4 Grinnell Street PO Box 292 Rhinecliff, NY 12574 . t: 845.876.0590 . f: 845.876.0690 . info@therhinecliff.com
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Raising ‘The Bar’ at the Rhinecliff - Sep 2012

If you listen to local radio station WKZE, then you’ve heard James Chapman, the Rhinecliff Hotel’s dapper owner and impresario…and his unmistakable British accent.

  • British pub-style eatery is a cheeky delight: Raising ‘The Bar’ at the Rhinecliff - Read review
  • Rural Intelligence - Restaurant at The Rhinecliff Finds Its Groove - Jan 2011

    As owners of the historic Rhinecliff Hotel, James and David Chapman — Englishmen and brothers—like to keep it fun.

  • Restaurant at The Rhinecliff Finds Its Groove: The Rhinecliff - Read review
  • New York Magazine - Go Country — and Carless — in Rhinebeck - Sep 2010

    Pedal and paddle your way through the bucolic Dutchess County town where Chelsea Clinton recently wed—just 90 minutes away by Amtrak.

  • Where to stay and Where to eat: The Rhinecliff - Read review
  • New York Magazine - Have a Shot in the Hudson Valley - Dec 2009

    Look out over the Hudson at the Rhinecliff Hotel (from $160), the recently renovated boutique hotel where rooms come with balconies, wide-board flooring, and giant whirlpool baths.

  • Where to stay: The Rhinecliff - Read review
  • Hudson Valley Magazine - Best Jazz Brunch 2009 - Oct 2009

    Once a neglected eyesore, the Rhinecliff is now a beautifully transformed hotel just outside of Rhinebeck that recently underwent an ambitious $5 million renovation. It draws visitors from near and far who stay overnight, then explore the Valley.

  • Winner Best Jazz Brunch 2009: The Rhinecliff - Read review
  • Rhinecliff Shines - Sep 15, 2009

    Sep 15, 2009 ... Rhinebeck - Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, The Rhinecliff Hotel, established in 1854, closed and almos t condemned in 2002, ...

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  • Insideout - Hudson Valley - Dish of June 2009 - Back to the Future at the Rhinecliff - June 2009

    In these days of repairingm reusing, recycling, and redirecting, is there a more noble calling than restoring a beautiful olf hotel and filling it a new with people, music and laughter ?

  • Back to the Future at the Rhinecliff: Insideout - Read review
  • Poughkeepsie Journal - Rhinecliff features historic charm - May 26 2009

    The Rhinecliff may be a newcomer to the Hudson Valley, marking its one-year anniversary in July, but its foundation is steeped in history.

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  • National Geographic Traveler - 129 Hotels We Love - Mar 2009

    These 129 places to stay in North America combine good service, sustainable practices, community involvement, and a strong sense of place.

  • 129 Hotels we love: http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2009/04/stay-list/usa-east-text
  • Hudson Valley Magazine - Rhinecliff Revisted - Feb 13 2009

    After major renovations, The Bar at the Rhinecliff, the new eatery at the famed Rhinecliff hotel, reopens with an updated look and a varied menu.

  • Rhinecliff Revisted: http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazine/March-2009/Rhinecliff-Revisited/
  • youtube review - Travel Video Review, Feb 2009

    Travel Video PostCards are one-minute, sound-rich Travel Videos from all over the world. They are embedded on thousands of web sites, web pages and blogs globally and generate many comments from viewers.

  • Hudson Valley Travel-Rhinecliff Inn: Hudson Valley Inns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj9_FkASbyA
  • Chronogram Magazine - Hudson Valley Havens, Jan 29th 2009

    Just a quarter mile from the Rhinecliff Amtrak station lies some fascinating musical history. What began as a restaurant in the late 1800s evolved into a boxcar hub where musicians would come to jam...

  • Hudson Valley Havens - http://chronogram.com/issue/2009/2/Lodging/Hudson-Valley-Havens?page=2
  • Hammertown, Travel Section: The Rhinecliff Hotel & Restaurant - A Re-Deux Deluxe, Jan 27th 2009

    We’d been hearing great things about the recently renovated Rhinecliff Hotel & Restaurant for some time so both Joan and I were eagerly anticipating checking it out for our blog.

  • A Re-Deux Deluxe - http://hammertown.com/the-rhinecliff-deluxe-re-deux/#more-4607
  • New York Daily News - Hudson's hideaway hotel, Jan 18th 2009

    There's no easier escape in upstate New York than the Rhinecliff, where the train literally stops outside the front door. A historic railway hotel built in 1854 to meet the charge up the Hudson of the mighty New York Central Railroad, the former Rhinecliff Hotel has been reborn as simply the Rhinecliff after a meticulous five-year renovation.

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  • The New York Times, Travel Section: Hotel Review: The Rhinecliff in the Hudson Valley

    Designed by the architect George Veitch in 1854 to serve travelers riding the Kingston ferry and the new Hudson River Railroad through Dutchess County, the Rhinecliff had in recent decades operated as a seedy dive bar with a loyal local following until it was shuttered in 2003......

  • Check In, Check Out - Hotel Review - http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/12/14/travel/14check.html
  • Jan Greenberg, author of Hudson Valley Harvest:

    Perched on the east bank of the Hudson with sweeping river and mountain views, the 200-year-old Rhinecliff Hotel & Restaurant is finally open after a five-year, four-million-dollar plus restoration and renovation. The cozy bar and dining room and an expansive outdoor patio offer some of the Valley’s best river and sunset views......

  • Rhinecliff Hotel & Restaurant (pssst…it’s open) - http://ruralintelligence.com/index.php/ruralroadtrips_section/results/rhinecliffe/
  • Jennifer Fivelsdal, Rhinebeck NY:

    Finally the hotel opened and of course I wanted to take a peek. I was not disappointed. The place is spectacular, a beautiful remodeling job and an awesome view of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains......

  • Rhinecliff Hotel a new old gem in town - http://rhinebeckliving.com/post/642059/Rhinecliff-Hotel-a-new/
  • The New York Times:

    The Rhinecliff, in the town of the same name, is opening any day now. It’s a small (nine-room), beautiful riverfront property that respects its site, where a 19th-century hotel once stood. The art above the guest room beds, for instance, is made of the original hotel’s tin roof......

  • The Nuts and Bolts of an Antiquing Trip - http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/04/arts/04bhud.html?_r=1&oref=slogin/
  • The TimesOnline (United Kingdom):

    an imposing 1854 hotel that stands right on the river and just a two-minute walk from Rhinecliff station......

  • Four great USA rail journeys - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/holiday_type/rail_travel/article4633688.ece
  • Hudson Valley Magazine:

    Brothers James and David Chapman toiled for five years in a labor of love to renovate the classic 1854 Hotel Rhinecliff. Over the years it had also served as a rooming house and bar, before falling on hard times. Now, the Rhinecliff is a boutique country hotel featuring beautifully restored wood floors, historic beams, stone fireplaces, and a Victorian oak bar......

  • Best of Hudson Valley - http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazine/Hudson-Valley-Resources/Best-of-Hudson-Valley/index.php?listing=15668