Rhinebeck, NY Bed and Breakfast Getaway
Enchanting Lodging for Curious Travelers
Dear Friends and Guests,
We hope this note finds you all healthy and well. We wanted to reach out and give an update as to what’s happening by us. This season would have marked the start of our 23rd year, but it seems that the universe had other plans. Like much of the world, the Inn has been closed since mid-March. There is a swirl of uncertainty that I’m sure each of you can identify with to varying degrees. Will the second wave of Covid-19 be worse than the first? Will people not travel at all? Will the states bring back the shelter in place orders again? When? For how long? We are curious to get feedback from our guests as to their comfort level for our type of establishment, do you perceive a B&B as a safer bet than a big hotel? Or does it feel too intimate at this time? Masked hosts who drop a custom breakfast basket at your door in the morning? Let us know! We are floating all sorts of ideas as to how or if to reopen. Cindy, Dave and I talked about the prospect of waiting out “the potentially 2 year long storm” here, but that hardly seems like the most noble use of 5 bedrooms to house just Dave and I. Cindy was able to secure a wonderful bungalow right on the beach on the North end of Kauai where she will reunite with her husband Chip and hunker down (not too shabby.) There is so much up in the air right now, but thought we’d put it out to the universe and especially to our guests to see if our buildings could provide a higher purpose at this most unsettling time.
Here are the options we are proposing for a LIMITED TIME:
1. The purchase of our home, The Olde Rhinebeck Inn as a furnished residence. Bids starting at $1,050,000.
2. Rent Fiddler’s Farmhouse August-April $5K/month
3. Purchase or Rent Cindy’s sweet home. (Formerly the “Pink House” it’s no longer Pink, but the name stuck.) A petite, eyebrow Colonial 5 miles from the Inn 2BR, 1.5 bath home on 8 acres. Bids starting at $340K or $3250/month (7 month minimum) or rent to buy option.
First the Inn: Returning to this building’s long history of housing a family, perhaps even an extended, multigenerational family providing safe refuge seems like the right thing to do. We will be offering a completely furnished, decorated and outfitted, step into home. I realize this is not typically the way a house is sold, but there is nothing typical about this house, or about these times. Glasses in the cabinet, and the beds all made. It’s all here, allowing for an easy, gentle and welcoming landing for the home’s new owners. This is paramount to me. For those of you who have stayed here, you know the attention we poured in this beloved, Early American architectural treasure. Remarkably intact with original wide board flooring, rugged hand hewn beams, centuries old windows, doors, hardware, buttermilk paint finishes all recognized as being a significant example of a 1700’s Palatine farmhouse. The building is listed on both the State and National Historic Registries, and stayed in the same family for 239 years or 12 generations. We encourage you to view our video about the Inn, it will give you a real sense of the place.
- 5 Bedrooms all with updated ensuite bathrooms, plus a half bath in the center hall.
- 3800+ Sqft
- Large living room with massive mantle and wood burning stove. Chimney relined and repointed in 2019.
- Dining room with dutch doors, waddle and daub walls and secret surprise.
- Four season enclosed porch, glass and screen options.
- Upstairs cedar balcony
- Stone patio overlooking bass stocked pond.
- Ample off street parking for 7 cars
- Multi use storage shed complete with newer John Deere lawn tractor.
- 3+ Acres with extensive plantings, mature trees, fenced vegetable garden, and chicken house.
- 7 efficient Mitsubishi mini-splits, propane and fuel oil for diverse, heating and cooling options.
- Metal roof
- 2 laundry centers
- Whimsical character abounds at every turn and in every nook of the place.
Start the 3D Home Tour here:
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We will be accepting bids above $1,050,000 to be submitted by 6pm on July 15th. Must include proof of funds or mortgage prequalification letter. We are scheduling 1 hour private appointments for tours Friday- Sunday July 3-5 and again July 10-12 (reserved for serious buyers only) Kindly email us your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you! or call (845)389-0205 if you have any questions, or book a viewing appointment.
Maybe you or someone you know has always dreamed of being an innkeeper- Enjoy it as your home first and resume it as a business when it suits you. Annual gross revenues average $230K. The initial purchase would include the permit to operate and 90% of the contents, however sale does not include; website, phone number, print materials, guest list, name of business and goodwill which can be purchased at a super reasonable $50K for use now or later. The area really is truly special in it’s offerings of natural beauty, historic character, community spirit and educated palate. Quite a few celebrities have been charmed by its appeal and a new exclusive club appears to be in the works and will further enhance Rhinebeck’s mystique and value. Indeed you were already attracted to Rhinebeck and the Hudson Valley because you chose to stay with us!
We have currently cancelled all bookings through August. For those of you who still have future reservations, gift certificates, or credit with us, please be patient, it is our hope to have a better understanding of how this is all going to unfold by July 30th. Should the property sell as a private residence, we will be issuing full refunds. However, If the right buyer does not present themselves, Dave and I will be running the B&B in a limited format complying with all state guidelines.
Fiddlers Farmhouse rental option. Beautifully sited 1850 farmhouse, currently set up as a 3 bedroom, but certainly can be adjusted to suit your needs to create an at home office space. Peace and quiet abounds here, calming to the soul to sit out back listening to nothing but the babbling brook and the songbirds. 5K/month rental. (August 15-April 15 or longer). View Farmhouse here.
Now for Cindy’s place: For those who don’t require so much space, but still appreciate a charming little gem in the country about 5 miles Southeast of the Inn, still in Rhinebeck school district, but technically in Clinton, is Cindy’s sweet 960 sft. 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home on over 8 acres in two 4+ acre lots. Bids over $335K for purchase or for rent for $3250/month to be submitted by 6pm July 15th.
Viewing appointments can also be scheduled for both Fiddlers and Cindy’s Friday- Sunday July 3-5 and again July 10-12 Please share this email with friends or family whom you think the properties would be a good match. We know this is a lot of information, we hope to keep in touch via these newsletters and let everyone know the status in mid-July. We miss terribly the old days of hugs and gathering each morning around a lively table sharing stories, with all the positive energy and joy that you brought to our lives. Those memories loom large, and who knows? Perhaps we will resume after a hiatus or, one of these places will be part of your future, not just your past.
With Gratitude and Virtual Hugs, Jonna, Dave and Cindy
The Olde Rhinebeck Inn is a distinctive Hudson Valley farmhouse
3 miles from the village of Rhinebeck
15 minutes to Hyde Park Historic Estates
95 miles north of Manhattan
Offering Authentic, Elegant, Rustic, and Intimate lodging full of heart and soul.
Historic Hudson Valley Lodging
Welcome to the Olde Rhinebeck Inn, run by us, Jonna and Cindy!
We’re two best friends who revel in sharing this beloved building with everyone who walks through our door. Beyond enjoying the old-world style and charms of the house itself, we’re passionate about helping you make potently joyful memories during your stay. Our shared knowledge of the area guarantees you’ll learn about events and experiences you wouldn’t otherwise discover.
Whether you’re here to celebrate your first anniversary or your 50th, attend a retreat at The Omega Institute, visit nearby historic estates, explore the idea of buying a little a place in the country, or simply seeking a change of pace to spend quality time with a loved one, we have just what you’re looking for.
It’s our goal to give you the opportunity to refresh your spirit, rejuvenate in nature, relax, and return often.
We’re so grateful that you’re exploring our Inn, and appreciate the chance to win you over with our genuine, heartfelt hospitality.
Look forward to seeing you soon.
Deriving pleasure from the details,
Jonna and Cindy
(BFFs and Keepers of the Inn)