The Chapel Room (Peaceful Retreat)

House - Private room · Wurts St, Kingston, NY 12401, United States

Enjoy the light from the large windows in the Chapel Room overlooking the courtyard garden. relax on our comfy twin or single daybed and enjoy turbo speed wifi. A writing desk makes this a favorite writers retreat.

Your host, Peter
53 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

Enjoy the light from the large windows in the Chapel Room overlooking the courtyard garden. relax on our comfy twin or single daybed and enjoy turbo speed wifi. A writing desk makes this a favorite writers retreat.

The Space

We are a composer and artist couple with in a large renovated church hall in the Rondout section of Kingston, just up the street from restaurants, marinas, art galleries and easy distance to hikes, swims, kayaking, skiing etc. We are perfectly situated less than 20 minutes drive from Woodstock, Bard College, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, mountain lakes and waterfalls. Organic coffee and teas are included along with highspeed WIFI internet access. We have 3 full bathrooms 2 for the guests and we have 2 dogs which we restrict to our part of the home if guests are not fond of or allergic to pets. The home is filled with beautiful abstract paintings of Julie Hedrick which are also shown at The Norha Haime Gallery in NYC. This bedroom includes a comfy full sized bed, antique armoire, uniquely designed large windows, a writing or computer table and strong highspeed WIFI signal. The neighborhood is a unique blend of 1800's and 1900's architecture, sea captains homes on one block and row houses on the next. Our courtyard, which the chapel room looks down on, evokes a European flavor with a gentle fountain, herb and flower garden with fruit trees and cobblestones.

We are required by the county and NY State to charge tax which we will collect when you arrive via check or cash. In addition to coffee and tea we are happy to prepare a special locally sourced home cooked breakfast for ten dollars per guest. On nice days we serve breakfast in the garden and in inclement weather guests gather around the farm table in the kitchen for a relaxing gourmet breakfast.

Interaction with Guests

We usually make a point to be home to greet our guests and get them settled in their rooms and from then on they are on their own to come and go as they please. While we are happy to share our passion for the area with guests and hear about their discoveries we also respect those that wish to come for retreat and privacy. They are always welcome to knock on our studio door if they need anything or call us if we are not at home.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $850 /week
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • 1. Their whole house is so full of stories—from wall decor to tea sets and jams to the repurposed studio, it's intimate and magical.
    2. Arriving late, all we wanted was a bottle of wine but the shops were closed. No problem, since they stocked a nice Bordeaux.
    3. After picking us up from the bus terminal, Peter got out of his car in the pouring rain to speak with the Venetian restaurant and see if their favorite chef/good friend was still around.
    This is just the beginning of a lovely, restorative weekend. Highly, highly recommended!

    July 2014
  • Peter and Julie have created an incredible home and life. It has been our pleasure to stay in this beautiful space (twice now!); it's the perfect getaway. The breakfast is instagram-worthy, as is the garden where we enjoyed it. And the rooms themselves are comfortable and light-filled. If I say more, I'll start to sound mushy. Just go!

    June 2014
  • Our experience was wonderful. Everything was beautiful and Peter and Julie are super nice and welcoming. I will be recommending their place to friends.

    April 2014
  • Peter and Julie were absolutely amazing! Even on one of the coldest weekends, the bedroom was warm and cozy and amazing to wake up to. Highlights were the robes (very warm), the water pressure (amazingly strong - felt like a hot water massage), the breakfast (day 1-roasted potatoes, frittata, apple bread pudding, day 2- omelets, baked tomatoes, rolls, homemade granola and on both days - fresh squeezed orange juice) and the hosts (ask to take a tour of their studio - it's gorgeous)! It was a great experience and I can't wait to come back in the spring/summer to take advantage of the patio.

    January 2014
  • Julie & Peter are superb hosts is every way- gracious, welcoming, talented, excellent cooks... was our first Air bnb experience and it couldn't have been better!

    December 2013
  • This is a fantastic place to stay! It is so lovely and comfortable and Julie and Peter are amazing hosts. It is true: the breakfasts are a must.

    November 2013
  • All I can say is WOW! Staying at Julie and Peter's is a must if you're in Kingston! They are the most hospitable and gracious hosts. Their B&B is absolutely beautiful and so peaceful. It's located within walking distance to the town and Julie and Peter are so helpful in suggestions as to where to go. The homemade, organic breakfast is a must!

    October 2013
  • We loved the people and the place. Thank goodness we landed in Julie and Peter's welcoming home. The room was beautiful and extremely comfortable, the area had lots to offer, the neighborhood was quiet, and the breakfasts delicious. We'll be back!

    October 2013
  • Peter and Julie were great hosts. The rooms, beds and bathrooms were comfortable and clean.
    The church was a great place to stay for us with a group of friends but also a fantastic place for anyone looking for room in Kingston. Walkable into the town and a home cooked local breakfast every morning.

    October 2013
  • I found the place by chance and was overwhelmed, not only by its unique character and charm, but also by the hosts, Peter and Julie, the most welcoming and warm people you'd ever wish to meet. The place looks like a dream or out of a design magazine, and it only proves the care and love the hosts have for their house and the pride they take in the business. With a keen eye for detail and immaculate presentation, each room is more inviting the other. Perfectly sized and well appointed, each room has the flair of a five star private gem of the B&B world. Highly recommended!

    October 2013
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Princeton University, The Mozarteum
New York, Toronto
Composer, Pianist, Radio Show host, community activist, passionate about food and music and people.
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