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Open Source Institute Opens River-to-Ridge

by HudsonWoods

In September 2018, the Open Space Institute opened the River-to-Ridge Trail. Opening celebrations of the six-mile loop trail brought in over 300 people.

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An Offer From Hudson Made Apothecary

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During the launch of Hudson Woods, we were fortunate to get to know Bill Hovard the creator of the Hudson Made brand of soaps, apothecary items and home goods. We were drawn to his products’s simple classic design and used select items to stage the model house. Cut to four years late and Hudson Made is developing new products and flourishing.

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The Catskill Center's Thorn Preserve

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The Catskill Center is a wonderful organization dedicated protecting and fostering the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskill Region. Since 1969 they have led the effort to protect more than 700,000 acres of the catskill park and forest preserve.

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From the Source: Savarin and Company

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Our friends at Savarin are Hudson Valley based creatives who wanted to pursue the simple idea that the American flag can be presented as a work of art. They set out to recreate the flag with a meticulous eye for the finer details in a way that it could exist in any home and compliment any interior.

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The Expert Guide to Eating & Drinking in the Catskills

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Since launching Hudson Woods 3 years ago, the community around the Catskills has grown and evolved tremendously. The growth is spurred by the local culture around food and drink. Access to local farms and fresh produce creates the perfect conditions for new restaurants. A number of breweries, wineries and restaurants have joined the fray adding to venerable destinations already in place. Thrillist put together a list of 16 places worth a sojourn. We wanted to share the list with you.

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Open House + A $50 Billion multi-national in Kerhonkson

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Two years ago, one of the biggest companies in the world bought a failing hotel in a tiny rural hamlet in upstate New York. That made Planet Money reporter Noel King, curious. She grew up in the town and worked at the hotel as a teenager. Why, she wondered, would a multi-billion-dollar Chinese company invest in her hometown?

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What's New in the Hudson Valley?

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AndNorth is one of our favorite websites to frequent and find what is new, fun and interesting in the Hudson Valley. We wanted to gather a collection of a few of the newest posts and things to do from the AndNorth website and share it with you. Below is our selection with links to each of their articles where you can learn more.

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Field & Supply Photo Review

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This year Field & Supply was held at the expanded Hutton Brickyards location. If you did not have the chance to stop by you can learn more about the design fair and newly opened location in our previous journal post. As we have done in years past, we wanted to collect and share a number of our favorite photos from the weekend.

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Field & Supply at Newly Opened Hutton Brickyards

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Field & Supply is back again for its fourth year. This time the design fair will take place at Hutton Brickyards, a newly opened event venue on the Hudson River waterfront only 2 miles from Kingston, NY and 26 miles from Hudson Woods (along a scenic drive winding along the Ashokan Reservoir). The Hutton brickyard was once a major driver of the Kingston's economy, employing hundreds of workers to quarry clay, make and bake bricks, and load them onto barges headed downstate. For more than a century, they were the raw material for New York City’s building boom.

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Open House + What to do and see at the Mohonk Preserve

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The Mohonk Preserve is one of our favorite locations minutes from Hudson Woods. There is enough to see and do to fulfill various interests for months at a time. Mohonk is New York State’s largest visitor and member supported nature preserve originally founded by the Smiley family with the opening of the Mohonk Mountain House in 1869.

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25 Most Photogenic Places in the Hudson Valley

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Explore some of our favorite locations in the Hudson Valley to capture the perfect photo.

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5 Things to do in the Hudson Valley This Weekend

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We highlight 5 places to visit in the Hudson Valley including Bannerman Castle, Basilica Hudson, Bard College and the Fisher Center for the Performing, Bonticou Crag, and the Saugerties Lighthouse.

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Woodstock Animal Sanctuary

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The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is a great cause just a stone skip away from Hudson Woods as well as fun family stop on the weekends. A 20 minute drive south of Hudson Woods, The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary rescues animals and gives them a lifelong home and care with an mission to connect animals with people and raise awareness around animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements.

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Open House + Showroom Opening

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We will be holding an open house Next Sunday, June 25th from 12-2 PM hosted by Architect, Drew Lang. We hope you can stop by and also catch the opening of Michael Robbins' furniture showroom. Michael Robbins is a designer and furniture maker located in Germantown, NY, between Tivoli and Hudson. We worked with Michael to help outfit the model house and then again to organize an exhibit of Hudson Valley designers in New York City at Whisper Editions. Catch Michael's showroom opening event on Saturday June 24th from 6-9 PM with locally made cider, beer and snacks.

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Hudson Woods Partners Introduce New Lighting

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Our friends at Workstead released a new collection at ICFF called The Lodge Collection. We partnered with Workstead in the early design stages of Hudson Woods to outfit the model house with lighting. The model house utilizes 2 of their pieces: the industrial chandelier at entry hall and bent wall lamp in the garage/studio. Workstead is based out of New York City, though they have roots in the Hudson Valley and have worked on several projects in the area. Workstead's new collection utilizes a series of structural wooden frames to support a variety of straightforward lighting functions: chandelier, pendant, sconce. The play between wood and metal emphasizes the counterpoint between structure and network.

