4 Grinnell St.
Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2008
Pick: Editors' Picks
About: Brothers James and David Chapman toiled for five years in a labor of love to renovate the classic 1854 Hotel Rhinecliff. Over the years it had also served as a rooming house and bar, before falling on hard times. Now, the Rhinecliff is a boutique country hotel featuring beautifully restored wood floors, historic beams, stone fireplaces, and a Victorian oak bar. Its nine guest bedrooms are totally modernized and offer balconies with a smashing view of the Hudson. There's a banquet room and a newly opened brasserie-style bar/restaurant with a menu emphasizing local ingredients.
Best of Hudson Valley History:
2008 Editors' Pick — Best Transformation