Lovers of fine design and decor have a rare opportunity coming up Sunday: the Holiday B&B House Tour in the city of Hudson. Owners of six landmark properties, each from a distinct architectural period, have decked their houses in seasonal finery and look forward to welcoming you.
The self-guided journey begins at the Hudson Milliner, a meticulously renovated 19th century hat shop, where you’ll pick up your pass and map. Through the meandering tour, you’ll enjoy the airy serenity of a renovated Federal gem, an 1866 Italianate town home decorated by a world traveler, a 1906 Dutch Jacobin hunting lodge with a fabled past and Tiffany stained glass windows, and a stately Queen Anne with a grand entry hall, rich with original detail. Finish up with live music and a warming holiday cocktail at the Merchant House, a 1750 shipping captain’s home built when Hudson was just beginning.
When it comes to B&Bs, a perfect storm of location, history and talent converges to make Hudson one of the planet’s finer destinations It’s the second year for the Holiday Tour— produced by the Hudson Business Coalition as part of their month-long festive program: Hudson for the Holidays. Plan to make a day of it: shop, dine, and be inspired.
The tour happens this Sunday, December 9, from 1 to 4pm followed by a reception at the Merchant House from 4 to 6pm. Tickets are $20 online until 10am the morning-of, or they can be purchased in-person for $25 at 415 Warren Street from noon to 3:30pm that afternoon.