Hudson Shopping and Dining
Hudson is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley and centrally located to the areas best historic and cultural attractions. Hudson is home to wonderful shopping and dining, all within walking distance from The Croff House. Visitors are attracted to Hudson's funky vibe, eclectic edge and the city's cultural diversity.
Our favorite restaurants include Swoon, which has received critical acclaim for the farm-to-table menu from such notable publications as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and the chef has been nominated for The James Beard award for the Northeasy. Ca' Mea, consistently recognized by Trip Advisor and the Zagat Restaurant Guide as an outstanding destination for lunch or dinner. Helsinki Hudson provides not only offers an excellent Cajun/Creole inspired menu, but also has a separate Club where patrons are within steps of both local bands and world renowned musicians. And after a massive and extensive renovation of the historic property, The Crimson Sparrow on upper Warren has opened to off-the-charts reviews by such publications as Food & Wine and Bon Appetit, offering Asian fusion cuisine at the highest level. Warren Street also boasts some of the best restaurants representing food from around the world. Hudson Food Studio was recently recognized by the Albany Times-Union for the outstanding eastern-Asia (Vietnamese, Thai, Loatian and Cambodian) inspired menu. Serving both lunch and dinner, Mexican Radio ranks consistantly as the Hudson Valley's #1 Mexican restaurant. Our Japanese restuarant at the end of Warren Street, Wasabi, is a personal favorite and serves the freshest sushi around. And our two French cafes, Cafe Le Perche and Le Gamin both serve delicous Parisian inspired cuisine.
Venues throughout Hudson continually present compelling programs to appeal to a wide variety of artistic tastes.
Many areas of the City of Hudson are recognized landmarks, including Willard Place where The Croff House is located. The stunning architecture of the homes around the City of Hudson showcase the rich history and diverse past of the area. Mixed in with historic architecture visitors also find a mix of mid-century and more contemporary homes and buidings.
Columbia, Dutchess and Greene Counties boast some of the most well preserved historic landmarks in the country. Visitors to these well-preserved sites are taken back to another era and a time in America's history.
A few of the wonderful historic landmarks include:
- Olana, the home of Frederick Church
- The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
- Cedar Grove, the home of Thomas Cole
- Lindenwald, home of Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States
- The Vanderbilt Mansion
- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum
In addition to those listed above, many wonderful music and theater options are available to The Croff House guests. Concerts, plays, musicals, and readings are just a sampling of the offerings presented by local organizations. Bard College, The Mac-Hayden Theater, and others provide an ever changing schedule of events for area visitors. The addition of Helsinki Hudson brings a new level of entertainment and dining to Hudson. Helsinki Hudson, "chooses artists who improve the world through their music and who make our lives and our community a more vibrant place to be."
Hudson is truly a year-round destination. Whether your interest is golfing, kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing or snowmobiling there is something for everyone.