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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

     If you were unaware of all that Rhinebeck has to offer - sweeping views of the Hudson, historic homes and a charming downtown -- you certainly know all that and more thanks to the news coverage surrounding Chelsea Clinton's pending nuptials this Saturday. 

    The wedding venue is Astor Courts, a 13,000 square foot pavilion owned by an FOB (friend of Bill Clinton) that can hold a tent large enough for 400 guests.  If you’re not on the guest list, there is still much to do and see in Rhinebeck, located in Northern Dutchess County on the banks of the Hudson River. 

    Rhinebeck’s “Sixteen Mile Historic District” is a collection of 30 riverfront estates that were erected centuries ago by industrialists like Astor, Roosevelt and Rockefeller. The Hudson Valley’s equivalent of the Newport mansions, some of these homes are open to the public and take you back to the gilded era. The Hudson River creates a stunning backdrop for sailing, cruising, and kayaking, and also has some great camping sites, hiking trails and cross-country skiing. 

    Chelsea could not have found a more beautiful and picturesque location for her big day.  Houlihan Lawrence’s Rhinebeck Market Report gives you an overview of the real estate market in this lovely town.