About this listing
Private cottage on 6 acre homestead 1.4 miles from Rhinebeck Village. The cottage, light and airy with a large deck, features a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, spacious living room with a beautiful view, 2 small bedrooms, TV-room and bath.
Our 700 square feet little cottage comfortably fits three with an additional "emergency" bed on the living room couch and allows for individual parties to have some privacy during their stay: The master bedroom has a queen size bed, the other bedroom has a twin bed and a writing desk, while the tiny TV room has a DVD/VHS-player, books, CDs, children's toys and board games. Wi-Fi available.
The deck, another 700 square feet, has comfortable chairs, a picnic table and a grill.
The cottage is close to the Rhinecliff Amtrak (5 miles) or the Poughkeepsie Metro North train station (17 miles- with hourly trains to NYC), the Kingston's Trailways Bus station (20min), the Rhinebeck Aerodrome (5 min), the Dutchess County Fairgrounds (5 min), the Omega Institute (10 min), the Hudson Walk-Way (20min), the Culinary Institute (15 min), Bard College (15 min), Kingston's historic uptown (20 min) , Vassar and Marist College (20 min), and Woodstock( 30 min).
There is a 2 night minimum stay.
In the winter 4-wheel drive (or snow shoes) are strongly recommended to reach the cottage which is situated at the end of a steep and sometimes rough driveway. The drive from/to NYC is 1.5-2 hrs.
Before arriving at the house, guests will receive detailed instructions how to find the place, how to get access to the key and more by email.
For your convenience:
Rhinebeck Laundromat - 0.6 miles north from town traffic light - off Route 9 north
Open 8am - 8 pm, 7 days a week
Address: 6565 Springbrook Plaza, Suite 1
offering also pick up & delivery:
Sue's WASH & FOLD
Tel: 845 518 8828
Interaction with Guests
Our guests can enjoy complete privacy in and around the cottage - but should be aware of the fact that family members may occasionally (but respectfully!) work on outdoor projects (boats etc.) out of the workshop which is located in the cottage basement. Guests are welcome to use any other part of the property. Interactions between guests and host range from brief text message directions to explain arrival and departure to lively conversations over a glass of wine - totally dependent on personal preference and need: we can, in any case, always provide that missing cup of sugar :-) and hope our guests communicate their worries and needs to us.
The Hudson Valley extends 150 miles above the tip of Manhattan and is the oldest tourist destination since Henry Hudson sailed the Half Moon up the Hudson in 1609.
In 2013, the region was proclaimed as ONE OF THE TOP 20 DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD. Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. Among many attributes, it’s the oldest wine producing area in the country, and the magnificent scenery inspired artists whose works became the Hudson River School of Painters in 1825.
Things to do:
Bike or walk to town (1.4 miles to the center; along route 9), and enjoy Rhinebeck's wide variety of restaurants, the farmer's market on Sundays, the independent Upstate movie theater, and exclusive shopping. Attend a party at Grasmere, or swim or play tennis at the town's recreational park.
Visit historical sites (10 - 20 min) such as Clermont, Montgomery Place, Olana, and Wilderstein, Mills Mansion, Vanderbilt Mansion, and the FDR Presidential Library, Kingston's Historical District, the Kingston Roundout Waterfront, or catch a movie at the 1950 Hyde Park Drive-In movie theater.
Take the Shortline Bus from Port Authority to Rhinebeck. The bus will drop you at the Beekman Arms Hotel in town. Bikes are accepted, first come, first served. Call 800-631-8405 for the most up to date information. Travel time: 2 hours.
AMTRAK: Ride the Empire Service Line from Penn Station to the Rhinecliff stop. Bicycles must be boxed. Nominal fee. If taking Amtrak, you'll be let off at the Rhinecliff stop. Monday through Friday, the DUCK trolley transports visitors into Rhinebeck (as well as Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie). Though on weekends, a cab is your best bet, and Rhinebeck Taxi is conveniently located at the train station.
Call 1-800-USA-RAIL for the most up to date information. Travel time: 1 hour, 35 minutes.
METRO-NORTH from Grand Central in NY to the Poughkeepsie Train Station. B&B Taxi Serving Poughkeepsie and the Surrounding Area
Phone number (845) 704-7000
Enterprise Car Rental serves both train-stations, and will met you at the station. Go to http://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/home.do or call Poughkeepsie train station
845-485-2222 Rhinecliff train station 845-336-4700
There is also the LOOP BUS service in cooperation with the Metro-North railroad. Please call The LOOP telephone line (845) 473-8424) for more information.
Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) north to exit 19. Then first exit (Route 28 W), then first exit (Route 209 N) over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Take Route 9G south, then Route 9 south, two miles into town. Detailed instructions will be mailed to you.
Travel time: 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
The DUCK (Dutchess-Ulster Connection at Kingston) trolley services Rhinebeck and surrounding towns, including Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park. It stops at the Rhinecliff train station and Beekman Arms in central Rhinebeck. Unfortunately, the trolley only runs Monday through Friday.
Rhinebeck Taxi is located at the train station. The five-minute ride into Rhinebeck will set you back about $7. Call 845-876-2010
B&B Taxi Serving Poughkeepsie and the Surrounding Area
Phone number (845) 704-7000
Other Things to Note
Please note that this is a COUNTRY cottage! In other words, there is privacy, beautiful nature and amazing animal sightings, but also the occasional critter that is too loud, a sometimes challenging drive way (especially during the rainy/wintry months) , and the fact that even little storms can knock out power no matter what the season. We love living here, and we do hope that you will love it too.
The main entrance (via the deck) will be left open for you - the key to the house is on the kitchen table. Since the cottage is heated with hot air, we usually keep the heat on a moderate 60 something degrees.Please up the temperature to your liking when you arrive (into the living room on the left on the wall) - the house warms up very fast.
Please do put the heat back down before you leave the house, close all windows, switch off the lights, and again leave the key on the kitchen table.
PLease do not leave any food out on the counter.
About the Host, Stephanie
My husband and I came from Germany to the USA in 1985, and have been living and working in the beautiful Hudson Valley for over 20 years. Our three children work and/or study in Brooklyn (NY), Germany (Berlin) , and Canada (Montreal).