You will be pleasantly surprised in this genuine & massive log home (4,000 sq ft living space) w/ very modern ,artsy & bright setting. The interior is decorated w/ modern , one of a kind, & custom made furniture. 85 mile north (from midtown Lincoln Tunnel) of Manhattan (apx. 1.5 hour drive from Lincoln Tunnel) 11 mile south of New Paltz main street. View of Minnewaska, in the middle of cow farms (all black Angus, and grass grazed cows, Majestic Farm & more), & horse farms (famous 90 yr old 'Blue chip farm' covering over a thousand acre). Great for small groups (bikers, cyclists, writers, musicians & family gatherings) Across from famous 250 year old 'Audrey's Farm House Bed & Breakfast.'
Activities: Year-round activities either indoor or outdoor. Biking or motor cycle ride on scenic Route 7 / Route 44/55
7 min. drive north to Rail trail starting from Shawangunk to High Falls, for walking & bicycling 5 min. drive west to Minnewaska park for hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, canoe/kayaking, cross country skiing,..15 min. drive north to famous Mohonk House (dining, horse back riding, ice skating, etc) 15 min. drive north to main street New Paltz for fine dining, antiquing, 9 hole golf course overlooking beautiful mountain ridge & great French restaurant 'Locust Tree'. 20 min. drive west to hang gliding & 18 golf course in Ellenville. Many stable in area for horseback riding 7 min. drive north to Gardiner for skydiving, parasailing 40 min. drive south to Woodbury for shopping 1 hour drive north to Belleayre, Hunter & Windham ski slope 35 min. drive southeast to Dia center in Beacon for world renowned contemporary art center
Amenities: This log home has wood pallet burning stove, in 24 ft ceiling & lofty living room w/ 55'-in TV screen w/ dish network. additional flat screen TV in kitchen for complete entertainment. Blue Ray DVD player. Wireless Internet access. Customized metal framed huge mirror & metal bench, Lounge chair & ottoman
5 ft x 14 ft Danish work table w/ wheels for many people for fine dining. 'Steele Case' leather covered dining chairs.
Decorated w/mega size famous local artist's abstract paintings, photographs &
more, throughout the house. Great for art lovers. Modern & bright kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances,
dishwasher for sure. plates, glasses, ... fully equipped.
Large 5 bedrooms (1 bedroom is den/office with pull out queens sofa bed) sleep 10 or more people. Sleeping around furnace is real cozy.1 king bed in master bed, 3 Queen , 1 full mattress & huge plush living room carpet for extra unwanted guests. Air condition during hot summer.
We had a great time at this big house. Near hiking, cute towns. Thanks!!
This house is perfect for 10-12 people. It is so nice inside, the interior is just so cozy, and the living room is absolutely perfect. We had a beautiful group dinner Saturday night at the massive dining table. We all laid so comfortably on the couch and rug, I can't even imagine how cozy this house would be in the winter. There are 5 bedrooms (the one caveat is the 5th has a futon that isn't too comfortable, and a 2'x2' window into the kitchen area, which can easily be covered for privacy). There is plenty of room for an aero bed in the living room, downstairs bedroom or master bedroom, and the living room couch comfortably sleeps one person, maybe two. The town pool was great. It was super clean, and there was plenty of grass to lie on and picnic.
The grill is clean and new, the porch area is comfortable and has a great view of a pond and woods. It is extremely serene. The neighbors are not so close, so it is fairly secluded.
There are 4 bedrooms upstairs, 3 normal sized ones that share a bathroom, and a HUGE master with private bathroom and walk-in closet. Downstairs there is the room with the pullout bed that also has a bathroom to itself.
The ONLY minor complaint we had was that there is an old projection tv in the living room, so we couldn't hook up ps4 or watch blurays in hd, which would have been nice for a long relaxing weekend like the one we had.
I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to get away with a group, and we plan on renting this house again in the near future.
