CUSTOM COMFORT GUNKS RETREAT WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY

Caroline Bollinger

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Caroline Bollinger

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CUSTOM COMFORT GUNKS RETREAT WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY

High Falls House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, (4 w/basement) and 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

ONE CLOVEWOOD is tucked away on the other side of Mohonk Mountain, nestled amidst towering trees and spacious lawn. Our custom-built home features high ceilings, skylights and big, open rooms. We love to cook, and our kitchen is equipped with high-end pots, pans and gear. The deck wraps around the back and side and connects to a perennial garden set within a flagstone path.

The home is 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. [Note: 4th bedroom is in the basement and contains 1 queen and two twin beds]

Our house is ideal for bustling holidays with family and gatherings with friends, but it's also set up for quiet writing sessions or a romantic getaway. It's a base for hiking, biking and climbing in the spring, summer and fall and makes for the perfect winter wonderland escape Jan-March.

It's a great home for cooking special meals, playing games, swapping tales by the bonfire, and overall entertaining and creating memories. It's also very family friendly. We have two long rope swings, a baby swing, many board games, and a beautiful (and very popular) set of wood blocks and haba ball track.

The basement is the go-to spot for pre-teens and Dads with a ping-pong table, Bonzini foosball table, upright piano, flat screen tv and 75-pieces of Brio train track and station accessories for our littlest guests.

The house is two miles from Mohonk Preserve and eight miles from Minnewaska Preserve, where you can enjoy world-class climbing, biking, running, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, and snowshoeing. Feel free to ask us about all the off the beaten track adventures we love, including waterfalls, remote cliffs, spectacular ridges with views of the Catskills and all the hidden pristine natural wonders. Downhill skiing at Hunter, Bell-Ayre, Wyndham & Plattekill is reachable through scenic backroads via Phonecia.

The house is equipped with a crib, child's twin, high chair, and a jogging stroller, a child's bike seat, children's bikes, a baby swing and toys.

We're a short bike ride from the 330-year-old village of High Falls and ten minutes from the college town of New Paltz and Stone Ridge. Explore the area's charming historic towns, old stone homes, antique stores and abundant restaurants. There are also multiple bars, wineries in the area plus great antiquing, cafes, shopping, yoga centers, a climbing gym, movie theater.

We can direct you to local Historic sights in the immediate vicinity and surrounding Hudson Valley. And tip you off about our favorite farmer's markets to boot.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Caroline Bollinger (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Caroline Bollinger

I'm a former magazine editor and my husband is a professor of mathematics at New York City College of Technology. We live in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with our boys, 6 & 9--which we love (the neighborhood I mean--oh and the kids too). But we appreciate our urban life all the more because we can get away. When in High Falls, we turn the gang loose and let them collect bugs; build labyrinths in the woods and roam the Preserve on their bikes. We hope (and believe!) you'll love our getaway as much as we do.

Caroline Bollinger purchased this house in 2006

Why Caroline Bollinger chose High Falls

We became attached to the area in 1999, when we started traveling up together for a day of rock climbing. Two years later we were scouring local real estate ads. We looked for 22 months and were about to throw in the towel when we stumbled on the contemporary low-maintenance home we'd been seeking. It felt secluded, yet close to the preserve and friends in High Falls, New Paltz and Rosendale. So in spring of 2006 we purchased our place ONE CLOVEWOOD.

What makes this house unique

We like the comfort, openness and easiness of this house. It's hidden enough to feel like a weekend retreat. Yet it provides central access to all that we love in the area.

We come up with the kids to hike, bike, swim, fish, cook and relax and bbq with friends. The area offers so much of natures best that it's often hard to believe it's just 2 hours from NYC. Our giant tulip trees are home to orioles, finches and woodpeckers and owls. Our land also offers habitat to deer, woodchucks, frogs, a red fox--and one time even a black bear, to say nothing of our neighbors' free-ranging chickens! The house sits on several acres (as do others in the area), and the quiet is a nice antidote to the bustle of city life. Biking from the cliffs in the preserve back to our house, is a family favorite, there are carriage trails and gravel roads for all but about 1/4 mile. The hike to Bonticou is another must do.

We pick apples and pumpkins in the fall and let the kids get lost in the corn mazes and hay mazes at markets like the Wallkill, Jenkins and Calder Family Farm. Golfers will find a 9-hole course at Mohonk and 18 holes down the street at the Stone Dock Golf Course. Tennis players can play on a spectacular clay court with a view at Mohonk. There's also ample antiquing and even a vineyard.

We love to ski at Plattekill in winter. It's 15 minutes further than Hunter or Belleayre but we cherish the down home, old-school vibe. (It's hassle free and there's a great bar to boot!). My boys also love to ice skate up at Mohonk.

We take out-of-town guests to the DIA in Beacon, the FDR house and Vanderbilt mansions. We've also done cruises down the Hudson and trips to Red Hook and Hudson for antiques. And don't even get me started on the culinary scene. (Foodies: if you want info--just ask!)

