24 Hours in Rhinebeck, New York with Jon Makhmaltchi

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24 Hours in Rhinebeck with John Mak  | Breakfast at Bread Alone | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com
24 Hours in Rhinebeck with John Mak  | Climbing Ferncliff Forest Towers | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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24 Hours in Rhinebeck with John Mak  | Brunch at Market Street Rhinebeck | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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24 Hours in Rhinebeck with John Mak  | Kayaking the Hudson | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com
24 Hours in Rhinebeck with John Mak  | Small Bites at Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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24 Hours in Rhinebeck with John Mak | Dinner at Aroi Thai | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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24 Hours in Rhinebeck with John Mak  | Nightcap at Beekman Arms | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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Some of our favorite hotels — Cavallo PointL'Albereta, and the Viceroy Bali — all have one thing in common: Jon Makhmaltchi. He makes brand management magic for luxury properties around the world. Though he travels constantly, he's always happiest at return home in the Hudson Valley and we can understand why after seeing how he'd spend 24 Hours in Rhinebeck.

I adore Rhinebeck. It's authentic, it’s the country, and far enough away that it’s a true escape yet easy to reach. It’s on the main train line heading north from New York City, which is, if you ask me, one of the most scenic trips around. Riding the train to Rhinebeck you're taken back in time to the era of the great New York families (as in Astors and Vanderbilts) as you ride past castles and bridges from that era. Rhinebeck is rustic yet sophisticated, which is why I call it home.

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