On a park-like ridge just up from the creek, looking back at Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve with wild gardens all around, is a large wing you can have all to yourself!
In High Falls, with views of the Shawangunk Ridge and the Mohonk Preserve is a 850 square foot private apartment we like to call the West Wing. It has an expansive, lofted living area and one beautiful red bedroom with a private bath. It is on 30 acres with private creek access and just a 90 minute drive from the George Washington Bridge and NYC. A couple of miles up the road are a number of trailheads into the Mohonk Preserve. The historic and charming villages of High Falls and Stone Ridge are just 4 miles away and New Paltz is 11 miles, with every amenity that you might need for a great country stay!
The West Wing is attached to the main house by a private 20 foot long hallway with floor to ceiling glass and views out over the lawns and gardens to the ridge beyond. The large living area includes a spiral staircase to a separate loft for guest use with a 14 foot long by 4 foot wide built-in which is great for lounging or sleeping. There is comfortable seating in the living area underneath the large hanging Moroccan lantern, in three club chairs and on the teak day bed. A flat screen TV is included with HBO, network, Netflix and Apple TV. The dining area has a glass and metal table that seats four, an under the counter refrigerator, electric tea kettle, and a coffee machine. There is no kitchen on site for guests use. The bathroom is off the bedroom and has a separate shower and separate tub. The floors are polished concrete with radiant heat. There is AC in the living area and a ceiling fan in the bedroom. The AC does a fantastic job of keeping the whole space comfortable in summer. A large beautiful antique carpet in the living area brings the whole space together!
Although we do offer one night stays, we prefer a two night minimum stay on the weekend and for some holidays three nights. But please contact us and we will be happy to see what might work!
We ask that guests ask before bringing their pets along. Cats are not invited to stay, sorry! All dogs are asked to stay out of the cultivated garden areas of the property. There is a lot of open area for them to run and play! Check-in is after 4 pm and check-out is by 12 noon unless otherwise arranged. There is no smoking indoors. Any dishes can be left on the provided tray in the private hall, and will be returned clean for your use! No other visitors are allowed on site except those for whom the reservation was made, without direct consent from the owner.
We now regularly come and stay at Sterrits house. We love it, the surrounding country side, the beautiful interior spaces that Sterrit creates and the closeness to the city
Beautiful, clean space. Sterrett was a wonderful host who made us feel at home. Provided tons of local recommendations and made sure we were well taken care of! Will definitely be back.
My wife and I booked with Sterrett to get a few days out of the city with our dog, Charlie. The stay was everything we had hoped for - a large section for us to explore, a very nicely furnished wing of the house with privacy and warmth, and a friendly and easy-going host. I would say that it exceeded our expectations.
The nearby towns were very charming and the locals were friendly. The food was good in cafes we dined at and a local interiors store, Nectar, had an array of interesting items.
We will definitely revisit, and would highly recommend this stay for anyone looking to get a break from the city.
Our stay at Sterrett's home was really wonderful. It was a peaceful, quiet, relaxing space with beautiful art and design that helped us to feel like we really got away. Everything was smooth and simple and Sterrett was an excellent host. The town of High Falls was very chill and interesting with just enough food and shops within 5-10 min drive of the house. The views from the porch were really nice with mountains, streams, deer and plenty of bird watching. We would definitely come back again and recommended to family and friends.
This spot is magical in so many ways. Very relaxing, private and gorgeous mountain views. And Sterrett is a wonderful & attentive host!! I absolutely love it here.
The West Wing is a stunning space. Beautifully decorated with so many places to sit and relax. Next time we would like to stay for longer than one night so that we can take full advantage of such a relaxing environment. I miss it already!
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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.