and rugs. All the beds are super comfortable.
Blue Skies has its own thermostat and air conditioning in every bedroom, and is comprised of seven rooms: an airy, light-filled living room; the "libraryette," a book-lined anteroom off the living room with French doors and a smallish daybed for one; a bright dining room; full kitchen (fridge, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and dishwasher); three bedrooms (two with queen-size beds, one with a pillow-top full); and a bathroom with clawfoot tub, an abundance of towels, and toiletries (including shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, band-aids and body lotion). Staying here is designed to feel like borrowing the well-equipped apartment of a friend.
Guests have access to Hudson; the exact middle of the main street is a minute's walk away!
Interaction with guests
I greet my guests at the door, then walk you through your apartment to make sure you know where everything is and have everything you need. I am also reachable by e-mail or phone from booking through your stay — and usually available in person while you're here. I do my best before you arrive to fulfill any specific requests, then respect the privacy of your apartment (unless called upon) after meeting you with the keys when you arrive.
Union Street, and my block in particular, has the lovely settled energy of an older neighborhood. It's quiet and peaceful here, yet only a minute's walk from the middle of Warren Street, Hudson's happening main drag with its varied restaurants, wine bars, art galleries, boutiques, and all manner of fashions - antique and au courant - for home and humans.
Hudson is a very small city, and you can explore all of it easily on foot. Warren Street, Hudson's main artery, is a minute's leisurely stroll from the house, and there is street parking all around. Hudson is about 120 miles from New York City, a two-hour train ride from Penn Station, and 48 miles from Albany International Airport (ALB). Although you can walk anywhere in town from the house, the closest supermarkets, movie theaters and fast food are located in strip malls 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 miles away (thus preserving Hudson's remarkable architectural continuity). There are taxis and two places to rent bicycles (one of which also rents skis and kayaks) in town, and a car rental agency just outside Hudson in Greenport, about a mile and a half from the house.
Other things to note
I always provide fresh flowers in the apartment and a basic breakfast of English muffins, butter, jams, orange juice, half-and-half, coffee, tea and cocoa, among other variable offerings. Should you have any special requests, I will do my best to fulfill those as well!
For children of all ages, there's an assortment of books, games, jigsaw puzzles, crayons and an Etch-A-Sketch.
••• PLEASE TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES AND LEAVE THEM ON THE RACK IN THE HALLWAY. •••
• ALTHOUGH I LOVE THEM, I DO NOT ACCEPT PETS.
• PLEASE CLOSE ALL THE WINDOWS BEFORE TURNING ON THE HEAT OR AIR CONDITIONING, AND PLEASE TURN THE HEAT OR AIR CONDITIONING OFF WHEN YOU LEAVE.
• PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DIRTY DISHES; THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE CLEANING FEE.
• PLEASE LEAVE THE KEYS ON THE DINING ROOM TABLE AND THE DOORS TO THE APARTMENT UNLOCKED AND *WIDE OPEN* WHEN YOU LEAVE.
• For reservations of two weeks or longer, unless otherwise arranged, linens and fresh flowers will be changed and the apartment cleaned every week, for which the standard cleaning fee is added on a weekly basis.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I have lived in Hudson, New York, since 1999. Hudson is a vibrant mini-city with arts, antiques, excellent restaurants, music, auctions, shops, and, of course, the Hudson River. Whether you want to scout stylish home decor or paint like a Hudson River School painter, you can do it here. I am happy to provide you with a tranquil, comfortable apartment steps from the center of town.