A former brickyard in Kingston is now luxury hotel cabins on the Hudson River
Cabin interiors; Photo courtesy of Hutton Brickyards
For years, New Yorkers have been drawn to the Hudson Valley city of Kingston for its rich history, arts and culture, and proximity to nature, ideal for both a weekend getaway and year-round residence. A new hotel just north of New York City is set to open this spring that will offer 31 individual cabins across 73 acres of lush landscape, providing a coronavirus-safe escape for city dwellers. Located on the site of a former brick factory, Hutton Brickyards has been transformed from a manufacturing property into a laid-back but luxurious riverfront resort with private cabins, a spa, restaurant, and events space.
Hutton Brickyards’ Hudson River view and the Lidgerwood Crane
Between 1865 and 1980, the Hutton Brick Works Company operated on the Hudson River, supplying construction materials for major projects in the region and in New York City like the Empire State Building and Yankee Stadium. While most of the infrastructure of the factory has been razed, the three steel-frame kiln sheds and a Lidgerwood crane have been restored and remain on the property, considered the last examples of brick-making architecture in the Hudson Valley region, according to the hotel.
Karl Slovin of MWest Holdings, who has owned the site for several years and oversaw a multi-million dollar restoration of property, partnered with Salt Hotels on the project, which aims to “pay tribute to Hutton’s architectural vernacular, New York State’s Industrial past, and Slovin’s revival ethic,” as a press release describes.
Kristina Dousharm Architecture (KDA), along with Salt Hotels’ Chief Creative Officer Kevin O’Shea, designed the 31 guest cabins, which measure 300 square feet and boast cozy-chic interiors. Outdoor decks, communal firepits, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking either the Hudson River or the woods are just some of the highlights.
“The cabins cut a striking profile against the landscape—referencing the craftsman tradition through KDA’s modern, sculptural reinterpretation,” O’Shea said. “Their river-facing sides are all glass, spotlighting the spectacular river views. Our design direction is textural, understated luxury, borrowing inspiration from the Shaker aesthetic. Ultimately, guests will enjoy a strong connection to nature with the luxury touchpoints of an urban boutique hotel.”
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy fun outdoor activities like archery, croquet, bicycling, hikes, paddle-boarding, guided kayaking, outdoor yoga, and even bee-keeping. Room service will get a convenience upgrade, with guests simply waving a flag to fetch the traveling delivery cart.
Brick entrance to the property; Photo courtesy of Hutton Brickyards
The property is also home to the restaurant The River Pavillion by former Minetta Tavern chef, Dan Silverman, with a menu featuring dishes made solely from the restaurant’s wood-fired oven and grill.
The Larder will offer light-bites and other essential items available for cabin delivery from the room’s tablet. Hutton Brickyards is also prepared to host large events, both indoors and out, in its Butler Pavilion, Hutton Hall, Lidgerwood Pavilion, and Rondout Pavilion.
In addition to the property’s own 73 acres, the newly opened Empire State Trail, which provides 750 miles of trails stretching to Canada, is easily accessible from the hotel. Hutton Brickyards officially opens on May 12, but reservations are available now for the individual cabins. Learn more and book a cabin here.
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All photos courtesy of Hutton Brickyards