Coxsackie General Store is a General Store and Guesthouse located in the historic Hudson River Town of Coxsackie, NY. Our shop specializes in sourcing goods locally from NY State farms and makers and regionally from talented small businesses. We have just about everything you need for a picnic in the park or a fresh dinner at home with friends and family! Check out our SHOP link for more information and to check out our hours of operation.
Our Guesthouse offers four large guest suites on the upper floors of our buildings. Private bathrooms, kitchen facilities, and couches allow you a comfy base for your explorations of the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. Come stay awhile! Shoot us an email to inquire about availability or search for our guest suites on AirBnB.
We are located on Reed Street which is Coxsackie's most historically preserved section—usually called "downstreet." Tucked right on the banks of the Hudson River, the village's Italiante brick buildings are often framed by ships and tugboats going to and fro in the background. Be sure to take a walk to Riverside Park where you can commune with the majestic Hudson River; enjoy a picnic, birdwatch, or use the boat launch to explore the water. Our storefront has had many incarnations over the years including the "Marion Store," a beloved variety shop from the 1950s.
The village name, Coxsackie (pronounced Cook-sah-kie), is said to be a variant of the Algonquin word mak-kachs-hack-ing, which is generally translated as Hoot-owl place or place of many owls. The village's main street corridor, designated a National Historic District in 1980, features well preserved 1800s Italianate-style brick storefront buildings. The village was once home to brick foundries, ice houses (harvesting ice from the river), and the American Valve Company. Such industries have since dried up, and you will still see some boarded up windows and empty storefronts along with lovingly restored houses and buildings. But as has happened on the East side of the river in Hudson, NY, people are starting to appreciate the historic character and close connection to nature that the Hudson Valley's river towns offer.
NY State has recently begun investing in our little town by granting local developers funds to renovate and develop some long abandoned buildings located at the foot of Reed Street. An event venue, 40 room boutique hotel, and a new riverfront restaurant are all in the plans. Under a new NY State program called the Hudson Eagles Recreation Area program, our Riverside Park underwent a complete renovation and restoration. . Much change is coming to town, and we are excited (and maybe a little nervous) to see how our little village evolves over the next couple of years!