Rhinebeck, Hudson River Valley, New York
Beautiful landscape, country lifestyle, culinary pleasures, wine tours, performing arts, health & wellness, independent films, antiquing, biking, hiking, farmers market.
Only 1 ½ hours from New York City the Village of Rhinebeck is a sophisticated four-corner town with specialty shops along tree-lined streets. It is that classic "small town America" you've seen in the movies: friendly shops on picture perfect streets, prized restaurants, famous fairgrounds, dazzling mansions and estates, all set against a gorgeous backdrop of farmland, river and mountains.
— 5 minutes from the Cottage —
The Omega Institute is a 200-acre educational retreat and holistic wellness center offering more than 350 workshops, retreats, and conferences every year in yoga, meditation, wellness, fitness, nutrition, personal growth, and energy medicine led by well-known leading teachers, artists and healers. Areas of focus include creative expression, sustainable living, family & relationships, health & healing, leadership & work, and body, mind & spirit.
Millbrook Vineyards and Winery
— 25 minutes from the Cottage —
Called "the Hudson Valley's flagship winery" by The New York Times and "a great place to visit" by The Wall Street Journal. Millbrook Winery offers world-class Hudson Valley Wines that have won acclaim from critics and consumers alike. The home-grown and bottled Hudson River Region wines compare favorably with top wines from California and France. Millbrook is considered one of the top wineries across the Hudson River Valley and the entire state of New York. It is glorious to visit any time of year for a tour and wine tasting.
— 5 miles from the Cottage —
Upstate Films, a Rhinebeck establishment since 1972, is an intimate theater that attracts ardent film buffs, showing first runs of foreign and art-house films — often films which are rarely screened in this country, much less in a semi-rural area. Upstate brings in guest speakers — not only filmmakers/videomakers but also editors, directors of photography, sound personnel, production designers, composers, and screenwriters, as well as critics, scholars, and writers — providing an opportunity for the audience to meet the people who make films, to learn about the creative process, and to reflect on the role of cinema in society.
Rhinebeck Farmer's Market
— 5 miles from the Cottage —
The Rhinebeck Farmer's Market, open year-round, has become Rhinebeck's Sunday morning gathering place — a place where neighbors meet and mingle and visitors can sample the very best of the Hudson Valley. You'll find a diverse and unique selection of farm fresh products including fruits and vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, rabbit, cheeses, honey, juices, jams, flowers & plants, smoked products, and unusual meats (venison, rabbit, pheasant), as well as chef demonstrations, tastings, recipes, childrens' activities, and free live music.
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
— 7 miles from the Cottage —
In addition to producing the annual Dutchess County Fair which always runs the third full week in August, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds hosts numerous events such as the Crafts at Rhinebeck, Classic Car Shows, Antique Shows, a Sheep and Wool Festival and Wine and Food Festival.
The Culinary Institute of America
— 16 miles from the Cottage —
The Culinary Institute of America operates five public restaurants on its campus in Hyde Park, New York. Students gain experience in both back-of-the-house kitchen and front-of-the-house management skills. The American Bounty Restaurant offers dishes that feature cuisines celebrating the diversity of foods of the Americas. The Bocuse Restaurant serves traditional, regional French cuisine re-envisioned through the lens of modern techniques. The Ristorante Caterina de' Medici is an Italian restaurant featuring authentic Italian cuisine. St. Andrew's Café is a casual restaurant which features locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. Finally, the Apple Pie Bakery Café features a casual atmosphere s offering sandwiches, soups and baked items.