Thyme in the Country

671 Fish and Game Road , Hudson, NY 12534 USA (Show map)


Experience country life in harmony with the seasons and environmentally sustainable practices at this beautifully furnished and well loved home. The seasons freshest ingredients are worked into magical breakfasts and afternoon treats. Tuck into the cosiest of beds. We are Hudson, NY's only Eco-friendly Inn. Furnished with organic mattresses and natural fiber bedding, common rooms with comfortable couches and evening fires for your relaxation and enjoyment. Views of wildlife filled meadows and organic gardens from your bedroom windows. Salt-filtered pool and badminton in the summer. A haven for families and foodies.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

An Amazing Experience!

5 on August 27, 2018

My partner and I just returned from four days at this magnificent bed and breakfast located in the scenic heart of Columbia County. The food was a departure from anything I thought of as the "breakfast" of B&B so delicately prepared that I felt I was in another land. Mary and her amazing staff were solicitous and professional. The pool was pristine and great and we fell in love with two of the most precious dogs imaginable. Thanks Mary. Julie and I will be back!!!!!

Eco-Friendly + Delicious + Comfy

5 on August 05, 2018

Staying with Mary is like staying with your favorite aunt. This is a truly special place -- isolated in the country yet ten minutes from the creativity and fun of Hudson; an ecologically conscious farm and property that still feels warm and homey and comfortable; a place where interns learn about sustainable land use but everyone feels like family; a place where there are bins for composting and grey water is reused but there are amenities like air conditioning, clawfoot tubs, and a (!) 24-hour swimming pool. My husband and I came here for a week to unwind and write. It was a dream. Delicious farm-to-table breakfast, day trips, walks in the garden, cute puppies, from-scratch baked snacks at night... and always Mary, friendly and caring but completely respectful of your space. Comfortable and private and warm. Completely special. Come here and don't regret a thing.

Such a Sweet Host

5 on February 18, 2018

Mary was such a sweet host. She made sure we had everything we needed for the night including plentiful firewood for the lovely fireplace. The home has a quaint old time charm and set the stage for a perfect cold winter night. She is very conscious about the environment and uses eco friendly practices to maintain her b&b including a breakfast with local and organic produce. Thank you Mary for a lovely stay.

The Most Nourishing Country Getaway !

5 on October 02, 2017

Just got back from an idyllic trip at Thyme in the Country in Hudson, NY. I chose this B&B as a fun getaway for my sister and me. Mary was lovely, warm, accommodating, and communicative from the very beginning. In spite of being unable to greet us at the door, she made sure that we knew how to get into the home and find our room. We were welcomed by a beautiful basket of fresh apples, and donuts with tea on the kitchen counter. I couldn't think of a more warm, cozy start to our trip. Mary knows what she is doing! The rooms are clean and quaint. There are two living rooms, one of which is filled with books and a wood-burning fireplace (which we so exquisitely made use of on our second night, with the accompaniment of hot cinnamon tea and freshly baked chocolate cake). We definitely felt the charm of the country life during our stay, which was a perfect break from the business of NYC. There are beautiful farms and orchards all along the drive to Thyme in the Country, making it a beautiful drive up to the B&B, as well as the perfect spot for daytime adventures and hikes. Thyme in the Country is also located right off of the main street, making it an excellent rest point when trying to get to/from Rhinebeck, Kinderhook, Hudson, etc. On top of all of this, Mary is just a lovely human being. She is so warm and pleasant to be around. She has really enriched her B&B with her aura, and you really feel it from the second you walk in. Please consider staying here if you are looking for a relaxing, humble, nourishing time in rural, upstate NY

A relaxing and cozy stay

5 on June 15, 2016

We had a great time at Thyme in the Country. It was such a relaxing getaway. Breakfast was AMAZING every morning and Mary was so accommodating to our special dietary needs. Everything they serve is fresh, delicious, and made from scratch. The house was cozy and clean. Bedding was very comfortable and our room was well appointed. We stayed in October and spending the chilly nights by the fire was perfect. Mary was extremely friendly, hospitable, and fun to converse with in the morning over breakfast. She gave us tons of suggestions for places to visit in the area and things to do, and gave directions and maps. If you appreciate organic food and environmentally conscious special touches then Thyme in the Country is for you because Mary excels in these categories. On the last day my husband was feeling under the weather and she even called us the next day to check in and see how he was feeling. So thoughtful!! She was like an extended family member we had visited for the weekend, made us feel like we were home. Don't hesitate to stay here, Thyme in the Country will exceed your expectations.

World-class B&B and Host! Highly Recommend.

4.0 on March 09, 2016

Mary was an extremely thoughtful and kind host. We arrived to warm chocolate chip cookies, fresh ginger tea, and a toasty fire in the living room. Immediately, Mary made us feel right at home. The rooms were clean, cozy, and nicely decorated. There was a diverse collection of books throughout the house, which we really enjoyed. Robes, fresh towels, and shampoos were conveniently provided in our room. We woke up to the smells of an amazing gourmet breakfast. Mary used her property's farm fresh eggs, milk, and vegetables to create a delicious stuffed omelette, jalapeno cornbread, and baked apples. So tasty, organic, and fresh!! Overall, we had a fantastic stay, and just wish we could stayed and relaxed for a bit longer. It would be a long shot to find a more detail-oriented, passionate, and kind host as Mary. Highly recommend the trip!

