Fodor's Expert Review Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn
6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck, New York, 12572, USA Fodor's Choice
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.
- elegant rooms
- plenty of charm
- some rooms lack air-conditioning
- children are not allowed in some rooms