RHINEBECK, NEW YORK PROPERTY EST. 1766 In 1766, Arent Traphagen relocated his father’s successful tavern, which was constructed of sturdy timber and stone to withstand possible Indian attacks, to the crossroads of “Ryn Beck.” A few years later, it hosted revolutionaries, including George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Alexander Hamilton. Sold to Asa Potter in 1802, it was the epicenter for political and social life in the community. Here, Hamilton and rival Aaron Burr exchanged the insults that led to their infamous duel and Hamilton’s death. More than two centuries later, Hyde Park neighbor President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began every one of his political campaigns from the front porch of the Beekman Arms. The Continental Army drilled on the lawn of the Beekman Arms, and townspeople took refuge here when the British burned the state capital at Kingston, just across the river. ORIGINAL INN CHARMING SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR COLONIAL-GOTHIC REVIVAL AMENITIES 23 guestrooms in the Beekman Arms. 50 guestrooms and suites in the Delamater Inn, located 1 block north. Each with air-conditioning, TV, and refrigerator; some with fireplaces. Complimentary Continental breakfast. DINING The Tavern at the Beekman Arms serves fine, traditional American fare. The 200-year-old Colonial Tap Room has retained its original wide plank floors and authentic décor. LOCATION Approximately 95 miles north of New York City and 55 miles south of Albany, conveniently accessible via the New York State Thruway and the Taconic State Parkway. Stewart Int’l Airport: 45 miles, 60 minutes. 6387 Mill Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572 T 845.876.7077
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