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2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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An inviting home nestled in the small town of Canaan, NY is awaiting your arrival.

The space

Ideal for those seeking respite from the city and immersion in the natural beauty that characterizes Upstate New York and the adjoining Berkshires. As your host, I'll be delighted to recommend activities reflective of your interests. An organic vegetable garden is located on premises and always available for those looking to explore their green thumb! You will have the choice of occupying a bedroom with a Queen bed or one with two Full beds. Breakfast will be provided if I am in residence (i.e., weekends).

With convenient access to major thruways, you can easily explore nearby towns such as Hudson, Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge... which feature local farmers' markets, antique shops, seasonal festivals, gourmet food stores, and hiking trails.

Guest access

You will have private sleeping quarters and your private bathroom.
If I am not around, the whole house.

Interaction with guests

Primarily owner-occupied on the weekends, but privacy assured.

Other things to note

The road adjacent to the house has an increase of day-trippers during peak summer weekends. Passing vehicles may intermittently be heard around sunrise.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 2PM



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Dave User Profile
August 2017
Ralf is a great host and serves a great light breakfast. I will stay again.

Lisa User Profile
August 2017
Ralf's Homestead is a charming home that is comfortable and inviting. It's an older home from 1700's which is quaint with beautiful gardens. The rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. Ralf is an excellent host and prepared a delicious breakfast for us. It's also a great location. Highly recommend! It was also our first airbnb experience.

Jack User Profile
July 2017
Ralf was a fantastic host. His communication during booking was great and we arrived to find exactly what was described. He has great social sensibilities, letting it to us to determine how much to interact with him. We soon discovered we had many common interests and found his recommendations to be very helpful. We came to the area to attend a Tanglewood concert and found it easy to come and go to Lenox, about a 15-20 minute scenic drive away. We will definitely check the availability of Ralf's place when we plan to attend future Tanglewood events. NOTE: Be sure to park in the West Tanglewood parking lot for concerts to use the shortest route back to Ralf's.
Ralf User Profile
Response from Ralf:
Thank you Jack. I smile at your apt observation about us approaching potential conversations that may have been fraud with unconfortability. I look forward hosting you again. Best Ralf
July 2017

Gabriel User Profile
July 2017
I'd be hard pressed to think of a better Airbnb host - Ralf genuinely enjoys being a host, and it shows in everything he does. He was warm and welcoming, with a European flair for making us feel at home and at ease. His antique home is full of charm, and the bathroom was updated and modern with a large walk-in shower. Next time we come to Tanglewood we'll definitely think of Ralf for accommodations and hopefully pick up our conversation where it left off.
Ralf User Profile
Response from Ralf:
Thank you Gabe- Your feed back is much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your stay and I am looking forward to hosting you again. Best Ralf Both of you were lovely!
July 2017

Janet User Profile
July 2017
The restoration of this home is lovely and the gardens are so very impressive. We very much enjoyed our stay.
Ralf User Profile
Response from Ralf:
Thank you very much!! I am glad R
July 2017

Andrea User Profile
June 2017
We felt welcomed the moment we drove into Ralf's driveway and saw fresh peonies on the table and the table set for dinner. Ralf's flower and herb gardens are beautiful. The house, built in 1760, is a marvel and the decor is eclectic and interesting. The location is an easy drive to all the highlights of the Berkshires. Ralf is so nurturing and generous, cooking lovely breakfasts, making tea to calm a sore tum, sharing food, area brochures, and great conversation in the evenings. We will cherish our memories of time spent in this amazing home with Ralf, Kitty and friends.

Kelley User Profile
October 2016
Ralf is awesome, very nice guy. Beautiful old home built in 1790! Right off main RT 22, makes for easy access to all the great towns and hiking areas. Highly recommend Ralf and his home :) it made for our first Air BnB stay a great experience!

Joined in August 2013
Ralf User Profile

Gardening is my passion, while I also enjoy cooking, reading, and travel.

Languages: Deutsch
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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