Hudson Valley Historic Estates, Museums,
Recreation, Spas & Entertainment

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Explore the many quiet pleasures and active things to do in the Hudson Valley just a stone’s throw from the inn. We are happy to make suggestions about an itinerary for your visit in Rhinebeck. First click to learn more about area attractions and activities here on our Website.

Historic Estates

Dotted throughout the largest designated Historic district in the country
Click here for a primer on the historical significance of the area.

Historic Estates - Olde Rhinebeck Inn
Springwood in Hyde Park, home of FDR and the first US Presidential Library. A total must see.
Valkill:
We are huge fans of Eleanor Roosevelt and her modest cozy home, the only historic site dedicated to a first lady.
Architectural example of a gilded age country estate, formal gardens, river views and a great gift shop.
Walk the quiet grounds or take a tour of this Gilded Age mansion overlooking the Hudson and Catskill Mountains, super sunsets.
Home of Daisy Suckley, a prime example of the Victorian era. Quirky tour given May-October Thurs-Sun 12-4pm
Italianate villa designed in 1851 by artist and inventor Samuel Morse, beautiful landscaped grounds and heritage vegetable gardens.
Clermont
Prominent Livingston family estate offering tours of the mansion and grounds,views of the Hudson River
Great spot for walking, part of Bard College campus, grounds open daily, tours of the mansion on Saturdays only.
Olana
Frederic Church’s moorish style colorful, elaborate home. Unlike anything else in the valley, stunning views of the Hudson.
Explore the home and studio of the inventor of the Hudson River School of romantic landscape painting.
Italianate villa designed in 1851 by artist and inventor Samuel Morse, beautiful landscaped grounds and heritage vegetable gardens.

Spas and Wellness Centers

Rejuvenate your body and relax your mind with these area offerings, for the ultimate indulgence ask us about our Inn House Massages
Spas and Wellness Centers - Olde Rhinebeck Inn
Haven Spa
A tranquil retreat to recharge and relax, offering the best of both worlds natural healing techniques and the latest technology.
Massage therapy and skin care treatments in a comfortable, relaxing environment.
Rain Spa
Full service salon, massages and wellness treatments.
Yoga classes and workshops for every level.
Healing sessions, custom yoga classes, workshops, unique beauty treatments.
Wellness workshops, Yoga and Tai Chi classes, spa services at the largest and most trusted holistic education provider.
Himalayan Salt Cave, Yoga, wellness workshops
Salt Cave 10%discount for Olde Rhinebeck Inn Guests

Outdoor Recreation

Stay active during your visit to the Olde Rhinebeck Inn.
Here are some fun things for active pursuits in the Hudson Valley.
Outdoor Recreation - Olde Rhinebeck Inn

Our favorite activity to enjoy the mighty Hudson, offering charters, sailing lessons and champagne sunset cruises.

Glide down the river on a guided tour, also offering instructional programs for all skill levels.

Practice your target or clay pigeon shooting at the oldest licensed shooting ground in the U.S.

Second oldest 18 hole course in the nation.

18-hole championship caliber golf course is a treat to play with a full-length grass driving range, pro shop and restaurant.

Indoor/Outdoor facility, tennis, pickleball and variety of paddle sports.

Museums of All Kinds

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Opens May 1st, air shows begin in June. Americas first flying museum of antique aircraft. 15 Minute bi-plane rides offered.

Historic building known as the Quitman house featuring local history exhibits. Open Saturdays only.

Really impressive collection of Hudson River School paintings, and works of European and American painters.

One of the largest venues for contemporary art in the former Nabisco box plant on the banks of the Hudson.

Located on the Historic Rondout waterfront in Kingston, dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, home of the Riverport wooden boat school.

Located in the Historic Stockade District of uptown Kingston, home to an outstanding collection of 18th and early 19th century furnishings and decorative arts.

Little over a hours drive southwest, oldest and largest public collection of Militia in the Western Hemisphere.

Fantastic outdoor sculpture park, open April through October.  Rent bikes, take the tram or stroll at your own pace.

Located in Hudson NY, the premier firefighting museum in the world, exhibiting over 60 engines and historic artifacts.

Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Enjoy the local Hudson Valley Arts and Entertainment scene at these fine venues near the Inn.
Arts, Culture and Entertainment - Olde Rhinebeck Inn
Alternative to main stream cinema showing classics, independent, and foreign films.

Delight in live theater, musicals, staged readings, concerts holiday shows, and much more.

Worth a visit for the Frank Gehry designed structure, world class performances, opera, classical, jazz, dance.

Innovative dance performances, intimate productions.

Home of the midnight ramble, intimate concerts held in one of a kind musical landmark.

"Rhinebeck is a terrific area with rich deep history, great eateries, galleries, assorted shops, and antiques emporiums, awesome estates up and down river."
"It is well-located if you want to tour the Hudson River Valley area, near many of the major sites. "
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