We are 33 and 35 and live and work from the house. We are laid back (moved from San Francisco) and easy going.
We were delighted by our stay. Kris was extremely helpful with our arrival, parking was easy, and we felt very welcome in their home. The house is charming and the garden is enchanting. We stayed in the middle of a small heat wave and, while the house was cool, we loved being able to take a dip in the pool. I spent the better part of a day in their backyard, sipping coffee over breakfast under the shade of a big tree, taking a nap in their hammock, and lazily reading the New Yorker on a floating chaise lounge in the pool. By the end of the day, I really felt transported and rested. If you want to wander a little further, the neighborhood is full of beautiful old Victorian homes and there look to be amazing bike paths and canoeing options. I look forward to returning and giving those a try, soon.
We loved our stay here. Califon is a quaint quiet town with lots of hiking/biking trails (Columbia) and bird watching spots (Voorhees), minutes away from the house. We visited Califon during the memorial day weekend (May'13) and one of the two days it was pretty cold to be comfortable outside. Our room was comfy and warm. I am sure it must be very relaxing in the backyard on a warm day where you can sip coffee and read a book. The hosts are very nice, easy going. The breakfast was good. Overall it was a nice weekend getaway for us and would recommend it.
We enjoyed our stay very much...comfy bed, great breakfast and delightful and hospitable hosts. We look forward to a return visit in the fall. Thanks again!
My boyfriend and I had wanted a short getaway from New York City and Kris and Tristan's house was perfect. We hiked the Columbia Trail, past fly fishermen and friendly joggers and arrived at the house excited for a cozy, relaxing stay. Our room was thoughtfully furnished and very spacious, with a private bathroom in the colonial style. After resting up we strolled through the delightful town of Califon, encountered white-tailed deer in a meadow and savored every bite of our dinner at gourmet restaurant Bex. We finished by reading in front of the open fireplace before bed. The next morning we were treated to a tour of the garden while Kris and Tristan cooked breakfast for us with eggs from their own chickens. Their conversation and hospitality added so much to the experience of visiting Califon — every trip should be as good. Thanks for the wonderful memories!
This place was incredible and perfect for a long stay. The room was big and comfortable and they even moved a desk into the room so I could do work since I was there on business. Kris & Tristian are warm and friendly and were always ready to provide anything I needed. The scenery in the area is beautiful, even in the winter, and now I hope I have to come back for more business so I can see it in the spring/summer.
On our cross country adventure, my husband and I and our Maltese poodle needed a place to stay in New Jersey. We wanted to stay close enough to the city in case we wanted to do site seeing in Manhattan but far enough away to not hear loud street noise, yelling neighbors, and be able to park our car in safety for FREE. A friend of ours recommended airbnb and as soon as we saw the picture of this place, we fell in love.
Kris and Tristian were so welcoming and opened their home to us like we have always known each other. Their two dogs were so sweet and were very friendly to our Chowder. We love their decor and ambiance set-up and the rooms were huge. We were so tired of hotel stays and their place was a breathe of fresh air and felt like home. They were very friendly, great sense of humor, entertaining, helpful, and just full of life. Tristian gave us a previw of his home menu and he is an AMAZING cook. Kris suggested so many food places and activities near by and we definitely enjoyed the Columbia trail. The wilderness is beautiful out here and for awesome hosts and the price, it is worth the change from the usual hotel stay. I highly recommend them and their home in Califon!
Two fantastic hosts. One great house. Two fun dogs and a wonderful time. The hosts were super chill, attentive and generous airbnbers. Their house is sublimely charming ; deep dark matured wood finishings and colonial mystique. Definitely recommend the place and the hosts. Really wonderful people.
A great guest even though he stayed for only one night, comunication was great. The apartment was barely used, and you couldn't really tell that Kris had been there. Highly recommended him to all Airbnb community.
Kris and Tristan are great hosts and have a warm home! This is a place you will feel welcomed and very comfortable.