Rhinebeck, Town of

Rhinebeck and our nation's early history

Located 100 miles north of New York City and accessible by Amtrak and Metro-North train stations, Rhinebeck, New York, is a popular spot among tourists and celebrities, many of whom have second homes there, including properties that range in price from $200,000 to multi-million dollar listings. 

The town encompasses 39 square miles in the northwest part of the county. It features quaint shops, restaurants and cafes, bed and breakfast inns. Not surprisingly, locals and others enjoying Rhinebeck’s small-town feel, with kids riding bikes, people walking the streets, accessibility to shops and restaurants and a small but highly rated school system.

Rhinebeck is home to the nation's oldest continuously operating inn, The Beekman Arms, a restaurant and hotel that has been in existence since the Revolutionary War. Legendary visitors include George Washington, Aaron Burr, General Lafayette, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Walter Cronkite, Paul Newman and other elite actors from Hollywood, plus many famous musicians.

Northern Dutchess Hospital is located within the town. The town recreation department has something for the whole family, including swimming, tennis, basketball, soccer, volleyball, playgrounds and pavilions.

Among the multitude of community events and attractions is Rhinebeck’s annual Sinterklaas event that has been described by the Huffington Post as, “just a smile away from Whoville with a hint of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’Theater On The Road performs murder mysteries and a dinner theater version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in the Wayfarer Room and at the Rhinebeck Cemetery, bringing a variety of characters to life who contributed to Rhinebeck's rich history. The Dutchess County Fairgrounds also is in Rhinebeck and hosts the county’s annual fair each August, plus various shows during the year and the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival.

Rhinebeck was named after the Sepasco tribe of Indians. In the 1700s the early name of the town was Ryn Beck, with the Dutch settling here in the 1680s. The King's Highway, now known as Route 9, has an historic marker at the northwest corner of Rhinebeck's intersection.

Population: 7,777
Median Home Value: $377,400

County: Dutchess, NY
Latitude: 41.92699072
Longitude: -73.96299289

80 East Market St.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


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