Guests

Area Accommodations

Many of the colleges in the Hudson Valley share their commencement weekend with Vassar. This means demand for local hotel accommodations will be high. In light of that the college has a room block at the Quality Inn & Suites Fishkill South near I-84

You are advised to make reservations as early as possible.

Holiday Inn

Vassar Code: VCG

Students and parents can book online or call (845) 462-4600

Rates
Friday Saturday @ $379
Sunday @ $169

Hampton Inn

Book Online
In order to secure their reservations a Full Deposit of $349/$359 per room per night is required upon Booking.  Reservations may be cancelled 60 days prior to arrival (March 20, 2023) to receive a full refund.  After May 20, 2023, the deposit will be non-refundable.

Poughkeepsie

5–15 minutes from Vassar

Alumnae House at Vassar College
161 College Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 437-7100

Best Western Plus The Inn & Suites at the Falls
50 Red Oaks Mill Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 462-5770

Courtyard by Marriott
2641 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-6336

Days Inn
536 Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 454-1010

Hampton Inn & Suites
2361 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 463-7500

Holiday Inn Express
2750 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 473-1151

Homewood Suites by Hilton Poughkeepsie
900 Thomas Watson Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 462-0030

Holiday Inn
2170 South Road (Rte. 9), Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 462-4600

Hyatt Place
2165 South Road (Rte. 9), Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 632-3100

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-5300

Residence Inn by Marriott
2525 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 463-4343

 

Highland Area

Inn at Twaalfskill
144 Vineyard Avenue, Highland, NY 12528
(845) 691-3606

 

Hyde Park

20 minutes north of Vassar

Journey Inn (B&B)
1 Sherwood Pl., Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-8972

Quality Inn of Hyde Park
4142 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-0088

Roosevelt Inn
4360 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-2443

 

Fishkill

30 minutes south of Vassar

Courtyard by Marriott
17 Westage Dr., Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 897-2400

Hampton Inn Fishkill
544 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-4000

Hilton Garden Inn
21 Westgate Drive, Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-7100

Holiday Inn Express
21 Schuyler Blvd., Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-4001

Extended Stay America
25 Merritt Blvd., Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 897-2800

Brinckerhoff Inn
1577 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 765-2535

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
500 Westage Drive, Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-8100

Hyatt House
100 Westage Drive, Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 897-5757

 

Hopewell Junction

Le Chambord at Curry Estate
2737 NY-52, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533
845-221-1941

 

Millbrook

15 miles east of campus

The Millbrook Inn
3 Gifford Rd, Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 605-1120

 

Rhinebeck

35 minutes north of Vassar

Beekman Arms (the oldest operating Inn in America) and Delamater Inn
6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-7077

Rhinebeck Village Inn
6260 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-7000

The Rhinebeck Motel
6938 U.S. 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-5900

The Mirbeau Inn & Spa
46 W Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(877) 647-2328

Restaurant Reservations

As stated above, demand at local eateries will be high. Please make reservations as early as possible. For a list of area restaurants please see the following list.

Arlington

right off campus

Savona’s Trattoria
1 Collegeview Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 867-4505

Twisted Soul
47 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 454-2770

Chan’s Peking
26 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 471-7830

Hurricane Grill & Wings
9 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 243-2222

Thai Spice
28 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 486-8888

Bluestone Kitchen & Bar
15 Collegeview Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 442-3638

Delta Pi Real Greek
60 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 570-5700

La Cabanita
763 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 452-7544

New Taste of India
34 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 337-3883

Pizzeria Bacio Ristorante
7 Collegeview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 486-8080

Thailicious
30 Vassar Road, Suite #3, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603
845-337-4454

Tokyo Express
8 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 452-5033

The Acropolis Diner
829 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 452-6255

 

Poughkeepsie

1915 Wine Cellar
40 Cannon St. Suite 4, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 232-5311

Blue Collar Brewery
40 Cottage St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 454-2739

