6 Reasons to Visit Buttermilk Falls
One of our favorite areas in the Hudson Valley comes alive with these can’t-miss experiences.
The Charming Town of Rhinebeck
Not all towns are created equal. And while you might be wondering why you should visit Rhinebeck, well, think of what it has in store for you. A 30 minute drive from Buttermilk Falls Inn (or, from NYC it’s about an hour on the train or a 90 min by car), this town is a more down-to-earth version of the Hamptons. In fact, I’d say it’s very similar to Sag Harbour in that it’s got a lot of mom-and-pop stores, no chains, is beautifully designed, and is centered around a big quaint-but-glamorous hotel called the Beekman Arms in the center of town (where Chelsea Clinton held her wedding rehearsal dinner).
Rhinebeck is home of the Dutchess County Fair, the Northern Dutchess Botanical Garden, and the intimate Center of Performing Arts. Here, you can enjoy an enlightening workshop at the Omega Institute, or peruse the town’s fabulous indie bookstore. In Rhinebeck you can be exhilarated by the sights in the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, and spend two hours wandering around the Wilderstein Historic Site.
Some of our favorite must-see spots in Rhinebeck:
It might be a lot to fathom now that you’re reading it. But when you’re there, a quick walk from one place to another just falls naturally.