Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The Old Rhinebeck Inn - A Historic American Farmhouse In Dutchess County New York State

Recently we were lucky to visit the beautiful Dutchess County area of New York State. Dutchess County is located in southeastern New York State, between the Hudson River on its west and the New York–Connecticut border on its east. It's an area of America, with lush green countryside, with vineyards dotting the landscape, farms selling their tasty produce and plenty of outdoor activities.

Our stay for the whistle stop press trip with Dutchess Tourism was the Old Rhinebeck Inn, an early American style farmhouse built around 1745. Located three miles away from the little town of Rhinebeck, just over two hours drive from New York City, this little gem of a farmhouse is tucked away in a rural location surrounded by meadows and trees. 

We had a warm welcome from Cindy who helps run the farmhouse with the owner Jonna and on arrival were offered local apple cider, which is a non-alcoholic beverage like cloudy apple juice. It was delicious and just what we needed after the drive.

The inn began as a home to the farming family of Johann Michael Pultz and his wife, who extended the house room by room as they had more children.

The four bedrooms at the Old Rhinebeck Inn are all individually furnished in a rustic style. Each room is filled with antiques and has an air
 of comfort and cosy luxury. Each room has a private bath and/or shower, eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryers and plush soft robes, as well as all the modern conveniences you expect these days like free W-Fi, USB chargers, Netflix and satellite TV.

The little touches in this place make your stay feel extra special. Each room has fresh cut flowers, a guest fridge with complimentary soft drinks and a welcome plate on arrival with scrumptious cookies. Complimentary tea and coffee were available on each floor and fresh milk (including almond milk) provided on request. 

Our room was called the Plow and Harrow suite. A large suite, this consisted of a cosy sitting room, a stylish and rustic bedroom and a cool modern bathroom. 

The furnishings fitted in with the American farmhouse feel. I was particularly impressed with the bed that was huge and really comfortable with a memory foam mattress. The room had a sofa, small table, bedside tables and a little nook to store your clothes. An in-room fridge full of cans of complimentary soft drink were very welcome, and not seen very often in a hotel room.

The bathroom consisted of a shower, separate claw foot bath, toilet, and sink. Everything was suitably pristine and spotlessly clean, which is super important don't you think?

Toiletries were eco-friendly and the accommodation has a Trip Advisors Green Leaders platinum level for its eco-friendly practices such as recycling and growing their own vegetables. 

The view from the bathroom and bedroom was of the green fields below but was shaded so no one could see you too. 

There was a gas fire in the room, which I would think would be very welcome on a cold winters day, keeping you cosy and warm.

We had a glimpse of the other rooms as well and some of the highlights are below.

As you can see the whole place was gorgeous and the photos really don't do it justice.  Each room was decorated authentically and in compliment to the history of the inn. 

Breakfast was served at 9am in the dining room and included items such as homemade vegetable frittata, baked french custard pancakes and other scrumptious delights that change on a regular basis. Dishes incorporated organic milk, the freshest eggs from their own chickens, and vegetables picked that day from their garden. 

We were treated to Bircher muesli which was possibly the best I have ever had, avocado toast with radish which was seasoned perfectly, baked eggs with salmon and crispy sauteed potatoes. Juice was a cherry and berry mix packed full of antioxidants. Everything was healthy but tasty too and you certainly wouldn't go hungry with the food on offer. 

Rooms at the Old Rhinebeck Inn start at $225 a night, which for the standard of accommodation I think is fairly priced. It's not cheap certainly but in this instance, I believe you get what you pay for.

Would we stay here again? Most definitely! I've always wanted to stay in a homely American farmhouse, being brought up with the Waltons TV show in the 1970s. The Old Rhinebeck Inn exceeded every expectation I had on the decor, the amenities and the warm welcome. The breakfast was outstanding and the quality of the ingredients was exceptional. Cindy and Jonna are friendly and warm and were great company too. 

For more information on what to do in the area check out Dutchess Tourism.

If you are ever staying in the Rhinebeck area or want a luxurious base to explore Dutchess County then I can say with my hand on my heart you can do no wrong staying here.  Exceptional.

Olde Rhinebeck Inn
340 Wurtemburg Rd,

* This was a complimentary stay as part of a press trip



  1. This looks lovely - and that breakfast with berries looks just terrific. I am adding this to my wish list.

    1. The breakfast was so tasty and it was all prepared and cooked in front of us.

  2. What a beautiful place to stay! That food looks exceptional!

  3. This places looks so cool. I think next time I go to New York I need to venture just a bit more outside of the main city to places like this x

    1. I know how much you love New York Rhian, and I think you would appreciate the beauty of this area.

  4. How beautiful is this place? I absolutely love the decor and how cosy it looks x

  5. I think the building looks really nice and the decor inside is really authentic and homely. The view is also lovely! The pond looks so nice :) xx

    1. It's one of those places where the photos don't do it justice at all.

  6. Oh wow this looks amazing, and so rustic. I love the little touches too they really make a difference

  7. This looks such a lovely place to stay. The food looks amazing too, it's great it's all home grown and home made. You don't instantly think of places like this when you think of New York do you?

    1. No you don't I think you always think of New York City and city hotels but New York State is so different.

  8. Never heard of Duchess County before, looks a beautiful place to visit.

  9. Ohh I love how quintessential this place is, such gorgeous interior and super cosy too - would make a for a great weekend away

    Laura x

    1. It was beautiful inside, a really lovely place to stay.

  10. What a quaint old place to stay, love the bedroom furnishings.


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