History Comes Alive in Kinderhook
Kinderhook is nothing if not historic. Itís on a strategic piece of ground - founded just a bit inland from the Hudson River and bisected by Kinderhook Creek, itís easy to see why this was such an important spot when it came to colonial transport via waterways.
Where exactly is Kinderhook? Itís about 130 miles north of New York City and around 30 miles south of Albany. Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is an hour or so to the east. Like other Hudson Valley towns, this makes it a great spot for a vacation rental, especially if you want to do some self-guided exploring.
Although it is now a thriving town of about 8,000 people, Kinderhookís beginnings were much more modest. As a matter of fact, you can visually confirm this by examining some of the historical sites in the area. These include the estate and home of Martin van Buren, the 8th president of the United States and a Kinderhook native; the van Allen House, which displays the height of domestic architecture circa 1737, and the Vanderpoel House, an 1818 construction in the federal style. If you havenít had quite enough history yet, thereís also the Columbia County Museum.
The history in Kinderhook is just one reason to make it your vacation rental choice. There are many others - the best way to find them is to come visit!