|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
We get a lot of inquiries about how close we are to West Point and actually the property is 40 miles away. West Point is near Highland Falls and this property is outside High Falls, 15 minutes from New Paltz.
This is a wonderful 3 BDR country house set on 10 acres near the historic villages of High Falls and Stone Ridge. I feel in love with it over 20 years ago, seeing it each day as I lived just up the road. When it became available it was a project I jumped on, stripping it back to it's original mouldings, wood floor and fireplaces. Although the house is not fancy, formal, or ornate, it has the tangible feel of a comfortable country house you can really live in. The light is great in every room, and the layout inviting. It is just minutes down the same scenic country road from the famous Mohonk Mountain House, a national historic landmark hotel and spa. Trailheads into the 8,000 acre Mohonk Preserve, New York's largest nonprofit nature preserve, are minutes from the door. Minnewaska State Park with 21,000 acres of protected wilderness, carriage roads, trails, lakes, and waterfalls, is a short drive away. Just cut through 'The Clove', an old Dutch name for the stunning valley now mostly owned by the Nature Conservancy and the Mohonk Preserve and you will have access to yet more trailheads! The house is an easy 90 minute drive from NYC to New Paltz, then through 'The Gunks', a world class rock climbing and hiking area. This is the cream of the Hudson Valley at its very best! Come soak up some of the Hudson Valley's rich history, explore local wineries, shop at family farm stands, poke around in antique shops, or sample the local fare in restaurants and watering holes in one of the surrounding towns.
A SPECIAL NOTE: We do not host large special gatherings, parties of any kind, weddings or movie shoots.
This historic 1840s house, after an extensive recent renovation, has become a comfortable year-round vacation home, full of historic charm and character. It has three spacious bedrooms with 2 king beds and one queen, all with memory foam mattress toppers, and white linens. The master bedroom has its own private, tiled bath and deep soaking tub. The second shared bath also has a deep soaking tub. All the bedrooms have central air-conditioning. The kitchen is outfitted with what most cooks might need. If its not there we will try to get it for you! The rustic wooden farm table in the dining room is a fabulous gathering spot for a memorable meal. A collection of comfortable upholstered lounge chairs and sofas in the living room are centered around a wood burning fireplace and ringed by the original, beautiful old lead glass windows that invite looking out over the lawns and meadow.
Other amenities include outdoor seating and dining options on the two porches. The front porch has a large Moroccan mosaic table and chairs just off the kitchen for outdoor meals as well as a stainless steel Weber gas grill. The back porch with rocking chairs and a wicker couch overlooks the meadow towards the Rondout Creek and Catskill Mountains. There is WIFI thoughout and a flat-screen Sony TV with Apple TV and NetFlix. Check-out the large game cupboard with something entertaining for all ages.The basement has a fully equipped laundry room.
Check-in is after 4 pm and check-out is by 11 am unless otherwise arranged with the owner.
There is also a one bedroom, 1000 square foot Carriage House with kitchen on site, which can be seen and reserved by visiting listing #929151 on HomeAway and #381193 on VRBO. It has its own separate driveway entrance but is on the same 10 acres down hill from the house. It can be rented in tandem with the house or on its own.
We were lucky to be able to purchase this house from a family that had owned it for over 50 years. I am first of all a painter but have found myself over the years building or renovating, something I truly enjoy. My husband is a writer and also is director of a graduate program in NYC.
Sterrett Smith purchased this house in 2011
We made the critical decision years ago to move to the Hudson Valley in order to have the space we needed for our large library and painting studio as well as land for a vegetable garden and fruit trees. High Falls is an easy drive from NYC which was a necessity for us. The area is home to many artists who have an active relationship with the city. It is also the source of water for NYC and therefore much of the land is protected or is part of the geologically unique 25,000 acres in the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park.
What an amazing place!! My sisters and I along with our small daughters had an amazing time running around the area and heading into NYC. This house was so welcoming to come home to each evening. Especially when it would start to snow, we felt like we went back in time, quiet, peaceful & beautiful! The beds were so comfortable, then there was the woodstove, I just can't say enough!!! The town of High Falls was quaint and still had everything we could possibly need. The owner was so helpful & quick to respond in any situation!! I would definitely recommend this property!
Went with a group of moms who wanted to have a "girls weekend" free of husbands and children. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the house. It is immaculately kept and large enough to have plenty of room to sit around chatting, eating, and drinking wine by the fire. It is a short drive to the Mohonk Mountain Spa. There is a full service kitchen to prepare any type of meal. Truly a gem!
We had an amazing stay at the Carriage House. It was so cosy and warm with everything you could possibly need. Sterrett was so helpful and friendly , nothing was too much trouble and she was very concerned over our wellbeing which was very nice. We would highly recommend this property. Clive & lisa from England .
This house was perfect. Clean, beautiful decor and with all the amenities you could ever need. The beds and pillows were all so comfy, our group of 5 woke up every morning commenting on how it was the best sleep we've had in ages. Close to good restaurants and cute shops. And the owner was so kind and offered great information on the area. I can't recommend this property enough. You can't go wrong here. We are all bookmarking this one for future getaways. Plus it is a quick and easy drive from NYC.
I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to stay here. The house was absolutely beautiful, and the furnishings and amenities made it feel just like home. The fireplace was a particularly cozy feature. Overall a wonderful experience.
My husband and I have stayed at this beautiful house so many times I've lost count, we consider it our place in the country. Sterret has an amazing eye for decor, the house is decorated beautifully! The kitchen is gourmet! The beds are super comfy cozy with soft sheets and towels. The house is immaculate! In the spring there in nothing like sitting on the back porch during a rain storm or winter playing scrabble by the fire. Sterret is a very gracious host, never far if you need a thing and quick to reply if you have a question. She is also good for a chat if you're lucky enough to cross paths on your visit. We simply love this house, the hiking near by, farmers markets, antiquing, small towns and neighbors....perfection!!!!
The Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park with their over 25,000 acres of geologically unique land are within minutes from the property. The 'Gunks', one of the most important rock climbing sites in North America, is on the Shawangunk Ridge, just up the road a few miles. This rural area is known for its historic villages with their vintage shops, antique stores, restaurants and farm stands. All this is just 90 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and NYC.
Other Activities: rock climbing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
|Extra person||$25 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Notes||All holidays are charged at the weekend rate and some holidays have minimum stay requirements.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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