EscapeMaker.com has teamed up with Heritage Radio Network to offer a great New York State craft beverage-themed vacation package for two people! The Hudson Valley Region in New York State, located 1-2 hours from New York City by car or by train, is known for its trendy restaurants, celebrity chefs and innovative cuisine. Home to a number of cutting-edge culinary educational institutions like Stone Barns Center and the Culinary Institute of America, the area has seen a rise of a new crop of malting houses, breweries and distilleries. After listening to Heritage Radio Network’s special episode of “On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio” on the Hudson Valley “New Primitives,” you’ll get to experience firsthand the local flavors from some of New York’s best craft beverage producers!
LISTEN HERE TO HERITAGE RADIO’S CRAFT BEVERAGE PODCAST
INCLUDED (package valid year-round):
1 Night stay at The Rhinecliff Hotel
2 Passes for a 1/2 day culinary and beverage crawl tour of Rhinebeck with Hudson Valley Food Tours
$50 Certificate to Daughter’s Fare & Ale in Red Hook
15% Discount on Amtrak® tickets from NYC
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Adjacent to the Rhinecliff Amtrak train station, The Rhinecliff Hotel is the perfect stylish central hub for your Hudson Valley adventure. Owner James Chapman and his brother lovingly restored the hotel in 2008 and now the Rhinecliff offers gorgeous river views from every angle. Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast, whirlpool tubs and wifi.
After checking in, it’s time to explore the area! For those coming by train, cabs are always aplenty. The historic town of Rhinebeck, renowned for its charm, boutiques, antiquing and country fairs is just 2 miles away. Hudson Valley Food Tours Rhinebeck Culinary Crawls run on Sundays, from 1pm-3:30pm through the end of October and CIA graduate Pete Ramos is your expert guide! This interactive guided walking tour includes visits to the award-winning Rhinebeck Farmers Market and village eateries for tastings of seasonal produce, local cheeses, local craft beers and spirits and other area specialties, all while you meet the farmers, brewers and people who create and serve them.
For a great dinner and a selection of amazing draughts, head North to charming Red Hook. Just a 15-minute cab ride from the hotel, Red Hook is home to Daughters Fare and Ale. Nosh away on their tasty burgers, salads and sandwiches while you try some local crisp brews on tap from Sloop Brewing and From the Ground Brewery. Owners Ryan and Rachel look forward to your visit!
If you have time to explore the area more, we suggest stopping at additional places mentioned in the podcast like Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie, Hudson Valley Brewery in Beacon, and Sloop Brewery, Hudson Brewing Company, The Crimson Sparrow Restaurant and Suarez Family Brewery in Hudson. Also, don’t worry, if you missed Migliorelli Farm at the Rhinebeck Farmer’s market on Sunday, the farm stands are open daily 9am-6pm at Rt. 199 and River Road, Rhinebeck (the bridge approach) and Rt. 9 in Red Hook across from the Rhinebeck Savings Bank. And for more info on the area, visit Dutchess County Tourism and Taste.NY.gov and ILOVENY.com.
Listed as one of National Geographic Traveler’s Top 20 Must-See Places, the Hudson Valley is as scenic and hospitable as it is cultural and delicious. Just a couple hours from New York City, this picturesque and colorful region is filled with sweeping rivers, small towns, local farms and incredible culinary and craft beverage scenes. There is more to do here than you will have time for — and you will want to return again and again.
Top 10 Dutchess County Events:
- Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. First weekend in June at the Dutchess Fairgrounds.
- Discover Hudson Valley Bike Ride. Last Sunday in June.
- Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Queen City Pride Weekend Poughkeepsie in June.
- Good Guys East Coast Nationals classic car show in Rhinebeck in June.
- Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Balloon Festival in July.
- Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition & Festival. First weekend in August.
- Jazz in the Valley jazz festival in Poughkeepsie in August.
- Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck. Last full week in August.
- Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival & HV Craft Beer Festival in Rhinebeck in September.
- New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck in October.
Featured Tours & Transportation:
- The Roosevelt Ride Shuttle (runs May 1 – Nov 1 daily) transports people to
Hyde Park’s Roosevelt Vanderbilt sites at no charge.
- Hudson Valley Craft Beer Tours transports groups to local breweries,
wineries, cideries or distilleries throughout the Hudson Valley.
- Culinary adventures via Dutchess County Farm Fresh Tours (weekends from mid-August through November), made easily accessible by Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad.
Dutchess County on Social Media:
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 1. PURCHASE THE PACKAGE
You will receive a receipt and a PDF download of the vouchers and EscapeMaker codes you will need to redeem on your trip via email. Be sure to bring vouchers with you to get validated by your innkeeper!
Step 2. BOOK YOUR HOTEL DATE
Visit the Rhinecliff Hotel website (or call 845-876-0590 to check availability) to choose your date. Enter or give them your EscapeMaker code.
Step 3. BOOK YOUR TOUR DATE
Visit the Hudson Valley Tours website to choose your date for two tours. Enter your EscapeMaker code.
And voila! You’re all set!
THE FINE PRINT:
You have 14 days in order to book your preferred reservation and tour dates up to 1 year in advance. If you are not able to get the dates you want, we offer a full refund. Beyond the 14 days in order to book, there are no refunds or cancellations. The package and all components are completely transferable up to one year. The package price covers all fees and taxes but does not cover train tickets, taxi fare, incidentals or optional gratuities. You must ask your innkeeper to validate the vouchers in order to redeem them at all destinations.