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Charming, rustic-chic Barn in prime Hudson Valley location

Bruna De Araujo

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, portuguese
Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Bruna De Araujo

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2015
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Charming, rustic-chic Barn in prime Hudson Valley location

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Tivoli Barn Rental Photos and Description

Loft-like Barn, sleeps 6-8, 2 full bathrooms & outdoor shower (May-Oct

***Exciting News!***

We are beyond thrilled to tell you the Barn has a brand new *full* second bathroom. It features handsome bronze oil rubbed fixtures, a vintage apothecary mirror and a shower covered in white hex tiles including a special design, "the hex family" made by my 5 year old. Our kitchen also got an upgrade and we now have a beautiful reclaimed barn wood entryway. Everything designed & built by your co-host, my talented hubby, Andrew and his crew.

The Barn in Tivoli is a super cozy & unique home for your country pleasure. It's an easy 5-minute walk to the charming Hudson Valley village of Tivoli where you can enjoy farm-to-table restaurants, the bakery, the coffee shop that serves brunch all day, the whiskey bar, the yarn shop, the theater etc.

Five beds sleep up to 8 guests. Wood Burning Stove / Piano / Back Deck with Outdoor Shower / Yoga Deck / Pond / Stream / A 4 acres retreat!

Please continue reading below for the full Barn description so you know what to expect.

The Barn is not ideal for elders and is not baby or kid proofed although many families do choose to stay and love it here.

Dog Fee: $50. Please inquire about your dog with weight and breed.

Super special romantic price for couples for *week nights*. 3 nights minimum.

The Barn is to be enjoyed by the number of booked guests. No visitors.


3 nights for any booking made over 1 month in advance.

3-4 nights for Holidays

7 nights in August (our weeks run Friday to Friday)

To get last minute 2 night availability and other specials please sign up to my private list via our website, (the button is a bit hidden on the top left of the homepage.)


New York Magazine // The Barn is recommended as the place to stay for a Hudson Valley Bespoke Getaway

Kinfolk Magazine // Recommends a stay at the Barn when visiting the Hudson Valley.

For stunning images, campfire cooking recipes and other fun stuff made at the Barn, search the Kinfolk website for The Barn in Tivoli.


Unique four season rustic barn, with open, loft-like floor plan. Lovingly renovated with the work of numerous local artisans, surrounded by gardens and green, a 4-acre oasis with pond, stream, small yoga deck, 3 fire pits and extra large picnic table.

It heats with a highly efficient wood burning stove. We provide the wood. The first load is neatly stacked inside for your convenience.

In the Summer the Barn cools down with 2 window ACs and you cool down at the spacious, private outdoor shower while gazing at the trees and sky.

The Barn is a fun, charming, rustic shelter and provides a totally unique experience for friends and family. It's a communal space that brings people closer together. 'It was like a a big sleepover' says one of our illustrious guests.


The Barn sleeps 6 to 8 guests in 5 beds; 1 king, 2 queens and 2 twins. The 5 beds are distributed in 3 different levels; ground, second floor and loft.

IMPORTANT // The Barn is a loft and bedrooms are not separated by doors. They do have privacy curtains and their own cozy nooks. The Barn has 1 bathroom with a claw foot tub with shower hook-up and an outside shower from May to October.


Nook by the piano: thick queen futon mattress on wooden frame. This bed can be used for sleeping or as a day bed.


King Nook // Brand new plush king coil mattress on wooden bed frame. Organic sheets.

Twin Trundle Nook // Metal trundle bed with coil mattresses. Great for kids or couples as one of the beds can either be left low or raised to match the regular height. Organic sheets.


Three queen futon mattresses stacked on the floor for extra comfort. Organic sheets. View of the creek.


Rustic kitchen nicely equipped for your cooking pleasure. Plates, cups, mugs, utensils & pans included. Nothing too fancy. Sub-Zero fridge, convection oven, cooktop, large sink. No dishwasher.

We also have a brand new grill on the deck just outside the kitchen. Guests have also used the fire pit to cook corm, potato, meats and 'smores.