I'll start by saying that reserving the house from the owner was very simple. My emails were answered promptly and we were able to book this place for the weekend with ease.
This is a wonderful house to rent out for a weekend. We came up with a dozen guys from NYC and were all very pleased with the accommodations. We were able to pick up our 12th guy from the Poughkeepsie station which was pretty close to the house. There is also a paintball field twenty minutes from the house called Paintball Sports NY which was a lot of fun.
The house was very clean when we got there. The deck is nice and looks out into some grassy fields. However, the one issue I had with the view in the back was that it looked out onto a pond that is covered in algae and sadly had two detergent bottles floating on the surface. Otherwise, the place is really pleasant and quaint. The grill worked perfectly and the kitchen was stocked with dishes, pots, and pans for our use.
There is a nicely sized front lawn for games and a basketball hoop in the driveway too. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to go upstate with a bunch of family and friends for a weekend getaway!
This is a wonderful, large property in a great location for hiking and cultural activities, but the house needs better maintenance and attention from the owner.
1. This is actually 4 bedrooms. The 5th bedroom is a pull out sofa in the downstairs game room, which is open to the kitchen, so not very private.
2. The dining table could seat 12, but there are only 7 chairs, leaving other guests to perch on counter high stools from the kitchen.
3. The owner provided one bath towel per guest. No hand towels, wash cloths, bath mats, or dish towels.
4. In the kitchen, several outlets don't work, the stove is hard to light (probably the burners need a good cleaning), the warming drawer doesn't work, the ice maker doesn't work and there are no ice cube trays for the freezer. When we arrived, there was a rotten banana in a bag in the kitchen and several of the serving bowls in the cabinet were crusted with old food.
5. Several light bulbs were out and the batteries in some of the remotes for the entertainment center were dead. There were no replacement light bulbs or batteries in the house. The sash cords in many of the downstairs windows are broken.
6. The deck is lovely but looks out on two ponds completely covered with green algae.
There was a major plumbing problem when we stayed. The owner certainly could not have predicted this and took steps to deal with it right away. But he never acknowledged the inconvenience of having only limited water for 24 hours (no showers, cooking or dish washing) or the time we spent waiting for the plumber Friday night (we finally ordered in pizza) and then following the plumber's directions for refilling the system until the next morning (a process that unfortunately did not solve the problem). A thank you and/or an apology would have been appropriate.
With some work and better customer service, this could be a 5-star property, but it's not at this time.
I rented this property for the weekend to celebrate a 30th birthday. We drove from NYC, looking to escape from the city and take in some fresh air. We had about 12 adults and stayed for two nights. We found we had plenty of room to hang out and play games in the great room (love the wood stove), to all eat together at the long table, and for our sleeping arrangements we had space for everyone to rest comfortably.
The property has some great deck space, a propane grill for cooking and plenty of kitchenware as well. There are some games and puzzles at the house, a foosball table and a good stereo, as well as it being very uniquely decorated. There are also some hiking trails about 30 minutes from the house if you want to get out for the day.
A friend of mine recommended this house and I was very pleased with our stay. Michael was responsive and helpful throughout the rental process. I would highly recommend this property for people of all ages. Overall a fantastic property. Hopefully we will be getting back there soon!
This home was perfect for our family. We had a 2 year old, a 6 year old, and a 10 year old with us and we were all comfortable with plenty of space to find a quiet nap, gather together for dinner at the fabulous long table,or play trivia, etc in the great room. We had a professional chef in our group and he was able to create amazing meals in the kitchen. Great memories made here. Thanks to Michael for being very helpful with meeting our needs.
Other Activities: rock climbing
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1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
*** Jan. 5 - April 20 :
$490 /nt for up to 4 guest
min 2 nts stay
*** May1 - May 31 and Sept, 20 - Dec. 15
$550 / nt up to 4 guest
min 2 nts stay
*** June 1 - Sept 20,
$625 /nt up to 4 guests
2 nts min. stay
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Add'l $50 /person, nt for add'l 6-10 guests