Do not hesitate
Submitted: January 13, 2013
Stayed: November 2012
Me and my boyfriend spent one week here in november, during the stay I celebrated my 30th birthday. We could not have chosen a better place, the house had all we could wish for and more. Super-storm Sandy had hit New York just a few days earlier and coming all the way from Sweden we were a bit worried at first. We had frequent contact with Sterrett during the days prior to our flight and she helped us with everything we needed to know, so it all went very well.
For us this was the perfect location, close enough to make it to NYC over the day, 5 min to a great food store, cafés and restaurants but still very quiet and in the countryside. We were impressed with Sterretts job on the house, it was very tastefully done both inside and outside. We are both architects and quite picky! The equipment in bathroom and kitchen is all good quality and the furniture and decorations in the house are interesting and well-picked. Sitting out on the porch in the morning sun watching the squirrels was a great way to start the day. In bad weather thick carpet in front of the the gas fireplace was just perfect.
There is a lot to explore in the area, we enjoyed many of the small towns such as New Paltz, which is close by, and Rhinebeck on the other side of Hudson. We spent one day at the spa in Mohonk Mountain House (10-15 min) and had a lovely walk around the lake where it is situated. We would also recommend you to go up in the Catskills and search for the location of the former resort Catskill Mountain House. The view from the spot where the hotel once was is stunning. Say no more, just go there. You can find directions in Tim Mulligans guidebook to the Hudson Valley, among other great things.
Do not hesitate to choose the carriage house, wether you are escaping the city for a few days, or if you are interested in visiting one of the most diverse regions in the states for some longer, this is a great place.
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