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Enjoy a Cozy Getaway and Decadent Dining in Dutchess County

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New York’s Hudson Valley is the perfect place to beat the winter blues. Enjoy cozy getaways, world- class dining and unique seasonal experiences in Dutchess County. Dutchess is accessible by car, plane or train—with several Metro-North and Amtrak stops throughout the county.

Troutbeck. Photos courtesy of Dutchess Tourism

Historic estates, like Troutbeck in Amenia, provide peace and inspiration. At the base of the Berkshires, this serene escape features mid-century modern suites and charming cottages that invite guests to examine the site’s storied past—which includes notable guests like Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ernest Hemingway.

Michelin-starred executive chef Gabe McMackin uses hyperlocal ingredients to create elegant, inventive menus that evolve with the seasons. Whether seated in their romantic dining room or indulging in upscale room service, memorable meals await. Plus, visit The Barns wellness center for acupuncture, massage, sauna and other relaxing treatments.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa

Speaking of relaxation, spend a weekend at Mirbeau Inn and Spa in Rhinebeck for needed rejuvenation. Soak in calming mineral kurs, eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and other amenities. Try seasonal specials, like fragrance massages, then dine at Willow for farm-focused American cuisine.

Further south along the Hudson River, stay at The Dutchess Inn and Spa in Beacon—a calming boutique retreat right on Main Street. Solarium yoga sessions and an array of massage treatments restore visitors. Take in views of the Hudson Highlands and the eclectic city from the upper floors.

The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse

For ultra-romantic dinners with waterfall views, choose The Roundhouse. This Beacon hotel puts guests along Fishkill Creek and in walking range of engaging experiences. Local produce and Hudson Valley wine, beer and spirits shine in the dining spaces of the former 1800s factory.

Stay at Hotel Tivoli for Valentine’s Day getaways with your significant other. This charming spot in the quaint village of Tivoli features cheery rooms, a stunning bar and exquisite eats. Treat your loved one to dinner and a show with the Dutchess Tourism Inspiration Finder, a free mobile passport that delivers deals and discounts at top arts and culture attractions. Visit Dia Beacon, the Fisher Center at Bard, Revel 32°, The Stissing Center, the Wassaic Project and more.

Use another of our passes to stay warm with handcrafted libations! The Dutchess Tourism Taste Finder unlocks perks at 13 craft beverage hotspots. Sip flights at breweries, tour distilleries, embark on guided wine tastings, try ciders from heirloom apples and experience the magic of local mead. Select a 1-day, 3-day or 90-day pass and save up to 77% on tastings, custom glassware and more.

Culinary Institute of America
Culinary Institute of America

Looking to brush up on your own cooking skills? When you stay in Dutchess County, you can take exhilarating classes from renowned instructors at The Culinary Institute of America. Chef-led demonstrations and hands-on workshops cover everything from fundamental techniques to advanced patisserie. Boot camp-style courses teach visitors how to master Mediterranean flavors, craft elegant hors oeuvres, temper chocolate and prepare the perfect soufflé.

TIP: Browse our Stay in Dutchess Deals for discounts and incredible rates at hotels throughout the county!

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