Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park is located in the Hudson River Valley region of New York’s renowned farming country in Dutchess County. With its unique site and proximity to premier tourist attractions such as the Culinary Institute of America and the FDR Library, Bellefield is certain to become an integral part of the Hudson River Valley experience.
Approximately 80 miles, about 1 ½ hours, from Manhattan, Bellefield is easily accessible by car, bus and train via major transportation corridors including service by Metro North and Amtrak. If arriving by plane or helicopter, Dutchess County Airport, Sky Acres Airport, Stewart International Airport and Westchester County Airport, to name a few, are within close proximity.
- Interstate 84, in the southern section of the County, provides access to the New York State Thruway (1-87) and Interstate 684.
- Route 9 and 22 are major north-south routes on the west and east sides of the county.
- The scenic Taconic State Parkway, a major north-south route, is in the central part of the County.
- We are serviced by Metro-North and Amtrak on the scenic Hudson line on the Western border of the County. This service provides access to New York City and the Amtrak network.
- Metro-North’s Harlem line connects eastern Dutchess County to White Plains and New York City.
- Stewart International Airport is just 40 minutes by car from Poughkeepsie, the County seat, and 10-15 minutes from Southern Dutchess.
- The Dutchess County Airport is located 7 miles south of the City of Poughkeepsie, in the Town of Wappingers Falls, and provides corporate and general aviation transportation services.
- Westchester County Airport
- Sky Acres Airport
Within close proximity are Vassar College, Bard College, Marist College, Dutchess Community College, The Culinary Institute of America, SUNY New Paltz and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
- These colleges have a combined student population of 35,000 within 18 miles.
- Recent studies substantiate that the direct economic impact attributed by these colleges alone total approximately $354.4 million annually.
The area is very popular with tourists. The Culinary Institute of America draws as many as 250,000 visitors per year while Dutchess County alone draws 4.1 million visitors per year with events such as the classic Dutchess Fair in Rhinebeck and the Millbrook Vineyards and Winery.
Other area attractions include:
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum
- Vanderbilt Mansion
- Walkway over the Hudson
- Numerous art museums and galleries