Hudson River Views and High Design in Haverstraw

Casa Hudson

34 First St, Haverstraw 

photo by Nina Skowronski

There’s no flowery wallpaper, lace doilies, or antiques that look like something you’d find in your grandmother’s attic at Casa Hudson — and that’s on purpose. Owners Andrea Caccuro and Nelson Diaz, who lovingly restored this 1850s Italianate house, have brought a modern and unexpected sensibility to the B&B concept. 

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Each of the three rooms boasts a unique design inspired by the life of the house (the HEP Room, for example, boasts a rainbow of bright colors and a custom bedframe built from a repurposed locker, inspired by the house’s four decades as a preschool). The décor is an eclectic mix of reclaimed materials, one-of-a-kind textiles, and original artwork, often by Diaz. Just outside the carved front door, a comfortable patio overlooks the Hudson River, and in back, a garden and trellis grow summer produce next to Diaz’s tomato-red vintage Alfa Romeo. 

In addition to the home’s architectural charms, Caccuro and Diaz have done their best to preserve the convivial spirit of the bed-and-breakfast experience. Special culinary experiences (pasta-making classes, chef demos, etc.) bring locals and neighbors into the house for hands-on instruction, communal dinners, conversation, and a true sense of the Haverstraw community. 


The Breakfast 

In Italian style, breakfast at Casa Hudson is simple: coffee and/or tea, fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, and simple pastries. Spending Saturday night? Be sure to inquire about the locally made tamales, only available on Sunday mornings.                       

Rates: Summer weekend rates start at $135/night; full villa buyout from $400/night.

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What to Do Nearby 

Get outdoors: whether it’s biking trails between Haverstraw and Nyack, hiking High Tor, or taking advantage of summer yoga in Emeline Park. Head to the Industrial Arts Brewing Company (55 W Railroad Ave #25, Garnerville; in nearby Garnerville for a pint of whatever’s on tap. 


Booking the Saugerties lighthouse

photo courtesy of saugerties lighthouse conservancy

Located at the confluence of the Hudson River and Esopus Creek, the 1869 Saugerties Lighthouse is accessible only by a half-mile nature trail along the river or via personal boat. The interior is reserved for guests staying overnight (except for public tours on select summer weekends or by appointment) and reservations are often made a year in advance. It’s booked for the rest of the year and winter 2018 may already be reserved as bookings opened in early June. Go to or call 845.247.0656 to find out more.

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