Enchanting retreat in Historic Rensselaerville BnB

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Ellen

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
Great location
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Colorful and cozy 2nd floor room with 2 full beds, linen sheets, blackout shades and spacious private bathroom. The bathroom is adjoining and features a claw foot tub and wow wallpaper for a modern vintage vibe.
You'll love exploring the picturesque town, Huyck Preserve trails and Lake Myotosis or just relaxing at the house. Coffee and tea are available on the landing early morning and breakfast is served downstairs in the morning room.

The space
Located in the center of the historic hamlet of Rensselaerville, the Catalpa House dates from 1806 and boasts a long history of hospitality, operating as a boarding house continuously from the 1920's to 70's. Lovingly refurbished with vintage fixtures to maintain the historic charm, fresh updates feature designer wallpaper and enveloping colors to evoke a modern Shangri-La. It is our pleasure to open our home to travelers looking for a restful retreat as well as the friends' and family of our own colorful community.

Where you'll sleep

2 double beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: gas, pellet stove
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Sonos Bluetooth sound system

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Where you’ll be

Rensselaerville, New York, United States

The former mill town, established around 1780, hugs the banks of Ten Mile creek in the Helderberg Hills, 40 minutes northwest of the Hudson Amtrak station. The hamlet is a registered historic district with well kept examples of period architecture, a quaint library and historical society museum housed in the old mill. It is a few steps from the mill to the arresting Rensselaerville Falls and an entry point to the Huyck Preserve and biological research station. Follow the miles of well maintained, gently rising trails that take you around Lake Myosotis and into the forest preserve or park at the beach and enjoy the sun setting over the water.

Hosted by Ellen

  1. Joined in April 2012
  • 11 Reviews
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I'm an Australian living in New York State for 20+ years. The flexibility of my life coaching business affords me the time to do all the outdoor/travel/learning related things that I love. I'm always looking for new places to explore or just unfold the travel scrabble and relax.
I'm an Australian living in New York State for 20+ years. The flexibility of my life coaching business affords me the time to do all the outdoor/travel/learning related things that…


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 12:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy