Originally built in 1906 as a hunting lodge, Tiger House has a fabled and sordid past. The original proprietor, Morgan Jones, was heir to a soap fortune and drew inspiration for the Dutch Jacobian facade from his travels in Europe. His wife, nicknamed "The Belle of Honolulu", was a passionate suffragist and marched on Albany in 1912 after a brief stop in Hudson for a Christmas fashion show.
The Jones' only lived at 317 Allen for a short time. After their departure, the mansion is said to have been used as a brothel, senior home, asylum and Bed & Breakfast. It's a small wonder that the intricate carvings, Mercer tiles, original Tiffany stained glass windows, and elaborate woodwork are still intact after so much varied use.
The current owners spent most of their professional lives running non-profits in New York City. Now they draw from the large local community of artists, makers and freelancers to help create an intimate and uniquely Hudson experience for visiting guests.