Nice bright and sunny one bedroom in renovated barn, literally, just yards from the Rosendale rail trail entrance. Lots of scenic hikes branch off the trail nearby. Building is located next to trestle (sorry it isn't open yet). The mostly flat and scenic trail runs through New Paltz to Gardner about 12 miles away. Great for x country skiing. Easy walk to Main st. in town. Eat breakfast at Twisted Foods, shop at great Vintage store, Soiled Doves. Then rent a bike at Favata's and head down the trail. In the evening, have some dinner and live music at the Rosendale Cafe or see a movie at the Theatre. It is host to part of the Woodstock Film Festival. Several other shops, galleries and restaurants on Main st. to visit.
Apartment has high ceilings, exposed beams, and lots of sun. Private entrance (neighbor has a door next to this but they don't use it.) Full EIK, microwave , gas stove, coffee maker, toaster, seltzer maker. Cable and wi fi. Lots of cool books and vintage stuff. No smoking inside. Comfortable new full size futon on sturdy wood frame. This apartment is in the building adjacent to the parking lot used to access the trail and has parking for two vehicles in front of the apartment entrance in rear of building. Apt is about one mile from bus stop so easy to access from NYC even without a car. I am available to pick up guests. Quiet neighborhood. More than 2 people possible but they would need to bring sleeping gear as I don't recommend the option of the pull out couch. It is not comfortable. Well behaved pets possible. No barkers or chewers please!!
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Both Gretchen and her apartment are amazing!
The apartment's decor is kitschy-cool, and it was spacious, clean, and quiet (Gretchen warned me about neighbors having a tv, but I heard them very rarely and at low levels). Though the building is in town, it's on a very quiet side street pretty far from neighboring buildings. I fell asleep to the sound of an owl every night and woke up to a chorus of birds in the morning. There's maybe one street lamp on the whole street, so it's really dark and nice.
Gretchen went out of her way for me, even running me to the grocery store for some shopping (I was there 10 days and w/out a car)! For those without a car, the cheese shop in town (very short walk away) *does* sell tomatoes, greens, avocados, apples, onions, etc., in addition to some prepared food and of course cheese. Not much else, but it could definitely get you through a few days.
I loved rosendale and the rail trail. the woods were beautiful and the view from the trestle (bridge) is incredible. Rosendale is small, quiet, and w/ a crunchy vibe. But not yuppie like i imagine woodstock is -- i really loved it.
Even with all the Memorial Day activity occurring in the neighborhood, which included many bicyclists and joggers enjoying the amazing rail-to-trail linking New Paltz to Rosendale and various points North, Gretchen's home was incredibly quiet and secluded. We appreciated their hospitality, accessibility and willingness to return us to the Trailways station (and Market Market across the highway) for our return to the city. Rosendale's a wonderful secret for an out-of-city experience, and a great example of the quintessential sleepy but charming Upstate community.
Fantastic location and wonderful stay at Gretchen's pad. Clean cozy and awesome art to boot. Will certainly plan to visit in the future!
Had a great stay at Gretchen's place. Chose it for some photography due to its location to some visually interesting man-made and natural environments and the intersection of the two. These didn't disappoint; did some work we are very happy with. As bonuses, both Gretchen's place and Rosendale have a lot of character and provided a lot material for one's mind to play with. On top of that Grechen is very easy going and was an excellent hostess in that she had suggestions about the surrounding area and made herself available to meet our needs yet in an unobtrusive way. Overall a great situation for anyone with an inclination for an authentic artistic experience.
Gretchen's place worked well for my stay in Rosendale, couldn't have been easier. Communication was prompt and I had full privacy. Thank you Gretchen!!!
Gretchen's place was walkable from the bus from NYC (hour 30 mins NYC to rosendale) and a 20 min walk to her place. 10 min walk to town and literally 1 minute from 2 trail heads. Perfect for a getaway without a car. Such a great break! Thanks again Gretchen!
My husband and I visited Gretchen's apartment for a quick getaway. Gretchen responded promptly and gave us great information about how to find her place and what to do in the area. The apartment is decorated with a lot of fun books and personal effects that make you feel like you're staying at a friend's house.
This was our 1st AirBnB experience and after a wonderful weekend getaway at Gretchen's, I can't imagine ever staying at a hotel again. The trip was to celebrate my husband's birthday. We didn't know too much about the town but Gretchen kindly answered my every question and was full of great recommendations. We felt so at home at her place that we were a little sad to leave it. It's full of wonderfully interesting vintage pieces... very bohemian/artsy feel... right up our alley. The location is perfect since the rail trail is only steps away for hiking and the town is like a 1 minute drive. We loved the quirky town of Rosendale and will definitely be back for a visit again. We highly recommend dinner at 'Market Market', some cheese at 'The Big Cheese' and most definitely stop at Soiled Doves Thrift store. We walked away with a bunch of fabulous treasures including some fabulous vintage jewelry at extremely reasonable prices. The owner and her cats are great as is everything in the store! We also danced the night away with some unexpected salsa Saturday at the Rosendale Cafe. Overall, extremely happy with our experience with Gretchen, Airbnb and Rosendale.
I stayed at Gretchen's in the lovely town of Rosendale for 5 days as a self-imposed art residency with the hope of editing in a cozy home and then walking in the snow and having a cup of tea on main street. All of this I accomplished with delight and with the generosity and help of Gretchen who is communicative, accommodating and a joy to rent from. We were car free and she helped us get groceries, find great walking trails, and get to and from the bus stop - thank you!
This a lovely quiet spot with immediate access to the rail trail. Rosendale is a cute little town perfect for getting away from it all. I hight recommend market market and and the big cheese for food spots in town. If your into beer it's definitely worth the 15 min drive to Keegan ales in Kingston. Gretchen couldn't have been a better host. Hope to be back one day.
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