America's oldest operating inn, the Beekman Arms is a welcoming presence in the center of town. Beyond the massive doors are wide-plank floors, beamed ceilings, and a stone hearth. The original 1766 building has smallish though cheery and comfortable colonial-style rooms with modern baths. One block north on U.S. 9 is "the Beek's" sister, the Delamater Inn. The American Gothic masterpiece, designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, has a hidden courtyard. The guesthouse behind
the inn houses pet-friendly, motel-style rooms.