Windrift Hall - Hudson Valley Lakefront Sanctuary

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14 guests, 5 bedrooms, 12 beds, 2.5 baths
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At the end of a long winding country road leave the outside world behind and enjoy to just be. Situated on top of a hill time seems to stand still at the beautifully restored 18th century manor house overlooking a private swimming pond surrounded by nature. Within a 2h drive from NYC and 20min from Hudson's train station Windrift Hall offers everything you need for a relaxing weekend getaway. Follow us on social media at windrifthall and get inspired by the beauty of the Hudson Valley.

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Exhale the city and breathe in nature in a secluded countryside setting perfect for family & friend gatherings. Windrift Hall can sleep up to 14 guests with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a library, study, gracious center hall, living room and a beautiful country kitchen. The house is filled with an eclectic mix of art and antiques reflecting the origins of the European owners and their love for design and good craftsmanship. Every room has a wood burning fireplace and every window has unobstructed views of nature around you. While you're chopping vegetables in the kitchen you might see a blue heron landing gracefully on the pond or you can study the hawks circling in midair. Spring is a beautiful time to see the flower gardens burst into bloom, in summer you might like to take your meals in the shadow of the 250 old maple tree and cool off with a swim in the spring fed pond. In fall there's a spectacular foliage on view right out of your bedroom window and winters are perfect for lounging in front of the fireplace after a run on the nearby slopes of Hunter or Wyndham.

To make your stay extra special please inquire about our daily cleaning service, a personal chef or embark on an inner journey with a yoga class or a massage. Let a dedicated team help you to ease into the moment, take your mind off your to do list and create space for new connections.

What this place offers

Garden view
Lake view
Beach access – Beachfront
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Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Washer
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Coxsackie, New York, United States

Conveniently located at the corner of Route 81 and 9W, you’ll find a supermarket, a gas station, a pharmacy, a pizza restaurant, a wine shop and a medical emergency center. Personally I love to shop at the Black Horse Farm on 9W towards Athens. They have a huge selection of fresh organic produce. While listening to the classic radio station, you can sample their delightful spreads of homemade products while browsing through the shop.

Our 300sf spring fed pond is set in a dramatic natural setting and perfect for swimming, but if you feel like going to an outdoor swimming pool, there’s the Catskill Valley Pool in the nearby town of Athens.

Are you a yogi? You will love our Manduka Pro-Lite mats and props. We're happy to recommend local teachers for an invigorating or restorative yoga class at the pond.

You’re welcome to use the public tennis courts of Coxsackie or you might enjoy a round of mini-golf on 9W while trying one of the 26 delicious ice cream flavors served at Tom’s next door.

If you feel like watching a movie we have a flat screen TV with a Netflix account or you might like to see the latest flic at the charming Drive-In Theatre on 9W.

If you’re interested in historic places don’t miss out on a tour through the Broncks House and Museum. It’s in walking distance and one of the oldest houses in America. Our library has books about all the historic places in the Hudson Valley, Olana across the river at the Rip van Wrinkle Bridge or Clermont on 9E are just a few other beautiful mansions to visit within 1/2 hours drive.

If you stay with us I’m sure you have a love for old and beautiful things. Our place is the best starting point for your antique treasure hunt.

For antiquing around the corner we recommend the Coxsackie Antique Center on 9W showcasing the wares of 100 local dealers and across the river is the town of Hudson, famous for some of the most eclectic antique shops in the country. A stroll along picturesque Warren Street takes you to dozens of shops ranging from high-end stores with fine period pieces to unique little boutiques. There are also some nice restaurants. My personal favorites are the Swoon Kitchenbar and Crimson and Sparrow.

Some of the best hikes are in the Catskills. You’ll find maps, hiking and walking guides as well as other information about Greene County in our library.

Within 30min drive there are 2 great ski resorts in the town of Hunter and Wyndham. After a day on the slopes, you will really enjoy to snuggle up in front of one of the 5 working fireplaces in the house.


