The Grand Dutchess

7571 Old Post Road , Red Hook, NY 12571 USA (Show map)


The Grand Dutchess is a Second-Empire Victorian Mansion subtly updated to provide elegant and comfortable accommodations for the 20th Century traveler. An extensive collection of antique furniture and decoration provides the ambiance; firm queen-size beds, modern plumbing, and air-conditioning provide the comfort; and a deliciously self-indulgent breakfast provides the sustenance. We designed our Inn to be the Bed and Breakfast we'd want to stay at, and we think you'll enjoy a stay here, too. For the tech-savy traveler, we have a WIFI connection available free for guest use.



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  • Guest room3.3
  • Service4.0
  • Value3.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

The Grand Dutchess lives up to her name

4.6 on May 04, 2015

We came up for admitted students weekend in April, 2015. Our hosts were delightful, the room was charming, the breakfasts wonderful. It is an old home and the dutchess has creaks and character. Hot water can take a bit of time to reach the third floor, but this is not unexpected. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Wonderful hosts

3.6 on August 02, 2014

I stayed at the Duchess while picking my daughter up after her first year at Bard. Our hosts were flexible, graciously accommodating my very late arrival (close to midnight) and the unexpected need to have my daughter join me at the Inn that first night due to a failure of her dryer resulting in wet bedding. The room was lovely, the food was delicious, and the hosts are warm, resourceful and helpful!

Had a great time

3.4 on October 01, 2013

A girlfriend and I visited the Hudson Valley to see the sites and stayed at the Grand Dutchess. So many of the reviews we had seen before were terrible, but our visit was not. The room was small, but adequate. There was a sitting room with coffee and a refrigerator with water provided by the inn. They took great pains with the breakfast meeting all of our dietary requests. Make sure you can do stairs, as there are many and they are steep! Otherwise, our stay was great.

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Rooms & Rates

Loretta's Lounge

'Loretta's Lounge' is a very large second floor corner room flooded with light. The bed is a queen size, four poster bed. 'Loretta's Lounge' is also decorated with period antiques from the 1870's through the 1920's. It is a very private room (being the only one on the second floor), and the second floor parlor is immediately adjacent. The private bathroom includes a whirlpool tub for a luxurious treat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Patrice's Parlor

'Patrice's Parlor' is a light and airy corner room with queen size bed and private bath. The room is decorated with antiques from the 1870's through the 1890's. 'Patrice's Parlor' is filled with lots of light and is in the back of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Quarto de Teresa

The 'Quarto de Teresa' is a light and airy third floor corner room with queen size bed and private bath. The room is decorated with antiques from the 1870's through the 1890's.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Ada's Alcove

'Ada's Alcove' is a corner room with lots of light and is decorated with period antiques. It has a queen size bed and seating area within the room.Guests in this room are also provided with big fluffy bathrobes for their walk to their private bathroom which is immediately next door.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

The Jacqueline

'The Jacqueline' has two twin beds. The room has a private bath which is located just outside the room. The room is decorated with period antiques. Guests in this room are also provided with big fluffy bathrobes for their short (three step) walk to the bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165


Location Type

Hudson Valley, Countryside, Rural, Small town, Wine country


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From the East: Taconic Parkway to exit Route 199. Route 199 west to traffic light. Bear right at traffic light. Continue into village of Red Hook. At traffic light in village, make a right turn. Look for the big blue-and-white house on your left one-third mile after the light. From the West: New York Thruway to exit 19 (Kingston). At the traffic circle, take Route 28 north to Route 209 north. Follow 209 north over the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge. Just before crossing the river, Route 209 becomes Route 199. At second light bear right on Route 9G. Take a left at the next traffic light (Route 9 north); 2 miles to village of Red Hook. In the center of the village is a traffic light. Go through traffic light (when it turns green, of course) and look for the big blue-and white house on your left, approximately 1/3 mile north of the traffic light.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bard College, Cullinary Institute of America, Rhinebeck Aerodrome, FDR Home & Museum, 7 other Mansions for Touring, Vassar College & Marist Collete, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wired internet , Refrigerator, Sofabed / Foldaway / Z-Bed

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Porch Sitting & Relaxing

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  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes limited to front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited over 6 years old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required please call to discuss
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends May-October; three nights on certain holiday weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's deposit (personal check) is required within ten days to hold your reservation.Visa, Master Card & American Express are also accepted to pay the balance.
  • Cancellations: Refunds will be made for cancellations (minus a $50.00 handling fee) if made at least two weeks (14 days) in advance. If a cancellation is made within two weeks of your arrival, the one night deposit will be forfeited unless the room can be re-booked for the entirety of your stay.



Elizabeth Pagano & Harold Gruber

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About the innkeepers

Rat race escapees seeking the better way. Avid antiquers, frequent travelers. Our hobby is watching guests enjoy our Inn.

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Just let us know! We haven't met a guest we can't feed yet!

Signature Dish

John Wayne Egg Souffle
it's squishy, tangy, delightfully creamy and savory, and the only quiche that can be eaten by real men.