Brasserie 292
292 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 473-0292

Cosimo's
120 Delafield St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 485-7172

Crew Restaurant & Bar
2290 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 462-8900

El Azteca
97 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 483-7677

Empire Jamaica Fusion Restaurant
385 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 849-0497

Essie’s Restaurant
14 Mount Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452-7181

Farmers & Chefs
40 Albany Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 337-4949

J. Dominick’s
779 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 486-9400

Lola’s Cafe and Catering
131 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-8555

Lolita’s Pizza
129 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452-8100

Mahoney’s Irish Pub and Steakhouse
35 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-7026

Milanese Italian Restaurant
115 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-9533

Mill House Brewing Company
289 Mill St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-2739

Molé Molé
260 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
(845) 471-4255

River Station
1 Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452-9207

Rossi & Sons Rosticceria
45 South Clover Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-0654

Shadows on the Hudson
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-9500

 

Culinary Institute of America
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
All Reservations: (845) 471-6608
 
American Bounty (Reservations Required)
Days: Tuesday–Saturday
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
 
Apple Pie Bakery Café
Days: Monday–Friday
Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
(Hot food will be available 11 a.m.–2 p.m.)
 
Bocuse (Reservations Required)
Days: Tuesday–Saturday
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
 
Ristorante Caterina de Medici (Reservations Required)
Days: Tuesday–Saturday
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

 

Hyde Park

10 miles east of campus

Eveready Diner
4184 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-8100

 

Millbrook

15 miles east of campus

Charlotte’s Restaurant
4258 Route 44, Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-5888

Serevan Restaurant
6 Autumn Lane, Amenia, NY 12501
(845) 373-9800

 

Rhinebeck

19 miles north of campus

Aroi
55 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY
(845) 876-1114

Beekman Arms – The Tavern
6387 Mill St, Rhinebeck, NY
(845) 876-1766

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine
51 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY
(845) 876-7510

Gigi Trattoria
6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-1007

Le Petit Bistro
8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-7400

Liberty @ River & Post
57 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580
(845) 773-9373

Market Street Restaurant
19 W Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-7200

Pizzeria Posto
43 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-3500

Terrapin Restaurant
6426 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-3330

 

Wappingers Falls & Fishkill

8 miles south of campus

Aroma Osteria
114 Old Post Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 298-6790

110 Grill
@ Poughkeepsie Galleria
2001 South Rd, Space C-102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 632-3480

Café Con Leche
2710 West Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 632-1535

County Fare  
2652 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 297-3300

Coupe Champagne Bar
2656 East Main St., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 632-1072

Di’Vine Wine Bar
1 Market Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 797-5635

Flores Tapas Bar
1659 Rt 9 South, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 243-0479

Heritage Food and Drink
1379 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 298-1555

Il Figlio Enoteca
992 Main Street, Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 836-3015

Patsy’s Pizzaria
2657 East Main St., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
845-298-6093

Tamarind
1659 Route 9 Suite #1, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 632-2230

 

Newburgh

20 miles south of campus, across the Hudson River, along the waterfront

Billy Joe’s Ribworks
26 Front St, Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 565-1560

Blu Pointe
120 Front St, Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 568-0100

Yobo
1297 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 564-3848

Parking

Automobile access to Main campus is prohibited from 9:00 p.m. Saturday through Commencement Day at 3:00 p.m. All guests must park at the Farm. Limited parking will be available at the South Lot. Shuttle buses will run continuously Sunday morning from the Farm and South Lot to the commencement site beginning at 7:30 a.m. 

Accessibility

Guests with mobility concerns are permitted to park on Main campus by reserving a parking pass and may reserve Accessible seating by contacting the Campus Activities Office, (845) 437-5370 or campusactivities@vassar.edu.

Security officers will direct guests to the appropriate parking spaces.

