This room has a queen sized bed over-looking the river, and shares a bathroom.
Suminski Innski is a three-storied, historic house with a wrap- around porch overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Parquet floors, crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, ornate moldings. Tons of art from local painters and photographers. Walking distance (10 minutes) to the village's 9 different eateries, bars, and bakery. Canoes, kayaks, and bicycles are available to guests for use, but there are plenty of beautiful hikes to be had as well. On-site catering is available for parties of up to 50 people. The entire house can be rented for $1200 a night. Van shuttle service and tours available. Tivoli is halfway between the Rhinecliff and Hudson Amtrak stations, a twenty minute drive in either direction. The house has been 99% restored over the last decade (starting in 2003) after being largely abandoned from the fifties through the nineties. It was originally built by an ocean ship captain who settled on the shore here and operated a ferry service for all the East West commerce in the area which ran until the fifties but when the bridges were built over the Hudson, the traffic moved there and Tivoli became a ghost town until it's recent revival.
A 25% discount is extended to all teachers, social workers, veterans, aide workers, care givers, farmers, journalists, and bikini models.
We had a good time at the innski! The hosts were very nice and the breakfasts were delicious!
This place is special. It's not a cookie-cutter bed-and-breakfast; it's a crossroads where the energy of the river and the welcoming but unintrusive vibe laid down by Tim and Katie create surprising new connections and sometimes friendships among folks who start out strangers. Maybe it'll grab you, in which case you'll love the place and won't want to leave. (I stayed a week and can't wait to go back.) Maybe you won't, in which case you'll still have a comfortable night's sleep in a beautiful setting and a delicious breakfast.
We ventured up to the Suminski Innski in Tivoli, NY to do a bit of day hiking and get away for a night. The inn is incredibly picturesque as it sits on a hill overlooking a wonderful expanse of the Hudson River. I can only imagine what it would be like sitting on the immense front porch in an Adirondack chair in the summer with a cold beer (next trip...). When we arrived, we were greeted by Rebecca, who was eager to answer our questions about the inn, show us our room, and make a great recommendation on where to go for a bite to curb a bout of travel hunger. The feel upon entering the Suminski was warm and inviting; as were Tim, Rebecca, and all the guests we met. There is a timeless feel to the inn that is seen from the ornate crown moldings on the first floor to the room decor throughout.
We stayed in Room #2 for the night and found it clean and very much fitting with the Victorian theme of the inn. The bed was soooo comfortable with down pillows and a cloud of a mattress! The shared bathroom was down the hall and was very clean. The morning sun shining through the floor to ceiling windows was superb to awake to from the second floor view. Well worth the price of admission!
A large group of guests made a great dinner around Tim's 10' diameter kitchen table. This was exemplary of the great vibe and social joy of the inn. Breakfast was wonderful the following morning. Tim was a most dutiful host and served an outstanding banana pancake breakfast around 9:30. No one left hungry! When asked about the inn, Tim effused the history and changes that he's made over the years. He brought out the historical pictures of the work over the years which was a great addition to breakfast.
I will certainly spend a summer's weekend at the inn and would recommend it to anyone with a great interest in a warmly social and engaging place to visit for the night. The feel and environment Tim maintains creates a place you can call comfortable, classic, social, and wonderfully set along the Hudson. Thanks Tim!
Fabulous place if you like historic, great view of river, friendly, unpretentious kind of inn.
My experience was like the tv show Cheers, when I come back everyone in Tivoli is going to know my name. I had a great time.