Best BnB

5 on February 21, 2016

I love this BnB, cozy, small and breakfast was excellent, will definitely return in the summer.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our property!!! It helps our business so much and it we feel so happy when we hear that guests enjoy what we are trying so hard to provide. Cannot wait til you come back! In the meantime Have a lovely Spring!

- Mary (innkeeper)

A Hidden Gem!

5 on July 13, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights and it felt like home the minute we walked in. The rooms are charming and cozy and immaculately clean. The breakfasts and fresh baked goods are served every morning and are delicious. Mary and her team our outstanding hosts. We are looking forward to returning in the fall.

If you are looking for coziness...

4.6 on December 06, 2014

You must go to this charming small cottage! My family and I went there for a weekend for the second time and it was just as great as the first time. The place is neat and clean, the food is delicious and the host, Mary, has a gift for making guests feel home. I can just highly recommend this wonderful place for people looking for a peaceful weekend in the country. Vanessa.

Amazing weekend getaway!

5 on October 27, 2014

We had a lovely weekend at this bed and breakfast- Mary and Bill could not have been more lovely and make you feel at home in their bed and breakfast. This was out first time in Hudson and fell in love with the town and place we stayed. Bill introduced us to the farm animals- cows, pig, chickens- even let us pet the cow- had an amazing experience! The home is filled with lovely antiques and is very warm and inviting. Our room had great views of the leaves and farm! We cannot wait to return!

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Rooms & Rates

Sumac Room

Located at the top of the stairs, The Sumac Room at Thyme in the Country is a comfortable retreat, roomy enough with its leather easy chair and ottoman to enjoy a quiet glass of wine to help you unwind after your trip. The decor is simple, comfortable and not frilly. The wainscoted bathroom has a claw-foot tub and separate shower, the mixture of antique and new furnishings, original artwork and hooked area rugs are reminiscent of an old country farmhouse.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Rose Room

Located in the northeast corner of our house, the Rose Room features three large east-facing windows that look out over our pool, flower gardens and meadow. Curl up and enjoy tea in the corner recliner. The private bath has a combination shower/tub and organic shampoos, bath supplies and lotions. The cozy fireplace heater adds warmth in winter and a soft glow in summer. Secretary desk, leather-topped table, original artwork and soft colors of beige and pale rose create the feel of a 19th century farmhouse bedroom. This room also has a large closet for storage and easy access to electric outlets and good lighting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Lavender Room

Situated on the west side of the house, the Lavender Room has a very peaceful atmosphere. The queen-size bed has an organic mattress. Two comfortable chairs can be pulled up to a drop-leaf table to share a private tea. The table also makes a convenient computer work space. The Lavender Bathroom, constructed of recycled and eco-friendly materials has a shower, dual-flush toilet and vanity area

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Chamomile Room

The Chamomile Room is bright and sunny. It adjoins the Lavender Room through its bathroom becoming the Lavender Suite, and it can be booked separately for mid week stays for those looking for single bed accommodations and families with children 5 years and up. This small bedroom contains 2 beds, one is a twin and the other a 3/4 size bed. Both have organic mattresses and natural fiber bedding. This room works best in conjunction with the Lavender Room, since it is a small room with minimal furnishings. There are a few hooks and one shelf to hang clothing and stash small items.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Lavender Suite

The Lavender Bathroom connects through to the Chamomile Room making it a 3-bed suite, ideal lodging for a family vacation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4


Reduce your carbon footprint by another 50% in privacy and comfort. Renovations have just been completed on our newest accommodation and every aspect of its construction has been evaluated for environmental sustainability. The water is solar, the toilet is composting (Clivus Multrum), the heat a Monitor Kerosene Heater, insulation is cotton, paints are low VOC and our own Milk Paint, the list of features goes on. Breakfast is social, local and delicious.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Historical Heritage area, Hudson River Valley, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Village


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 36 miles

Directions to property:

Directions to Thyme in the Country can be found on our website

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Olana, the home of Frederick Church, Thomas Cole's house started the Hudson River School of Landscape painting, Shaker museum, 8 organic farms, Catskill and Berkshire mountains/ skiing, Biking, hiking and boating opportunities, Great old book stores & shops owned by individuals, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Farm

On-site amenities

Board games, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, TV, Telephone , organic toiletries,, organic evening snacks or baked goods

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Camp Fires, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:30PM on
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Call First
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends, 2 night minimum, Holidays 3 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We authorize your credit and use it to hold your reservation. If you cancel after making your reservation you are charged $25.00/room/night



Mary, Bill Koch

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

We opened Thyme in the Country in 2006 with the intention of providing comfortable and environmentally conscious accommodations to guests, never imagining how many unforgettable and FUN people we would encounter along the way! It has made all the difference in everything we do and our business is always evolving because of our guests. They keep us young at heart and fill our house with so much hope for the future!

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  • Time Served: 8:00-9:30AM
  • Serving Location: backyard, porches, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian by prior arrangement with InnKeepers

Signature Dish

Spinach Casserole
It is one of the first spring foods that we have available and it is hot and delicious and goes well with eggs.