Rustic bathroom with claw foot tub with shower hookup, sink, toilet, mirror, toiletries. Bath towels provided. Bring your creek/outdoor towels.


We have a spacious dressing room (enclosed by curtains) with a large mirror and a steamer. I created this room thinking of all the guests who come to the Barn to attend weddings in the area.


All sorts of books - I can't even explain what we have on our bookshelf. I am sure you will find something curious. Enjoy it on the hammock in the Summer or by the wood burning stove in the Winter.


Brand new, fun & colorful seating and dinning for summer cookouts! Large gas grill and fire pit are your outdoor cooking options.


Open May to October

Wonderful, spacious, private shower on the deck! In the summer you might find yourself taking multiple showers throughout the day!

PROPERTY / 4 acres

If you walk along the creek you will get to two different spots where you can access the water. One spot has a pebble beach with a deep spot where you can dip in. The other entrance has a small wooden platform ideal for meditating, practicing yoga or just watching nature.

The property also features a pond where we have placed a beautiful custom cedar table. Feel free to head down there for a picnic!


-Loft Barn

-Heats with an efficient wood burning stove

-Cools off with 2 window mounted ACs

-On site parking for 6 cars

-Reliable WIFI

-2 sound systems with easy iPod hookup

-Piano (somewhat tuned)

-Flat screen TV with DVD (no cable or regular channels)

-Claw foot tub with shower hook-up

-Organic linens

-Towels & toiletries provided

-Furnished back deck with seating and dining table (Apr-Oct)

-Private outdoor shower (Apr-Oct)

-Large gas grill

-Outdoor fire pit

-Picnic table by the pond

-Private dippin' hole on the stream

-Private yoga deck on the stream


Tivoli is one of the hidden gems of the Hudson Valley and an easy 5 minute walk from the Barn!

It serves a big portion of the Bard University population - students & professors are often seen walking around the village at the coffee shop and bakery. Tivoli is also home many young families who moved up from NYC + BK and old residents including world famous artists.

Tivoli is a tiny village, friendly & quaint. It's centrally located between Rhinebeck and Hudson with Germantown and Red Hook along the way. It's an awesome spot to explore the Mid-Hudson Valley - from farms to old mansions, from antiquing to watching cabaret at the Spiegeltent or high-end performances at the Frank Gehry Performing Arts Center. Visit Olana, catch experimental music at the Basilica Hudson and take a look at the future MAI building (Marina Abramovic Institute). Not to mention all the wonderful dining experiences all the way from Rhinebeck to Hudson.

For the adventurous guests we have Tivoli Bays (multiple entrances close to us) for kayaking, paddle boarding, bike riding or just a hike on your own two feet.

So, if you fall in love with it all, get a job at Etsy and move here! Yeah, it's a pretty amazing area.

I also love that Tivoli has one of each amenity and they are all worth checking out; remember, it's a 5 minute walk!

Murray's Coffee Shop / Restaurant with patio

Tivoli Bakery / hmmm, chocolate brioches...

The Corner / delicious Farm to Table food in a modern setting

Pan Zur / A romantic & fancy tapa's inspired restaurant & wine bar with porch

Santa Fé / Mexican restaurant with porch

Osaka / affordable Sushi

Luna 61 / Vegetarian with vegan treats and patio

A yarn shop

A bead shop

Tangent Theater / don't miss the NewVember New Plays Festival

Tivoli Gallery

Kaatsbaan / a Dance performance space

Traghaven / nothing better then a pub within walking distance

oh and not 1 but 2 beauty/massage parlors (by appointment only).


05 min to Bard College / Bard Waterfall Frank Gehry Performing Art Center / Spiegeltent in the Summer / Tivoli Bays

10 min to Germantown

10 min to Red Hook

18 min to Rhinebeck

18 min to Hudson

30 min to Omega Institue


The closest public transportation is the Amtrak to the the quaint Rhinecliff train station. It's a convenient, beautiful and quick ride (1:30 to 1:45) up the Hudson River. Tivoli has a local cab service which will bring you to the Barn for around $25.

