Sinterklaas! Rhinebeck

If you love Christmas, big puppets and/or parades, and you've been considering taking a winter trip to Dutchess or Ulster County, this weekend in Rhinebeck, NY, is designed for you.

This Saturday, December 1, #LiveLikeALocal. We're celebrating Sinterklaas!, an "old Dutch tradition in the Hudson Valley" and an annual "day-long, colorful celebration that features children’s workshops, dance, theatre and music all over the village." 

The festivities begin at 10 AM with the Bear Beauty Contest. The majestic Opening Ceremony takes place from 12 to 2 PM, followed by Toy Theater from 1 PM to 5 PM.

The Children’s Starlight Parade begins at 6 PM and closes out the celebration at twilight, featuring two-story-tall animated puppets carried by…

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Hudson Valley Road Trip 06: The Lakes and Reservoirs

At the end of October, we led you on a fall tour of the Hudson Valley and its historic countryside south of Uptown Kingston, NY, featuring apple picking, hayrides, corn mazes and other autumn activities in Kingston, Stone Ridge, Accord, New Paltz, Rosendale and Hurley. Today, join us for the (possibly brisk) Road Trip 06, showcasing some of the area's most beautiful bodies of water â€” and our award-winning, small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate.

As always, you'll be guided by our maps and our love for exploring the ins and outs of our National Geographic Traveler Top 20 Destination.  

#MakeTheRightMove: #LiveLikeALocal on this curated expedition featuring more of the top stops for experiencing the real Hudson Valley.

Follow the Path

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A Hudson Valley Winter

This winter, trade in your muddy galoshes for some sleek new skis, and your views of sloshing pedestrians for deer tiptoeing through the forest. This is the Hudson Valley, and life is better here. 

LISTED: 3 Chic Country Cottages Less Than $300,000

11 Sonando Lane, Bearsville, NY | 2 Bed, 1 Bath | 1,221 Square Feet | 0.67 Acres | $285,000 | MLS# 20184179

Originally part of Flat Rocks, an artist residency compound in the 1940s, this recently updated contemporary cottage is tucked away at the end of a quiet country lane, surrounded by woods. The sun-drenched bedroom on the main floor would be perfect for an artist or writer. The second bedroom is upstairs in an airy, open loft. Sit by the original stone fireplace on a wintery night,…

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5 Hudson Valley Accommodations for You and Your Dog

Last month, we compiled a list of our favorite dog-friendly parks and trails in the Hudson Valley; in September, we featured 10 restaurants that would welcome your four-legged companion â€” two perfect posts for day trippers escaping the city for the wilderness, farm stands and fresh air of our award-winning region of Upstate New York.

But what if you plan to stay overnight? 

Not a bad idea, as there's a great deal more than a day's worth to do here. So, today, we share five of the area's most accommodating lodgings (plus a few bonus options) for you and your dog...

Five Hudson Valley Accommodations for You and Your Dog

The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
Poughkeepsie, NY

The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center in New York is…

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With the skiing, ice fishing and snow shoeing season on the (mountainous) horizon, there's never been a better time to buy the upstate escape of your dreams â€” and nothing epitomizes Hudson Valley living like a country contemporary in Woodstock, Kingston, or Pine Bush.

The following four homes are available now and range in price from $449,000 to $835,000. To schedule a private showing, contact us at our Kingston or Woodstock office.

LISTED: 4 Must-See Modern Hudson Valley Homes | 35 Elwyn Lane, Woodstock, NY

35 Elwyn Lane, Woodstock, NY | 4 Bed, 3.5 Bath | 2, 500 Square Feet | 0.73 Acres
Listed at $835,000 | MLS# 20184347

The epitome of modern country living, this secluded luxury contemporary offers spellbinding mountain and forest views… only two blocks from the heart of the most famous small town in the…

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Catskills Ranked #2 in Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2019

This isn't the first time our region of Upstate New York has been heralded by a major travel publication, but it's certainly the most recent. 

In its Best in Travel 2019 report, released last week, Lonely Planet — the world's largest travel guide book publisher and one of the most popular online travel sites â€” features "ten regions that are ready for the spotlight." The Catskills are listed as the number-two destination worldwide.

"In recent years there’s been an influx of creative farm-to-table restaurants, bespoke breweries and distilleries, and a growing array of arts collectives and high-profile concert venues."


Thinking of moving here? Contact us today for a free real estate consultation.

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