INCREDIBLE MOUNTAINTOP ESCAPE

Diane Westerback

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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INCREDIBLE MOUNTAINTOP ESCAPE

New Paltz House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Fall is the most beautiful time of year here.

Connect with friends and family while sipping coffee on the porch and watching for deer, wild turkeys or humming birds. Share some of the fruits of our garden and cook in the fully equipped kitchen or grill on the porch after hiking, touring or just hanging out in hammock. Play air hockey in the attic or games or do a puzzle. Later, warm up by the wood stove, with a glass of wine or a book, get the chill out in the hot tub or roast s'mores in the fire pit in the garden and see more stars than you ever have. There are so many choices. . .

Historic Dutch colonial home located 2 doors from the Stone Church situated on 2+ acres of lawn with native species gardens, a firepit and a hot tub that seats 6. Near wine trails, hiking trails and Sam's Point Preserve. 45 minutes to New Paltz, 10 minutes to Ellenville or Pine Bush for shopping or dining.

Ideal for relaxation, family time and visits with good friends.

Beautiful fall foliage with many hiking choices at your doorstep -- later you can retire . . .by the fire or warm up in the hot tub.

Keywords: country house

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
Diane Westerback (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Incredible Mountaintop Escape
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
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New Paltz Hudson Valley
4

Great family home

  • 4 of 5
This house was charming and very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need. The owners have done a wonderful job with the outdoor space.The porch and deck are a well done and provide a beautiful view of the valley. It is so peaceful and pretty! For even more amazing views walk up to the Stone Church! We even scheduled a full moon (costs a bit extra but worth it) so the evening at the fire pit was perfect. The owner provided lots of info about restaurants and activities, which was very helpful when you are unfamiliar with the area. It helped a lot with our planning. The hiking at nearby Sam's preserve, was very nice.I would recommend the home to families or a group of friends who just want a relaxing getaway.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the house as much as we do. It is also great to hear that you enjoyed our writeups on local activities etc. We love to share the enjoyment and are happy to answer any questions on things to do in the area.
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Incredible Mountaintop Escape
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New Paltz Hudson Valley
4

Great family home

  • 4 of 5
This house was charming and very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need. The owners have done a wonderful job with the outdoor space.The porch and deck are a well done and provide a beautiful view of the valley. It is so peaceful and pretty! For even more amazing views walk up to the Stone Church! We even scheduled a full moon (costs a bit extra but worth it) so the evening at the fire pit was perfect. The owner provided lots of info about restaurants and activities, which was very helpful when you are unfamiliar with the area. It helped a lot with our planning. The hiking at nearby Sam's preserve, was very nice.I would recommend the home to families or a group of friends who just want a relaxing getaway.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Mountaintop Escape
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New Paltz Hudson Valley
5

Great

  • 5 of 5
our stay in cragsmoor was absolutely wonderful from the preserve hiking trails to hot tub in the porch or the wonderful interior we couldn't have asked for a better stay.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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New Paltz Hudson Valley
Albany, NY
5

Blue heaven

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at this property with some old friends last weekend and it was fantastic. The property is perfect for the peaceful retreat we were looking for. A huge bonus I didn't even know about until my stay was the Stone Church & arch, which can be seen from the end of the driveway. We walked over there several times to enjoy the view and snap some photos. The hottub was wonderful to relax in and catch up with friends. It eas clean and hot when we arrived. Having breakfast and coffee on the huge new bottom deck was incredible. I wish i could start every day enjoying the fall foliage, the warm sun and the peaceful silence. We played a murder mystery game throughout the weekend; the house was a great size for such an activity. The bed in the master bedroom was the most comfortable thing I've ever slept in! We made many delicious meals in the kitchen, carved pumpkins by the firepit on the side of the house by day and made s'mores by night. We had a warm fire in the living room most evenings. The yellow tomatoes in the garden were delicious; lots of offerings! Diane is quite the horticulturist! The hammock in the back yard was a great place for a heart-to-heart between two friends who don't get to catch up often enough! Diane was very thorough in her directions, plus there were sign reminders throughout the house. I was nervous we might disturb the apartment dwellers nearby, but we didn't have any issues there. The only issue we had was $50 taken out of our deposit because there was some grease on the deck by the grill(I blame the men). I thought we did a thorough job of cleaning, but I neglected to check the grill area. It's not a big deal, but if you want your whole deposit back I'd suggest double checking every area of the house(and there are a lot!!!) Diane gave us a lot of great suggestions for restaurants and activities in the area, which was really helpful.
Thanks for letting us stay & for being attentive and accessible before, during and after our stay; we will definitely consider this property for our next gathering.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 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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New Paltz Hudson Valley
Massachusetts
5

