The 1850 House Inn- Rosendale's Historic Hotel
History Is Revived At The 1850 House Inn & Tavern and a new era dawns for Rosendale’s most celebrated historic landmark as a legendary Ulster County hotel and beloved community icon that has dominated the Main Street landscape for nearly two centuries is once again open to guests for the first time in decades as The 1850 House Inn & Tavern. This is so much more than the average bed & breakfast.
Under the management of Michael Ruger, The 1850 House Inn & Tavern has resumed its former glory with room accommodations, gourmet breakfasts a neighborhood tavern, restaurant and pet friendly waterfront deck. The historic inn is nestled on the banks of the Rondout Creek in the lush countryside of the Hudson Valley and situated in the center of the charming town of Rosendale. The 1850 House Inn & Tavern is within walking distance to some of the areas galleries, boutiques and is just down the street from film screenings and a variety of live events at the Rosendale Theatre. Only ninety miles from Manhattan, The 1850 House Inn & Tavern is easily accessible by car, by train, and by bus. The area offers biking, hiking and walking trails that traverse the forests of the region. This unique Ulster County Inn is centrally located and just minutes from the many diverse activities found in the region.
Though the Dutch settled the village centuries ago, Rosendale’s Main Street truly exploded into life in 1825, with the discovery of natural cement. This movement resulted in the proliferation of restaurants, shops and a theatre which in recent years have all experienced a renaissance which helps to preserves a vision of small-town America that some may feel exists only in the past.
At The 1850 House Inn & Tavern, the past is alive and well in the form of beautiful oversized photographic reproductions of antique photographs and postcards from the collections of Rosendale families that are lovingly partnered with nostalgia-tinged furnishings. These special touches are a constant reminder of the hotel’s vibrant, active role throughout that history; A role that now, once again, The 1850 House Inn & Tavern will proudly play.
The stunning red brick hotel on Rosendale’s Main Street has seen many changes and many chapters in its centuries-spanning life.