About This Listing
Character, warmth, privacy and charm all rolled into one cottage, 4 miles from two historic Hudson Valley villages with fabulous hiking, biking, swimming holes, farmer's markets, apple picking, vintage shops and flea markets.
On a ten acre country property along with an historic 3-bedroom Greek Revival brick house which is listed separately, is the Carriage House. Located in High Falls, it is minutes from the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park and numerous hiking trails and carriage roads open to the public on the Shawangunk Ridge. The world famous Trapps rock climbing area is also in the neighborhood! It is an easy 90 minute drive from New York City via the George Washington Bridge. Owned by an artist and writer, the whole property is available year round on a flexible basis.
The Carriage House is approximately 1000 square feet with an open living area, great light and an enjoyable gas fireplace. WIFI is available as well as a flat screen Sony TV outfitted with Apple TV and a Netflix account for guests, and of course access to iTunes if you would like to purchase a movie. And we now have a SONOS sound system that you can hook into with your mobile device or computer for access to all the music on earth and an incredible selection of news, radio, etc. There is excellent light throughout the house with views of an expansive meadow on one side and a gurgling seasonal stream on the other. The open kitchen includes an under-the-counter sub zero refrigerator, a Viking gas stovetop, and a Viking wall oven. There is a Weber gas grill on the porch just off the kitchen. The large bedroom with a king-size memory foam topped bed, includes a sizable teak writing desk and seating area. The tiled bathroom has a large soaking tub with jets. Linens and towels are provided. We also now have a brand new laundry room right in the cottage with a washer and dryer for guest's convenience during longer stays. The CH is furnished with unique and interesting pieces from around the world including a soft Moroccan carpet and floor pillows by the fire! There is central heat and AC guests can adjust to their own comfort levels. The CH is very cosy in the winter and delightfully cool in summer. It was completely renovated in 2011 with an attention to "green building" practices. A delightful place to settle in for a bit, with everything you need for a great stay in the country! Less than four miles from the door you will find everything from spectacular, walkable scenery, charming country lanes and villages, wine stores, pharmacy, antique shops, numerous restaurants, a privately run grocery store, a health food store, post office, and a gas station. Live music and bars can be had on weekends in High Falls and New Paltz. And let's not forget the farm stands and swimming holes and Lake Minnewaska!
Weekend nights and holidays are $195. Stay one week for $900. Midweek rates are $160 per night. There is a two night minimum, but if it is last minute or mid-week, contact us and we will see if we can work with a one-night stay if that is what you would like!
The whole cottage, and a beautiful field and property just 4 miles from restaurants, food co-op, farm stands and walking trails!
Interaction with Guests
I love meeting guests if at all possible when they arrive at the property. I almost always meet them at the entrance to the long drive, then I guide them in and show them how things work in the cottage like the remote controlled fireplace, the AC and heat, and answer any specific questions at that time. Then I disappear and am available by text or phone as needed. I live less than one mile away. Guests have complete privacy but excellent access to me if needed for any reason!
The Carriage House is a self-catering rental. We ask that guests leave the CH reasonably clean with the dishes washed. Garbage and recycling should be put in the appropriate bins before leaving. All visiting pets must be OK'd before arrival. Official check-in is after 4pm and check-out is before 11am. Check-in and check-out are to be confirmed with the owner as well as an ETA, so that arrival and keys can be exchanged smoothly. Please read the House (email hidden) for more specific info after arrival. ENJOY!
Sterett could not have been easier to work with! She responded right away to my request and sent a very helpful email with recommendations in the area. The carriage house is absolutely beautiful! It is clean and spacious, and has everything we needed to cook. The decor is wonderful and made it feel very cozy. I will be staying here again and cannot recommend it enough!
Sterrett was welcoming and accommodating from the get-go: she promptly responded to all email correspondence and gave us helpful suggestions about neighborhood shops and restaurants. The property is gorgeous and the house is so beautifully decorated; the bed is comfortable, the jacuzzi jets in the tub were a big hit, and the Sonos system was awesome. We can't wait to go back!
The cottage was great. Very spacious, tastefully decorated and perfect for our weekend getaway with our pooch. We took Sterrett's recommendation and dined at Jeannette's pop up restaurant across the road - it was fantastic!
The area is perfect for exploring the towns or Mohonk.
There wasn't a microwave so reheating something takes longer using the stove, but getting away is supposed to slow you down anyway. It worked. We left feeling very relaxed.
So glad you enjoyed the cottage! We haven't included a microwave since we don't personally like the technology but appreciate you pointing out that it might have been helpful if we did. Will certainly consider adding one to the house in the near future! It was great having you stay and we do hope you might come back again sometime soon!
We loved our stay at High Falls Cottage. The cottage is very well renovated & is spotlessly clean. The property feels very private & tranquil. Sterrett was a perfect host- she made us feel very welcome & ensured us to contact her with any questions. Thank you, Sterrett, for hosting us at High Falls Cottage!
The cottage is even lovelier than in the pictures. There are other houses visible from the property but it still felt quite private. Sterrett was lovely and she really did a great job with the renovations in the cottage - little details and the decor make a huge difference. Can't wait to go back!
Sterrett's house was the perfect weekend getaway from the city. The house is expertly decorated, welcoming, and fully equipped with anything you could need. Sterrett was the perfect host! The area has a bunch of small towns that are closely accessible that have cute stores and lots to do. We started talking about how we wanted to come back as soon as we left!
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About the Host, Sterrett
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.