THE BAKER HOUSE
Bed & Breakfast
Our Reopening Plan
We have conceived of how we will reopen our house with the safety of our guests foremost in all our considerations.
Until such time as business for everyone in hospitality returns to normal, we will only utilize our two guest rooms that have their own exterior entrances. The main part of the house will be closed at this time to allow for maximum social distancing. We will continue to offer breakfast, albeit in a simpler fashion, and reduce guest stays to a maximum of three nights as there will no longer be daily housekeeping.
The Writer's Room, our largest suite, will allow guests to take breakfast outside on a private balcony. The Gardener's Room has a lovely private patio that, weather permitting, will be used for guests staying on the first floor.
We are saddened as innkeepers to have to discuss this new reality and not be able to socialize with our guests to the degree that we were used to, but we will continue to do everything we can to still make you feel welcome and comfortable in our home.
As we will be staggering reservations, please call us directly to book your stay.
The Baker House is a superbly located bed and breakfast in the historic Village of Rhinebeck, New York. Our 2 1/2 acre property affords guests the pleasure of a wooded setting while being a mere five minute stroll to the commercial center.
Being the very first residence in Rhinebeck Village at the West Market Street entrance, the historic blue stone sidewalk begins at our house and leads you to quaint shops, spas and over twenty restaurants.
We are also conveniently located a short drive from the campus of Bard College, Poet's Walk, The Dutchess County Fairgrounds, The Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center, The Aerodrome, FDR Presidential Library and the historic Mills and Wildenstein mansions. Train service to and from New York City is only 1.8 miles from our house.
Built about 1870, The Baker House is a fine example of the Victorian Italianate architectural style. Your hosts, George and Sandra Baker have taken great care in the ongoing restoration of the house to preserve the historic fabric of the house and offer you the choice of four romantic en suite guest rooms. Enjoy the restorative beauty of The Hudson Valley in our unique and characterful, antique and book filled house.
Freshly brewed coffee and tea compliment the homemade baked goods available in The Coffee Room. At 9am, guests gather around the large dining table for a specially prepared full breakfast.
At our daily happy hour, guests socialize with complimentary wine, beer, the cocktail of the day or a soft drink. Light snacks are also provided.
All rooms feature the following:
En suite bathrooms
Flat Screen TVs
Organic Saatva Mattresses
Beekman 1802 Toiletries
Complimentary Wifi is available throughout the house.
THINGS TO DO
Historic Mansion Tours
Dutchess County contains a wealth of architectually significant 19th century houses open to the public. Wilderstein mansion is located nearby in Rhinebeck, and The Mills and Vanderbilt Mansions, both McKim, Meade and White masterpieces, are a short drive away. FDR's house and Presidential Library, Clermont, Montgomery Place, and Samuel Morses's Locust Grove are equally rewarding visits.
Rhinebeck Farmer's Market
Located in the municipal parking lot in the village center, a short walk from our house, the market is a place where visitors can sample the best of the Hudson Valley. Numerous vendors provide a diverse selection of farm fresh products.
Open Sundays 10-2pm
Hikes & Nature
The Hudson Valley is a walker's paradise. Sublime landscapes and majestic river views abound in and around Rhinebeck. Experience Poet's Walk, Ferncliff Forest, Burger Hill, Bard campus trails, Norrie Point State Park, Tivoli Bays and the Frost Nature Trail, all only a few minutes from The Baker House.
Spectacular formal gardens can be enjoyed at Blithewood Manor, Innisfree, and Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield.
With a focus on charming, independently owned boutiques, Rhinebeck is a unique shopping destination in the Hudson Valley. Antiquing, independent cinema, picking your own at a local farm, or a relaxing spa are a few of the options available.
The Mazzarella Recreation Park, located directly across the street, contains Rhinebeck's library, municipal pool (open to the public), and tennis and basketball courts, along with a nature trail and community garden to stroll through.
Rhinebeck's proximity to The Culinary Institute of America has made it a thriving restaurant destination. Over twenty dining establishments are a short stroll from
The Baker House.