RESTAURANTS

Cask and Rasher, Great beer menu and bar food. 245 Mansion St, Coxsackie.
Che Figata Italian Bistro, Italian/American Dinner, Drinks, and Catering too. 10 Reed Street, Coxsackie.
Crossroads Brewing Co., Local foodie spot and brewery with weekend lunch service starting at 1pm. 21 Second Street, Athens.
Gracie's Luncheonette, Classic comfort food made from scratch. Spiked milkshakes, fried chicken, and famous donuts! 969 Main St., Leeds.
HiLo Catskill, Cafe, Bar. Art Gallery, and Events Venue just down the road in Catskill. 365 Main St., Catskill.
Honey Hollow Brewing Co, Farm brewery producing small batch ales. Open brewery hours on Fri. and Sat. afternoons- grab a pint and fill a growler. 376 East Honey Hollow Rd, Earlton.
New York Restaurant, American Revival Restaurant. Food, Music, and Spirits with Polish flair. 353 Main St, Catskill.
Reed Street Bottle Shop, An awesome selection of wine, spirits, and ciders sourced from small, independent, and local providers. Friendly service and great choices for every budget! 34 Reed Street, Coxsackie.
Rive Gauche Bistro, French bistro located in nearby Athens with weekend brunch. 7 Second Street, Athens.
Stewart House Beautiful casual outdoor space and fine dining indoors. Second Street, Athens
Simone's Kitchen, Mediterranean inspired bowls to-go. Hummus, falafel, and brown rice. Yum! Closed weekends. 18 Hope Plaza, Coxsackie.
Backbar, A casual, open-air eatery with Southeast Asian. Fried chicken with turmeric pickles, steamed buns, local beer. 347 Warren St., Hudson.
Fish & Game, Housed in a 19th c. blacksmith's shop, F & G celebrates the bounty of the Hudson Valley by offering a seasonal menu using only humanely raised and locally sourced products. 13 South 3rd St, Hudson.
Gaskins, Locally sourced, nourishing, delightful food and a beautifully renovated space in one of the cutest little towns East of the River. 2 Church Ave, Germantown.
Grazin', Farm to Table- direct, an organic burger joint, housed in a classic diner car. 717 Warren St, Hudson.
Lil' Deb's Oasis, Bright + bold dishes inspired by the founders' combined roots in Latin America and the North American South. Tropical comfort food! 747 Columbia Street, Hudson.
Mexican Radio, Great Mexican food and drinks! Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. 537 Warren St, Hudson.
Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Drinks and Books in a historic firehouse. 440 Warren Street, Hudson.
Swoon Kitchenbar, A Hudson Valley brasserie, serving seasonal, local produce, and meats. 340 Warren St, Hudson.
Wm. Farmer and Sons, Craft cocktails, oysters, steak tartare, burgers, and brunch. Check out the $1 oyster Happy Hour! 20 Front Street, Hudson.

Take a look at the 'I Love Hudson' website for a full listing of the eating and drinking choices just a hop, skip, and a jump across the river from us.

HIKES

Experience all that our area has to offer: river explorations, hikes both relaxing and strenuous, local farms and animals, apple picking, swimming holes and all sorts of off-the-beaten-path adventures. Check out the Great Northern Catskills website for an exhaustive listing of everything to do in the area. Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain are quick day-trip destinations in the area offering some of the best skiing, mountain biking, and hiking in the Catskills.

Four Mile Point Preserve, The official hike is a short, kid-friendly walk near the river. A longer walk continues on along 4 Mile Point Road as it winds beside the river and through Vosburg Swamp, a protected wildlife management area. 169 Four-Mile Point Rd, Coxsackie.

Hannacroix Creek Preserve, Featuring 4 main trails taking you along the creek and through native woodlands. Irving Trail takes you down to the New Baltimore swimming hole. Be careful as the rocks around the falls are slippery! Rt. 144 north of New Baltimore.

Kaaterskill Falls, Gorgeous Falls (the tallest two-tiered waterfall in NY state) and nice hike. Can be crowded on weekends. 4659-4707 Rt. 23A, Palenville, NY 12463.

RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary, 2 miles of trails follow an old farm road past a 28-foot observation tower, then narrow as they meander through forests and skirt RamsHorn Marsh. 84 Dubois Rd., Catskill.
Willows at Brandow Point, Hike through expansive wildflower fields and then down through forested land until you reach the river. 480 Rt. 385, Athens.

