Rhinebeck is a charming town just two hours north of New York City in the scenic Hudson Valley. Although it’s quaint, the town is teeming with independent shops, galleries, restaurants, historic buildings, and architecture.
Former Hudson Valley resident, travel journalist and drinks expert Tyler Zielinski (@bon_vivantito) highlights the best of Rhinebeck in our 1, 2, 3 Destination Guide format.
Place To Stay
The Dutchess (@the_dutchess_hotel): The Dutchess is a rustic-chic “secret hotel” located on a 252-acre property just outside of Rhinebeck proper. The food is exceptional as ex-EMP chef Mark Margiotta allows the freshness of his estate-grown ingredients to do the talking, elevating his dishes with thoughtful technique and culinary finesse. (Pictures #1 – 3)
Places To Eat
The Amsterdam (@theamsterdamrbk): Freshness and locality are apparent in all of their dishes, but the Brick Half Chicken is the must-have. Pair it with one of their wines, or opt for a clever cocktail. They also double as a purveyor of fine foods and provisions. (Pictures #4 – 6)
Liberty Public House (@riverandpost_ny): Walking into Liberty Public House is a step into the historic Hudson Valley. The Buttermilk Fried Chicken with a touch of wildflower honey is delectable, and their bartenders are well-equipped to recommend a local beer, or classic cocktail.
Places To Visit
Ferncliff Forest (@ferncliffforest): 200 acres of public forest preserve with hiking and biking trails is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in nature. Hike up the firetower to watch the sunset — it’s what the Hudson Valley is all about.
Upstate Films (@upstate_films): The independent movie theater is one of the hottest attractions in town. They show a curated variety of independent, foreign, and cultural films that are great for the art-cinema lover.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (@old_rhinebeck_aerodrome): Keep tabs on the tours, air shows, and other happenings. If you’re into WWI aircrafts, vintage cars, and other pieces of transportation history, then you won’t want to miss this.