The Dutchess

  • Location: Town / Village
    Hudson River: 5 miles (10 mins by car)
    Rhinebeck for boutiques and restaurants: 6 miles (10 mins by car)
    Roosevelt Mansion: 9 miles (15 mins by car)
    New York City: 1h 40 mins by train
  • New York City Airports: 100 miles (2hs by car or 1h 40 mins by train)
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to The Dutchess

How would you describe The Dutchess in a nutshell?

With a farm-to-everything concept, the Dutchess is a 252-acre biodynamic property near the Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck. It feels miles away from anywhere while only being around 90 minutes from Manhattan, making it the ideal place to retreat and indulge in healthy food sourced directly from our backyard.

What was your inspiration to open The Dutchess?

The Dutchess’ vision is to impact people in a positive way by introducing them to the benefits of biodynamic farming. Our philosophy is to provide guests with a magical space where they can disconnect in an atmosphere that is inclusive and complemented by delicious food.

Please tell us about the interior design/architecture. How would you describe it?

The Dutchess draws on wabi-sabi principles of Zen philosophy, fused with the Hudson Valley’s rich farming heritage. Our interior design aims to create a balance between masculine and feminine forces while fostering the contemplation of beauty in imperfection. The Dutchess is an ever-evolving design experience inspired by the words of Richard Powell, “Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.”

How would you describe the atmosphere at The Dutchess?

Magical, serene and tranquil.

To you personally, what is so special about The Dutchess?

The impact that we make with each guest visit through our educational biodynamic farm program. All our experiences are encouraged to be communal so guests leave having made new friends and gained a sense of community.

Please tell us about the food.

Our gardens span four acres and include a diversity of vegetables and soil-building cover crops. Our farm operates on biodynamic principles, which means that we view the farm as an integrated, biologically symbiotic organism. Everything we serve is vegetable-focused, gluten and dairy-free, with food allergies catered for with prior notification.

At this stage, Pop’s Kitchen is only open on weekends when we serve a light or family-style breakfast, a lunch spread and a plated dinner. We encourage our guests to dine communally and foster an environment where nobody feels left out.

The Dutchess
King Room at the Inn
King Room at the Inn
King Room at the Inn
Guest House lounge
Inn lounge
Yoga barn
Yoga barn
The Guest House
The Dutchess
Estate in winter
Estate in winter

The Dutchess rooms & rates

The Dutchess centres around our three-level restaurant, Pop’s Kitchen, which serves as a reception area where guests check in. Here you’ll find a charming lounge and bar, as well as a wraparound porch that offers sweeping views across the surrounding biodynamic farm. The farm encompasses four acres and we use it as a space to educate guests about the holistic approach to biodynamic farming and get them involved in activities such as planting seeds and educational talks by our head farmer.

Our main accommodation is in a reconstructed horse stable that we flew across the country and now houses a 10-bedroom inn. We also have a four-bedroom guesthouse that dates to the early 18th century and a two-bedroom stone house, as well as a yoga barn where we hold wellness retreats. Apple trees and seasonal yurts are also scattered around the property, which can be explored along 3.5 miles of well-marked hiking trails.

  • Queen Room for 2 people / 27 m²
    475 / night


    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • Air conditioning

    The room features:
    Queen-size bed - Aesop bath amenities - bathtub - air conditioning - hairdryer - minibar

    Please note that some of the rooms have a shower instead of a bathtub. Also, some of the Queen Rooms are located in the Inn and others are located in the Guest House. Two rooms in the Guest House have a shared bathroom.

  • King Room at the Inn for 2 people / 27 m²
    525 / night


    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • Air conditioning

    The room features:
    King-size bed - Aesop bath amenities - bathtub - air conditioning - hairdryer - minibar

    Please note that some of the rooms have a shower instead of a bathtub.

  • Suite Room at the Inn for 2 people / 32 m²
    735 / night


    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • Air conditioning

    The room features:
    King-size bed - living room with a desk - Aesop bath amenities - bathtub - air conditioning - hairdryer - minibar

  • The Guest House for 8 people / 100 m²
    1900 / night


    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 3 Double bedrooms
    • 3 Shower rooms
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • Terrace
    • Air conditioning

    The Guest House has three queen rooms and one room with twin beds, with 3.5 bathrooms shared between guests. It also features a kitchen, dining and communal living area.

Included in the rates
Rates include WiFi.
Optional extras
Breakfast and other meals available on request.
Children & Extra beds
No children under 15 allowed in the Inn, but we are happy to host them in our Guest House.
Minimum stay
1 - 2 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Concierge service
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Central heating
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Spa

We have a spa on-site with two steam cabinets and massages can be organised with prior notification. We also offer cooking classes drawing on fresh produce from our farm and yoga classes in our barn. Most weekends we will have a practitioner running classes here, but guests are also welcome to utilise the space on their own and the yoga equipment we have available.

Things to do in Upstate New York & Staatsburg

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Cooking classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

On-site you can enjoy hiking, yoga and meditation, as well as sound baths, archery and lawn games. We run classes in cooking and painting, as well as fun activities like cocktail tastings.

The Dutchess is also within easy access of canoeing and fishing on the Hudson River, not to mention vineyards and apple orchards that are just 20 minutes away. If you’re visiting during the winter months, we’re on the doorstep of ski slopes, or if you’re here in October, you can head to one of the nearby pumpkin patches for the harvest.

3 highlights are: The Storm King Art Center — an open-air museum that boasts the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States. Roosevelt Mansion — a National Historic Site that preserves the lifelong home of the 32nd President. The Hudson River for its summertime activities.

The Dutchess reviews

2 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
Vastly overpriced and lacking warm reception.

Reply from The Dutchess:
”We are very sorry to hear that you were upset with your experience with us. We will be reviewing your feedback with our team. You had wanted to arrive the day before our property was activated and being the only person there definitely subtracts from the overall experience. You stayed in our most expensive room, our King Suite during the holiday season, but please note we have rooms that are much more cost effective! We hope to host you again in the warmer months so you can experience the farm and all we have to offer!“
Elaine K.
stayed at The Dutchess in December 2020

The location of The Dutchess

We are located in the heart of the Hudson Valley and around eight minutes’ drive from the village of Rhinebeck. While the feeling is remote and quaint, we’re only 1 hour and 40 minutes by train from Manhattan.

It’s near everything but still feels so far away. Rhinebeck is a hidden gem, with lots of boutiques and restaurants, as well as an arts centre that draws a lot of visitors to the village.

When is the best time to visit Upstate New York?

All year! No matter what time you visit there’s something to do, from skiing in the winter to water sports on the Hudson River in the summer.