About this listing
A beautiful country house with character and creature comforts, close to the cream of the Hudson Valley! Historic villages, swimming holes, hiking, biking, farmer's markets, vintage shops and flea markets. Available year round just for guests!
(Prices for holiday stays are not reflected in the calendar but are available upon request. Sometimes we offer great deals and get asked if the price is that low because its for just one bedroom in the house. The price does vary depending on the date and number of people staying. You always get the entire 3 BDR house! And this beauty is rented year round, just for guests to enjoy!)
The first photo shows the private driveway leading right up to the house, not a public road. It is nicely set back from the road, with lots of lawn and a big field to romp in, sled, walk your dog, watch deer and other wild critters. This house is a Beauty with lots of character and plenty of room to spread out and get comfortable! In High Falls on 10 acres, minutes from Minnewaska State Park, the Mohonk Preserve and the Mohonk Mountain House, it is surrounded by fabulous scenery, gorgeous country roads, numerous hiking trails, carriage roads and the world famous Trapps rock climbing area. It is an easy 90 minute drive from NYC via the George Washington Bridge and 15-20 minutes from New Paltz. Owned by an artist and writer, the property is available year round just for guests! You won't find any of our clutter, just clean white cotton sheets, fluffy white towels, and curious art and comfortable furniture! And a new SONOS sound system which they say offers all the music on earth!
There are three large, airy and well lit bedrooms with two king beds and one queen. All the beds are topped with memory foam for a great night's sleep. The second floor has central AC which tends to keep the entire house including the first floor cool in summer.The old-fashioned radiators keep everything toasty in the winter. And of course there is the fireplace in the living room with plenty of firewood for you. The main bedroom has its own private, tiled bath with a large soaking tub and a marble sink. The second full bath is also tiled with Italian tile and has a great round copper mirror and a deep-soaking tub. The kitchen is outfitted with stone countertops, high-end appliances and the basic necessities including a variety of quality cookware and spices. The large, comfortable living room is centered around a wood-burning fireplace and ringed by the original, beautiful lead glass windows looking out over the lawns and meadow. The house is furnished with Moroccan, Middle Eastern and Asian rugs and furniture.The beautiful original floors are all in tact and were recently refinished with natural oils. The beautiful old plaster walls and original details such as the walnut banister, the marble mantelpieces, and the extensive wood trim inside and out give the house a feeling of real character. Modern conveniences were added such as two new bathrooms and a remodeled kitchen. The front porch has a large Moroccan mosaic table and chairs plus a gas grill just off the kitchen for outdoor meals. The back porch with rocking chairs and a wicker couch overlooks the meadow towards the Rondout Creek and Catskill Mountains. The property is expansive with great space for dogs to run, kids to sled, and people to stretch out and relax. Less than four miles from the door you will find everything you need; a privately run and fully stocked grocery store, quality wine and liquor store, health food co-op with fresh organics, post office, gas station and numerous restaurants. Live music and bars can be had on the weekends in High Falls, Rosendale and New Paltz. And let's not forget the farm stands and swimming holes and Lake Minnewaska. This is civilized country living at its best!
The Carriage House is also available and can be seen and booked on its separate listing.
You are welcome to use the whole house! This house is a rental year round and you will not find any of our things anywhere!
Interaction with Guests
I love meeting guests when they arrive to make sure they have everything they need, are comfortable in the house, and have their bearings in the neighborhood.
Where to start!? Historic villages, world class rock climbing, lakes, waterfalls, swimming holes, hiking, golf, flea markets, farmer's markets, apple and berry picking, historic sites, antiques, restaurants, and just poking around or soaking up the quiet and fresh air!
Having a car is really the best way to explore the countryside, get to swimming holes, farmer's markets and hiking. The nearest towns are High Falls, Stone Ridge, and Accord which are 4 miles away. New Paltz is just on the other side of the ridge and the Mohonk Preserve, about 15 minutes. Woodstock is an easy country drive of 30 minutes to the north. And of course the Hudson River and all the historic houses are about 45 to 60 minutes away for a great day trip.
Other Things to Note
Please scroll over the calendar to check the exact pricing on the calendar. The rates vary by day of the week and season. We do also sometimes offer great rates on certain days that vary throughout the year. Contact us and we would be more than happy to confirm the price!
This is a self-catering situation and guests are expected to leave all dishes clean. Linens and towels may be left as is. There is no smoking indoors. Pets are allowed upon request and approval. There is a $25 charge for each pet due upon arrival.
I am first of all a painter but have found myself over the years building and renovating, something I truly enjoy. My husband is a writer and also director of a graduate program in NYC. We made the critical decision years ago to move to the Hudson Valley in order to have the space we needed for our large library, painting studio, and land for a vegetable garden and fruit trees.