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All Inclusive Fly Fishing Weekends in the Catskills

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Our friends at Escape Brooklyn have discovered a wonderful fly fishing package hosted by Esopus Creel. They organize all inclusive getaways centered around fly fishing in the Catskills Mountains featuring private chefs, photographers, live music and everything local. It is said that fly fishing originated in the Catskills in the 1800's and quickly became one of the most adored pastimes for New Yorkers. People from around the world visit the pristine waterways of Upstate State New York for the fly fishing in the area

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Farm Fresh Barn Dinners Launch at Ravenwood

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Our friends at Ravenwood are launching their first season open to the public. Located a 5 minute drive from Hudson Woods in Olivebridge, NY, Ravenwood explores the integration of agriculture, culinary arts and the local makers movement – all staples of NY state’s rich history, and each thriving today. This Spring they will be kicking off their first true open season with two barn dinners which will take place on Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday, May 27th + Sunday, May 28th.

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Weekend Guide to Upstate by Local Milk

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In November, our friend Beth Kirby of Local Milk spent a weekend at Hudson Woods, you might recall her photography tour of the model house. While at Hudson Woods, Beth toured some of the towns in the area and created a quick weekend guide to upstate New York.

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Field + Supply This Weekend!

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Fall is in full swing upstate, a beautiful time of year in the Hudson Valley and a perfect setting for the 3rd iteration of Field + Supply. The maker fair has expanded again and moved to the venerable and recently renovated Hasbrouck House. Many of our local friends will be represented including Materia Designs, Sawkille, Fern, Workstead, Michael Robbins, AndNorth and Kingston Wine Co. Workshops and events will also be held this year including; leather working, indigo dying, Autumn table arrangements and arrow making for kids and adults. Take a look at some of our past posts about Field + Supply to get in the mood for this year's event:

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A Beloved Hotel Re-Opens with a New Design 

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One of the most historic and beloved stone mansions in nearby Stone Ridge has been given new life. The Hasbrouck House has just re-opened as a boutique hotel, restaurant and event venue under the creative direction of new owner Akiva Reich & Co.

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Open House This Sunday - April 10th

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We are holding our first Spring open house at Hudson Woods this Sunday, April 10th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Tour the model home, meet the architect Drew Lang, explore progress on-site, and take a look at the remaining available lots as we prepare them for construction.

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$500 Gift Certificate to Baked for Hudson Woods Buyers

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BAKED and Hudson Woods have teamed up to offer a $500 gift certificate to buyers who purchase a Hudson Woods home in the winter of 2016 prior to March 31st. BAKED is a take on the “Great American Bakery” that has become a New York institution, opened by two guys pursuing a passion and a dream.

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Designer Spotlight: Laura Angelini

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Laura Angelini is an interior designer and friend of ours who relocated full-time to the Hudson Valley 10 years ago. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of the local landscape, “I really love working with the Hudson Valley’s many gifted artisans, and incorporating natural materials into each project,” Laura said. Laura's work over the last 25 years has included projects with leading NYC architects including Gensler & John Saladino.

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Open House This Sunday With Drew Lang

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A friendly reminder that we are holding an open house this Sunday hosted by Architect, Drew Lang. Small batch local hot chocolate will be served by our friends from Fruition Chocolate along with homemade marshmallows. We will also have Glogg, a spiced red wine of Nordic Origin and wine from our friends at Kingston Wine Co.

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Winter Open House with Drew Lang

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Join us on Sunday, January 31st for a winter open house at Hudson Woods, hosted by Architect, Drew Lang. Get to know the area and chat with Drew about all things Hudson Woods. Explore the model house, warm up and hang out by our wood burning stove with a hot chocolate in hand. We will also roast marshmallows so bring the whole family and pets are always welcome! We look forward to having a good, cozy time. We hope to see you there.

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From the Source: Materia Designs

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When we last wrote about Materia Designs a little over a year ago, Hudson Woods was preparing to officially launch, and Materia had just shown their collection during New York Design week for the first time. Since then, Materia has moved to a new location just down the road from Hudson Woods in Accord, NY, as well as debuted a new collection of furniture and lighting focusing on elemental materials such as marble, parchment, porcelain, un-lacquered brass and leather.

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Field+Supply: Photo Review

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A big thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us at Field + Supply last weekend. It was a spectacular success with twice the number exhibitors as last year, plus workshops and Tesla Test Drives! It is wonderful to see the creative community continue to grow and thrive in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. As we did last year, we have collected a number of photos instagrammed during the 2 days of the event to share with you.

