My Close Encounter With The Sloop Clearwater From The Rhinecliff Hotel

Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

This morning was very busy, the phone was ringing quiet a bit,  and I was making sure things were in place for my new listings.  I was also keeping in mind I was having lunch with my garden club at 12 Noon.  The time flew by and before I knew it, it was 11:45 AM.  I thought about not going since I would not make it on time.   But then again even Realtors need to have some fun, so off I went.   I was 20 minutes late yet these ladies always make me feel welcomed, you see most of the ladies are retired and they have come to the realization that as a Realtor I might have to dash off to an appointment.

Going to The Rhinecliff hotel is always a treat, good food and superb service.  The door to the balcony of the hotel was open so we could enjoy the spring air.  I heard the train coming and excused myself, I have wanted for sometime to get a shot of the train at the Rhinecliff Station which is an Amtrak stop.  How delighted I was to finally achieve that goal.

Train at Rhinecliff Train Station

We really enjoyed our lunch and had fun playing a flower game.  Several ladies won prizes I did not,  although I love gardening I found out I need to also learn the name of the plant, so next time I can win the game.

I assumed getting shots of the train would be the highlight of the day until I  stepped out on to the balcony and saw a tall ship.  We all thought it might be the Sloop Clearwater but could not verify that it was.  Anyway when I got home I checked their calender and sure enough it was the Sloop Clearwater.

Sloop Clearwater

Since this year is New York Quadracentenial I know I will be seeing lots of activity on the Hudson River.  So if you are thinking of a weekend up in the Rhinebeck area, The Rhinecliff Hotel provides lodging with an awesome view, you just never know what you might see.

The Rhinecliff Hotel

Thank you ladies for a wonderful afternoon.


Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842-  and


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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Jennifer,

Looks like you had a wonderful day, what great photos. I remember you wrote about this place once before, it looks really special.'s so nice to see you took some time out to enjoy yourself. You deserve it!

Apr 16, 2009 05:01 PM #2
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Jennifer... it sounds like you had quite an enjoyable day!  I love the pics, especially the train... you know how boys like trains! :)

Apr 16, 2009 06:22 PM #3
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Jennifer, that train ride along the river must be really beautiful!  Great shots.

Apr 16, 2009 07:17 PM #4
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Good for you, Jennifer to take some time off and have some fun. Hey even your fun afforded you the opportunity to get some great shots.

Apr 16, 2009 11:46 PM #5
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Wow don't think I have seen a train next to a body of water like that before...very nice Jennifer. Glad you had a fun day!

Apr 16, 2009 11:59 PM #6
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Ann - I had a great time, it was wonderful to be in good company.

Lynda - I had a great time.  Yes I did write about The Rhinecliff Hotel.  It is at such a great location, a favorite of many from NYC.  You can hop off the train and walk to the hotel and the view is awesome.

Steve - I had a great time. Yes I know how boys like trains I do too especially in a great setting.  When I upload the other train shots to Flickr I will send you the link.

Pat -   It is a thrill to take the train to NYC on a clear day; of course I have to find a window  seat next to the river.

Apr 17, 2009 12:18 AM #7
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Missy - It is not American Express but I don't leave home without my digital camera, is is an accessory like the cellphone.  The afternoon was much fun.

Bill that is one of the nice thing about this particular station is the wonderful view. 


Apr 17, 2009 12:25 AM #8
Kat DeLong
LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

Jennifer: NEXT TIME you're going to win!  Thanks for sharing your relaxing day.


Apr 17, 2009 02:22 AM #9
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Jennifer...What a wonderful break for you.  You managed to achieve quite a bit over lunch even some nice shots.  Well worth making the effort to be with friends.


Apr 17, 2009 03:46 AM #10
Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY

Hi Jennifer;

How are you? Great pictures and I love your writing. I will call you later. Have a great weekend.

Apr 17, 2009 06:05 AM #11
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

You always have wonderful pictures to take us on the tour with you....beautiful views.

Apr 17, 2009 11:52 AM #12
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Jennifer Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures - lunch with your friends and great scenery - that's what is important and the pictures help you remember,  Karen

Apr 17, 2009 11:57 AM #13
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jennifer, Glad you went and had such a good time.  It looks like the weather gave you a break as well--the pictures are lovely!

Apr 17, 2009 01:19 PM #14
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jennifer, sounds like you had one heck of a day, and to be able to get a picture of that Tall Ship had to be the icing on the cake.

Apr 17, 2009 02:08 PM #15
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Jennifer, Glad you had a wonderful day.  Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us...Very nice.

Apr 18, 2009 09:53 AM #16
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Kat - I will make sure to get those names memorized.

Anthony - Thank you, and I look foward to your call.

Kate - Being with friens is always worth the effort.  And I love any chance to get a shot.

Sally - I love the tour you give of your lovely island so I am glad you appreciate what I do.

Apr 19, 2009 11:48 AM #17
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Karen - I was time well spent and I was able to share the scenery with my on-line friend.

Carole - It was a very beautiful day.

George - Yes getting the shot was truly the icing on the cake.

Gary - It is a pleasure to sharing these.

Apr 19, 2009 11:56 AM #18
Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park

Jennifer - What an awesome shot. Sounds like it was the perfect afternoon!

Apr 20, 2009 11:42 AM #19
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Hey, Jennifer. Thanks for the great shots. I'm a train buff, so I've added your Amtrak train to my collection.

Apr 20, 2009 08:50 PM #20
Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

Hi Jennifer,

I've been a little lax in reading my subscribed to posts and missed this when you posted it.  What a great way to spend an afternoon!  You lucky duck.  :-) 

All three photos were great "eye candy" (to quote Ms. C.Tann-Starr) - thanks for posting them.  I am inspired to go out and snap a few shots myself.  :-)


Apr 23, 2009 02:24 AM #21
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