Wander over to our neck of the woods for a quiet retreat at the top o' the mountain. If you want loads of sunlight, a firestove, steamy hot tub, studio space, Skiing, hiking, and a privacy, you'll love our guesthouse. Grab your binoculars!
::Modern Nature Retreat with Studio (and Hot Tub) in Warwick, NY adjacent to Wawayanda State Park and Appalachian Trail includes:
- Private two story guesthouse attached to modern home (your space has a separate entrance).
-Spacious room downstairs with queen bed and pull out Bensen sleeper sofa that sleeps one.
-Colorful artist studio on second floor has queen size premium futon (it's comfy) and the space is a perfect hang out for writers and artists.
-One bathroom with shower and skylights (we love sunlight, can't you tell?)
-Lounge area which includes cable TV/OnDemand/NetFlix, and warm, glowing gas stove.
*****Kitchen is VERY LIMITED: cutting surface, toaster, crockpot, cool induction hotplate (like on Chopped!), basic utensils and paper plates, french press, fridge, and outdoor charcoal grill. Perfect for "glamping" but not a 5 course meal (unless you're reeeeally good ;) ********
::Ready to explore Warwick?
Nestled in the heart of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area between the Catskill Mountains and New York City, Warwick is a quaint farm and trading town dating back to the 1700s.
Located 3 miles west of Warwick at the end of the winding Iron Mountain Road directly adjacent (technically, the entrance is 300' from the driveway) to 16,000 acre Wayayanda State Park.
A fire ring (along with plenty of wood and stump seats) is located on a small granite hill in the southeast corner of the property and is available for your use. Also available is a 4 person hot tub built into the back fieldstone patio.
Relax on the Mountain - elevated 1000' - sitting atop the 3 acre property, located on a ridge running east-west (affording amazing morning and evening light). The property is a mix of mature hardwood trees and stone walls.
A wildlife trail runs along the eastern border of the property and is easily viewed from the comfort of the guesthouse. We frequently see groups of wild turkeys, families of deer, numerous song birds and woodpeckers, and even an occasional black bear (don't worry they're shy and are scared of people).
Spring time attractions include: hiking in Wawayanda State Park, 300' south of our driveway; playing with chickens and goats while enjoying lunch and a cold one and listening to live music one at Pennings nursery (5 mins); Warwick Valley Winery (10 mins); Antiquing (there's a great spot at the bottom of Iron Mtn Road).
...AND the Appalachian Trail is only a one mile hike out the front door!
::Hungry? Our favorite restaurant, The Grange, serves Michelin quality farm to table cuisine and is located 20 minute walk (1.25 miles) downhill from the property. If you're looking for more selection there are over 25 restaurants and bars in Warwick (10 minute drive).
::Want to be pampered? The full service Mineral Springs Spa is located 15 minutes west of the property. It offers massage packages, a gym, swimming pool, daycare, and restaurant.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Woods, trails, wildlife, and peace and quiet.
A direct bus (1.5 - 2 hrs) to Port Authority in Manhattan is located 5 miles from the guesthouse. Take NJ Transit bus 196 or 197 to last stop in Warwick. Taxis are available or we can arrange transportation to and from the bus stop if needed.
Other Things to Note
*****Kitchen is currently VERY LIMITED: cutting surface, toaster, crockpot, cool induction hotplate (like on Chopped!), microwave, basic utensils and paper plates, french press, refrigerator, and outdoor charcoal grill. Perfect for "glamping" but not a 5 course meal (unless you're reeeeally good ;) ********
***Children welcome (first child under 10 is no additional charge).
No indoor smoking.
The home and the location are absolutely stunning! We were so impressed with how close to Wawayanda State Park the home is. My partner and I took a beautiful hike on the Appalachian trail in freshly fallen snow, we got to see wild turkeys & deers. Kira & Ezra made us feel welcomed; they respected our privacy but made themselves available if we needed them. The hot tub in the woods was definitely a favorite.
We absolutely loved our stay - our son didn't want to leave! Kira was an impeccable host and we especially appreciated her quick responses to questions, and special touches (like Bubbly, dinosaurs to surprise our 4yo, use of a sled, and s'mores). They were friendly and available, yet practically hidden from sight even though the house was technically attached. The house is beautifully designed and filled with little touches like: Strategically placed and interesting books, orange hunting caps, nice shampoo, board games, and Cup o Soups/Kind bars. Would highly recommend for a country weekend, or ski weekend (as we did). Perfect for a small family as the woods are fun to explore (with lots of animal tracks), has a cozy fireplace, and generally felt like a retreat.
Kira's house was perfect for a weekend getaway. Open, modern and clean, the house was comfortable for our party of three. Warwick is a small town, but the house was close to plenty of conveniences (restaurants, a grocery store, main street, ski slopes, etc.). The kitchen wasn't much of an issue, but we ate out for most meals. Kira lives next door, but we only saw her once when she stopped by to say hello. The hot tub and fireplace were definitely the highlights!
Kira and Erza are very heart warming and great hosts. We enjoyed the smore kit and champagne that were provided. It is a wonderful place for a quiet getaway!
Kira was an excellent host. She provided everything we needed for an unforgettable weekend out of the city (including smores)! We would definitely stay again.
Kira's guest house is such a godsend for our ski getaway! I didn't want to leave at all... My boyfriend and I had such a great time! Kira was very helpful and kind. They kindly provided champagne upon our arrival which I thought was extremely sweet! We will definitely come back and a big thank you to Kira!
My wife and I wanted to have a New Year getaway in a peaceful space to refresh for the new year. Kira's place was perfect for our needs, and also it only took an hour and a half by car from NYC.
Everything was perfect: jacuzzi in the woods, bonfire at night, barbecue in the backyard, stables to visit horses, hiking at the state park, photoshoots at farms, etc. Kira and Ezra did their best to keep our privacy while providing lots of help.
We would love to visit again at least once a season to experience the joys of nature.
Left NYC for the country with my partner and daughter.
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