Perfect in Winter

Looking for a getaway spot – The Croff House is perfect in Winter!

The Croff House just participated in the first Hudson Historic House Tour.  It was a wonderful day – the weather was perfect: snow gently falling to create just the right Holiday mood.  We brewed up a batch of fresh mulled cider and a whole bunch of Duncan’s famous “Snickerduncans”.  Tour participants had the opportunity to visit 5 different historic homes that are currently being operated as bed and breakfasts/inns.  The afternoon event took place from 2:00-5:00 followed by a reception at a 6th location.

Upon entering The Croff House everyone commented on the festive holiday smells: the scent of the wood burning in the fireplaces, the spices coming from the mulled cider and the rich aroma of the cookies.  People commented how the inn looked perfect in winter – all dressed up for the season – and remarked at the beauty of the 1870’s details throughout the house.  Warming themselves by the fires, guests also had the chance to view several of Duncan’s handmade needlepoint Santas, which were displayed in all the Library, the Living Room and the Dining Room.   Some actually thought the pieces were paintings until they got a close look and marveled at the detail of each.  It was truly a highlight for many visitors.

Before long it was time for each tour guest to move on to the next property.  We wished them Merry Christmas and that we hoped to see them back again, next time as guests.  Almost all agreed that The Croff House was just perfect in winter!

Happy Holidays!


Christmas is our favorite time of the year.  We get to decorate our home and celebrate the festivity of the season.  Bright lights.  Sparkling ornaments.  Friends and loved ones together.  They all signal that time of year when we share with each other the joy of the season

Traditionally Hudson kicks off the Holiday Season with Winterwalk which takes place this year on Saturday, December 6. This event truly is small town America at its best. Starting with a parade down Warren Street and featuring strolling musicians, lots of food and drink, holiday revelers dressed in period Victorian costumes, and of course Santa Claus Winterwalk is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Next year The Croff House will be participating in Winterwalk, but this year we get to enjoy it ourselves.

We look forward to 2009 when The Croff House opens its doors and we have the pleasure of welcoming guests and making the acquaintances of new friends.  Over the next year we hope to be able to extend a warm greeting to people we have known for years and those we have yet the pleasure of meeting.

We wish you the best this holiday season, health and prosperity in 2009 and look forward to welcoming you in person to The Croff House in the near future.