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By Kimberly Hoffman


Smile and say "Boo!" If you have a lens that captures ghostly images, you’re in for a real treat in the Hudson Valley. Few places in the country are more steeped in legend, lore, and primal beauty. And few places are more Instagrammable than this 300-mile stretch from New York City to Albany.

Frequent travelers revere New York’s sprawling Hudson Valley for its old-world aesthetic, outdoor thrills, and eye-popping festivals. Last month, we wrote extensively about the region’s many award-winning craft beverages available at a handful of picturesque farmsteads. However, the Hudson Valley also boasts dozens of awe-inspiring vineyards that, as you can imagine, often double as wedding venues. Here at Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn, home to the oldest inn in America, we know a thing or two about fine wine. In fact, The Tavern at Beekman Arms continuously shines a spotlight on the very best Hudson Valley wineries as a part of our commitment to only promoting local products. The Tavern’s always-changing wine list is sure to pique your interest during your next well-deserved escape from New York City.

New York’s picturesque, historic Hudson Valley is revered for its romantic aura, mountainside hikes, and rousing festivals. However, the region’s 21st-century craft beer revival has rapidly evolved into a massive draw for couples and groups in search of something delicious and distinct. There are over a dozen breweries near Rhinebeck, NY, all of which carry a torch in the local beer scene. What’s particularly unique about this sprawling region is that it boasts several farmstead breweries, a rarity in the United States. So, during your next long-overdue escape to Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn, Rhinebeck’s crown jewel, don’t hesitate to hop aboard the north Poughkeepsie brewery trail.

As we inch closer and closer to summer’s arrival, it’s impossible not to become enlivened at the thought of attending the ultra-popular, long-awaited Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival in New York’s picturesque Dutchess County. This annual Hudson Valley gathering is surging ahead toward its 29th rendition. It remains one of the most alluring events for returning guests here at Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn, “the oldest inn in America.” Beekman Arms, in particular, was established in 1766. Thus, it remains a long-lasting Dutchess County staple. Every July, in the golden days that follow the celebration of our nation’s independence, tens of thousands of people congregate in the rolling hillside along the north edge of peaceful Rhinebeck, NY, to observe over 100 vibrant, uniquely-designed hot air balloons drift through the early-evening, mid-summer sky.

Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn is nestled in the historic Hudson River town of Rhinebeck, NY. The town itself rests along the eastern edge of the Catskill Mountains. Yes, Rhinebeck boasts Colonial architecture and quintessential Dutchess County charm, but it also provides travelers with sprawling views of the neighboring mountains. Beekman Arms, the oldest inn in America, typically attracts history buffs, foodies, and loving couples from New York City. However, it’s not uncommon for an adventurous type or two to utilize Beekman Arms as their hub for mid-day exploration. In fact, many of the best hikes in the Catskills are within 40 minutes of our historic respite.

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