The Stewart House at THE ATHENS HOTEL, one of the grandest hotel/restaurants in the Catskill region, is located in the river town of Athens, NY. Carrying on a legacy that began in the 1800s when the inn first opened its doors, the historic Athens Hotel acts as the perfect companion to Shakespeare on the Hudson and will be able to accommodate up to 18 guests.

This architectural treasure is currently undergoing a massive renovation after being damaged by floodwaters during Tropical Storm Irene during the summer of 2011. The Hudson River sprang from its banks and flooded the downstairs restaurant kitchen and dining room. The doors of the Stewart House have been shuttered ever since. Owen Lipstein, the owner of the Stewart House at THE ATHENS HOTEL, saw the restoration of the bottom floor as an opportunity to improve upon the upper floors of the hotel as well and plans to re-open on June 15th of 2013. The nine spacious and fully restored guest rooms, all renovated to reflect the Stewart House's historically important past, will feature state of the art heating, cooling and electric and the attached bathrooms will also receive new plumbing. These beautiful rooms will be carefully styled and appointed for the ultimate getaway and range from large and airy suites to cozy, smaller rooms perfect for snuggling up and enjoying the view of the Hudson River.


The Stewart House is now open and taking reservations, as well as bookings for private parties and meetings. Please call Kat at 518-444-8317 or visit our website to book your room. You can also visit the Stewart House on Facebook, too!


Each room at THE ATHENS HOTEL is as unique as the hotel's history: some rooms are named after movie productions that have used the hotel as a backdrop, some are named after the surrounding landscape, and still others are named after notable characters from Shakespeare's plays. Each room features spectacular views of the Hudson, luxurious queen-size beds, and brand new, state-of-the-art bath amenities. Click here to view a description of each of the nine rooms at THE ATHENS HOTEL.


  • The restaurant barThe restaurant bar.
  • The restaurant barAnother view of the bar.
  • The downstairs restaurantThe downstairs restaurant dining room of the Stewart House at THE ATHENS HOTEL
  • The dining roomThe dining room
  • Stewart House logoThe tables bear the Stewart House insignia
  • The dining room fireplaceThe dining room fireplace
  • Welcome to the Stewart HouseWelcome to the Stewart House at THE ATHENS HOTEL
  • The Hudson River roomThe Hudson River Room in THE ATHENS HOTEL


In addition to the guest rooms, the Stewart House's first floor is home to a top-rated restaurant and bistro that offers a warm atmosphere for sharing magical evenings and enjoying wholesome and satisfying food and drink. The River Garden, located directly on the western bank of the Hudson, provides a serene setting on the river.

Being only minutes from the Shakespeare on the Hudson grounds, you will always have the best the Mid-Hudson Valley has to offer at your fingertips. Coming in the summer of 2013, our complimentary water taxi service will making travelling between the Stewart House at THE ATHENS HOTEL, Shakespeare on the Hudson, the town of Catskill, and the city of Hudson even easier.