We spent a quintessential fall weekend in Hudson, New York earlier this month and fell in love with this charming town. We scheduled the trip around our friends' wedding, and it was the perfect catalyst to explore the Hudson Valley. Warren Street, the heart of Hudson, stretches for blocks upon blocks with great restaurants and quaint shops (I had to stay disciplined and refrain from buying ALL the home decor). And just outside of town are ample opportunities for scenic hikes and drives.
Hudson does brunch well, and we thoroughly enjoyed Rivertown Lodge, Cafe Le Perche, and Bonfiglio & Bread. We also loved grabbing coffee at Moto Coffee/Machine, which combines stellar coffee with a motorcycle shop in the back. For dinner, we loved both Swoon Kitchenware and Fish & Game, which is arguably the most talked-about restaurant in Hudson. Swoon is sleeker but still quite comfortable, while Fish & Game radiates coziness with a roaring fire and rustic vibe. The food and cocktails at both restaurants were on point, and we were especially nuts about everything that came out of Fish & Game's wood oven.
We enjoyed drinks at Back Bar, with its great outdoor patio, and at newly-opened The Shaker Bar. I can't say enough good things about the Shaker Bar - the cocktails are tasty, the space is nicely appointed, and the owners are super welcoming - even when a few dozen people stop by for a wedding after party!
Last fall when we were newly engaged and in the crush of wedding planning, some our of favorite fall traditions got crowded out. This year, it was such a treat to discover Fix Brothers Farm (just outside Hudson), and we reveled in apple and pumpkin picking. I came away from the weekend feeling like we really haven't taken advantage of the Hudson Valley, which is just a few hours from NYC. With that in mind, we will definitely be back - and hopefully sooner rather than later! I've already started daydreaming about spending a cozy winter weekend curled up by a fireplace, somewhere in Hudson.
Everyone we talked to before the trip recommended Cafe Le Perche for brunch, and it did not disappoint. It's warm and welcoming, and we enjoyed a delicious, comforting brunch.
Brunch, Rivertown Lodge Style
Everything one needs for the freshest orange juice, or a top notch mimosa...
Rivertown's brunch menu is small but totally satisfying
Historic houses on the walk towards the river.
Looking out over the Hudson River at the end of Warren Street.
An absolutely epic breakfast sandwich and the poached eggs over torn toast at Bonfiglio &Bread, plus their enticing selection of pastries
Scenic views across the river near Hunter.
Apple picking at Fix Brothers, just 15 minutes from downtown Hudson
Apples upon apples - pure happiness!
The pumpkin patch at Fix Brothers
Back in Hudson, dusk falls over Warren Street