“Shop Small Now” Member favorite

April 23, 2018 by Russ Gibson

The Barlow is pleased to once again be named by American Express as a “Shop Small Now” Member favorite for 2018.  According to the American Express webpage the program,

“recognizes select businesses across the country where Card Members visit again and again. Every year, we tally up where American Express® Cards are used most, and Card Member Favorites are the ones that come out on top.”

Locally owned and operated since 2013 The Barlow continues to provide visitors to Hudson an authentic experience that they just can’t get from big box chain hotels.  Our staff, most of whom were born and raised in Hudson, help our guests discover all the wonderful things there are to do, see, taste and hear in and around the city. The Barlow’s Privileges Partners program, provided exclusively to guests of the Hotel – affords our guests the opportunity to receive discounts at most shops, restaurants, galleries and entertainment venues and represents the hotel’s mission – and that of American Express – of supporting local businesses by “shopping small”.

The hotel’s historic charm and modern amenities bring people back to Hudson again and again, and we love having guests tell us how much they enjoy every aspect of their stay with us from our wonderful staff to our fully appointed rooms and bathrooms (especially our amazing spa showers!) to our well equipped fitness center.  Most importantly The Barlow’s central location in the heart of Hudson’s Historic Business District means guests are just steps from all Hudson has to offer.

We’re honored to receive this recognition from American Express but we couldn’t have done it without the support of our guests to whom we send our most sincere thanks and appreciation!

Hit the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail this weekend

November 7, 2013 by Russ Gibson

The Hudson Berklocal wineshire Beverage Trail, a collection of 3 local wineries, a local brewery and a local distillery, present “Shop, Sip and Savor” a holiday preview of locally produced wines and spirits this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10.  A “passport” can be purchased at any participating venue for $15, which entitles bearers to tastings of some of the Hudson Valley’s and Berkshires’ outstanding products along with specially paired foods.  Participating in the event are:

Hudson-Chatham Winery, Chatham Brewing, Harvest Spirits Distillery, and Brookview Station Winery in New York, and Furnace Brook Winery in Massachusetts.local spirit

The locavore movement, focused on supporting local farmers and purveyors, includes local producers of wines and spirits as well.  The Trail is described on the website as, the premiere beverage trail in New York State and the Hudson Valley. There is nothing like it! Tucked in between the Hudson Valley and the Berkshire Mountains, the trail extends from Southeast of Albany down to Hudson, New York. You’ll find handcrafted and award-winning and celebrated wines, beers, and spirits. And you’ll also be able to experience farm fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, 100% natural maple syrup, fresh apple ciders, and other gourmet, local food products!”

For a long time most New York wines and spirits rarely found their way onto people’s table and restaurants’ wine lists – the exception being the wines produced in the Finger Lakes, which have long been widely recognized for consistency and quality.  Lately, however, wines and spirits produced in the Hudson Valley and Berkshires have grown in popularity.  Hand crafted from locally grown grapes, fruits and grains The Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail businesses have increased demand for their products, which can be found beyond local area wine/liquor stores.  In addition most of the producers have also created their own cocktails, many of which will be sampled during this weekend’s event.

So if local is what you’re after then you won’t want to miss Shop, Sip and Savor this weekend.


The PERFECT Gift for the person that “has everything”!

November 6, 2013 by Russ Gibson

We’ve got the perfect gift to give that “hard to shop for” person on your gift list.

How many times have you found yourself wandering around a department store, spending countless hours looking for something for that person that “has everything”?  Then you end up settling on something that you hope they’ll like when they unwrap the box.  A polite smile and an exclamation of, “Oh!  I love it – it’s just what I wanted!”, but you know they really want to say, “DId you keep the receipt?”  Well why go through all of that?Hudson in Architectural Digest

Why not treat them to a stay at The Barlow with a Barlow Gift Card?  Choose any dollar amount starting at $25 and up, or pick any amount you want to give.  It’s the gift that always fits!

Hudson continues to be recognized in national publications, most recently in the November edition of Architectural Digest, yet so many people are still unaware of the awesome destination Hudson has become.  Our phenomenal restaurants, eclectic galleries, and fantastic entertainment venues offer so much for visitors to Hudson to do that most can get it all done in one weekend. An added bonus is that Hudson is a stop for Amtrak, which runs trains regularly from Penn Station in New York.  So if they don’t havea car, no problem, everything is within walking distance of The Barlow.

Have hotel fireplacea skier on your list?  Catamount is just 20 minutes from Hudson and offers wonderful skiing and snowboarding all winter long.  What about that “foodie” who’s looking for to hop on the latest culinary trend?  The Crimson Sparrow, Fish and Game, Swoon kitchenbar, and DaBa are just a few of the amazing restaurants to satisfy even the foodie-est of foodies.  And if they’re the kind of person that wants to kick back and relax in their room, our cozy in-room fireplaces, spa showers and relaxing soaking tubs will help them forget their cares and unwind.

Visit The Barlow website for more information and to purchase a Barlow Gift Card and we’ll take care of the rest.  Just one more person you can check off your list!

The Barlow Gift Card – the perfect gift!

Rated the Best Hotel in Hudson NY! #1 on Trip Advisor

November 5, 2013 by Russ Gibson

Best hotel in Hudson NY

We are happy to announce that The Barlow has just been rated as the Best Hotel in Hudson NY, ranking #1 on Trip Advisor!

Since opening in June 2013, The Barlow has quickly become known as the place to stay when visiting Hudson, NY.

Over the past 4 months The Barlow has had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world and helping the discover the wonderful city of Hudson, New York.  The Barlow is the Hudson Valley’s newest boutique hotel, offering a blend of architectural charm with modern amenities.  The best part?  The Barlow is right in downtown Hudson, in the heart of the city’s Historic Business District.  Fantastic restaurants, shops and galleries are just a short walk from the Hotel’s front door.

Our friendly staff goes out of their way to provide recommendations for places to eat and things to do while in Hudson, and their friendliness and welcoming attitude has helped propel The Barlow to become the best hotel in Hudson NY.  In addition to the Hotel’s wonderful staff, the furnishings combine a unique blend of mid-century flair and modern amenities, all within an 1920’s Art Deco era building right in the heart of Hudson’s Historic Business district.

Guests are provided a host of amenities including complimentary wifi, in-room Keurig coffeemakers, personal safes and iPod compatible clock radios.  In addition to aromatherapy bath amenities each private en-suite guest bathroom comes equipped with a walk in muli-jet spa shower.  Additionally, most bathrooms also feature soaking tubs.

The Barlow’s also offers an exclusive Privileges Partner Program: The Hotel has partnered with most Hudson merchants (restaurants, shops, galleries and entertainment venues) to offer guests a generous discount when shopping, dining, or visiting each participating merchant/venue.

All reservations are accepted at The Barlow’s website.  Check availability now and make sure to include a stay at The Barlow, rated the best hotel in Hudson NY, in your travel plans.