In the Summer, Captain Jerome will sail you from the Rhinecliff station to the dock in Tivoli. Yeah, it's amazing and special!

The closest supermarket and farm stands are about a 10 minute car ride or closer. If you do not want to bring your car you can always catch a ride with the Tivoli Car Service.

You will receive detailed info about the area upon booking.


Once you book you will receive a simple agreement. The booking is complete once I receive the signed agreement back with the names of all guests.

I will then send you a welcome email with driving directions, our complete BARN MANUAL and a link to our map of local restaurants, farms, coffee shops, shopping, skiing etc.


Please read the full Barn Description and be positive that it works for your group! The refund policy is strict.

Here are a few house rules:

1. Maximum of 8 guests - no day visitors. Photo/video shoots, art projects, birthday dinners, parties, weddings or any other kind of gathering where more then the booked number of guests would come must be negotiated with us at the time of booking and carry an extra fee. Fee depends on the type of gathering.

No surprises please!

2. Do not bring your dog, kids or babies without inquiring first

3. No smoking

4. Please remove your outside shoes on the second floor

5. Please compost

6. Please respect check-out time and follow the check-out procedure.

7. Please read the manual and share these rules with the other guests.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruna De Araujo (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2015

About Bruna De Araujo

My husband, our 5 year old and I live across the driveway. It is our pleasure to share this land with our guests!

I am a photo and video editor who came to NYC from Brazil in 1998. My husband is a designer & builder of all things sustainable at Ecosystems Brand. Fourteen years and a child later we felt the urge to return to the best things of our childhood; space, trees, clean air, birds & bees and farm fresh wonderfulness! So we moved up to the magical mid-husdon valley.

Bruna De Araujo purchased this barn in 2012

Why Bruna De Araujo chose Tivoli

At the very beginning of our relationship, my husband and I, rented the Barn together with four other close friends. We fell in love with the place as we fell for each other.

He then came to spend a winter at the Barn going through his old sketchbooks and looking into the future. We got married and had a child. Brooklyn was lacking what we were dreaming of and with perfect timing we received an email about the property's sale.

We looked at each other and agreed, let's buy it, and we did in April 2012.

What makes this barn unique

Rustic charm, comfort, warmth and relaxation.

The Barn is located in the heart of Dutchess County with Rhinebeck 18 min south and Hudson 18 min north. Bard is a 5 minute drive, the Village of Tivoli is a 5 minute walk.

Omega Institute is 30 minutes away.

The Hudson River with views of the Catskills is a 10 min bike ride.

The creek with the private swimming hole and yoga deck make our spot truly magnificent! Read a book by the pond under the shade of the catalpa tree, watch and hear the birds and take in the summer sun energy.

Life is good at the Barn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This converted barn is the perfect getaway for city-folk.

The open layout, outdoor deck, full kitchen with grill, sound system, etc. make for a great place to work, relax with friends, or even have a little barbecue and dance party. Atmosphere is easy going, comfy-cozy. Barn sleeps up to 8 people so it's great for couples, families or a small gathering of friends.

There's also plenty of privacy. Five acres of of beautiful, lush greenery and even a secluded swimming hole and waterfall.

A weekend isn't enough - planning for an extended stay end of this summer!"

Review taken from
Jun 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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based on 13 traveler reviews

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Charming, rustic-chic Barn in prime Hudson Valley location
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Barn in Tivoli was absolute perfection. From the moment you walk through the door, the Barn transports you into a timeless world of peace and magic. Bruna and Andrew were warm and completely accommodating. We will be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

THE Perfact Vacation ever?

  • 5 of 5

this is very bueatful place! me and my husband and my mom with our two dogs stay for two nights.just so relax.will come back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Amazing time at a beautiful barn.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend at the Barn at Tivoli. The space is beautiful - cozy fires, hot cider, campfires, walks through the great foliage. We also visited last summer, and had just as great a time wading through the stream and enjoying the breezes blowing through the big barn windows. Andrew and Bruna (and Luca!) are generous hosts who love their space and want to make sure you're comfortable and happy. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Awesome serene getaway at the Barn!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 6 week old son, and I recently came up to the Barn for a little getaway from city life. We loved it! The barn is so warm, welcoming, and cozy. We had a wonderful time tromping through the snow, walking to town, and just sitting by the fire and enjoying some quiet time together. The barn is beautifully decorated, with a nice hang out space downstairs with a great wood stove and large open yet separate sleeping areas upstairs. We highly recommend the Barn for a serene country getaway. fabulous experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City

Love the Tivoli Barn!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the barn! Very well set up...super cute and cozy.