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Custom Comfort Gunks Retreat with Friends or Family
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High Falls Hudson Valley
Woodmere, New York
5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our stay at the house and would recommend it highly. The house was clean and comfortable and it was close to great hiking and beautiful views. We were a party of 7 inckuding a 2 1/2 year old toddler and we were all perfectly comfortable. There was plenty of roomin the backyard to play ball and we particularly enjoyed making a camp fire by the fire pit. We would absolutely come back for our next end of summer getaway.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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High Falls Hudson Valley
Denver, Colorado, USA
5

Wonderful Setting

  • 5 of 5
The house was clean and beautiful with comfortable furniture and a well-equipped kitchen. The deck porch was spacious and the fire pit in the back provided a nice place to spend the evening. The resident doe and fawn and robin's nest with hatchlings were bonuses.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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High Falls Hudson Valley
oklahoma city, OK
4

Highfalls Visit

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed an upper state NY experience. Neither of us had ever traveled in that part of the country. Your house is well supplied with the needed kitchen and outdoor equipment and it is extremely well located for exploring.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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High Falls Hudson Valley
Summit NJ
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
The house was perfect for our needs and so homely. Very spacious and exactly as describes and as the photos depicted. Caroline was so accommodating in our booking of her home and in making sure we had everything we needed. We really enjoyed being there, there is so much to do in the area, just glorious for hiking, biking, exploring New Paltz and the other quaint towns. We very much hope to rent it another time to fit more in and explore some of the wonderful recommendations that Caroline puts together for her guests. It was lovely to be able to borrow two kids bikes (there were adults bikes too but we had our own). Our kids played on the swing, played ping-pong, used the kids boardgames and it was lovely to have the Apple TV facility for them to watch a movie on in the evening. Would highly recommend this property. Very conveniently located to Mohonk Mountain House and other attractions. Kitchen was really well equipped and everything was immaculate and clean.
Thanks for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Victoria! I think (hope!) she means the house was homey...not homely :)
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New York
5

The Perfect R&R Spot

The Perfect R&R Spot
  • 5 of 5
Our group of 7 just returned from a weekend away at this house and we had such a great time. The house is nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. A true home away from home. Though we are all professional 30 something's, the house is well equipped for children with plenty of toys and games. The owners provided everything we could possibly need from spices in the fully stocked kitchen to a stock of paper towels and toilet paper that most houses we've rented in the past neglect. We filled our days/nights by using the charcoal grill and fire pit in the backyard, bikes in the garage, and outdoor swings. The real indoor fireplace was a real treat and we ended every night with one. It was also so close to Mohonk and other trails that our only regret was that our stay was too short! The location is quiet and secluded but close enough to town to grab a bite to eat and explore New Paltz . It is also a beautiful drive to the property. We hope to come back in the Spring because waiting till next fall is simply too long to wait for another relaxing weekend away like the one we just had! Thank you for letting us stay!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NY, NY
5

Lovely, comfy home

  • 5 of 5
We were fortunate enough to get this house due to a last minute cancellation. The place is tastefully decorated and super kid-friendly which was great since we had two toddlers. It's also in a fantastic area (close to New Paltz) and very peaceful. High Falls is also a cute little town to explore as well. Would love to go visit again. Just make sure to use GPS when locating the house because the streets are not clearly marked.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Stewart
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Adirondack Trailways, bus NewPaltz-Port Auth
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Belle Ayr
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Stone Dock
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Northern Spy
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Minnewaska
Nearest Point of Interest
Emmanuel's
Nearest Point of Interest
Jack's Deli in New Paltz
Nearest Point of Interest
Mohonk Mountain House
Nearest Point of Interest
Coxing/split rock
Nearest Point of Interest
Trapps Parking lots
Nearest Point of Interest
Beso and 36 Main
Nearest Point of Interest
Wallkill View Farm Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Rock and Snow
Nearest Point of Interest
Davenports
Car: necessary

We love the convenient access to all the hiking/biking trails, swimming and rock climbing in Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park. We also enjoy a bountiful selection of local food--both farmer's markets and restaurants and visiting the local towns on both sides of the Hudson.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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High Falls House Rental Rates

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Fall rates
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$310
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 4.5%
Notes We can do tented outdoor weddings and/or rehearsal dinners! Please contact owner for details.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

High Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bathroom on the main floor has a shower with white tile to the ceiling; the upstairs bath has a bathtub with white tile to the ceiling. Each has a vanity with one sink and several drawers. Note: we've prioritized comfy beds and bedrooms, living room, kitchen and nice outdoor space, over bathrooms, so they are not fancy, but they are clean,- and functional. And on our to-do list for future!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , *the 4th queen bed is in the basement
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (2) Child Beds--up to age 8 (1), Baby Cribs (1) There is one guest room with goose down comforter and full bath on the ground floor. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms one of which contains a small-sized twin as well as a queen and another full bath. The 4th queen is in the basement. The queen bed is new with plush 100% goose down comforter. There are also two newly purchased twin beds with down comforters in the back nook. The room is also open to the ping pong table, piano & Bonzini foosball table.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
The house is extremely silent and protected and surrounded by trees, lawn and lovely manicured gardens.
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