sculpture by Laura Ann Jacobs "Dressed For Dinner"
1900 Schoolhouse loft in Cemetery 1
1900 Schoolhouse loft in Cemetery 1
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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A 7 minute walk to Warren St. this 4 room schoolhouse erected in 1900 has been renovated into 700 Sq. Ft. lofts and is located in the midst of one of the most gorgeous historic cemeteries in all of America.

The space

The cemetery that surrounds this Craftsmen 4 room School House is located in the midst of one of the most gorgeous historic cemeteries in all of America, and a short 15 minute walk to the Town square. Tailored after the cemeteries in Europe, it was created as a park to entice visitors. Many Hudson River School Painters made this their final resting place as well as famous inventors and titans of Industry. It is verily like walking through a 3 D history lesson.

Guest access

You will have access to this 700 sq.ft. classroom of the School House which has been converted into a studio loft space with a kitchen, bathroom , living space and king size bed. You may also use the washer & dryer located in the basement if you wish. You would be doing yourself a great disadvantage not to explore this wonderful Park Cemetery... and we have new bikes for you to do so!!

Interaction with guests

My partner and I use the other upstairs classroom as our studio apartment in the Summer. so we'll be around to help out or answer any questions. Ieva Mediodia is our Winter Artist in Residence, and she or her Husband will be available to help you when we're not here.

Other things to note

These are classrooms with many large eastern facing window making it a very bright space early in the morning ... we haven't yet figured out the shade/curtain situation,... is is still dark at night for those who like sleeping in total darkness but it does let in the morning light with the rising of the Sun.

ALSO: Please keep in mind that this listing is the very essence of the uniqueness that defines Airbnb. It is an old building with all that implies. Built in 1900 it was a school for 50 to 60 years, then a Tool Factory. Bought in the 90's by Artist & NYC Art Dealer Robert Pardo as an experimental Museum, Exhibition & Studio Space, it has hosted many Artist in Residence & provided them alternative live work space over the years.
It retains its original charm even with the additions of kitchen and bathroom to each "classroom" BUT this place is still most recommended for the young & adventurous at heart and not advised for those looking for a generic & steril hotel room type stay. You CAN lick the floors ( not kidding, I use Shea Butter on our Italian Perilli tiles), IT'S CLEAN!!!! it's just old with many rough edges, ... artists have lived here!! and spiders conspire while I sleep as to wear they will spin their next web just to piss me off. So please be ready to cope with idiosyncrasies of a Century old building that has survived floods, 117 winters, paint splatterings and the less than kind ravages of time!
This listing can accommodate 4 to 6 depending how many sleep per bed, but please be aware that the other 2 "beds" are an air mattress & a sofa bed) as seen in the picture.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Extra people $58 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $50 NZD
Security Deposit $144 NZD
Weekly Discount: 30%
Weekend Price $173 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 couch, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 1PM - 3PM
Check out by 11AM

It really IS a pet's dream space out here...with lots of space to roam..and what's a vacation without your special companion??? Unfortunately, after a couple of drooling doggies permanently lifted the stain from our floors, scratched them up and left us a considerable amount of fur to clean, in every nook and cranny... we have updated our policy. We are asking a $50 non refundable deposit if you bring your dog or cat, which we will collect through the resolution center one you book. ALSO your pet isn't coming with you to be left in the room. They want to be by your side and and even though we get sworn testimonials on how good a particular guest's doggie is when they are away, the poor pup will end up invariably whimpering or scratching at the door or barking.
If you are right and fido is good, there won't be a problem! If though, he is lonely, sad, scared or just plain pissed off not to be enjoying his time with you, we have a pet sitter that will take him for a walk to the duck pond, and we will use the Resolution Center to charge you whatever was charged us. Probably no more than $20 total ...she is very reasonable,

Please treat this place as you would your home, with the respect it deserves! No smoking inside, I'm sorry... but there is direct access through a back door and you're welcome to smoke on the fire escape if you close the door. .Also, our loft space is full of art which we beg you NOT to touch no matter how tempting!!!!!!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - you might find cockatoos in the tree outside your window but they are very quiet & respectful when guests are present!!!


1 night minimum stay

116 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
October 2017
Unique location. Beautiful space. Gracious host.

Lizzy User Profile
October 2017
Everything was great, check in was easy and we would definitely recommend Laura's loft for anyone staying in Hudson.

Richard User Profile
September 2017
Our only disappointment was we only stayed one night! Laura Ann's place was fantasticly eclectic! Laura Ann is an amazing artist and her place has some of her work along with some other incredible pieces. Laura Ann and Tito met us and showed us around (including a sneak peek at her latest creation) and made us feel right at home. The place is immaculate and so unique - the photos are very accurate. Location is a short walk to the restaurants on Warren Street (which includes a very cool short cut through an old historic cemetery. Overall one of our favorite Airbnb experiences and we look forward to a return visit.

Clarissa User Profile
September 2017
Laura Ann went out of her way to welcome us to Hudson, very kindly collecting us with her amazing cockatoo Tiko in tow. The room was huge and spacious (although only one room it was large floor space, as big as the 2 bed cabin we recently rented) and uniquely decorated with real, original art. The view of the cemetery in the morning sun was really pretty from the room. The schoolhouse is a 10 minute walk from the top of Warren St which was really convenient. Would definitely return there if in the Hudson area.

Jesse User Profile
September 2017
A truly special location in the middle of two cemeteries. The space itself is large and open, eclectically decorated with great art, with huge windows for great light and views. Laura is a host that goes above and beyond, picking me up at the train station and accepting packages I had delivered to the property prior to my arrival. Communication was always fast and clear. I would not hesitate to stay at this unique and memorable property again. Highly recommended.

Liz User Profile
September 2017
We loved staying at this quirky and fun loft! What a great place to have a pup and perfect for a couple in town for a short vacation or stay

Alexis User Profile
September 2017
My friend and I were obsessed with our experience at this loft - the art, the host, and the vibes are just amazing!

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Hudson, New York, United StatesJoined in July 2014
Laura Ann User ProfileLaura Ann is a superhost.

I am an artist, and my partner is an art dealer. You may search us online and read about us in the New York Times "With this Cottage" and see both our cottages and my art on the 4th episode of Tiny House Hunting! The episode is called "Tiny Beach Bungalows in Florida" and its on the FYI channel!!!!!

Languages: Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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