Bruna and Andrew were really accommodating and sweet. I look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Haven, CT 06511

Awesome rustic barn in middle of Catskills

  • 5 of 5

This barn far exceeded our expectations - very comfortable with a wood-burning fireplace, and some very classy decorations on the wall (as well as art for sale). Small kitchen but with just enough space to do some real cooking. The bathroom is simply a gem, with a clawfoot tub. And there's an outdoor shower and three fire pits on the grounds, which my dog loved running around. This place is so conveniently located, a short walk into town but with almost no traffic or noise. And the hosts are very personable. Only thing lacking might be a sofa in the upstairs and some Adirondack chairs for the back deck!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Since your stay, we have acquired comfy sitting for the upstairs, a dining and sitting set for the back deck and added a couple chairs, in addition to the benches, to the fire pit. We love upgrading the Barn and do it often! The kitchen has also expanded, gotten a brand new set of cooking pans and other special items. Plus the main bed upstairs just got a brand new plush, king mattress. Here's a correction on our location: the Barn is *not* located in the Catskills. Tivoli is in the Hudson Valley which looks at the Catskill Mountains on the other side of the river. I usually recommend a visit to its many attractions for guests who stay a week or longer. Hope to see you and your family in the future!


Bard College
Lucky Chocolates
Miss Lucy's Kitchen
Bread Alone Bakery
Gigi Market
Taste Budd's Chocolate Cafe
Le Petit Bistro
Panzur Restaurant & Wine Bar
Tangent Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Luna 61 - Kathleen's Pick
Nearest Point of Interest
Swimming Hole in Claykill Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
River access with view of Catskills, 20 minute walk from Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Excellent playground, pick up basketball games
Nearest Point of Interest
The Black Swan, great divey bar with live music
Nearest Point of Interest
Osaka Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail head to leisurely walk thru open meadows with Catskill
Nearest Point of Interest
Tivoli Bread Company, great pastry and coffee, garlic baguet
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

The Barn is located between the lovely Rhinebeck shops & restaurants and Hudson's antique stores and surrounded by wineries and farms where you can pick your own fresh strawberries, your vegetables or buy them off the many farm stands close to us and choose your bottle of wine.

We are also 30 minutes away from Omega Institute.


Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Tivoli Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May Week Nights
May 17 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
July 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
August 2015
Jul 31 2015 - Sep 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes **All weekend bookings over 4 weeks before arrival date require a 3 night minimum.
**Holidays have a 3-4 night minimum depending on holiday.
**August has a 1 week stay minimum

**No day guests/visitors.

**Parties, weddings, gatherings of any kind, film or photo shoots need to be discussed prior and hold appropriate fees and contracts.

Please send me an email with all the known details about your event so I can consider the request.

Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Tivoli Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Wonderful, enclosed shower on the deck
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Brand new bathroom on the ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft Nook - 1 queen , Triple layer futon mattresses on the floor. Organic sheets.
    Piano Nook - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom nook enclosed by curtains.
    King Nook - 1 king , Super plush king mattress, organic sheets. First floor.
    Twin Nook - 2 twin/ single , Right next to the King Nook, organic sheets, coil mattresses
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property is surrounded by a creek on 2 sides. We have access to it at 2 different points. One has a swimming hole where you can soak in the refreshing water and the other has a deck where 4 people can put down their mats and practice yoga or bring their meditation pillows. Very private. These are truly magical spots and 2 of the property's highlights. We also have a piano, three fire-pits in addition to the wood burning stove. The property offers privacy, yet it is a 5-minute walk to outstanding Tivoli restaurants, the post-office, library, bakery and coffee shop.

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