Tivoli's Suminski Innski on the Hudson


If you're looking for a weekend jaunt to the Hudson Valley and want to stay in an eccentric, bohemian inn, consider the Suminski Innski  whose wrap around porch overlooks the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains - making for beautiful sunset cocktail hours. 

The mansion welcomes guests all year round, and has some permanent and quasi permanent residents (mostly Bard students, professors and alumns). It was extravagantly built in 1847 by a whaling captain. Under its slate, mansard roof is a captain's library, marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and ornate moldings. It was gifted to innkeeper Tim Voell by its previous owner, celebrated piano player Josephine de Nigris Bonzano, and is still filled to the brim with her beautiful linens, dishes, candelabras, and an out of tune baby grand. Tim has added his own impressive collection of contemporary art by Hudson Valley painters and photographer to the walls. 

One can walk from the Inn ten minutes up the road to the village of Tivoli's bars, restaurants and bakery. Or drive to Bard College SummerScape events at the Spiegeltent or Fisher Center for Performing Arts. Or, better yet,  charter a sail through Tivoli Sailing Co to explore the river, they'll pick you up right out front in the warmer months!


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