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Join us at Field + Supply

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Join us for the 2nd installation of the Field+Supply next year. Expanding on last year's inaugural weekend, Field + Supply has grown and added a number of wonderful new exhibitors expanding beyond their space last year. This year it will again be held at the black barn with additional surrounding space alongside new workshops and events including; leather working, indigo dying, Autumn table arrangements and arrow making for kids and adults.

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From the Source: Applestone Meat Co.

by BrittainStone

Two weeks ago at our Tesla event we invited celebrated local butcher Joshua Applestone to grill his insanely delicious hot dogs and sausages. Not a link was left by the end of the party, and we learned a great deal about the newly minted Applestone Meat Co., a butcher shop with a digital brain whose entrepreneurial ethos would impress even Tesla's Elon Musk, and whose business plan echoes that of Seamless, Uber or Fresh Direct.

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Hudson Valley Seed Library: Local Seeds, Local History

by BrittainStone

Did you ever think of seeds the way you think about books? About 10 years ago, Ken Greene, made such a metaphorical leap, and started the country's first seed lending sytem out of the Gardiner library, a stone's throw from Hudson Woods. Then a masters student and part timer there, he saw "a lot of similarities between seeds and books. Seeds are stories that we're passing on, they're not just a commodity.

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Hudson Woods Online Furnishings Sourcebook

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Some of you may have recently seen our printed "maker booklet," particularly if you attended Field + Supply this past fall. Expanding on our website Maker section, we highlighted the many makers with whom we enjoyed working to furnish the model home. We wanted to make this information digitally available for access any time online to serve as design inspiration.

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Discover The Hidden Gem of Hudson Valley Skiing

by BrittainStone

When we think Hudson Valley skiing, we conjure the familiar Catskill hills close by-- Belleayre, Windham and Hunter Mountain. But just adjacent Hunter in Tannersville, is a less well known but quite spectacular cross country ski park called Mountain Trails XC Ski Center. Set among 300 heavily wooded acres traversed by former logging trails, the facility has been lovingly preserved, maintained and improved by the Hyer family since they purchased the property in 1978.

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From the Source: Kingston Wine Co.

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A staple of the local community for several years, Kingston Wine Co. embodies the spirit of life in the Hudson Valley. We always enjoy sampling their creations during Hudson Woods events, you may have caught them at our Summer Launch Party and then again at our Autumn Gathering.

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Custom Built Kitchen Pantry

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One of the pieces that best embodies the collaborative spirit of Hudson Woods is our custom built kitchen pantry. Conceived and designed by the Lang Architecture team, the construction, material sourcing and craftsmanship was done in conjunction with one of our maker partners, Sam Moyer.

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WORK:SHOP Holiday Pop­-Up in Beacon

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Make sure to mark your calendars for this year’s second annual WORK:SHOP Holiday Pop-­up Sale hosted by our friends from Wickham Solid Wood Studio in Beacon, NY. On Saturday December 6th the shop will be open 10AM­ - 5PM and Sunday December 7th from 11AM - ­4PM.

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From the Source: Allied Maker

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You may remember in previous posts we've discussed lighting in the model house by Workstead & Materia Designs. This week, we'd like to take a look at lighting fixtures from another New York based studio in Allied Maker.

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Local Coffee Roasters We Love: Irving Farm

by BrittainStone

We have long been admirers of the brilliant Irving Farm Coffee shops, not least because they are a unique presence in the Hudson Valley, maintaining a roasting barn, a café and a quarter of their staff in “sleepy” Millerton, New York, 30 miles due east (well, by crow) and across the river from the Hudson Woods site. We spoke with John Summerour--who has the unusual title of “dream catcher” at the company-- about what makes Irving Farm so different from the bright constellation of high end, specialty coffee operations.

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Autumn Gathering at Hudson Woods

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As many of you know, we hosted an Autumn gathering this past weekend at Hudson Woods with some of our friends from the Hudson Valley. We wanted to share a video from the event and some recipes for you to make at home. Enjoy! 

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Field + Supply Maker Fair

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This weekend we're excited to be exhibiting alongside an exceptional selection of local makers, craftspeople and artisans at the first annual Field + Supply maker fair. The vision of Brad Ford, a high-end interior designer and the man behind designtherapy, Field + Supply aims to modernize and elevate the traditional arts and crafts fair with a local focus.

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Fashion Meets Architecture At Hudson Woods

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As some of you may know, we had the pleasure of hosting Chronogram recently for their annual fall fashion photo shoot. One of our first forays into fashion, it was a great opportunity to welcome fashion from local designers to Hudson Woods, including items by de Marchin in Hudson, Living Eden in Red Hook, Gwenno James in Beacon, and hats from Katie Burley, also in Beacon.

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Locally Delicious: Launch Party Fare

by BrittainStone

Many of you who attended the launch party have asked us about who was responsible for the brilliant barbecue, the refreshing summer beers, and the decadent pies and ice cream. We are happy to share the sources with you, especially since they are all Hudson Valley enterprises and part of the local fabric.

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