FARMS
Boehms Farm, Pick-your-own apple farm, pumpkins, pie, jams, etc. (seasonal hours - check website). 26 County Road, Climax.
Lime Kiln Farm, Gorgeous farm with cows and goats making some of the most delicious cheeses you will ever taste. Schedule a visit! 523 Lime Kiln Rd., W. Coxsackie.
Story Farms, Pick-your-own strawberries and a great farm stand for fresh produce. Seasonal hours during the winter. 4640 Rt. 32, Catskill.


ARTS + EVENTS
Bronck Museum, A Dutch homestead house and multiple architecturally significant barns plus a research library. The oldest standing structure in the Upstate. 90 Rt. 42, Coxsackie.
Drop Forge & Tool, A new space in Hudson providing interesting workshops and courses for artists and makers to learn and collaborate as well as entertaining events for the community. 442 Warren St., Hudson.
Hudson River Exchange, Organizer of pop-up markets and events showcasing art, food, and community in Hudson. Check their website for current events in the area. 514 Warren St., Hudson.
Olana NY State Historic Site, The amazing house and grounds of iconic Hudson River School artist, Frederic Church. Tickets needed for house tours, but the landscape walks are free year-round. Right across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. 5720 Rt. 9G, Hudson.
OMI International Arts Center, Omi is a not-for-profit arts organization with artist residency programs and an amazing sculpture park. 1405 County Rt. 22, Ghent.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Cole's house and studio on view plus gorgeous surrounding grounds to explore. 218 Spring St. Catskill.

IN PROGRESS:
Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts, Opening Spring 2019, Lumberyard (formerly the American Dance Institute) will connect audiences to some of the best and most provocative performances being created today. A courtyard will host a farmers’ market and other community events. We are so excited about this project coming to our area! 291 Main Street, Catskill.
Catskill Mill, An in-progress project in Catskill converting a waterfront mill building into artist-run workshops producing local goods. Not open to the public yet, but stay tuned! 111 Water Street, Catskill.

ENTERTAINMENT
Basilica Hudson, A broad range of weekend programming and annual weekend destination events: Basilica SoundScape, Basilica Farm & Flea, and Ramp Fest. 110 S. Front Street, Hudson.
Greenville Drive-In Cinema, Watch classic and new movies under the stars while enjoying beer and cocktails from the newly added biergarten. Open May-October. 10700 State Rt. 32, Greenville.
Helsinki Hudson, Restored industrial complex with a Southern-influenced American eatery & space for alt-rock acts. 405 Columbia St., Hudson.
Hi-Way Drive In Movie Theater, Classic drive-in movie theater showing new releases. Just 5 minutes away! Open May-October. 10699 Rt. 9W, Coxsackie.
HiLo Catskill, Cozy Cafe, Bar, and Art Gallery with a wide range of weekly events and music nights. 365 Main St., Catskill.


Please refer to the guidebook on this site for exact locations.

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After a busy day full of activities, we crave for space and tranquility. Breathing out the City and breathing in the Country, we found Windrift Hall to be the perfect place to empty our vessels and fill it with fresh thinking. Created as an escape and artist retreat you'll find peace within the privacy of a 18th century home surrounded by nature. As a well-lived in home filled with stories, love and much joy, family heirlooms and antiques mingle with contemporary design classics and art. The result is a unique melting pot of styles, which reflect our European roots and the time and place we live in. I'm a Creative Director, Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner and my husband Jean Louis is an Artist. We divide our time with our 2 children between Brooklyn NY and upstate. Being rooted in the arts we both share a passion for design and good craftsmanship. You will feel a love for detail in every room. But we'd love to offer you not just a beautiful location, but a holistic experience. Ease into your stay with a yoga class, massage or take advantage of a personal chef. We'd be happy to connect you to a dedicated team that helps you to take your mind off your to do list. Check in the past and future at our gate and enter a space where time seems to stand still, so you can think less and be more.
After a busy day full of activities, we crave for space and tranquility. Breathing out the City and breathing in the Country, we found Windrift Hall to be the perfect place to empt…

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