Design Features


Our public rooms pay homage to the early Dutch who settled the Hudson Valley and to the influence of the Dutch East Indies Company under whose patronage Henry Hudson made his accidental 1609 voyage of discovery of the Hudson River estuary, which would lay the foundation for the future New Netherlands.

The public rooms and guest quarters of Danskammer House are named in honor of 19th century artists from the Hudson River School. Selected reproductions of their art work, much of it anchored in Hudson Valley landscapes, evoke a time, a place, and a geography that gave rise to a distinctive heritage of arts and letters in the Hudson Valley and the new American Republic. Danskammer House borrows liberally in its interior design from the natural colors captured by these artists and their infatuation with the luminous qualities of the sky, waterways and bucolic sites of the Valley.