The campus will re-open to vehicular traffic at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Car

Via Taconic State Parkway

  1. Exit at Route 55 westbound (6 mi.)
  2. Turn left onto Route 376 Extension/Van Wagner Road (which becomes Raymond Avenue <1 mi.)
  3. Main Entrance (gothic stone archway) on left

Via New York State Thruway

Northbound

  1. Take exit 17 for I-84 East toward Newburgh across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge
  2. Take exit 13 onto Rt. 9 North (9.59 mi.)
  3. Turn right onto Spackenkill Rd. Rt. 113 East
  4. Turn left at second light onto Wilbur Blvd. (0.5 mi.)
  5. Turn right onto Hooker Avenue (<1 mi.)
  6. Turn left onto Raymond Avenue (<1 mi.)
  7. Main Entrance (gothic stone archway) on right

Southbound

  1. Take exit 18 for Rt. 299 toward New Paltz/Poughkeepsie
  2. Turn right onto Rt. 299 East (5.1 mi.)
  3. Turn right onto Rt. 9W South (2.3 mi.)
  4. Take exit ramp onto Rt. 44/55 East (<1 mi.)
  5. Cross the Mid-Hudson Bridge and continue on Rt. 44/55 East(2.0 mi.)
  6. Turn right onto Raymond Avenue (<1 mi.)
  7. Main Entrance (gothic stone archway) on left

Via Route 9

  1. Head east onto Spackenkill Rd. Rt. 113 East (0.7 mi.)
  2. Turn left at second light onto Wilbur Blvd. (2 mi.)
  3. Turn right onto Hooker Avenue (0.6 mi.)
  4. Turn left onto Raymond Avenue (0.4 mi.)
  5. Main Entrance (gothic stone archway) on right

Train

Metro-North Commuter Railroad connects New York City’s Grand Central Terminal with Poughkeepsie. For timetables, call (800) 638-7646 or visit their website. Poughkeepsie is also served by Amtrak. For schedules, call (800) 872-7245 or the Amtrak website. Taxi and bus service is available from the Poughkeepsie train station to campus.

Bus

Service is available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City via Short Line Bus, (800) 631-8405.

The Dutchess County L Bus picks up at the train station and drops off on Collegeview Avenue, which is directly next to campus—the L bus’s schedule and route.

Air

For travelers flying into a New York City airport, the easiest way to get to Vassar is by Metro-North Train to Poughkeepsie from Grand Central Station. To get to Grand Central Station from the metro area airports, take the Newark Airport Express (Newark).

Scheduled passenger service is available from Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh, New York, 35 minutes from Vassar.

Other nearby airports include: Westchester County Airport in White Plains, Albany International Airport in Albany, or the three major airports in the New York City metro area (LaGuardia, JFK, Newark Liberty).

Walkway Over the Hudson
The longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world (212 feet tall, 1.28 miles long).
61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 454-9649

Powerhouse Theater
New plays, musical workshops, and readings of works-in-progress on the Vassar campus each summer.
124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 437-5907

Bardavon 1869 Opera House
The oldest continuously operating theater in the state, the Bardavon is home to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the primary venue for touring artists and musicians.
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 473-2072

Dutchess County Rail Trail
13-mile trail from the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie to Hopewell Junction.
(845) 298-4600

Upstate Films
Foreign, independent, documentary, and animated films as well as lectures by guest filmmakers, scholars, and critics.
6415 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY
(845) 876-2515

Trevor Zoo
At the Milbrook School, the zoo was founded by Frank Trevor, the school’s first biology teacher, and today houses 80 different species including nine endangered species.
131 Millbrook School Road, Millbrook, NY
(845) 677-3704

Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum
A destination for families with young children with exhibits that focus on early literacy, art, and early STEM education.
75 N. Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 471-0589

Poughkeepsie Galleria
Premier shopping destination with department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and a multiplex theater.
2001 South Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 297-7600

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area 

Dutchess County Tourism 

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