History & Magic

on the Hudson

Discover nine elegant guest rooms, a ca. 1883 tavern featuring craft cocktails and locally sourced cuisine and a river front bar and grill, all recently restored by new owners Lois and Lon Ballinger.

Arrive by land or sea to enjoy our sleepy little town of Athens, NY which is directly across the river from the city of Hudson, a mere 15 minutes away by car. During July and August, a ferry is available Friday and Saturday nights.

The Stewart House hotel aims to be a luxurious yet comfortable respite from city life while offering a glimpse at the history and incredible natural beauty that have played such an important part in New York and indeed American history.


Guest Rooms

Renovated in 2018, our spacious guest rooms each embody their own unique style while providing a comfortable place to relax into a simpler, quieter time.  

King, queen and family friendly bedrooms are available.  In total the Stewart House can sleep up to 22 people comfortably.   

Each guest room features luxurious bedding, robes and slippers, locally made natural amenities, ensuite bathrooms with towel warmers, free wifi, antique furniture and fine details.  

All rooms include continental breakfast featuring fresh fruit, yogurt, house-made granola, seasonal bread, coffee, tea, and spring water PLUS tokens for cocktails or wine in our Tavern (currently open Thursday to Sunday only).  



ca. 1883 Tavern

Step back in time where cocktails are expertly crafted and your meal is locally sourced and prepared with precision and care by well known Chef Bob Turner. We specialize in comfort food made from scratch with a modern twist.  

Open Thursday to Sunday

3pm to 5pm Cocktail Hour with $2 oysters and bar menu

5pm Dinner Service - Thursday to Saturday

Sunday Brunch 10am to 2pm

Sunday Supper 3pm to 8pm


The River Grill

What could be better than summer cocktails, craft beer and bbq on the banks of the Hudson River? Enjoy live music and wood fired delights in the garden under the shade of the famous Stewart House willows.

Our new dock makes it easy to arrive by boat or simply walk over from the riverfront park if you take the ferry from nearby Hudson.

Opening soon! Check back for updates