By Sunni Overend, October 2016

* Images by Emma Tuccillo.

* Images by Emma Tuccillo.

Two hours north of Manhattan, the air is dry and clean and fiery autumn colours flank the winding roads that lead to Stony Ridge – the tiny, sweet town that hosts Hasbrouck House. Once a residence and an inn, Hasbrouck House is now a boutique hotel, named after its original mid-1700’s incarnation as a country home.

Romantic narrow staircases and timeless stonework set the scene, and modern luxuries meet traditional comforts in the 17-room two-story main building. An expansive comfortable bed is cloaked in a warm, feather duvet, and Kiehl’s products adorn the bathroom. Our large pitched-ceiling suite has views in three directions through dormer windows with cushioned window seats.

 Work up an appetite with a stroll to the onsite lake and orchard (accompanied by Kanute – the pup in residence) followed by a seasonal feed at Butterfield – the warm, chesterfield-furnished restaurant and bar located within Hasbrouck House.

Brass, leather and marble meet vintage-inspired wallpaper in this modern-cum-provincial luxury venture that make it a perfect base to explore the Hudson Valley and Catskills (with the help of Hasbrouck’s custom-designed local map).


DESIGNER: Original structure updated by Akiva Reich & Co.

LOCATION: On the quiet, main street running through Stony Ridge. Easy to find.

CHILDREN: Welcome.

WIFI: Included.

RESTAURANT/BAR: Hasbrouck’s own Butterfield restaurant is on the premises and features local produce in a sophisticated menu. Breakfast and lunch served on weekends, dinner served Thursday to Sunday. To drink, try the Stone Fence - dark rum, hard cider, orgeat, lemon peel - or the Hudson Valley Mule - white whiskey, cucumber, ginger beer, lime, mint.

RATES: From $275 USD

GOOD TO KNOW: No elevator.


ROOMS: Seventeen suites range in size and layout. Luxe, pure cotton bedroom linens, (soft) feather pillows, king-sized beds. Reclaimed timber floors, marble writing desk, leather sofas by an open fire place, light fittings custom-made locally by Materia Designs. Compact bathrooms feature Kiehl’s products.

MINI BAR: Local hand-crafted chocolates, still/sparkling water, and Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza - all available for a premium.

POOL/GYM/SPA: Circa 1923 outdoor pool available for guests.

TURN DOWN SERVICE: No turn down service.

FEEL: An English hunting party in search of luxury, cocktails and open fires.


The writer stayed courtesy of Housebrouck House.