About this listing
Whole house, with 4 separate rooms. If you'd like to book the whole house please book here. Each room will also be listed separately, under the same title.
The house is comfy with a wood stove, large kitchen and 3 cozy bedrooms upstairs. --Right now we are still upgrading the house and making improvements so we are keeping our prices low until all the fixes are done. But the surrounding woods, fields, ponds and glorious cliffs are spectacular and singular. If you're looking for 'great outdoors' this is a great place for you! The house however is an old farm house, heated mostly by wood stove (so it smells of wood smoke), the bedrooms are small, all the ceilings are low. The washroom and sun room are being redone and curtained off. The appliances and fixtures are not new but all work. We do our best to make you comfortable but this is not a luxury house. :)
You have access to the entire house and surrounding area. Also nearby there is a studio-space with yoga, aikido and other classes as well as free time available to just do your own thing. During the spring, summer and fall the Rail Trail cafe- with fantastic local grown fair- is nestled in the woods a short walk away, on the same property.
Interaction with guests
You can have the house to yourself or if you just want a room or two Andy our resident caretaker will give you any information you need- Just let us know before you come. We are an intentional community, so there are folks around the land, and we will happily come by and check on you or just say hello, but if you'd prefer total privacy that's fine too, just let us know and we'll give you space. ;)
Rosendale- just outside New Paltz NY in the hudson valley- is full of cafes with delicious local food, fantastic antique stores, a great community-run movie theater and seasonal festivals all year round. Also we are just a few miles from Mohonk mountain house and excellent rock climbing, ice climbing, cross country skiing, hiking and swimming areas. Although, our favorite thing is just to walk in the miles and miles of woods and fields just outside the farm house door.
One and a half hours from Penn Station in NYC, the farm is just two miles from the Rosendale bus station, an easy bike ride (but you'll need a bag or box for you bike on the bus. If you take the bus without a bike, take it to New Paltz and take a cab from there, should be about $20.
Car is the best way to get there, and there is plenty of parking at the house and in the area. There are also several car rental spots in New Paltz that are inexpensive. We have a dirt road! During the winter it is quite snowy and icy. The driveway is plowed but please drive carefully! In the summer it is bumpy, and sometimes muddy so again please drive slowly!!!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM NY THRUWAY 87
Take Exit 18 New Paltz Poughkeepsie.
Turn left at the first light.
Drive all the way through town to the bottom of the hill (several lights, lots of grocery stores and restaurants.)
Turn Right on Route 32 (Mobile gas station is on the corner)
Go about 5 miles, over a little partially covered metal bridge.
Take your first Left onto River Road.
Keep going over Springtown road.
After 1.5 miles the road turns into a dirt road. Keep going!
After driving through the big open field you will see a sage green house on the left, with a big willow tree in front. That's your house! Enjoy!!!
Other things to note
We have Wifi, but it is intermittent at best. We do our best to keep it going but it just doesn't always work. Country life. :-/ There is highspeed wifi nearby at our counseling center that you are welcome to use.
The Rail Trail cafe is open Weekends in the summer, and is delicious locally grown food. There are also usually music or story telling events there on Saturday evenings. We have horses, cats, dogs and chickens as well as many gardens nearby. You are always welcome to say hello to any of our furry neighbors or spend a little time in the garden. We also are home to The Center for Symbolic Studies. Go to (URL HIDDEN) for more information about our not-for-profit. Andy lives in the house when we don't have full house guests and he has two doggys. If you're allergic to pet hair (or wood smoke) this is probably not a good place for you. But if you have a furry friend you'd like to bring along please do!
We ask that all guests sign a waiver for land use. They will be at the house when you arrive, Andy will take them once signed. They just say that our grounds are wild and un-groomed and that you will use common sense if you choose to walk in them. Please take care of the house as you would your own. No smoking in the house. Wash your dishes, and enjoy the land. Well mannered pets are welcome to visit, just let us know in advance, and we ask for an additional $15 pet cleaning fee.
We are a family. Robin and Stephen bought the land in the 60's and turned it into an intentional community that hosts outdoor hiking, art classes, theater and dance. We are also home to the Center for Symbolic Studies, a non-profit healing and performing arts center based on the works of Joseph Campbell and Stone Mountain Counseling Center a therapy and traumatic brain injury healing center. We look forward to introducing you to our beautiful home!