Charming, comfortable Rhinebeck guest cottage, available for short stays (2 nights min.)
Ideal base for exploring the beautiful Hudson valley, visiting colleges (Bard, Vassar and the Culinary Institute of America are nearby), or attending the Omega Institute. Time from NYC: 2-3 hours by car. Amtrak, MetroNorth 1.5 - 2 hours. Accommodations: An 1850 carriage barn converted into a one bedroom guest cottage, with its own kitchen and bathroom. Charming dining area with vintage country table and chairs. Sunny living room with French doors to a large deck, where you can eat at an elegant ironwork table and chairs overlooking the mature garden which features majestic Norway spruces and gorgeous fruit blossom trees. Extra long leather couch and comfy chairs in the sitting area. The bedroom, reached by a partially open staircase, sleeps 2 to 4, with one queen bed and one full bed. The kitchen is equipped with electric stove, dish washer, fridge, and basic dishes, glasses, cooking utensils etc. Bed linens, blankets, duvets, and towels are all provided. Overhead fans in the summer, electric baseboard heat in the winter. You have your own parking area with easy access to the main private entrance to the guest cottage. Garden shared with occupants of adjacent fairytale 1700s stone farmhouse. Both the converted carriage barn guest cottage and the Dutch or German stone farmhouse are on the National Historic Register. Enjoy our eclectic collection of art, history and gardening books. WiFi and cable. Rhinebeck is one of the most beautiful villages in the Hudson, with excellent shopping and dining. A perfect center for history jaunts to Olana, Montgomery Place, Clermont, Mills Place, Vanderbilt House and -- of course -- FDR's home and library and Eleanor Roosevelt's house. Kayaking and sailing in the Hudson. Great hikes on the Rhinebeck side of the river and on the other side in the Catskills. Close to Kingston (oldest colonial town in NYS after New York and Albany). Great antiquing in neighboring areas and north to the town of Hudson. Lots of horse riding options. Convenient for Dutchess Fairgrounds - frequent shows for antiques, old cars, wool and sheep, food and wine. Tennis courts and outdoor pool in the village.