Rhinecliff NY is the oldest Hamlet on the bank of the Hudson River

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

Rhinecliff Train StationRhinecliff NY a gateway to the Village of Rhinebeck

 Rhinecliff NY is listed on the National Register of Historic places, and is considered as the oldest continous hamlet along the Hudson River and is  a gateway to the village of Rhinebeck. Before I get to that, let us take a look at how this hamlet was formed.  It was established in 1686 as a part of a purchase by 5 Dutchmen who purchased a large parcel from the indians. The area was formerly known as Kipsbergen, named for one of the Dutchmen. 

Rhinecliff is a gateway way to Rhinebeck because the Amtrak train station is located there, and is the only train stop in in Northern Dutchess.  This is the preferred  mode of  transportation for many working in New York City. 

Since Rhinebeck is also a tourist destination many take the train from New York City to Rhinecliff for the weekend.


Resources found in Rhinecliff

The restaurants

There are two restaurants in Rhinecliff, and both offers great views of  the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.

The Rhinecliff a completely renovated Inn offers dining and is a population wedding destination.  The other is China Rose which has been around  much longer.


There is a small dock just on the other side of the train tracks.  In the summer you can catch a water taxi to  get to the other side of the Hudson (Ulster County).  You will also find people launching their kayaks and others sitting on the edge of the dock fishing.

Fire Station

Although a small community and only a mile out of Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff comes with a fire station.


Rhinecliff also  offers library services at the Morton Library

Rhinecliff Post Office

Rhinecliff has it's own post office and zipcode - 12574

There is a variety of real estate to be found in Rhinecliff, from homes with spectacular views of the Hudson River and CatsKills to small cottages.

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Comments (9)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Jennifer, Terrific spotlight on the oldest Hamlet on the bank of the Hudson River...Rhinecliff NY!

Dec 28, 2012 06:07 PM
Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor
South Florida Estate Homes Inc - Weston, FL
South Florida Estate Homes Inc.


Great informative blog, very helpful for buyers and sellers in Rhinecliff. Best wishes for a great 2013

Dec 28, 2012 08:10 PM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Jennifer, I remember going to Rhinecliff as a child growing up in NJ. Isn't there a castle there???
Dec 28, 2012 09:40 PM
Patrick White
Home Driven Realty, Inc - Baldwin, NY
Driven to bring New Yorkers home

Good Morning Jennifer

Thanks for the post and historical perspective on Rhinecliff. That is a beautiful view of the Hudson. Have a great weekend

Dec 28, 2012 10:24 PM
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I knew about Rhinebeck but didn't know about Rhinecliff.  Sounds like a very pretty town.

Dec 29, 2012 01:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good information for prospective home buyers.  Thanks for telling us about Rhinecliff.

Enjoy the holidays with family and friends.  Treasure the moments you can spend with those that you love.

Dec 29, 2012 02:11 AM
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

Larry and Sheila, it offers a great views of the Hudson.  While having dinner you can watch an awesome sunset, and boat go up and down the river.

Jacob transportation is important in a community, and Rhinecliff is fortunate to have station and one with a great view.

Carol If you were visiting Rhinebeck and you took the train you probably came via Rhinecliff.  I am not aware of a castle in Rhinecliff.

Patrick one thing you can say about the Hudson Valley there is much history here.


Dec 29, 2012 04:09 AM
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

Liz  when you visited Rhinebeck you were about 5 minutes away.  The Rhinecliff was one of the restaurant on the list I gave you.  So now you know you can take the Amtrak up to Rhinebeck.

Roy most people when they think of the area they just think of Rhinebeck however I consider Rhinecliff one of the gateway to Rhinebeck.


Wishing you all a very very successful 2013, more transaction than in 2012.

Dec 29, 2012 04:15 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jennifer another excellent Localism blog.  1686 must make it one of the oldest establish towns.

Dec 29, 2012 06:09 AM