About this listing
The perfect weekend getaway within one hour of NYC full gym, sauna, hot tub, steam room relaxation guaranteed! Within walking distance of train.
Do you have a special Birthday ? Anniversary?
How about a work retreat ? or do you want a break from the concrete jungle ?
This charming 1910 farmhouse 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.
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, queen and one twin mattresses on the second floor ( which sleeps 7 people). The trundle beds are great for overflow and perfect for night time use. The porch has a two twin bed and a full size mattress ( sleeps 4). The porch is now heated. 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
Futon in studio
Several Queen air mattresses if needed
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 pedestal claw foot like bath 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 8-14 ) etc,as headquarters for a local wedding ( the bridal party gets ready at the house and heads out to the venue). Each confirmed guests receives a 50 page booklet of local activities. Massage, yoga and catered meals available upon request.
Lots of options. What are you waiting?
Proprietor maybe on premise
( Rates will change April - October and Holidays 3 night minimum) If the weekend is not booked ask about last minute specials.
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 !
Right across the street is a historic home with 50 acres. The Garrison Cafe is within walking distance in case you need a quick cup of coffee. If you like to run there are dirt roads for a quiet country jaunt.
We are within a 15 minute walk of the Metro North train station.
Other things to note
In the unlike event of unforeseen circumstances the following applies :
Choice of Law. This Agreement has been entered into in the State of New York and the validity, interpretation and legal effect of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York (but not its conflict of law rules) as applicable to agreements wholly negotiated and to be performed within New York by residents thereof. Guests and all visitors agrees that any and all disputes or controversies arising under this Agreement or any of its terms, any effort by any party to enforce, interpret, construe, rescind, terminate or annul this Agreement, or any provision thereof, shall be resolved by binding arbitration before a single, neutral arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge of a state or federal court. All arbitration proceedings shall be conducted under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, through its New York, New York office. Guests and all visitors agrees that the arbitration proceedings, testimony, discovery and documents filed in the course of such proceedings, including the fact that the arbitration is being conducted, will be treated as confidential and will not be disclosed to any third party to such proceedings, except the arbitrator(s) and their staff, the parties’ attorneys and their staff, and any experts retained by the parties.
House notes will be sent through email. Here is a quick view of house rules :
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 $1000 fee)
Check In – 4pm
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 an $200 as we need to bring in additional cleaning people to expedite preparation)
Noise pollution has become a major concern as this area is residential. Mature guest understand that neighbors are near and continue to support my business venture provided my guests do their part and keep sound respectful. Music must be kept at a dinner level during the evening. At 10:30pm the noise ordinance is in effect and loud sounds are taken inside. There is a WHISPER ZONE by the hot tub. After 13 years history has forced me to implement a $250 fee for those who violate this request. I split this money amongst my neighbors for being inconvenienced. I would prefer not to do this, help me by letting all guests know that we love visitors but the peace and tranquility must be respected.
See House Manual for more instructions. Please forward to all guests in your party this way everyone has a lay of the land.
I am an entrepreneur as well as a health and wellness keynote speaker, workshop leader , consultant and coach. I have authored three books called " How to Stay Sane When Life isn't Tools for the Mind, Body and Spirit." Vacationing is one tool I use to stay sane. Travel affords me the opportunity to step away from my life to step into my life. The monastic quality of voyaging fosters traveling light. Have you ever noticed that when you travel the most serendipitous things occur, well these occur everyday in our lives as well. Whether or not we stop to take note is another story. I hope you enjoy the wonders of traveling light and sharing in the gift of this retreat space. It was create with the sole purpose of having fun with friends.