Rivertown Lodge is an independent, 27-room hotel housed in an old, 1920s movie theater in Hudson, about two hours upriver from New York City.
Friends and owners Ray and Kim took over the 40-year-old Warren Inn Motel and embarked on a complete transformation.The property is a collaboration with the New York design studio Workstead and was brought to life by a local community of craftsmen. All of the guest rooms’ brass light fixtures and beds were custom-made by Workstead. The communal kitchen was built by Rowland Butler, a Hudson resident specializing in custom woodwork and historical restoration. The bar was crafted by local woodworker and restoration carpenter David Wright. The beautiful cherry front desk was artfully built by Brooklyn’s Marcus Bartenschlager.
Pieces from Rhinebeck furniture maker Sawkille enrich the lobby and each of the guest rooms. Upholstery prints from Zak + Fox pop up throughout the hotel. Artwork by Basilica’s Melissa Auf de Mer and upstate native Gordon Hull bring life to the space. Rivertown’s open-plan lobby is a comfortable spot for working, lounging, eating or drinking. Two wood burning stoves flank the living room area.