The Rhinecliff

Two-Night Stays for Two in a Premier Room at The Rhinecliff in New York

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Restored Historical Hotel on the Hudson River

When the Hudson River Railroad opened in the mid-19th century, men used to stable their horses and stay the night at a neat, clapboard rooming house along the scenic waterscape. Over time, that structure morphed into a raucous music hall, but then closed and had been worn down. After being purchased a few years ago, the new owners went great lengths to see that The Rhinecliff would be painstakingly restored to its original glory: refinished vintage doors open up to elegant spaces lined with antique hardwood floors and old stone fireplaces stacked by hand. Today, the hotel—which is listed in National Register of Historic Places—balances its charming rusticity with luxurious modern touches.

In each premier room, a private balcony looks to the Hudson River and its verdant surroundings. Downstairs in The Bar, The Rhinecliff's in-house restaurant, chefs whip up a complimentary breakfast, and in the afternoons, local jazz musicians add to the low-key vibe. In the evening, Executive Chef Brian Kaywork utilizes locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to concoct European-influenced fare. During nice weather or particularly bright solar flares, guests can dine on the bluestone outdoor patio and clink glasses with drinks from a lengthy wine list or an eclectic assortment of domestic and international beers and liquors.

Hudson River Valley, New York: Natural Beauty Surrounding Quaint Towns

The Rhinecliff resides in the scenic Hudson River Valley, a hilly and scenic region with charming towns. About 15 minutes away by car is Poets' Walk Park in Red Hook, which offers almost 2 miles of forested trails—some of which look out to panoramic views of the valley. There's a wide appreciation for local, farm-fresh produce in the area; one can pluck flavorful fruits and veggies straight from the farmers at local markets or sample the fare in the area's restaurants, markets, and wineries—all just a quick drive from The Rhinecliff.

Treasure troves of antiques are on display at a cluster of charming shops and marketplaces in neighboring Rhinebeck. And in the diverse roster of museums, visitors can learn about the hamlet's long history through artistic and cultural exhibits or musical re-enactments performed by security guards.

What You Get

  • For $235, a two-night stay for two in a premier room, valid Sunday–Wednesday
  • Or, for $299, a two-night stay for two in a premier room, valid Thursday–Saturday

Amenities

  • Complimentary full breakfast
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Close to quaint town and shops
  • Scenic countryside location

The Fine Print

  • Not valid 12/30/11-12/31/11, 2/10/12-2/14/12, 4/6/12-4/8/12, or 4/27/12-4/29/12
  • Travel must be completed by 4/30/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 2-week cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check-in
  • Valid only for a premier room
  • 8.125% state sales tax and 4% local lodging tax not included

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How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call The Rhinecliff or visit website by 4/30/12.
  3. Choose a date before expiration date.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • King-size bed and futon sofa
  • Standard occupancy: Two
  • Maximum occupancy: Four
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for additional occupants of any age
  • Balcony

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: Free
  • Rollaways: Not available
  • Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: Not available

What It's Worth

  • For $235, a two-night stay for two in a premier room, valid Sunday–Wednesday (up to $600 value)
  • Or, for $299, a two-night stay for two in a premier room, valid Thursday–Saturday (up to $600 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: About 70 miles from Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • By transit: Next door to Rhinecliff Amtrak station
  • By car: About 60 miles south of Albany

Traveler's Tips

  • The Rhinecliff provides earplugs to help mute occasional noise from the neighboring Amtrak station.
  • The hotel's front desk is closed overnight.

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