Beekman Arms to Open Montgomery House in Historic Rhinebeck New York

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In Response to Growing Need for Tourist Accommodations, The Beekman Arms Inn and Delamater Conference Center Renovate Building to Expand Rhinebeck Campus

The design, which incorporates a 'rocking chair porch', honors our historic village of Rhinebeck brand, blended with sophisticated, elegant touches for our guests. -Phebe Banta of the Banta family, owners of The Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn

As the demand for lodging in Historic Rhinebeck increases and destination weddings bring people to the Hudson River Valley, The Beekman Arms has been renovating an historic Rhinebeck building, formerly the office of longtime community leader Skip Ulrich, transforming it into a guest house which will be the newest addition to the Delamater Inn and Conference Center campus. The property, which offers five guest rooms and one suite, will now be called Montgomery House, and is designed to accommodate the growing number of tourists making the Hudson Valley a destination for vacations, business trips and weddings. Montgomery House is set to open this summer.

Says Laurence Garrick, designer of Montgomery House, of LGA Design, “Rhinebeck is fortunate to have business owners who are willing to repurpose and completely renovate some of our old buildings. Montgomery House was in very bad shape but now meets high standards in renovation and energy conservation. We built a new entry porch on the North side to take advantage of the Delamater front lawn and create a dynamic event space in the heart of Rhinebeck.”

“We are delighted to offer this beautiful, bright space to our guests. The design, which incorporates a ‘rocking chair porch’, honors our historic, village of Rhinebeck brand, blended with sophisticated, elegant touches which help us deliver a truly luxurious experience for our guests,” says Phebe Banta of the Banta family, owners of the Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn and Conference Center. “A couple of our rooms have private porches, and our suite will offer guests a sitting room in addition to sleeping quarters. It is a perfect addition to our Beekman Arms family, and we look forward to meeting people from all over the world who will find their way here.”

According to Garrick, “The circa 1830 house had small rooms and had been used as a place of business for decades. We were able to get 7 hotel rooms and a lobby that is oriented to a new porch on the north side. To our surprise, later research of the historical record showed a screened porch at this location. We thoroughly soundproofed the interior and exterior walls to create cozy havens right in the middle of the village. The building received a new roof, windows, siding, insulation, sheet rock and mechanical systems.”

The Beekman Arms Inn, which is the oldest continuously operating inn in America, is known for hosting some of the celebrations for Chelsea Clinton’s 2010 wedding, and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. The Banta family recently reported an uptick in wedding buyouts, and has noted that the Montgomery House will allow for more lodging options on the grounds of the Delamater campus when brides and grooms envision all guests in Rhinebeck for wedding and event festivities.

For information on hosting a wedding or event, or to make reservations, contact 845.876.7077.

About the Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn and Conference Center
Located in the heart of Historic Rhinebeck, New York, the Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn, a member of Historic Hotels of America, offers seventy-plus rooms and a state-of-the-art conference center, along with its tavern and restaurant, all walkable to countless attractions in the village. The Beekman Arms is America’s oldest operating inn, and has welcomed famous guests throughout its rich history, from the likes of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Taylor and President Bill Clinton. Host to weddings, parties, community events, and corporate retreats, the Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn and Conference Center provide world-class accommodations to guests from all over the world. For more information, visit or call 845.876.7077.

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