About this listing
The perfect weekend getaway within one hour of NYC.
Are you still seeking a place for 2016 West Point Graduation ? I have another option.
( Rate will change May - October and Holidays 3 night minimum) If the weekend is not booked ask about last minute specials.
Do you have a special Birthday ? Anniversary?
How about a work retreat ? or do you want a break from the concrete jungle ?
This home is perfect for resting, relaxation, restoring. It is fantastic for preparing meals as a group and having a decadent dinners with close friends or colleagues. Mature guests only who can appreciate the tranquility of this peaceful setting.
There are three buildings on the property and you will have access to two ( the main house and gym/studio) plus all the amenities. Proprietor may be in the third building.
There are many great homes in this area. Although our home is truly a retreat. I once wanted to own a spa and the closest I have come is adding endless amenities. The grounds are beautifully landscaped allowing for a walking meditation admiring the wonders of nature.
Using our outdoor walking labyrinth calms your mind as you weave into the center and out. Adjacent is the hot tub to soak your weary bones.
The outdoor living room cabana is equipped with a gorgeous stone fireplace ( we provide the wood for your convenience use as much as you like additional fee does apply). A glass of wine and the flames of a fire are a great way to end a summers day. Lounge by the pool and or revitalize in the sauna, you choose. Keep in mind the pool is open seasonally.
We have a king, full, and three twin mattresses on the second floor ( which sleep 7 people). The trundle beds are great for overflow and perfect for night time use. The porch has a couch and a full size futon. The porch is perfect for summer nights.There is one queen size bed and futon in the studio above the gym. Keep in mind the Barn / outbuilding is a rustic experience and does not contain a bathroom. More simplified :
3 twin mattresses
pullout couch and futon on porch
Futon in studio
The only question you will be asking yourself each day is which means should I use today to relax? Perhaps take a bath in the claw foot tub surrounded by candles in the master bedroom? Or indulge in a steam shower? Or lounge on the deck off the master bedroom? Or do you love to cook?
Our sunlight kitchen with Viking stove with 6 burners and griddle allows for plenty of creativity and hours of entertaining.
One charming feature of being in the Garrison area are dirt roads and driveways. We are preserving this feature and have a dirt driveway (A wet spring could mean a little mud).
Wireless internet and cable are available.
We are a two minute drive to the metro north Poughkeepsie line train station or a 15 minute walk.
Lastly, we thrive on feedback and suggestions only in this way can we continue to enhance the beauty of this retreat space. If you rent with us know that you can contact us anytime to assist in making your stay delightful.
Some of our guests have rented this home for corporate retreats, special small birthday parties celebrating 30's, 40's, 50's ( groups of 8-12 ) etc,as headquarters for a local wedding ( the bridal party gets ready at the house and heads out to the venue) and more.
***Ask about AF/Army game weekend specials***
Lots of options. What are you waiting?
Proprietor maybe on premise
Local attractions include :
Dia Museum and many galleries in Beacon, NY• West Point U.S. Military Academy • New York Renaissance Faire • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets • Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village • Appalachian Trail • Orange County Fairgrounds • Orange County Choppers • Museum Village in Orange County • Harness Racing & Hall of Fame at Goshen • Brotherhood Winery Tours • Storm King Art Center • Antiques • Farmers' Market • Craft Fairs • Golf • Art Galleries • Factory Outlets
Guests have access to all amenities. The third building and basement are off limits. The gray building is the proprietors who maybe on premise,
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests are kept to a minimum unless of course you need assistance. Whenever possible I do a walk through of the property creating a lay of the land. Otherwise we can accomplish the same walk through over the phone. Also a white binder has the house notes which you can resort to if any questions arise.
Although we are sometimes on the premises given some recent changes to the rental policy, we are virtually invisible. The house, red barn and amenities are yours.... ENJOY !
We are within a 15 minute walk of the Metro North train station.
House notes will be sent through email. Here is a quick view, see house manual below :
Welcome to the quaint town of Garrison.
We hope you will enjoy your stay.
We have put these notes together to answer questions which may arise.
Please feel free to leave suggestions or a note in the “Be Happy “ book. We offer a $25 gift if you post a recommendation on the VRBO,Airbnb etc .
Our mission is to create wonderful memories
P.S. We have iron deposit in the water and are continually taking measures to minimize its effect. The orange/rust color you may see is where we have lost the battle, thank you in advance for your understanding. Be gentle on the septic system discard feminine products in the trash.
*This is a smoke free home*
*Please have guest dispose of cigarette butts in the appropriate place*
(smoking inside the house will result in a $500 fee)
Check In – 3pm
Check out -11 am
(We are busy prepping for your arrival prior to check in and prepping for the next guest when you check out – If available early/late check is $100/ hr as we need to bring in additional cleaning people to expedite preparation)
Very Easy directions from the city (avoid the Taconic it is way to complicated):
• Take GW Bridge to the Palisades Parkway (fuel up in New Jersey gas is significantly less) follow the parkway north at exit 18 the road forks stay in the right lane. Follow the parkway to the round about take the second exit towards the Bear Mountain Bridge. Pay the $1.50 toll and cross the bridge. Stay in your left lane, take a left onto route 9D and travel about 7 miles, you will pass two lights. After the second light turn your indicator on and take the next right onto Nelson Lane. We are the third drive way on the left.
See House Manual for more instructions. Please forward to all guests in your party this way everyone has a lay of the land.