Welcome to Rhinebeck, New York!

Rhinebeck at a Glance is your Rhinebeck Guide!
Wherever you are in the world, Rhinebeck at a Glance brings Rhinebeck, NY, to you!  Located just two hours north of New York City, Rhinebeck is a vibrant and beautiful city filled with activities and culture for every neighbor and visitor alike.

Rhinebeck at a Glance gives you direct access to media, events, lodging, recreation, local schools and libraries, transportation, the weather, and much more. With just a few clicks, the community of Rhinebeck is at your fingertips: read up on the local news, find restaurants and shopping, explore the local real estate market, or take a tour of nearby towns in Dutchess County and in the surrounding Hudson Valley.

I have created this site to achieve maximum involvement, participation and enjoyment of the Rhinebeck Local Community and the Rhinebeck vicinity. Please note that no commercial endorsements are made or implied and the lack of mention is not a criticism.

 —from the desk of Anne Brown, Dirt Road Realty

EventsRhinebeck Events  Rhinebeck at a Glance gives you full access to the variety of events and cultural activities. Check out the calendar for upcoming events found in and around Rhinebeck, NY; from reservations to registration, we’ve got you covered.


Arts EntertainmentArts & Entertainment Said to be a destination hub for arts and entertainment, Rhinebeck is home to The Center for Performing Arts and the Cocoon Theatre, where performances provide entertainment and pleasure for audiences of all ages. Just a short distance away, to the north and south, you will find the Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts, the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center and the Bardavon Opera House. Whether you want to attend a concert, watch a flick or enjoy a play, Rhinebeck at a Glance has all the information you need. Your tickets are waiting!

DiningFood and Drink Rhinebeck Dining and the Rhinebeck NY vicinity offers a menu for everyone's palate- Cedar Planked Wild King Salmon, Duck Confit Risotto, Hamburger or Cheeseburger with Fries, Sushi Assortment, Veggie Delight Wrap, Apple Martini, Millbrook Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay or the best ice cream around. Rhinebeck at a Glance provides a profile of each restaurant - make a selection- make your reservation. Bon Appétit!

Tourism Tourism  plays a vital role in the town of Rhinebeck and its surrounding areas. From a variety of historic sites, wine tours through the Millbrook Vineyards, or a visit to the Culinary Institute of America, Rhinebeck has activities for both visitors and residents of the area. For the naturalist, take a stroll through the Innisfree Gardens where you will find a 150-acre public garden featuring a 40-acre glacial lake. If you’re looking for a day at the winery, a food adventure, or a peaceful stroll through the quite, country setting, let Rhinebeck at a Glance be your guide.

Shopping Goods and Services Ask the residents of Rhinebeck why they love their town! In the heart of Rhinebeck, or just a short drive away, you will find clothing boutiques, gourmet food and wine, antiques, local markets and many other unique offerings that suit your fancy. If you’re visiting the area, Rhinebeck at a Glance gives you a first-hand look at where to go before you hit the streets. Make sure you save a couple days to shop in some of the wonderful boutiques and stores; you’ll be sure to find that special something or just enjoy some good old-fashioned window shopping. 

KidsKids Corner  features destinations and activities specifically for families with kids of all ages, from tots to teenagers. Take a walk through the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum or visit the Trevor Zoo, which houses more than 180 exotic and indigenous animals. If you seek a theatrical experience, check out the Cocoon Theatre or the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. Your little ones will enjoy the Kids Back to School Bash (a subsection of the Rhinebeck Farmers' Market Blog), or take your teens for some tennis classes at the Rhinebeck Tennis Club. With so many fun choices, the kids will be all smiles…and the parents, too!

LodgingLodging Whether you prefer a bed and breakfast, a beautiful inn or a peaceful retreat, Rhinebeck at a Glance has choices for everyone. If you’re a visitor or a resident who wants a staycation, browse the information below for the perfect place to stay, both within the village and in the surrounding towns. 

If you’re worried about cooling off during those hot, summer months, some accommodations do offer pools. And for all of you dog lovers, your best friend is welcome at a select number of lodgings, but please call ahead. 

This Rhinebeck lodging section covers roughly a 20-mile radius from the village of Rhinebeck. 

Media Media Rhinebeck at a Glance Media page brings you news and information connecting Rhinebeck to the surrounding towns in Columbia, Dutchess and Ulster Counties. For your convenience, the creative forces of arts, culture, and literature featured in the magazines and newsletters of the combined towns are united here as one source. The collective publications and media from the live PANDA stream provide you with an informative pulse on the happenings and interests in Rhinebeck by spreading the "word" of your interests, knowledge and pleasures.

LibrariesLibraries & Schools Rhinebeck at a Glance provides you with direct access to local schools and libraries located within Rhinebeck and beyond. Below you will find direct links to the website of each school district, housing information on sports programs, important events, school closings and all major school news.

Starr Library, the community library of Rhinebeck, has a sharing mechanism with neighboring counties, which has expanded the borrowing and lending power of the library tenfold. With this sharing system in place, you now have the power to sit at your computer, order a book online and pick it up at any of the local libraries. In addition, each of these libraries offer a wide range of programs geared for all ages and interests.

CommunityCommunity & Government The Community and Government section offers information on the Chamber of Commerce for Dutchess County and seven of its towns and villages including Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Millbrook, Red Hook, Rhinebeck and Tivoli. Rhinebeck at a Glance provides access to up-to-date information on local board meetings and other community events to keep you informed at all times. This collective section of websites is a wealth of information designed to keep you informed while enabling maximal participation by the community.

RecreationRecreation Known for its natural beauty, Rhinebeck its neighboring towns offer recreation year round. Whether indoors or out, there are many ways to plan your days; from a beautiful visit through the Walkway Over The Hudson State Historic Park, a day at the golf course or a visit to the spa. For some afternoon fun, you may also enjoy swimming in one of the town pools, throwing pennies in a pond, or play a game of tennis at one of the courts. Rhinebeck at a Glance gives you the key to planning the perfect day.

TransportationTransportation For easy and enjoyable travel to and within the Rhinebeck area, this section provides you and your visitors with all your transportation needs! Rhinebeck at a Glance gives you links to Mapquest, Metro North, Amtrak, limousine service, rental cars, taxis, and more. Whether you’re a visitor for the weekend or a local to Rhinebeck, we have all the information you need right here.