We had the best weekend at John's wonderful home. It was just want we wanted. We went on a hike near by, went running through the mountains, cooked wonderful meals in the bright kitchen, and sat by the fire. Checking in was easy, and John was available when we had questions. It was perfect, and we will for sure be back ASAP!
John was an incredible and generous host whose speedy and warm communication with us was as delightful as his gorgeous, quiet, homey, country chic property. We needed a break from city life and found the antidote in his cooking lovers kitchen, his book filled living room whose couches envelope you as the roaring fire entrances you and keeps you cozy. His bathroom was like a spa retreat. And the walks on his quiet country road were car free, the only sounds being the cardinals and blue jays and other bird families. The views from his outdoor decks are breathtaking and the short drive to Hudson is beautiful! We cannot wait to go back again and again!
Words cannot even express how lovely our stay at John's place was, but luckily for you, I'm going to try...
First off, the house looks exactly as pictured (if not better); quaint, rustic, clean.
The wood burning stove is phenomenal, heating up the entire house and making everything smell like history and old books and the most relaxing time you've ever had.
Speaking of relaxing, THE BATH TUB IS INCREDIBLE. Honestly, I'd pay to rent out the bathroom on its own - immaculate.
Kitchen is exactly as advertised - tons of pots/pans and utensils. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Outdoor space looks lovely (didn't experience it much, as it was -4 degrees).
Will definitely be staying here again - cannot wait!
Great weekend getaway! John was able to accommodate a last minute booking for my wife and I. Even with the big snow storm the day before, the path was plowed and all set up for our arrival. He was very responsive to our questions and gave some great tips for nearby hiking trails. We loved the rustic feel the farmhouse had and the great scenic views from the living area. Hours were spent by the wood stove soaking in the warmth and serenity. We will definitely be coming back again!
John was an amazing host! He was flexible and easy to communicate with. He was very detailed and helpful with his instructions and tips for the surrounding area. His accomodations were clean and comfortable, the house had the feel of a cozy country cabin but with modern luxuries.
This was our second winter long weekend staying in this gorgeous place. It is such a beautiful place. The view is just mesmerizing, and sitting by the fire for hours is the perfect way to pass the day. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in, and the bathroom feels almost like a spa with clawfoot tub and gorgeous shower. We adore the decor--so tasteful, and so cozy. Our dog and 2 month old baby were extremely comfortable and happy here as well. John as always was a great host--providing all necessary information and warning us about the snow the day we were scheduled to leave. The area is awesome--so close to Hudson where we spent a wonderful afternoon looking at antiques and eating good food. Great hikes in the area--especially love the Ramshorn Bird Sanctuary in Catskill for an easy winter walk. Can't wait to return (again and again)!
John was very accommodating and informative. He helped us to make arrangements for our stay with some great local recommendations. The house itself was beautiful and as described when we arrived - despite a quick turnaround from the previous guests.
We had everything we needed and John was also easily contactable for a couple of questions we had. Including to extend our stay for a night as we loved the place so much.
Can't recommend enough. Perfect getaway for me and the family.
I recommend for sure! The house was quaint and enjoyable! It was very well attended and the cleaning crew certainly took the time to "reset" every detail back to its place. John was attentive and provided a great list of things to do in the area. The house was also filled with a ton of great reading material...... So much so I never made it to my own stack of books :) the location and area felt safe and secure as well - for those not use to the country.
I used the house as a remote office for the week. However, there was not much "to do" in the area in January. The towns were dead and grocery options were luke warm at best - if you are a foodie, definitely bring your own provisions. I imagine the summer in Hudson offers up many more food gathering options.
The internet service was strong as well. Not sure that I have a reason to go back to Hudson but I would certainly recommend this house to anyone staying in the area.
My boyfriend (and our two dogs) and I stayed for a weekend in John's farmhouse and emerged utterly rested. As it's not far from route 87, we had no trouble getting there. The views from the property are incredibly bucolic, and the ritual of keeping the fire going was very soothing. The farmhouse is thoughtfully decorated and very pleasing to the eye--no clutter in sight, but still livable and comfy. That enormous tub alone was worth the whole trip! And as a reader, I found John's book collection mesmerizing. I'll have to return to spend more time with it.
What can be said that hasn't been said before? John was the consummate host, and the property was absolutely beautiful. Will definitely be retuning.
John and a friend stayed with us for two nights. Communication prior to arrival was excellent. John is very considerate, sensitive, and appreciative. He is friendly and open......a perfect guest in every respect! We look forward to hosting him again and offer an unqualified and hearty recommendation to any host lucky enough to have John stay with them.
New Yorkers are so savy . . . charming and worldly. Makes the rest of us look like country bumpkins at times . . . though here but just one night, it was a nice exchange . . .
I had the pleasure of staying in the farmhouse on Spoorenburgh Road for an artist retreat in August. I cannot sing the praises for the house loud enough! The home is spacious, beautiful, and very thoughtfully and artfully designed. I would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a special getaway.
I am an actor from New York City, and my theater company was seeking a space outside of NYC where we could develop some of our work. John's place, a beautiful farmhouse less than 3 hours north of the city, offered the perfect retreat. The home is spacious and comfortable. The interior is artfully furnished with artisanal home decor. The outside space was perfect for an easy hike into the woods and a picnic in the shade on the front lawn. We slept like babies, cooked like crazy, feasted like kings, and filled the open spaces with rehearsals. In the retreat of this farmhouse, my company was able to work unlike we ever can in the confines of an NYC rehearsal studio. And it is well worth mentioning that outside of rehearsal time, the home offers the perfect country escape to anyone looking for a weekend getaway. We will definitely return to John's Farmhouse and give it our highest recommendation!