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Winter Travel Perks and Deals in Dutchess

Date Published: January 2, 2024

Looking to relax and unwind after all the holiday hustle and bustle? Need some time away to recharge the batteries?  

Then Dutchess County is the place for you! 

Tucked away in New York’s picturesque Hudson Valley, Dutchess County has everything you need for an unforgettable winter getaway, including world-class cuisine, luxurious accommodations, and unique attractions. Visit Gilded Age mansions, historic sites, art galleries and performance venues, and enjoy incomparable views of the Hudson River that will absolutely take your breath away. 

Only 90 minutes north of Manhattan by train, Dutchess is easy to reach from anywhere. With nine Metro-North commuter rail stations and two Amtrak stops, getting here is a snap.  

Listed below are several of Dutchess County’s most popular destinations which are offering special packages and perks this season — just in time for your whimsical winter excursion.  

Stay for a weekend, stay for a week, stay as long as you like! Here in Dutchess, we’re open year-round! 

Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park
Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park

Culinary Institute of America | Hyde Park

Enjoy an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind dining experience at the Culinary Institute of America — and pay less with the CIA's Winter Dining Deals, which will be available Jan. 11 – April 15 at the CIA's restaurants: American Bounty, The Bocuse Restaurant, and Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici. The Winter Dining Deals offer a three-course, prix-fixe lunch for $29 per person Tuesdays – Fridays, and a three-course, prix-fixe dinner for $50 per person Tuesdays – Thursdays. Plus, new this year, when you dine at CIA restaurants, you’ll receive a voucher for 10% off your next visit to Apple Pie Bakery Café. But wait, there's more! The CIA's Post Road Brew House will be reopening on Jan. 16 and will remain open on a limited-time, pop-up basis. With the CIA's Winter Dining Deals, you’ll receive 25% off your meal at the Post Road Brew House on Tuesdays – Thursdays through April 15.


Mirbeau Inn and Spa, Rhinebeck
Mirbeau Inn and Spa, Rhinebeck

Mirbeau Inn and Spa | Rhinebeck 

Treat yourself to an assortment of luxurious spa treatments, health and wellness services, yoga, fitness classes and more, along with lavish accommodations and elegant on-site dining. Located a short drive from the Rhinecliff train station, Mirbeau was recognized by the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide with a Recommended Award in the FTG’s 2023 Star Awards. Forbes Travel Guide is a global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and cruises. All January long, Mirbeau will be offering its “New Year Reset” overnight experience, which includes overnight accommodations for one evening, $50 toward dining per person, a 20% discount off the Mirbeau Glow Facial and/or the French Sea Detox Body Treatment, one Mirbeau Glow Divine Oil to take home per person, and your choice of either the Mirbeau Monet Rosé or Mirbeau Mélange Rouge wine. Be sure to ask about Mirbeau’s other overnight experience packages available all year. 


Related: Dutchess County is home to a rich tapestry of stories spanning centuries, all waiting to be told. Explore these legends, landmarks and more with the Dutchess Tourism Story Finder, a mobile passport program featuring discounts, perks and itineraries for some of the region’s most captivating historic sites. 


Reclaimed Motel, Red Hook
Reclaimed Motel, Red Hook

Reclaimed Motel | Red Hook 

The Reclaimed Motel recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its grand opening, and to mark the occasion, guests who book a stay of two nights or more in January or February receive a 50% discount. Be sure to check out their new cedar sauna during your visit. This one-of-a-kind motel, originally named the Hearthstone Motel, has been a Red Hook landmark since 1960. In 2021, the new owners began renovating and upgrading the property with the goal of preserving the motel's history and providing exceptional comfort. The Reclaimed Motel is a throwback to the iconic motor lodge, and — true to its name — each of its rooms is uniquely decorated with hand-selected, second-hand vintage items, from tiles, doors and lighting to vinyl records, art and mirrors.  


Shadows on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie
Shadows on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie

Shadows on the Hudson | Poughkeepsie 

Perched on a 40-foot cliff overlooking the Hudson, this award-winning restaurant is famous both for its delicious array of progressive American dishes and its spectacular views of the river and surrounding highlands. What better way to spend a winter evening than enjoying a glass of wine and a savory selection from Shadows’ menu — the Truffle Mushroom Fettuccine, perhaps, or the Herb-Crusted Salmon — while gazing out at the lights of the iconic Mid-Hudson Bridge at dusk? If that’s not enough to entice you to dine on the Poughkeepsie Waterfront, perhaps this will be: From Jan. 2 through March 30, Shadows is offering a 25% discount off its entire menu for all dine-in guests. Wow! Shadows is only minutes from the Poughkeepsie train station, which offers both Amtrak and Metro-North service. Shadows is the recipient of the prestigious Best-Of Award of Excellence for 2023 from Wine Spectator. This award recognizes Shadows’ commitment to providing an exceptional wine experience, as well as its dedication to superior service and presentation. 


Station Inn | Pawling 

Snuggled in the charming Village of Pawling, the Station Inn is within walking distance of shops, fine dining and the Pawling Metro-North train station. Enjoy plush accommodations as you explore the village. Dine at local favorites like McKinney & Doyle. Take a short ride to Daryl’s House, the restaurant and performance venue owned by Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall. Or settle in for a long winter’s nap. The Station Inn offers several promotional packages throughout the year, including the “Escape the Winter Blues” package. Book a standard Queen room in December, January, February or March and receive a 15% discount on your entire stay. 


Related: Winter Road Trip to These Quaint Towns 


The Dutchess Inn and Spa, Beacon
The Dutchess Inn and Spa, Beacon

The Dutchess Inn and Spa | Beacon 

Immerse yourself in the quiet elegance of this European-style hotel and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul with a wide selection of spa treatments. Located on Beacon's vibrant Main Street, The Dutchess is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and attractions and about a 15-minute walk or a brief ride from the Beacon Metro-North train station. In the winter of 2024, The Dutchess will be rolling out its “Dark-Day Getaway” which will unlock discounts on overnight accommodations and spa services for artists and arts supporters on select weekdays (the traditional “dark days” on Broadway when the theaters are closed and the performers have the day off). As the folks at The Dutchess put it, “When Broadway sleeps, Beacon beckons.”  


Related: Find your new favorite museums, muses and more with the Dutchess Tourism Inspiration Finder, a mobile passport program featuring discounts and perks to some of the best cultural institutions, exhibition spaces and performance venues in the Hudson Valley. 


Troutbeck, Amenia
Troutbeck, Amenia

Troutbeck | Amenia 

Serenity abounds at this 250-acre estate hotel hidden in the bucolic countryside of eastern Dutchess. If you’re looking to unplug for a while, this is the place to do it. Find your center and energize your body, mind and spirit with a full range of fitness classes, wellness services and amenities. Taste the true farm-to-table flavors of the Hudson Valley at the on-site restaurant. And with the “Winter Wander” deal, you can do so for less. Book a midweek stay from now through March 31 and receive complimentary breakfast and a $50 hotel credit for every night booked. Troutbeck, which is a short ride from the Wassaic Metro-North train station, has a long history of welcoming guests to its tranquil property — including some rather prominent guests. Built in the 1700s, Troutbeck was the site of two early meetings of the NAACP. Attendees at these meetings, now known as the Amenia Conferences of 1916 and 1933, included Mary Ovington, a co-founder of the NAACP; and groundbreaking African American writer, sociologist and activist W.E.B. DuBois. 


Main image courtesy of Mirbeau Inn and Spa, Rhinebeck

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