by Traci L. Suppa
This small boutique property is the renovated version of an 1854 rooming house, re-opened in 2008. It’s 2 miles from the town of Rhinebeck, and next door to the Rhinecliff Amtrak train station.
There are only nine rooms, all with flat-screen TV, whirlpool tub and shower, and Wi-Fi. Families of up to four people are allowed in the “Premier” rooms or suites, with the use of a futon sofa bed or air mattress. Two adults and one small child are allowed in the Hudson or River rooms, with a crib (available for a fee). All rooms have a private balcony, and either a full or partial view of the Hudson River. Because it’s a historic railway hotel, the train tracks are nearby, so train noise is to be expected.
Complimentary full breakfast is served in the “Bar,” a brasserie with a riverside terrace that also serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
Our Editor Loves
- Upscale appointments and gourmet food
- Balconies and river views
- Location near Amtrak station and Rhinebeck
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Not pretentious, not "basic", just good fun on the Hudson. No elevator!! Warning :-) Awesome views & right next to the train station! A fun little bar in the basement, great staff. A word to anyone traveling in the area - Rhinecliff and Rhinebeck are a few miles apart, and cab or Uber services are a bit of a challenge. There ain't much in Rhinecliff, so most of your social / food activities are going to be someplace else (likely Rhinebeck or across the river).
I recently designed a wedding at the Rhinecliff and it was a spectacular setting. The staff is gracious, the views are unforgettable and the amenities worked well for us. Any request we had was handled swiftly, the guest rooms were spacious. All in all, great choice!