An equestrian village community in a peaceful area by the Hudson River.
Rhinebeck is a charming little village nestled right alongside the Hudson River. The town falls under New York's Dutchess County and is rather small with a population hovering around 3,000 residents. The area has a historic feel visible through the strong brick homes that make up the community. In the city center, the Dutch Reformed Church, dating back to 1802, speaks to the historic past of this quaint little village.
Today, the Rhinebeck area is a destination for families and professionals who are looking for a quiet place to call home. The natural appeal, lush foliage, and equestrian-friendly environment is the perfect place for those looking for their own slice of greenery to call home.
The local lifestyle in Rhinebeck is one with a relaxed, slow pace of life, in touch with nature, and overall charming. Here, residents have a close-knit community in a village offering plenty of space, for keeping and riding horses and to spread out with some privacy.
Despite its small-town appeal, there's plenty for residents to enjoy here in Rhinebeck. There are an array of restaurants, locally-owned shops, and other establishments catering to the needs of Rhinebeck residents.
One of the distinguishing features of Rhinebeck is its connection to the surrounding nature. Many restaurants source their produce and ingredients from the local region. Amsterdam is one such restaurant focusing on a farm-to-table menu. Here, diners can sample a fresh menu that changes alongside the seasons.
There are other locations paying homage to the rich culture of the village of Rhinebeck. Le Petit Bistro is a popular restaurant focusing on French and European cuisine. They have escargot, prime steaks, lamb, and duck. Krause’s Chocolates and fine dining at Terrapin are other gems in Rhinebeck that speak to the diversity, culture, and culinary pride the village is so proud of. Terrapin has a tapas menu and fabulous entrees, like the Guinness Braised Lamb Shank. Krause’s Chocolates is a four-generation, locally-owned shop with handmade chocolates and candy. For lighter bites to eat, Bread Alone is a popular destination for locals who want a quick place to pop into for breakfast, coffee, or lunch.
Throughout the rest of the town, there are establishments both historical and modern for residents to enjoy. Hammertown is one of the area's most popular destinations for those looking to spruce up their home. For those looking for a local getaway, the nearby Mirbeau Inn & Spa is a great destination for an afternoon of pampering and relaxation.
Throughout the year, there are festivals and events for locals to enjoy. Perhaps the most notable is the Dutchess County Fair. The annual event is filled with fun for the whole family. From rides to traditional fair food, to booths where local artisans can sell their crafts, there's something for everyone at this annual event.
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and Wilderstein Historic Site are popular educational destinations where locals can learn about the rich history of the area. Rhinebeck is also home to the acclaimed Omega Institute, a center for holistic studies. They provide workshops, conferences, retreats, and professional training. At The Gallery At Rhinebeck patrons enjoy spectacular local and national artwork.
The city of Rhinebeck is served by the Rhinebeck Central School District
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