|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Located between the Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains, Blackberry Barn's unique architecture features a beautifully preserved turn-of-the-century barn renovated into lofted living and sleeping spaces.
The Barn is minutes from Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park, and a quick drive from New Paltz, Rosendale, High Falls, Woodstock, and Stone Ridge.
This beautiful area offers access to excellent outdoor activities and has many great restaurants, galleries, and shopping. The Gunks feature some of the best rock climbing in the country.
Blackberry Barn sleeps six, and is available year-round at reasonable rates.
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We look forward to hearing from you!
Keywords: Cabin, Barn, Rural, Unique, Rustic, Artistic, loft
This property has been in our family since 1969. When our family bought the Barn it was literally a barn. All the renovations were done by our parents in the 1970s; our father is a carpenter and did all the work himself. We spent summers and weekends at the Barn growing up, and now bring our own children there! Antique stained glass windows have been installed in the lofted second floor, and were all salvaged from brownstones in Harlem and Park Slope in the 1970s and the huge fireplace was hand built by a local artist.
We have been renting Blackberry Barn to guests on a short term basis for 3 years now and many people have made the Barn a part of their own traditions. We welcome you to come spend some time at the barn! Its a special spot and we are sure you'll leave relaxed and rejuvenated!
Quiet nights by the fire, hot chocolate, fine food, fine conversation, and the happiness of love both old and new.
I can't find the right words to explain how happy and lucky we felt to have found the Blueberry Barn. We've been living in New York for 6 years and I can easily say that this was one of the best get-aways we ever did. Everything was so great (except for the smell of the tap water) that I almost want to keep this treasure to myself and not tell anyone.
Rachel, thank you for having us - we hope to be back very soon.
My two friends and I came up to Blackberry barn the last weekend in June. We had a wonderful time, the area is incredibly rural and scenic. We primarily came to visit Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska which are about a 30 minute drive through gorgeous protected preserves and parkland. The pond and canoe are adorable and we couldn't help but put in and paddle around in circles upon arrival. The home is spacious and tastefully appointed with lots of hardwood pieces and not tacky ikea garbage. You could tell from all the books, records and little details that the owners of the house are cultured people. The kitchen had everything we could possibly want, as well as a closet stocked with outdoors and barbecue equipment. The fireplace is huge and even during 95 degree days the well-ventilated house was cool enough to have a fire indoors. Everything was clean and tidy, including all linens adn towels. The property manager Brinton was very attentive and when we had trouble figuring out how to use the stove after our late arrival he was there first thing in the morning to show us how to use it. Our summer visit was superb and we look forward to another hopefully. However with all the rich wood and fireplace we were already scheming for a winter visit. This is the perfect place to get away from the city stress and grind and truly unwind in nature.
This past weekend I stayed at the house with 5 other friends. Though the profile says it sleeps 6, two of us had to sleep on a very uncomfortable futon on the third floor. We were advised of the critters who live in the roof before our arrival, but being city girls, we didn't realize that they would wake us up before dawn with their scurrying around.
Aside from the lack of decent sleeping accommodations for all 6 of us, we were also disappointed by the musty/mildewy smell of the house, a constant stream of bugs through the kitchen, and only 5 chairs that we could pull up to the table- for the sixth person we had to take turns sitting on a stool or in a kids chair. We called the property manager to see if we could get some more chairs so we could all eat and play games comfortably, but never received a call back. I realize that this rental house was a barn, but for the price we paid I expected it to be a very clean and comfortable place to spend the weekend.
As for the outside, where we spent most of our waking hours due to asthma and the mildew, there were 6 chairs and a table, but 2 of the chairs didn't have seats, and a third broke when one of my friends sat on it, and the lovely pond and canoe didn't work out for us either because there was a hole in the bottom of the canoe.
All in all we were really disappointed in the house, especially considering how much we paid to rent it.
I surprised my boyfriend with a trip to Blackberry Barn for Christmas. We had a great time! Being from NYC, the barn felt like a totally different world. It was nice to trade in the usual Blackberry Bold for the Blackberry Barn for a few days.
Unfortunately, it wasn't the right season to enjoy most of the activities. I wish we could have seen the horses, BBQ'd outside, played in the pond, explored the area more, etc. All of the local farms were closed for the season. However, we were perfectly happy to stay in and hang out by the fire. There were plenty of kitchen supplies to make some nice meals. The barn was super clean, but the water is a bit funky. It has a sulfur smell and some black sediment at times. But, if you stock up on bottled water like they suggest, it's not a big deal. There's a gas station/convenience store just down the road, so it's very easy to pick up basics at the last minute.
We never let the record player stop spinning. Selection is very 70s-80s. Would have loved more Beatles, Stones, etc. Our dog loved having so much room to run outside, and even tried "ice skating" on the frozen pond. We would love to come back with friends in the warmer months to enjoy the activities. Although the 3 rooms are mostly separate, these are close quarters, so couples shouldn't expect much privacy time if sharing the barn with others.
Overall had a great time and a pleasant interaction with the owners/caretakers. Go stay at the barn and relaaaxxxxx.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning||$75 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.