Private, inexpensive, and in an extraordinary setting and location! Cream of the Hudson Valley, and setup especially for guests!
So its a garret, and its above the garage and you have to walk by the gardening tools and up a flight of stairs, but...Its minutes to the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park...Four miles to High Falls and Stone Ridge, the High Falls Food Co-op, restaurants (The Egg's Nest, The Kitchenette, or vegetarian @ The Rosendale Cafe), little shops (check out vintage country furniture and other wares @ "Downtown" in Accord from 12-5 on weekends), antique stores, three fabulous family-run farm stands, and a three season flea market (in High Falls on Sundays from April thru October)...Three minute stroll down to private Rondout Creek access...Two minutes to scrumptious views of the ridge from the lawn...AND its cheap, beautiful, very friendly and private at the same time... Has a mini kitchenette, bath with shower (no tub), and most things you might need! The Garret is about 500 square feet of open living space with WIFI, a king size bed, Moroccan carpet, pickled pine floors, lofted ceiling, AC, warm in winter, big comfy velvet covered couch, just a few pots and pans and utensils, two burner stove (no oven), under the counter fridge, and big wall of windows with view of Minnewaska in winter. All this on 30 acres minutes from hiking/climbing/biking in the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park.
We are located just 90 miles from the George Washington Bridge in NYC. Off exit 18/New Paltz on the New York State thruway, it is a twenty minute scenic drive over the Shawangunk Ridge, just past the famous Mohonk Mountain House and trailheads for the Mohonk Preserve.
Although we do definitely offer one night stays, it is for last minute availability or mid-week stays mostly (Sunday through Thursday). Generally we like a two night minimum stay on the weekend and for some holidays, three nights. Contact us and we would be happy to see what will work!
We have three other rentals which might interest you! On this property but in another building is The West Wing, an 850 square foot apartment for two, no kitchen, but lots of comfort and style. Located just .6 miles down the road, (as seen on the (website hidden) map below as Catherine Harnden House) and across the creek, we rent out two houses, the 1840 Carriage House and the 1840 Greek Revival, both on the same 10 acres.
This is a non-smoking rental.
Pets are allowed with prior consent only, and must be truly people friendly with excellent indoor manners. No jumping on the furniture with muddy paws or territorial marking behavior please! We also ask that dogs not be allowed to run in the garden beds. Please pick up after your dog in the areas immediately around the buildings.
We ask that guests leave dishes washed and things left in a respectful order. No extra cleaning required, just relax!
Swimming in the creek, or wading is at your own risk. At certain times and in certain spots, there can be a surprisingly strong current, even in shallow depths. No other visitors are allowed on the property except those for whom the original reservation was made, without consent directly from the owner.
Please respect the retreat atmosphere of this country rental.
I needed a place to stay for a business trip to New Paltz and found the hotel offerings to be lacking and most of the Bed and Breakfasts to more than I needed. Took a chance on airbnb and found the perfect accommodations at the Garret. It's just as everyone described: close to everything, tastefully decorated, quiet, clean (the bed was soooo comfortable), with all the amenities, as well as breathtaking views of the Gunks. I kept the windows open and was lulled to sleep under a starry night sky and awoke in the morning to the happy sounds of robins and chickadees and cardinals. Sterrett is the best host, gracious and helpful while giving you complete privacy. I would recommend any of her rentals without hesitation. I didn't want to leave!
I can't wait to come back. Even though weather was colder than we anticipated we had an AMAZING time. The place blew my expectations out of the water. Sterrett has clearly hosted a few people because she has perfected the art of making people feel comfortable. I wish the property was. Y everyday apartment.
Our stay in the Garret was short but so sweet. Sterrett was very easy to communicate with and welcoming. Once we booked, she sent us a lovely area guide that made us sad we were only planning to stay one night. The studio is even more airy and bright than it looks in the pictures. It's so private, quiet, clean, soft and cozy. Honestly, it looks and feels like a 4-star hotel room but more warmth and a fraction of the price. Great shower, plush linens. We brought up a little cooler filled with the fixings for a stove top pasta dinner and blueberry pancakes for breakfast - every kitchen item we needed to put our meals together was provided (we brought all the food and cooking oil) and of good quality. The dishes were pretty (yay not plastic!) and there are even a few serving platters/bowls so we could set out a very nice table for ourselves. We brought our own towels to cover the (very comfy) couch so that our dog wouldn't leave any hair or dirt but Sterrett had also provided a clean dog blanket for that same purpose. A word about dogs, especially for the non-dog lovers - it was so clean, you would never know a dog had ever stayed there, I promise. We started to watch something on Netflix, the wifi was nice and fast…but it just seemed to noisy for the sweet room so instead we played cribbage and drank tea (both provided, thanks!). At bed time we turned the thermostat off and left the window open just a crack (nice screens) so we could hear the frogs singing in the rain while we slept.
My second stay at the Garret was just as lovely as the first! Sterrett does such a fabulous job running this guest house - it really is seamless from start to finish. The garret itself is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean - perfect for an escape from the city. Thanks again!!
Sterrett's place is terrific! Clean; professionally run; a beautiful property in a beautiful part of New York State.
Sterrett and the Garret were so wonderful! The space was perfect and exactly as described. Sterrett was very accommodating and worked with us when we had an earlier arrival time then planned, which was very much appreciated. We were able to bring the dog which was a huge deal for us, so that is a big extra plus. The bed was comfy and the kitchenette had everything we needed. The views were incredible and the house is on such a wonderful piece of land. The place was perfect and we will definitely be coming back again!
All the 5 star reviews are 100% accurate. The Garret is amazing and better than any hotel you could find for that price. The room is absolutely beautiful and spacious, the bed is comfy and everything is sooo clean. I can't say enough wonderful things about the garret and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in this area. Thank you Sterrett for the warm welcome. We will definitely be back if we are ever in the area again!
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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.