CENTRAL HOUSE INN - HUDSON VALLEY Just a little over 2 hours from NYC rests this historic inn and hotel in Germantown, NY. The Central House has seen many eras and owners, some quite famous. Built circa 1876, it has served as a speakeasy, stage coach house, various restaurants and a brothel! At one point in its history it was owned by a member of the Rockefeller family. It was acquired by the current owners in 2006 and has been lovingly restored to a comfortable, 6 bedroom and bath hotel.