Weekend with the Family

  • 5 of 5
Amazing views! Hot tub! Huge backyard! This is our second stay at this house for a cousin's weekend. We were 3 families (6 adults, 6 kids) and 5 of the 6 kids were five and under.
The house is spacious and accommodating. The owners' description is spot on. They are responsive, easy to reach, and provide extensive information about the nuances of the house and local activities. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen has all the equipment you would need to cook all your meals.
We recommend visiting the Sam's Point preserve for a fantastic view (get there early on weekends--they are not kidding about the parking lot filling up). You can also just walk out of the house and turn right to see the view from the Stone Church--spectacular. The backyard is perfect for little kids to burn some energy, and the huge porch is a great vantage point for the parents. We recommend you unwind after the kids are sleeping in the hot tub on the porch looking at the star and meteors. Downtown New Paltz is fun (about 50 minutes) and, for kids, in the fall Kelder's Farm in Kerhonkson is a place to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. They have many kids activities (they have an all inclusive bracelet (and the kids can bounce on the inflatable pillow for hours) in addition a pick your own. One consideration is that many Hudson Valley attractions are short (20 minute) to medium (50 minute) drives, but I emphasize consideration (not downside).
I highly recommend this particular house to families with kids of all ages and for multi-family vacations.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Incredible Mountaintop Escape
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p408890vb
+1 917 968-1873
New Paltz Hudson Valley
4

A large and comfortable house in a beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5
Our group loved our stay in Cragsmoor. We went on a cycling trip and the area did not disappoint. There are tons of quiet country roads in the area to explore and many swimming holes to stop off at to cool down. The house is on quite a high hill - really exciting to ride down, but challenging to ride up. Amazing views to be had at the stone church down the road. The hiking at the ice caves at Sam's Point preserve is a must-see as well.

The nearby town of Elenville has a great Mexican restaurant called Gaby's. Get the fresh guacamole.

The house was very well set up and comfortable. The owners were very easy to work with and very accommodating. There's a brand new enormous deck with a grill, hot tub and chairs. There are apple trees in the back with lots of deer that come by to snack.

All in all the house was amazing. The only surprise was the people who live on the property above the garage. They were only there a little bit and we didn't feel intruded upon, but it did take away from the sense of isolation that we were looking for by having other people around from time to time.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have installed some privacy screens around the new deck. However, tenant you encountered is no longer living there. The new tenant is very quiet, keeps to himself and is usually not home on weekends. Generally you will not cross paths.
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Stoney Brae
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Belleayre, Hunter, Windam
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stoney Brae
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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New Paltz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Follage
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 27 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.5%
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmed and assume 8 people.
Pets are subject to approval and an additional charge.
Wedding Parties/Gatherings including non-renters have a surcharge
Sheets are provided.
Towel laundering fee is optional. If not elected you must wash and dry our towels or provide your own.
Cleaning is included.
Payment by Check/electronic check is preferred.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

New Paltz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom First Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot Tub with Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom Second Floor - shower , toilet , Stall Shower, Sink and Toilet
    Exterior Shower near Hot Tub - shower , Coming when the weather gets warm
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom Green 2nd Floor - 1 double
    Yellow Bedroom - 2nd Floor - 1 double , Room for a Crib/Mattress
    Master Bedroom - Blue - 1 king , Double Room - Room for Portable Crib/Matress
    Yankee Room - 2nd Floor - 1 twin/ single , Converted Office / Nursary
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 double , First Floor Bedroom
    Open Attic - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , L Shape Open Area. Trundle Bed & Pull out Couch
  • Five Bedrooms with doors: King size beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1) Open Attic with open staircase (no door or bathroom) with (1) Pull out couch in attic + twin (2) trundle bed
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hot air ballooning
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
firepit, exercise alcove, board games and puzzles
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