American Road Trip Talk

Hospitality on the Hudson Part 1

In the colonial days of Ichabod Crain, the Headless Horseman and the Knickerbockers, a stagecoach, post road connected New York City and the state capital of Albany. The little city of Hyde Park along side the mighty Hudson River marked the halfway point in the long journey and was a frequent overnight lodging place. That Post Road still exists as US Route 9. In a recent issue of American Road Magazine the Memory Motel column featured The Roosevelt Inn, a family owned, modern day rest stop for travelers in Hyde Park. In this first of two podcasts Karen Rudowski who runs the Inn along with her mother shares the unique nature of this quaint motor court and its historic surroundings.