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A good strategy for visiting New York's Hudson Valley is to find accommodations in Dutchess County, on the Hudson River’s eastern bank, where the top wineries are. Less developed than the other counties, Dutchess is still a place of wide-open spaces. The town of Rhinebeck, just to the north, is home to several good restaurants and a charming downtown area. Nearby historic hotels offer plenty of lodging choices with modern amenities.
Please note that prices and other details can often change. We recommend that you call ahead before you go.
Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn
6387 Mill St.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Telephone: (845) 876-7077; (800) 361-6512
Fax: (845) 876-7080
Rates: $125 to $350
Services: Breakfast Included, Internet Access, Parking, Pet Services, Restaurant/Bar
For those who want to stay in the heart of Rhinebeck, a historic village in the Hudson Valley, Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn is the way to go. The inn has been operating since 1766, and the main building has 13 guestrooms with period-style furnishings and complimentary decanters of Sherry. The entire complex, composed of 13 buildings, includes 61 additional rooms and 10 suites. Guests can walk to downtown antique shops and restaurants or drive to nearby wineries, about 20 minutes away.
Located halfway between Rhinebeck and Hyde Park, this is the perfect place to stay at on the Historic Mansion Trail.
10 Old Route 9
Staatsburg, NY 12580
Telephone: (845) 889-8000
Fax: (845) 889-8811
Rates: $105 to $450
Services: Babysitting, Concierge, Internet Access, Restaurant/Bar
Amenities: Tennis, Pool
Captain Henry Pawling, a British officer who founded three towns in Ulster County, N.Y., purchased the property where Belvedere Mansion now sits in the late 17th century, and his son, Major John Pawling constructed the manor in 1760. Today, the main house offers beautifully restored rooms filled with 18th-century French antiques, while the newer Hunt Lodge and Zen Lodge offer more modern accommodations with Asian fabrics, private entrances and balconies. Guests can spend their days soaking up sun by the pool with a Moroccan cabana or they can make the 25-minute drive to Dutchess County wineries such as Millbrook and Clinton. Grab a stool at the mansion's bar to watch the sun set over the Catskills before dining on French-American dishes such as sautéed duck breast with duck confit, shitake mushrooms, snow peas and a Port-wine reduction at the restaurant.
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