Old Stage Coach House, Like New

House - Entire home/apt · Miller Hill Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, United States

This lovely, compact, 255-year old stagecoach house, recently renovated, will make a perfect country getaway--staging area for hikes, arts and crafts tourism in Beacon and Cold Spring, just across the river from West Point.

The Space

If you're interested in an easy getaway from the city, consider weekends or a week or two (or something longer term) at our newly renovated 255-year-old farmhouse, on the Appalachian Trail, about 5 miles from Fahnestock State Park, with miles and miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails, and proximity to DIA, shopping, and great eating in Beacon, the Storm King sculpture park near Newburgh, and the Boscobel Shakespeare Festival (and farmers market) in nearby Cold Spring.

The house is cozy in the winter, a perfect place to bring a dog or dogs for a country romp.

There are two cats on site who spend much of their time outside They don't care about dogs at all. But if you are allergic to cats, this is not the place for you.

Great lake swimming is nearby, within three miles. Fishing poles are available in the garage.

The house fits 5 comfortably: 2 bedrooms upstairs, one with a queen bed, the other with three twin beds. There is also a large couch in the living room, and an air mattress if you have more people. Located 60 miles North of New York City, in Fahnestock State Park, literally on the Appalachian Trail, this house will give you and five others all the privacy you need, as well as access to all season sports, beautiful gardens, and complete comfort.

Completely updated, restored, maintained--and newly renovated kitchen, dining room, and living room--1759 house; wide-plank pine floors, hand-hewn beams throughout. You can cook for yourself in a fully set up kitchen with brand new white Carrera marble counters, eat at the new island, or in the dining room at an expandable oak table or (in the summer) on the little patio in back of the house. You can watch TV or movies on the 42" flat-screen TV in the living room, or on the 32" TV with VCR in the master bedroom. There are wonderful farmers' markets nearby in Cold Spring and also at Fishkill Farms. The town of Beacon--with art galleries, restaurants, pizazz, and DIA--is 20 minutes away. The village of Cold Spring is also just 20 minutes away, with a Saturday morning farmers' market, and a summer Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel, overlooking the Hudson and West Point.

There are gardens on all sides of the house, and we'll ask you to water some if it gets hot and dry. You should be able to pick fresh salad, and late in the summer, tomatoes.

MetroNorth trains stop at Cold Spring and Beacon, with frequent service to and from NYC, where there are cabs (more at Beacon), and the ride costs about $30. There is no real public transportation in the area, so a car is a must for getting around, unless you're a hiker or serious cyclist.

The house is a long stone's throw from the Taconic Parkway, which makes for terrific convenience and you'll hear modest traffic outside during the day--but no trucks are allowed, and it disappears at night. With all new windows, the house is quiet and airtight.

Please only make a fire in the firepit or chimney near the patio on cool, windless days. When it gets hot and windy folks worry about forest fires.

Finally, note there is a caretaker on the premises--Patrick--who takes care of snow plowing, light maintenance, gardening, and the on site chickens. He works nights, has a separate entrance and will remain unobtrusive at all times -- unless you need him.

Washer/dryer are in his space, so if you need some laundry done be sure and be in touch with him about timing. We'll leave you his number so you can text your wishes.

Guest Access

Guests will have exclusive access to the entire main floor--with the exception of the bathroom, shared with the caretaker--and the upstairs, which includes a bathroom with shower. Guests have exclusive use of the living room, dining room, kitchen, upstairs front porch, back patio, and grounds. The basement is the caretaker's, and therefore off-limits to guests.

Interaction with Guests

We are not on site when guests are at the house, though we are always available by phone, email, or text.

Getting around

You will need a car to access the house and the neighborhood. There are three convenient Metro North train stations, all about 20 minutes away: Cold Spring and Beacon on the Hudson Line and Southeast on the Harlem Line. There's plenty of parking on the property.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $60
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • My family and I had a great time at the house while visiting the beautiful Hudson Valley! It's conveniently located and a short drive to all the region's main sights.
    The house is very nice, full of light and very spacious for 4. I'd definitely stay there again!
    In my opinion, the only thing that should be added to the description is that the cats are inside the house most of the time (or maybe it's the season/weather?), so this is not for anyone allergic to cats.

    April 2014
  • The house was great! It was exactly what we expected. Our weekend stay at the old stage coach house was peaceful and relaxing. It was the perfect retreat from the city.

    February 2014
  • My wife and I spent a perfect long weekend in Donna's charming house. The house was everything we were hoping for. It was cozy, very clean and the kitchen was nice and big for cooking. The two cats were very friendly and affectionate. We loved the location, right on the Appalachian trail and a short drive to Beacon for art galleries and Cold Spring. Donna left us a great list of instructions with tips about things to do in the local area, which was extremely helpful. We even got to try two fresh eggs from the chickens! Highly highly recommended.

    January 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had such a great weekend in this lovely old home. check in was a breeze, the photos are very accurate! the wide plank floors were beautiful, the kitchen welcoming and charming grounds. the house kitties were so friendly and tried their best to warm up to our doggie in the short time. we would love to stay again and only an hour and fifteen drive back to manhattan!

    December 2013
  • Cute little place, with a couple of great cats!

    November 2013
  • The Old Stage Coach House is conveniently situated right off the picturesque Taconic parkway. Great location for a weekend visit to Beacon, Peekskill or surrounding towns in the middle Hudson Valley. The home itself is a funky country house filled with spirited artifacts, artwork, books and movies ranging a board spectrum of topics. Local wildlife include deer, racoons, chipmunks and the residents chickens... plus two friendly cats who keep to themselves mostly, as does the caretaker, Patrick, who lives downstairs (saw his car come and go, but didn't have a chance to meet). All in all, a great weekend in upstate NY.

    November 2013
  • Donna's house is a beautiful old farm house pleasantly situated alongside a hill, and conveniently close to the Appalachian Trail (within 30 yards). With wide, original wood floor planks and very comfortable beds - it truly is a great experience and lovers of homes with character will very much enjoy their stay. Donna and her husband Warren were very communicative throughout our stay, responding quickly to questions we had along the way, and ensuring that we had a most pleasant stay. We would gladly return if we ever find ourselves near Beacon again!

    October 2013
  • Our stay at Warren and Donna's stage coach house is one we hope to do again soon! We were in town for a wedding this time but are really hoping to come back when we have nothing at all to do. The property is truly wonderful with gardens and chickens, a fire pit and all sorts of fun things to explore. The house is perfect, adorable and comfortable and those fresh eggs for breakfast in the morning are just amazing!!

    September 2013
  • We really enjoyed our weekend at the house. It is so lovely inside and out, very quiet, beautiful and everything we were looking for Thanks to Donna and Warren for a lovely stay, we will definitely be back!

    September 2013
  • The house feels very much like someone's home, not a rental unit. Comfortable, filled with character and artful collections. We, too, enjoyed the animals and fresh eggs. On our second morning we discovered car trouble and felt very fortunate to have the caretaker there who offered immediate assistance. Because of the needed repair, we had to stay close to the house instead of touring the area.Luckily that was a relaxing, pleasant option. Very convenient getaway from the city.

    August 2013
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We have a large gorgeous Manhattan apartment -- which we usually rent out a portion of. It sleeps 5 very comfortably. I am a flexible New Yorker, open to new people, new experiences -- and I like to make my homes hospitable to others. I often have guests from the many worlds in which I live. My husband Warren is a great host for Airbnb folks, and handles lots of the practical details.
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