Try a Romantic Honeymoon in Hudson Valley New York
The Thorsden Room, a large, corner room in the new west wing, has a fireplace and five toile-draped windows, with views of the hillside garden and the former church next door. It is named after the madam, “Ma” Thorsden, who ran the Inn as a bordello in the 1930s and ’40s, despite its location next to the church and history as a one-time parsonage!
Above the king bed is a fabulous, unfinished, hooked rug by well-known rug designer, Pearl McGown. The design is from the 1950s. Deborah considers it folk art! The custom-made red armoire meant to invoke a Hudson River Valley Dutch “kass” provides closet space and holds the flat-screen cable TV.
In the bathroom, a wonderful floral tole chandelier hangs above the large Jacuzzi-style tub with shower. The decor is aptly described in America’s Wonderful Little Hotels and Inns as an “eclectic mix … totally charming and mercifully devoid of country kitsch.”