Holiday Getaway or Artist's Retreat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Orchard Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12574, United States

Light-filled & lovely, 2 easy blocks from Rhinecliff Station & the Hudson, this pied-à-terre offers the beauty of deep country and the convenience of a prime Hudson Valley location. With private entrance and terrace and a knockout view.

The Space

This two-room apartment is bright and freshly renovated with simple elegance to please your eyes and provide all the needs and comforts of home without overwhelming you with someone else's stuff. Local cabinetmaker Gerard Ryan built the kitchen that's been outfitted to serve up to 4 people. The apartment includes a Kuerig coffeemaker, hairdryer, WiFi, a flat-screen TV with Roku streaming capacity, and books and magazines for your reading pleasure.
And the view on the back field is as good as it gets.

Guest Access

The guest apartment is private, with its own entrance and small terrace. In summer there's outdoor furniture that guests are welcome to use while contemplating the view and garden. There's parking space in the driveway for one car. A second car can park safely on the street.

Interaction with Guests

If you prefer to be left to yourself, of course we'll respect your wishes! But if there's anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable, just pick up the phone. Someone from the main house will be nearby to help.

The Neighborhood

There's no other town like Rhinecliff. A tiny hamlet of 200, it has the feel of an old-fashioned resort town, quiet and picturesque. Its residents are a combination of long-time locals and more recent arrivals from the City, many of whom work in the arts. The library just down the street offers music nights, movies, and seminars, as well as books. Then a few minutes away are the fine restaurants, stores, historic great houses, and art house cinema of Rhinebeck, the cultural events of Bard College, and the spiritual enrichment of Omega Institute. A quick ride across the river and you're in Woodstock, or south to Hyde Park and you're at FDR's estate or the Culinary Institute. All this and Nature too!

Getting around

The Amtrak station is 2 blocks away, where you can catch a train into Penn Station, NYC, for a 95-minute magical mystery ride along the Hudson--truly spectacular--and mystical! At Penn Station you can catch the train to the plane. For getting around locally cabs are usually standing at the station. With advanced notice, we can drive you to Ruge's car dealership, where you can rent a car. They have only a small fleet, so best to book in advance.

Other Things to Note

Tea and coffee are included. Inquire when you book about our choice of food baskets as an add-on. For longer-staying guests we can wash and fold laundry or offer you access to the washer and dryer on premises as an add-on.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $1850 /month
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Just what I needed, a quiet, cozy, inviting space to chill for a few days. Susan is a wonderful host, available and helpful if you need her, allowing you your privacy if not.

    April 2014
  • Absolutely lovely experience! Within hours of being there, my boyfriend and I agreed that we wanted to make Susan's spot our "go to" for getting out of the city.

    Susan was incredible--warm, interesting, and a gracious host. Our train was delayed over two hours but she still kindly picked us up at the station. It was snowing pretty hard so this was very much appreciated. This type of kindness continued throughout our stay.

    The apartment was perfect--quiet, clean, well appointed, and very comfortable. We had everything we needed, including some delicious breakfast supplies (organic eggs, milk, yogurt, granola, apple juice, etc.) kindly provided by Susan.

    I recommend this spot to anyone looking for an easy way to get out of the city and relax. I cannot wait until we have the opportunity to go again!

    February 2014
  • Susan's apartment is delightful - well decorated and laid out. For breakfast - the best granola I've ever had and some delicious local milk. Susan was very accommodating, replying within twenty minutes to my inquiry only (1) day prior to our stay. After sleeping in very late, we had a lovely chat then departed with some excellent brunch recommendations. Would recommend to anyone visiting the Hudson Valley for a weekend [or longer].

    February 2014
    Response from Susan:

    thank you Zach.
    truly it was lovely having you here; only sorry it was too packed a morning to offer you breakfast here so we could continue chatting. where did you end up going?
    best to you both--

  • The Artist's Retreat was cozy and clean, with a lovely view of the wookds and a quick drive to Main St. Rhinebeck. Susan was available and kind, though we had no problems at all! She offered to pick us up at the train station, and there was coffee for the morning. She's even mailing me the toiletries I accidentally abandoned in the shower stall. Wonderful.

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay as inaugural guests in Susan's apartment. The apartment is perfectly situated in the little hamlet of Rhinecliff, near plenty of walks, hikes, farms, great restaurants, etc. The apartment was clean, tidy, well-designed and had a great view of the fields and meadows behind her house. Susan was so helpful and kind, she even shared some of her delicious homemade banana bread with us. The apartment is perfect for a couple and is minimally but tastefully furnished and exudes a cheerful warmth. Susan had excellent recommendations of places to eat out, so make sure to ask her. We would highly, unequivocally, recommend staying at her place, and look forward to returning soon.

    January 2014
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