Hudson House is just five miles from the Penn State campus. Architect-designed, it sits on nine acres of meadows, bordered by lovely Nittany Valley views of mountains and farmland. Reached by a tree-lined lane.
The house is designed for comfort, with big chairs around a fireplace, and a sun-filled breakfast room. The living room porch is great for morning coffee and evening sunsets. Floors of antique pine radiate warmth; books and informal perches are everywhere.
Hudson House has been featured in The Good Life, State College’s living magazine. It has energy-saving geothermal heating and cooling, and passive solar design. We have hosted ‘green living’ tours for environmental and civic groups.
Sugar maples line the drive; their leaves blaze orange for Penn State homecoming. Step outside for a walk down paths winding through meadows. Visit the art studio and gallery.
Randy Hudson, an architect, and Cynthia Nixon Hudson, an artist, have owned and operated vacation lodgings in Kennebunkport, Maine, and in the Hamptons. They bought nine acres of land outside State College in 1990, where Randy designed their house and Cynthia’s studio. They opened Hudson House as a Bed and Breakfast in 2004. Randy, a Penn State and Columbia University graduate, was born in New York City and grew up in State College as a professor’s kid. Cynthia, originally from Rochester, NY, is an alumna of Dickinson College and Penn State. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren. Charlie, a poodle mix, hails from Bellefonte. He’s amiable, hypoallergenic and assists with hosting duties as required.